Bev Terrell

Bev Terrell

With more than 20 years of technical writing experience in the information technology business, Bev Terrell is a SiliconANGLE writer covering live news events with theCUBE. She got her start at EDS (now Hewlett Packard) and also worked at ACS (now Xerox Business Services), so it’s fair to say Bev has personally experienced the changing landscape of the outsourcing industry. In addition to a passion for writing, Bev loves to paint portraits and to spoil her large yellow cat, Seamus.
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Latest from Bev Terrell

Riding the ‘container wave’: assessing the inherent advantages and challenges

For many organizations assessing the challenges and benefits of container technology, it’s about “kicking the tires.” Are the many vaunted advantages enough to move software application from the comfort of virtual machines to the more modular, container format? “That’s going to be the biggest challenge to solve; it’s not just packing up an application and moving […]

Transforming fintech from virtual to container environments

At DockerCon2017, one of the most interesting use cases that generated a lot of buzz on the floor was that of Visa’s change over from virtualization to containerization, with container provider Docker playing a key role. Looking to make its developers more productive while also standardizing systems to manage software applications, Visa Inc. was ready […]

Oracle’s aim to change the container game in cloud

Perhaps one of the most interesting evolutions in the cloud industry is the recognition of developers within the enterprise for their ability to drive innovation and impact to the bottom line. Many companies today, including Oracle Corp., have started appealing straight to the developer community, providing workshops, portals and coding events. “Developers are surprised when they find […]

Why one cloud startup lets AWS do the heavy lifting

While you may have 500+ connections on LinkedIn and a myriad of fans around the world hanging onto every 140 of your characters on Twitter, what do you know about your next-door neighbor? Do you know who to call for a reliable babysitter? What about when Fluffy or Spike bolts out of the backyard; how can […]

From on-prem to AWS, Splunk details its public cloud move

As an Amazon.com Inc. strategic partner for almost five years, Splunk Inc. uses Amazon’s Web Services to deliver its operational intelligence platform in the cloud. While Splunk’s database was originally on-premises, the data security provider had to consider how it could gain visibility both across its on-prem assets and in the public cloud. The question […]

Docker at turning point in its evolution, say analysts

Docker Inc. provides an open platform for developers and sysadmins to build, ship and run distributed applications. And while there had been some confusion around Docker the project vs. Docker the engine vs. Docker the company, some of the announcements at the DockerCon event today cleared up much of that confusion. It also underscored what […]

Virtualizing container storage for persistence and data protection

Many companies today are going through “container initiatives” as they try to figure out if they should take their legacy applications and put them into such virtualized environments or if they should limit container storage to new developments, according to Chad Thibodeau (pictured), principal product manager at Veritas Technologies LLC. In addition, as they are contemplating […]

Avoiding the dreaded ‘learning cliff’ of container tech

As part of the maturation of the container ecosystem, organizations are looking to DevOps companies like Chef Software Inc. to help them get the most from Docker Inc.’s offerings for the virtualized method of software application management. Businesses are seeking to integrate containers smoothly into their existing environments, as well as manage their distributed applications, […]

The cognitive tech behind Alibaba’s real-time search: Flink in e-commerce

As the world’s largest retailer, Alibaba Group Holding Ltd. has countless moving parts to consider when servicing customers, and machine learning is helping the e-commerce company do business in real time. Speedy payment processing, intelligent fraud detection and real-time search are all enhanced with cognitive technologies at Alibaba, in large part thanks to open-source platforms. “We’re using […]

Building a better model for SaaS applications: Why one company chose Flink

The debate surrounding the capabilities of Apache Spark or Apache Flink, open-source systems for data stream and big data processing, and when to use them, continues to rage. During the Flink Forward conference, held last week in San Francisco, California, one company shared why it chose Flink for its Software as a Service application solution. BetterCloud […]