News & Commentary
Content tagged with Infrastructure as a Service posted in July 2013
Gartner Tells Outsourcers: Embrace Cloud Or Die
News  |  7/31/2013  | 
Service providers must adopt public cloud now or risk being left behind in a rapidly growing market, says study.
NASA Cloud Contracts Slammed By Auditor
News  |  7/30/2013  | 
Space agency's early moves into cloud were poorly managed, may have exposed the organization to risk, inspector general reports.
Windows Server 2012 R2 Widens Enterprise Cloud Gateway
News  |  7/30/2013  | 
Microsoft strengthens its pursuit of the cloud-market crown with its upcoming server software update. Does it do enough to draw businesses into the cloud?
Xbox One To Offer Unlimited Cloud Storage
News  |  7/29/2013  | 
Microsoft attempts to assuage Xbox users with free cloud, built-in Skype and other features.
Broadband Project Collapses Due To Lack Of Customers
News  |  7/29/2013  | 
Government refuses to spend any more on South Yorkshire Digital Region plan, which has attracted only 3% of the customers needed.
RightScale Tool Aims To Stop Cloud Overspending
News  |  7/23/2013  | 
PlanForCloud tool gathers cloud spending statistics that suggest ways many Amazon Web Services customers could save.
Cedexis Windows 8 App Maps Cloud Services Worldwide
News  |  7/23/2013  | 
Free Windows 8 app compares speed and availability of cloud services using color-coded heat map.
OpenStack Grows Up And China Notices
Commentary  |  7/22/2013  | 
In three years, OpenStack has taken the lead in open source for the enterprise cloud. Fall summit scheduled to take place in Hong Kong.
IBM's Future Growth: Details Shrouded
Commentary  |  7/18/2013  | 
IBM second-quarter earnings rise but revenues slide, raising questions about where IBM will find next waves of growth. Some cloud, big data and Watson numbers stay hidden.
Dimension Data Challenges Amazon With Performance Data
News  |  7/18/2013  | 
Dimension Data-sponsored research puts telco unit on top of most cloud vendor performance benchmarks. What are advantages in using a telco-owned supplier of cloud computing?
Puppet Labs Buys Cloudmsith, Open Source Gurus
News  |  7/16/2013  | 
With Cloudsmith and its developer team, Puppet Labs will be able to move code from GitHub foundry to Amazon EC2; VMware a strategic partner.
Rackspace: We Have Dedicated Servers; Amazon Doesn't
News  |  7/16/2013  | 
Rackspace CTO John Engates says a "dedicated" server requires its own storage and network resources, something Amazon's public cloud doesn't offer.
Cloud Oligarchy? Not Even Close
Commentary  |  7/15/2013  | 
The cloud community is busy debating how Amazon and a few other large vendors will dominate cloud economics. But it's far too soon to count out the newcomers.
CloudVelocity Eases Moving Workloads To Amazon
News  |  7/15/2013  | 
CloudVelocity learns your systems and Amazon's processes, then streamlines migration of workloads into EC2.
Federal Data Center Closures No Panacea: Navy CIO
News  |  7/15/2013  | 
Navy's top IT official takes issue with the federal government's focus on cutting the number of government data centers, says it misses the big picture on IT cost control.
Global IT Spending Shows Less Growth, Forrester Says
News  |  7/15/2013  | 
Improvements in United States, Brazil, Japan and India will be offset by struggles in Europe and China.
DigitalOcean: Developer-Friendly Cloud Service On A Budget
News  |  7/11/2013  | 
Startup's focus on developers and simple, fast cloud access is winning customers from competitors including Rackspace, Amazon, and SoftLayer.
In The Cloud, Goliath Generally Thumps David. Sorry, Underdogs
Commentary  |  7/10/2013  | 
Shopping for enterprise-class cloud services? Don't be enticed by plucky upstarts with low prices and cool new features. Size matters.
Amazon Cuts Cloud Prices Again
News  |  7/10/2013  | 
Reductions range from 37% to 80% as Amazon Web Services girds for fresh competition from IBM's Softlayer, newcomer DigitalOcean.
Amazon Ramps Server Count 33%
News  |  7/8/2013  | 
Netcraft server survey spots Amazon.com growth spurt since Sept. 2012. It's unclear what portion is attributed to Amazon Web Services.
IBM Puts SoftLayer At New Cloud Unit's Core
News  |  7/8/2013  | 
OpenStack gains a convert as IBM adds SoftLayer acquisition (and brand) to its new Cloud Services division.
Oracle Enhances Exalytics, Exalogic Management
News  |  7/4/2013  | 
Oracle Enterprise Manager 12C Release 3 concentrates more system information into the management console's pane of glass.
WSO2 Puts Cloud Platform On A Cartridge
News  |  7/3/2013  | 
With Stratos 2.0, WSO2 enables rapid deployment of multi-tenant applications on AWS, VMware and other OpenStack clouds.
How To Balance BYOD And Big Data
News  |  7/3/2013  | 
BYOD movement can be a security challenge for IT departments, and big data adds a new level of complexity. Here are some points to keep in mind.
Salesforce.com 'Betrayal' Seen Sparking Private-Cloud Moves
News  |  7/2/2013  | 
Analysts Jason Maynard and Ray Wang foresee private-cloud deployments by Salesforce.com, database gains for Oracle and new alliances among IBM, SAP and Workday.
Engine Yard PaaS Expands To Microsoft Azure
News  |  7/1/2013  | 
Microsoft will support Ruby on Rails developers working in Engine Yard platform-as-a-service starting July 31.


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