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By Stephen J. Bigelow Evaluate Apr 29, 2015

Which container platform should my organization deploy?

Despite the buzz around Docker, it's not the only container platform. So how do I know which container technology is right for my organization? Continue Reading


By Alex Barrett Get Started Apr 14, 2015

Second guessing the third platform of IT

The third platform is a broad term for social, mobile, cloud and other applications, united in the need for a scalable IT back-end. Continue Reading


By Basit Farooq Get Started May 20, 2015

SQL Server, Hadoop both part of Analytics Platform System

A need for data warehouses designed for large-volume data loading and complex analytical workloads led to Microsoft's Analytics Platform System. Continue Reading


By Joel Shore News May 20, 2015

New Qlik platform offers data visualization

Qlik recently announce a multi-service cloud suite, a platform approach for creating and sharing data visualizations. Continue Reading


Sponsored Mar 18, 2015

Driving Innovation Through an Open Management Platform

New approaches to converged infrastructure have made the setup even more powerful. See how flexible offerings give you centralized management and an open, extensible architecture. Continue Reading


By Valerie Silverthorne Get Started May 19, 2015

Guiding enterprises to the SoftLayer cloud platform

With a range of service offerings, the SoftLayer cloud platform is central to IBM's cloud strategy. But what options are under the SoftLayer umbrella? Continue Reading


Evaluate May 19, 2015

Book excerpt: How the SAP HANA platform stores data

This excerpt from 'Implementing SAP HANA, 2nd Edition,' explains the ins and outs of row and column storage, and how SAP HANA's approach to data storage can improve compression and performance. Continue Reading


By Bill McBeath Evaluate May 14, 2015

IoT platforms abound: Choose wisely

The relationship between an IoT app developer and an IoT platform provider is a long-term marriage. An expert suggests that it pays to choose wisely. Continue Reading


By Rob Wright News May 12, 2015

AlienVault updates SIEM platforms after vulnerabilities exposed

Security software maker AlienVault scrambled to patch two of its products after a security researcher exposed longstanding vulnerabilities in them. Continue Reading


By Valerie Silverthorne Evaluate May 08, 2015

Getting a handle on Google Cloud Platform options

With a range of options for big data, storage and more, Google Cloud Platform has become the public cloud of choice for many enterprise users. Continue Reading