News & Commentary
Content tagged with Platform as a Service posted in January 2012
Cloud Security, Costs Concern Federal IT Pros
News  |  1/31/2012  | 
As White House continues to push cloud computing, federal IT managers still worry about security and costs, Ponemon survey finds.
SAP Takes On Oracle Database, Salesforce Cloud
Commentary  |  1/26/2012  | 
SAP plans to build on last year's momentum in the applications, analytics, and mobility markets. Can it also challenge big rivals in the database and cloud markets?
VMware Wins At Show Me The Money
News  |  1/25/2012  | 
While Microsoft plays catch up with its upcoming System Center 2012, VMware craftily focuses on management tools and posts 2011 revenue up 32% over 2012.
Megaupload Closure Forces Cloud Storage Questions
News  |  1/25/2012  | 
In the wake of Megaupload, security experts warn businesses that rely on cyberlockers to include service loss in their disaster and continuity planning.
Cloud Pushes Further Into Financial Services
News  |  1/20/2012  | 
Early adopters' success leads investment banks, brokers, market makers, and asset managers to push more sophisticated applications into the private cloud.
Google Data Centers: Safe For Your Back Yard
News  |  1/19/2012  | 
Auditors find that Google's U.S. data centers meet environmental and workplace safety standards.
Amazon Unveils Windows Server Free Trial
News  |  1/18/2012  | 
Amazon EC2 trial program opens up to software from Microsoft, as battle of cloud platforms heats up.
Salesforce.com Hires Former U.S. CIO Vivek Kundra
News  |  1/16/2012  | 
Tech visionary joins cloud apps and platform vendor as executive vice president of emerging markets.
IBM's Green Hat Deal: Software Testing Savings Ahead
Commentary  |  1/6/2012  | 
Virtualization yields savings on operational expenses, not just capital expenses, as it starts to take over processes like software development and test.
Army Awards $250 Million Cloud Contract
News  |  1/6/2012  | 
IBM, Lockheed Martin, and HP will help the military consolidate data centers and provision IT via a private cloud.
2012's Top Cloud Trend: IT Delivers Platforms
Commentary  |  1/5/2012  | 
In part two of our look at 2012's top 12 cloud trends, expect sprawling public clouds, cranky users, and at least one really messy security mishap.
Amazon Elastic Beanstalk: Get Started Guide
News  |  1/5/2012  | 
Interested in using the cloud-based, all-in-one, rapid deployment environment that lives on top of the Amazon Web Services infrastructure? Check out this step-by-step advice.
IBM Buys Green Hat, Who's Next?
News  |  1/4/2012  | 
Acquisition of apps testing company, and a management shuffle, mark new CEO Ginni Rometty's first moves. Now the question is whether more small buys are ahead--or a megadeal.
Big Data: Why All The Fuss?
Commentary  |  1/4/2012  | 
Big Data can be mined even if you're not a big company, thanks to cheap computing power and storage and new cloud-based technologies.
Microsoft Azure In 2012: Watch Out Amazon?
Commentary  |  1/4/2012  | 
Look for Linux and Hadoop twists as Microsoft bolsters its cloud platform. Some observers say the changes could move Azure into more direct competition with Amazon Web Services.
Top 12 Cloud Trends Of 2012
Commentary  |  1/3/2012  | 
Five years into the cloud computing phenomenon, we're much more aware of the limitations and consequences. Here are 12 trends to watch in the coming year, starting with numbers 7 to 12.


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