News & Commentary
Content tagged with Cloud posted in May 2011
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Trend Micro Intros File Sharing, Backup For SMBs
News  |  5/11/2011  | 
SafeSync for Business is the security vendor's cloud service aimed at smaller offices and mobile or virtual teams.
Cutting Through Buzzword Bull At Interop
Commentary  |  5/11/2011  | 
After a couple of days in Las Vegas hearing all about 'cloud' this and 'fabric' that, a translation is in order.
Consumerization And Cloud: IT Isn't Keeping Up
Commentary  |  5/11/2011  | 
Citrix CEO in his Interop keynote envisions a policy of letting employees bring their own devices to work, and a world where IT's role is supporting, not controlling.
Global CIO: Get Out Of The Office More
Commentary  |  5/11/2011  | 
A rich marketplace of ideas awaits IT leaders who force themselves to venture out of their comfy confines.
Engine Yard Sees Ruby As Cloud Springboard
News  |  5/11/2011  | 
Company executives tout the application platform provider's ability to quickly transfer customers out of the crashing Amazon cloud in April.
Acronis Unveils Integrated Disaster Recovery, Data Protection Platform
News  |  5/10/2011  | 
Targeted to hybrid physical-virtual-cloud IT environments, Acronis Backup & Recovery 11 is designed to help businesses trim maintenance, support, and licensing costs.
Citrix CTO Advises Demanding Clarity From Vendors On Cloud
News  |  5/10/2011  | 
Cloud thought leader Simon Crosby talks about standards, open source, Xen's power center, and where VMware kicks butt.
Google Revs App Engine With Business Features
News  |  5/10/2011  | 
The cloud platform service is subsuming App Engine for Business in preparation for an official release later this year.
Ford, Google Partner To Boost Car Efficiency
News  |  5/10/2011  | 
Using the Google Prediction API and cloud services, Ford could optimize the performance of its hybrid electric vehicles.
Google I/O: Movies, Music, Android Ice Cream Sandwich
News  |  5/10/2011  | 
Android is growing fast, Google said at its developers conference, and soon will be able to interact with home appliances and other hardware.
CA To Offer Cloud-Based Backup, Recovery
News  |  5/10/2011  | 
Targeting SMBs and branch offices, CA will launch a version of its ARCserve platform on the Windows Azure cloud later this year in partnership with Microsoft.
Skype Deal: Collaboration Is Microsoft's Game To Lose
Commentary  |  5/10/2011  | 
Microsoft’s $8.5 billion deal to buy Skype shows it building around its strength in enterprise collaboration software. But will it squander its advantage?
Feds Seek $2.5 Billion In Cloud Services
News  |  5/10/2011  | 
The General Services Administration is asking vendors to bid to supply cloud email, cloud office automation services, and cloud-based records management services.
Dell Intros Enterprise Servers, Switches
News  |  5/10/2011  | 
Products, including networking and storage offerings, are targeted at companies looking to scale bandwidth and utilize more virtualized services.
Aryaka Completes WAN Optimization Network
News  |  5/10/2011  | 
The startup says it can accelerate in-house applications between a data center and branch offices with a pure cloud service, eliminating the need for customer-side hardware or software.
Riverbed, Akamai Partner On WAN Optimization For Clouds
News  |  5/10/2011  | 
Akamai will install Riverbed's Steelhead appliances into its points of presence, while Riverbed will integrate Akamai's routing and caching smarts into its enterprise data center appliances.
Amazon SLAs Didn't Cover Major Outage
Commentary  |  5/9/2011  | 
Customers affected by the recent EC2 outage were compensated by Amazon, but not because the terms of the service level agreement required it.
EMC CEO Prescribes Cloud For IT Pain Relief
News  |  5/9/2011  | 
Private and public clouds were front and center at EMC World, but Joe Tucci's keynote address lacked detail about how clouds will ease IT pain.
3-D Tools Let You Search, View Human Body
News  |  5/9/2011  | 
Interactive Healthline BodyMaps tools introduced by Healthline and GE let users navigate 3-D images of human body, and eventually view how diseases progress.
Dell Boomi Simplifies Integrating Java Apps With Cloud
News  |  5/9/2011  | 
Latest version of AtomSphere allows Java enterprise apps to connect with external software as a service.
Apple iOS Gets NoSQL System For Synchronizing Data
News  |  5/7/2011  | 
Mobile Couchbase beta is available to iPhone and iPad developers as a free download for mobile device applications.
InformationWeek Analytics Presents: The Best of Interop 2011
Slideshows  |  5/6/2011  | 
Well, the votes are in and once again we're pleased to bring you the top new products that appeared at Interop 2011 Las Vegas. Every year, my fellow judges and I are delighted to be able to review and compare some of the hottest technology available, and this year was no exception. This year we had 135 qualified entries for Best of Interop, and in reviewing the nominees this year the trend seems to be a focus on a number of great products to allocate, secure, manage, and improve the performance
Navy Details Ambitious IT Plan
News  |  5/6/2011  | 
Improving cybersecurity and recruiting a more qualified workforce are among goals CIO Terry Halvorsen has set for the military service over the next two years.
Feds Draw Lessons From Private Sector IT
News  |  5/6/2011  | 
Federal CIO Vivek Kundra said the government must innovate by borrowing best practices from the private sector during a panel discussion at the InformationWeek Government IT Leadership Forum.
Mashery Raises $11 Million For API Management
News  |  5/5/2011  | 
OpenView Venture Partners, Formative Ventures, .406 Ventures, and Cisco Systems invested in the firm, which boasts Netflix, the New York Times, Best Buy, and others among its customers.
Brocade Intros 16 Gbps Fibre Channel For Clouds
News  |  5/5/2011  | 
Firm is also boosting its 10-Gbps Ethernet line, but Fibre Channel is at the core of its CloudPlex fabric.
Carahsoft, CollabNet Win $29 Million Defense Contract
News  |  5/5/2011  | 
The Department of Defense will use CollabNet software and services to extend the Forge.mil initiative for collaborative software development.
Global CIO: Don't Let The Innovation Lab Become An Ivory Tower
Commentary  |  5/5/2011  | 
ADP CIO Mike Capone has just launched a lab with a plan to keep it grounded in reality.
India Adopts New Privacy Rules
News  |  5/4/2011  | 
Organizations doing business in India may be forced to re-evaluate how they handle personal information.
Red Hat Cloud Platform Challenges VMware, Microsoft
Commentary  |  5/4/2011  | 
The beta release of OpenShift uses Amazon as a platform for building interoperable cloud workloads.
Iomega Intros Network Storage For SMBs
News  |  5/4/2011  | 
The StorCenter family of NAS devices represents a move-up market for Iomega, in part to round out parent company EMC's product portfolio.
VMware Cloud Foundry Suffers Service Outage
News  |  5/3/2011  | 
As the beta development platform was recovering from a minor power supply problem, human error worsened the setback.
Seagate Introduces 1TB Per Platter HDD
News  |  5/3/2011  | 
The 3.5-inch GoFlex is the first commercially available external hard disk drive to deliver capacities of up to 3TB.
Interop Las Vegas: From Cloud SLAs To Slates
News  |  5/2/2011  | 
Annual desert tech fest to cover the full range of technology and service issues that will confront IT pros as they implement next-generation architectures.
Amazon Meltdown Required Reading At Fail University
Commentary  |  5/2/2011  | 
We're starting to learn more about what happened during the Great AWS Outage last month. Perhaps the fault lies not in our servers, but in ourselves.
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