News & Commentary
Content tagged with Platform as a Service posted in April 2012
Zynga Takes On Amazon In IaaS Game
Commentary  |  4/30/2012  | 
Zynga will sell cloud infrastructure-as-a-service to other game makers who want a hosting platform. With this innovative play, Zynga just became Amazon's competitor.
Amazon's 7 Cloud Promises: Hype Vs. Reality
Slideshows  |  4/30/2012  | 
Amazon says cloud computing is an indispensable enabler of seven important computing transformations. We hype-test the promises with a few reality checks.
Google Drive: 10 Alternatives To See
Slideshows  |  4/27/2012  | 
Dropbox, Box, iCloud, and now, Google Drive, have the most familiar names. But many alternative services satisfy a variety of storage, backup, and file-sharing needs.
Converting Your Product To Cloud Service: Lessons Learned
News  |  4/25/2012  | 
Many technology suppliers don't understand the cloud and are slow to convert. Accenture says you should learn from the example of Salesforce.com and others.
Box Updates API, Adds iPhone, iPad Partners
News  |  4/25/2012  | 
With streamlined API and account integration with partner apps, Box tries to boost developer ecosystem, strengthen position compared to new rival Google Drive.
Google Drive Arrives, At Last
News  |  4/24/2012  | 
Google Drive will duel with the likes of Dropbox and Box for the right to be your file sharing service in the cloud.
Microsoft System Center 2012 Focuses On Private Cloud
News  |  4/23/2012  | 
Microsoft expands its role in the data center with private cloud management tools, new cross-hypervisor management capabilities.
Amazon: Era Of Data Centers Ending
News  |  4/19/2012  | 
At Amazon Web Service Summit 2012, Amazon's Adam Selipski cites "undeniable signs" of a cloud transition. Within 20 years, most enterprises will run entirely in the cloud, he says.
CloudStack Vs. OpenStack Debate Rages On
Commentary  |  4/18/2012  | 
Cloudscaling CTO Randy Bias jumps into fray, but does it really matter which private cloud open source code is the most "Amazon like"?
2 Lessons Learned Managing Big Data In Cloud
News  |  4/17/2012  | 
Wordnik, world's fastest-updating dictionary, explains its move from MySQL to NoSQL and a new architecture designed to run on Amazon EC2.
5 Tips For Negotiating Cloud Software SLAs
News  |  4/16/2012  | 
Custom cloud service level agreements aren't the norm, but can be done. Prepare to make a business case to the cloud provider with this expert advice.
4 Ways IT's Role Changing Faster Than Expected
Commentary  |  4/16/2012  | 
Analysts at the Corporate Executive Board say you'd better update your five-year plan, because a series of radical shifts around IT's value, ownership, and role are happening sooner than envisioned.
IT Spending: Innovation Talk Vs. Survival Walk
Commentary  |  4/12/2012  | 
Today's IT spending figures reveal much maintenance work. Has innovation stalled because IT is playing catch up after a long winter of spending freezes and cuts?
VMware Cloud Foundry Plays Disruptive Role
Commentary  |  4/12/2012  | 
On Cloud Foundry's first birthday, VMware CTO Steve Herrod likened it to the Linux of cloud computing. That's not quite right, but this open source platform for developers could slay worries about cloud vendor lock-in.
Citrix Buys Podio For Go-To Social Collaboration
News  |  4/11/2012  | 
Social startup Podio brings its tools for organizing projects, and work in general, to GoToMeeting company.
NASA's New Web Plans Stress Open Source, Cloud
News  |  4/11/2012  | 
NASA's entirely new Web architecture will lean heavily on cloud computing, open source tools, and social media.
Microsoft, Accenture Wrap Azure Cloud Deal
News  |  4/10/2012  | 
Accenture becomes the first consulting company to offer customers a single contract to build, deploy, and manage applications on the Azure platform.
7 Ways IBM Will Make $7 Billion In Cloud
Commentary  |  4/9/2012  | 
Can IBM make people believe that it's committed to the cloud in the same manner as an Amazon or Rackspace? IBM's plans include much more than a place for Unix hardware.
HP, Dell Create Clouds For The Rest Of Us
Commentary  |  4/9/2012  | 
Dell's recent moves are about courting IT shops that need help moving legacy applications to a more modern model, while HP says it can build a better public IaaS cloud option.
Exo Goes Freemium With Social Intranet Portal
News  |  4/9/2012  | 
Cloud Workspaces promises a Yammer-like social collaboration service, free to get started with, but backed by mature Java portal technology.
If Bono Loves Dropbox, Shouldn't You?
Commentary  |  4/5/2012  | 
'Bring your own cloud' is coming to an enterprise near you. It's time for CIOs to study their options.
Army Cloud Plans Include Containerized Data Centers
News  |  4/5/2012  | 
Army's $249.8 million cloud computing contract includes mobile cloud services and HP containerized data centers.
Piston Cloud Founder Demos Enterprise OpenStack Distribution
News  |  4/3/2012  | 
Piston Cloud takes the OpenStack framework and turns it into a private cloud delivery product. Cofounder and CEO Joshua McKenty shows us how it works.
For Rent: NYSE Cloud Power From N.J. Fortress
Commentary  |  4/2/2012  | 
Mahwah, N.J., data center will offer infrastructure-as-a-service to traders outside licensed New York Stock Exchange membership, starting in the third quarter.


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