News & Commentary
Content tagged with Infrastructure as a Service posted in March 2011
Cisco To Acquire NewScale For Cloud Self-Provisioning
News  |  3/30/2011  | 
The addition of a service catalog and self-service portal will make Cisco into more of a private cloud supplier.
VMware Moves Into Hybrid Cloud Management
News  |  3/27/2011  | 
With vCenter Operations, internal and external virtual machines get system configuration, performance management, and capacity management under VMware's umbrella.
Nimbula Readies Cloud OS Launch
News  |  3/27/2011  | 
Director operating system will enable providers to build out a cloud infrastructure like Amazon's EC2, then extend it with their own brand of added services, the firm announced at Cloud Connect.
Cloud Security Challenges Include Audit Trails, Preventing Attacks
News  |  3/24/2011  | 
How to build an effective Security Operations Center to cope with new threats in the era of virtualization and cloud computing will be a major topic at the upcoming Connections Conference in Las Vegas in April.
Cloud Economics And The Customer Experience
Commentary  |  3/24/2011  | 
Businesses must ensure that cloud-enabled applications are tuned for optimal performance by paying close attention to network latency and other details of cloud architecture.
RPath Simplifies Building Workloads For Data Center, Cloud
Commentary  |  3/22/2011  | 
Operating system expertise is combined with a cross-hypervisor approach to offer a "service factory" for the visual assembly of software stacks.
Microsoft System Center Adds Private Cloud Portal
News  |  3/22/2011  | 
Concero, introduced at the Microsoft Management Summit in Las Vegas, will be able to deploy Hyper-V virtual machines to Windows Servers internally or to the Windows Azure cloud.
GSA: Cloud Computing Is Safer Than You Think
News  |  3/22/2011  | 
GSA assistant commissioner Mary Davie tries to dispel cloud computing 'myths' and says a phased deployment strategy will raise the chances for successful projects.
IBM, C&W Partner On UK Smart Energy Cloud
News  |  3/21/2011  | 
Big Blue and its telecom ally hope to capture part of the British government's $13 billion plan to put smart meters in every home.
Cloud Becoming A Major Disaster Recovery Strategy
Commentary  |  3/17/2011  | 
In the wake of the Japan earthquake and tsunami, Nirvanix, Equinix, and other cloud companies are offering a helping hand to companies disrupted by -- or concerned about -- natural disasters.
Did HP Just Unveil Carly 2.0?
Commentary  |  3/16/2011  | 
After six months of waiting, HP's new CEO Leo Apotheker finally revealed his strategic plans, leaving this writer wondering: Where's the beef?
NASA CTO Resigns To Launch Startup
News  |  3/16/2011  | 
Chris Kemp, the architect behind the agency's Nebula cloud computing platform, cited frustration with budget cuts in announcing his decision to form his own company.
Amazon Extends Private Cloud Capabilities
News  |  3/15/2011  | 
Customers have the option to connect to Amazon Web Services by setting up a virtual network within the cloud, eliminating the need to use a virtual private network.
OpenStack Governance, Rackspace Stacked
Commentary  |  3/15/2011  | 
The open source cloud project known as OpenStack has been in the spotlight recently, thanks in part to corporate support from Rackspace. While such support is often necessary for projects like OpenStack, questions remain about the company's role in governing it.
HP Goes All In On The Cloud
News  |  3/14/2011  | 
CEO Leo Apotheker details the company's plans to offer data synching, security, and other services that work from the end user device to the data center.
Apotheker Takes The Stage, Paints An HP Cloud Vision
Slideshows  |  3/14/2011  | 
Hewlett-Packard crafted a media and analyst summit where it envisioned the company at the center of cloud, connectivity and software, providing the enabling technology and services on top. New company captain Leo Apotheker, who has been traveling the globe talking to business customers and employees, was expected to talk about bringing HP back to its roots: Innovation, R&D, and engineering, perhaps with a misguided desire for the company to be as hip as Apple. Despite a reliance on buzz words (o
Global CIO: HP's Apotheker Focuses On Cloud, Not Consumers
Commentary  |  3/14/2011  | 
Public cloud storage, compute, and platform services are on tap starting later this year. So is a tablet, but HP's chief spent little time on that.
Werner Vogels Sees A Thousand Platforms Blooming
Commentary  |  3/11/2011  | 
Amazon's CTO envisions the EC2 infrastructure turning into a service platform, not just a source of compute cycles.
Nimbula Readies Cloud OS Launch
News  |  3/10/2011  | 
Director operating system will enable providers to build out a cloud infrastructure like Amazon's EC2, then extend it with their own brand of added services, the firm announced at Cloud Connect.
CA Shows Prowess Of Visio-Like Cloud Deployment And Management Tool
Commentary  |  3/10/2011  | 
CA Technologies was one of the many systems providers on hand at Cloud Connect in Silicon Valley that were showing off point-and-click cloud provisioning and management tools.
Cloud Computing Savings From Shutting Down
News  |  3/10/2011  | 
Forrester Research analyst said at Cloud Connect you're guaranteed to save money in the cloud simply by scaling your workload based on demand.
VMware Moves Into Hybrid Cloud Management
News  |  3/8/2011  | 
With vCenter Operations, internal and external virtual machines get system configuration, performance management, and capacity management under VMware's umbrella.
Amazon CTO: Cloud Computing's Value In Its Ecosystem
News  |  3/8/2011  | 
Werner Vogels said many additional services will be built on top of Amazon's EC2's infrastructure by third parties in his Cloud Connect keynote address.
Cloud Connect: Netflix Finds Home In Amazon EC2
News  |  3/8/2011  | 
The video delivery company couldn't build data centers fast enough to keep pace with growing demand, so it moved operations to Amazon's Elastic Compute Cloud.
Amazon Web Services Connects To VMWare's Management Platform
News  |  3/4/2011  | 
The plug-in make it possible to move a virtual machine from the data center to Amazon's Elastic Compute Cloud.
Microsoft Azure Named Fastest Cloud Service
Commentary  |  3/3/2011  | 
CloudSleuth's comparison of 13 cloud services showed a tight race among Microsoft, Google App Engine, GoGrid, Amazon EC2, and Rackspace.
IBM Extends Tivoli's Management Reach Deeper Into Cloud
News  |  3/2/2011  | 
Tivoli Provisioning Manager 7.2 geared to spin up hundreds or thousands of virtual machines an hour in the private cloud.


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