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Content tagged with Infrastructure as a Service posted in July 2012
Informatica Adds Integration Options As Cloud Demand Multiplies
News  |  7/31/2012  | 
Independent data-integration vendor adds templates, developer's tools, and prebuilt connectors for Eloqua, NetSuite, and Workday cloud apps.
Oracle Buys Xsigo To Boost Cloud Prowess
News  |  7/30/2012  | 
Oracle nabs networking virtualization technology for simple, flexible connections to servers, storage, and networks.
Xerox Promotes Cloud Services For SMBs
News  |  7/30/2012  | 
Xerox Cloud applies enterprise services know-how to give small and midsize businesses what they need, says Xerox's Rob Schilperoort.
VMware's System Management Push: CA, BMC, HP Push Back
News  |  7/27/2012  | 
Traditional systems management vendors lock horns with VMware as it trespasses into their space. In some cases, they remain the better option, say users.
Microsoft Investigates Azure Outage In Europe
News  |  7/26/2012  | 
Azure compute service disappears for 2.5 hours in West Europe region; cloud experts downplay possible Olympics connection.
Oracle Exalogic 2.0 Focuses On Elastic Cloud, Automation
News  |  7/25/2012  | 
Oracle's 'cloud in a box' gains virtualization and automation software required for truly elastic private-cloud enterprise application deployments.
VMware Revenue Grows 22%, But Profits Decline
News  |  7/24/2012  | 
VMware's ability to sustain high growth rates appears to be tapering off as annual revenues approach $5 billion.
Google IaaS Vs. Amazon EC2: New Benchmarks
News  |  7/24/2012  | 
Zencoder's new benchmarks find that Google Compute Engine offers a powerful and competitive infrastructure-as-a-service option to Amazon.
Amazon High I/O Option Tackles Tough Cloud Workloads
News  |  7/20/2012  | 
High I/O Instance virtual server relies on solid-state memory for the kind of high throughput needed by online game suppliers, medical researchers, and intensive database users.
One Way To Avoid Cloud Outages
Commentary  |  7/20/2012  | 
Don't take chances with data availability. An onramping solution can help keep your customers--and your IT staff--happy.
VMware, EMC Shakeup Hints At Data Center's Future
Commentary  |  7/18/2012  | 
VMware CEO Maritz moves up to EMC chief strategist role and Gelsinger becomes VMware CEO, as virtualization changes how data centers are run. Take a look at EMC's larger vision.
Proactive Cloud Security: Techniques to Implement in the Unlikely Event of a Cloud Breach
News  |  7/17/2012  | 
Intel IT has delivered significant business value with our enterprise private cloud.
The Rise Of Shadow IT
Commentary  |  7/17/2012  | 
When the business wants change so much that it's willing to go rogue on IT, is it misinformed, or justified? Consider this advice, CIOs.
Cloud Security Investment, Part 2: Whac-a-Mole Funding and Going on the Offensive
News  |  7/16/2012  | 
Most enterprises don't seem to have any semblance of a cohesive, security strategy.
Profitbricks: Our IaaS Scales Better Than Amazon's
News  |  7/16/2012  | 
Startup seeks to compete with Amazon through cloud infrastructure services that scale vertically, can be graphically designed, and rack charges by the minute.
Microsoft White Labels Azure In Windows Server 2012
News  |  7/11/2012  | 
Windows Server 2012, due in September, will allow Microsoft partners to create mini-Azure infrastructure services, so Windows users will have lots of public cloud choices.
Cloudability Sheds Light On Cloud Spending
News  |  7/9/2012  | 
Cloudability's subscription online service adds more detail for teams keeping an eye on cloud costs, including identification of project teams and business group costs within an aggregated, company-wide cloud billing report.
6 Keys To A Flexible MDM Strategy
Commentary  |  7/9/2012  | 
IT pros in infrastructure and security roles must craft a mobile device management plan that can change quickly along with technology. Forrester Research shares its advice on working together effectively.
Joyent's Cloud Competes With Google, Amazon
News  |  7/6/2012  | 
Joyent's unique infrastructure design doesn't follow the path of Google or Amazon, includes built-in security and large data pipes for big business use.
Amazon Cloud Outage Causes Customer To Leave
News  |  7/5/2012  | 
Online dating site Whatsyourprice.com dumps EC2 following June outages, but other customers say they can architect against failure in the Amazon infrastructure.
MapR's Google Deal Marks Second Big Data Cloud Win
News  |  7/3/2012  | 
Just two weeks after inking a deal with Amazon Web Services, MapR gets an exclusive to run Hadoop services on the Google Compute Engine.
VMware Buys DynamicOps, Accelerates Software-Defined Data Center
News  |  7/2/2012  | 
DynamicOps, a pioneer in multi-hypervisor management, brings VMware's IT-as-a-service strategy a giant leap forward.
Amazon Outage Hits Netflix, Heroku, Pinterest, Instagram
News  |  7/2/2012  | 
Amazon Web Services data center loses power because of violent electrical storms, knocking out many website customers.
Google Compute Engine Leverages Third Party Support
News  |  7/2/2012  | 
RightScale, MapR, and Puppet Labs bring key features, a larger ecosystem to Google's new infrastructure-as-a-service.


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