News & Commentary
Content tagged with Platform as a Service posted in April 2011
VMware, Why Are You Buying SlideRocket?
Commentary  |  4/28/2011  | 
Acquiring the presentation software company and pushing into end-user apps seems strange, but the virtualization firm's new VP of apps insists it's core to what they do.
Amazon Cloud Outage Proves Importance Of Failover Planning
News  |  4/27/2011  | 
Contingency plans kept Bizo and Mashery up and running during the Amazon service outage, offering lessons to other cloud-based businesses.
Go Cloud Or Go Home
Commentary  |  4/26/2011  | 
Cloud computing can be diluted into uselessness when mixed with immature technologies and poor practices.
Air Force To Build Intelligence Sharing Cloud
News  |  4/25/2011  | 
Intelligent Software Solutions won a $49.9 million task order for a system to gather and share intelligence information across multiple military and federal sources.
Amazon Cloud Outage Didn't Stop Recovery.gov
News  |  4/25/2011  | 
A forward-thinking continuing operations strategy allowed for seamless failover that kept the site running, despite problems with EC2.
Cloud Expertise Featured At Interop
Commentary  |  4/23/2011  | 
The conference will offer a wide variety of panel discussions, keynotes, and workshops from the likes of CloudScaling, Microsoft, Rackspace, and other leading vendors and analysts.
PHP Language Gets Fault-Tolerant Development Platform
News  |  4/20/2011  | 
Zend Technologies will supply the tools and development environment in partnership with RightScale, which will provide application deployment to multiple clouds.
Google Video Purging Content
News  |  4/18/2011  | 
Eclipsed by YouTube, the site will live on as a video search service.
Accenture: High Tech Firms Need Multiple Business Models
Commentary  |  4/15/2011  | 
One-size-fits-all won't work any more. A tech company may need 4-5 business models to survive.
Bending The 80/20 Process Barrier
Commentary  |  4/15/2011  | 
Think you can offload complexity only by outsourcing? Not so. Tackle process improvements, then add IT automation to get all the goodness with less risk.
CIO Risk Takers, Rain Makers
Commentary  |  4/13/2011  | 
When CIOs take calculated risks, choosing emerging technologies from less established companies, the payoff can be enticing. We take you inside the journey of two established organizations for a deeper look at this success.
Accenture Sees High Tech Firms Moving To Multiple Business Models
Commentary  |  4/12/2011  | 
Big technology firms like the monolithic business model they're familiar with; Accenture says they'll need five.
Federal IT Reform Finds Success In The Cloud
News  |  4/12/2011  | 
Several projects that have implemented cloud computing are saving the government millions, according to U.S. CIO Vivek Kundra and other IT officials.
Dell Launches Meditech Desktop Virtualization
News  |  4/12/2011  | 
The mobile clinical computing system uses VMware technology to allow desktop healthcare applications to be accessed in the cloud and delivered as a managed service.
VMware Builds Cloud For App Developers
News  |  4/11/2011  | 
Developers using Microsoft's Azure cloud and Google's App Engine cloud are the main target of VMware's Cloud Foundry platform as a service.
Life As Google's CIO
News  |  4/8/2011  | 
Ben Fried explains the unique experience of running Google’s corporate IT, from constant online software upgrades to a homegrown videoconferencing system.
Dell To Spend $1 Billion Deploying Cloud Services
News  |  4/7/2011  | 
Ten data centers and 12 research centers are planned to help customers move to cloud computing on Dell technology.
TechAmerica Names Benioff, Capellas To Chair Cloud Commission
News  |  4/7/2011  | 
Some 71 industry and academic experts have three months to develop recommendations on how the government can optimize deployment of cloud computing technologies.
Global CIO: The Toyota-Microsoft Cloud Partnership Is A Big Deal
Commentary  |  4/7/2011  | 
It will offer a very public test of Microsoft's Azure cloud, and it will test Steve Ballmer's goal to "shoot ahead of what customers think they're interested in today."
HP Adds Egenera Blade Management To Battle Cisco
News  |  4/7/2011  | 
The partnership with Egenera allows HP to add more converged networking expertise and improved disaster recovery for data centers.
IBM Forecasts $7 Billion In Cloud Revenue
News  |  4/6/2011  | 
The firm is plunging fully into the cloud, launching a range of cloud services tuned to the needs of enterprise users.
The Real Cloud Imperative Is Greater Simplicity
Commentary  |  4/5/2011  | 
Making it sound simple is not the same thing as making it simple; there's work to be done to get users into the cloud.


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