What CIOs need to know about containers

What CIOs need to know about containers

Software development in the enterprise is no longer something left to technology companies alone. Rather, organizations across sectors have found the need for apps and software to service both customers and internal stakeholders. Whether application creation takes place internally or is contracted out, companies are investing in software that best suits their organizational needs, giving rise to new development technologies …

2016 in APIs: Microservices

2016 in APIs: Microservices, Standards, Acquisitions & Security

2016 has been an eventful year on many fronts and not least for APIs. We’ve see the emergence of Microservices as a big new driver for API adoption, numerous high profile security breaches (being DDOSed by your own webcam hurts!), vendor acquisitions, the growth of the Open API Initiative and some more industry events. Some of these trends we already …

A new technology called 'containers' is creating 'winners and losers' says Red Hat CEO

A new technology called ‘containers’ is creating ‘winners and losers’ says Red Hat CEO

By now you may have heard of a three-year old tech startup called Docker, valued at over a billion dollars, and the new tech market it created called containers. But what you may not realize is that the insane popularity of containers, a tech used by computer programmers, promises to completely change the multi-trillion-dollar enterprise software market, Red Hat CEO Jim Whitehurst tells …

Gen-Z Consortium Preps High-Speed Memory Interconnect

Gen-Z Consortium Preps High-Speed Memory Interconnect

Sometime shortly after the turn of this decade, IT organizations should witness the arrival of servers capable of maximizing a new generation of high-speed nonvolatile memory that is supposed to begin arriving next year. A Gen-Z Consortium formed by AMD, ARM, Cavium Inc., Cray, Dell EMC, Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE), Huawei, IBM, IDT, Lenovo, Mellanox Technologies, Micron, Microsemi, Red Hat, …

The broken promise of open-source Big Data software – and what might fix it

The broken promise of open-source Big Data software – and what might fix it

Standing amid the clamor of the Hadoop Summit trade show in San Jose in June, Rakesh Kant couldn’t conceal his annoyance. As head of enterprise data management and analytics technology for U.S. Bank, Kant wanted to use some of the many emerging Big Data technologies hawked at the show — such as Hadoop, the open source software used to store …

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Containers vs. virtual machines: How to tell which is the right choice for your enterprise

Name a tech company, any tech company, and they’re investing in containers. Google, of course. IBM, yes. Microsoft, check. But, just because containers are extremely popular, doesn’t mean virtual machines are out of date. They’re not. Yes, containers can enable your company to pack a lot more applications into a single physical server than a virtual machine (VM) can. Container …