IDG Contributor Network: Architecture as code: The key to cloud success

Enterprises are plagued by fire drills. Experts in enterprise architecture, operations, and on application teams are dragged into unexpected issues, and spend precious hours, days, and even weeks debugging what are ultimately low-value problems. The most common of these issues is applications that work in test, but are mysteriously not working in production. The conversation… Continue reading IDG Contributor Network: Architecture as code: The key to cloud success

Microsoft appears to be building a business app marketplace

Microsoft appears to be building a business app store. The company put online a test version of a service called AppSource that’s designed to help businesses find software that augments the Microsoft products they already use, such as Power BI and Dynamics AX. The AppSource site was available Tuesday night at appsource.microsoft.com), but is down… Continue reading Microsoft appears to be building a business app marketplace

Box Shuttle makes it easier to ditch on-premises file storage

Businesses that want to get their files out of on-premises data centers and into the cloud now have a new option from Box. On Wednesday, the company launched Box Shuttle, which includes tools and consulting services to help businesses move potentially terabytes of data from legacy applications into the Box cloud. [ Control your storage… Continue reading Box Shuttle makes it easier to ditch on-premises file storage

How to get your mainframe’s data for Hadoop analytics

Many so-called big data — really, Hadoop — projects have patterns. Many are merely enterprise integration patterns that have been refactored and rebranded. Of those, the most common is the mainframe pattern. Because most organizations run the mainframe and its software as a giant single point of failure, the mainframe team hates everyone. Its members… Continue reading How to get your mainframe’s data for Hadoop analytics

Amazon’s Elastic File System is now open for business

Following an extended preview period, Amazon’s Elastic File System is now generally available in three geographical regions, with more on the way. Originally announced last year, EFS is a fully managed elastic file storage service for deploying and scaling durable file systems in the Amazon Web Services cloud. It’s currently available in the U.S. East… Continue reading Amazon’s Elastic File System is now open for business

Amazon’s Elastic File System is now open for business

Following an extended preview period, Amazon’s Elastic File System is now generally available in three geographical regions, with more on the way. Originally announced last year, EFS is a fully managed elastic file storage service for deploying and scaling durable file systems in the Amazon Web Services cloud. It’s currently available in the U.S. East… Continue reading Amazon’s Elastic File System is now open for business

Younger generation more optimistic about big data, study says

IT professionals aged 18 to 34 are much more optimistic than their elders that “big data” analysis will fundamentally change how business is conducted in the next few years, according to an IDG Enterprise survey. To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here (Insider Story) from InfoWorld Big Data… Continue reading Younger generation more optimistic about big data, study says