News & Commentary
Content tagged with Infrastructure as a Service posted in March 2013
Nebula One Debuts: OpenStack As Hardware
News  |  3/29/2013  | 
Until now, OpenStack has appeared in the marketplace as a set of components in major Linux distributions. The Nebula One hardware appliance aims to simplify private cloud.
Compare Cloud Service Prices With New Tool
News  |  3/28/2013  | 
Cloud service prices change frequently. PlanForCloud, a free online tool, tracks those changes and calculates your potential deployment costs with six different providers.
Amazon CloudHSM Aims To Ease Security Worries
News  |  3/26/2013  | 
Amazon Web Services adds security appliance to keep encryption keys out of common infrastructure, help public cloud users comply with strict compliance regulations.
Netflix's Cloud Contest: More Companies Should Follow Suit
Commentary  |  3/26/2013  | 
The economics of open innovation are too compelling to ignore.
Public Cloud Concerns Remain Strong: Survey
News  |  3/25/2013  | 
Users still prefer private, but worries about public cloud security and integration may be unwarranted, finds Everest Group in report to be presented at Cloud Connect.
How Netflix Is Ruining Cloud Computing
Commentary  |  3/25/2013  | 
A laser focus on Amazon Web Services and seeming disregard for next-gen best practices could spell lock-in, and derail real IaaS competition.
Big Data's Dark Side
News  |  3/25/2013  | 
Big data has the power to revolutionize society, but also to become Big Brother, warns new book.
OpenStack Deployment Tool Goes Open Source
News  |  3/22/2013  | 
Mirantis Fuel may prove a game changer by accelerating launch pace of OpenStack private clouds inside enterprises.
Joyent Offers NoSQL Database As A Service
News  |  3/22/2013  | 
Infrastructure provider Joyent teams up with Cloudant to provide a scalable, NoSQL database as a service.
Amazon-CIA Deal Would Fit Intel Community Strategy
News  |  3/21/2013  | 
Reported deal for Amazon to help develop CIA's private cloud infrastructure squares with intelligence community strategy to work with public cloud vendors.
Apple, Dropbox Lead Cloud Storage Market
News  |  3/21/2013  | 
Music and video are pushing cloud storage into the mainstream, Strategy Analytics study finds. But where's Microsoft?
Big Data Strategy Lacking At European Enterprises
News  |  3/21/2013  | 
Interxion study finds that only 25% of large European organizations have developed a business plan for big data. What's stopping them?
Accenture's 7 Tech Trends Driving Digital Business
Commentary  |  3/20/2013  | 
From customer relationships to cloud, and why mobile isn't one of them.
How Should We Measure Clouds?
Commentary  |  3/20/2013  | 
Too often, IT pros start at the bottom and work up. In the cloud, we need to look at the business model and set metrics from there.
IBM OpenStack Adoption Ushers In New Cloud Era
News  |  3/18/2013  | 
IBM's embrace of OpenStack could hasten widespread adoption of an industry cloud standard.
9 More Cloud Computing Pioneers
Slideshows  |  3/18/2013  | 
These industry leaders helped propel cloud computing to the forefront of technology innovation.
EMC, IBM Reportedly Pursue Cloud Supplier SoftLayer
News  |  3/15/2013  | 
Dallas-based SoftLayer has become an acquisition target; its cloud technology could help EMC or IBM compete with Amazon Web Services.
Cisco CTO: Internet Of Everything Much More Than SDN
News  |  3/15/2013  | 
CTO Padmasree Warrior goes one-on-one with InformationWeek to explain Cisco's larger vision for Internet of Everything.
Will VMware Challenge Amazon Head On?
Commentary  |  3/14/2013  | 
VMware announces Hybrid Cloud Services unit. Does that mean VMware IaaS, competing directly with Amazon, or continued reliance on partners?
Oracle To Buy OpenStack Fan Nimbula
News  |  3/13/2013  | 
Nimbula, an early cloud orchestration software maker, may bridge gap between Oracle products and growing, public cloud.
