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Amazon CTO Vogels: Going Beyond Monolithic Virtualization

Amazon CTO Vogels: Going Beyond Monolithic Virtualization

AWS re:Invent reveals how Amazon broke boundaries on virtualization and the benefits Vanguard reaped from cloud migration. In a behind the scenes-style keynote at AWS re:Invent, CTO Werner Vogels shared some of Amazon’s strategy that informed the approach AWS took with virtualization. He also brought out clients such as The Vanguard Group to discuss their […]

Survey: Most Data Center Managers Rely on Outdated Security Practices

Survey: Most Data Center Managers Rely on Outdated Security Practices

While experts aren’t surprised, they recommend adding the latest tools to your security strategy now. Daily news reports of high-profile breaches and massive credential dumps underscore the problems with relying on passwords for security. Users either opt for simple easy-to-guess passwords or, when required to come up with more difficult ones, use the same passwords […]

CIOs Will Face Management and Cost Control Challenges in 2020

CIOs Will Face Management and Cost Control Challenges in 2020

The new year will find IT leaders coping with business, technological and staff disruption issues. What will this mean for you? Image: iQoncept – stockadobe.com If the predictions made in a recent Forrester report prove true, 2020 will be a year of cost control and people management challenges for CIOs. The study, “Predictions 2020: On […]

Transform IT to Become the Agile Business Partner

Transform IT to Become the Agile Business Partner

Top-performing IT organizations are three times more likely to have positioned themselves as “partners” with the business units that they support, according to research by The Hackett Group. Image: Shutterstock Agility is critical for businesses today. According to a survey by PA Consulting, 72% of business leaders believe their company’s ability to respond rapidly to […]

Q&A: LightStep’s Spoonhower on Microservices, Deep Systems

Q&A: LightStep’s Spoonhower on Microservices, Deep Systems

As microservices, multi-cloud, and other features introduce more layers of complexity, developers may need a hand combing through the thicket of apps. There may be no going back as ecosystems get peppered with options meant to help developers move faster while also increasing the complexity they must deal with. Whether it is microservices, multi-cloud, or […]

Cloudera Sets Agenda for Next Era Cloud Data Analytics

Cloudera Sets Agenda for Next Era Cloud Data Analytics

As the dust clears from HPE’s acquisition of MapR in the climax of the Hadoop story, Cloudera sets out the plan for an era of big data platforms in the cloud. It may seem like the story of Hadoop hit a dramatic climax this year as big data workloads went to public cloud giants like […]

Does NoOps Signal the End for Infrastructure Employees?

Does NoOps Signal the End for Infrastructure Employees?

Will AI and automation eliminate the need for the people who now keep IT infrastructures in operation? Not if those people take charge of their own futures. NoOps (No Operations) is the idea that emerging technologies such as artificial intelligence and automation will one day make it possible for an infrastructure to run autonomously and […]

CIOs and IT Teams Taking Greater Role in M&A Integration

CIOs and IT Teams Taking Greater Role in M&A Integration

It’s wise to start thinking about what an effective IT integration strategy looks like well before the ink dries on the deal. Mergers and acquisitions are on track for quite a robust period of activity this year.  Deloitte, in the State of the Deal, M&A Trends 2019 report, also noted that 76% of M&A executives at U.S.-headquartered […]

When a Few Hundred Thousand Lives Depend on IT

When a Few Hundred Thousand Lives Depend on IT

Eversource Energy CIO Kathy Kountze shares her perspective on IT’s role when weather knocks out heat and electricity for many thousands of New England neighbors. No matter where you live, it stinks when the power goes out. The lights and the TV flick to dark; you check out your neighbors’ houses — dark too. Candles […]

Q&A: Gartner’s Sid Nag on IaaS Market Growth & Consolidation

Q&A: Gartner’s Sid Nag on IaaS Market Growth & Consolidation

Amazon maintains its dominance, for now, ahead of Microsoft, Alibaba, Google, and IBM as the IaaS field narrows. Image: leowolfert – stock.adobe.com At the tail end of July, Gartner released a study of revenue growth in the infrastructure as a service (IaaS) market that showed the sector continues to scale up fast as Amazon, for […]

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