Docker CFO Hire Tells a Bigger Story

 

Mike Gupta, the man credited with spearheading Twitter’s move to an initial public offering during 22 months as its CFO, was officially hired today by Docker Inc. as its Chief Financial Officer. Even an amateur business analyst can guess why.

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Cloud Computing

Google expands Compute Engine offerings with bigger VMs, autoscaling

Google Compute Engine, the company’s IaaS cloud computing offering, got a facelift today with the announcement that new autoscaling features and 32-core VMs would be available to the general public.

Autoscaler, according to an official blog post, is the same system that Google itself uses to dynamically scale the number of VMs being used by a given application based on load – users set utilization targets, and the autoscaling system spins up or shuts down VMs in order to keep, say, RAM utilization at 50%. The idea is to remove the need for extensive capacity planning and management, Google said.

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