News & Commentary
Content tagged with Infrastructure as a Service posted in August 2013
Nebula's Kemp Challenges VMware's Cloud Vision
News  |  8/29/2013  | 
Chris Kemp, former NASA CIO and OpenStack founder, says Nebula's server scale-out approach is superior to VMware's server-consolidation play to run next-gen applications.
Cloud Security: Why Auditors Are Part Of The Problem
News  |  8/28/2013  | 
IT must face the hard reality that compliance rules are stuck in the past -- and forge ahead anyway. Here's how.
Hire Goats, Not Outside DevOps Engineers
Commentary  |  8/28/2013  | 
Tap the curious, hungry individuals inside your company to change the culture between software developers and other IT pros.
VMware: Software-Defined Networking Without 'Rip And Replace'
News  |  8/27/2013  | 
NSX software will overlay existing hardware to produce virtual networks, says VMware networking CTO Martin Casado.
Rackspace Challenges VMware With 'Host Anywhere' Strategy
News  |  8/26/2013  | 
Not every VMware customer wants a VMware public cloud, says Rackspace CMO and former VMware exec Rick Jackson. That's where Rackspace comes in.
NaviSite Unwraps VMware-Based Public Cloud Service
News  |  8/23/2013  | 
NaviSite joins the thin ranks of vCloud Director-based IaaS suppliers with NaviCloud Director, just as VMware sets to kick off VMworld.
Taxing The Cloud Brings Practical Challenges
Commentary  |  8/22/2013  | 
You buy a server, you pay tax once. You buy AWS capacity, you may pay over and over. Should taxes be the latest decision point in the in-house vs. cloud conversation?
HP Plans 'Another Great Run,' Replaces Enterprise Chief
News  |  8/22/2013  | 
HP CEO Meg Whitman lays out vision for what the company must do to return to its former glory and names Bill Veghte new enterprise group leader.
Amazon Outage Leaves Latency Mystery
News  |  8/22/2013  | 
A 49-minute outage at Amazon's retail operation appears to have slowed AWS services in Dublin, Ireland, speeded up others, according to monitoring service.
Government Clouds: Interior Dept. Sets New Standard
News  |  8/21/2013  | 
IBM, AT&T, Verizon among 10 companies that could receive up to $1 billion each as part of DOI's deeper push into cloud computing.
The Great Cloud API Debate
News  |  8/20/2013  | 
Two cloud industry heavyweights debate the pros and cons of OpenStack support for Amazon APIs.
Cloud Adoption: 4 Human Costs
Commentary  |  8/20/2013  | 
Moving to the cloud imposes changes on your IT workforce. Think in terms of changed expectations, education, migration and maintenance.
Amazon Web Services: What's It Good For?
Commentary  |  8/16/2013  | 
A lot, even if it still gets damned with faint praise for its enterprise cloud services.
NSA's Prism Could Cost U.S. Cloud Companies $45 Billion
News  |  8/14/2013  | 
Losses may total between $35 billion and $45 billion in next three years due to lost business stemming from disclosure of NSA monitoring, new research predicts.
IBM Inks $1B Cloud Deal With Interior Department
News  |  8/14/2013  | 
Department of the Interior's decision to transition to wide variety of cloud services expected to save $100 million a year from 2016 to 2021.
Basho Embraces OpenStack With Riak Cloud Storage
News  |  8/13/2013  | 
Riak CS 1.4 introduces compatibility with OpenStack, takes on Swift and CEPH object stores with increased scalability.
IT As Cloud Service Provider: New Skills Required
Commentary  |  8/9/2013  | 
Pricing, PR and demand management skills aren't in the traditional IT organization toolset. Start stocking up.
Cloud Contracts Need Work, Gartner Says
News  |  8/2/2013  | 
Gartner publishes guidance for IT on tightening up cloud service provider contracts to better protect corporate assets.
NASA Moves To Correct Cloud Problems
News  |  8/2/2013  | 
Federal agencies can learn a lot from shortcomings discovered in the space agency's cloud computing practices.
Microsoft Forced To Drop 'SkyDrive' Brand Name
News  |  8/1/2013  | 
Microsoft accepts London court ruling that its storage service name is too similar to products from British satellite broadcaster BSkyB.


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