News & Commentary
Content tagged with Infrastructure as a Service posted in February 2012
Microsoft Azure Outage Explanation Doesn't Soothe
Commentary  |  2/29/2012  | 
Microsoft leader's post mortem on Azure cloud outage cites a human error factor, but leaves other questions unanswered. Does this remind you of how Amazon played its earlier lightning strike incident?
Harris Scraps Secure Public Cloud Service
News  |  2/29/2012  | 
Large government contractor shutters cloud computing service and $200 million data center, less than a year after opening.
Microsoft Azure Suffers Outage
News  |  2/29/2012  | 
Microsoft Azure cloud services dashboard shows access problem in three regions; most users back online within eight hours.
The Big Data Challenge: Social Data Meets Corporate Data
News  |  2/29/2012  | 
With the rise of social media sites, companies are getting hit with a blizzard of unstructured data, and must now find cost-effective ways to integrate and analyze the collective pool of big data to generate granular business insights.
New Intel Architecture is Built to Scale—At Many Levels
News  |  2/29/2012  | 
In the IT world, multiple trends are driving a whole new set of requirements for the data center.
CIOs Must Beware Private Cloud Plan Hijackers
Commentary  |  2/28/2012  | 
Employees with something to lose will try to thwart your private cloud plans. The boss needs to take charge.
4 Cloud Computing Pain Points That Still Hurt
Commentary  |  2/28/2012  | 
In a cloud project, common sense gets you only so far: then the pain really kicks in. Consider these four issues still plaguing even the experts.
DARPA, MIT Research A Self-Healing Cloud
News  |  2/27/2012  | 
Researchers aim to develop a cloud computing environment that could immediately recognize and fend off a cyber attack, much like the human body fights a virus.
Does The Cloud Keep Pace With Moore's Law?
Commentary  |  2/27/2012  | 
The cost "advantages" of infrastructure-as-a-service aren't always real or long term.
Amazon Brings Price-Cutter Mentality To AWS
Commentary  |  2/22/2012  | 
Having lowered prices for storage, Amazon hints that similar cuts could come to other areas of its cloud services.
Is Cloud Computing A Global Market Yet? Nyet
News  |  2/22/2012  | 
Brazil, China, and some European countries have erected barriers to free flow of data, due to fears of U.S. domination of cloud market, says BSA.
Microsoft: SkyDrive Will Be 'World's Hard Drive'
News  |  2/21/2012  | 
Microsoft puts itself on a collision course with Apple as SkyDrive and iCloud storage services get deeper integration into the desktop, via Windows 8 and OS X Mountain Lion.
Inside Zynga's Big Move To Private Cloud
News  |  2/17/2012  | 
With private cloud, Zynga found it could do the same work it had been doing on Amazon EC2, but with one-third the number of servers. Go inside the how and why of the move.
Amazon Cloud Users Get SunGard Disaster Recovery Option
News  |  2/15/2012  | 
Amazon EC2 users can now back up VMs and data at SunGard data centers, not just on Amazon's infrastructure. The move may reflect customer pushback regarding Amazon's April 2011 outage.
4 Hot Topics At Cloud Connect
Commentary  |  2/15/2012  | 
From Amazon to Zynga, cloud leaders at the conference gave some interesting sneak peeks at the future of cloud computing. Take a look ahead.
Cloud Connect TV
News  |  2/14/2012  | 
Watch and listen to cloud computing experts discuss the key issues of the day at Cloud Connect.
Telcos Poised To Disrupt Amazon's Enterprise Cloud
Commentary  |  2/14/2012  | 
Telephone companies have the assets and track record in delivering secure and reliable services to grab a piece of the enterprise cloud services market popularized by Amazon and Rackspace.
Nimbula Supports VMware, But Not As Cloud Partner
News  |  2/14/2012  | 
Nimbula Director 2.0 shakes hands with VMware's ESXi, but only for the purpose of building Amazon-like clouds.
Zynga Trades Amazon Cloud For In-House Servers
News  |  2/14/2012  | 
Social networking game supplier has brought the bulk of its operations in house after launching games in EC2's public cloud.
UptimeCloud Eliminates AWS Cloud Bill Surprises
News  |  2/12/2012  | 
Service reports Amazon cloud expenses in the middle of the month and forecasts what they'll be by month end--before it's too late.
Cloud Computing Can Drive Business Innovation
News  |  2/10/2012  | 
Cloud is an enabler of new business models, but too many companies are just experimenting or improving existing processes and not taking full advantage of the technology, says IBM.
Four Things I'd Like To See At Cloud Connect
Commentary  |  2/9/2012  | 
There are many issues that need to be resolved as the new cloud glitterati gathers in Santa Clara. But don't hold your breath.
Cloud Success Stories In Spotlight At Coud Connect
News  |  2/9/2012  | 
This year, implementing cloud computing will take precedence over defining it at the annual Santa Clara show that helped define cloud architecture.
Free Storage In Cloud's Secret: Leftovers
News  |  2/8/2012  | 
Startup Symform offers up to 200 GBs free using a network of participants' excess capacity.
Amazon Drops S3 Storage Pricing
News  |  2/7/2012  | 
Amazon Web Services' users will get up to 13.5% off their bill, depending on how much they store.
VMware Rapidly Expands Cloud Partner Network
News  |  2/6/2012  | 
VMware users who want to run virtualized workloads in the cloud now have 94 cloud service providers to choose from in a wide variety of worldwide geographies.
SoftLayer: A New Kind Of Cloud Service
News  |  2/3/2012  | 
SoftLayer's customers can move data with the click of a button from virtual servers to physical and back, whenever they choose, in SoftLayer data centers.
Vblocks' Secret Sauce: Simplicity
Commentary  |  2/2/2012  | 
Take a peek at why CSC, just the latest fan of VBlocks, used the virtualization technology to build eight cloud data centers.
Amazon Grows Revenue, Keeps Cloud Numbers Hidden
Commentary  |  2/1/2012  | 
As Amazon reported a 35% jump in revenue, it dodged key questions about Kindle Fire and AWS cloud services--namely, whether AWS is helping Amazon's bottom line or still working toward a breakeven point.


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