News & Commentary
Content tagged with Infrastructure as a Service posted in June 2013
CERN's Hadron Collider Research Fueled By OpenStack
News  |  6/30/2013  | 
CERN works with Rackspace to upgrade cloud infrastructure to OpenStack Grizzly in time for reactivation of its Hadron Collider, being used to pursue Higgs Boson particle.
Salesforce, Benioff Must Beware Oracle's Embrace
Commentary  |  6/29/2013  | 
This new relationship holds much promise for Oracle, not so much for Salesforce. It reminds me of Captain Ahab's relationship with the great whale.
CloudSigma IaaS Avoids Amazon Approach
News  |  6/27/2013  | 
Infrastructure-as-a-service provider sidesteps Amazon-style server packages, allows users to provision what they need.
Microsoft Touts Azure To iOS, Android Developers
News  |  6/27/2013  | 
Microsoft hopes to sell developers on its vision for Azure -- and use the popularity of mobile platforms, including iOS and Android, to become a cloud powerhouse.
Why U.S. Must Invest In Internet-Connected Infrastructure
Commentary  |  6/27/2013  | 
A hybrid infrastructure that combines physical foundations such as roads, buildings and the power grid with the Internet and sensor networks will pay off for the U.S.
Defense Dept. Seeks $450 Million Cloud Builder
News  |  6/27/2013  | 
$450 million in business up for grabs as DISA seeks provider for DOD cloud plans.
U.K. Outsourcing Market Gets More Competitive
News  |  6/25/2013  | 
New research suggests service provider market is tightening, advises outsourcing customers to consider renegotiating current contracts.
Oracle And Salesforce.com Link Clouds
News  |  6/25/2013  | 
Salesforce.com commits to Oracle Database, middleware and Exadata; Oracle integrates cloud HCM and financial apps with Salesforce.com in a nine-year deal.
Amazon Wins Best Cloud In CIA Bake-Off
News  |  6/25/2013  | 
Despite a higher bid, Amazon gets CIA contract over IBM due to its deeper experience as a cloud services provider, says Amazon CTO Werner Vogel.
Oracle Goes All In On Microsoft's Cloud
News  |  6/24/2013  | 
Oracle middleware and database to be certified on Windows Server Hyper-V and Azure. Microsoft gains Oracle stack and Java on Azure.
Cisco: Internet Of Everything Worth Billions Today
News  |  6/21/2013  | 
Cisco CEO John Chambers says the Internet of Everything has already generated $613 billion in corporate profits this year.
6 Cloud, Big Data Startups To Watch
News  |  6/21/2013  | 
Check out what the Structure 2013 LaunchPad winners can do with cloud, big data problems.
Intel, AMD Debate Best Chip For Cloud
News  |  6/20/2013  | 
AMD touts its newer, low-power ARM chips, while Intel contends x86 remains the go-to chipset for the cloud.
Bluelock Makes Cloud Disaster Recovery Affordable
Commentary  |  6/19/2013  | 
Bluelock Recovery-as-a-Service allows midsized companies to avoid physical duplicates and store virtual machines at a distant location.
VMware Fights Rival Amazon With 'Cloud Credits'
News  |  6/18/2013  | 
VMware says pre-paying for hybrid cloud services gives customers more control over "rogue IT spend," hopes it will keep them in the VMware fold.
Forrester Rates Public Cloud Choices For Developers
News  |  6/17/2013  | 
Forrester examines IaaS and PaaS options for developers, as the line blurs between these two types of public clouds.
What Savvis Cloud Services Gain From AppFog
News  |  6/14/2013  | 
CenturyLink's cloud company, Savvis, broadens cloned app capabilities by acquiring automation platform AppFog.
Red Hat Escalates Private Cloud Fight With VMware
News  |  6/13/2013  | 
Red Hat combines its Enterprise Linux with OpenStack to push its own private cloud stack alternative to VMware, Microsoft platforms.
CloudAware Uses Chatter In Amazon Cloud Management
News  |  6/13/2013  | 
CloudAware finds Salesforce.com's Chatter social platform a boon to helping companies monitor compliance, performance in Amazon Web Services workloads.
Amazon Cuts Prices On Relational Database Service
News  |  6/11/2013  | 
Amazon's slashes prices 18%-28% on its popular cloud database service, which includes Oracle, MySQL and SQL Server.
Microsoft: SMB Cloud Security Worries Easing
News  |  6/10/2013  | 
Microsoft survey of 211 small businesses finds half use the cloud and after early experience, find it more reliable, secure.
Datadog Retrieves Cloud Performance Data
News  |  6/7/2013  | 
Datadog differs from competing cloud monitoring systems by aggregating, analyzing data from other tools and systems. HP is a customer.
Data Centers Don't Need To Be Regulated Utilities
Commentary  |  6/7/2013  | 
The New York Times misses the big picture with its take on data centers as "wildcat" utilities that need government oversight. There is no data center monopoly in northern N.J.
G-Cloud's Challenge: Few Understand It
News  |  6/6/2013  | 
U.K. plan to encourage public sector to purchase cheaper IT via the cloud won't work unless government explains it better, says new research.
Compuware Dives Deep Into Remote Application Performance
News  |  6/4/2013  | 
Compuware PureStack offers a 3-D view of software interactions as they cross systems to identify problems with individual components.
Zynga, Cloud Pioneer, Must Fix Revenue Woes
News  |  6/4/2013  | 
Zynga CEO Pincus reducing staff by more than 500 in bid to bring costs more in line with revenues; stock price drops again.
Microsoft Debuts Next-Gen Server Software
News  |  6/3/2013  | 
Microsoft announces in-memory-enhanced Microsoft SQL Server 2014, supports hybrid cloud with Windows Server and System Center upgrades.


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