News & Commentary
Content tagged with Infrastructure as a Service posted in March 2014
IBM Preps SoftLayer Cloud Datacenter In Hong Kong
News  |  3/31/2014  | 
Hong Kong SoftLayer facility will open April 14 and offer Watson, BlueMix, and other cloud services.
Google Wins In Amazon Cloud Price Battle
Commentary  |  3/28/2014  | 
Let's put this week's cloud price cuts in context. Cash-rich Google has made it harder for Amazon to profit on AWS. Whether or not Google steals a ton of AWS customers, Google wins.
Office for iPad: Microsoft Shifts Strategy
News  |  3/28/2014  | 
After years of anticipation, Microsoft Office for iPad arrives -- and it's just the beginning of a new push toward apps across all mobile devices, says new CEO Satya Nadella.
Amazon Cloud Services Wins DoD Authorization
News  |  3/27/2014  | 
Amazon gets provisional operating authorization to sell cloud services to the Defense Department for work involving low-risk unclassified data.
Amazon Counters Google Cloud Price Cuts
News  |  3/27/2014  | 
Amazon trotted out a wide range of price cuts to Amazon Web Services products one day after Google made a similar announcement.
GM's Randy Mott: What I Believe...
Commentary  |  3/27/2014  | 
CIO's five core principles underpin automaker's three-year "IT transformation" plan.
Nadella's Big Moment: 5 Things To Watch
News  |  3/27/2014  | 
Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella will face stratospheric expectations Thursday when he makes his first public appearance since succeeding Steve Ballmer. Here's what we want to know.
VMware's Gelsinger: Datacenters Face 'Tectonic Shift'
News  |  3/26/2014  | 
Virtualization and cloud computing are creating the most significant shift in datacenter design in 25 years, VMware CEO Pat Gelsinger will tell Interop audience in keynote address.
Google Turns Up The Heat On Amazon
Commentary  |  3/25/2014  | 
Google cloud architect Urs Holzle has a plan for more robust cloud services to compete with Amazon Web Services. But Google's cloud to-do list remains long.
Cisco's Cloud Plan For Internet Of Things
News  |  3/25/2014  | 
Cisco's $1 billion cloud investment is not about competing with Amazon, Google, or Rackspace to supply general-purpose IaaS. Cisco and its partners will offer a global chain of datacenters to serve as a backbone for the Internet of Things.
MachineShop Gets Internet of Things Talking
News  |  3/24/2014  | 
Startup's API Services Exchange aims to simplify interactions among the Internet of Things' billions of connected devices, applications, and systems.
Agile, DevOps, Cloud: IT's New Trinity
Commentary  |  3/24/2014  | 
Agile, DevOps, and cloud form an almost-holy triumvirate with a common theme: Software rules.
DevOps: IT's Only Chance Of Keeping Up
Commentary  |  3/24/2014  | 
DevOps pushes two differing cultures together -- developers and operations -- but it gives IT a fighting chance at keeping up with the business.
Cloud Should Be Part Of BC/DR Plans
News  |  3/21/2014  | 
DRaaS offerings are mature and dependable. Now IT just needs to think differently about continuity.
Amazon Smoothes Cloud Workload Shutdowns
News  |  3/21/2014  | 
Connection Draining enables AWS customers to shutter unneeded virtual servers without disrupting users' in-flight requests to apps.
PaaS, Present & Future: Developers Will Decide
Commentary  |  3/20/2014  | 
Platform-as-a-service differs from IaaS. IBM's Ric Telford predicts what we'll see as it matures during the next two years.
Big Data Reaches Inflection Point
Commentary  |  3/20/2014  | 
Enterprises see the light on big data opportunities. It's only a matter of time before mainstream data-management environments evolve.
Feds & The Cloud: Management Approach Must Evolve
Commentary  |  3/20/2014  | 
Cloud services change how federal agencies acquire, fund, and use IT services. IT managers must realize they're buying a service, not technology.
Red Hat Announces Linux App Container Certification
News  |  3/19/2014  | 
Open source developer adds container certification for Enterprise Linux apps, aims to improve workload portability and ease maintenance burden.
