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Content tagged with Infrastructure as a Service posted in September 2013
Amazon CloudFront CDN: Goodbye 404 Messages
News  |  9/30/2013  | 
Amazon's content delivery network CloudFront lets subscribers redirect visitors to desired content while avoiding dreaded 404 error messages.
Big Data Holdouts Risk Getting Swamped
News  |  9/27/2013  | 
Emerging software tools make analytics feasible -- and cost-effective -- for most companies. Now, staying on the shore may be riskier than just diving in.
In-Q-Tel Invests In 2 Cloud Technologies
News  |  9/26/2013  | 
U.S. intelligence community investment group partners with cloud firms Socrata and AppThwack to make government information more accessible.
Healthcare CIOs Need Personalized Medicine
News  |  9/26/2013  | 
Personalized healthcare is making drugs more effective, saving lives and promising much more.
Can We Ever Trust Cloud Encryption?
News  |  9/26/2013  | 
One consequence of the Snowden affair is a renewed interest in encrypting public cloud data. Governments and vendors are in on the act.
Cloud Architecture: Get It Right The First Time
Commentary  |  9/26/2013  | 
Cloud expert David Linthicum, speaker at Interop 2013 New York, shares advice on why an IT manager should play cloud architecture detective.
Oracle's Cloud: What's Really New?
Commentary  |  9/25/2013  | 
If Oracle's 'new' cloud services sound familiar, that may be because they've been announced before. Here's a rundown on the real cloud news.
Microsoft And Oracle Say: Come To Azure Cloud
News  |  9/24/2013  | 
Bygones are bygones, as former database rivals Microsoft and Oracle link arms to entice cloud customers to choose Azure over Amazon.
Nirvanix Shutdown: Small File Users May Fare Worst
News  |  9/19/2013  | 
Nirvanix customers face a looming deadline to move data out of the cloud service. According to Nasuni's cloud data speed testing, moving small and medium files will be painful.
Microsoft Challenges Amazon: Azure Gets VPN Ties
News  |  9/19/2013  | 
Microsoft teams with AT&T's NetBond to give customers a private network-like linkage to the Azure cloud. This option takes aim at Amazon's Direct Connect.
Why General Motors Went Green (But Not Cloud)
Commentary  |  9/19/2013  | 
GM's new data center lands LEED certification as the automaker continues insourcing IT operations.
Nirvanix Shutdown: Some Customers Face Mission Impossible
Commentary  |  9/18/2013  | 
Cloud storage provider's pending shutdown gives customers 2 weeks to move data out -- and that's not enough time given bandwidth realities. One expert's advice: Panic now.
Nirvanix Tells Cloud Storage Customers: Move Your Data
News  |  9/17/2013  | 
Cloud storage pioneer Nirvanix, in danger of closing without further financing, warns customers to retrieve data.
Cloudius Takes On Linux As Cloud OS
News  |  9/16/2013  | 
Startup Cloudius launches OSv, an operating system designed for virtualized cloud operations. Its rivals: Windows and Linux.
Dropbox File Brouhaha: Use Case Is The Issue
Commentary  |  9/16/2013  | 
Before you pull your files over a perceived security threat, ask yourself: How are you using the cloud file sharing service?
10 Ways Government Clouds Have Changed This Year
Commentary  |  9/16/2013  | 
Learn how 2013's cloud predictions are quickly unfolding for government CIOs.
Cloudability Simplifies AWS Reserved Instance Decisions
News  |  9/13/2013  | 
As Amazon adds flexibility to its Reserved Instance contracts, Cloudability launches tool to help customers make smarter choices.
Amazon Web Services Hit By Slowdown
News  |  9/13/2013  | 
AWS' HMSCloud encryption key storage service produced network errors in part of Zone B, causing system delays and failovers.
Datapipe Buys Newvem, Gains Amazon Cloud Heat Maps
News  |  9/12/2013  | 
Datapipe will use technology from Israeli startup Newvem to supply pricing optimization to its AWS users.
Nebula, OpenStack Upstart, Chooses CEO With Sales Cred
News  |  9/12/2013  | 
Nebula co-founder Chris Kemp, known for the cloud experience he gained as NASA's CIO, will step aside as CEO to make way for Gordon Stitt, who brings an enterprise sales track record.
When Cloud Backup Fails
Commentary  |  9/12/2013  | 
Cloud backup providers need to face the realities of Internet bandwidth and give customers a way to perform bulk transfer of data for both backup and recovery.
Microsoft Azure Grows More Open
News  |  9/12/2013  | 
Microsoft technical fellow Mark Russinovich describes how the Azure cloud is expanding with open source, outside technologies.
Amazon: Intel Is Inside Our Cloud
News  |  9/11/2013  | 
Amazon reveals at Intel Developer Forum that Amazon Web Services services will carry "Intel Inside" moniker.
IBM Lets SoftLayer Keep Its Hardware Edge
News  |  9/11/2013  | 
SoftLayer CTO Duke Skarda isn't a follower when it comes to virtualized cloud services, says dedicated hardware will still play a role.
HIPAA Changes Driving Customers To Cloud, Verizon Says
News  |  9/10/2013  | 
HIPAA update clarifies that service providers share accountability in protecting patient data, encouraging more healthcare providers to consider the cloud.
Should You Outsource Analytics?
News  |  9/10/2013  | 
Cloud-based data science services aim to fill the gap for companies lacking in-house business intelligence or analytics expertise.
Joyent Cloud Co-Founder Steps Down
News  |  9/10/2013  | 
CTO Jason Hoffman, the medical doctor turned cloud builder, is leaving Joyent but won't say what he'll do next.
Pivotal CEO Maritz Teases 'Linux For The Cloud'
News  |  9/10/2013  | 
VMware spinoff's first product, Pivotal One, arriving later this year, will pose open source competition to Amazon Web Services and others, Maritz says.
Cloudscaling Allies with Juniper On SDN
News  |  9/5/2013  | 
Juniper approach to SDN based on a central controller, acquired with Contrail acquisition last December.
VMware User Group Eyes Bigger Role
News  |  9/5/2013  | 
VMware User Group VMUG is becoming a leading force in the company's development strategy, particularly its virtualized networking and storage.
Intel Takes On ARM With Atom C2000
News  |  9/4/2013  | 
Next-generation Intel Atom C2000 processor is aimed at cloud functions, including micro-servers, switches and cold storage.
Microsoft Is The Apple Of PaaS
Commentary  |  9/4/2013  | 
If you follow risk assessment best practices, public platform-as-a-service is a no go. That is, unless you sign on with a control freak.
Amazon Opens Command Line Interface To 23 Services
News  |  9/3/2013  | 
CLI exits developer preview, offers a "single, unified interface" to interact with 23 AWS services.
Akamai Cloud Gains FedRAMP Approval
News  |  9/3/2013  | 
Provisional authority to operate gives more federal agencies access to secure cloud-based services.

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