Deadly Docker: Why containers are a threat to cloud virtualization

Mike Wheatley | August 22nd

Few technologies have more disruptive potential than Docker. Although the company and its namesake technology are barely two years old, almost every major cloud vendor has, or is in the process...»

Enterprise pros say cloud, Big Data prompting radical IT shifts

Bert Latamore | August 21st

The convergence of cloud computing and Big Data analytics are generating some radical rethinking about the way IT infrastructure is deployed, judging from the comments of early adopters who were interviewed at Hewlett-Packard Co.’s HP Vertica...»

Tech industry struggles to court women, but progress is slow

Rachel Schramm | August 21st

Many people were disappointed when Google, Inc. released its demographics data in May, showing that only 30 percent of its employees are women and just 21 percent of its  people in leadership roles are...»

VMware gobbles up CloudVolumes for real-time app delivery

Mike Wheatley | August 21st

VMware has just gobbled up a pre-VMworld 2014 snack, adding to its desktop virtualization stack by acquiring real-time application delivery firm CloudVolumes. The company kept schtum on how...»

Bitcoin Weekly 2014 August 20: BTC-e market price ‘flash crash’, blockchain API news from Coinbase,, and Chain

Kyt Dotson | August 20th

This week, Monday saw the bitcoin market value experience an odd dip known as a “flash crash” when market price fell almost 12 percent. Coinbase has acquired the talent behind blockchain explorer; and, entirely separately, just launched...»

Opinion: When not to use Big Data

Paul Gillin | August 20th

The news that Facebook tried to manipulate users’ emotions by fiddling with the content of their news feeds and that dating website OKCupid intentionally matched incompatible people to see...»

Software-defined surprises expected at VMworld 2014 | #CubeConversations

Maria Deutscher | August 20th

Virtualization stalwart VMware Inc. has a lot in store for its annual customer event in San Francisco next week. The company is keeping a tight lid on the details, but Wikibon co-founder Dave Vellante and senior analyst Stu...»

“Friendly” activist investor Blue Harbour bites into Rackspace

Mike Wheatley | August 20th

An apparently “friendly" activist investor has increased its stake in OpenStack leader Rackspace Inc., ahead of a possible sale. The Wall Street Journal reports that Blue Harbour Group LP., has slowly but...»

SAS moves analytics suite to AWS to stay relevant in the Big Data era

Bert Latamore | August 19th

In its latest effort to remain relevant in the age of Big Data, the SAS Institute of Cary, N.C., has moved several of its advanced analytics packages to Amazon Web Services (AWS), writes Wikibon Principal...»

VMworld 2014 Preview: The highlights in video

Suzanne Kattau | August 19th

With two major acquisitions, multiple product announcements and management changes, server virtualization leader VMware, Inc. has experienced significant growth since its VMworld 2013 conference last August. Today, just days ahead...»