Blockchain Barges into Insurance via IBM, AIG

IBM helps AIG create a cross-country, multi-party international risk policy tailored to use blockchain’s security and trust. InformationWeek: Cloud Related Posts:Review: SaltStack shifts devops into high gearHow IBM wants to bring blockchain from Bitcoin to your data centerWind River uses virtualization to turn M2M into IoTIDG Contributor Network: Adventuring into the unknown with REI and […] Read more »

Review: SaltStack shifts devops into high gear

The only sane and efficient way to manage a large numbers of servers—or even a few dozen, if they change often—is through automation. Automation tools have to be learned and mastered, so they exact a significant up-front cost, but they dramatically reduce the administrative burden in the long run. Perhaps most important, they provide a […] Read more »

Wind River uses virtualization to turn M2M into IoT

Wind River, an IoT software division of Intel, wants to help industrial users bring their legacy machine-to-machine systems into the age of open source and cloud computing. On Tuesday, it introduced software to virtualize industrial applications at the edge of the network, letting enterprises gradually migrate from older M2M technology to modern systems that give […] Read more »

IDG Contributor Network: Adventuring into the unknown with REI and CRM

REI Adventures is the division of the REI outdoor equipment cooperative that is focused on offering customers adventures across the globe. The company, which has been around for almost 30 years, offers adventures to every continent. Across 170 itineraries it offers everything from hiking to cycling, paddling to trekking. Both traditional single-activity event and multi-sport […] Read more »

Trainline Tosses Exadata, Takes Oracle Into The Cloud

Trainline migrates to the cloud, takes Oracle database applications with it for performance faster than Exadata’s. InformationWeek: Cloud Related Posts:Oracle settles with ex-worker over alleged fiddling of cloud accountsOracle settles with ex-worker over alleged fiddling of cloud accountsOracle settles with ex-worker over alleged fiddling of cloud accountsOracle outlines plans to take on Amazon in cloudVMware-AWS […] Read more »

VMware-AWS deal could push more companies into the cloud

The cloud partnership AWS and VMware announced Thursday makes Amazon’s public cloud even more attractive for enterprises by letting them take the popular virtualization platform with them. The appropriately named VMware Cloud on AWS , announced at a press conference in San Francisco, will bring cloud-optimized versions of vSphere, VSAN and NSX software to the […] Read more »

ManagedMethods brings shadow IT and shadow data into the light

This column is available in a weekly newsletter called IT Best Practices.  Click here to subscribe.   At the recent Gartner Security & Risk Management Summit, Gartner VP Neil MacDonald spoke about the technology trends for 2016 that provide the most effective business support and risk management. Cloud Access Security Brokers (CASBs) are number one […] Read more »

VMware-AWS deal could drive more companies into the cloud

The cloud partnership AWS and VMware announced Thursday makes Amazon’s public cloud even more attractive for enterprises by letting them take the popular virtualization platform with them. The appropriately named VMware Cloud on AWS , announced at a press conference in San Francisco, will bring cloud-optimized versions of vSphere, VSAN and NSX software to the […] Read more »

MIT is dragging hard-wired network chips into the agile era

Cloud computing is changing the demands on networks more quickly than ever. Now researchers say it’s possible to program routers all the way down to their packet-forwarding chips in the quest to keep up. Researchers from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and five other organizations have found a way to make data-center routers more programmable […] Read more »

IBM and Cisco will make Watson into a virtual workmate

Watson might schedule your meetings someday if a partnership between IBM and Cisco Systems bears the fruit they’re hoping for. In the meantime, the companies hope to save employees from some of the meaningless tasks they have to carry out just to work with their colleagues. IBM’s Verse email platform and Connections collaboration suite are […] Read more »

ContainerX steps into the limelight with a new container platform for enterprises

Enterprises interested in tapping container technology now have a brand-new option for managing it: ContainerX, a multitenant container-as-a-service platform for both Linux and Windows. Launched into beta last November by a team of engineers from Microsoft, VMware and Citrix, the service became generally available in both free and paid versions on Thursday. Promising an all-in-one […] Read more »

Amazon brings Microsoft users into AWS with Active Directory service

Amazon has launched an AWS Directory Service for Active Directory, a fully managed implementation of Microsoft’s authentication and user management service. Using Active Directory in Amazon’s cloud will enable companies to bring applications including SQL Server, SharePoint and custom applications built with .NET onto AWS. That’s useful for businesses trying to move into the cloud […] Read more »

Amazon brings Microsoft users into AWS with Active Directory service

Amazon has launched an AWS Directory Service for Active Directory, a fully-managed implementation of Microsoft’s authentication and user management service. Using Active Directory in Amazon’s cloud will enable companies to bring applications including SQL Server, SharePoint, and custom applications built with .Net onto AWS. That’s useful for businesses trying to move into the cloud from […] Read more »

Amazon brings Microsoft users into AWS with Active Directory service

Amazon has launched an AWS Directory Service for Active Directory, a fully-managed implementation of Microsoft’s authentication and user management service. Using Active Directory in Amazon’s cloud will enable companies to bring applications including SQL Server, SharePoint and custom applications built with .NET onto AWS. That’s useful for businesses trying to move into the cloud from […] Read more »

How to push security earlier into the dev process

A new crop of products is emerging that aim to implant security best practices and compliance checks as early and often as possible when new infrastructure is spun up in the cloud or when new applications are launched in a rapid development environment. The idea behind these products is that security should be incorporated into […] Read more »

Red Hat dives further into DevOps with Ansible buy

Red Hat will acquire IT automation software provider Ansible in a bid to bolster the tools it can offer enterprises for managing hybrid cloud environments through DevOps and other initiatives. The deal is expected to close this month. Terms were not disclosed, but at least one report suggests a purchase price above $ 100 million. […] Read more »

Red Hat dives further into DevOps with Ansible buy

Red Hat will acquire IT automation software provider Ansible in a bid to bolster the tools it can offer enterprises for managing hybrid cloud environments through DevOps and other initiatives. The deal is expected to close this month. Terms were not disclosed, but at least one report suggests a purchase price above $ 100 million. […] Read more »

Keynote to Merge into Dynatrace

Boston, MA (PRWEB) June 17, 2015 Digital Performance software company Dynatrace, today announced that Keynote is becoming part of Dynatrace, creating the most advanced user experience and behavior monitoring business in the world. This strategic move strengthens Dynatrace’s market position as the premier digital performance management solution provider, offering a unique and comprehensive set of […] Read more »