Topic: cloud computing

Survey: 70% of enterprises adopting Docker containers

As Docker and application container software become more widespread in deployment automation, enterprises are jumping on the bandwagon in droves. Docker automation startup StackEngine published the results of its inaugural “State of Containers” survey, polling 745 respondents in the enterprise virtualization and cloud computing space. The survey found that 70% of respondents’ organizations are either … continue reading

Ford’s new research center, new job opportunities at Oracle, and Internet Society’s approach to cyber security policy—SD Times news digest: Jan. 23, 2015

Ford is opening up a new Silicon Valley research center in order to advance development in mobility, autonomous vehicles, customer experience and Big Data. “This new research center shows Ford’s commitment to be part of the Silicon Valley innovation ecosystem—anticipating customers’ wants and needs, especially on connectivity, mobility and autonomous vehicles,” said Mark Fields, president … continue reading

Microsoft releases Bing Developer Assistant for Visual Studio, open-sources Project Orleans

Microsoft’s developer and open-source arms are busy this holiday season, with the company releasing Bing Developer Assistant for Visual Studio and open-sourcing Project Orleans, the cloud-computing framework behind much of Azure as well as the popular first-person shooter game Halo 4. The release-to-manufacturing version of Bing Developer Assistant, available as an extension for both Visual … continue reading

Zeichick’s Take: Is the best place for data on-prem or in the cloud? Ask your lawyer

Cloud-based storage is amazing. Simply amazing. That’s especially true when you are talking about data from end users that are accessing your applications via the public Internet. If you store data in your local data center, you have the best control over it. You can place it close to your application servers. You can amortize … continue reading

SD Times news digest: Sept. 12, 2014—HP to buy Eucalyptus, Microsoft expands support for middleware providers

HP acquires cloud startup Eucalyptus HP has revealed plans to buy cloud startup Eucalyptus Software, with Eucalyptus CEO Marten Mickos joining HP to manage the company’s cloud business. The deal is expected to close in the fourth fiscal quarter of 2014, and Reuters reported the acquisition will be for less than US$100 million. Eucalyptus offers … continue reading

SD Times news digest: August 21, 2014—VMware acquires CloudVolumes, FireEye reports Android SSL bugs, Facebook adds Oculus to bug bounty program

VMware acquires desktop application delivery startup CloudVolumes Cloud and virtualization software provider VMware has acquired CloudVolumes, a startup focused on desktop application delivery. CloudVolumes’ platform will enable VMware to build real-time application delivery tools across its end-user, datacenter and hybrid cloud platforms. CloudVolumes virtualizes application-management process above the OS, eliminating the need for virtual machine … continue reading

Developers see friendly things in Azure’s cloud

Things have changed since it was first released as a PaaS. Now Microsoft is (mostly) on par with Amazon’s EC2 … continue reading

Zeichick’s Take: Skynet didn’t take down Amazon Web Services

Problems with Amazon highlight that no system, not even cloud computing, is perfectly secure from mishaps … continue reading

VMware introduces Cloud Foundry to developers

The open-source platform-as-a-service can be run inside or outside of the firewall … continue reading

Private clouds go professional

Rackspace offers commercial support for OpenStack while Nimbula private cloud software enters general availability … continue reading

OpenStack’s Bexar cloud OS gets VM image registry

Updated release comes thanks to increased interest in businesses … continue reading

Electric Cloud looks to buttress private cloud development

ElectricCommander 3.8 gives enterprise software developers more tools; also, a survey reveals interest in private clouds … continue reading

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