Wouldn't it be nice if the skilled professionals who comprise the hosted online service industry were to coalesce behind sharing their skills? Sure, but does such a coalition really need--or want--an enemy?
If end users are truly the ones driving demand for better file access, then can't their goals still be met without moving file systems off-premise? Open source-driven ownCloud tries a new method.
I've been down this road several times before. A private cloud, when I refer to it here and elsewhere, is a system that utilizes pooled resources (storage, memory, processing, networking) abstracted from hardware by a virtualization layer, stationed on-premise.
Maybe you've noticed our running theme this week has been the trend (or maybe the inklings of a trend) toward reducing the head count of IT departments.
What if you could provision your human capital with something similar to the same tools you use to spin up a virtual machine? Maybe your organization could begin looking like the cloud.
Simply the ease of being able to procure and deploy resources on an automated catalog system and through a common platform may be catalyzing policy changes that leave IT out of the picture.
Passwords have been declared dead for the past few decades. But with regard to the technology that should replace passwords, a lead Google security engineer is open to ideas.
Walking beneath posters depicting the Soviet Union at the height of its power, the man in charge of setting a direction for OpenStack adopts a stance straight out of Ronald Reagan's playbook.
In an effort to raise the bet on the table against Amazon and Microsoft, Google places an open front end on its container management platform to better automate apps deployment.
A senior product manager with Google Cloud Platform tells a company conference that people still use Web browsers because human nature makes them hang on for too long.