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Content tagged with Infrastructure as a Service posted in October 2011
6 Big Questions For Private Cloud Projects
Commentary  |  10/28/2011  | 
Cloud Technology Partners execs share advice on avoiding common traps as you move from legacy enterprise infrastructure to the private cloud.
5 Cloud Lessons Learned From Finance Industry Gurus
Commentary  |  10/27/2011  | 
The advantages of private clouds and the lack of good IT talent gets Boston members of the Wall Street Technology Association talking.
CIA: Cloud Solving Our Petascale Data Problem
News  |  10/25/2011  | 
Central Intelligence Agency CIO Gus Hunt says cloud computing will save money, produce better intelligence gathering and analysis, and even improve information security at the agency.
Clouds Vs. Outsourcing: The Next Battleground
News  |  10/19/2011  | 
Clamor for private cloud services from infrastructure-as-a-service providers threatens traditional outsourcing firms like HP and IBM.
Microsoft Counters Exadata With SQL Server Appliance
News  |  10/14/2011  | 
Appliance built on HP hardware promises database consolidation and rapid, virtualized private-cloud deployment.
A Platinum Idea from the Open Data Center Alliance
News  |  10/13/2011  | 
In the absence of widely adopted standard definitions for security requirements, cloud subscribers must do a lot of homework to compare one provider's offerings to another's and to determine exactly what they are getting in terms of security.
Web 2.0 Expo: Is This A Cloud Bubble?
News  |  10/13/2011  | 
Robert Scoble leads a debate about whether today's cloud environment is a revolution or a bubble--and notes a gulf between marketing and engineering teams on cloud.
IBM To Buy Platform Computing
News  |  10/11/2011  | 
Canadian vendor offers tools that help organizations manage distributed environments and build private clouds.
Microsoft Azure Named Top Cloud Performer
News  |  10/7/2011  | 
Google ranked second, Amazon Web Services sixth in Compuware's CloudSleuth monitoring tests; methodology is likely to be debated.
Homeland Security Plans 12 Cloud Services
News  |  10/7/2011  | 
DHS' aggressive cloud implementation includes new services for collaboration, software development, infrastructure, project management, and business intelligence.
Google Introduces Cloud Database
News  |  10/7/2011  | 
CloudSQL service is free, for now.
How Oracle's Public Cloud Is Different
News  |  10/6/2011  | 
By building its public cloud on Exadata and Exalogic appliances and implementing monthly subscription-based pricing, Oracle seeks to challenge Amazon, Rackspace.
Clouds, Consumerization, And The IT Toolbox
Commentary  |  10/6/2011  | 
Why should you look at cloud services and embrace the consumerization of IT? It's all about innovation, or the lack of it, from entrenched enterprise providers.
Benioff's Private Cloud Bluster: Can It Last?
Commentary  |  10/6/2011  | 
Salesforce CEO Benioff won't be stopped by Oracle CEO Ellison, as demonstrated by the Oracle OpenWorld keynote spat. Will Benioff's customers insist he stop the private cloud denial?
Amazon Tech Chief: Steve Jobs Was A Showman
News  |  10/6/2011  | 
Apple and Amazon are on a path to compete more closely than ever, but Werner Vogels says his rival's late co-founder established a customer-first culture that all businesses could learn from.
Oracle Takes Plunge Into Public Cloud Computing
News  |  10/5/2011  | 
CEO Ellison announces Oracle's move to infrastructure as a service at OpenWorld conference, where most of the emphasis has been on in-house, high end hardware appliances.
Windows 8 To Dish Up Azure Services
News  |  10/5/2011  | 
Microsoft says in Interop keynote that the next version of its desktop OS will be tightly integrated with its cloud operating system.
Will Management Tool Make IT Want More Oracle?
News  |  10/3/2011  | 
Enterprise Manager 12c, announced at OpenWorld, lets IT use one console to manage Oracle products running in data center or cloud.

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