News & Commentary
Content tagged with Infrastructure as a Service posted in November 2013
Tablet Shopping Guide: 8 Tips
News  |  11/29/2013  | 
The tablet market is more crowded than ever. Use our eight tips to avoid buyers' remorse this holiday season.
Docker Container System Works With All Linuxes
News  |  11/27/2013  | 
New release of open-source Docker software container system eliminates need for AnotherUnion Filesystem to move apps from one flavor of Linux to another.
HP, Cisco, Microsoft Ranked Top Private Cloud Vendors
News  |  11/26/2013  | 
See who else made Forrester's list of top private cloud software suppliers.
Amazon Web Services Handles More Business Critical Apps
News  |  11/26/2013  | 
Survey at Amazon's Re:Invent event shows that many AWS users are moving from test and development to business critical apps.
Big Data Reshapes Weather Channel Predictions
News  |  11/25/2013  | 
The Weather Company builds a new forecasting platform using Basho's Riak NoSQL database and Amazon Web Services.
FDCCI: Lots Of Opportunities - Or Lost Ones?
News  |  11/25/2013  | 
The Federal Data Center Consolidation Initiative offered a great opportunity to redeploy resources. But agencies that didn't seize it now face a tougher investment environment.
Xbox One Key To 'One Microsoft'
Commentary  |  11/23/2013  | 
Microsoft's Xbox One isn't just about taking over the living room. It's a proving ground for CEO Steve Ballmer's "One Microsoft" vision.
Photobucket Pictures Its Future On OpenStack
News  |  11/22/2013  | 
Cisco's version of an OpenStack private cloud helps Photobucket ease implementation and management of networking issues.
Windows Azure Outage Avoids Xbox One Catastrophe
News  |  11/22/2013  | 
Microsoft's cloud services, including Xbox Live, were disrupted Thursday due to a DNS error.
3 Surprising Trends Among 'Pacesetter' Cloud Adopters
News  |  11/21/2013  | 
IBM's latest global research on cloud computing kicks out a few unexpected correlations.
Salesforce's 'Superpod': Only For Giants
News  |  11/21/2013  | 
Turns out the HP-powered "Superpod" is consistent with Salesforce.com's public cloud. But it's not something that many customers will use.
Salesforce.com's Salesforce1 Platform: A Closer Look
Commentary  |  11/21/2013  | 
Salesforce.com's biggest announcement of Dreamforce '13 is Salesforce1, but is it a branding exercise or a game changer?
Get Ready For Internet Of Clouds
Commentary  |  11/21/2013  | 
The IEEE wants to establish sufficient standards for cloud users to be able to move between services.
Windows Azure Load Balancing: What To Know
Commentary  |  11/21/2013  | 
Windows Azure promises cloud flexibility once IT overcomes Azure's built-in load balancing constraints.
Infor CEO Charles Phillips Talks Enterprise Apps
News  |  11/21/2013  | 
Oracle veteran Charles Phillips says business users expect enterprise app agility, mobility, and consumer-grade interfaces. But is IT on board?
CenturyLink Buys Tier 3 To Accelerate Cloud Roadmap
News  |  11/20/2013  | 
Tier 3 founder Jared Wray, named CenturyLink Cloud CTO, will help modernize CenturyLink's cloud services with more automation and self-service features.
Microsoft's Next CEO: Ford's Mulally As 'Caretaker'?
News  |  11/20/2013  | 
Microsoft directors want Alan Mulally to shepherd the company through its restructuring while an insider is groomed for the CEO role, reports say.
Genomics Startup Counts On Amazon Cloud
News  |  11/20/2013  | 
Courtagen taps AWS to handle the terabytes of data produced in analyzing individuals' genes to pinpoint disease-causing abnormalities and best treatments.
Windows Azure Gaining 1,000 Customers Per Day
News  |  11/20/2013  | 
IaaS for Azure and inclusion of cloud use in enterprise agreements has helped Microsoft's cloud services gain momentum, says general manager Mike Neil.
Salesforce.com, HP Partner For Private Cloud 'Superpods'
News  |  11/19/2013  | 
HP puts compute, storage, and networking in one box so Salesforce.com customers can run private instances of its sales, service, and marketing clouds.
VMware Vs. Cloud Partners: Think Hunger Games
Commentary  |  11/19/2013  | 
Now that VMware is a provider of its own vCloud service, where does that leave third-party providers? Pat O'Day, CTO of Bluelock, shares his take.
Amazon's CIA Win Hurt More Than IBM's Pride
Commentary  |  11/19/2013  | 
By winning a $600 million CIA contract, Amazon Web Services has positioned itself as equal to IBM in building secure systems and superior in large-scale, elastic systems.
2014 Digital Business Survey
Steal Our Slides  |  11/19/2013  | 
When it comes to digital strategy, size matters. We broke 510 respondents down by employee count: 326 hail from orgs with fewer than 1,000 employees, while 184 have more than 1,000. We found that 62% of smaller shops have digital strategies vs. 73% of large companies. And that's just the start of the disparities.
Will Microsoft's Next CEO Ditch Ballmer's Plan?
Commentary  |  11/18/2013  | 
As Microsoft board closes in on a new CEO, the company's long-term strategy remains hazy.
