At Re:Invent, Amazon Web Services offer new options for all phases of data in the cloud Uploading data, ingesting data, getting insights from data — we typically associate all three capabilities with cloud workloads. Amazon’s Wednesday keynote announcements at Re:Invent unveiled new services for doing all of the above — with creative wrinkles all around. Why

If Amazon Web Service is becoming a nearly ubiquitous technology, what does that mean for the future of data and how companies work with Amazon moving forward? Amazon has been grabbing headlines this month, from its recent earnings report, which demonstrated a major revenue lift despite an increased discounting strategy, to an expose on the

Sales are growing fastest for companies that ship generic storage hardware to big cloud providers, IDC says The cloud is where the action is in enterprise storage. Sales are way up for little-known manufacturers that sell directly to big cloud companies like Google and Facebook, while the market for traditional external storage systems is shrinking,

Is your company looking to get started with IoT and big data or improve on how you’re handling it now? Here are six tips from the pros Is your company looking to get started with the Internet of things and big data, or are you looking to improve on how you’re handling it now? Here

Amazon dives into the Internet of things with a two-pronged strategy covering both data and devices Quibble if you will about the definition or long-term viability of the Internet of things, but Amazon is charging full ahead to fashion itself into an catch-all IoT platform. At the Re:Invent keynote today, Amazon unveiled the AWS IoT

The popular Python-powered devops tool joins Red Hat, which plans to make it part of the larger workflow for hybrid clouds Ansible has been acquired by Red Hat in a deal with terms that remain private, though VentureBeat claims $100 million changed hands. The purchase gives Red Hat a relatively well-known and widely used devops

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Automation is good in many cases — but not all. Too many enterprises don’t make that assessment We all know the trend: Use the cloud to automate security, governance, and management, and use devops tools and technology to automate the stream of software that flows from the coders to the cloud. Automation is good. It

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Bruno Connelly, vice president of engineering at LinkedIn, describes how transforming operations gave rise to a new, hyperscale Internet platform Bruno Connelly is not a fan of the term devops, mainly because it means different things to different people. In certain startups, for example, devops simply means that developers shoulder tasks once performed by operations.

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Delphix’s first ‘State of DevOps’ report finds even the definition of the word is in flux among its practitioners Data-as-a-service company Delphix has launched its first annual “State of DevOps” report, which attempts to gather data from “leaders and practitioners” across North American and European enterprises on how they see devops. One of the biggest questions, Delphix believes, is

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In the cloud, infrastructure is accessible via APIs, and developers now have complete control. There’s something new on the horizon, taking theprinciples of devops to a new area. It’s called infrastructure as code (IaC), and it’s how you configure cloud-based infrastructure via applications, using APIs. This is a hard turn from the old days of

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The complexity of the Internet of things will only get worse, and focusing on interoperability is not the solution. In the next five years, our homes will have lots of devices connected to cloud services: thermostats, security systems, refrigerators, washers, dryers, coffeemakers, cars, TVs, set-top-boxes, doorbells, light switches … you name it. All the Internet

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There are not yet any cookie-cutter best practices and enabling technologies to move applications to the cloud. Enterprises are migrating to the cloud in big ways these days. However, the number of moving parts leave many people in IT a bit perplexed — and fearful that they could be making major mistakes. The reality is

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