News & Commentary
Content tagged with Infrastructure as a Service posted in April 2011
Post Mortem: When Amazon's Cloud Turned On Itself
Commentary  |  4/29/2011  | 
For the cloud to be a permanent platform for enterprise computing, it can't be an environment where both computing and errors just occur on a larger scale.
Amazon Web Services Apologizes, Explains Outage
News  |  4/29/2011  | 
The company said it will provide 10 days of service credit for customers using AWS resources in the affected region because of the multi-day outage.
Amazon Cloud Outage Proves Importance Of Failover Planning
News  |  4/27/2011  | 
Contingency plans kept Bizo and Mashery up and running during the Amazon service outage, offering lessons to other cloud-based businesses.
How HootSuite Recovered From Amazon's Cloud Outage
News  |  4/26/2011  | 
CTO Simon Stanlake said the social media monitoring company was able to get back online after being down for much of Thursday, but it had to sacrifice some customer data.
Customer-Centric Development: It's Now Or Never For IT Shops
Commentary  |  4/26/2011  | 
IT leaders must focus on what customers want from mobile apps, or CMOs will just give up on internal IT.
Go Cloud Or Go Home
Commentary  |  4/26/2011  | 
Cloud computing can be diluted into uselessness when mixed with immature technologies and poor practices.
Cloud Expertise Featured At Interop
Commentary  |  4/23/2011  | 
The conference will offer a wide variety of panel discussions, keynotes, and workshops from the likes of CloudScaling, Microsoft, Rackspace, and other leading vendors and analysts.
Global CIO: How The Cloud Changes What IT Pros Do
Commentary  |  4/23/2011  | 
As Brady Corp. has moved to cloud computing, its CIO sees a shift in the skills its IT organization needs.
Cloud Takes A Hit: Amazon Must Fix EC2
Commentary  |  4/22/2011  | 
Amazon's "availability zones" were a key protective concept for the cloud, but they failed to protect access to data when EC2 went down.
Amazon EC2 Outage Hobbles Websites
News  |  4/21/2011  | 
Engine Yard, Foursquare, Hootsuite, Heroku, Quora, and Reddit were among the websites that suffered from slowed or disabled access.
Accenture: High Tech Firms Need Multiple Business Models
Commentary  |  4/15/2011  | 
One-size-fits-all won't work any more. A tech company may need 4-5 business models to survive.
Bending The 80/20 Process Barrier
Commentary  |  4/15/2011  | 
Think you can offload complexity only by outsourcing? Not so. Tackle process improvements, then add IT automation to get all the goodness with less risk.
Global CIO: Business Execs, Not Technologists, Leading Tech Innovation
Commentary  |  4/15/2011  | 
So says a top exec from Indian service provider Infosys, which is spending more time with CFOs and business unit leaders as those execs drive more IT projects.
HP To Transform Legacy Applications In The Cloud
News  |  4/14/2011  | 
Suite of services aims to help modernize aging mainframe systems to achieve more streamlined operations, greater flexibility, and more innovation.
CIO Risk Takers, Rain Makers
Commentary  |  4/13/2011  | 
When CIOs take calculated risks, choosing emerging technologies from less established companies, the payoff can be enticing. We take you inside the journey of two established organizations for a deeper look at this success.
Life As Google's CIO
News  |  4/8/2011  | 
Ben Fried explains the unique experience of running Google’s corporate IT, from constant online software upgrades to a homegrown videoconferencing system.
Facebook Challenges With Green, Open Source Data Center
News  |  4/7/2011  | 
CEO Zuckerberg unveiled how the firm borrowed key design principles from its predecessors, while at the same time advancing the state of the art.
Dell To Spend $1 Billion Deploying Cloud Services
News  |  4/7/2011  | 
Ten data centers and 12 research centers are planned to help customers move to cloud computing on Dell technology.
TechAmerica Names Benioff, Capellas To Chair Cloud Commission
News  |  4/7/2011  | 
Some 71 industry and academic experts have three months to develop recommendations on how the government can optimize deployment of cloud computing technologies.
Global CIO: The Toyota-Microsoft Cloud Partnership Is A Big Deal
Commentary  |  4/7/2011  | 
It will offer a very public test of Microsoft's Azure cloud, and it will test Steve Ballmer's goal to "shoot ahead of what customers think they're interested in today."
HP Adds Egenera Blade Management To Battle Cisco
News  |  4/7/2011  | 
The partnership with Egenera allows HP to add more converged networking expertise and improved disaster recovery for data centers.
IBM Forecasts $7 Billion In Cloud Revenue
News  |  4/6/2011  | 
The firm is plunging fully into the cloud, launching a range of cloud services tuned to the needs of enterprise users.
The Real Cloud Imperative Is Greater Simplicity
Commentary  |  4/5/2011  | 
Making it sound simple is not the same thing as making it simple; there's work to be done to get users into the cloud.
IEEE Targets Cloud Interoperability Standards
News  |  4/4/2011  | 
The engineering organization aims to develop a cloud portability roadmap and interoperability standards, while breaking down single-vendor formats.


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