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Content tagged with Infrastructure as a Service posted in June 2012
Biggest Private Cloud Deployment Threat: Your IT Staff
News  |  6/29/2012  | 
Your technologist-heavy IT staff won't help you find success with a private-cloud deployment. Here's why shifting to an IT service catalog approach may ease your transition to the cloud.
Google Compute Engine Ignores VMware, Microsoft Users
Commentary  |  6/29/2012  | 
Google's new cloud infrastructure service is geared to Linux workloads running in KVM. What does that mean for VMware, Microsoft, and Citrix users?
EPA Aims For 80% Cloud Use By 2015
News  |  6/28/2012  | 
Agency awards a three-year contract to CGI Federal for infrastructure-as-a-service as part of a broader strategy to implement an agency-wide hybrid cloud.
Google Compute Engine: Hands-On Review
News  |  6/28/2012  | 
Google Compute Engine is a stable, reliable, and fast provider of on-demand computing resources. But it offers fewer features than rival Amazon Web Services.
Google I/O Live Blog: Tablet Eyed
News  |  6/27/2012  | 
Google I/O kicks off Wednesday at 9:30 PST and InformationWeek's Fritz Nelson is live blogging right here. Join us for breaking news and expert analysis.
Google Compute Engine Challenges Amazon
News  |  6/26/2012  | 
At Google I/O, Google Compute Engine debuts, bringing Google into more direct competition with infrastructure-as-a-service market leader Amazon Web Services. But don't forget about Microsoft.
Google Ventures Backed Cliqr CloudCenter Tackles Lock-In
News  |  6/25/2012  | 
Google partner says it will provide cloud computing benefits without requiring your company to commit to one service provider.
Box Brings 50 Apps Partners To Android
News  |  6/25/2012  | 
Previously available only on iOS, Box OneCloud lets third party apps read and write files from the Box cloud service.
10 Developments Show Government Cloud Maturing
Commentary  |  6/22/2012  | 
Emerging trends such as FedRAMP, community clouds, and single-source contracts point to the start of phase two for cloud computing in federal government.
Private Clouds: What It Really Takes To Run Them
News  |  6/22/2012  | 
Expertise, automation, silo busting--what early adopters say private clouds really require.
IBM Serves New Tennis Analytics At Wimbledon
News  |  6/22/2012  | 
Tennis fans can check out 'SlamTracker' stats, player-movement tracking, via latest IBM supported innovations for Grand Slam tennis events.
Great Open Source Cloud Debate Rages
Commentary  |  6/22/2012  | 
One, and only one, open source project usually gains the upper hand in a new software category, but cloud has three tough contenders in OpenStack, CloudStack, and Eucalyptus. Must one win?
Virtustream Boosts Hybrid Cloud Security
News  |  6/21/2012  | 
XStream 2.0's public-private cloud communication encryption meets credit card industry, Department of Defense security standards.
Cloud Security Investment, Part 1: Walking the Talk
News  |  6/20/2012  | 
It's hard to avoid headlines that sensationalize the latest news about a security breach at company X that compromised some enormous amount of sensitive data at an estimated cost of (insert very large number).
Bromium Brings Hypervisor Security To Applications
Commentary  |  6/19/2012  | 
Startup aims to beef up performance and security in the data center by bringing virtualization to the next level--the application level.
Controller Smackdown Hitting Private Cloud Near You
Commentary  |  6/19/2012  | 
At Cloud Expo, IT staffers dig into the enterprise cloud management tools melee and ongoing battle between CloudStack and OpenStack to find some interesting truths.
NASA Drops OpenStack For Amazon Cloud
News  |  6/18/2012  | 
Space agency touts Amazon cost savings to explain why it's no longer using the OpenStack open source cloud project it co-founded.
Google Apps Cuts GSA Energy Costs
News  |  6/18/2012  | 
Google argues that cloud computing can help companies and government agencies save energy and money, cites GSA as proof.
Amazon Defended After June 14 Cloud Outage
News  |  6/18/2012  | 
Latest Amazon Web Services outage prompts complaints from critics, customers. But Amazon supporters say incident simply shows need to use multiple availability zones.
Amazon Web Services Hit By Power Outage
News  |  6/15/2012  | 
Outage affected companies relying on Amazon Web Services' U.S. East region.
Cisco's Cloud Play: Three Strong Examples
Commentary  |  6/12/2012  | 
Cisco CEO John Chambers talks a lot about listening to customers, and this time it looks like the company really has.
Bluelock Lets Customers See Cloud Charges, Control Bills
News  |  6/12/2012  | 
VMware supplier's tool is designed to prevent cloud bill shock by telling customers what their bill will be and how to adjust usage to stay within the monthly budget.
Cloud Management Through a Single Pane of Glass, Not a Kaleidoscope
News  |  6/6/2012  | 
Achieving a single pane view across applications and environments requires consistent metrics measuring and capturing across varied resources.
Cloud's Big Caveat: Runaway Costs
News  |  6/5/2012  | 
Enterprises want more tools to guard against unpredictable costs--like the bill that arose when one team accidentally left a server cluster turned on for a long weekend. Fourth in our series on cloud computing pricing.
Why Cloud Pricing Comparisons Are So Hard
News  |  6/5/2012  | 
Cloud infrastructure market doesn't have a standard unit of computing power, which makes it tough to stack up Amazon, Microsoft, and Rackspace offerings. Third in our series on cloud computing pricing.
4 Tips To Ease Cloud Bill Shock
News  |  6/1/2012  | 
Consider this advice for managing people, governance processes, and automated tools to prevent end-of-month cloud bill surprises.


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