Ecuador bans Bitcoin, plans to create its own digital currency

Mellisa Tolentino | July 30th

While most countries take the wait-and-see approach with regard to Bitcoin and other digital currencies, Ecuador has officially banned them. The reason behind this decision is not because the government doesn’t trust it, but

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DevOps Weekly Round-Up: Automation with Chef and Docker breathes life into virtualized containers

Kyt Dotson | July 29th

This week in DevOps shows an ongoing expansion of opportunities for DevOps teams, IT teams, and developers to leverage open source and vendor-specific API models. Configuration and automation remains the big draw for DevOps needs, but virtual containers...»

The CDO owns governance, not data | #MITIQ

Alina Popescu | July 29th

Over the last few years, the emergence of the Chief Data Officer (CDO) has become more clear. Initially, this new C-level role was more prevalent in healthcare, finance, government organizations. More recently, it has been bleeding into more...»

Ceph and Swift: Friends, not enemies

Guest Author | July 29th

Most good rivalries begin with some sort of differences, and OpenStack developers are beginning to side with either Ceph or Swift when it comes to choosing a storage solutions. Ceph is a distributed object store and file system...»

GigaSpaces converges DevOps and monitoring with Cloudify 3.0

Maria Deutscher | July 29th

The host of new platforms and services that have made their way onto the CIO radar screen in recent years provide organizations with more freedom than ever in how they operate their environments, but that variety also translates...»

How Big Data is helping the Navy’s 12-year journey to efficiency | #MITIQ

Alina Popescu | July 29th

The US Navy has been undergoing a long process of IT infrastructure and resource centralization, an initiative started over 12 years ago. Detailing their progress along this journey to add efficiency and effectiveness is James Meng, Deputy Assistant...»

ThetaRay raises $10M to expand data-driven threat detection

Tavis J. Hampton | July 29th

ThetaRay announced today that it has completed its Series B funding round, having raised $10 million from investors. The Israeli company, which offers on-premise and cloud Hyper-dimensional Big Data Analytics solutions, plans...»

The Internet of deadly things: IoT security almost non-existent

Mike Wheatley | July 29th

The Internet of Things has the potential to transform our lives, but the security vulnerabilities it introduces have the potential to derail our lives, too. According to a freshly baked Hewlett-Packard Co. study,...»

Lightweight Linux distro CoreOS gets production-ready

Mike Wheatley | July 29th

Developers of the stripped-down CoreOS Linux distro have delivered its first ever production-ready release with version 367.1.0 of the platform. CoreOS is a radical departure from other popular Linux distributions. Designed to...»