News & Commentary
Content tagged with Infrastructure as a Service posted in February 2014
Why Smart Cities Need Cloud Services
News  |  2/28/2014  | 
As municipal needs get more sophisticated, more cities turn to cloud services.
CloudSigma: One Tool For Many Cloud Workloads
News  |  2/28/2014  | 
Swiss cloud service supplier CloudSigma, in partnership with CompatibleOne, lets customers provision and track multiple cloud workloads through a single interface.
IBM Confirms Layoffs Amid Hiring
News  |  2/27/2014  | 
IBM cuts workers even as it hires for cloud computing and Watson initiatives.
Cloud Security Needs More Layers: HyTrust
News  |  2/27/2014  | 
Eric Chiu, co-founder of HyTrust, says cloud operations will require "layered security" and encrypted virtual machines when at rest.
CenturyLink Pursues Big Data, High Traffic Workloads
News  |  2/26/2014  | 
Adds new set of Hyperscale servers equipped with SSDs to address most ambitious public cloud users.
NSA Scandal Darkens Cloud Discussions At RSA
News  |  2/26/2014  | 
From Europe's efforts to create regulations for data localization to worries over the security of the cloud, the leaks of the past eight months have cast a shadow over cloud providers.
Dropbox: 7 Apps To Add On
Slideshows  |  2/26/2014  | 
Dropbox backs up your important files, but that's just a start. These apps work alongside the cloud service to boost security, streamline workflow, and more.
Dell Takes NetSuite Under Its Wing
News  |  2/25/2014  | 
Dell boosts its services and consulting business through a partnership with cloud ERP vendor NetSuite.
IBM BlueMix: PaaS Play, Explained
News  |  2/25/2014  | 
With BlueMix, IBM gives customers a cloud path for legacy apps. Here's how SoftLayer, Cloud Foundry, and WebSphere tools fit in.
Consumers Lead Rise Of Connected Storage
Commentary  |  2/25/2014  | 
Connected storage may mean the end to backup and recovery as enterprise systems follow the pattern consumers established with Box and Dropbox.
Verizon Cloud Adds CloudBees PaaS
News  |  2/24/2014  | 
Verizon Cloud is still in the process of revamping itself into a cloud service competitor. CloudBees will add a deployment platform.
Stop The Cloud, I Want To Get Off
Commentary  |  2/24/2014  | 
Hardly any of the services that vendors market as "cloud" adhere to the 2011 NIST definition. No wonder we're so confused.
Enterprise Cloud Adoption: 5 Hard Truths
Commentary  |  2/19/2014  | 
Everest Group lead analyst Jimit Arora looks at five factors that can determine successful cloud adoption in the enterprise.
Meet iPaaS: Gartner Ranks New Cloud Service Pioneers
News  |  2/19/2014  | 
Gartner creates new cloud category -- integration platform-as-a-service -- and starts tracking a new class of service providers.
How FedRAMP Can Accelerate Cloud Adoption
Commentary  |  2/18/2014  | 
Federal IT leaders can foster cloud adoption by incorporating automated, repeatable security processes.
Microsoft Office 365 Gets E-Signature Deal
News  |  2/18/2014  | 
Microsoft's pact with DocuSign promises seamless e-signature tools for Office 365 users and could stimulate interest in Office apps.
How To Reach For Cloud Without Disrupting Business
Commentary  |  2/18/2014  | 
Integration as a service via a cloud-based platform offers a way to live with existing business processes and applications.
2014 State of Storage Survey
Steal Our Slides  |  2/18/2014  | 
If you look at vendor financials, the enterprise storage business seems stuck in neutral. But those flat revenue numbers mask a scorching pace of technical innovation, ongoing double-digit capacity growth in enterprises, and dramatic changes in how and where businesses store data.
VMware, Google Team On Chromebooks
News  |  2/13/2014  | 
Unlikely partners team to offer Desktop-as-a-Service on Google Chromebooks. Will pricing lure users to move away from Windows XP systems?
Gates On A Plane: Samuel L. Jackson As Bill?
