Docker Enterprise now runs Windows and Linux in one cluster

With the newest Docker Enterprise Edition, you can now have Docker clusters composed of nodes running different operating systems. Three of the key OSes supported by Docker—Windows, Linux, and IBM System Z—can run applications side by side in the same cluster, all orchestrated by a common mechanism. [ What is Docker? Linux containers explained. | […] Read more »

IDG Contributor Network: Must-have features for enterprise VoIP

If your company has 100+ users and is in the market for a hosted VoIP phone system, be careful. Remember the scene in the movie Tommy Boy, “Fat Guy in a Little Coat”? You don’t want your company’s new phone system to feel like this. You won’t hear it from the salespeople [collective gasp] but […] Read more »

IDG Contributor Network: How SaaS abandonment is killing your enterprise bottom line

Ten years ago every company bought enterprise software, often in abundance. Today, 96% of organizations have now shelved some or all of it. While buying software is daunting, it is essential for competing in increasingly sophisticated industries. The right software stack can give companies a competitive advantage, and because it is so much easier to […] Read more »

Microsoft’s DNA storage tech may fit in an enterprise

Microsoft has apparently firmed up its plans for a DNA-based storage device that it expects to be commercially available within about three years. The software giant originally unveiled its research into DNA as an archival storage medium last year; it described the technology being able to store the amount of data in “a big data […] Read more »

Open Source in the Enterprise: Challenges and Myths

Open source is all the rage, but isn’t exactly easy to adopt. An Interop ITX speaker offers some tips. InformationWeek: Cloud Related Posts:5 Open Source companies to watch in 201727 Open Source DevOps Tools In 7 Easy BitesOpen source tool manages AWS Lambda appsSamsung Open Source IoT Platform Aims to Bridge Connected Devices GapIBM Strengthens […] Read more »

Google Cloud Polishes Its Appeal To Enterprise

At its Next conference in San Francisco. Google outlined some of the ways it is using a $ 30-billion investment to increase its footprint in the enterprise cloud sector. InformationWeek: Cloud Related Posts:Google Cloud Search helps enterprise users find data quicklyGoogle cloud chief on tackling the enterpriseGoogle hires VMware co-founder as cloud chief, aims for […] Read more »

IDG Contributor Network: Docker draws distinctions between enterprise and community editions

Docker Inc., the company known for popularizing the concept of containers, is refining its business model and product portfolio by ‘containerizing’ Docker. The company has renamed the Docker Commercially Supported (CS) edition to the Docker Enterprise Edition (EE). It’s also changing the name of Docker Engine to Docker Community Edition. But renaming isn’t the only […] Read more »

‘Meet’ Google’s new videoconferencing service for the enterprise

Google appears to have accidentally revealed its new group videoconferencing service for businesses on Tuesday, a week before a big user conference. The service, called Meet, appears to be its offering for businesses that want to do group meetings over the Internet. According to a saved iOS App Store listing captured by AppAnnie, it will […] Read more »

Cisco unveils Hierarchy of Needs for the digital enterprise

The European edition of Cisco Live took place this week in Berlin, which is a fitting location given the amount of innovation happening in that city right now. If you ever find yourself in Berlin, be sure to check out Cisco’s Open Berlin innovation center where inventive start-ups are building and showcasing solutions that run […] Read more »

Google Cloud Search helps enterprise users find data quickly

Google is wooing enterprise customers with the forthcoming launch of a service that will let employees find information they need from multiple sources. Cloud Search is a new service that will allow users to find content from their company email, cloud storage and directory. Directory lookup provides users not only with their colleagues’ contact details, […] Read more »

Cisco, HPE led $88B enterprise infrastructure market in ’16, Synergy says

Despite more and more companies outsourcing workloads to the public cloud, legacy technology stalwarts Cisco and HPE remain the most popular enterprise infrastructure vendors, new estimates from Synergy Research suggest. Synergy tracked enterprise infrastructure spending across seven categories for the 12 months leading up to the end of Q3 2016: Data center servers; switches & […] Read more »

AWS touts new enterprise workload magnet

Amazon Web Services recently announced a new Managed Services product for its public cloud that aims to ease migration of legacy enterprise applications to that cloud. AWS Managed Services is a series of infrastructure operations management tools meant to provide ongoing management, support, monitoring and security of an AWS cloud environment. It’s delivered jointly by […] Read more »

At AWS, ‘Enterprise Strategy’ Consists Of Helping Migrations

Head of Enterprise Strategy Stephen Orban describes how AWS will try to assist more enterprise workloads in a move to the cloud. InformationWeek: Cloud Related Posts:Six IT Talent Priorities for a Digital StrategyDocker Enterprise now runs Windows and Linux in one clusterIDG Contributor Network: Must-have features for enterprise VoIPIDG Contributor Network: How SaaS abandonment is […] Read more »

2016’s top trends in enterprise computing: Containers, bots, A.I. and more

It’s been a year of change in the enterprise software market. SaaS providers are fighting to compete with one another, machine learning is becoming a reality for businesses at a larger scale, and containers are growing in popularity. Here are some of the top trends from 2016 that we’ll likely still be talking about next […] Read more »

Google Makes Machine Learning Available To Enterprise IT

At its machine learning event, Google put on a display of APIs for use in automated image analysis and categorization — and for the translation of 103 languages. The company joins AWS and Microsoft in offering more of these services through the cloud. InformationWeek: Cloud Related Posts:Nervana’s cloud platform makes deep learning more widely availableGoogle […] Read more »

As Dell and HPE revamp, Lenovo sets sights on enterprise cloud servers

The cloud — both on-premise and off-premise — is transforming servers and data centers, and many companies are getting vendors to customize hardware for specific cloud-based workloads. Lenovo wants a bigger chunk of that market and is working toward offering custom-built converged servers targeted at specific tasks. The company is also looking for a larger opportunity […] Read more »

OpenText to buy Dell EMC’s enterprise content division

Canadian enterprise information management vendor OpenText has agreed to buy Dell Technologies’ EMC enterprise content division for $ 1.62 billion in a deal that, the companies say, will allow them to focus on their core missions. The acquisition of the “highly profitable” Dell EMC Enterprise Content Division will allow OpenText to expand its related services […] Read more »

IDG Contributor Network: Can enterprise IT seem like a good deal again?

