News & Commentary
Content tagged with Infrastructure as a Service posted in November 2011
How Netflix, Zynga Beat Amazon Cloud Failure
News  |  11/30/2011  | 
When Amazon Web Services crashed in April, Netflix and Zynga kept operating because they designed their systems to accommodate that possibility.
Cloud Computing's Unintended Consequences
Commentary  |  11/29/2011  | 
Wise CIOs will gravitate toward services, become more data-driven, and factor more frequent usage spikes into their capacity planning.
Obama Orders Agencies To Move Records To Cloud
News  |  11/29/2011  | 
White House tells federal agencies to improve records management by considering new electronic alternatives.
Amazon's New Data Center Could Save You Money
News  |  11/22/2011  | 
With Oregon data center, Amazon Web Services gives West Coast infrastructure-as-a-service customers a 10% price break.
Reviewcam: Ironscale's Bare Metal in the Cloud
News  |  11/21/2011  | 
There are plenty of cloud services, but many rely on virtual processes running on shared systems. Stratascale's Ironscale lets you provision bare metal services. Mike Fratto provides a hands-on review of how it works and what you can do with it.
Should Postal Service Offer Email, Online Storage?
News  |  11/21/2011  | 
USPS Inspector General urges development of digital services so postal service can take advantage of Internet economy and ease some of its financial woes.
It's A New Dell
Commentary  |  11/16/2011  | 
Michael Dell talks customer outcomes, not infrastructure, as he sits down with InformationWeek editors--but he's got plenty of PC fight left in him.
Cloud Security: Better Than We Think?
Commentary  |  11/11/2011  | 
Conventional wisdom says that cloud computing is inherently less secure. But many government experts are focused on cloud computing's security strengths.
8 Smart Ways To Use Dropbox
News  |  11/11/2011  | 
Dropbox lets you do much more than file sharing via its cloud-based storage service. Consider these eight tips to make your life easier.
Box.net Uses Collaboration For Cloud Storage Advantage
Commentary  |  11/10/2011  | 
Vendor is at the forefront of capitalizing on social, analytics, and other capabilities that we only dream about--or don't even know to dream about.
Cloud Myth 101: Cloud Is A Place
Commentary  |  11/9/2011  | 
You don't get to simply load your old enterprise IT problems on a truck and arrive at a new abode. But you do get to decide what kind of IT shop to become.
Amazon Public Cloud Eyes Financial Services Customers
News  |  11/9/2011  | 
Highly regulated financial services companies are gradually overcoming hurdles to public cloud, says Amazon Web Services cloud guru, Adam Selipsky.
Even At NASA, CIOs Get Practical On Cloud
Commentary  |  11/4/2011  | 
Workday's SaaS lineup catches the eye of even conservative IT chiefs, while NASA builds an app store for scientists, and RIM moves MDM off premise. That's no hype.
IBM Gives First Glimpse Into Cloud Sales
Commentary  |  11/4/2011  | 
With processes in place to track its cloud revenue, IBM puts its SaaS business at "hundreds of millions" of dollars. It's a start, but more details are needed.
NASA Plans Cloud Marketplace For Scientists
News  |  11/3/2011  | 
Cloud services suite to expand with platform as a service, data as a service, and a new cloud computing storefront likened to Apple's AppStore and Google's Android Market.
SAP Readies Comprehensive Cloud Strategy
Commentary  |  11/3/2011  | 
Co-CEO Bill McDermott says SAP is ready to "unleash the tiger" in the cloud computing market in 2012.
Avnet CIO Talks Cloud, BYOD
Commentary  |  11/2/2011  | 
Cost savings is a big consideration, says Avnet CIO Steve Phillips, but the global electronics distributor sees other advantages to giving employees choices.
Feds Aim To Speed Cloud Adoption With New Roadmap
News  |  11/2/2011  | 
Interagency collaboration produces strategy that outlines requirements and standards. Will it make it easier for agencies to buy into cloud?
Box CEO Sees Need For Enterprise 2.0 Revolution
News  |  11/1/2011  | 
Levie sees need for startups to unite to bring Web 2.0 into the enterprise.


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