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Content tagged with Infrastructure as a Service posted in April 2014
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As Research Data Balloons, How To Share?
Commentary  |  4/30/2014  | 
Exchanging research data worldwide gets more complex in the big data age. But the Research Data Alliance seeks innovative solutions.
ServiceNow Pushes Beyond Automation
News  |  4/30/2014  | 
IT automation firm ServiceNow will offer services for HR, finance, legal, and other parts of the enterprise.
Massachusetts Invests In Big Data Innovation
News  |  4/29/2014  | 
State provides $3 million to launch Massachusetts Open Cloud Project, a university-industry partnership to build a new public cloud computing infrastructure for big data researchers, innovators.
Apprenda, Microsoft Team For Hybrid PaaS
News  |  4/29/2014  | 
Microsoft hedges its bets on containers with an alliance that brings Apprenda customers to Azure under an on-premises license.
IBM Cloud Market: One-Stop Cloud Shop
News  |  4/29/2014  | 
IBM's marketplace combines mobile and SaaS apps, platform and infrastructure services, and third-party services.
Google Self-Driving Cars Get Smarter
News  |  4/28/2014  | 
Google admits it still has many problems to solve before self-driving cars become commonplace on our streets.
Hybrid Cloud Can Break Datacenter Silos
Commentary  |  4/28/2014  | 
But first we need an underlying cloud fabric that allows for flexibility of data and applications.
Microsoft's Mobile First, Cloud First Strategy, Explained
Commentary  |  4/28/2014  | 
Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella's plan to juggle Windows, cross-platform services, and the Internet of Things is coming into focus.
Amazon Faces Profit Pressure: Honeymoon Over?
News  |  4/28/2014  | 
Amazon touts growth, but investor patience grows thin as shareholders search for a sign of profits.
Microsoft Earnings: 7 Essential Facts
News  |  4/25/2014  | 
Microsoft's Q3 beat expectations. Strong performers include cloud products and Xbox, but Surface and consumer PC sales still pose a problem.
Google+ Manager Vic Gundotra Resigns
News  |  4/25/2014  | 
Gundotra, Google's senior VP of social, "built Google+ from nothing," says Google CEO Larry Page. VP of engineering David Besbris is rumored replacement.
Physicians Find Security In The Cloud
News  |  4/24/2014  | 
Healthcare practices are increasingly partnering with trusted cloud service providers to provide enhanced data security along with improved efficiency of IT operations.
Pure Storage Battles Industry Giants
News  |  4/24/2014  | 
Storage startup raises more funds to disrupt industry with its SSD arrays.
IBM Locks In Fiat Chrysler Outsourcing Deal
News  |  4/24/2014  | 
Big Blue will manage combined IT environment for newly merged automaker Fiat Chrysler.
IBM Unveils Power8 Chip As Open Hardware
News  |  4/23/2014  | 
Google and other OpenPower Foundation partners express interest in IBM's Power8 chip designs and server motherboard specs.
IT Control Is An Illusion
Commentary  |  4/23/2014  | 
With all due respect to GM's Randy Mott, doing most IT work in-house and outside the cloud isn't a winning strategy.
Red Hat Containers OS-Centric: No Accident
Commentary  |  4/22/2014  | 
Red Hat's critics say containers are the wrong idea, and too focused on the operating system. I say maybe Red Hat knows a thing or two about pleasing developers.
Mainframe Eulogy: Why We Put Gertrude Down
Commentary  |  4/22/2014  | 
Intrepid CIO Stu Laura mourns the death of Big Iron as he embraces the cloud religion.
'BYOS' Should Replace BYOD
Commentary  |  4/21/2014  | 
Phone-centric thinking must give way as mobile security, management, and development demands meet wearables, smart autos, and other digital "stuff."
8 Gadgets For The High-Tech Home
Slideshows  |  4/21/2014  | 
Meet George Jetson: From wireless door locks to scales that measure more than weight, these connected devices take your domicile digital.
Microsoft Office: 4 Changes, Explained
News  |  4/19/2014  | 
Microsoft maneuvers to keep Office on top, touting data analysis power, tweaking office 365, and more. What do the moves mean to you?
OpenStack's French Connection: eNovance
News  |  4/18/2014  | 
Little-known firm in France emerges as one of the top customizers of OpenStack clouds.
Red Hat Linux Containers: Not Just Recycled Ideas
Commentary  |  4/17/2014  | 
Red Hat and its partner, Docker, bring DevOps characteristics to Linux containers, making them lighter-weight vehicles than virtual machines for cloud workloads.
Cisco, Arista, HP: SDN Strategies
News  |  4/17/2014  | 
In the second part of this series examining vendors' SDN products, I look at Cisco ACI, Arista's programmable approach, and HP's commitment to OpenFlow.
Microsoft Azure Intelligent Systems: 4 Facts
News  |  4/17/2014  | 
Microsoft tries to become a power player in the brave new world of Internet-connected sensors, using a cloud-based Internet of Things management service, Azure Intelligent Systems.
Red Hat Touts Linux Containers For Cloud
News  |  4/16/2014  | 
Red Hat teams with Docker, urges developers to consider Linux-based containers as a lightweight alternative to virtual machine files for moving workloads to the cloud.
