News & Commentary
Content tagged with Platform as a Service posted in June 2012
Biggest Private Cloud Deployment Threat: Your IT Staff
News  |  6/29/2012  | 
Your technologist-heavy IT staff won't help you find success with a private-cloud deployment. Here's why shifting to an IT service catalog approach may ease your transition to the cloud.
Intel Puts Future On Exhibit
Slideshows  |  6/28/2012  | 
Imagine life without house keys or using an entire wall as a touch display. Walk through an exhibit of some of Intel's most intriguing research projects to date.
Google App Engine Gets Ready For Business
News  |  6/27/2012  | 
Google platform now hosts one million active applications; Release 1.7.0, unveiled at Google I/O, to add business-friendly features.
Pano Logic Cloud System: Chromebook Minus The Book
News  |  6/27/2012  | 
Pano Logic debuts a browser-based "desktop" computer with pricing that's likely to appeal to SMBs. Analysts say it will best suit organizations that are already running most, if not all, of their applications in the cloud.
Red Hat Shifts Into Gear With OpenShift
News  |  6/26/2012  | 
Red Hat's new version of platform-as-a-service, MegaShift, supports the complex version of Java. Many developers are finding an advantage in that compared to VMware's Cloud Foundry.
Google Compute Engine Challenges Amazon
News  |  6/26/2012  | 
At Google I/O, Google Compute Engine debuts, bringing Google into more direct competition with infrastructure-as-a-service market leader Amazon Web Services. But don't forget about Microsoft.
Box Brings 50 Apps Partners To Android
News  |  6/25/2012  | 
Previously available only on iOS, Box OneCloud lets third party apps read and write files from the Box cloud service.
State Street Private Cloud: $600 Million Savings Goal
Commentary  |  6/22/2012  | 
If everyone writes software for the same cloud-based development platform, code sharing becomes easier, and State Street has to write dramatically less code, saving big on software development. Take a look at the plan.
10 Developments Show Government Cloud Maturing
Commentary  |  6/22/2012  | 
Emerging trends such as FedRAMP, community clouds, and single-source contracts point to the start of phase two for cloud computing in federal government.
Private Clouds: What It Really Takes To Run Them
News  |  6/22/2012  | 
Expertise, automation, silo busting--what early adopters say private clouds really require.
Labor Department Evaluates Cloud Email
News  |  6/21/2012  | 
Agency issues an RFI to gauge options for replacing outdated email infrastructure with email as a service.
OpenSocial Makes Enterprise Inroads, Moves To "2.0"
News  |  6/21/2012  | 
The OpenSocial Foundation made a showing at the Enterprise 2.0 Conference in Boston to demonstrate that it was not only alive and well, but graduating to Version 2.0; a version that federates collaboration platforms networks for enterprises.
Cloud Security Investment, Part 1: Walking the Talk
News  |  6/20/2012  | 
It's hard to avoid headlines that sensationalize the latest news about a security breach at company X that compromised some enormous amount of sensitive data at an estimated cost of (insert very large number).
Bromium Brings Hypervisor Security To Applications
Commentary  |  6/19/2012  | 
Startup aims to beef up performance and security in the data center by bringing virtualization to the next level--the application level.
Salesforce.com Upgrade Boosts Mobile, Social App Development
News  |  6/18/2012  | 
Salesforce Summer '12 platform upgrade adds geolocation data, drag-and-drop schema builder, and streaming data for real-time apps.
Yahoo And Hadoop: In It For The Long Term
News  |  6/15/2012  | 
Yahoo made an early bet that it could use Hadoop to monetize the big data the content site was collecting. Now it's betting the company on it.
Cisco's Cloud Play: Three Strong Examples
Commentary  |  6/12/2012  | 
Cisco CEO John Chambers talks a lot about listening to customers, and this time it looks like the company really has.
Cloud Management Through a Single Pane of Glass, Not a Kaleidoscope
News  |  6/6/2012  | 
Achieving a single pane view across applications and environments requires consistent metrics measuring and capturing across varied resources.
Cloud's Big Caveat: Runaway Costs
News  |  6/5/2012  | 
Enterprises want more tools to guard against unpredictable costs--like the bill that arose when one team accidentally left a server cluster turned on for a long weekend. Fourth in our series on cloud computing pricing.
Why Cloud Pricing Comparisons Are So Hard
News  |  6/5/2012  | 
Cloud infrastructure market doesn't have a standard unit of computing power, which makes it tough to stack up Amazon, Microsoft, and Rackspace offerings. Third in our series on cloud computing pricing.


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