News & Commentary
Content tagged with Infrastructure as a Service posted in January 2013
Amazon E-Retail Down For Hour On Thursday
News  |  1/31/2013  | 
Amazon offers no explanation. Amazon Web Services continued functioning, with all services apparently available.
OVF 2.0 Takes On Cloud Lock-In Worries
News  |  1/30/2013  | 
DMTF standards body updates its vendor-neutral virtual machine file format. The goal: Make it easier to leap from cloud to cloud.
Amazon Profits Fall Despite Rising Revenue
News  |  1/29/2013  | 
Amazon reports fourth-quarter sales of $21.27 billion, but heavy capital expenditures led to a decline in net income in quarter and an overall $39 million loss for 2012.
IBM Expands Enterprise Cloud Services
News  |  1/29/2013  | 
IBM SmartCloud Enterprise+ can host SAP, other enterprise apps, and offer uptime rates of 99.7%.
Oracle Wants Cloud Cake And Hardware Wins
Commentary  |  1/29/2013  | 
Oracle hopes infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS) plan will help the company have its cake and eat it, too -- boosting Oracle hardware use and increasing cloud subscription revenue.
Amazon Startup Contest Winners Strut Stuff
News  |  1/25/2013  | 
Amazon Web Services challenge spotlights companies using AWS as a mobile application development environment.
VMware Invests $30 Million In Puppet Labs
News  |  1/23/2013  | 
VMware reaches deeper into the data center with support for popular open source configuration management firm. But there's a string attached.
Amazon Speeds Analytics With High-Memory Compute Instances
News  |  1/22/2013  | 
Amazon Web Services fills out its portfolio of workload-specific compute instances on the Elastic Compute Cloud.
Oracle Offers Subscription Pricing For On-Premises IaaS
News  |  1/18/2013  | 
Oracle will configure and charge monthly for familiar infrastructure-as-a-service appliances, rather than requiring a large upfront purchase.
U.K. Data Center Colocation Business Growing
News  |  1/17/2013  | 
U.K. companies are investing in data center colocation facilities to meet growing demand, as IT departments lean more on cloud computing.
Cloud Standards: Bottom Up, Not Top Down
News  |  1/16/2013  | 
IT has good reason to demand standardization in SaaS, IaaS and PaaS offerings. But what's interesting is that vendors themselves are just as interested, and in many cases, are driving standards efforts.
Microsoft Enhances System Center For Hybrid Cloud Work
News  |  1/15/2013  | 
With System Center's new service pack and Windows Server 2012, an IT administrator can create Hyper-V virtual machines and deploy them to internal data center, remote hosting service provider or public cloud, such as a Windows Azure site.
Obama's Developer Brain Trust: Inside The Big Battle
News  |  1/14/2013  | 
Tech leaders for the Obama for America team discuss their re-election project -- and a business-like culture clash between free-wheeling nerds and their goal-oriented bosses.
DropBox Restores Service, Mum On Outage Cause
News  |  1/11/2013  | 
DropBox client synching and upload services disappeared mid-Thursday afternoon, came back Friday morning.
OpenStack Brain Trust Gains $10M In New Funding
News  |  1/10/2013  | 
Mirantis, one of the only OpenStack brain trusts outside of Rackspace, lines up backers including Dell and Intel to elevate its prominence in the cloud systems integration business.
Why Application Performance Management Matters Now
News  |  1/8/2013  | 
As we rely more on virtualization and cloud, APM systems keep enterprise applications running at top speed for users. More system mapping, data analytics are among key needs.
Amazon's Cloud Revenues, Examined
Commentary  |  1/7/2013  | 
Two analyst firms upgrade Amazon Web Services for broad growth potential; one factor is a growing number of large customers.
Amazon's Dec. 24th Outage: A Closer Look
News  |  1/3/2013  | 
Amazon Web Services once again cites human error spread by automated systems for loss of load balancing at key facility Christmas Eve.
Microsoft Tries To Outflank Amazon With Azure Upgrades
News  |  1/3/2013  | 
Azure enhancements leave Microsoft well positioned against cloud competitors in 2013, analyst says.


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