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  • Box wants to be a platform for easy-to-write enterprise apps

    A developer edition of Box will allow enterprises to build applications on top of the company's content collaboration and sharing capabilities without using the Box user interface or requiring users to have a Box account.

  • SDN start-up stitches together Clouds

    A software-defined networking start-up has emerged from stealth mode proposing accelerated deployment of applications and services spanning private, public or hybrid clouds.

  • Cranking up Google Apps for Work, using an actual key

    If the password isn't dead, it ought to be, shout headlines. Security experts almost universally despise the use of the password as almost the only form of end-user authentication, but there simply aren't that many alternatives.

  • Google, Apple, Amazon spend record amounts on lobbying

    Google, Apple and Amazon.com spent record amounts in the first quarter attempting to influence U.S. politicians and policy.

  • IBM launches new threat-analytics tools in the cloud

    Ever since its acquisition of Q1 Labs back in 2011, IBM has been selling its QRadar security event management software in the traditional way, whereby customers pay a price and download the version they want.

  • HTTPS snooping flaw in third-party library affected 1,000 iOS apps with millions of users

    Apps used by millions of iPhone and iPad owners became vulnerable to snooping when a flaw was introduced into third-party code they used to establish HTTPS connections.

  • VMware prepares its virtualization stack for Docker

    VMware may have pioneered enterprise virtualization, but until Monday it had been relatively quiet when it comes to Docker containers, the popular lightweight form of application virtualization.

  • VMware just created its first Linux OS, and it's container-friendly

    VMware Monday announced its first operating system, and it's designed to run containers inside the company's virtualization management software. In announcing the Linux OS, named Project Photon, VMware is attempting to convince users who are curious about using containers that they can do so while still using the company's software.

  • VMware bestows new container powers upon vSphere/vCloud

    With the unveiling of a pair of open source projects -- Project Photon and Project Lightwave -- VMware is expanding the range of its offerings for enterprises dealing with containerized apps.

  • Microsoft Azure offers scalability as a service for high-volume apps

    Microsoft plans to introduce a new cloud platform service that may eliminate the need to worry about scaling up an application as it grows in popularity.

  • Docker update speeds and organizes container deployments

    With updates for both the core Docker engine and its registry software, Docker has endeavored to make its popular software container technology faster to deploy and easier to manage.

  • Amazon and Microsoft take aim at new workloads with souped up Cloud offerings

    Hoping to move new applications to the cloud, Amazon has launched a new virtual server with four high-end GPUs, while Microsoft has made its SSD-based storage offering generally available.

  • 8 cloud companies to watch following MONSTER funding week

    Investors this week poured at least $350 million into cloud computing companies focused on everything from security to Hadoop clusters to industry-specific apps.

  • Docker 1.6 caters to dev and ops alike with new features

    Docker has adopted the "ship early and often" mantra of software developers, but it isn't just shipping a new version of the Docker client a mere two months after the last one. Instead, it's offering up a major architectural change in Docker image delivery -- a clear sign Docker's success is forcing it to keep pace with its customers' real-world needs.

  • Google takes on real-time big data analysis with new cloud services

    Google is betting that real-time processing is the future of big data analysis, and has updated two of its cloud services to help enterprises understand what is happening in the moment with their customers and operations.

  • Go-to storage and disaster recovery products

    LEAF Commercial Capital used to wrestle with tape backups for disaster recovery. Now the equipment leasing and finance company is using a software-based service from Evolve IP for disaster recovery.

  • Will containers kill the virtual machine?

    Two years ago when Frank Macreery started Aptible to help companies host sensitive healthcare data in the cloud, as CTO he decided that containers would play a pivotal role in the company's operations.

  • Microsoft makes debugging PHP less painful with new Azure tool

    Microsoft is equipping its Azure cloud service with a tool to debug PHP-based Web applications that are running on the platform.

  • Don't look now, but ATMs are about to get a cloud makeover

    Automated teller machines have been around for decades, but surprisingly few changes have been made to the technologies that run them. That's about to change.

  • VMware helps CIOs tunnel their way to more secure mobile apps

    VMware is combining iOS and Android encryption features with its own network virtualization platform to offer more secure access to enterprise applications and resources.