Mike Vizard

Company: Penton Technology Group, Channel

Job Title: Contributing Editor

Mike Vizard

Michael Vizard is a seasoned IT journalist, with nearly 30 years of experience writing and editing about enterprise IT issues. He is a contributor to publications including Programmableweb, IT Business Edge, CIOinsight and UBM Tech. He formerly was editorial director for Ziff-Davis Enterprise, where he launched the company’s custom content division, and has also served as editor in chief for CRN and InfoWorld. He also has held editorial positions at PC Week, Computerworld and Digital Review.

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Log Management Service Provides Docker Visibility

Logentries, a provider of a log analytics application delivered as a software-as-a-service (SaaS) application, this week added a dashboard to its service to make it simpler to visualize Docker container.

New Relic Extends Analytics Reach to AWS

New Relic today announced at the AWS re:Invent conference today that it is adding support for the Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2) to the New Relic Software Analytics Cloud.

CoreOS CEO Alex Polvi

Smoothing the Kubernetes Path to AWS

CoreOS has launched an AWS Installer that makes use of a CloudFormation tool from AWS and kube-aws, a tool from CoreOS that automates cluster deployments, to simplify the deployment of the open source Kubernetes orchestration framework for managing containers.

HP Unveils Open Source Network Operating System

Looking to disrupt the business models of its enterprise networking rivals, Hewlett-Packard (HPQ) today unveiled an open source network operating system (NOS) with support from Accton Technology Corporation, Arista, Broadcom, Intel (INTC) and VMware (VMW).

Amit Zavery senior vice president of Oracle Cloud Platform

Oracle Dives into API Management in the Cloud

Oracle this week announced Oracle SOA Cloud Service and Oracle API Manager Cloud Service, which provides solution providers and their customers access to integration services delivered via cloud that are managed by Oracle.

TIBCO Sofware Extends Cloud BI Reach to Apache Spark

At the Strata + Hadoop World 2015 conference today TIBCO Software announced it is extending the reach of its Spotfire business intelligence software delivered via the cloud out to both Apache Spark in-memory computing clusters and SparkR.

Leighanne Levensaler senior vice president of products at Workday

Workday Flexes Cloud App Muscles

At the Workday Rising 2015 conference this week Workday not only bolstered its HR software-as-a-service (SaaS) portfolio, it also announced that over 150 organizations have committed to using the company’s financial software with 80 of them already live.

Michele Chambers chief marketing officer for Continuum Analytics

Continuum Analytics Extends Reach to AWS Cloud

At the Strata + Hadoop World 2015 Conference today Continuum Analytics unfurled extensions to its open source analytics application that serves to create a hybrid cloud computing platform.

Screenshot of the WaveMaker platform

WaveMaker Pushes RAD Tools into the Cloud

WaveMaker this week unfurled WaveMaker Online (WMO), an instance of its RAD development tools that can be invoked via what the company describes as an application platform-as-a-service (aPaaS) environment running on the Amazon Web Services (AWS) cloud.

Silver Peak Launches SD-WAN Channel Program

There may be no getting around carriers when it comes to delivering managed services in the age of the cloud, but increasingly there are ways to mitigate there influence.

Dreamhost CEO Simon Anderson

MSPs to Play Crucial OpenStack Cloud Role

Dreamhost CEO Simon Anderson said the marriage of the single-click deployment model developed by Dreamhost and OpenStack provides MSPs with a way to get into the management of cloud services in a way that shields them from a lot of the complexity of OpenStack.

Chad Jones chief strategy officer for Deep Information Sciences

Deep Information Sciences Scales MySQL

Deep Information Sciences created DeepSQL, an instance of MySQL that includes a different I/O engine developed by Deep Information Sciences. Initially available on IBM SoftLayer, Deep Information Sciences is now making that technology available in the cloud on Amazon Web Services (AWS).

Paul Doscher CEO of Restlet

Using Java to Prime the API Economy Engine

As the new CEO of Restlet, a provider of a cloud service that can be used design, build and deploy application programming interfaces (APIs) written in Java, Paul Doscher is making the case for using Java rather than the more ubiquitous forms of JavaScript.

Mirantis to Drive NFV Deployments Using OpenStack

Moving to make it simpler to use an OpenStack cloud management framework to manage network functions virtualization (NFV) software that promises to change how network services are delivered and managed, Mirantis, in partnership with Citrix, Metaswitch Networks and Overture Networks, this week announced a Mirantis NFV Initiative.

SAP Looks to Move Beyond CRM in the Cloud

With the launch of SAP hybris-as-a-service on the SAP HANA Cloud Platform, Carsten Thoma, president of the customer engagement and commerce business unit at SAP, said the time has come to transform the way the front office inside most organizations operates

Samantha Madrid head of network security product marketing for Palo Alto Networks

Palo Alto Networks Extends Cloud Reach into Governance

Palo Alto Networks this week launched Aperture, a SaaS application that both discovers what cloud services are being used by whom on what device and then provides a mechanism for controlling who gets access to them.

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