News & Commentary
Content tagged with Infrastructure as a Service posted in May 2014
Salesforce.com Gets FedRAMP Approval For Government Cloud
News  |  5/30/2014  | 
Cloud computing is unleashing a "shotgun of innovation" in the public sector, says former federal CIO Vivek Kundra, now executive VP at Salesforce.com.
Energy-Sipping ARM Chips Made For Cloud
News  |  5/30/2014  | 
Applied Micro and Canonical demonstrate the first OpenStack cloud on a rack of ARM servers at a show in Taiwan.
Government Cloud Use Hits Inflection Point
News  |  5/30/2014  | 
New standards, security, and architectures mean the CloudFirst stars are finally coming into alignment.
Does Cloud Really Hamper Server Sales?
News  |  5/30/2014  | 
Common sense suggests that mainstream cloud adoption will gut server sales, but that's not really happening, analysts say. Here's why.
Microsoft, Salesforce.com Make Nice, Marry Apps
News  |  5/30/2014  | 
Salesforce apps will work with Office 365, Windows, Windows Phone. Microsoft keeps using ExactTarget. But don't expect Salesforce apps on Azure.
Salesforce.com Coming To Microsoft Azure Cloud?
News  |  5/29/2014  | 
Salesforce on Azure may sound implausible, but in the wake of a similar deal with Oracle, rumor has it the two companies are talking.
Amazon, Microsoft Star In Gartner Cloud Magic Quadrant
News  |  5/29/2014  | 
Gartner reshuffles the deck on its 2014 Magic Quadrant for IaaS. AWS still holds a leader card, but look who's falling.
Microsoft's Nadella: We're In 'Post-Post' PC Era
News  |  5/28/2014  | 
Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella introduces Skype Translator, says we've entered a "post-post" digital world in which personalized experiences instead of specific devices will rule the day.
4 Reasons You Must Automate Your Cloud
News  |  5/28/2014  | 
Think you can execute in the cloud without using software to orchestrate application life cycles? Wrong.
VMware 'Machine Learning' Helps Spot Trouble
News  |  5/28/2014  | 
VMware vCenter Log Insight update helps IT recognize potential trouble before it occurs, offers information about into third-party software operations.
PaaS, Docker, And The Future Of Orchestration
Commentary  |  5/27/2014  | 
Currently IT's best bet for orchestration hinges on management systems that remotely execute scripts on servers. But what's the answer for platform-as-a-service setups?
10 Steps To Successful Strategic Sourcing
Commentary  |  5/27/2014  | 
Former US Transportation Department CIO Nitin Pradhan outlines how agencies can execute strategic IT sourcing to minimize the total cost of ownership for optimal results.
Rackspace Addresses Cloud Storage Outage
News  |  5/23/2014  | 
Solid state disk capacity shortage disrupts some Cloud Block storage customers' operations in Rackspace's Chicago and Dallas data centers.
Cisco IoE: When Will Its Time Come?
News  |  5/22/2014  | 
Cisco execs say their grand vision of the Internet of Everything is taking shape in new products and services. But some analysts and customers still find the picture fuzzy.
IBM Offers 3 Analytic Apps Via Cloud
News  |  5/20/2014  | 
IBM ports yet more software onto its SoftLayer-powered cloud with Concert, Project Catalyst, and OpenPages analytics services.
Rackspace On The Block?
News  |  5/19/2014  | 
Facing cloud price war and tough competition, Rackspace weighs options including partner or buyer, according to SEC filing.
IBM Named Top IaaS Provider
News  |  5/16/2014  | 
Cloud infrastructure users may be flocking to Amazon now, but new IDC survey suggests IBM, HP, Cisco, and AT&T may be the IaaS leaders of the future.
Red Hat Addresses OpenStack Support Flap
News  |  5/15/2014  | 
Red Hat leaders deny allegations, made in a Wall Street Journal report, that the company would refuse to support Red Hat Enterprise Linux on non-Red Hat versions of OpenStack.
Beware Cloud Price Wars' Dark Side
Commentary  |  5/15/2014  | 
As Amazon, Google, and Microsoft keep slashing cloud service prices, smaller vendors and CIOs must both ask: Is it smart strategy to chase the lowest cost?
Social Science Site Using Azure Loses Data
News  |  5/14/2014  | 
Dedoose, a data analytics system, suffered a failure on Azure that may mean three weeks of lost data for customers.
Shadow IT: Honey Badger Better Care
Commentary  |  5/14/2014  | 
Use of Dropbox and other consumer services is exploding in enterprises, yet companies turn a blind eye to the security risks. This sends the wrong message to cloud service providers.
Informatica Self-Service Platform Spots Sensitive Data
News  |  5/13/2014  | 
Informatica unveils its Intelligent Data Platform roadmap for clean, secure self-service data, even at big data scale.
TechEd: Microsoft Builds Cloud, Mobile Momentum
News  |  5/12/2014  | 
Microsoft releases a flood of new products to support the company's "cloud-first, mobile-first" strategy at this week's TechEd conference in Houston.
Cisco IoT Leader Resigns: What's Next?
News  |  5/9/2014  | 
Internet of Things general manager Guido Jouret resigned this week. Where does that leave Cisco's Internet of Everything strategy?
Cloud Providers Must Share Discovered Vulnerabilities
Commentary  |  5/9/2014  | 
Government agencies must band together and insist in their contracts that cloud service providers share vulnerability information.
State Of Unified Communications 2014
Steal Our Slides  |  5/9/2014  | 
Unified communications moves into the fast lane, as more companies roll out the technology to improve employee collaboration.
HP Bets Big On OpenStack And Hybrid Cloud
News  |  5/7/2014  | 
HP pledges $1 billion development investment as it launches Helion brand for all cloud products, from new OpenStack distribution to IaaS offerings.
Dell Turns 30: Where To Next?
News  |  5/6/2014  | 
Dell celebrates its 30th birthday while working to reinvent itself for the cloud era. What do you want most from Dell now?
Centurylink Cuts Prices, Doubles Cloud Capacity
News  |  5/2/2014  | 
CenturyLink uses its Tier 3 and Savvis acquisitions to build out its public cloud capacity rapidly and to compete better on price, executives say.
Equinix Opens Private Line Access To Clouds
News  |  5/2/2014  | 
Equinix, a datacenter and communications hub builder, gives users high-speed fiber optic connections to multiple cloud providers.
Data Protection Fears Vs. US Cloud Market
Commentary  |  5/2/2014  | 
Data sovereignty is so important to businesses that 70% would trade cloud performance for more data control, research says. Where does that leave the post-Snowden US cloud market?
Homeland Security Targets Cybersecurity Upgrades
News  |  5/2/2014  | 
Department of Homeland Security agencies must balance computer and communications network improvements slated for the next 12 months with tight budgets.


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