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Content tagged with Infrastructure as a Service posted in December 2013
Verizon: Major Apps Move Cloudward In 2014
News  |  12/30/2013  | 
Verizon Terremark exec says partnerships with major enterprise app providers will help ease more enterprises into cloud-based offers.
Look Ahead: The Cloud In 2014 & Beyond
News  |  12/30/2013  | 
Get ready for more shifts to hybrid clouds, new ways to ensure regulatory compliance, and software-defined everything.
Software-Defined Networking Rises Above The Hype
Commentary  |  12/30/2013  | 
SDN earned plenty of hype in 2013, but the ability to program networks improves network performance and security in a more systematic and automatic fashion.
Big Data In 2014: Top Technologies, Trends
News  |  12/30/2013  | 
What will the next year hold for big data? Here's what industry heavyweights predict.
Top 15 Government Technology Stories of 2013
News  |  12/26/2013  | 
From robots to Obamacare, here are the 15 most popular InformationWeek government tech stories from 2013.
Is Personal Cloud As Disruptive As Personal Computer?
Commentary  |  12/26/2013  | 
IT organizations are apt to react as badly to the 21st century's PC as they did to the 20th century's PC. Help them get over it.
Microsoft In 2013: 7 Lessons Learned
Slideshows  |  12/26/2013  | 
If a key to success is learning from your mistakes, Microsoft should be well positioned for 2014.
Top 10 Database Stories Of 2013
Commentary  |  12/23/2013  | 
Microsoft SQL Server, NoSQL, and the in-memory database wars are the highlights among this year's headlines.
Big Data In 2014: 6 Bold Predictions
News  |  12/23/2013  | 
'Tis the season when temperatures tumble, shoppers stumble, and prognosticators fumble, often. Will these big data prophecies come true?
9 Digital Health Trends For 2014
News  |  12/23/2013  | 
Step back, EHRs. These healthcare IT innovations are poised to take center stage in 2014.
Feds Use Cloud To Clean Up Nuclear Site
News  |  12/20/2013  | 
The Department of Energy's Hanford site conquers a wide area with a flexible cloud environment and thin clients to improve performance and lower costs.
Why Amazon Faces Challenges In China
News  |  12/19/2013  | 
Amazon Web Services will kick off cloud services in China in the first quarter of 2014. It can learn from the hurdles Microsoft and Google have jumped.
Cloudera Goes Cloud With Amazon
News  |  12/19/2013  | 
Cloudera says Amazon Web Services partnership will help customers move beyond Hadoop sandboxes to bring high-scale production platforms into the cloud.
Amazon Kinesis: Fast Analytics On Streaming Data
News  |  12/18/2013  | 
AWS Kinesis service takes in thousands of data streams, processes them on an Amazon cluster, and offers results in near real time.
Rackspace Launches Online DevOps Service
News  |  12/16/2013  | 
DevOps Automation Service lets a development team rapidly expand its development infrastructure without taking on more systems management tasks.
Microsoft Partners To Extend Azure Reach
News  |  12/13/2013  | 
Like VMware, Microsoft looks to a set of partners to build out Azure-compatible cloud services and offer them on a regional basis.
Oracle Supports OpenStack: Lip Service Or Real Commitment?
Commentary  |  12/13/2013  | 
As Oracle integrates OpenStack cloud with its technologies, the community asks: Will Oracle really embrace the open-source code spirit?
Tangled Data Protection Laws Threaten Cloud, Critics Say
News  |  12/13/2013  | 
Technology group calls for "Geneva Convention" to address complex maze of data laws that affect growth of cloud computing and global trade.
Joyent Launches Ecommerce Solution Set
News  |  12/12/2013  | 
Cloud service provider offers preconfigured ecommerce solutions for retailers; targets Amazon customers.
Dell's Post-PC Era Identity In Flux
Commentary  |  12/11/2013  | 
Dell has promised innovation as a private company in the post-PC era -- but when can customers expect to see it?
Oracle Embraces OpenStack
News  |  12/11/2013  | 
Oracle bows to the growing Open Stack trend, promises to integrate its product line with the open-source project.
