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IDG Contributor Network: Lesson from AWS outage: stop putting your eggs in the same basket

It happened again. Amazon Web Services (AWS) went down yesterday for hours,  bringing down a huge chunk of the internet with it. I didn’t realize at the time that AWS was the reason that I was not able to play the latest episode of Supergirl on my Apple TV. And it was not just the […]

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IDG Contributor Network: Raspberry Pi Foundation announces the best return gift

The first Raspberry Pi device was released on February 29, 2012. Celebrating the fifth anniversary of the credit card sized, single-board computer, the Raspberry Pi Foundation has announced the perfect return gift: Raspberry Pi Zero W. You guessed it right, the W in the name stands for “wireless.” This is a new version of Raspberry […]

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IDG Contributor Network: SaaS is eating the infrastructure world

In many ways, we can compare the future of the software world to the emergence of self-driving cars. Just as we’re faced with questions around a unified set of operational standards for all companies eager to remove drivers from behind the wheel, serverless computing poses a similar set of challenges as software eats further and […]

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AT&T wants to be the Linus Torvalds of network software

Carriers are starting to look more like cloud companies, turning to standard hardware, virtualization and machine learning for rapid development of new services. AT&T helped drive that trend on Wednesday by releasing ECOMP, the operating system of its software-defined network, as open source through the Linux Foundation. Like Linux, ECOMP will become a codebase that […]

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IDG Contributor Network: Mirantis to offer commercial support for OpenContrail SDN platform

As Mirantis is moving away from the ‘pure-play OpenStack company’ tagline, it’s adding more managed services to its resume to take on players like RackSpace and AWS. Mirantis is now offering commercial support for OpenContrail, an extremely popular software-defined networking (SDN) platform used with OpenStack. There are three core components on any cloud: compute, storage and networking. […]

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IDG Contributor Network: 2017: The year of serverless?

As we embark upon a new calendar year, the blogs are full of navel-gazing looks back at the year just past and crystal ball perspectives on what is yet to come. While I don’t go much for those sort of articles, having spent a few weeks recently in Israel and coincidentally talking with a bunch […]

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IDG Contributor Network: More file sync and sharing industry FUD

I received a pitch the other day from a vendor in the enterprise file sharing and synchronization (EFSS) space. I won’t name the company. I probably should, to really show my scorn, but I’ll deny them the Google juice instead. Anyway, the pitch told me about how said vendor made a “startling discovery” as it […]

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Cisco: New net management software lets users spot industrial Ethernet network problems quickly

Cisco has rolled out a Windows-based network management package that gathers Industrial Ethernet network events and alerts IT to the event for quick impact analysis and troubleshooting, the company said. +More on Network World: Ethernet: Are there worlds left to conquer?+ The product, Industrial Network Director, builds an integrated topology of all network automation and […]

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IDG Contributor Network: Mainframes 2026: What the future holds for big iron

For more than 50 years mainframes have powered thousands of organizations around the world, from banks to militaries to government agencies. Looking looking back at all that history makes me think about the critical role that big iron has played in the world, but it also gets me thinking about the future and what the […]

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IDG Contributor Network: Red Hat expected to rake in $2.4 billion in revenue this year

The king of Linux, Red Hat, continues its growth as a leading Linux vendor that’s betting big on the cloud. Yesterday, the company announced financial results for its second quarter of fiscal year 2017 ended August 31, 2016. The company generated $ 600 million in revenue for the quarter, a 19 percent year-over-year increase. Red […]

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NovaStor Announces New High-Speed Network Backup Solution for Small…

NovaStor USA has released NovaBACKUP Network, a centralized backup solution for small Windows networks. It supports Microsoft SQL, SharePoint, Exchange, VMware and Hyper-V with multi-streaming… (PRWeb September 07, 2016) Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/2016/09/prweb13663398.htm Uncategorized

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