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Microsoft OneDrive: Cloud Storage Price Showdown
News  |  6/23/2014  | 
Microsoft has boosted cloud storage and dropped prices. Is OneDrive now the best deal in town?
Cloud Trends To Watch: Structure 2014
Commentary  |  6/23/2014  | 
What's going on with jostling among Cloud Foundry, Docker, VMware, and Red Hat? Structure conference yielded several surprising conclusions.
Which IT Is Really Core? InformationWeek Video
Commentary  |  6/23/2014  | 
Box's Aaron Levie, GM's Randy Mott, and others weigh in on the role of outsourcing, insourcing, cloud.
IT For Competitive Advantage Interview: General Motors
IT For Competitive Advantage Interview: General Motors
InformationWeek Videos  |  6/23/2014  | 
Randy Mott, CIO at GM, discusses the challenges of how to scale core IT systems without losing agility.
IT For Competitive Advantage Interview: Box
IT For Competitive Advantage Interview: Box
InformationWeek Videos  |  6/23/2014  | 
Box CEO Aaron Levie discusses how to determine which IT systems are core for gaining competitive advantage.
Oracle Turns Cloud Corner
News  |  6/20/2014  | 
Oracle ends fiscal year with double-digit cloud gain, flat software sales, and hardware gains. CEO Ellison sets sights on Salesforce.com.
Rackspace Touts Containers On Bare Metal Servers
News  |  6/20/2014  | 
Rackspace lets customers run Linux containers on bare metal servers for maximum efficiency. Customer Pantheon shares interesting results.
Quick Takes: ScienceLogic and Cyan Announce New Products
Commentary  |  6/20/2014  | 
ScienceLogic updates CloudMapper to track dependencies in public and hybrid environments. Cyan announces Planet Orchestrate, a new application to help carriers and providers offer cloud services to customers.
Hybrid Clouds: What Are They Good For?
News  |  6/19/2014  | 
IT faces a high-stakes decision: Which workloads to run on public versus private infrastructure. See what 383 survey respondents have to say on the matter
Agriculture Dept. Turns To SDN
News  |  6/19/2014  | 
USDA's National Information Technology Center adopts software-defined networking in quest for "faster, better, cheaper" cloud services.
Amazon's Vogels: Sensitive Data Vs. Snowden Fear
News  |  6/19/2014  | 
Amazon CTO Werner Vogels, at Structure 2014 conference, disputes notion that holders of sensitive data will reject cloud after Snowden revelations.
Cloud Contracts: 8 Questions To Ask
Slideshows  |  6/19/2014  | 
What should you look for in a cloud contract? What's hiding in cloud providers' service-level agreements and terms? Read our expert guide.
Cloud Disaster Recovery: CIOs Must Lead
News  |  6/18/2014  | 
IT teams wary of public cloud often discount its value in disaster recovery. That does a disservice to the business.
Amazon, Google Spar Over SSDs In Cloud
News  |  6/18/2014  | 
Amazon makes solid state disks its default storage offering for running workloads in the cloud. Is Google ready to match that move?
SDN APIs & The Next Wave Of Innovation
Commentary  |  6/17/2014  | 
History teaches that technology standards drive innovation. SDN APIs will be no exception.
Frictionless IT: How To Get To Hybrid Cloud
News  |  6/17/2014  | 
Virtualization is commonplace in data centers, but here's how and why to take the next leap and create a hybrid cloud environment.
IoT: Get Security Right The First Time
Commentary  |  6/17/2014  | 
Let's start building security into the Internet of Things now, before everything becomes connected -- and hackable.
CloudHealth Finds Path To Amazon Savings
News  |  6/17/2014  | 
CloudHealth Technologies tracks usage of Amazon Web Services and recommends ways to improve service and cut costs.
Microsoft Brings Predictive Analysis To Azure
News  |  6/16/2014  | 
Microsoft Azure Machine Learning Service lets businesses model data and launch predictive services in the cloud.
Playing Games With The Internet Of Things
Commentary  |  6/16/2014  | 
For an IoT world to be a lucrative world, it needs to be a fun and rewarding. Here's how businesses can learn to play.
Value of Innovation Interview: University of Pittsburgh Medical Center
Value of Innovation Interview: University of Pittsburgh Medical Center
InformationWeek Videos  |  6/16/2014  | 
CIO Dan Drawbaugh discusses how to compete with conventional startups and the benefits of being an "alpha site."
Value of Innovation Interview: Battery Ventures, Part 2
Value of Innovation Interview: Battery Ventures, Part 2
InformationWeek Videos  |  6/16/2014  | 
Adrian Cockcroft discusses which parts of the system are locked down and which parts should have the ability to migrate.
Value of Innovation Interview: Battery Ventures, Part 1
Value of Innovation Interview: Battery Ventures, Part 1
InformationWeek Videos  |  6/16/2014  | 
Adrian Cockcroft of Battery Ventures discusses how to pick the right investments to spur innovation at the IW Conference.
Value of Innovation Interview: General Motors
Value of Innovation Interview: General Motors
InformationWeek Videos  |  6/16/2014  | 
GM CIO Randy Mott discusses how to bring down costs and improve the affordability of innovation at the IW Conference.
