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Who Wins In Cloud Price Wars?
News  |  8/27/2014  | 
Short answer: not IT. Enterprises don't want bare-bones IaaS for the same reasons they don't buy $299 PCs at Wal-Mart. Providers must focus on support, not undercutting rivals.
VMware COO Clarifies Focus
News  |  8/27/2014  | 
In an interview, COO Carl Eschenbach explains how VMware plans to outstrip the competition and why it's offering OpenStack.
Why VMware Is Embracing OpenStack
News  |  8/26/2014  | 
VMware is going to unusual lengths to work with open source cloud technology at the same time that it's trying to establish its own hybrid cloud service. What's going on?
Microsoft Windows As A Service Planned?
News  |  8/25/2014  | 
Microsoft may be working on a cloud-based version of Windows to go alongside Office 365. What would be in it for customers?
VMware: Run OpenStack On Our Infrastructure
News  |  8/25/2014  | 
VMware unveils a slate of virtualization, hybrid cloud, and management announcements as its VMworld user conference opens.
CenturyLink Offers Private Cloud By The Rack
News  |  8/22/2014  | 
CenturyLink's cloud unit offers racks inside its data centers with the isolation characteristics of a private cloud.
Facebook Adds Analytics To App Links
News  |  8/22/2014  | 
With help from Facebook, Mixpanel, and Parse, developers who implement App Links can now track how their links are used.
Microsoft Azure Adds NoSQL, Search & HBase Services
News  |  8/21/2014  | 
Microsoft brings DocumentDB, Search, and HDInsight HBase services to Azure, boldly entering the NoSQL arena and rounding out its cloud-based data platform.
PaaS Debate Heats Up At Interop
Commentary  |  8/21/2014  | 
The need to develop cloud applications with a new architecture is changing the nature of platform-as-a-service.
Wanted: Cloud Brokers
News  |  8/21/2014  | 
Do you know the ins and outs of cloud software stacks and security? Got the finesse to break through cultural resistance? Then you may have found your next career.
Pivotal Adds Mobile To Cloud Foundry Platform
News  |  8/20/2014  | 
Pivotal adds mobile services to Cloud Foundry platform to attract mobile developers.
EnterpriseDB Says JSON Toolkit Nixes NoSQL Drawbacks
News  |  8/19/2014  | 
NoSQL databases start out easy, but you'll later struggle with data logic, says EnterpriseDB. JSON toolkit promises best of NoSQL and RDBMS.
Cybersecurity Demands New Framework
Commentary  |  8/19/2014  | 
Cybersecurity development has been a piecemeal process. It's time for a stronger, more cohesive approach.
Apptio Adds Amazon Cloud Cost Analysis
News  |  8/18/2014  | 
Apptio TBM Unified Model analyzes the costs of using Amazon Web Services and compares it to similar workloads running on-premises.
CoreOS Acquires Quay.io For Docker Container Security
News  |  8/15/2014  | 
Acquisition positions CoreOS as a more secure, enterprise-oriented offering for the Docker form of Linux containers.
Hidden Cloud Costs: AWS, Azure Management Costs Compared
Commentary  |  8/14/2014  | 
With the help of in-depth Gartner analysis, InformationWeek takes a closer look at the cost of managing Amazon vs. Azure.
Cisco To Cut 6,000 Jobs
News  |  8/14/2014  | 
Cisco's Q4 earnings beat analyst estimates, but company plans to lay off 8% of its workforce.
Nebula, Cosmos, And Private Cloud's Future
Commentary  |  8/14/2014  | 
Chris Kemp, Nebula founder and former NASA CTO, talks OpenStack, private cloud, and why he's not worried about VMware's inroads into Nebula's territory.
Platform9 Sees Containers & Virtual Machines Happy Together
News  |  8/14/2014  | 
Startup Platform9 launches management system that has Linux containers and virtual machines running side by side.
Hybrid Cloud Security: New Tactics Required
News  |  8/13/2014  | 
Interested in shuttling workloads between public and private cloud? Better make sure it's worth doing, because hybrid means rethinking how you manage compliance, identity, connectivity, and more.
Splunk App For Stream Adds Real-Time Wire Data
News  |  8/13/2014  | 
New app provides greater machine data visibility to Splunk deployments, but users should expect increasing overlap between platforms as big data analysis becomes more complex.
CenturyLink Courts Developers With Container Management
News  |  8/12/2014  | 
CenturyLink takes open source route with its Panamax system for Docker management in a bid for developers building complex cloud apps.
NoSQL, NewSQL, or RDBMS: How To Choose
Commentary  |  8/8/2014  | 
When should you choose a NoSQL or NewSQL option versus a conventional relational database management system? Here are 10 telltale traits that will help you make the right choice.
Facebook Buys Security Startup PrivateCore
News  |  8/8/2014  | 
Facebook plans to deploy PrivateCore technology into its server stack to bolster encryption and malware prevention, the social network said.
Flash Fails 5 Ways, Says Alibaba
News  |  8/6/2014  | 
R&D manager at Alibaba's cloud service discusses how to streamline hardware and software to make more efficient use of flash.
