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Content tagged with Infrastructure as a Service posted in January 2012
Cloud Security, Costs Concern Federal IT Pros
News  |  1/31/2012  | 
As White House continues to push cloud computing, federal IT managers still worry about security and costs, Ponemon survey finds.
MicroStrategy Cloud, Social And Mobile Bets Pay Off
Commentary  |  1/30/2012  | 
Cloud-based business intelligence services, mobile delivery options and Facebook data-analysis capabilities help drive MicroStrategy's fast growth.
Kindle Fire Sales Hit 6 Million In Q4
News  |  1/30/2012  | 
Amazon's Android-based tablet expected to boost year-end revenues, which the company is slated to report Tuesday.
GSA Moving USA.gov, Data.gov To Public Cloud
News  |  1/25/2012  | 
Agency has awarded a $20.76 million contract to CGI Group to host its websites in a public cloud.
Infor Plays Catch Up On Mobile
News  |  1/24/2012  | 
Mobile CRM and approval apps run on iPhone and iPad; supporting Infor Motion 10 platform delivered first via the cloud.
Cloud Pushes Further Into Financial Services
News  |  1/20/2012  | 
Early adopters' success leads investment banks, brokers, market makers, and asset managers to push more sophisticated applications into the private cloud.
Amazon DynamoDB: Big Data's Big Cloud Moment
Commentary  |  1/19/2012  | 
Amazon's DynamoDB promises a database service fit even for Internet-scale companies with huge data sets. Whether big data players will give up servers comes down to economics and flexibility.
Federal Researchers Push Limits Of Cloud Computing
Commentary  |  1/18/2012  | 
Energy Department's Magellan project, measuring the expansion of the universe, determines cloud computing can't beat its HPC systems on cost or performance. But flexibility is another story.
Amazon Unveils Windows Server Free Trial
News  |  1/18/2012  | 
Amazon EC2 trial program opens up to software from Microsoft, as battle of cloud platforms heats up.
Microsoft Simplifies System Center 2012 License Fees
News  |  1/15/2012  | 
In Microsoft's battle with VMware for cloud management, price is a weapon. System Center 2012 users will have two options: a low-cost starter edition, or a datacenter edition for more virtualized shops.
Microsoft System Center 2012's Private Cloud Power, Explained
News  |  1/15/2012  | 
System Center 2012's self-provisioning and other features aim to help enterprises move to a more automated private cloud.
Microsoft Makes Cloud Management Move On VMware
News  |  1/14/2012  | 
New System Center suite, due in first half of 2012, centrally manages Windows Server in the data center plus future workloads in private clouds and Windows Azure public cloud. Can features, licensing tweaks lure VMware users?
Social Security Considers Private Cloud Storage
News  |  1/12/2012  | 
Agency seeks ideas on a new enterprise storage infrastructure to replace aging systems.
Virtualization Tops CIO Priorities In 2012: IDC
News  |  1/11/2012  | 
Savings from server consolidation will go to new IT innovations, IDC says.
Army Awards $250 Million Cloud Contract
News  |  1/6/2012  | 
IBM, Lockheed Martin, and HP will help the military consolidate data centers and provision IT via a private cloud.
2012's Top Cloud Trend: IT Delivers Platforms
Commentary  |  1/5/2012  | 
In part two of our look at 2012's top 12 cloud trends, expect sprawling public clouds, cranky users, and at least one really messy security mishap.
Amazon Elastic Beanstalk: Get Started Guide
News  |  1/5/2012  | 
Interested in using the cloud-based, all-in-one, rapid deployment environment that lives on top of the Amazon Web Services infrastructure? Check out this step-by-step advice.
Big Data: Why All The Fuss?
Commentary  |  1/4/2012  | 
Big Data can be mined even if you're not a big company, thanks to cheap computing power and storage and new cloud-based technologies.
Microsoft Azure In 2012: Watch Out Amazon?
Commentary  |  1/4/2012  | 
Look for Linux and Hadoop twists as Microsoft bolsters its cloud platform. Some observers say the changes could move Azure into more direct competition with Amazon Web Services.
Top 12 Cloud Trends Of 2012
Commentary  |  1/3/2012  | 
Five years into the cloud computing phenomenon, we're much more aware of the limitations and consequences. Here are 12 trends to watch in the coming year, starting with numbers 7 to 12.


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