Oracle Reports Gains, But Rivals Grow Faster
News  |  3/19/2014  | 
Oracle Cloud subscription revenue increases 25% and hardware rebounds, but Microsoft, SAP, Salesforce.com, and Workday threats loom large.
IBM: We'll Stand Up To NSA
News  |  3/17/2014  | 
IBM denies sharing customer information with U.S. government, asserts it would challenge any data demands through "judicial action or other means."
Pivotal Brings In-Memory Analysis To Hadoop
News  |  3/17/2014  | 
Pivotal takes on Cloudera and Hortonworks with GemFire XD, enhanced SQL querying, and new machine-learning options in Pivotal HD 2.0.
Red Hat's Stubbornness Will Keep OpenShift Alive
Commentary  |  3/17/2014  | 
Insiders have publicly bet against Red Hat's platform-as-a-service, but I say it will stand by OpenShift without regret.
Amazon Prime Increases Price To $99
News  |  3/14/2014  | 
Amazon Prime customers get free deliveries and instant streaming video downloads. But will they accept a $20 price hike?
Paytronix Proves SMBs Can Do Big Data Analysis
Commentary  |  3/13/2014  | 
Running a Cloudera Hadoop cluster on Amazon Web Services, Paytronix gains insight into customer behavior it couldn't tease out of a database.
NYC Mayor Needs Analytics In His Corner
Commentary  |  3/13/2014  | 
Mayor de Blasio needs more than public support to advance his plans for jobs, education, and public safety. He must harness big data.
DevOps Demands You Fix Twice
Commentary  |  3/13/2014  | 
If you've taken time to get everything just perfect, you haven't truly adopted the rapid iteration, lean product development ethos.
6 Lessons CIOs Can Learn From WhatsApp
Commentary  |  3/13/2014  | 
CIOs looking to expand services globally should take a long, hard look at WhatsApp's strategy, growth, and acquisition.
Bad Winter Weather Meets Big Data Prediction
Commentary  |  3/10/2014  | 
The Weather Company is moving to a NoSQL-powered platform to gather some 20 terabytes of weather data per day. What's the biggest challenge?
Red Hat Adds Microsoft .Net To OpenShift
News  |  3/10/2014  | 
Red Hat tries to catch Cloud Foundry by adding .Net and SQL Server capabilities to its open source PaaS project.
Google Expands Support For Tech Partners
News  |  3/6/2014  | 
Independent software vendors can now receive the same support as Google resellers.
DigitalOcean Gets $37.1 Million For Cloud Expansion
News  |  3/6/2014  | 
Fast-growing cloud startup plans to hire more engineers and build new data centers.
Cloud Crossroads: Which Way PaaS?
News  |  3/6/2014  | 
As allies and competitors line up behind the new Cloud Foundry Foundation, where does that leave Red Hat and its support of OpenStack and Project Solum?
IBM Watson Goes On Silicon Valley Grand Tour
News  |  3/6/2014  | 
IBM execs tout Watson-as-a-Service, venture funding to tech startups in California.
Microsoft CRM, ERP Push: 4 Rants And Raves
Commentary  |  3/6/2014  | 
At the Convergence conference, Microsoft missed chances to distinguish its Dynamics ERP and CRM tools from rivals.
Google Cloud Performance Stability: A Closer Look
Commentary  |  3/6/2014  | 
IT consultant David Linthicum says ignore claims on performance and just test your application in a target environment.
FedRAMP Cloud Security Approval: Look Who Applied
News  |  3/4/2014  | 
Officials unveil new FedRAMP Web portal, release details on firms seeking government's cloud security seal of approval.
Microsoft Dresses Up Enterprise Apps
News  |  3/4/2014  | 
Microsoft advances cloud, mobile, social, and marketing options for Dynamics apps. Delta Airlines touts massive Windows Phone point-of-sale deployment.
VMware Pursues Federal Cloud Contracts
News  |  3/4/2014  | 
VMware seeks FedRAMP authority to offer cloud services to federal agencies, will offer them from data centers run by Carpathia.
9 Worst Cloud Security Threats
News  |  3/3/2014  | 
Leading cloud security group lists the "Notorious Nine" top threats to cloud computing in 2013; most are already known but defy 100% solution.


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