Stories by Serdar Yegulalp

New Office 365 features appease the Cloud-wary

To overcome emotional barriers to cloud computing, Cloud providers often give customers complete control over their data, including encryption keys. Microsoft has been unveiling features in that vein for Azure, and yesterday, the company took a few more steps in that direction with Office 365.

By Serdar Yegulalp | 23 April, 2015 00:11

Tags: applications, Microsoft, Office Software, 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.

By Serdar Yegulalp | 21 April, 2015 04:23

Tags: CoreOS, application virtualization, virtualization, Docker, Pivotal, Red Hat, VMware

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.

By Serdar Yegulalp | 17 April, 2015 05:34

Tags: application virtualization, Docker, Origin, virtualization, Google

Nginx's new version goes beyond Web serving

With the release of Nginx Plus Release 6, the latest version of its Web server, Nginx looks to replace everything from hardware load balancing to legacy servers.

By Serdar Yegulalp | 14 April, 2015 23:11

Tags: NGINX, servers, hardware systems

Language forks bring new power to programming

Computer languages are like their real-life counterparts: They constantly evolve. But unique to the evolution of programming languages is the ability to expressly fork them -- to publicly announce a desire to branch off and deviate from the lineage. Sometimes the forks are temporary, with the new branch rejoining and influencing its parent. Other times, a useful variation of an existing language arises and is sustained. Or the mutation takes off, and an entirely new language is born.

By Serdar Yegulalp | 10 April, 2015 06:16

Tags: HP, application development, Languages and standards, software

Microsoft: Docker for Windows Server is right around the corner

When Microsoft announced late last year it was bringing Docker's software containerization technology to Windows, the big question was: When?

By Serdar Yegulalp | 09 April, 2015 05:49

Tags: application virtualization, Docker, virtualization, Microsoft

CoreOS's Tectonic shift: Enterprise-grade container management

CoreOS, maker of the container-oriented Linux distribution of the same name, is now offering a commercial version of its product that's built for enterprises and includes tools for managing containers at scale.

By Serdar Yegulalp | 07 April, 2015 04:42

Tags: CoreOS, application virtualization, virtualization, Google

The VirtualBox 5.0 beta is finally here

VirtualBox, the open source virtualization system originally created by Sun and now under Oracle's stewardship, has released its first revision to the left of the decimal point in nearly five years.

By Serdar Yegulalp | 03 April, 2015 01:28

Tags: virtualization, VMware, Oracle

Google Cloud Launcher deploys VM-based apps in a snap

Google's latest enhancement to Cloud Platform is not a new feature but a repackaging of an existing innovation. But it's a downright useful offering all the same.

By Serdar Yegulalp | 28 March, 2015 03:52

Tags: NGINX, sugarCRM, Google, amp, cloud computing, internet

Expect superior scale-out in Couchbase Server 4

The next version of the popular NoSQL database Couchbase Server will include a new approach to scaling out that aims to drastically increase performance for enterprises.

By Serdar Yegulalp | 24 March, 2015 01:31

Tags: NoSQL, CouchBase, servers, hardware systems

HTTP/2: The future of the Web demystified

Out with the old, in with the new, as the saying goes -- but when it comes to an overhaul of one of the Internet's most fundamental protocols, what exactly is coming in with the new?

By Serdar Yegulalp | 13 March, 2015 00:56

Tags: (no company), Networking

Tableau adds new enticements to its free data visualization tool

Tableau's Web-based version of its analytics system allows data visualizations to be published, re-used, and embedded in Web pages as if they were YouTube videos. But the full product comes with a sizeable cost: $1K per user and up.

By Serdar Yegulalp | 12 March, 2015 07:11

Tags: analytics, applications, Microsoft, splunk, software, youtube, business intelligence

Review: BitTorrent delivers cloud-free 'Dropbox for business'

BitTorrent originated as a file sharing and distributed download technology, powering downloads of content both legitimate (such as Linux ISOs) and not (Taylor Swift albums).

By Serdar Yegulalp | 11 March, 2015 01:20

Tags: bittorrent, Internet-based applications and services, dropbox, netgear, Cloud File Sharing, internet, western digital

Gmail's revised contacts page cuts down on clutter

While users wait with bated breath to see if Google Inbox ends up becoming the new Gmail, Google has unveiled an incremental change to Gmail: a newly redesigned contacts page. It hasn't yet been rolled into Gmail proper, but is now available in preview form.

By Serdar Yegulalp | 05 March, 2015 23:39

Tags: Internet-based applications and services, Google, Mail, internet, Email Software

Node.js goes pro: New opportunities -- and risks

In its mere five years of existence, Node.js has transformed from a technological curiosity to a technology stack all its own, providing a major building block for everything from microservices to APIs.

By Serdar Yegulalp | 13 February, 2015 01:53

Tags: Firefox, Node.js, Languages and standards, application development, software

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