News & Commentary
Content tagged with Infrastructure as a Service posted in September 2012
Oracle 12c Database: Open World's Centerpiece
News  |  9/27/2012  | 
Oracle's venerable database will gain virtualization; new Exadata appliance and tighter integration between cloud and on-premises data also expected.
First ODCA Solutions Provider Summit in the Books
News  |  9/27/2012  | 
This week, the Open Data Center Alliance (ODCA) hosted its first Solutions Provider Summit to help foster proof of concept testing of ODCA usage models.
Big Data or Big Analytics?
News  |  9/27/2012  | 
I've heard at least a couple of speakers suggest that "Big Data" is badly named.
HP Offers 'Test The Cloud' Packages
News  |  9/26/2012  | 
Hewlett Packard provides low-priced testbed and client engineer to help newcomers launch cloud workloads.
N.Y. Times Data Center Indictment Misses Big Picture
Commentary  |  9/24/2012  | 
A New York Times examination of increasing data center use and its environmental impact focuses on aging enterprise data centers. A more important issue: How much environmental benefit can we reap from today's modern cloud data centers?
VCs To Startups: Get Thee To The Cloud
Commentary  |  9/24/2012  | 
Vegas data center confab shows technology, economics, and a cutthroat business environment shaping infrastructure hosting and services.
Salesforce ChatterBox: 4 Facts SMBs Should Know
News  |  9/24/2012  | 
Should SMBs drop their existing cloud filesharing and storage tools for Salesforce.com's upcoming app?
Next Valley View: NetSuite And More
Commentary  |  9/24/2012  | 
Tune in Sept. 26 for the next episode of our live Web TV series, including chats with NetSuite's CEO, a banking IT innovator, and some ambitious startups.
How Columbia Sportswear Will Survive Next Tsunami: Cloud
News  |  9/24/2012  | 
International sportswear provider pursues hybrid cloud disaster recovery plan, to avoid another data center shutdown as happened in the 2011 Japan tsunami.
Cutting Through the Hype on PaaS
News  |  9/21/2012  | 
A recent Gartner report identified PaaS as one of the most hyped cloud terms.
Joyent Tools Cut Data Center Power Consumption
News  |  9/19/2012  | 
IaaS provider says it can help to reduce power used in older data centers by 25% by using big data analytics.
OpenStack Poised For Cloud Leadership
News  |  9/18/2012  | 
OpenStack Foundation establishes board, development groups; organizes itself as self-sustaining non-profit.
VMware Pricing A Win For Service Providers
News  |  9/17/2012  | 
VMware lifted its vRAM pricing scheme for enterprise users, but left usage-based plan in place for thousands of cloud service providers. And that's a good thing, say customers.
Tech Startups Reinvent Basic Business Models
Commentary  |  9/17/2012  | 
Mobile, social, and local have been the hottest trends in tech. But TechCrunch Disrupt panel shows that the action today is in enterprise tech.
Microsoft Azure Tops Cloud Developer Platform Survey
News  |  9/14/2012  | 
Microsoft Azure bests VMware in Evans Data survey of cloud developers, but Google and Amazon aren't far behind.
The Lowly Rack Rises to New Heights in Cloud Data Centers
News  |  9/12/2012  | 
Nobody thought much about racks.
How One SMB Rewrote IT, Starring Cloud
News  |  9/7/2012  | 
The Great Books Foundation, a literacy nonprofit, reshaped IT while simultaneously managing the sea change from print to e-books.
Bridging Hot And Cold Cloud Storage
Commentary  |  9/5/2012  | 
Pogoplug takes the chill off Glacier, turning it into a continuously replicated archive.
Microsoft Vs. VMware: Who'll Be Private Cloud King?
News  |  9/5/2012  | 
Microsoft unveils Windows Server 2012 just days after VMware's vCloud Suite launch. The archrivals use some similar language but take very different approaches to private cloud.


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