Top 10 DevOps tools

Top 10 DevOps tools

A DevOps engineer who both develops code for an app and manages the infrastructure operations the app runs on requires tools geared for multiple aspects of the application lifecycle process. Here are the top 10 tools DevOps...

05/16/17

Why the Red Hat-Amazon partnership is a big deal in the cloud

Why the Red Hat-Amazon partnership is a big deal in the cloud

The company known for commercializing open source projects for the enterprise has parterned with the leading public IaaS cloud provider in move that will make it easier to build apps on premises and port them into the public cloud.

05/04/17

How Google and Amazon think about multi-cloud workloads

How Google and Amazon think about multi-cloud workloads

Google is willing and open to talking about customers using other vendor’s cloud products and services, including from their biggest rival, AWS.

04/27/17

Amazon's ambitious global cloud expansion plans

Amazon's ambitious global cloud expansion plans

Public IaaS cloud providers have been on a dizzying streak of announcing and opening new data centers to power their operations, and according to the CEO of Amazon Web Services Andy Jassy, that’s not expected to slow down any time...

04/25/17

Dunkin’ runs on AWS

Dunkin’ runs on AWS

As Dunkin' Donuts and Baskin-Robbins increasingly encourage customers to use mobile apps to pay and rack up rewards, the company needed a new hosting platfrom to deal with unexpected peaks in traffic, so it turned to Amazon Web...

04/20/17

Containers are growing up

Containers are growing up

Microsoft’s purchase of Deis shows that as container runtimes standardize, the real value is higher up the stack

04/12/17

The one thing you need to compete in cloud

New estimates out this week from Synergy Research suggest that in the cloud computing market the big are getting bigger, and that in order to compete in this market, scale is key.

04/11/17

Serverless computing in practice

When startup Alpha Vertex wanted to build a knowledge database that takes into account a wide variety of financial data, it turned to serverless computing and machine learning algorithms.

04/03/17

Free cloud storage buyer beware

Free cloud storage buyer beware

In the past two years, more than half of the reputible vendors we found offering free cloud storage have withdrawn or reduced their free cloud storage offering.

03/30/17

This augmented reality app will help you to furnish your home

This augmented reality app will help you to furnish your home

Will that new couch fit in my living room? In the old days you would have to break out a tape measure to see if furniture fits and what it would look like in the room. But thanks to advancements in augmented reality, you can now see...

03/27/17

Microsoft hit with second cloud disruption in two weeks

Microsoft hit with second cloud disruption in two weeks

A handful of hosted Microsoft services, including Office 365 SaaS apps, OneDrive cloud storage and xBox Live platforms experienced an outage on Tuesday into Wednesday, according Microsoft and services that track outages.

03/22/17

IBM’s bringing Watson to a whole bunch of new developer tools

IBM’s bringing Watson to a whole bunch of new developer tools

As IBM welcomes an estimated 20,000 developers, customers and partners to Las Vegas this week for its InterConnect conference, a running theme throughout the three-day show is providing application builders with cognitive and...

03/21/17

IBM + Red Hat = An open source hybrid cloud

IBM + Red Hat = An open source hybrid cloud

IBM Cloud and Red Hat OpenStack and storage teams are partnering to integrate their products and in doing so are creating a compelling hybrid offering for open source-minded customers.

03/20/17

Microsoft’s Azure cloud storage had a rough night

Microsoft’s Azure cloud storage had a rough night

On Wednesday night into the early morning hours of Thursday Microsoft reported that its Azure cloud customers had difficulty provisioning storage resources, including in its Eastern US region.

03/16/17

Cloud price wars are back on

Cloud price wars are back on

Last week Google announced Commited Use Discounts for its cloud. This week Amazon responded by making its cloud-based virtual machines more flexible. Cloud pricing wars are back on and vendors fight for enterprise business.

03/14/17

Network World Pi Day Challenge: How many digits of pi can you recite?

Network World Pi Day Challenge: How many digits of pi can you recite?

Happy Pi Day! Check out the video of our Network World Pi Day Challenge in which editors Brandon Butler and Keith Shaw compete to see who can recite the most digits of pi. Loser gets a pie in the face.

03/14/17

Female execs front and center at Google Cloud conference

Female execs front and center at Google Cloud conference

In an industry dominated by men, Google’s cloud conference is a refreshing change with four of eight executives showcased on the first day of the conference women. But diversity numbers show the industry still has a ways to go to even...

03/09/17

Cisco’s exam prices increase for first time in three years

Cisco’s exam prices increase for first time in three years

Cisco recently updated the pricing for its certification exams, raising them by between 10 and 20 percent.

03/07/17

Full text of Amazon’s post-mortem from its S3 cloud brownout

Full text of Amazon’s post-mortem from its S3 cloud brownout

An AWS engineer attempted to debug a small issue in Amazon's storage platform, but the command mistakenly caused a larger than expected number or systems to restart, which in turn brought down S3, other AWS services and many websites...

03/02/17

Half of the top 100 retail sites had slow load times during AWS's S3 outage, vendor finds

Yesterday Amazon Web Services had a bad day. And when AWS has a bad day, so do a lot of other sites. Vendor Apica monitored the top 100 retail website and found that more than half had 20% longer load time than normal during the...

03/01/17

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