News & Commentary
Content tagged with Infrastructure as a Service posted in June 2011
Telco Moves Into Cloud Services
News  |  6/30/2011  | 
Dimension Data, a unit of Japan's NTT, picks up operational expertise and a software stack by acquiring infrastructure as a service and managed hosting services provider OpSource.
Should Your Enterprise Buy Cloud Insurance?
News  |  6/29/2011  | 
IEEE's CIO suggests that FDIC-style insurance may be one way to allay fears among enterprises about the security risks involved with cloud computing.
Cloud Revenue: The Question Vendors Keep Dodging
Commentary  |  6/28/2011  | 
Amazon, IBM, Microsoft, and Google play coy when breaking down their cloud computing revenues. That reticence is no longer acceptable.
Federal Cloud Services Near Launch, At Last
News  |  6/28/2011  | 
Government agencies should be able to get virtual computers, cloud storage, and Web hosting from authorized service providers next month, according to the GSA.
Domino Sugar Wins Big With SAP In Cloud
Commentary  |  6/27/2011  | 
Apps running with greater reliability than they did in-house, CIO says--and IT's budget down 30%. Here's a look at Domino's sweet cloud arrangement.
5 Cloud Migration Tips From IBM's CIO
News  |  6/24/2011  | 
Big Blue isn't just pitching cloud technology, it's migrating its own apps to a shared, virtualized infrastructure. CIO Jeannette Horan shares her lessons learned to date.
Can Video Game Firm Outplay Traditional VDI Options?
Commentary  |  6/23/2011  | 
Cloud video game company OnLive uses its high-speed network to jump into the market for virtual desktops. Here's why its technology looks compelling compared to traditional VDI.
Cloud Trust Improves Among Government IT Pros
News  |  6/23/2011  | 
Four times more government agencies are considering the cloud this year as compared to 2010, according to a new survey. Security tops their worry list.
Microsoft's New Cloud Chief Dismisses Sales Scare Talk
News  |  6/23/2011  | 
Satya Nadella, in his first public appearance since taking over for Microsoft's Bob Muglia, said that the cloud age equals a sales opportunity for Microsoft, not a threat.
Virtualization Pioneers Crosby, Pratt Tackle Cloud Security
News  |  6/22/2011  | 
Simon Crosby and Ian Pratt resigned from Citrix to found Bromium, a startup that will attack the problem of guaranteeing the security of executing code to protect "the cloud in your pocket."
Will IBM Go 'All In' On Cloud Computing?
Commentary  |  6/22/2011  | 
IBM has spent more than a decade and tens of billions of dollars buying software. Don't bet on it delivering its smartest technologies on demand any time soon.
How Cloud Can Improve Medical Image Sharing
News  |  6/20/2011  | 
One Texas health system transfers thousands of diagnostic-quality images to caregivers daily, using a secure, high-speed system that meets HIPAA requirements.
Feisty Ballmer Talks Cloud, Office 365, And Big Data
News  |  6/17/2011  | 
In this Q&A, Microsoft's CEO pushes back, but also provides new insights into the company's cloud computing business, its hardware strategy, and his customers' next big bet.
How To Manage Cloud Storage For Archiving
Commentary  |  6/9/2011  | 
What is the storage manager's role and what are the main concerns when you begin using cloud storage for this critical job?
User Alliance Wants Cloud Interoperability
News  |  6/7/2011  | 
Lockheed Martin, JP Morgan Chase, Deutsche Bank, and China Life say they'll spend with suppliers that follow the group's requirements.
Riverbed Unveils SMB Cloud Storage Gateways
News  |  6/7/2011  | 
Riverbed uses deduplication, large caches, and encryption to help companies quickly and securely move large amounts of data between their private networks and public clouds.
HP Improves Its Data Center In A Box
News  |  6/6/2011  | 
To boost the manageability of its EcoPod containerized servers, HP added a service aisle for IT staff. Do these power-savvy and space-saving pods beat the competition from the likes of Dell?
Harris Adds Security To Multi-Tenant Clouds
News  |  6/3/2011  | 
The Cyber Integration Center, a data center that incorporates the latest security measures and offers them in a self-service cloud setting, has opened for business, offering a new form on infrastructure as a service.
RightScale Launches App Store For Infrastructure
News  |  6/3/2011  | 
The Multi-Cloud Marketplace offers more than 40,000 RightScale and third party templates to for cloud deployments.
White House Details Federal IT Reform
News  |  6/3/2011  | 
Government website lists the systems agencies plan to move to the cloud and targets for data center consolidation.
Private Clouds? Business Execs Miss The Point
Commentary  |  6/2/2011  | 
Business executives are more interested in building private clouds than taking advantage of the benefits of public clouds, according to an Avanade survey.
Public Sector Slow To Adopt Cloud Computing
News  |  6/2/2011  | 
Compared to the private sector, government customers are still evaluating using clouds more than actively adopting them, according to a new study by Red Shift Research.
NYSE Euronext Builds Capital Markets Cloud
News  |  6/1/2011  | 
Stock exchange hopes to lure trading firms onto new on-demand computing platform.


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