News & Commentary
Content tagged with Infrastructure as a Service posted in April 2013
Cloud Survey Has Warning For Amazon
News  |  4/29/2013  | 
RightScale's State of the Cloud survey finds Amazon the public cloud leader -- but IT is looking to Rackspace, Google and Microsoft for added testing and experiments.
Follow Feds To The Cloud
News  |  4/26/2013  | 
Uncle Sam is a leader in the secure use of cloud services. Here’s what FedRAMP and FISMA can teach you.
Box Expands Healthcare Offerings
News  |  4/25/2013  | 
Cloud storage service announces new healthcare partner applications, customers and security compliance.
Infor Bets $500 Million On Enterprise App Refresh
Commentary  |  4/23/2013  | 
Infor cranks out new user interfaces and social and cloud options for its enterprise apps to take on SAP, Oracle and Microsoft.
Amazon's Vogels: Big Data Belongs In The Cloud
Commentary  |  4/19/2013  | 
Amazon CTO Werner Vogels predicts real-time analysis and "invisible" Hadoop capacity on demand are the future of big data computing.
IBM Sales Dragged Down By Missed Deals
News  |  4/18/2013  | 
IBM blames revenue shortfall on sales execution issues, but analysts ask whether the cloud is driving structural changes in IT spending.
VMware Adds Interoperability With Ubuntu OpenStack Cloud
News  |  4/18/2013  | 
The next Ubuntu release, coming soon, will include VMware plug-ins for the Quantum networking platform in OpenStack.
DOD Moves Forward With Cloud Broker Plans
News  |  4/17/2013  | 
DISA gets "initial operating capability" to act as Defense Department's cloud services broker, as DOD strives to simplify military groups' acquisition of cloud services.
Cloudscaling Updates OpenStack, Supports Amazon APIs
News  |  4/17/2013  | 
Aggressive OpenStack vendor partners with Juniper for virtual networking, declares Amazon "de facto standard."
Red Hat Enters OpenStack Rodeo
News  |  4/16/2013  | 
Red Hat Distribution OpenStack (RDO) comes in free and commercially-supported versions for private cloud builders.
Microsoft Azure Public Cloud Matches Amazon Prices
News  |  4/15/2013  | 
Previously a developer's platform, Microsoft Azure will now compete directly with Amazon Web Services, match it on IaaS pricing.
Rackspace Launches Global OpenStack Expansion
News  |  4/15/2013  | 
IaaS provider will enlist partners to add Rackspace data center locations around the world, strengthen competitiveness with the likes of CenturyLink Savvis, Verizon Terremark.
Microsoft Adds Cloud Chargeback To Windows Server
News  |  4/11/2013  | 
Microsoft adds third-party Cloud Cruiser billing system for on-premises and Windows Azure operations, encouraging use of hybrid cloud.
ScienceLogic Tools Watch VMware, Amazon Cloud Workloads
News  |  4/10/2013  | 
ScienceLogic's release 7.3 of its EM7 system helps manage hybrid cloud environments, including on-premises and public cloud workloads.
Why PaaS Is The Future
News  |  4/10/2013  | 
Platform-as-a-service will become standard for Web applications. It's time to evaluate your options and plan a migration strategy.
Dropbox For Business Adds Active Directory Ties
News  |  4/10/2013  | 
Hoping to land bigger fish, cloud file storage leader rolls out Dropbox for Business, with security tweaks for enterprises.
Piston Ships OpenStack On A Stick 2.0
News  |  4/9/2013  | 
Piston releases 2.0 version of Enterprise OpenStack, a pre-configured cloud OS loaded on a memory device, ready for building private clouds. Will enterprises go that route?
Netflix's 5 Secrets For Maximizing Amazon Cloud Value
News  |  4/8/2013  | 
Netflix chief cloud architect Adrian Cockcroft shares five money-saving maneuvers for big Amazon Web Services users.
London Boroughs Eye Shared Services Plan
News  |  4/8/2013  | 
Tri-Borough councils of West London say they can pare millions off operating budgets by sharing IT, financial and human resources services.
5 Ways To Avoid Costly Cloud Surprises
News  |  4/5/2013  | 
How can you avoid cost overruns with infrastructure as a service (IaaS) from Amazon and other cloud services? Cloud usage assessment vendors Cloudability and Cloudyn share tips.
Google Opens Compute Engine To Cloud Customers
News  |  4/5/2013  | 
Wider availability, a price reduction and new features could help Google Compute Engine gain ground among cloud computing service providers.
OpenStack Grizzly Has SDN Teeth
News  |  4/5/2013  | 
OpenStack forges ahead into software-defined networking, giving the open source project a chance to match or surpass proprietary rivals in a key area.
HP Cloud Evangelist: We're All About OpenStack
News  |  4/5/2013  | 
Margaret Dawson, an outspoken veteran of startups who has become HP's cloud guru, plays up OpenStack over Amazon's potential for HP customers.
Cloud's Next Era Near, Cisco Says
News  |  4/4/2013  | 
Systems of engagement will steal the spotlight from systems of record, and Internet-connected machines will change business analytics forever, Cloud Connect keynote speakers say.
When Big Data Needs Bare Metal, SoftLayer Fits
News  |  4/4/2013  | 
SoftLayer touts bare metal cloud service for big data analytics, offers MongoDB with the push of a button.
Truth About City Clouds
News  |  4/3/2013  | 
City IT is moving cloudward but it's not fairytale perfect. Migrations are happening in stages, amid many questions and usually with input from several partner providers.
What Netflix Could Do For Cloud Computing
Commentary  |  4/1/2013  | 
Netflix is pushing the boundaries of cloud computing, but Rackspace CTO John Engates would like to see Netflix doing more.


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