VMware VP: Linux Containers Are Complementary
News  |  6/13/2014  | 
VMware VP Mathew Lodge talks hybrid cloud, Amazon Web Services, and Docker containers.
When Internet Of Things Meets Imperfect Networks
Commentary  |  6/12/2014  | 
The Internet of Things creates a flow of data that often must be constant to be of real value. Bandwidth shortcomings need to be addressed sooner rather than later.
What Docker Means For VMware, Cloud
Commentary  |  6/12/2014  | 
Docker containers, backed by an unlikely group of allies, are suddenly the talk of the cloud community. What do containers represent in terms of IT's existing investment in VMware?
Hey IT Leaders, Don't Worry About Titles
Commentary  |  6/12/2014  | 
CIOs, or whatever we'll be called in five years, should ignore the hype about titles and laser-focus on being great business partners.
IBM Launches SoftLayer Data Centers
News  |  6/11/2014  | 
Two new data centers allow federal agencies to create cloud services quickly and securely on both virtual and bare metal servers. FedRAMP and FISMA certifications are in the works.
GoGrid Emerges As Cloud's Big Data Specialist
News  |  6/11/2014  | 
GoGrid founder John Keagy says company's IaaS architecture, designed for big data, provides higher performance than other clouds.
Honeywell Lyric: Smart Thermostat Targets Nest
News  |  6/10/2014  | 
Honeywell's new Lyric thermostat senses homeowners' proximity and adjusts temperature accordingly.
5 Hybrid Cloud Gotchas
News  |  6/10/2014  | 
Mixing public and private can deliver the best of both cloud worlds. But beware management complexity, cost volatility, data protection, and other potential snafus.
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7: What's New
News  |  6/10/2014  | 
Red Hat's Enterprise Linux Release 7 will support XFS files, Active Directory, and Docker containers.
Docker 1.0 Backed By IBM, Red Hat, Rackspace
News  |  6/10/2014  | 
Industry heavyweights line up at inaugural DockerCon user conference to support Docker as the de facto standard for Linux containers.
In Praise Of Shadow IT
Commentary  |  6/9/2014  | 
80% of those employed by enterprises larger than 1,000 people circumvent IT to use cloud-based tools, new research says. I say let them.
Docker 1.0 Linux Container System Takes Big Step
News  |  6/9/2014  | 
Docker CEO Ben Golub announces commercial support for a "production-ready" version of Docker, the defacto standard for Linux containers.
Equinix CIO Talks Data Center Insights
Commentary  |  6/9/2014  | 
Equinix CIO Brian Lillie will join InformationWeek Radio Tuesday to discuss data center design and the importance of bringing many communication carriers into one facility. Join us.
Is Hybrid Cloudy With Chance Of Failure? InformationWeek Video
Commentary  |  6/9/2014  | 
Netflix's former cloud architect Adrian Cockcroft and other cloud experts weigh in on the realities of hybrid cloud.
Provider Accreditations: Do They Matter?
Commentary  |  6/9/2014  | 
Although accreditations get a bad rap and are no guarantee of service quality, they can offer insight into what a provider deems important.
VMware Launches Analytics For Healthcare Providers
News  |  6/6/2014  | 
VMware's first vertical industry system collects key data from electronic medical records software and then analyzes performance.
Feds Need Cloud Procurement Standards
News  |  6/5/2014  | 
Federal agencies should develop a common way to evaluate services and prices offered by cloud service providers, says TechAmerica Foundation.
Gartner's Magic Quadrant 2014 For Cloud: Winners & Losers
News  |  6/4/2014  | 
Gartner's annual graphic of competitive positioning among tech providers reflects challenges for Rackspace, Dimension Data, and some other vendors.
VMware Fires Back At Amazon 'Import Portal'
News  |  6/4/2014  | 
Amazon threatens VMware turf with a new Connector and Import Portal. VMware's response: Not true hybrid cloud.
One Data, Undivided
Commentary  |  6/4/2014  | 
Having multiple copies of data to satisfy users and security concerns is costing companies time and money to maintain. The solution is the cloud.
Hadoop Summit: Momentum, Momentum, Momentum
News  |  6/3/2014  | 
At Hadoop Summit this week, Hortonworks will point to increasing adoption and Hadoop's shift from trendy to mainstream technology.
Amazon Opens On-Ramp For VMware Workloads
News  |  6/3/2014  | 
Amazon Web Services makes a bid for VMware-based workloads by giving vCenter virtual machine admins a direct link to its EC2 cloud.
Why 'Goldilocks Zone' Of Data Center Security Makes Sense
Commentary  |  6/2/2014  | 
VMware's networking CTO Martin Casado and security strategist Tom Corn make their case for using virtualization to embed security controls into the very fabric of the data center.
Salesforce.com Gets FedRAMP Approval For Government Cloud
News  |  5/30/2014  | 
Cloud computing is unleashing a "shotgun of innovation" in the public sector, says former federal CIO Vivek Kundra, now executive VP at Salesforce.com.
Energy-Sipping ARM Chips Made For Cloud
News  |  5/30/2014  | 
Applied Micro and Canonical demonstrate the first OpenStack cloud on a rack of ARM servers at a show in Taiwan.
Government Cloud Use Hits Inflection Point
News  |  5/30/2014  | 
New standards, security, and architectures mean the CloudFirst stars are finally coming into alignment.
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