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Content tagged with Cloud posted in February 2011
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NoSQL Firms CouchOne, Membase Merge To Become Couchbase
News  |  2/8/2011  | 
With complementary strengths, the startup firms behind CouchDB and Memcached will pool efforts for the next push in big data handling systems.
Google Spills Megastore's Secrets
News  |  2/8/2011  | 
A recently published paper sheds light on an important but seldom discussed Google storage system.
Drobo Introduces SMB Storage Systems
News  |  2/8/2011  | 
The 8- and 12-bay iSCSI SANs include automated thin provisioning and management dashboards.
VMware Offers Hybrid Cloud Management Console
News  |  2/7/2011  | 
Cloud Connector aims to speed operations with a single view into any ESX Server virtual machine built with vCloud data center services.
Global CIO: FCC's 'Net Neutrality' Scam Is Dead On Arrival
Commentary  |  2/7/2011  | 
The FCC's brazen power grab aimed at jamming bureaucracy down businesses's throats will be stifled by the new pro-growth Congress.
Blekko Battles Spam And Google Recruiters
News  |  2/7/2011  | 
The upstart search company's growth is bringing attention from users and the competition.
National Digital Archive Soaring Over Budget
News  |  2/7/2011  | 
The Electronic Records Archive project will cost 21% to 41% more than anticipated due to the lead agency's ineffective use of project management.
Global CIO: Rides Chatter Momentum Toward $2 Billion
Commentary  |  2/7/2011  | 
Salesforce's expanding product set and soaring enterprise sales make it the most influential cloud-software company in the world.
Global CIO: IBM's Most Disruptive Acquisition Of 2010 Is Netezza
Commentary  |  2/6/2011  | 
The Top 10 reasons why Netezza's shaking things up inside and outside of IBM—including some tough talk for Larry Ellison and Exadata.
Top 3 Technology Trends For SMBs In 2011
Commentary  |  2/4/2011  | 
Mobile, cloud, and the channel are where SMBs will see growth and a return to familiarity according to Steve Hilton of Analysys Mason.
Google Chrome 9 Brings WebGL
News  |  2/4/2011  | 
The latest stable version of Google's Chrome browser will make Web graphics faster.
NIST Issues Cloud Security Guidelines
News  |  2/4/2011  | 
The government standards body has launched a wiki to get feedback on its draft policies for securely deploying cloud computing.
Tech CEOs Pitch Savings Plan In Washington
News  |  2/4/2011  | 
The CEOs of Dell and IBM go to Washington to share their ideas on how the federal government can save $1 trillion over 10 years through more effective use of IT.
Microsoft Windows Azure Turns One, Still Growing Up
Commentary  |  2/3/2011  | 
The future of cloud computing lies with those services best able to invoke the hybrid model, where Microsoft still lags.
Dell Introduces Ubuntu-Powered Cloud Servers
News  |  2/3/2011  | 
Targeted to enterprises that want to build private clouds, Dell's integrated software and hardware packages combine Canonical's Ubuntu Enterprise Cloud with PowerEdge C servers.
Global CIO: Dell Preps iPad Killers As Cloud Business Booms
Commentary  |  2/3/2011  | 
Dell says its enterprise solutions span from modularized data centers to a upcoming tablets that'll displace Apple's wildly popular iPad.
Microsoft Challenges Google To Offer Patent Indemnification
News  |  2/3/2011  | 
If Google is so sure that the WebM video codec is safe, it should guarantee legal protection against patent claims, Microsoft argues.
OpenStack 'Bexar' Release Adds Cross-Hypervisor Support
News  |  2/2/2011  | 
The open source cloud project is adding ease-of-use features, support for Hyper-V, and "getting started" documentation.
Google's Android Market Enables Web Sales
News  |  2/2/2011  | 
With a preview of the forthcoming tablet-tuned version of Android and a redesigned Android Market, Google has addressed some longstanding gaps in its mobile arsenal.
Amazon Web Services Will Offer Oracle 11g
News  |  2/1/2011  | 
Amazon's EC2 cloud will no longer depend exclusively on the MySQL open source database system.
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