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Five ways Docker is taking over the world

In a little more than a year, Docker has gone from being a new kid on the block to a widely used and respected technology. For any project to become that big a draw in so short a time is an eye-opener, but evidence suggests Docker's growth is the real thing -- the creation of a standardized software platform for delivering apps at scale. Here are five signs of how Docker's rise is not likely to be mere faddism.

1. Docker usage

Citrix software aims to solve storage/virtual desktop performance problem

Citrix has updated its virtual desktop and appliance software with a goal of alleviating one of the biggest problems that come with a VDI deployment: Storage.

It's common for centralized storage pools to hinder the performance of virtual desktops and apps. When potentially dozens of users are all connecting into a shared storage service at once, it puts tremendous strain on the system.

Google's Slides presentation app now works offline on iOS

Google's Slides presentation app can now be used without an Internet connection on iOS devices, joining the two other core office productivity tools in the company's suite, the Docs word processor and Sheets spreadsheet software.

With the move, announced Monday, Google also offers an alternative to Microsoft's native Word, Excel and PowerPoint apps for iPhones and iPads.

VMware stamps its imprint on OpenStack, with eye toward VM management

OpenStack is seen as an alternative to some of VMware's virtualization products, but now VMware is bringing OpenStack into its fold.

Office 365 SMB editions to get a makeover

Microsoft will revamp its Office 365 lineup for small and midsize businesses (SMBs), adding features, dropping prices and increasing the flexibility to mix and match them with Office 365 plans for enterprises and with stand-alone applications.

The changes are the result of feedback from partners and existing Office 365 customers, and are intended to make the Office 365 application suite more attractive to SMBs and easier to market for channel resellers, Microsoft said on Wednesday.

Microsoft debuts cloud storage service for enterprises

Enterprises looking to cut costs of storing data can soon investigate a new service from Microsoft designed to save money by backing up information in the cloud. The service is available for a new set of storage appliances that the company will start selling Aug. 1.

IDC: Apps will drive public cloud spending to sustained double-digit growth

Global spending on public cloud services reached US$45.7 billion in 2013 and will experience a 23 percent compound annual growth rate through 2018, according to analyst firm IDC.

Some 86 percent of the 2013 total came from cloud software, which encompasses both SaaS (software as a service) applications and PaaS (platform as a service) offerings, with the remaining 14 percent generated by cloud infrastructure, IDC said Monday.

Microsoft adds Yammer to more Office 365 editions

Microsoft will bundle Yammer with more editions of Office 365, adding the enterprise social-networking product to the suite's editions for schools and midsize businesses.

Existing subscribers of Office 365 Midsize Business and Office 365 Education plans will get licenses for Yammer's Enterprise edition at no additional cost, the company said Monday.

EMC acquires TwinStrata to push corporate data into the cloud

Storage vendor EMC has scooped up cloud storage management company TwinStrata, the companies announced Tuesday.

The U.S.-based TwinStrata is the developer of CloudArray, a platform that allows enterprises to move their on premise stored data into over 20 public or private clouds. Data put on CloudArray is encrypted by default and automatically gets replicated or moved to a cloud service depending on a company's requirements.

Numvision, éditeur de logiciels BtoB de « cloud storage », lève des fonds pour son développement.

L’éditeur français de logiciels BtoB de « cloud storage » Numvision a bénéficié d’une levée de fonds de 500 000 euros pour étoffer sa gamme de solutions dédiées et son réseau de partenaires à l’international. L’éditeur français de logiciels spécialisé dans le cloud Numvision a bouclé un tour de table de 500 000 euros, financé par le fonds d’investissement lyonnais Veymont Participat

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