IBM Launches Disaster Recovery Via SoftLayer
News  |  4/16/2014  | 
Virtual Server Recovery is now available through IBM's SoftLayer unit; resiliency services to come.
Microsoft Reveals Big Data Strategy
News  |  4/16/2014  | 
Microsoft's new tools aim to serve all users -- not just data scientists -- extracting insight from big data sets and the Internet of Things.
AllJoyn: A Common Language For Internet Of Things
News  |  4/15/2014  | 
Open-source lingua franca aims to let IoT devices and services communicate across manufacturers and operating systems.
VMware Offers Disaster Recovery As A Service
News  |  4/15/2014  | 
VMware disaster recovery service lets customers automatically replicate business systems and data in one of VMware's five vCloud Hybrid Service datacenters.
Square Raids Amazon For Lead Engineer
News  |  4/15/2014  | 
Square hires Alyssa Henry, VP of storage services for Amazon Web Services, in latest move to build staff with executives from prominent web and Silicon Valley firms.
DevOps: A Culture Shift, Not A Technology
News  |  4/14/2014  | 
Andi Mann, author and VP at CA Technologies, says DevOps is a horrible term but a necessary IT culture change.
Microsoft's 5 Next Tests
Commentary  |  4/12/2014  | 
Microsoft made progress during the past few weeks but still has important things to prove. For starters, think Start screen and wearables.
Inside A Bank's Cloud-Based Disaster Recovery Plan
Commentary  |  4/11/2014  | 
Seattle Bank uses HotLink technology to spin up applications in AWS in case of disaster in the bank’s own data center.
Netflix Cloud Architect: How To Succeed As Disruptor
News  |  4/10/2014  | 
Adrian Cockcroft, Netflix's former chief cloud architect, outlines how a changed business flowed out of the cloud.
Can IBM Sell Mainframe As Cloud Rock Star?
News  |  4/9/2014  | 
On the mainframe's 50th birthday, IBM positions it as the still young Enterprise Cloud System, capable of running 6,000 Linux workloads.
Why Cloud Fits File Synchronization At Enterprise Scale
Commentary  |  4/9/2014  | 
Tackling the data explosion requires bold new thinking and the abandonment of tried and tired methodologies.
MongoDB Steps Up To Enterprise Expectations
News  |  4/8/2014  | 
MongoDB, the NoSQL darling of developers, aims to improve scalability, analytics, security, and manageability in significant upgrade.
Unisys Stealth Makes Sensitive Data Go Dark
News  |  4/8/2014  | 
Can you make data invisible to intruders? Unisys Stealth system creates a community around sensitive data and encrypts communications between all users.
HP Unleashes CloudSystem 8 For Private, Hybrid Clouds
News  |  4/7/2014  | 
HP's converged cloud system hits general availability to enable private clouds that work with VMware and hybrid clouds that rely on OpenStack.
Does Microsoft Have Its Mojo Back?
Commentary  |  4/7/2014  | 
Will free Windows licenses, the Internet of Things, Cortana, and other announcements put Microsoft back on the right track?
3 Trends Driving Big Data Breakthroughs: A CIO's View
News  |  4/7/2014  | 
GE Water & Power CIO says data blending, scalable storage and processing, and a maturing Internet of things are shaping big data progress.
Best of Interop 2014 Product Award Winners
News  |  4/3/2014  | 
The Best of Interop awards recognize innovation in nine categories, including networking, storage, cloud, and security.
Chief Digital Officer: Where CIO & CMO Meet
News  |  4/3/2014  | 
Marketing and IT don't need to conflict. Extreme Networks CMO explains how the two can leverage each other's strengths to build a better digital business.
Pivotal Subscription Points To Real Value In Big Data
Commentary  |  4/3/2014  | 
Pivotal deal offers five analytical options and, in a swipe at Cloudera and Hortonworks, unlimited Hadoop storage without charges by the terabyte.
What Is Platform-As-A-Service? Experts Disagree
News  |  4/2/2014  | 
Is PaaS just a feature of general-purpose infrastructure-as-a-service or a distinct layer of products in the cloud? Experts debate the definition of PaaS at Cloud Connect.
BYOE Era: How IT Can Lead
News  |  4/2/2014  | 
How can IT leaders meet the challenge when enterprise teams "go rogue" and implement new products and services without IT buy-in?
Microsoft's Nadella: Can He Walk The Walk?
Commentary  |  4/1/2014  | 
Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella made a good impression last week, but at Build he'll need more than rhetoric to reconcile new cross-platform tactics with Windows' future.
Microsoft Build: 8 Things To Watch
News  |  4/1/2014  | 
With Windows 9, new developer tools, and a competitor to Apple's Siri, Microsoft could come out swinging at the Build conference.
Will BYOD Become 'Bring Your Own Cloud?'
Commentary  |  4/1/2014  | 
Emboldened by enterprise adoption of BYOD, many employees are starting to reach toward the cloud. Here's how to gain the cost and efficiency advantages of private cloud services while offsetting the risks.
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