News & Commentary
Content tagged with Platform as a Service posted in March 2014
IBM Preps SoftLayer Cloud Datacenter In Hong Kong
News  |  3/31/2014  | 
Hong Kong SoftLayer facility will open April 14 and offer Watson, BlueMix, and other cloud services.
Google Wins In Amazon Cloud Price Battle
Commentary  |  3/28/2014  | 
Let's put this week's cloud price cuts in context. Cash-rich Google has made it harder for Amazon to profit on AWS. Whether or not Google steals a ton of AWS customers, Google wins.
Office for iPad: Microsoft Shifts Strategy
News  |  3/28/2014  | 
After years of anticipation, Microsoft Office for iPad arrives -- and it's just the beginning of a new push toward apps across all mobile devices, says new CEO Satya Nadella.
Amazon Counters Google Cloud Price Cuts
News  |  3/27/2014  | 
Amazon trotted out a wide range of price cuts to Amazon Web Services products one day after Google made a similar announcement.
Facebook Debuts Web-Scale Variant Of MySQL
News  |  3/27/2014  | 
Facebook, Google, LinkedIn, and Twitter share expertise to launch WebScaleSQL, a super-DBMS built on Oracle's MySQL Community Edition.
GM's Randy Mott: What I Believe...
Commentary  |  3/27/2014  | 
CIO's five core principles underpin automaker's three-year "IT transformation" plan.
Nadella's Big Moment: 5 Things To Watch
News  |  3/27/2014  | 
Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella will face stratospheric expectations Thursday when he makes his first public appearance since succeeding Steve Ballmer. Here's what we want to know.
VMware's Gelsinger: Datacenters Face 'Tectonic Shift'
News  |  3/26/2014  | 
Virtualization and cloud computing are creating the most significant shift in datacenter design in 25 years, VMware CEO Pat Gelsinger will tell Interop audience in keynote address.
Defense Department Deploys Secure Cloud Service
News  |  3/25/2014  | 
MilCloud provides military with on-demand infrastructure and network management tools through web-based interface.
Google Turns Up The Heat On Amazon
Commentary  |  3/25/2014  | 
Google cloud architect Urs Holzle has a plan for more robust cloud services to compete with Amazon Web Services. But Google's cloud to-do list remains long.
Cisco's Cloud Plan For Internet Of Things
News  |  3/25/2014  | 
Cisco's $1 billion cloud investment is not about competing with Amazon, Google, or Rackspace to supply general-purpose IaaS. Cisco and its partners will offer a global chain of datacenters to serve as a backbone for the Internet of Things.
Agile, DevOps, Cloud: IT's New Trinity
Commentary  |  3/24/2014  | 
Agile, DevOps, and cloud form an almost-holy triumvirate with a common theme: Software rules.
DevOps: IT's Only Chance Of Keeping Up
Commentary  |  3/24/2014  | 
DevOps pushes two differing cultures together -- developers and operations -- but it gives IT a fighting chance at keeping up with the business.
Cloud Should Be Part Of BC/DR Plans
News  |  3/21/2014  | 
DRaaS offerings are mature and dependable. Now IT just needs to think differently about continuity.
Amazon Smoothes Cloud Workload Shutdowns
News  |  3/21/2014  | 
Connection Draining enables AWS customers to shutter unneeded virtual servers without disrupting users' in-flight requests to apps.
PaaS, Present & Future: Developers Will Decide
Commentary  |  3/20/2014  | 
Platform-as-a-service differs from IaaS. IBM's Ric Telford predicts what we'll see as it matures during the next two years.
Feds & The Cloud: Management Approach Must Evolve
Commentary  |  3/20/2014  | 
Cloud services change how federal agencies acquire, fund, and use IT services. IT managers must realize they're buying a service, not technology.
Red Hat Announces Linux App Container Certification
News  |  3/19/2014  | 
Open source developer adds container certification for Enterprise Linux apps, aims to improve workload portability and ease maintenance burden.
Oracle Reports Gains, But Rivals Grow Faster
News  |  3/19/2014  | 
Oracle Cloud subscription revenue increases 25% and hardware rebounds, but Microsoft, SAP, Salesforce.com, and Workday threats loom large.
Microsoft Releases In-Memory Ready SQL Server 2014
News  |  3/18/2014  | 
Microsoft SQL Server's newest release adds in-memory OLTP (online transaction processing) and Azure cloud deployment options to the popular database management system. Here's why that's important.
