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Content tagged with Infrastructure as a Service posted in April 2012
Amazon's 7 Cloud Promises: Hype Vs. Reality
Slideshows  |  4/30/2012  | 
Amazon says cloud computing is an indispensable enabler of seven important computing transformations. We hype-test the promises with a few reality checks.
VMware Breach: Time To Assume Hypervisor Code Open?
Commentary  |  4/27/2012  | 
The VMware source code disclosure awakens a long sleeping fear for enterprise IT, that a compromised VM could become a listening post for snoopers, spies and malware makers.
Converting Your Product To Cloud Service: Lessons Learned
News  |  4/25/2012  | 
Many technology suppliers don't understand the cloud and are slow to convert. Accenture says you should learn from the example of Salesforce.com and others.
Box Updates API, Adds iPhone, iPad Partners
News  |  4/25/2012  | 
With streamlined API and account integration with partner apps, Box tries to boost developer ecosystem, strengthen position compared to new rival Google Drive.
Google Drive Shows 'Bring Your Own Cloud' Has Arrived
Commentary  |  4/25/2012  | 
I'm using two consumer cloud services, one enterprise cloud service, and two conventional software packages to get you this column. Am I insane, or is this just how everyone works?
Google Drive Arrives, At Last
News  |  4/24/2012  | 
Google Drive will duel with the likes of Dropbox and Box for the right to be your file sharing service in the cloud.
Microsoft System Center 2012 Focuses On Private Cloud
News  |  4/23/2012  | 
Microsoft expands its role in the data center with private cloud management tools, new cross-hypervisor management capabilities.
OpenStack Is Not A Proprietary Cloud, Kemp Argues
News  |  4/19/2012  | 
Former NASA CTO and Nebula founder Chris Kemp says private clouds will need to be based on a flexible, general purpose set of open source code that can work with public clouds.
Amazon: Era Of Data Centers Ending
News  |  4/19/2012  | 
At Amazon Web Service Summit 2012, Amazon's Adam Selipski cites "undeniable signs" of a cloud transition. Within 20 years, most enterprises will run entirely in the cloud, he says.
OpenStack Surprises Involve Hyper-V, Solid State
News  |  4/18/2012  | 
Third parties Hostway.com and MorphLabs step in to give the open source cloud project capabilities few thought likely.
CloudStack Vs. OpenStack Debate Rages On
Commentary  |  4/18/2012  | 
Cloudscaling CTO Randy Bias jumps into fray, but does it really matter which private cloud open source code is the most "Amazon like"?
Puppet Labs Tools Up For OpenStack Clouds
News  |  4/17/2012  | 
Company's IT automation software for system administrators aims to help them launch and support cloud computing infrastructures.
The Tipping Point for Cloud Computing: 2012
News  |  4/17/2012  | 
The computing industry has always required a significant depth of collaboration across companies to deliver the maximum benefit to end solutions
With Rackspace Cloud, OpenStack Goes Primetime
News  |  4/16/2012  | 
Rackspace has announced OpenStack as the basis for its Rackspace Cloud service, plus rolled out new networking, monitoring, and database services.
5 Tips For Negotiating Cloud Software SLAs
News  |  4/16/2012  | 
Custom cloud service level agreements aren't the norm, but can be done. Prepare to make a business case to the cloud provider with this expert advice.
4 Ways IT's Role Changing Faster Than Expected
Commentary  |  4/16/2012  | 
Analysts at the Corporate Executive Board say you'd better update your five-year plan, because a series of radical shifts around IT's value, ownership, and role are happening sooner than envisioned.
Amazon Returns To Search Business With CloudSearch
News  |  4/12/2012  | 
Amazon gave up on its search subsidiary A9 six years ago, but has now jumped into the fray with CloudSearch.
IT Spending: Innovation Talk Vs. Survival Walk
Commentary  |  4/12/2012  | 
Today's IT spending figures reveal much maintenance work. Has innovation stalled because IT is playing catch up after a long winter of spending freezes and cuts?
Cloud Security Frameworks: The Current State
News  |  4/11/2012  | 
A typical IT organization has a stratification of skills, responsibilities, and associated budgets. These are generally structured along platform, operations, and increasingly, lines of business.
NASA's New Web Plans Stress Open Source, Cloud
News  |  4/11/2012  | 
NASA's entirely new Web architecture will lean heavily on cloud computing, open source tools, and social media.
IBM Unveils PureSystems Private Cloud Packages
News  |  4/11/2012  | 
IBM has long pitched systems that configure, manage, and heal themselves, but its new PureSystems integrated hardware and software offerings update that strategy for the cloud model.
HP Converged Cloud Plan Uses Hardened OpenStack
News  |  4/10/2012  | 
HP's new cloud services help enterprises implement an architecture internally now that will match up with an external cloud service provider later, paving a smoother road to future hybrid cloud operations.
7 Ways IBM Will Make $7 Billion In Cloud
Commentary  |  4/9/2012  | 
Can IBM make people believe that it's committed to the cloud in the same manner as an Amazon or Rackspace? IBM's plans include much more than a place for Unix hardware.
HP, Dell Create Clouds For The Rest Of Us
Commentary  |  4/9/2012  | 
Dell's recent moves are about courting IT shops that need help moving legacy applications to a more modern model, while HP says it can build a better public IaaS cloud option.
If Bono Loves Dropbox, Shouldn't You?
Commentary  |  4/5/2012  | 
'Bring your own cloud' is coming to an enterprise near you. It's time for CIOs to study their options.
Army Cloud Plans Include Containerized Data Centers
News  |  4/5/2012  | 
Army's $249.8 million cloud computing contract includes mobile cloud services and HP containerized data centers.
ODCA Shapes the Future of Cloud with Forecast 2012
News  |  4/4/2012  | 
One of the aspects I enjoy most about the Open Data Center Alliance is how it enables "buy" and "sell" side players to come together for open conversations on how to collectively shape the cloud moving forward.
HP's Cloud Strategy Takes Aim At Amazon
Commentary  |  4/4/2012  | 
HP finally clarifies its cloud plans, which include private cloud bundles and public cloud services that will directly compete with Amazon Web Services.
Piston Cloud Founder Demos Enterprise OpenStack Distribution
News  |  4/3/2012  | 
Piston Cloud takes the OpenStack framework and turns it into a private cloud delivery product. Cofounder and CEO Joshua McKenty shows us how it works.
Disaster Recovery Cloud Services Show Promise
Commentary  |  4/2/2012  | 
Cloud-based disaster recover offers enterprise IT managers a compelling alternative to the time and cost involved in legacy approaches.
Dell Buys Wyse Technology To Expand Cloud Offerings
News  |  4/2/2012  | 
Dell to use Wyse's thin client PCs and management software to let enterprises centrally manage client infrastructures.


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