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Content tagged with Infrastructure as a Service posted in November 2012
Feds Pull Plug On 'One Stop' Cloud Portal
News  |  11/30/2012  | 
The General Services Administration plans to decommission Uncle Sam's site, which was supposed to make it easy for agencies to acquire software as a service.
Celtics, Nets Score With Unified Communications
Commentary  |  11/30/2012  | 
NBA teams' IT executives explain how and why they decided among on-premises, hybrid and hosted technology services.
Amazon's Vogels Challenges IT: Rethink App Dev
News  |  11/29/2012  | 
Amazon Web Services CTO says promised land of cloud computing requires a new generation of applications that follow different principles.
Google Counters Amazon's Storage Price Cuts
News  |  11/29/2012  | 
Google cut storage prices by 20% at start of week, and then slashed another 10% in response to Amazon's price drops. Is there a storage price war going on in the cloud?
Amazon Web Services Slashes Storage Prices
News  |  11/28/2012  | 
At its first developers conference, Re:Invent, Amazon features customers like Netflix and NASDAQ and disses its software firm rivals.
Researchers Steal Cloud Computing Power Via Browsers
News  |  11/28/2012  | 
Security researchers demonstrate that cloud computing can be taken at no cost, if you know where to find the processing cycles.
Google Adds Cloud Infrastructure Muscle Vs. Amazon
News  |  11/21/2012  | 
Google Compute Engine's first major upgrade adds 36 server instances to its cloud catalog, cuts prices to become more competitive.
Google Encourages Action Against UN Internet Proposals
News  |  11/21/2012  | 
Google fears that upcoming conference could give governments too much control over Internet governance, launches an online campaign to keep everyone in the loop.
HP's Identity Crisis Continues
Commentary  |  11/21/2012  | 
HP's problems go much deeper than poor sales in core businesses and some alleged accounting mischief by Autonomy.
Joyent Gets New CEO, Preps Cloud Tools
News  |  11/20/2012  | 
Henry Wasik joins Joyent from Dell, where he lead networking unit; cloud software gets upgrade in early 2013.
10 Cloud Computing Pioneers
Slideshows  |  11/20/2012  | 
Cloud computing has rewritten decades of technology rules. Take a closer look at 10 innovators who helped make it possible.
Dell's Gale Buy Points To Cloud Focus
News  |  11/19/2012  | 
Dell issued a dismal earnings report last week but hopes its Gale Technologies acquisition points to a more lucrative future.
Monitor Amazon Cloud Services On Your iPhone
News  |  11/13/2012  | 
Newvem's Cloud Smart Meter iPhone and iPad app provides analytics, efficiency reports for your Amazon cloud instances.
Amazon Cloud Data Center Opens In Australia
News  |  11/12/2012  | 
Amazon Web Services extends its reach around the world, offers full gamut of cloud services from new Sydney data center.
Astronaut Drives Lego Robot Via 'Interplanetary Internet'
News  |  11/9/2012  | 
Astronaut aboard the International Space Station used a new NASA-developed deep space networking technology to drive a small robot in Germany.
VMware Does Complicated Dance With Open Source
Commentary  |  11/8/2012  | 
Now that VMware owns Nicira, how will Nicira continue to lead development of virtual networking in OpenStack? Nicira founder Martin Casado explains.
Amazon Cuts Prices Again
News  |  11/8/2012  | 
Amazon Web Services has lowered the pricing on two types of relational database service and on ElastiCache, its data-caching service.
Eucalyptus Won't Be Left Behind In Network Virtualization
News  |  11/8/2012  | 
Like VMware and the OpenStack project, open source cloud player Eucalyptus has been adding virtualized networking to its approach.
OpenStack Fights Cloud Lock-In Worries
News  |  11/6/2012  | 
Jonathan Bryce, new OpenStack Foundation executive director, explains how the cloud project takes a democratic approach to win support for its open source work.
When IT Becomes A One Man Show
News  |  11/5/2012  | 
Investment firm Hearthstone laid off its IT team during the economic downturn. CTO Rob Meltz turned to cloud services and virtualization to keep the business running and growing.
Microsoft Launches Office, Azure Services In China
News  |  11/5/2012  | 
Microsoft's Windows Azure services and Office 365 cloud-based apps will be made available to millions of potential business customers in 33 cities in China.
Savvis Challenges Amazon With On-Demand IaaS
News  |  11/1/2012  | 
Savvis offering competes directly with Amazon Web Services. Coming soon: daisy-chained data centers that allow systems in one locale to automatically fail over to another.
Cloud Security Frameworks: Big Data, Architecture, and Colin Chapman
News  |  11/1/2012  | 
I have a passion for anything with wheels, wings and more recently, float planes. Now I'm going to use this passion to make a point about cloud security.
Why Private Clouds Will Prevail
Commentary  |  11/1/2012  | 
Stu Laura, our irascible CIO, discusses the promise and pressures of private clouds.

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