10 Jobs Destined For Robots
Slideshows  |  12/11/2013  | 
The machines are coming for some of our jobs. Be afraid or welcome our new robot overlords, as you prefer.
Verizon To Buy EdgeCast Content Delivery Network
News  |  12/10/2013  | 
Verizon Digital Media is adding a major content delivery network to its rich media capabilities.
Rackspace CTO's Prescription For HealthCare.gov
Commentary  |  12/9/2013  | 
Rackspace CTO John Engates offers a prescription for HealthCare.gov's complete recovery and continued health.
NIST Cybersecurity Framework: Donít Underestimate It
Commentary  |  12/9/2013  | 
A cybersecurity framework for critical infrastructure owners is voluntary but will become the de facto standard for litigators and regulators. Here's how to prepare.
Internap Taps Solid-State Storage For Cloud Service
News  |  12/9/2013  | 
Hosting services giant enters cloud sector, aims to differentiate itself from competitors with high-speed, performance-guaranteed block storage.
An Inconvenient Truth About Cloud Analogies
Commentary  |  12/6/2013  | 
Holy cows and puppies: Most cloud analogies make no sense, says Citrix chief cloud advocate Reuven Cohen.
RedHat Takes On VMware For PaaS Crown
News  |  12/6/2013  | 
Red Hat maneuvers to get its OpenShift platform into as many enterprises as possible, with an eye to private cloud dominance.
Google Attacks Amazon With Cloud Storage Prices
Commentary  |  12/5/2013  | 
Google's 60% cut in block-storage pricing is a move intended to unseat Amazon's dominance in cloud infrastructure.
Server Revenue Slips In Q3: Gartner
News  |  12/5/2013  | 
Server shipments are slightly up but revenues are down in the third quarter, and Unix server sales continue to slide, says Gartner report.
Multicloud Infrastructure & Application Management
Infographics  |  12/5/2013  | 
Keep throwing new public infrastructure, platform, and software services into the mix - maybe with a dash of private cloud - and you could end up with a management mess.
HealthCare.gov Snafu: Not That Hard To Believe
Commentary  |  12/4/2013  | 
Leveraging cloud-delivered services would have helped in the overall stability and success of the HealthCare.gov website, and probably still can going forward.
Making The Case For Hadoop: Variety, Not Volume
Commentary  |  12/4/2013  | 
Paytronix manages only tens of terabytes, but it offers the perfect example of why we need more than relational databases.
Lessons For HealthCare.gov: Former DHS CIO Talks Recovery
News  |  12/3/2013  | 
Former Homeland Security CIO Richard Spires says the key to running big IT programs -- and recovering when they fail -- is first-class program management.
Google Compute Cloud Challenges Amazon
News  |  12/3/2013  | 
Google's Compute Engine comes out of preview, with Google touting lower pricing and "transparent maintenance."
Does Salesforce.com Have An Analytics Gap?
Commentary  |  12/3/2013  | 
Salesforce.com spent $2.5 billion to buy ExactTarget to strengthen its analytics capabilities, so don't expect it to do another pricey acquisition.
HP Plans Free Propel Cloud Services
News  |  12/3/2013  | 
HP borrows the freemium concept to launch three products for IT service automation, often a first step in movement toward private cloud.
Disaster Recovery In The Cloud: Rent Or Buy?
News  |  12/3/2013  | 
Are you better protected renting public cloud space for disaster recovery or owning a private cloud? Follow one company's decision-making process.
Rackspace CTO Engates Analyzes HealthCare.gov Meltdown
News  |  12/2/2013  | 
John Engates went to the White House Monday to get a closer look at what went wrong with HealthCare.gov. Unlike actor Jimmy Stewart's Mr. Smith, Engates came away from Washington saying this problem can be fixed.
DigitalOcean Cloud Expands In Europe, Asia
News  |  12/2/2013  | 
Young, developer-oriented service increases Amsterdam footprint, preps new datacenter in Singapore.


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