News & Commentary
Content tagged with Infrastructure as a Service posted in October 2012
Amazon, Equinix Data Centers Vs. Hurricane Sandy
News  |  10/31/2012  | 
As Hurricane Sandy battered the Northeast, Amazon Web Services and Equinix data centers held up for most customers.
VMware Revenues Show Cloud Worries
Commentary  |  10/26/2012  | 
VMware rules the virtualization market and wants to do the same with cloud. Can it pull that off and continue its fast-paced growth?
How The Feds Drive Cloud Innovation
Commentary  |  10/26/2012  | 
NASA, the Department of Defense, and other federal agencies are shifting toward more strategic and complex cloud applications, as they try to drive down costs amid flat IT budgets.
Infrastructure-As-A-Service Options
News  |  10/24/2012  | 
Our latest Buyer's Guide looks at 8 top IaaS offerings in a range of categories.
Yottabyte Launches Cloud Operating System
News  |  10/24/2012  | 
New OS lets IT managers build scalable private, public, or hybrid cloud environments from commodity components.
Transitions Within the Data Centre and Boosting the Safety of the Cloud
News  |  10/24/2012  | 
With high-energy costs, wasted resources and the advent of cloud computing, organisations are rethinking their data centre strategies.
Amazon Outage: Multiple Zones A Smart Strategy
News  |  10/23/2012  | 
Amazon Web Services loses one availability zone Monday at its most heavily used site.
Rackspace Adds Block Storage, Answers Amazon
News  |  10/23/2012  | 
Cloud block storage will help Rackspace compete more directly with Amazon, says CTO.
Amazon Sells Customers On Long-Term Use
News  |  10/22/2012  | 
As more Amazon customers sign up for routine use of cloud services, Cloudyn introduces a calculator to help choose cost-efficient mix of long-term and on-demand servers.
Did OpenStack Let VMware Into The Henhouse?
Commentary  |  10/18/2012  | 
VMware has paid its way onto the board of OpenStack, the open source alternative for enterprise cloud standards. Here's what OpenStack must do now.
Application Monitoring Beyond The Web
News  |  10/18/2012  | 
Most IT teams have synthetic monitoring of their sites down. Now it's time to extend that vigilance to client-server applications.
Expect To Save Millions In The Cloud? Prove It
Commentary  |  10/12/2012  | 
Top government IT officials will discuss their plans to implement cloud computing and save money at the GovCloud 2012 conference in Washington.
Google Officially Speeds Up Web Page Loads
News  |  10/11/2012  | 
Google's mod_pagespeed software, finally exiting beta after two years, reduces load times of Web pages served by Apache Web servers by as much as 50%.
Amazon's Share Of Government Cloud Computing 'Accelerating'
News  |  10/10/2012  | 
As Amazon announces new services for government customers, it says the 1,800 government and education customers that now use Amazon Web Services prove "rapid" adoption of its cloud computing products.
IBM, AT&T Team On Secure Cloud Services
News  |  10/9/2012  | 
Business customers can opt for secure connection to IBM's SmartCloud Enterprise+ cloud services via AT&T VPN network.
CliQr's Elevator Pitch: Any App, In Any Cloud
News  |  10/9/2012  | 
Startup's CEO talks about CliQr's promise to put any legacy application on any public cloud, without modification. Check out video interviews from InformationWeek 500 and Valley View.
Inside One Amazon Cloud Customer's Zone Defense
News  |  10/5/2012  | 
How does Okta ensure its service stays up and running on Amazon EC2? It takes an extreme view of Amazon's advice and replicates data in five availability zones.
HP's Decline: Customers Get Fresh Helping Of Uncertainty
Commentary  |  10/4/2012  | 
HP CEO Meg Whitman cites 'bloat' as barrier to turnaround, plans layoffs and slimmer product lines. One reality: customer trust runs low, even as cloud services gain traction.
Oracle Open World: 6 Rants and Raves
Commentary  |  10/4/2012  | 
Oracle's cloud vision and announcements on key features deserve praise, but we need to see more substance behind the promises and more reality in the claims.
Oracle Touts Cloud Flourishes, Trashes Salesforce.com
Commentary  |  10/3/2012  | 
At Oracle Open World, CEO Ellison lays on the rhetoric that Oracle's approach is safer than Salesforce.com's. Oracle customers will find his new cloud vision has a familiar bundle of enterprise software at its core.
Microsoft Hyper-V Keeps Pushing On VMware
Commentary  |  10/1/2012  | 
Watch out, VMware. Redmond wants a piece of the cloud market, but hypervisor improvements in Server 2012 can also boost reliability and DR in smaller shops.


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