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Content tagged with Cloud posted in March 2011
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Google App Engine Adds New Features
News  |  3/31/2011  | 
Java and Python software development kits get upgraded as Google refreshes its platform-as-a-service offering.
ShareFile Adds Native Android, Apple Apps
News  |  3/31/2011  | 
The file sharing and storage vendor used PhoneGap to build the optimized mobile applications, with BlackBerry, Windows Phone, and tablets to follow.
Cisco To Acquire NewScale For Cloud Self-Provisioning
News  |  3/30/2011  | 
The addition of a service catalog and self-service portal will make Cisco into more of a private cloud supplier.
Salesforce.com To Buy Radian6 For Social Media Monitoring
News  |  3/30/2011  | 
Radian6 makes tools to monitor and analyze comments from 150 million websites, social media sites, blogs, and discussion forums.
Amazon's Cloud Drive: First Impressions
Commentary  |  3/30/2011  | 
We take Amazon's new Cloud Drive music-streaming service for desktop browsers and Android handsets out for a spin.
Practical Analysis: Oracle Vs. HP -- Who's Got Your Back?
Commentary  |  3/28/2011  | 
Customers should opt to keep the vendor that's keeping their interests in mind.
VMware Moves Into Hybrid Cloud Management
News  |  3/27/2011  | 
With vCenter Operations, internal and external virtual machines get system configuration, performance management, and capacity management under VMware's umbrella.
Nimbula Readies Cloud OS Launch
News  |  3/27/2011  | 
Director operating system will enable providers to build out a cloud infrastructure like Amazon's EC2, then extend it with their own brand of added services, the firm announced at Cloud Connect.
2011 End User Device Survey
News  |  3/25/2011  | 
Cloud, mobility, and consumerization are stressing corporate IT. We surveyed 551 business technology pros to see how they plan to shine.
Cloud Security Challenges Include Audit Trails, Preventing Attacks
News  |  3/24/2011  | 
How to build an effective Security Operations Center to cope with new threats in the era of virtualization and cloud computing will be a major topic at the upcoming Connections Conference in Las Vegas in April.
FCCI Contractor Warns Of Cloud Pitfalls
News  |  3/24/2011  | 
Procurement and implementation, not the technology, will complicate government cloud deployment according to a Federal Cloud Computing Initiative contractor.
2011 End User Device Survey
News  |  3/24/2011  | 
Cloud, mobility, and consumerization are stressing corporate IT. We surveyed 551 business technology pros to see how they plan to shine.
NASA CTO For IT's Departure Highlights Fed's Cloud Challenges
Commentary  |  3/24/2011  | 
Chris Kemp was a force behind the government's Nebula cloud, and it isn't clear how fast the federal cloud computing effort will move forward after his departure.
Cloud Economics And The Customer Experience
Commentary  |  3/24/2011  | 
Businesses must ensure that cloud-enabled applications are tuned for optimal performance by paying close attention to network latency and other details of cloud architecture.
IBM Introduces Pre-Engineered Technology Services
News  |  3/23/2011  | 
Big Blue claims the standardized approach to server, storage, service desk, and unified communication projects can reduce the time of deployment and reduce management costs.
Box Brings Content Management To The Cloud
News  |  3/23/2011  | 
ECM Cloud Connect can move information between more than 40 on-site enterprise content management systems like Microsoft SharePoint and EMC Documentum and Box's cloud platform.
RPath Simplifies Building Workloads For Data Center, Cloud
Commentary  |  3/22/2011  | 
Operating system expertise is combined with a cross-hypervisor approach to offer a "service factory" for the visual assembly of software stacks.
Microsoft System Center Adds Private Cloud Portal
News  |  3/22/2011  | 
Concero, introduced at the Microsoft Management Summit in Las Vegas, will be able to deploy Hyper-V virtual machines to Windows Servers internally or to the Windows Azure cloud.
GSA: Cloud Computing Is Safer Than You Think
News  |  3/22/2011  | 
GSA assistant commissioner Mary Davie tries to dispel cloud computing 'myths' and says a phased deployment strategy will raise the chances for successful projects.
Intermedia Adds Online Backup For SMBs
News  |  3/22/2011  | 
Mozy partnership enables the hosted Exchange services provider to break into the data protection business for mobile and virtual offices.
Infusionsoft Upgrades SMB Marketing Automation Tool
News  |  3/22/2011  | 
The developer focuses on simplifying lead generation and campaign creation with the latest release of its cloud-based software.
Xerox's ACS Unit Buys CredenceHealth
News  |  3/21/2011  | 
The acquisition of CredenceHealth's clinical surveillance tools will expand ACS's line of Midas cloud-based healthcare software.
Global CIO: Even For Google, No Free Pass For SaaS
Commentary  |  3/21/2011  | 
Google has made a notable concession to business users of Google Apps. It's a sign of things to come for software as a service, as enterprise customers get more demanding.
Binfire Boosts Project Management In Collaboration App
News  |  3/21/2011  | 
The cloud-based software gets a real-time, interactive whiteboard, tagging, and free-form search.
IBM, C&W Partner On UK Smart Energy Cloud
News  |  3/21/2011  | 
Big Blue and its telecom ally hope to capture part of the British government's $13 billion plan to put smart meters in every home.
Western Digital Releases 6TB External Drive
News  |  3/18/2011  | 
My Book Studio Edition II storage system for the Mac adds a third more storage; the drive ships with software and instructions to reformat for Windows.
