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8 Things You May Not Know About Docker

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8 Things You May Not Know About Docker

It’s possible that containers and container management tools like Docker will be the single most important thing to happen to the data center since the mainstream adoption of hardware virtualization in the 90s. In the past 12 months, the technology has matured beyond powering large-scale startups like Twitter and Airbnb and found its way into the data centers of major banks, retailers and even NASA. When I first heard about Docker a couple years ago, I started off as a skeptic. I blew it off as skillful marketing hype around an old concept of Linux containers. But after incorporating it successfully into several projects at Spantree I am now a convert. It has saved my team an enormous amount of time, money and headaches and has become the underpinning of our technical stack.

Tech News Recap for the Week of 4/20/2015

Were you busy last week? Here’s a quick tech news recap of articles you may have missed from the week of 4/20/2015.

From Data Collection and Analysis to Business Action

Guest post from Azmi Jafarey. Azmi is an IT leader with over 25 years of experience in IT innovation. He was CIO at Ipswitch,, Inc. for the last nine years, responsible for operations, infrastructure, business apps and BI. In 2013, he was named CIO of the year by Boston Business Journal and Mass High Tech. You can hear more from Azmi on his blog: http://hitechcio.com/   Here is a progression that most businesses experience in the data arena.

How to Prepare Your Environment for the Software Defined Networking Era

Whether it’s VMware NSX or Cisco ACI, to adopt any software defined networking solution there is a lot of backend work that needs to be done. Before you get into the weeds around specific products, take a step back. To be successful, you’re going to need to have a level of understanding about your applications you’ve never needed before. The key is to take the proper steps now to make sure you can adopt software defined networking technologies when the time comes.

If You Could Transform Your IT Strategy, Would You?

As you may know, GreenPages recently launched our Transformation Services Group, a new practice dedicated to providing customers with the agility, flexibility and innovation they need to compete in the modern era of cloud computing.

Launching GreenPages' Transformation Services Group

I am excited to announce that today, with the launch of GreenPages' Transformation Services Group, GreenPages took a major step in the continuing evolution of our company. This evolution was done for one reason, and one reason only –to meet the needs of our customers as they strive to compete in today’s rapidly-changing business and technology environment.

Tech News Recap for the Week of 4/6/2015

Were you busy last week? Here’s a quick tech news recap of articles you may have missed from the week of 4/6/2015.

Disaster Recovery as a Service: Does it make sense for you?

Does disaster recovery as a service make sense for your organization? It is oftentimes more cost effective and less of a headache than traditional disaster recovery options. As the importance of information infrastructure and applications grows, disaster recovery continues to become more and more critical to a company's success. In this video, I break down the benefits of Disaster Recovery as a Service and discuss how you go about finding a solution that fits your needs. Benefits include:

Tech News Recap for the Week of 3/30/2015

Were you busy last week? Here’s a quick tech news recap of articles you may have missed from the week of 3/30/2015.

vCloud Air: Helping a customer move to a hybrid cloud environment

As you most likely know, vCloud Air is VMware’s offering in the hybrid/public cloud space. In my opinion, it’s a great offering. It allows you to take existing virtual machines and migrate those up to the cloud so that you can manage everything with your existing virtual center. It’s also a very good option to do disaster recovery.

CIO Focus Interview: Isaac Sacolick, Greenwich Associates

For this CIO Focus Interview, I got the pleasure of interviewing Isaac Sacolick. Isaac is the Global CIO and a Managing Director at Greenwich Associates and is recognized as an industry leading, innovative CIO. In 2013, he received Tech Target’s CIO award for Technology Advancement. The past two years, he’s been on the Huffington Post’s Top 100 Most Social CIOs list. I would highly recommend reading his blog, Social, Agile and Transformation and also following him on Twitter (@nyike).

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