News & Commentary
Content tagged with Platform as a Service posted in May 2011
Global CIO: Toyota's Friend Network Will Test Customer Ties
Commentary  |  5/24/2011  | 
It's working with Salesforce.com to build a social network for Toyota owners, testing the boundaries of how much of a relationship you really want with a carmaker.
SAP Cloud Partnerships Expand On-Demand Options
News  |  5/20/2011  | 
Amazon, Dell, Verizon and China Telecom services deals highlight the app vendor's broad cloud-computing strategy.
Wake-Up Call For Cloud Vendors And Customers
Commentary  |  5/19/2011  | 
Amazon and Sony's recent problems highlight the vulnerability of doing business in the cloud but may end up helping improve cloud services.
Data.gov Evolves From Repository To Cloud Platform
News  |  5/18/2011  | 
The White House has added new features to the website to transform it into an open-API-based foundation for building new services and applications.
Cloud Failures Aren't The Problem; IT Is
Commentary  |  5/18/2011  | 
Amazon's and Microsoft's outages and Dropbox security practices mask the real question--can IT compete with the cloud?
DARPA Seeks More Resilient Cloud Infrastructure
News  |  5/17/2011  | 
The defense research agency is developing cloud-based networks that can remain operational even under cyber attack.
Adobe Enhances SendNow File Transfers
News  |  5/16/2011  | 
With an eye on SMBs and "knowledge workers" such as creative pros, vendor adds video and audio file support to its cloud-based file transfer service.
Tough Questions To Ask Cloud Service Providers
News  |  5/13/2011  | 
Cloud SLAs warrant close scrutiny from enterprises planning a move to the cloud, a SunGard executive said at Interop.
Rackspace Cloud Guru Says Service Trumps Technology
News  |  5/13/2011  | 
Jonathan Bryce opens up about the Amazon outage, OpenStack, and how he's come to be a cloud veteran at age 29.
SMB Cloud Spending To Double By 2015
News  |  5/13/2011  | 
Telecoms will likely benefit from a strong preference for bundling hosted services, as the market climbs to more than $49 billion, finds AMI Partners' study.
NIST Releases Federal Cloud Guidelines
News  |  5/13/2011  | 
Technology standards organization aims to be a comprehensive resource to help agencies comply with government's "cloud-first" mandate.
Consumerization And Cloud: IT Isn't Keeping Up
Commentary  |  5/11/2011  | 
Citrix CEO in his Interop keynote envisions a policy of letting employees bring their own devices to work, and a world where IT's role is supporting, not controlling.
Engine Yard Sees Ruby As Cloud Springboard
News  |  5/11/2011  | 
Company executives tout the application platform provider's ability to quickly transfer customers out of the crashing Amazon cloud in April.
Citrix CTO Advises Demanding Clarity From Vendors On Cloud
News  |  5/10/2011  | 
Cloud thought leader Simon Crosby talks about standards, open source, Xen's power center, and where VMware kicks butt.
Google Revs App Engine With Business Features
News  |  5/10/2011  | 
The cloud platform service is subsuming App Engine for Business in preparation for an official release later this year.
Aryaka Completes WAN Optimization Network
News  |  5/10/2011  | 
The startup says it can accelerate in-house applications between a data center and branch offices with a pure cloud service, eliminating the need for customer-side hardware or software.
EMC CEO Prescribes Cloud For IT Pain Relief
News  |  5/9/2011  | 
Private and public clouds were front and center at EMC World, but Joe Tucci's keynote address lacked detail about how clouds will ease IT pain.
Global CIO: Don't Let The Innovation Lab Become An Ivory Tower
Commentary  |  5/5/2011  | 
ADP CIO Mike Capone has just launched a lab with a plan to keep it grounded in reality.
Red Hat Cloud Platform Challenges VMware, Microsoft
Commentary  |  5/4/2011  | 
The beta release of OpenShift uses Amazon as a platform for building interoperable cloud workloads.
VMware Cloud Foundry Suffers Service Outage
News  |  5/3/2011  | 
As the beta development platform was recovering from a minor power supply problem, human error worsened the setback.
Interop Las Vegas: From Cloud SLAs To Slates
News  |  5/2/2011  | 
Annual desert tech fest to cover the full range of technology and service issues that will confront IT pros as they implement next-generation architectures.


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