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European Cloud Users Could Shun U.S. Cloud Services Altogether

Brian Proffitt | ReadWrite | October 6, 2013

Fed up with the continuing stream of news about U.S. intelligence efforts to monitor cloud services, valuable E.U. customers may just use their own local clouds Read More »

Gartner Executive Programs Survey of More Than 2,300 CIOs Reveals Many Are Unprepared For Digitalization: The Third Era Of Enterprise IT

Press Release | Gartner | January 14, 2014

Digitalization, the third era of enterprise IT, is beginning, but most CIOs do not feel prepared for this next era, according to a global survey of CIOs by Gartner, Inc.'s Executive Programs. The survey showed that many CIOs feel overwhelmed by the prospect of building digital leadership while renovating the core of IT infrastructure and capability for the digital future. [...] Read More »

Hackers Are Coming for Your Healthcare Records -- Here’s Why

Lucas Mearian | Computer World | June 30, 2016

Data stolen from a bank quickly becomes useless once the breach is discovered and passcodes are changed. But data from the healthcare industry, which includes both personal identities and medical histories, can live a lifetime. Cyberattacks will cost hospitals more than $305 billion over the next five years and one in 13 patients will have their data compromised by a hack, according to industry consultancy Accenture. And a study by the Brookings Institution predicts that one in four data breaches this year will hit the healthcare industry...

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How Containers and DevOps Transformed Duke University's IT Department

It's difficult, even in retrospect, to know which came first for us: containers or a shift towards DevOps culture. At Duke University's Office of Information Technology (OIT), we began looking at containers as a way to achieve higher density from the virtualized infrastructure used to host websites. Virtual machine (VM) sprawl had started to become a problem. We favored separating each client's website onto its own VM for both segregation and organization, but steady growth meant we were managing more servers than we could handle. As we looked for ways to lower management overhead and make better use of resources, Docker hit the news, and we began to experiment with containerization for our web applications...

HPC Research Custer Get Red Hat OpenStack Private Cloud

Anthony Adshead | Computer Weekly | January 14, 2016

EMedLab, a partnership of seven research and academic institutions, has built a private cloud 5.5PB high-performance computing (HPC) cluster with Red Hat Enterprise Linux OpenStack using Cinder block storage and IBM’s Spectrum Scale (formerly GPFS) parallel file system. The organisation rejected use of object storage – an emerging choice for very large capacity research data use cases – and also rejected use of the public cloud because of concerns over control and security of data...

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Lessons From AWS Part II: Is Open Source Lock-In Better?

Gabriel Lowy | Tech-Tonics | June 15, 2013

In Part I, I drew comparisons between AWS and Walmart, and emphasized differentiation as the key component to compete with the 800-pound cloud gorilla.  For over a decade, I have held that open source is the antidote to vendor lock-in and dis-innovation.  In Part II, I maintain that advocacy, but with a caveat... Read More »

NASA IG Reports Fundamental Challenges With Agency’s Cloud Adoption

Kyra Fussell | GovWin Network | August 13, 2013

As a pioneer in cloud computing, National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) established its Nebula cloud computing data center at Ames Research Center in 2009. Despite the agency’s position as an early adopter of cloud technology, a recent report from NASA’s Inspector General (IG) highlights fundamental governance and risk management issues that will impair the effectiveness of future cloud efforts. Read More »

Portability Challenges For Government Agencies Moving To Hybrid Clouds

Jeff Baxter | Computerworld | October 17, 2013

The inaugural IDC Government Insights report, released earlier this year, paints a revealing picture of how the U.S. Federal Government is spending and planning to spend information technology (IT) dollars on cloud solutions. Read More »

Red Hat Unleashes the Power of Linux Containers with Industry’s Broadest Solution Set

Press Release | Red Hat, Inc. | June 28, 2016

Red Hat, Inc., the world's leading provider of open source solutions, today announced the availability of the IT industry’s most comprehensive set of enterprise-grade Linux container solutions. Red Hat’s container portfolio spans nearly every application delivery need, from free development tools to a comprehensive container platform that integrates management, Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) and Containers-as-a-Service (CaaS). Addressing modernization of existing IT investments and innovation alike, Red Hat now enables customers to better leverage the full benefits of containerization with more secure, portable and consistent container-based solutions, supporting key open standards such as the Open Container Initiative (OCI) container format and Kubernetes orchestration...

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