ActiveState Brings Docker to Cloud Foundry — Trojan Horse?

June 17, 2014
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ActiveState has pioneered the use of Docker as an alternative container technology underneath Cloud Foundry by integrating it into its Stackato product.

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Interview with Marten Mickos, CEO of Eucalyptus

June 16, 2014
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CloudComputing

Our position that OpenStack is dead, both as a public cloud platform and as a private cloud platform, provoked a discussion with Eucalyptus CEO Marten Mickos about Eucalyptus’s role in the public cloud–hybrid cloud–private cloud continuum. Following is an edited transcript of our email interview with Mickos.

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News: SanDisk to Acquire Fusion-io

June 16, 2014
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DataCenterVirtualization

June 16, 2014 – Today, SanDisk agreed to acquire Fusion-io in an all-cash deal that values the data storage company at about $1.1 billion. SanDisk will fund the acquisition with cash held on its balance sheet, and it is expected that the deal will finalize in the company’s fiscal third quarter. Salt Lake City–based Fusion-io…

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Out of the Shadows: Is the Fear of Shadow IT Borne Out in Reality?

June 13, 2014
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CloudComputing

There has been a lot of hand-wringing in the past year or so about the threat of Shadow IT. By its very name, it sums up images of darkness, subterfuge, and illegality. But what exactly is meant by Shadow IT, and is it the threat we are led to believe?

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Recording User Session Activities — Or Not?

June 12, 2014
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ApplicationVirtualization

Numerous tools in the marketplace can monitor user activity within virtualized applications. Although tracking user activity may seem beneficial, especially within highly regulated industries, there are some pros and cons that should be considered.

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Does OpenStack Have a Future in the Private/Hybrid Cloud?

June 11, 2014
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ITasaService

A private/hybrid cloud management platform must offer a rich set of services, be easily implementable, and offer compatibility with public clouds. OpenStack fails in all of these dimensions and as such is destined to completely fail as a private or hybrid cloud offering. Therefore, OpenStack will fail as a private, hybrid, and public cloud offering.

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