News Category: Cloud Computing

Nextcloud Box: A Cloud for your Office or Living Room

Nextcloud, in partnership with Canonical and WDLabs, has released a Raspberry Pi and Ubuntu Linux powered cloud server for your home or office. The Nextcloud Box is a secure, private, self-hosted cloud and Internet of Things (IoT) platform. It makes hosting a personal cloud simple and cost...
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Parity Check: Beware the Public Cloud Bandwagon

Unlike some other publications, we did not interpret McKinsey’s recently released ITaaS Cloud Survey findings as a ringing endorsement of the public cloud. Nay, the data doesn’t show that at all. Instead, the data shows that large enterprises have been playing catch-up. To determine how far along a...
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Oracle Takes On Amazon in Cloud Infrastructure

Oracle barely shows up on the charts of biggest IaaS providers. The vendor is looking to change that. Larry Ellison, Oracle's founder and CTO, announced the new services from the opening keynote at Oracle OpenWorld, the company's big customer conference, which kicked off Sunday. Read more at Light...
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Sam Ramji
Cloud Foundry's Sam Ramji said that open source software is a positive sum game in his keynote presentation at ApacheCon in Vancouver in May.

Everyone Wins With Open Source Software

As open source software matures and is used by more and more major corporations, it is becoming clear that the enterprise software game has changed. Sam Ramji, CEO of the Cloud Foundry Foundation, believes that open source software is a positive sum game, as reflected in his keynote at ApacheCon in...
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Hybrid Cloud Isn't Cloudy Enough, Suggests New Forrester Data

It hasn't been a good year for the private cloud, and the Forrester Wave for Global Public Cloud Platforms isn't going to make it any better. With Forresteracknowledging it had previously under-projected the torrid growth of public cloud spending—the new total 23% higher at $236 billion by 2020—the...
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Spark Comparison: AWS vs. GCP

There’s little doubt that cloud computing will play an important role in data science for the foreseeable future. The flexible, scalable, on-demand computing power available is an important resource, and as a result, there’s a lot of competition between the providers of this service. Two of the...
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Want to Work for a Cloud Company? Here's the Cream of the Crop

What do Asana, Greenhouse Software, WalkMe, Chef Software, and Sprout Social have in common? They’ve been deemed the very best privately held “cloud” companies to work for, according to new rankings compiled by Glassdoor and venture capital firm Battery Ventures. For “The 50 Highest Rated Private...
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Using Nano-Segmentation Apcera Looks to Bring Cloud Trust to Docker Container Deployment

Highly secure trusted cloud platform provider Apcera, Inc. today announced the release of its own approach to securely managing Docker containers in production at scale. The product is an enterprise-ready orchestration framework called the Apcera Trusted Cloud Platform and it is designed to address...
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John Willis
John Willis makes a point during a presentation at Open Networking Summit 2016.

What is DevOps? John Willis Explains

John Willis is an IT operations veteran of more than 35 years, and he has been a leader in the DevOps movement from the beginning. He is a co-host of the DevOps Cafe podcast, co-author of the upcoming DevOps Handbook, and Evangelist at Docker. You can find him presenting about DevOps, most likely...
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​Apache Libcloud: The Open-Source Cloud Library to Link All Clouds Together

Apache Libcloud, the leading cloud service interoperability library used by Amazon Web Services, Apache CloudStack, Google Cloud Platform, Microsoft Azure, OpenStack, and VMware, has finally reached 1.0 status. One of the great problems with cloud has always been interoperability. The Apache...
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