Pharmacy Company's Rx For Chaos: More Cloud
News  |  3/13/2013  | 
Pharmacy benefits manager AWPRx succeeds with a small team in the complicated world of workers' compensation insurance. CEO Jay Roy explains how cloud plays a big role.
Can Colleges Tame The Bandwidth Monster?
Commentary  |  3/13/2013  | 
Not likely. But OpenFlow and other new networking technologies provide some hope.
Equinix Opens $60 Million Seattle Data Center
News  |  3/12/2013  | 
New facility enables Equinix to serve as cloud workload transfer point. Will AWS be a future customer?
Amazon, Telcos Will Battle For Cloud Customers
News  |  3/12/2013  | 
British Telecom, Verizon, NTT, CenturyLink shaping up to compete with Amazon on IaaS and PaaS, research firm Synergy says.
Newvem's Amazon Cloud Heat Map Tool Shows Trouble
News  |  3/11/2013  | 
Color-coded Utilization Heat Map visualizes AWS workloads that are near their peak capacity and those idling or underutilized.
8 Tools Changing Business Technology Resiliency
Commentary  |  3/11/2013  | 
Cloud gateways, emergency communications tools and disaster recovery as a service are changing the way businesses run their continuity programs.
Chromebook Pixel: My First Week Living In Cloud
News  |  3/11/2013  | 
After forsaking all other PCs for a week to work with just a Chromebook Pixel and an iPhone, I learned a few lessons about the post-PC era.
EBay Launches New Digital Service Efficiency Standard
News  |  3/11/2013  | 
eBay's new dashboard-based DSE standard measures data center efficiency, allows IT managers to achieve cleaner operations.
Amazon Cuts DynamoDB Service Prices
News  |  3/8/2013  | 
Amazon CTO Werner Vogels marks one-year anniversary of NoSQL database, promising bigger, better service and price cuts up to 85%.
IBM CEO Rometty Shares Vision Of Big Data Era
News  |  3/8/2013  | 
IBM CEO Ginni Rometty says big data and predictive decisions will reshape organizations, and computers that learn, like Watson, will be tech's next big wave.
Will VMware Stay Public Cloud Course? Bluelock Bets Yes
News  |  3/7/2013  | 
Bluelock opens VMware-compatible public cloud data center, as questions swirl on whether VMware will stay the course with vCloud or shift to OpenStack.
Why You Should Attend Interop
Commentary  |  3/7/2013  | 
Big data, enterprise mobility and software-defined networking lead the themes for conference sessions and exhibits at Interop Las Vegas 2013.
Amazon Tool Helps Shape Your Cloud Workload
News  |  3/7/2013  | 
Need expert advice for configuring your cloud workloads? AWS and other vendors are jockeying to provide the best information.
Moving Legacy Apps To The Cloud
News  |  3/6/2013  | 
Can you run that old ERP system on AWS? Yes, and it just may save you money.
Amazon Web Services Cuts Prices For Linux Users
News  |  3/5/2013  | 
Amazon Web Services' price drops for certain long-term cloud contracts expands the cost gap between Linux and Windows on EC2.
U.K. Government, Nonprofit Agencies Tiptoe Into Cloud
News  |  3/5/2013  | 
IT firm Eduserv finds public and nonprofit organizations ready to roll out SaaS, but reluctant to deploy other cloud services.
VMware CEO Causes Public Cloud Stir
Commentary  |  3/4/2013  | 
Pat Gelsinger asserts VMware ecosystem must capture customers before public cloud does. Will this be his Mitt Romney 47% moment?
ServiceMesh Cloud Tools Get Cozier With DevOps
News  |  3/1/2013  | 
ServiceMesh Agility 9.0 lets you release a cloud application into production, configure it in real time and manage it in Amazon, Rackspace, Cloud Foundry or Microsoft Azure environments.
Silver Peak Cuts Amazon Cloud Data Movement Costs
News  |  3/1/2013  | 
Virtual appliance compresses cloud data, eliminates duplicate copies to make moving data out of AWS faster, less expensive.


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