A few weeks ago, I sat on a panel hosted by CenturyLink on sustainability and efficiency in IT. At CenturyLink’s sunny Irvine, California, data center my co-panelists gathered ahead of going on stage and on camera. One of the panelists remarked that enterprise IT was dying—dying—slowly dying. But I believe this characterization is too broadly […] Read more »

Containers plant a flag in the enterprise

Containers are finally making their way into the real world. According to a survey out this week from Nginx, 20 percent of respondents say they use containers in production, and one-third of the respondents run containers for more than 80 percent of workloads. Both developments are huge. I see this in my world as well, […] Read more »

Google cloud chief on tackling the enterprise

SAN FRANCISCO — Google is looking to strategically tackle the enterprise cloud market by open sourcing some of its internal technologies, embracing a multiplatform design principle and setting what it thinks are reasonable expectations for what its customers should move into the public cloud. The company hopes to continue making strides in the crowded market, […] Read more »

Mobile App Development Gets Enterprise Friendly Boost

The enterprise mobile app market is booming. JAMF, IBM, MobileIron, and VMware — along with more than 60 partners — aim to help mobile developers make their apps more enterprise friendly and maintainable. Here’s what their community approach can mean for your business. InformationWeek: Cloud Related Posts:Microsoft Updates HDInsight, Kafka Training Gets A Boost: Big […] Read more »

Blockchain, its new rival, and their future in the enterprise

Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies are already starting to shake up the financial services industry. They have also got entrepreneurs thinking about other applications for the blockchain technology that underlies them, including ones that address various processes inside non-financial companies such as contracts, audits and shipping. The digital signatures that certify each transaction and the distributed, write-only […] Read more »

IBM, Apple Deliver 100-Plus Enterprise iOS Apps

IBM announces that its partnership with Apple has yielded more than 100 IBM MobileFirst for iOS apps. InformationWeek: Cloud Related Posts:Apple iWork Refresh Updates iOS 9, OS X 10.11 AppsApple Reportedly Fires Engineer After Daughter Posts iPhone X Video'Anemic' iPhone 8 demand drags Apple shares lowerLatest Apple Park Drone Footage Shows Basketball and Tennis CourtsThis […] Read more »

Microsoft, HP Enterprise Revive Partnership With Cloud

HP and Microsoft were close associates in the early Windows era and the Azure cloud may bring them together again. InformationWeek: Cloud Related Posts:Microsoft and HP reveal more details about cloud partnershipMicrosoft rumor: Company to reorganize cloud computing divisionMicrosoft rumor: Company to reorganize cloud computing divisionMicrosoft rumor: Company to reorganize cloud computing divisionLeaked Microsoft document […] Read more »

IDG Contributor Network: Why enterprise DevOps will make IT organizations and CIOs relevant

Digital business is changing the competitive environment; the proliferation of startups created by highly qualified unemployed seniors and entrepreneurs, the increasing adoption of cloud which reduces IT cost and the Internet of Things substituting traditional services with digital services are forcing business lines (BL) to opt for new paradigms. Market responsiveness achieved through flexible IT environments […] Read more »

Google hires VMware co-founder as cloud chief, aims for enterprise adoption

VMware co-founder Diane Greene will oversee all of Google’s cloud businesses, including its Cloud Platform and Apps productivity suite, the company announced Thursday.  Greene, who has been on the company’s board of directors for three years, took the position as the technology giant agreed to acquire Bebop, a stealthy startup that she co-founded. In a […] Read more »

Meet the real architects of tomorrow’s enterprise cloud

In the not-too-distant future, you’re going to hear a lot more about the CNCF (Cloud Native Computing Foundation). The brainchild of Craig McLuckie, product manager for Google Cloud Platform and founder of Google’s Kubernetes project, the CNCF will lead the development of a standardized, open source platform for managing next-gen enterprise clouds of Docker containers. Why […] Read more »

The state of enterprise cloud adoption in 2015

Consulting partners at the AWS re:Invent show talk with Network World about the rise of enterprise interest in cloud services, plus the most common and evolving use cases for the cloud. Computerworld Cloud Computing Related Posts:Google hires VMware co-founder as cloud chief, aims for enterprise adoptionGoogle Cloud Polishes Its Appeal To EnterpriseGoogle Cloud Search helps […] Read more »

Enterprise Growth Story: Cloud

Learn how one of the fastest-growing enterprise startups tapped into a new market using big data and the cloud to solve a hard problem. InfoWorld Cloud Computing Related Posts:Google Cloud Polishes Its Appeal To EnterpriseGoogle Cloud Search helps enterprise users find data quicklyCloud growth continues to boost Microsoft’s financialsCloud growth boosts Microsoft’s financialsThe enterprise wish-list […] Read more »