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  • More and More Businesses Are Using Clouds

    Enterprises are now using an average of three public clouds and three private clouds, a survey released today from RightScale found. In the past 12 months, private cloud adoption has soared from 63 percent to 77 percent.

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  • New Docker Release May Plug a Security Hole

    New Docker Release May Plug a Security Hole

    Docker qualifies as a “revolutionary technology” in that containerization tends to overturn the old way of doing things in data centers. The makers of the things that do get overturned, tend not to stand idly by.

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  • Docker’s Latest Buy Could Simplify Your Data Center

    Docker’s Latest Buy Could Simplify Your Data Center

    Docker Inc. — the company spearheading the containerization trend that’s revolutionizing data centers — today announced its acquisition of a small firm called Unikernel Systems. You won’t read about this too many other places, so I should explain right up front why this deal may be important to you.

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  • JFrog Nets $50M for DevOps Investment

    JFrog Nets $50M for DevOps Investment

    Investors gave software distribution platform provider JFrog $50 million in a Series C funding round today. Company officials at the Netanya, Israel-based provider said they will hire more people, invest in technology and expand globally to meet the "growing demand" for their DevOps and software automation platform.

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  • Middleware Becomes Containerized: JBoss Adopts Docker

    Middleware Becomes Containerized: JBoss Adopts Docker

    Red Hat’s JBoss may be responsible for as much as one-fifth of the world’s active enterprise middleware deployments, giving it a position in the market that many presidential candidates have enjoyed this season: a respectable second place.   Today, Raleigh, N.C.-based Red Hat opened up the public beta process for the

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  • What Docker's Tutum Buy Means for Your Deployments

    Docker Inc.’s acquisition of a Spanish startup called Tutum yesterday is in keeping with Docker’s growth plan thus far, acquiring small firms such as SocketPlane and making full use of their talent, while partnering with larger firms such as Microsoft.

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  • Docker CFO Hire Tells a Bigger Story

    Docker CFO Hire Tells a Bigger Story

    Mike Gupta, the man credited with spearheading Twitter’s move to an initial public offering during 22 months as its CFO, was officially hired today by Docker Inc. as its Chief Financial Officer. Even an amateur business analyst can guess why.

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  • What You Need to Know About Containerization (Pt.2)

    What You Need to Know About Containerization (Pt.2)

    By now, you’re probably familiar with virtualization, and it has probably been defined for you as the staging of software assets on a software-based platform spread across multiple servers, engineered to look to those assets like a hardware-based platform. That’s certainly what virtualization has been for most data centers.

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  • What You Need to Know About Containerization

    What You Need to Know About Containerization

    Only IT could come up with a word that is such an assault on the ears as “containerization.”  We don’t “boxify” gifts on Christmas Eve, a fact for which we may give thanks the month before.

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  • Windows and Linux Mix-and-Match Clouds

    Windows and Linux Mix-and-Match Clouds

    Developers outside of Microsoft will be able to experiment for the first time with new classes of applications that run partly on Windows, partly on Linux. This is a result of Microsoft's public release today of its third preview of Windows Server 2016. It’s a new phase in the relationship between Microsoft and Docker Inc.,

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  • How the Cloud Native Computing Foundation Affects You

    How the Cloud Native Computing Foundation Affects You

    After a few decades of covering the technology industry, déjà vu  becomes an affliction one learns to live with and ignore, like a karbunkle or Donald Trump. On Tuesday, the leading industry players in the emerging field of containerization formed a foundation.

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  • Can Docker and Hadoop Just Get Along?

    Can Docker and Hadoop Just Get Along?

    The ideal of containerization is that workloads may be distributed safely across multiple platforms and orchestrated through a common portal.  “Big data” is arguably the biggest workload of all, with some organizations now visualizing their data warehouses in terms of petabytes.

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  • How the Open Container Project Agreement Affects You

    How the Open Container Project Agreement Affects You

    If you only read the press release — or worse, if you only read the business press produced by people who only read the press release — you’d have gotten the impression that the likes of Microsoft, Google, HP, Cisco, Red Hat, and Goldman Sachs had all rallied together under

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  • Will You Need Analytics to Track Your Apps’ Behavior?

    Will You Need Analytics to Track Your Apps’ Behavior?

    Here is an aspect of the behavior of your future business applications that you may never have had to consider before:  Suppose as you fully transition your services to cloud platforms, you move to this more efficient model of microservices delivered through this emerging format called containers, championed by Docker.

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