News & Commentary
Content tagged with Infrastructure as a Service posted in September 2011
Terremark Cloud Services Pass DOD Security Test
News  |  9/30/2011  | 
After a stringent review, two Terremark infrastructure-as-a-service data centers deemed secure enough for Defense Department operations.
IT Spending: No Longer The First Thing Cut
Commentary  |  9/30/2011  | 
Fresh data from the Society for Information Management is the latest evidence that IT spending is surviving this is-it-or-isn't-it recovery.
NASA Vets Lead Rival Cloud Startups
News  |  9/30/2011  | 
Chris Kemp and Joshua McKenty, original members of NASA's Nebula project, now run competing cloud companies. It's evidence the government can innovate, and that good people are hard to keep.
Data Center Chains In Cloud Promise Easier Moves
Commentary  |  9/29/2011  | 
Transferring applications and data from one data center to another will soon become a service, not a monumental chore.
Homeland Security To Move Websites To Cloud
News  |  9/29/2011  | 
DHS is first agency to use GSA's infrastructure-as-a-service blanket purchase agreement as it awards $5 million contract to move all public websites to the cloud.
Piston Puts Enterprise Cloud On A Memory Stick
News  |  9/26/2011  | 
Startup's USB "cloud key" with OpenStack and PentOS plugs into the switch at the top of a server rack, automates configuration.
OpenStack Adds Private Cloud-Building Features
News  |  9/22/2011  | 
Diablo upgrade of cloud open source project adds a service monitoring dashboard, like Amazon's CloudWatch, as well as Active Directory user authentication.
Federal Cloud Crucial To Economy, Tech Chiefs Say
News  |  9/21/2011  | 
Tech experts tell House subcommittee that federal cloud adoption affects U.S. competitiveness in a global economy. But security disagreements remain.
3 Strategies to go green and save green with Dell and Intel
News  |  9/19/2011  | 
Researchers are proving that what is good for your data center and budget is also good for the environment. Here's a quick strategy guide on how to go green and positively impact your bottom line.
Simplifying the Cloud On-Boarding Process...Securely
News  |  9/19/2011  | 
As we talk to customers, they are looking for ways to simplify the Cloud On-boarding process as they migrate application workloads between cloud environments.
Keeping Your Workloads Portable across Clouds
News  |  9/19/2011  | 
A hybrid cloud offers the promise of uniting resources across multiple cloud providers, including those running different virtualization technology stacks.
Savvis Goes Around The World In 50 Data Centers
News  |  9/16/2011  | 
Like rival Amazon, Savvis adds locations as it preps for a future full of global, competing chains of data centers.
Amazon Cloud Achieves Key Federal Security Standard
News  |  9/15/2011  | 
AWS infrastructure, storage, and virtual private cloud service get FISMA Moderate certification.
NIST Releases Federal Cloud Roadmap, Architecture
News  |  9/14/2011  | 
Technology standards agency offers guidance on cloud standards and service categories allowed across government.
NTT America Launches Cloud Backup, Archiving, Compliance Services
News  |  9/14/2011  | 
VMware, Asigra, and ColdStor Data provide the technologies behind NTT America's cloud services for SMBs and enterprise data center customers.
IW500: 6 Lessons Learned From FedEx's Private Cloud
News  |  9/12/2011  | 
CIO Rob Carter describes how FedEx plunged ahead on its journey to private cloud computing, relying on observations from partners and industry leaders.
Skytap Brings Self Service To Hybrid Clouds
News  |  9/9/2011  | 
Automation tools cut the cost of cloud management and federation by upwards of 70%, says vendor.
IBM Earmarks $1 Billion For SMB Tech
News  |  9/8/2011  | 
Big Blue will make loans through its channel partners to small and midsize businesses that acquire its analytics, cloud, and other technologies.
20 Innovative IT Ideas To Steal
Slideshows  |  9/7/2011  | 
InformationWeek 500 innovators have creative solutions to not-so-unusual business problems. How can these help your company?
ScienceLogic Brings Triage Approach To Virtualization Management
News  |  9/2/2011  | 
Algorithmic intelligence sifts through hundreds of daily alerts to pinpoint the issues that really matter in the virtualized enterprise data center.
Amazon Pushes Harder To Win Government Cloud Market
News  |  9/1/2011  | 
Microsoft and Google logged early wins, but Amazon Web Services is taking new steps to win over government cloud customers.
Salesforce.com's Social Enterprise Vision Will Cost You
Commentary  |  9/1/2011  | 
Looking beyond CRM, the cloud-computing pioneer says it's crucial for companies to build a social-network-savvy enterprise. And, oh by the way, there's a license for that.


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