Splunk Cuts Cloud Prices, Guarantees Uptime
News  |  8/5/2014  | 
Splunk slashes cost of big data analysis platform by 33% while adding 100% uptime guarantee. Customer MindTouch says it's no gimmick.
4 IT Outsourcing Trends To Watch
Commentary  |  8/4/2014  | 
How cloud is competing head-to-head with outsourcing more, and other developments to keep an eye on.
Amazon Cloud Luster Fading? Look Closer
Commentary  |  7/31/2014  | 
Some skeptics say Amazon's cloud dominance wears thin. I say Amazon's destiny in the cloud is in its own hands -- and you can't say that for IBM, Google, or Microsoft.
Cloudify Aims To Automate Cloud Troubleshooting
News  |  7/30/2014  | 
Cloudify 3.0 gets feedback loop, combines cloud orchestration and monitoring.
Microsoft, IBM Gain On Amazon Cloud
News  |  7/28/2014  | 
Synergy Research Group data shows Microsoft and IBM are gaining cloud services marketshare while Google is falling off the pace.
Microsoft's Nadella: More Than Talk
Commentary  |  7/26/2014  | 
Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella proves he can be a man of action with the biggest layoff in company history and other concrete steps to reshape Microsoft. Now what?
Microsoft Faces 4 Big Challenges
News  |  7/25/2014  | 
Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella is riding high with analysts and investors -- but look at the remaining hurdles.
Salesforce.com Previews Sales Feature To Promote Pardot
Commentary  |  7/24/2014  | 
Salesforce.com shows a Sales Cloud option that will require Marketing Cloud capabilities. Can next year's product release spark crossover sales?
Nadella's Windows 9 And Device Plans, Explained
Commentary  |  7/24/2014  | 
Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella says his company is "streamlining" Windows into a converged OS, and "right-sizing" its device efforts. But what does this really mean?
Federal IT Networks: Simpler Is Better
News  |  7/23/2014  | 
A survey of government IT executives found that network complexity slows IT performance and hinders deployment of new technologies and services.
Microsoft Earnings: 3 Big Takeaways
News  |  7/23/2014  | 
Microsoft's cloud business is booming, but devices and consumer mindshare remain problems.
Microsoft Earnings: 3 Things To Watch
News  |  7/22/2014  | 
Wall Street has given Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella two thumbs up, so far. But with Windows growth uncertain and Microsoft's cloud businesses still in infancy, Nadella will face questions.
Cisco Brings DevOps To The Network
News  |  7/21/2014  | 
Cisco's DevNet aims to help network software developers bridge the gap to working in the software-defined network.
SMBs Tie Cloud Computing To Increased Revenue
News  |  7/21/2014  | 
Small and midsized businesses say cloud is key to customer service, expansion, finds survey by Oxford Economics for Windstream.
Changing IT Organizations: Anaplan
Changing IT Organizations: Anaplan
InformationWeek Videos  |  7/21/2014  | 
Anaplan CEO says the well known saying "the world is getting flat" should also apply to IT organizations.
SnapLogic CEO Talks About Changing Role Of IT
SnapLogic CEO Talks About Changing Role Of IT
InformationWeek Videos  |  7/21/2014  | 
Gaurav Dhillon says IT organizations need to change as quickly as the technology they deal with.
IBM 2Q Results Hint Of Turnaround
News  |  7/18/2014  | 
IBM keeps investing in growth areas, but its sales slump continues. Talks with GlobalFoundaries on chip plant takeover reportedly stall.
ServiceNow Says IT Service Automation's Time Has Come
News  |  7/17/2014  | 
CEO Frank Slootman, backed by KPMG survey results, says time is right to build services that cut across devices and employee groups.
Feds Pursue Cloud Forensics Standards
News  |  7/17/2014  | 
NIST identifies 65 challenges that forensic investigators face in gathering and analyzing digital information stored in the cloud, seeks help developing standards to aid law enforcement.
Tech Titans: Midyear Report Card
Commentary  |  7/17/2014  | 
Amazon, Google, and other major tech players went on a shopping spree in the first half of 2014. Here's a look at who won, who lost, and why -- along with a peek ahead.
Internet Of Things: 8 Pioneering Ideas
Slideshows  |  7/17/2014  | 
Today's Internet of Things remains a disparate assortment of ideas and products competing for attention. These pioneers should intrigue enterprise IT.
Microsoft's Nadella: Productivity Is Our Soul
News  |  7/16/2014  | 
Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella promises Worldwide Partner Conference audience that productivity tools will top the company's priorities in the age of mobile and cloud.
Federal Agencies Must Get Practical About Cloud
Commentary  |  7/16/2014  | 
Government agencies are working through the realities of making cloud a routine mode of computing.
Apple, IBM Deal: When Siri Meets Watson
Commentary  |  7/16/2014  | 
Apple and IBM's alliance has huge potential, starting with slick, intelligent business apps that could challenge Google, Microsoft, and others.
VMware Extends Hybrid Cloud Into Asia
News  |  7/16/2014  | 
VMware partners with China Telecom and Japan's SoftBank to expand vCloud Hybrid Service footprint.
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