News & Commentary
Content tagged with Platform as a Service posted in March 2013
EMC, VMware Prep Big Data Analytics Spinoff
News  |  3/26/2013  | 
Pivotal unit, set to launch April 1, will integrate an unusual and powerful set of software components into a single big data platform.
GDC: Facebook Insists Gaming Is Growing
News  |  3/26/2013  | 
Facebook's gaming revenue may have disappointed in recent quarters, but the company says more people are playing and paying than ever before.
How Netflix Is Ruining Cloud Computing
Commentary  |  3/25/2013  | 
A laser focus on Amazon Web Services and seeming disregard for next-gen best practices could spell lock-in, and derail real IaaS competition.
Oracle's Bad Quarter Is Self-Inflicted
Commentary  |  3/22/2013  | 
Big egos and poor execution are behind Oracle's uneven financial performance.
Corona Labs Launches Corona Cloud
News  |  3/21/2013  | 
Corona Labs wants to provide backend services for mobile apps.
Apple, Dropbox Lead Cloud Storage Market
News  |  3/21/2013  | 
Music and video are pushing cloud storage into the mainstream, Strategy Analytics study finds. But where's Microsoft?
Microsoft Gains Enterprise Clout With ERP, CRM
Commentary  |  3/21/2013  | 
Spotlighting high-profile customers like Revlon and Dell, Microsoft talks up its prowess with ERP consolidation, CRM-integrated marketing.
How Should We Measure Clouds?
Commentary  |  3/20/2013  | 
Too often, IT pros start at the bottom and work up. In the cloud, we need to look at the business model and set metrics from there.
Pathology Network Offers Global Remote Diagnostic Services
News  |  3/19/2013  | 
New PathCentral Pathology Network enables remote consultation and image sharing via cloud, with hopes to address specialist shortages in developing regions.
Google 'Keep' App Outed: Beware Evernote?
News  |  3/18/2013  | 
Screenshots of an unreleased Google service called Keep suggest that the company will return to providing users with a note taking app.
9 More Cloud Computing Pioneers
Slideshows  |  3/18/2013  | 
These industry leaders helped propel cloud computing to the forefront of technology innovation.
Will VMware Challenge Amazon Head On?
Commentary  |  3/14/2013  | 
VMware announces Hybrid Cloud Services unit. Does that mean VMware IaaS, competing directly with Amazon, or continued reliance on partners?
Pharmacy Company's Rx For Chaos: More Cloud
News  |  3/13/2013  | 
Pharmacy benefits manager AWPRx succeeds with a small team in the complicated world of workers' compensation insurance. CEO Jay Roy explains how cloud plays a big role.
Equinix Opens $60 Million Seattle Data Center
News  |  3/12/2013  | 
New facility enables Equinix to serve as cloud workload transfer point. Will AWS be a future customer?
Amazon, Telcos Will Battle For Cloud Customers
News  |  3/12/2013  | 
British Telecom, Verizon, NTT, CenturyLink shaping up to compete with Amazon on IaaS and PaaS, research firm Synergy says.
Google Project Glass API Details Emerge
News  |  3/12/2013  | 
SXSW conference demo showed how developers will be able to write Project Glass applications for use with Google's Internet-connected eyewear.
What Will Salesforce.com Buy With $1 Billion?
Commentary  |  3/12/2013  | 
Salesforce.com is raising money to fund acquisitions. We're thinking digital marketing and big data companies might be on the target list.
SAS Upgrades Visual Analytics App
Commentary  |  3/12/2013  | 
SAS strategy for big data, cloud and mobile includes one-click deployment of analytic apps in the cloud.
Big Data: Hype Vs. Hope At Interop
News  |  3/11/2013  | 
Upcoming Interop workshop will focus on helping organizations see through big data hype and focus on what matters.
IBM CEO Rometty Shares Vision Of Big Data Era
News  |  3/8/2013  | 
IBM CEO Ginni Rometty says big data and predictive decisions will reshape organizations, and computers that learn, like Watson, will be tech's next big wave.
U.K. Government, Nonprofit Agencies Tiptoe Into Cloud
News  |  3/5/2013  | 
IT firm Eduserv finds public and nonprofit organizations ready to roll out SaaS, but reluctant to deploy other cloud services.
ServiceMesh Cloud Tools Get Cozier With DevOps
News  |  3/1/2013  | 
ServiceMesh Agility 9.0 lets you release a cloud application into production, configure it in real time and manage it in Amazon, Rackspace, Cloud Foundry or Microsoft Azure environments.


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