Cloud Becoming A Major Disaster Recovery Strategy
Commentary  |  3/17/2011  | 
In the wake of the Japan earthquake and tsunami, Nirvanix, Equinix, and other cloud companies are offering a helping hand to companies disrupted by -- or concerned about -- natural disasters.
Okta Shows Single Sign-On Service For Cloud Apps
Commentary  |  3/17/2011  | 
TechWebTV catches up with Okta at Cloud Connect 2011 to find out how the company is using its Active Directory-compliant single sign-on service to help enterprises easily give employees access to cloud services.
HP's Leo Apotheker Talks Turkey (And Some Trash)
Commentary  |  3/17/2011  | 
The new CEO wants us to forget the company’s recent tumultuous affairs and is working on crystalizing the message behind "The HP Way 2.0." View the video interview.
HP Poised To Capitalize On Apple, Amazon Lessons
Commentary  |  3/16/2011  | 
CEO Leo Apotheker may be on the verge of leveraging HP's core competencies in a way that few organizations can, thanks to its new focus on the cloud.
Time To Revisit Disaster Planning
Commentary  |  3/16/2011  | 
Japan's tragedy reminds us of why disaster recovery planning is so critical for healthcare data.
Did HP Just Unveil Carly 2.0?
Commentary  |  3/16/2011  | 
After six months of waiting, HP's new CEO Leo Apotheker finally revealed his strategic plans, leaving this writer wondering: Where's the beef?
Report Cards Planned For Federal IT Reform Plan
News  |  3/16/2011  | 
Federal CIO Vivek Kundra says the White House will issue twice-yearly assessments of how well the government is implement his ambitious 25-point plan for federal IT reform.
Google Apps: A Love Story
News  |  3/16/2011  | 
How the BI-LO grocery chain found happiness in the cloud.
NASA CTO Resigns To Launch Startup
News  |  3/16/2011  | 
Chris Kemp, the architect behind the agency's Nebula cloud computing platform, cited frustration with budget cuts in announcing his decision to form his own company.
Amazon Extends Private Cloud Capabilities
News  |  3/15/2011  | 
Customers have the option to connect to Amazon Web Services by setting up a virtual network within the cloud, eliminating the need to use a virtual private network.
Google Docs Adds Discussions
News  |  3/15/2011  | 
The latest addition to Docs shows that entrepreneurial culture can thrive even inside a company as large as Google.
OpenStack Governance, Rackspace Stacked
Commentary  |  3/15/2011  | 
The open source cloud project known as OpenStack has been in the spotlight recently, thanks in part to corporate support from Rackspace. While such support is often necessary for projects like OpenStack, questions remain about the company's role in governing it.
HP Goes All In On The Cloud
News  |  3/14/2011  | 
CEO Leo Apotheker details the company's plans to offer data synching, security, and other services that work from the end user device to the data center.
Apotheker Takes The Stage, Paints An HP Cloud Vision
Slideshows  |  3/14/2011  | 
Hewlett-Packard crafted a media and analyst summit where it envisioned the company at the center of cloud, connectivity and software, providing the enabling technology and services on top. New company captain Leo Apotheker, who has been traveling the globe talking to business customers and employees, was expected to talk about bringing HP back to its roots: Innovation, R&D, and engineering, perhaps with a misguided desire for the company to be as hip as Apple. Despite a reliance on buzz words (o
Global CIO: HP's Apotheker Focuses On Cloud, Not Consumers
Commentary  |  3/14/2011  | 
Public cloud storage, compute, and platform services are on tap starting later this year. So is a tablet, but HP's chief spent little time on that.
Google Offers Businesses Scheduled Release Of Features
News  |  3/14/2011  | 
Administrator can choose to have access to new Google Apps features immediately upon release or on a more leisurely scheduled release cycle.
Global CIO: My Farewell Column: 10 Big Things For CIOs To Think About
Commentary  |  3/13/2011  | 
Your humble columnist says goodbye and thanks, and poses 10 big questions today's CIOs need to answer.
Researchers Develop Low Power Memory
News  |  3/11/2011  | 
Nanotube technology invented by University of Illinois engineers holds promise for significantly extending battery life in mobile devices.
Werner Vogels Sees A Thousand Platforms Blooming
Commentary  |  3/11/2011  | 
Amazon's CTO envisions the EC2 infrastructure turning into a service platform, not just a source of compute cycles.
Global CIO: Saving Lives And Changing The World Via NPower
Commentary  |  3/11/2011  | 
About 30 world-class CIOs and some top IT companies are helping nonprofits unleash the power of technology in partnership with a marvelous organization called NPower.
Nimbula Readies Cloud OS Launch
News  |  3/10/2011  | 
Director operating system will enable providers to build out a cloud infrastructure like Amazon's EC2, then extend it with their own brand of added services, the firm announced at Cloud Connect.
CA Shows Prowess Of Visio-Like Cloud Deployment And Management Tool
Commentary  |  3/10/2011  | 
CA Technologies was one of the many systems providers on hand at Cloud Connect in Silicon Valley that were showing off point-and-click cloud provisioning and management tools.
HP Adding WebOS To Windows PCs
News  |  3/10/2011  | 
The world's largest computer maker is looking to leverage the millions of PCs it sells every year to build a huge platform that will prove attractive to app developers.
Cloud Computing Savings From Shutting Down
News  |  3/10/2011  | 
Forrester Research analyst said at Cloud Connect you're guaranteed to save money in the cloud simply by scaling your workload based on demand.
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