News & Commentary
Content tagged with Infrastructure as a Service posted in March 2012
Terremark Offers Private Clouds For Enterprises
News  |  3/30/2012  | 
Verizon cloud unit uses technology from CloudSwitch acquisition to make it easy for reluctant cloud users to migrate in and out of infrastructure-as-a-service.
6 Reasons To Use Multiple Cloud Providers
News  |  3/29/2012  | 
Music Mastermind, Coupa Software share why they turned to more than one cloud services supplier. Yes, you can mix and match Amazon and Rackspace.
Equinix Offers Private Cloud With A Twist
News  |  3/28/2012  | 
Highly secure, highly networked Equinix facilities in Secaucus, N.J. and Chicago let enterprise customers install their own server racks, then manage them as private infrastructure-as-a-service operations.
Put Your Test Lab In The Cloud
News  |  3/28/2012  | 
Your options for having a software development lab in the cloud are increasing. Here’s how to get your dev lab there.
HP Takes Developer Slant With Cloud Offering
News  |  3/28/2012  | 
Your options for having a software development lab in the cloud are increasing. Here’s how to get your dev lab there.
Cisco Unified Communications Play Includes iPad
News  |  3/27/2012  | 
At Enterprise Connect conference, Cisco announces Jabber will be coming to iPad and Windows. Also unveils new high-end telepresence design.
Computing Cartels Shake Up IT Purchasing
Commentary  |  3/26/2012  | 
Massive firms with global reach will emerge during the next 10 years, offering optimized stacks of computing capability on a pay-per-use basis.
Cloud Plans: Open Letter To Enterprise Application Vendors
Commentary  |  3/26/2012  | 
One of the biggest obstacles to cloud adoption is the state of application architecture. As buyers, we must get our app vendors on board--now.
Amazon Makes Clever Private Cloud Play
News  |  3/22/2012  | 
Partnership with Eucalyptus, the open-source purveyor of Amazon APIs, guarantees ongoing compatibility between public EC2 and private cloud operations.
HP Displaces Cisco, EMC In Sabre Data Centers
News  |  3/22/2012  | 
$800 million deal with travel industry leader replaces rivals' aging equipment with HP's latest virtualized, converged systems.
Will Google Big Query Transform Big Data Analysis?
News  |  3/22/2012  | 
Search giant unveils cloud-based analytics service that will speed advertising data analysis and help companies sidestep the big-data skills gap.
How To Navigate Intersection Of MDM, Cloud Email
Commentary  |  3/21/2012  | 
As mobile workforces meet cloud software, IT leaders may get confused about where to go with mobile device management tools.
Salesforce.com Makes Friends With CIOs
Commentary  |  3/16/2012  | 
Parade of CIOs at CloudForce shows how social networking inroads are making Salesforce.com a larger part of the IT infrastructure.
Evaluating Cloud-Based ID Management Solutions
News  |  3/16/2012  | 
Identity management in enterprise applications is never easy, and moving to the cloud makes it even more complex. Here are some approaches to help you take control of the challenges.
Anatomy Of An All-Cloud SMB
News  |  3/15/2012  | 
Startup runs on nothing but cloud applications. Here are the 16 apps they use and what they gain by skipping onsite IT infrastructure.
Texas Hands Troubled IBM Contract To Capgemini, Xerox
News  |  3/15/2012  | 
Xerox and Capgemini take over troubled Texas data center consolidation and management project that fell well behind schedule and suffered numerous problems under IBM.
Cloud Startup Appirio Raises $60 Million
News  |  3/14/2012  | 
Twitter, Facebook, Salesforce.com, and Google partner gets Silicon Valley's biggest backing yet for a cloud startup.
When To Pick Up Cloud As A Tool
Commentary  |  3/12/2012  | 
If you use infrastructure-as-a-service like Zynga and DreamWorks now do, it can be a good deal.
Azure Outage Caused By False Failure Alarms: Microsoft
News  |  3/11/2012  | 
Microsoft's post-mortem on recent Azure cloud outage says a deep Azure security mechanism contained a bug that didn't recognize Leap Day. This set off a cascade of false hardware failure notices.
Microsoft Answers Amazon With Azure Cloud Price Cuts
News  |  3/8/2012  | 
Earlier this week, Amazon slashed cloud costs. Now Microsoft lowers entry-level pricing, offers slightly larger server instances to woo new customers.
IT Jobs: 6 Essential Skills For The Cloud Era
News  |  3/8/2012  | 
Want to stay relevant in the cloud era's rapidly changing IT job market? Take this expert advice.
Amazon Cuts Cloud Computing Prices
News  |  3/6/2012  | 
Amazon Web Services lowers prices 5% to 37%, reducing the cost of an entry level compute unit and enticing largest customers with volume deals.
Microsoft Azure Leap Day Outage Questions Persist
News  |  3/5/2012  | 
Is defective security certificate from a third party to blame for Azure outage? Microsoft won't say yet.
Cloud Will Create 14 Million Jobs, Study Says
News  |  3/5/2012  | 
Microsoft and IDC study predicts media, banking, and manufacturing sectors will see biggest job gains related to cloud computing.
Cloud 2012: More Data. More Efficiency. More Devices.
News  |  3/2/2012  | 
There’s no stopping data growth.
The Future is Now: Scale-Out Storage
News  |  3/2/2012  | 
In today’s data centers, scale-out storage has a lot of momentum. Service providers jumped on the scale-out train years ago, and now enterprises are hopping aboard.
Why Infrastructure As A Service Is A Bad Deal
Commentary  |  3/1/2012  | 
The numbers we cranked speak for themselves: IaaS services from Amazon and others most likely do a disservice to your bottom line.


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