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16 Jul 2017 Cloud Services Fastest Growing It Deployment Model - IDC [64855]
Information Age, July 6th 2017

"IDC has released its latest IT infrastructure spending figures, finding cloud services will be the fastest growing IT deployment model in 2017 in the process," reports Nick Ismail in Information Age.

"According to the new forecast public cloud data centres will account for the majority of this spending (60.7%), and will grow at the fastest rate year over year (13.8%). Off-premises private cloud environments will represent 14.9% of overall spending and will grow 11.9% year over year. On-premises private clouds will account for 62.2% of spending on private cloud IT infrastructure and will grow 9.6% year over year in 2017..."
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10 Jul 2017 Containers vs. Legacy Infrastructure: What Containers Do Differently [64865]
Network World, July 10th 2017

"When people discuss containers, they tend to compare them to 'legacy' or 'traditional' solutions without defining what those words actually mean. Let's take a look at how containers compare to alternative technologies and what makes containers different.

In general, words such as 'legacy' and 'traditional' within the context of containers refer to infrastructure in which applications are executed directly on virtual machines or on bare-metal servers..."
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10 Jul 2017 Monday Spotlight: Reduce Your Security Vulnerabilities Without Disrupting Operations [64912]
By Zeynep Koch

Zeynep blogs, "With security breaches on the rise and as more customers adopt emerging container technologies for the cloud, the ability to patch systems with critical security errata without downtime has become more crucial than ever. Attend this webcast to learn how Ksplice is the only solution that can deliver zero-downtime patching for your core infrastructure, in both kernel and user space, for your traditional workloads as well as your cloud..."
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09 Jul 2017 Top Ten Articles for last few Issues [64673]
Vol 232 Issues 1, 2, 3 and 4; Vol 231 Issues 2, 3, 4 and 5

We track how frequently each article is viewed on the web site to determine which the readers consider the most important. For last week, the top 10 articles were:

  • Chip Hall of Fame: Sun Microsystems SPARC Processor
  • State University of New York Selects Oracle Cloud at Customer to Modernize the Learning Experience for Students and Staff
  • Announcing the release of Docker 17.03 CE
  • Oracle Named a Leader in the 2017 Gartner Magic Quadrant for Access Management, Worldwide
  • Bank of America Selects Oracle Cloud for ERP and Financials
  • 'Petya' Didn't Know *This* About Third-Party Software Maintenance Firms
  • Oracle ERP Cloud Named a Leader in 2017 Gartner Magic Quadrant for Cloud Core Financial Management Suites
  • Hurd Says Oracle's AI Strategy Is Business-Focused
  • Three Ways To Energize Your DBA Career In The Cloud
  • Italian Consumer Electronics Retailer Unieuro SpA Drives Efficiency Through Supply Chain

The longer version of this article has list of top ten articles for the last 8 weeks.
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09 Jul 2017 Recovering From Bad Decisions In The Cloud [64695]
Dark Reading, June 26th 2017

"The cloud makes it much easier to make changes to security controls than in traditional networks," writes Jeff Schilling in Dark Reading.

"During my IT service management career in the military, we used to say, 'If you don't build an enterprise with security engineered into the solution, it costs four times as much to retrofit it later.' Honestly, I have no idea where that metric came from; we all used to say it, so it must have been true, right? Although I can't definitively state the actual cost, I know it is painful and expensive to engineer security into an enterprise infrastructure after it has been launched..."
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