IDG Contributor Network: Docker rolls out an orchestration engine. Because what customers want, customers get

Ever since it became obvious that Docker was onto something pretty special, there have been questions about how the company would parlay its rapidly increasing venture-backed valuation into monetization and, by extension, what that would mean for the significant ecosystem of third-party software vendors and service providers that Docker has built around its eponymously named […] Read more »

IDG Contributor Network: Cloud: The engine of the omni-channel customer experience

In a recent conversation, I was asked what I felt was the driving force behind the technology innovations disrupting businesses across the globe. Expecting some sort of a cloud computing-centric answer, my inquirer was surprised when I answered “time.” Although cloud is certainly the engine underpinning many tech advancements, the driving force is the conservation of […] Read more »

Get ready to meet Kudu, a new, open-source storage engine from Cloudera

An open-source storage engine called Kudu could soon be on the way from Cloudera, offering a new alternative for companies with big data stores to manage. Kudu will be offered as an alternative to the popular Hadoop Distributed File System and the Hadoop-oriented HBase NoSQL database, according to a VentureBeat report, which cited a slide […] Read more »

Google Compute Engine adds bigger VMs, autoscaling

Google Compute Engine, the company’s IaaS cloud computing offering, got a face-lift today with the announcement that new autoscaling features and 32-core VMs would be available to the general public. Autoscaler, according to an official blog post, is the same system that Google itself uses to dynamically scale the number of VMs being used by […] Read more »

Google Container Engine: Could it be evil?

Google Container Engine is finally out of beta. The search-engine-cum-advertising-broker is also all about that containerization. But is Google’s use of open-source projects such as Docker and Kubernetes entirely unselfish? Or will proprietary Google “enhancements” lock you in? In IT Blogwatch, bloggers float away, dreaming of simple devops. Not to mention: This airline doesn’t understand […] Read more »