News & Commentary
Content tagged with Infrastructure as a Service posted in August 2011
8 Signs Your IT Team Is Too Slow
Commentary  |  8/31/2011  | 
IT teams can't afford to get this reputation. What are your danger signs?
VMware Users Stay Loyal Despite Price Hike
News  |  8/31/2011  | 
VMworld attendees don't like the recent vSphere 5 licensing price changes--but they have little appetite for moving elsewhere, either, according to our man-on-the-show-floor conversations.
VMware Lays Out Mobile Vision At VMworld
Commentary  |  8/30/2011  | 
At VMworld 2011 day two, a phone within a phone emerges. Plus, VMware pushes deep into the world of automated IT operations.
VMware's Next Act: Operations Expert
Commentary  |  8/30/2011  | 
When it comes to transforming the data center, VMware is writing the story. And the theme is automation.
Dell Cloud Debuts With VMware Partnership
News  |  8/29/2011  | 
Leveraging investments in infrastructure and security, Dell pitches itself as a provider of enterprise cloud services and cloud consultant.
HP, VMware, AMD CEOs On Hot Seat
Commentary  |  8/29/2011  | 
With great power comes great pressure, tech CEOs are finding during this uncertain economic time.
Will BI Deployment Pain Be MicroStrategy's Cloud Gain?
Commentary  |  8/29/2011  | 
Business intelligence software-as-a-service option lets you focus on developing dashboards and reports rather than installing hardware and configuring servers.
SunGard Specialized Cloud Recovers Critical VMs
News  |  8/29/2011  | 
Launching at VMworld 2011, Recover2Cloud provides an automated way to back up key production systems. But it's not quite instant failover.
Eucalyptus Brings High Availability To Private Cloud
News  |  8/26/2011  | 
Amazon-compatible private cloud software seeks to guarantee continuous operations.
IBM Connects Tivoli To Hybrid Cloud
News  |  8/26/2011  | 
How can legacy systems tap into hybrid cloud services? New plug-ins extend the reach of IBM's Tivoli systems management software.
Verizon Buys CloudSwitch, Targets Lock-In Fears
News  |  8/25/2011  | 
CloudSwitch buy gives telecom giant's Terremark unit software designed to ease the pain of cloud transitions and moves.
4 Tips To Protect Data During Cloud Migration
News  |  8/25/2011  | 
Expert advice for SMBs on minimizing risk of data loss and other disruptions in a move to the cloud.
Amazon Goes After Cloud App Speed Bumps
News  |  8/23/2011  | 
Self-service ElastiCache, an on-demand caching system, works with database applications and application servers to boost response times.
Autonomy Acquisition: A Modest Start On Transforming HP
Commentary  |  8/19/2011  | 
Autonomy's search, archiving, e-discovery, and information management assets won't, by themselves, turn HP into a highly profitable software powerhouse.
Insurers Embrace The Cloud--To A Point
News  |  8/18/2011  | 
Insurers are expanding their use of cloud-based offerings. But carriers are avoiding any cloud-related services that could jeopardize the security and privacy of sensitive data.
Nimbula Tackles Cloud's Identity Problem
News  |  8/16/2011  | 
Cloud OS Nimbula Director 1.5 lets IT share user identities and privilege levels across multiple data centers.
Amazon Launches Cloud Services For Government
News  |  8/16/2011  | 
AWS GovCloud will meet a host of strict regulatory requirements specific to government and include services such as Elastic Compute Cloud, Simple Storage Service, Elastic Block Store, and Amazon Virtual Private Cloud.
4 Critical Questions About The Cloud
News  |  8/16/2011  | 
Four questions that executives at insurance companies and other businesses should be asking about the value and security of the cloud computing model.
Amazon Issues Post Mortem On Cloud Outage
News  |  8/15/2011  | 
Amazon says it will better protect key backup components to avoid another outage.
Private Cloud Risk Outweighs Benefits, For Now
Commentary  |  8/12/2011  | 
It doesn't pay to keep private cloud experts on staff, and I have a hard time believing there are service providers with deep core competencies here.
Box.net Adds Android, RIM Tablet Support, HTML5 Site
News  |  8/11/2011  | 
Targeting mobile knowledge workers who want to share and store files in the cloud, Box.net adds support for a more diverse set of devices.
Transparency Key To Cloud Security
News  |  8/11/2011  | 
Customers get help assessing compliance, security practices of cloud vendors through Cloud Security Alliance's STAR program.
Amazon Outage And Cloud Common Sense
Commentary  |  8/10/2011  | 
We probably shouldn't connect servers to the Internet, let kids play outside, or let Congress fix debt ceilings. OK, that last one may be true.
Amazon Cloud Outage Cleanup Hits Software Error
News  |  8/9/2011  | 
Software error accidentally eliminated data snapshots taken just before Sunday's outage; may complicate some customers' recovery.
Amazon Cloud Outage: What Can Be Learned?
News  |  8/8/2011  | 
Primary and backup power systems fail when lightning strikes EC2 data center in Dublin. Could customers have braced for this unusual event?
Amazon Web Services Enables Private Cloud Connections
News  |  8/4/2011  | 
AWS uses Equinix data centers as a private networking hub linked to EC2, giving businesses a secure way to connect to the cloud service.
4 Things To Consider In Cloud Contracts
News  |  8/3/2011  | 
SMBs need to consider things like service availability, service level, and data security when reviewing a cloud contract, says an attorney with IT and outsourcing expertise.
Data Centers May Not Gobble Earth, After All
Commentary  |  8/3/2011  | 
Good news: Data center power use didn't grow nearly as fast as predicted the past five years. You can thank cloud computing and new data center designs.
Oxford Bookstore Uses Cloud To Integrate Web Stores
News  |  8/3/2011  | 
Cloud-based service from TCS lets Oxford cut the cost of doing business and boost integration between its physical and online stores.


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