MuleSoft Quietly Becomes Cloud Powerhouse
News  |  3/18/2014  | 
Cisco, SAP, Salesforce.com back MuleSoft and its quest to simplify on-premises and cloud integration; $131 million raised so far.
Internet Of Things Meets Cars: Security Threats Ahead
News  |  3/18/2014  | 
As the Internet of Things extends to automobiles, security and privacy threats come along for the ride.
Red Hat's Stubbornness Will Keep OpenShift Alive
Commentary  |  3/17/2014  | 
Insiders have publicly bet against Red Hat's platform-as-a-service, but I say it will stand by OpenShift without regret.
6 Lessons CIOs Can Learn From WhatsApp
Commentary  |  3/13/2014  | 
CIOs looking to expand services globally should take a long, hard look at WhatsApp's strategy, growth, and acquisition.
8 Datacenters For Cloud's Toughest Jobs
Slideshows  |  3/13/2014  | 
Each of these innovative datacenters represents the best in class for a design or operational factor. Google's employee sauna? That's just a bonus.
DevOps Demands You Fix Twice
Commentary  |  3/13/2014  | 
If you've taken time to get everything just perfect, you haven't truly adopted the rapid iteration, lean product development ethos.
Red Hat Adds Microsoft .Net To OpenShift
News  |  3/10/2014  | 
Red Hat tries to catch Cloud Foundry by adding .Net and SQL Server capabilities to its open source PaaS project.
Drones In Action: 5 Non-Military Uses
Slideshows  |  3/10/2014  | 
Government agencies, universities, and a few private companies won authorization to use drones in the US. Take a peek at the drones on the job.
In-Q-Tel Invests In Data-Prep Platform Paxata
News  |  3/7/2014  | 
Cloud-based platform offers analysis tools, data sharing, and full governance, providing significant productivity gains for data analysts.
DigitalOcean Gets $37.1 Million For Cloud Expansion
News  |  3/6/2014  | 
Fast-growing cloud startup plans to hire more engineers and build new data centers.
Cloud Crossroads: Which Way PaaS?
News  |  3/6/2014  | 
As allies and competitors line up behind the new Cloud Foundry Foundation, where does that leave Red Hat and its support of OpenStack and Project Solum?
IBM Watson Goes On Silicon Valley Grand Tour
News  |  3/6/2014  | 
IBM execs tout Watson-as-a-Service, venture funding to tech startups in California.
Microsoft CRM, ERP Push: 4 Rants And Raves
Commentary  |  3/6/2014  | 
At the Convergence conference, Microsoft missed chances to distinguish its Dynamics ERP and CRM tools from rivals.
Google Cloud Performance Stability: A Closer Look
Commentary  |  3/6/2014  | 
IT consultant David Linthicum says ignore claims on performance and just test your application in a target environment.
Microsoft Lets Agencies Test Government-Only Cloud
News  |  3/5/2014  | 
Microsoft lets federal agencies take its newly operational Azure for Government for a "shakedown cruise."
Cortana: Windows Phone 8.1's Killer App?
Commentary  |  3/5/2014  | 
Halo attracted users to the Xbox. Will digital assistant Cortana do the same for Windows Phone 8.1?
Feds Grapple With Big Data Vs. Privacy
News  |  3/4/2014  | 
Government study focuses on how privacy-enhancing technologies and large-scale analytics will shape the future of big data.
FedRAMP Cloud Security Approval: Look Who Applied
News  |  3/4/2014  | 
Officials unveil new FedRAMP Web portal, release details on firms seeking government's cloud security seal of approval.
VMware Pursues Federal Cloud Contracts
News  |  3/4/2014  | 
VMware seeks FedRAMP authority to offer cloud services to federal agencies, will offer them from data centers run by Carpathia.
Office 365 Gets Personal
News  |  3/3/2014  | 
Microsoft Office 365 will soon become more collaborative, focusing on relevant content to provide a more personalized work experience.
9 Worst Cloud Security Threats
News  |  3/3/2014  | 
Leading cloud security group lists the "Notorious Nine" top threats to cloud computing in 2013; most are already known but defy 100% solution.
Hadoop Jobs: 6 Recruiter Tips
News  |  3/3/2014  | 
Tech recruiter shares insights and advice for IT pros with Hadoop skills looking to land a new gig.


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