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As the Network Changes, Engineers Are Embracing the DevOps Model

As the Network Changes, Engineers Are Embracing the DevOps Model

Businesses that have embraced digital transformation with a clear...

The 5 Most Common Application Bottlenecks

The 5 Most Common Application Bottlenecks

Application bottlenecks can lead an otherwise functional computer or...

How Machine Learning Helps Improve the Security Industry

How Machine Learning Helps Improve the Security Industry

We’ve been moving more and more towards computerized processes...

Transformation on a Global Scale

Transformation on a Global Scale

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IT Briefcase Exclusive Interview: As Container Adoption Swells, So Do Security Concerns

IT Briefcase Exclusive Interview: As Container Adoption Swells, So Do Security Concerns

Fei Huang, NeuVector
In this Fresh Ink interview segment,...

Why the Cloud Will Bring the App Store Revolution to Enterprise IT

November 10, 2011 No Comments

Though I think the term is generally useless as either an analytical tool or category of computing that large entities can and should use in planning strategy, I’m not quite ready to give up on the idea that “the cloud” does have at least some worthwhile content. And after three days at the Cloud Expo, I’d like to suggest a simple signature of cloudiness that seems to fit everything I’ve seen with the sole exception of Oracle’s “cloud” offerings. Here’s my idea: it’s “cloud” at the platform and infrastructure layers if users can provision their own resources via some automated system.

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