Salesforce Debuts Mobilized Salesforce1 Platform
News  |  11/18/2013  | 
Salesforce1 puts a cohesive, mobile-friendly, and API-rich wrapper around everything the company offers.
NASA, Amazon Launch Earth Data Repository
News  |  11/18/2013  | 
NASA has uploaded terabytes of earth-science satellite data to Amazon Web Services, with more to come, to aid researchers and developers.
Pivotal Launches Cloud App Development Platform
News  |  11/18/2013  | 
Pivotal One Platform, based on VMware's open source Cloud Foundry, comes with four application services on top.
APIs: Why You Need A Strategy Now
News  |  11/18/2013  | 
As software eclipses hardware, it's dawning on enterprises that they need API programs. Here's where to begin.
Big Data Meets Trough Of Disillusionment: Gartner
News  |  11/18/2013  | 
Gartner says cloud, in-memory databases are headed into Hype Cycle "trough of disillusionment." Productivity expected within two to five years.
Welcome To The New InformationWeek
Commentary  |  11/15/2013  | 
We're leaving behind the old, one-way publishing model of business technology journalism and pioneering an approach that emphasizes community and true multiway discourse.
Amazon Adds PostgreSQL, Big C3 Servers
News  |  11/15/2013  | 
Amazon CTO Werner Vogels announces PostgreSQL database service, new instance types, and the use of solid state disks to speed I/Os.
Why Cloud APIs Don't Matter
Commentary  |  11/15/2013  | 
Rich Wolski, known for his work at Eucalyptus Systems, argues that architectural features that define how each cloud works are more important than a cloud's APIs.
Microsoft SharePoint: 7 Ways To Achieve More
News  |  11/15/2013  | 
SharePoint is used by most of the Fortune 500 -- so why do we still hate it so much? Here's how to make Microsoft's intranet platform work better for you.
70% Of Enterprise Infrastructure Offsite By 2018: Study
News  |  11/15/2013  | 
In five years, outsourced cloud services will dominate as companies abandon the on-premises model, says the telecommunications company CenturyLink.
How PayPal Got Its Swagger Back
News  |  11/15/2013  | 
PayPal CTO explains how the move to OpenStack and a more agile development process put the mojo back in PayPal's product line.
How To Break Down The New Cloud Silos
Commentary  |  11/15/2013  | 
Business units are creating silos by bypassing IT and using public cloud services. Here's how CIOs can create order.
Microsoft Pins Azure Slowdown On Cloud Software Fault
News  |  11/15/2013  | 
Microsoft Azure GM Mike Neil explains the Oct. 29-30 slowdown and the reason behind the widespread failure.
Mobile Transforms IT's Role: What's Next?
Commentary  |  11/15/2013  | 
Mobile devices have reshaped the employee-IT relationship and how we work with tools like Google Docs. Brace yourself for big changes over the next five years.
10 Agile Skills CIOs Need To Manage Change
Commentary  |  11/15/2013  | 
Cloud services, mobility, and digital disruption have upended the traditional methods of handling change within a company.
Server Market Splitsville
Infographics  |  11/15/2013  | 
Just because the server market's in the doldrums doesn't mean innovation has ceased. Far from it -- server technology is enjoying the biggest renaissance since the dawn of x86 systems. But the primary driver is now service providers, not enterprises.
Pivotal Launches Cloud App Development Platform
News  |  11/13/2013  | 
Pivotal One Platform, based on VMware's open source Cloud Foundry, comes with four application services on top.
IW500 Executive Survey Results
Steal Our Slides  |  11/13/2013  | 
Just 12% can switch between public cloud infrastructure and in-house datacenters based on ­demand; only 26% use PaaS; 54% do predictive revenue analysis; and 30% have widely deployed mobile apps for employees.
NASA, Amazon Launch Earth Data Repository
News  |  11/12/2013  | 
NASA has uploaded terabytes of earth-science satellite data to Amazon Web Services, with more to come to aid researchers and developers.
Amazon Again Beats IBM For CIA Cloud Contract
News  |  11/8/2013  | 
IBM maneuvering over 10-year, $600 million CIA contract doomed its protest, in eyes of court.
Rackspace Adds SSDs To Cloud Servers
News  |  11/7/2013  | 
Rackspace adds solid state disks, more RAM and faster processors to boost performance of its standard cloud server offering.
IBM Government Cloud Gets FedRAMP Approval
News  |  11/7/2013  | 
Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program guarantees IBM's infrastructure as a service platform meets federal network security standards.
Amazon Cuts Some M3 Compute Instances 10%
News  |  11/5/2013  | 
Amazon Web Services price cut affects M3 extra-large and double-extra-large virtual servers, which are core offerings popular with database users.
Cloud Migrations: Don't Forget About The Data
Commentary  |  11/5/2013  | 
Focus on your data migration separately from your application migration to get better results.
CSC Gains Cloud Management Capabilities With ServiceMesh
News  |  11/4/2013  | 
In buying ServiceMesh, CSC gets a set of tools and deployment platform for bridging enterprise data centers and its IaaS.
VMware, Mirantis Put OpenStack On vSphere
News  |  11/4/2013  | 
Mirantis' Boris Renski, who opposed VMware's seat at the OpenStack table, announces partnership to build OpenStack private clouds on vSphere virtualized servers.


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