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June 23, 2017

How Machine Learning is Helping Drive Cloud Adoption

John Pollock

An interesting trend that is helping drive cloud adoption is the rise of machine learning. As organizations seek ways to automate more processes, the use of machine learning is also increasing in order to meet those needs. As machine learning has ...

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June 15, 2017

From Machine Learning to Superclouds: Competing Visions of Cloud 2.0

Dennis O' Reilly

Point releases are a grand tradition of the software industry. The practice of designating an update "2.0" is now frequently applied to entire technologies. Perhaps the most famous example of the phenomenon is the christening of "Web 2.0" by Dale ...

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June 04, 2017

The New Shadow IT: Custom Applications in the Cloud

Dennis O' Reilly

There's a new kind of shadow IT arising in companies of all types and sizes: user-created cloud applications. This is one form of unauthorized IT that many firms are embracing rather than fighting, albeit cautiously. The trend is more than just a...

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May 26, 2017

How to Reduce Latency on Public Clouds

Dennis O' Reilly

The cloud offers companies nearly every feature they need for managing their information resources: efficiency, scalability, capacity, affordability, reliability, security, and adaptability. What's missing from this list of cloud benefits is a dea...

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May 14, 2017

DevOps: How to Give Your Business Velocity

John Pollock

When you want to streamline your ability to release or update products quickly, integrating DevOps into your organization can prove to be well worth any changes that need to be made in order to implement the new practices. One of the biggest advan...

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May 10, 2017

Mastering the Art of Container Management

Dennis O' Reilly

Managing containers in cloud environments would be a lot simpler if there were just one type of container you and your staff needed to deal with. Any technology as multifaceted as containerization comes with a bucket full of new management challen...

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April 28, 2017

The Drawbacks of Running Containers on Bare Metal Servers

Dennis O' Reilly

Marketing hype isn't limited to the tech industries by any means, but the tech press certainly cranks up the hype machine to unprecedented levels. Among the recent darlings of the pundits is containerization.  A prime example of the container wor...

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April 20, 2017

How to Use Netstat for Network Troubleshooting

John Pollock

When debugging networks problems on a Linux server, ping and traceroute are often helpful, but you may need to have further network details on hand to help track down an issue and get it fixed. One such command is netstat, which can offer you deta...

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April 13, 2017

Hybrid Clouds: Here to Stay or Stopgap Technology?

Dennis O' Reilly

When something is labeled a "hybrid," the natural inclination is to consider it temporary, a stopgap between what was and what will be. A gas-electric hybrid car, for example, combines old and new technologies. This may be a good choice for driver...

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