News  |  2/11/2014  | 
Bill Gates uses Reddit chat to discuss new role advising Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella -- and he names the actor Melinda Gates would like to watch play Bill in a movie.
Nadella's Rise As Change Agent Inside Microsoft
Commentary  |  2/11/2014  | 
Satya Nadella came up through the ranks the hard way, with internal opposition. That's why he's the right man to change Microsoft.
DigitalOcean Expands Developer Cloud To Singapore
News  |  2/11/2014  | 
Upstart service provider opens sixth datacenter, plans for new UK facility and more developer tools.
VMware Navigates High-Wire Act
News  |  2/10/2014  | 
VMware shows strong profits in fourth quarter, renewed strength as IT spending revives. Commoditization? What commoditization?
Windows 8.1 Update 1: Nadella's Challenge
News  |  2/8/2014  | 
Microsoft has a new CEO, but does it have a new Windows strategy? Here's what to expect from Windows 8.1 Update 1.
IBM Taps Actifio For Cloud Storage Service
News  |  2/7/2014  | 
SmartCloud Data Virtualization puts virtualized copies of application data in the cloud, then makes it available wherever it's most needed.
Microsoft CEOs' Wackiest Quotes: Who Said That?
News  |  2/7/2014  | 
Satya Nadella has the brains and experience to become Microsoft's CEO -- but does he have the sharp tongue of Gates or Ballmer? Match these Microsoft CEO quotes to their outspoken owners.
Ellisonís Oracle HCM Chat Turns To Rivals, Hawaii
News  |  2/7/2014  | 
Larry Ellison's Oracle human capital management keynote leads to questions about IBM, SAP, video games, and island real estate.
Outages & The Inconvenience of Convenience
Commentary  |  2/7/2014  | 
What to do when the worst possible time is all the time? Don't panic -- it's just downtime.
Cloud First: End Of The Beginning For Federal Agencies?
Commentary  |  2/6/2014  | 
Federal agencies are shifting away from the 2010 Cloud-First mandate and setting foundations for using the cloud for business and mission objectives.
Why Carriers Won't Win War On Netflix
Commentary  |  2/6/2014  | 
Simmer down, Net neutrality doomsayers. We can expect carriers to experiment with traffic impairment, but we can also expect them to fail.
Google, Amazon & Microsoft: Cloud Battle Just Changed
Commentary  |  2/6/2014  | 
Google is Amazon's only real cloud threat, say observers including Cloudscaling's Randy Bias. But under new Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella, that's likely to morph.
Google Cloud's Big Promise: Performance Stability
Commentary  |  2/6/2014  | 
Cloud services changed the IT ops game, but performance has been more iffy than many people realized. Google's Cloud Platform got to learn from its predecessors.
Hey CIOs, Stop Saying 'No' To Consumer Tech
Commentary  |  2/5/2014  | 
CIOs can learn from Consumerization 2.0 issues such as restless employees, shadow IT, and BYOD.
Fidelity 'Bridge' Rack Makes Open Hardware Real
News  |  2/5/2014  | 
Fidelity Investments works with ElectroRack, Delta Computer, and CPS to offer an innovative new rack design to the Open Compute Project.
Can SAP Master Cloud & On-Premises?
Commentary  |  2/5/2014  | 
SAP tells financial analysts cloud growth will make it the fastest-growing mega-cap company in IT.
Sync IT And Business Like A School Of Fish
Commentary  |  2/5/2014  | 
It's time to embrace the "composable enterprise" model. IT and the business need to be in constant sync, with either one able to take a leadership role in real time.
Why IaaS Won't Happen At Most Enterprises
Commentary  |  2/5/2014  | 
When enterprise infrastructure gurus say no to progress, business people will find a way around the roadblock. At many companies, this way will be PaaS.
Open-Source Hardware: Prepare For Disruption
News  |  2/3/2014  | 
Could open-source hardware shake up the datacenter the way Linux disrupted software? From Facebook to Fidelity, a few big companies say this concept works.


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