News & Commentary
Content tagged with Infrastructure as a Service posted in October 2013
IBM Shifts SmartCloud Customers To SoftLayer
News  |  10/31/2013  | 
IBM customers have been notified to move by Jan. 31; IBM SoftLayer unit operates 13 data centers.
Nebula, GigaSpaces Team To Ease OpenStack App Migrations
News  |  10/30/2013  | 
Nebula configures the hardware, while GigaSpaces' Cloudify helps prepare complex legacy apps to migrate into an OpenStack private cloud.
Cloud Deployment Debate: Bake Or Bootstrap?
Commentary  |  10/30/2013  | 
Anyone who wants to use a public IaaS provider like Amazon Web Services needs to use machine images. Let's delve into the confusion about how to best use those images.
Docker Finds Open Source Success
News  |  10/29/2013  | 
PaaS firm formerly known as dotCloud changes its name to Docker after developers embrace open source Docker.org project.
NTT Invests $875M In U.S. Colocation, Cloud Companies
News  |  10/28/2013  | 
Japanese telecom giant will pay $525 million for Virtela enterprise communications and $350 million for an 80% stake in RagingWire data centers.
Your Cloud Provider Is Not The Boss
Commentary  |  10/28/2013  | 
Cloud providers deliver great infrastructure and applications, but they are not in charge of the entire customer experience. That job still belongs to IT.
Los Angeles Gives Cloud Email Another Chance
News  |  10/28/2013  | 
After an FBI security rule prevented the LAPD from using Google Apps, the city was forced to backpedal from its move to the cloud. Now Los Angeles is trying again.
Datalink Lets Feds Test Drive Cloud
News  |  10/28/2013  | 
New service offers federal agencies a way to evaluate different cloud systems that align with their own configurations before they commit to a provider.
Amazon Web Services Revenue: New Details
News  |  10/24/2013  | 
Amazon reports higher-than-expected revenues in third quarter. Service revenues from AWS represent 84% of the monies in Amazon's long-shrouded "other" balance sheet category, analysts said.
Google App Engine Swings, But OpenStack Is King
News  |  10/24/2013  | 
Cloud users voted with their feet, made OpenStack topics the most popular sessions at Cloud Connect 2013. Here's what they learned.
Herding Clouds: IT Faces Its Hybrid Future
News  |  10/23/2013  | 
Wrangling hybrid, multivendor cloud infrastructures is confounding, costly and increasingly critical.
Containers Add New Efficiency To Cloud Computing
Commentary  |  10/23/2013  | 
Why use an entire operating system just to run one application? Containers-as-a-service offer a smarter way to run applications in the cloud.
Cloud Vs. Tough Problems From Business To Weather
News  |  10/23/2013  | 
ZipCar founder Robin Chase and other Cloud Connect 2013 speakers explain how cloud can help solve pressing world problems.
IBM Creates Federal Cloud Innovation Center
News  |  10/22/2013  | 
Center focuses on encouraging government agencies to adopt open standards for cloud computing.
Cloud Lets You Test Business Ideas Faster
News  |  10/22/2013  | 
Cloud offers a low-risk, high-reward way to rapidly test new business ideas, much like successful fighter pilots can quickly adapt and outpace opponents, says BMC's David Roberts at Cloud Connect.
PaasLane Speeds Cloud App Migrations
News  |  10/20/2013  | 
Cloud Technology Partners launches system that simplifies migrating legacy applications into the generic cloud, says Amazon version is on the way.
Cloud Infrastructure Buyers: Job 1 Is Studying Architecture
News  |  10/18/2013  | 
No two cloud infrastructure vendors are exactly alike.
OpenStack Havana Has Amazon-Like Aura
News  |  10/18/2013  | 
OpenStack is building up services fast, including some aspects of platform-as-a-service, in its new Havana release. That increases its appeal as the basis for private cloud in the enterprise.
Cloud Stack Wars: Tough Questions
Commentary  |  10/17/2013  | 
HP, Verizon Terremark and VMware executives back different cloud stacks, leaving us with important private cloud questions. Let's explore some chinks in the armor.
Avoiding Cloud Lock-In
News  |  10/17/2013  | 
Moving data into a cloud service is easier than getting it out. Here's what agencies must consider before signing on the dotted line.
IBM Hardware Slide Drags Down Q3 Results
News  |  10/17/2013  | 
IBM revenue declines 4.1% as hardware sales sag 16.6%. Unix servers are the loss leader.
Nirvanix Shutdown: HP Steps In To Move Data
News  |  10/10/2013  | 
HP helps a customer move crucial data out of the Nirvanix cloud, through a migration script and across 200 miles to HP Public Cloud.
IBM Solves Virtual Machine 'Noisy Neighbor' Problem
News  |  10/10/2013  | 
New IBM patent shifts VMs to load balance network bandwidth, making better use of all computing and network resources.
Microsoft's Azure Cloud Move: What It Means
Commentary  |  10/9/2013  | 
Microsoft offers customers an easy roadmap into the cloud through the familiar Windows Server management console.
Microsoft Charges Into Enterprise Cloud Market
News  |  10/8/2013  | 
Microsoft updates Azure, Windows Server and other enterprise products as part of aggressive push into cloud market valued at $2 trillion.
Ubuntu Pushes Open Cloud Platforms
News  |  10/8/2013  | 
Open-source OS Ubuntu is the quiet leader in cloud VM deployments and OpenStack development.
European-American Cloud Conflict: Bad for Business
News  |  10/8/2013  | 
Europe is proposing privacy regulations that directly contradict American law. Business could get caught in the middle.
Microsoft Reveals Azure Cloud For Government Agencies
News  |  10/8/2013  | 
Windows Azure U.S. Government Cloud will meet Defense Department security standards in a multi-tenant environment.
SeaMicro Behind 'Revolutionary' New Verizon Cloud Servers
News  |  10/7/2013  | 
AMD-owned SeaMicro says cloud server technology it developed with Verizon is more energy efficient and can be managed as easily as on-site hardware.
7 Vendors To Watch At Cloud Connect Chicago 2013
Slideshows  |  10/4/2013  | 
Learn the latest in cloud strategies and technologies at Cloud Connect in Chicago. Our preview showcases vendors making news there.
Verizon Pushes Into Google, Amazon, Microsoft IaaS Territory
News  |  10/3/2013  | 
Verizon's cloud unit has re-architected seven cloud data centers with "triple" their former density of infrastructure.
The New Bank Robbers: Emerging Cloud Threats
Commentary  |  10/2/2013  | 
Today's outlaws target data, not cash. Here are some key considerations as you choose a cloud service provider for your enterprise.
Nirvanix Declares Bankruptcy; Customer Data Pours Out
News  |  10/2/2013  | 
Nirvanix partner IBM helps storage users exit the cloud service; CoreSite and Rackspace offer further assistance.
Microsoft Azure Earns FedRAMP Approval
News  |  10/1/2013  | 
Microsoft's Windows Azure platform passes key security hurdle, joins cloud vendor list for federal agencies.


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