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Content tagged with Infrastructure as a Service posted in May 2013
Amazon Cloud Pricing Threatens Tech Titans
News  |  5/30/2013  | 
Amazon Web Services is on track to be a $24 billion annual infrastructure-as-a-service supplier within a decade, Morgan Stanley says. That's bad news for Red Hat, Oracle, SAP, Microsoft, IBM and Brocade.
Rackspace Meets VMware Halfway On Hybrid Cloud
News  |  5/30/2013  | 
Rackspace president Lew Moorman agrees on the power of hybrid cloud, but says rival VMware has the wrong notion of how it should work.
Amazon's Vision For Single Sign-On
News  |  5/29/2013  | 
Amazon Web Services urges developers to use its single sign-on option, which would let Amazon, Facebook and Google users log in once for access to all three services.
NTT Expands Private Cloud Services
News  |  5/29/2013  | 
Japan's NTT now can offer consistent private cloud services from nine data centers in eight countries, with more on the way.
Savvis Expands Worldwide Data Center Footprint
News  |  5/28/2013  | 
CenturyLink unit adds space in 9 locations, plans to focus on recovery services.
VMware Partners Wrestle With Cloud Co-opetition
News  |  5/28/2013  | 
VMware's strengths include its partner ecosysytem. But those partners must stare down some risk as VMware itself ventures into hybrid cloud services.
Joyent Matches Amazon Cloud Infrastructure Prices
News  |  5/23/2013  | 
Joyent expands instance types to match Amazon's in size and price, adds "reserved" instances to better compete.
Google Cuts Prices On New Datastore Service
News  |  5/23/2013  | 
Google reduces per-gigabyte pricing for Cloud Datastore by 25%, reflecting falling cloud storage prices; read operations are cheaper, too.
Microsoft Cloud Gets Internet2 Expressway To Universities
News  |  5/23/2013  | 
Microsoft's cloud data centers get direct peering with Internet2, the high-speed network for education and research. This gives schools faster access to data.
CloudCheckr Monitors Amazon GovCloud
News  |  5/22/2013  | 
Amazon cloud performance monitoring system goes a step further than competitors with specialized version that complies with federal security regulations.
Google's Amit Singh To Talk Enterprise Focus At E2
Commentary  |  5/22/2013  | 
Amit Singh, president of Google Enterprise, will give the opening keynote at the upcoming E2 conference. We'll drill down with him on enterprise users' desire for forward-looking information.
Dell Launches New Cloud Products For Citrix Users
News  |  5/22/2013  | 
Dell's new converged infrastructure and thin client products expand the company's enterprise portfolio -- but can they distract from buyout drama and tanking PC revenues?
VMware's Hybrid Cloud: Not Amazon's Model
News  |  5/21/2013  | 
VMware's Hybrid Cloud Service, detailed Tuesday, has important differences compared to Amazon Web Services. Customers will have to weigh the partner model and pricing.
Amazon Cloud Gets Federal Stamp Of Approval
News  |  5/21/2013  | 
FedRAMP compliance means federal agencies can now access Amazon Web Services almost immediately, without spending months on their own cloud-security assessments.
Terremark's VMware Cloud Software Story: It's Complicated
News  |  5/20/2013  | 
Terremark CTO John Considine says VMware "is a great partner of ours." But Terremark built its own cloud provisioning software to run its operation.
Rackspace Woos Developers, Fights Sagging Revenue
News  |  5/20/2013  | 
Rackspace adds support for SDKs and APIs to its OpenStack Cloud, hoping to encourage developers to use its service.
British Cloud Firm Wins Background Check Security Contract
News  |  5/20/2013  | 
Skyscape Cloud Services will partner with Indian consulting group Tata to provide security for U.K.'s new online criminal background check system.
VMware Hybrid Cloud Plans: Time For Amazon Answer
Commentary  |  5/17/2013  | 
VMware doesn't like the degree to which customers and partners have been implementing cloud using its products, and it's taking matters into its own hands. Will it truly compete with Amazon?
Google To Apple: Catch Us If You Can
Commentary  |  5/17/2013  | 
Despite a low-key Google I/O conference this year, Google has transformed itself into a company of fearsome focus.
Google Compute Engine: Too Little, Too Late?
Commentary  |  5/17/2013  | 
Google must convince enterprise IT managers that its infrastructure-as-a-service offering is a good fit. I am doubtful that Google is ready.
Google Strengthens Cloud Platform
News  |  5/16/2013  | 
Google adds features and power to Cloud Platform, says it won't race Amazon to the bottom on price.
ServiceNow Revamp Stars Cloud Provisioning
News  |  5/15/2013  | 
Cloud Provisioning acts as a virtual machine orchestrator for VMware and Amazon Web Services cloud environments.
Amazon To Cloud Rivals: Try To Catch Us
News  |  5/14/2013  | 
Amazon Web Services VP Adam Selipsky sits down to talk about Amazon.com's DNA and its low-margin approach to cloud services vs. competitors.
3M Uses Azure For Image Analysis Service
News  |  5/10/2013  | 
3M Manager Bill Smyth wanted to launch a new business without plunging into the company's capital budget allocation process. So he used Microsoft's Azure cloud services.
Google's Cloud Drops Custom Linux For Debian
News  |  5/10/2013  | 
Google cloud workloads have had to use Google's customized version of Linux. Now, Google is moving to a more standard form: Debian Linux.
Amazon Expands Private Cloud-Like Options
News  |  5/9/2013  | 
Amazon Web Services offers more customers Direct Connect private-line access to AWS data centers. Move shows how public clouds can become direct extensions of enterprise data centers.
Why IT Is Struggling To Build Private Clouds
News  |  5/9/2013  | 
Think private clouds offer all the flexibility and none of the risk? IT is missing out if it doesn’t prepare for public cloud use.
IT's Attitude Problem
News  |  5/9/2013  | 
Few of our 446 respondents will change their IT strategies as result of the cloud. That spells lost opportunity.
Interop Cloud Experts Debate SDN's Future
News  |  5/8/2013  | 
SDN aims to make networks easy to configure in software rather than hardware. The goal is to provide data centers with flexibility on the level associated with cloud computing.
VMware Users Gain Bluelock Recovery Option
News  |  5/7/2013  | 
As VMware prepares for the public cloud market, compatible suppliers like Bluelock add services.
Interop: Expert Advice On IT ROI, Chargeback
News  |  5/7/2013  | 
Proliferation of commodity IT services makes it ever more important to rigorously account for the costs and value of internal IT.
U.K. Government Mandates Cloud First IT Procurement
News  |  5/7/2013  | 
Cabinet Office issues directive to government workers: Prioritize cloud-based IT solutions whenever possible.
BMC To Go Private: Echoes of Dell
News  |  5/6/2013  | 
Bain Capital and three others will buy management tool vendor BMC, in a move that parallels Dell's effort to go private. Look for focus on cloud and self-service IT tools.
Dell Buys Enstratius, Extends Cloud Reach
News  |  5/6/2013  | 
Dell buys Enstratius to gain ability to deploy workloads to 23 major and secondary cloud service suppliers.
Eucalyptus Adds Netflix Tools, Amazon Options
News  |  5/1/2013  | 
Eucalyptus builds Netflix tools into the upcoming 3.3 release of its software for building an Amazon-compatible private cloud.
Amazon Cloud Revenue Mystery Persists
News  |  5/1/2013  | 
Will AWS cloud revenues soon stop appearing under Amazon's "other" column? And are they large enough to finance AWS's future on their own?


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