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IBM extends Spectrum storage line into the cloud

IBM has expanded two products in its Spectrum line of software-based storage offerings to allow customers to build hybrid storage systems by combining in-house Spectrum deployments with IBM Cloud storage services.

Written by Joab Jackson26 Aug. 15 16:00

Former Google engineer revs up a new Linux filesystem

An ex-Googler is writing a file system, Bcachefs, to match the speed of traditional Linux file systems with the advanced scalability and reliability of newer file systems.

Written by Joab Jackson21 Aug. 15 23:04

Facebook releases software that creates more software

Facebook has released as open source a library it uses to generate code, called Codegen, providing a way for outside programmers to automate some of the routine work they do when creating large programs.

Written by Joab Jackson20 Aug. 15 23:44

Microsoft buddies up to Docker with Windows Server Containers

Microsoft has released a technical preview of the first publically available version of Windows Server Containers, which will be built into Windows Server 2016, the next version of Microsoft's operating system for servers.

Written by Joab Jackson19 Aug. 15 21:01

How Google looked to the past to develop a network for the future

When Google needed to expand its network beyond what could be supported by the commercial switches of the day, it looked back in time for a solution—deploying a decades-old architecture novel to the computer industry but widely used by telephone companies.

Written by Joab Jackson19 Aug. 15 01:32

Mozilla offers app to create Web pages on smartphones

The Mozilla Foundation wants to make sure that the Web remains a platform where anyone can create content, rather than just a place to consume information and services created by others.

Written by Joab Jackson18 Aug. 15 04:25

Kaspersky denies faking anti-virus info to thwart rivals

Responding to allegations from anonymous ex-employees, security firm Kaspersky Lab has denied planting misleading information in its public virus reports as a way to foil competitors.

Written by Joab Jackson15 Aug. 15 03:36

Google moves two cloud data analysis services out of beta

Two Google big data toolsets have finally moved out of beta and into full commercial release, adding to its cloud portfolio a data analysis framework and a service for managing data streams in real-time.

Written by Joab Jackson13 Aug. 15 04:28

GitHub launches desktop client to lure more developers

Looking to expand its already considerable user base, GitHub has introduced a new desktop GUI client that streamlines many of the functions of the online code repository.

Written by Joab Jackson13 Aug. 15 01:54