From Googliness Comes Containers — and Kubernetes

June 19, 2014
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DataCenterVirtualization

Most companies screen for intelligence and experience in potential recruits, but Google also looks for “Googliness,” a mix of passion and drive that is difficult to define, but on the other hand can be pretty easy to spot. What Google has found is that these qualities often come intertwined with a desire to use technology…

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The Face of the New Backup

June 18, 2014
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VirtualizationBackup

Backup, disaster recovery, and business continuity have changed quite a bit over the years, and they will continue to change into the future as more capability, analytics, and functionality are added to the general family of data protection tools. As we launch ourselves into the clouds, we need to perhaps rethink how we do data…

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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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