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Content tagged with Infrastructure as a Service posted in May 2011
Citrix Taps Open Stack For Building Private Clouds
News  |  5/25/2011  | 
Project Olympus will launch before the end of the year to give enterprises a set of cloud software compatible with Rackspace and other OpenStack users.
SMBs Aren't Sold On Cloud Storage
Commentary  |  5/25/2011  | 
Surveys released by In-Stat and Drobo show smaller companies are sticking with on-site storage, but they should consider online backup for an extra layer of protection.
Amazon Launches On-Demand Oracle Database Services
News  |  5/24/2011  | 
Two-tier licensing approach supports pay-as-you-go access for those who need licenses and those who already own Oracle 11g.
Data Centers Face Growth Challenges
News  |  5/20/2011  | 
Virtualization and consolidation are among the key strategies of IT managers facing the threat of running out of data center space, power, and cooling.
SAP Cloud Partnerships Expand On-Demand Options
News  |  5/20/2011  | 
Amazon, Dell, Verizon and China Telecom services deals highlight the app vendor's broad cloud-computing strategy.
Wake-Up Call For Cloud Vendors And Customers
Commentary  |  5/19/2011  | 
Amazon and Sony's recent problems highlight the vulnerability of doing business in the cloud but may end up helping improve cloud services.
Cloud Failures Aren't The Problem; IT Is
Commentary  |  5/18/2011  | 
Amazon's and Microsoft's outages and Dropbox security practices mask the real question--can IT compete with the cloud?
Clouds Change Storage Administrator's Role
Commentary  |  5/17/2011  | 
Cloud storage promises to change the way data centers manage and provision storage assets, but it also will affect the roles and responsibilities of the storage manager as well.
DARPA Seeks More Resilient Cloud Infrastructure
News  |  5/17/2011  | 
The defense research agency is developing cloud-based networks that can remain operational even under cyber attack.
Tough Questions To Ask Cloud Service Providers
News  |  5/13/2011  | 
Cloud SLAs warrant close scrutiny from enterprises planning a move to the cloud, a SunGard executive said at Interop.
Rackspace Cloud Guru Says Service Trumps Technology
News  |  5/13/2011  | 
Jonathan Bryce opens up about the Amazon outage, OpenStack, and how he's come to be a cloud veteran at age 29.
SMB Cloud Spending To Double By 2015
News  |  5/13/2011  | 
Telecoms will likely benefit from a strong preference for bundling hosted services, as the market climbs to more than $49 billion, finds AMI Partners' study.
NIST Releases Federal Cloud Guidelines
News  |  5/13/2011  | 
Technology standards organization aims to be a comprehensive resource to help agencies comply with government's "cloud-first" mandate.
Terremark VP Defines Attributes Of Enterprise Cloud Suppliers
News  |  5/11/2011  | 
Comparing Amazon Web Services to a Terremark-like environment, Bill Lowry cited isolation and security as key enterprise needs in the cloud.
Cloud Customers Must Understand Weak Points
News  |  5/11/2011  | 
In discussing Amazon's three-day outage, cloud computing advocates said customers must do more homework before selecting a vendor.
Microsoft: 'Incredible Economies Of Scale' Await Cloud Users
News  |  5/11/2011  | 
A Windows Server instance costs between 5 cents and 96 cents an hour because Microsoft has been able to drive down operational expenses.
Cutting Through Buzzword Bull At Interop
Commentary  |  5/11/2011  | 
After a couple of days in Las Vegas hearing all about 'cloud' this and 'fabric' that, a translation is in order.
Consumerization And Cloud: IT Isn't Keeping Up
Commentary  |  5/11/2011  | 
Citrix CEO in his Interop keynote envisions a policy of letting employees bring their own devices to work, and a world where IT's role is supporting, not controlling.
Citrix CTO Advises Demanding Clarity From Vendors On Cloud
News  |  5/10/2011  | 
Cloud thought leader Simon Crosby talks about standards, open source, Xen's power center, and where VMware kicks butt.
Aryaka Completes WAN Optimization Network
News  |  5/10/2011  | 
The startup says it can accelerate in-house applications between a data center and branch offices with a pure cloud service, eliminating the need for customer-side hardware or software.
Riverbed, Akamai Partner On WAN Optimization For Clouds
News  |  5/10/2011  | 
Akamai will install Riverbed's Steelhead appliances into its points of presence, while Riverbed will integrate Akamai's routing and caching smarts into its enterprise data center appliances.
EMC CEO Prescribes Cloud For IT Pain Relief
News  |  5/9/2011  | 
Private and public clouds were front and center at EMC World, but Joe Tucci's keynote address lacked detail about how clouds will ease IT pain.
Brocade Intros 16 Gbps Fibre Channel For Clouds
News  |  5/5/2011  | 
Firm is also boosting its 10-Gbps Ethernet line, but Fibre Channel is at the core of its CloudPlex fabric.
Global CIO: Don't Let The Innovation Lab Become An Ivory Tower
Commentary  |  5/5/2011  | 
ADP CIO Mike Capone has just launched a lab with a plan to keep it grounded in reality.
VMware Cloud Foundry Suffers Service Outage
News  |  5/3/2011  | 
As the beta development platform was recovering from a minor power supply problem, human error worsened the setback.
Amazon Meltdown Required Reading At Fail University
Commentary  |  5/2/2011  | 
We're starting to learn more about what happened during the Great AWS Outage last month. Perhaps the fault lies not in our servers, but in ourselves.

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