News & Commentary
Content tagged with Platform as a Service posted in June 2013
Microsoft Touts Azure To iOS, Android Developers
News  |  6/27/2013  | 
Microsoft hopes to sell developers on its vision for Azure -- and use the popularity of mobile platforms, including iOS and Android, to become a cloud powerhouse.
Why U.S. Must Invest In Internet-Connected Infrastructure
Commentary  |  6/27/2013  | 
A hybrid infrastructure that combines physical foundations such as roads, buildings and the power grid with the Internet and sensor networks will pay off for the U.S.
HP Wins $67 Million Spain Government Cloud Contract
News  |  6/26/2013  | 
HP will migrate Catalonia's compute infrastructure and applications into an HP Enterprise Cloud facility.
Progress Launches PaaS For Mobile, On-Premises Apps
News  |  6/25/2013  | 
Progress Software uses Rollbase acquisition to announce Pacific platform-as-a-service for cloud and mobile apps.
U.K. Outsourcing Market Gets More Competitive
News  |  6/25/2013  | 
New research suggests service provider market is tightening, advises outsourcing customers to consider renegotiating current contracts.
Oracle And Salesforce.com Link Clouds
News  |  6/25/2013  | 
Salesforce.com commits to Oracle Database, middleware and Exadata; Oracle integrates cloud HCM and financial apps with Salesforce.com in a nine-year deal.
Oracle Goes All In On Microsoft's Cloud
News  |  6/24/2013  | 
Oracle middleware and database to be certified on Windows Server Hyper-V and Azure. Microsoft gains Oracle stack and Java on Azure.
Google Enhances Cloud Platform To Ease Lock-In Concerns
News  |  6/24/2013  | 
App Engine apps gain another alternative to Google infrastructure while developers gain a Cloud Playground for code experiments.
Hadoop: From Experiment To Leading Big Data Platform
News  |  6/24/2013  | 
6th annual Hadoop Summit, held this week in Silicon Valley, will highlight Hadoop's evolution from backroom science project to mainstream big data manager.
Oracle Makes Big Promises After Weak Earnings
News  |  6/21/2013  | 
Oracle's fourth-quarter financial results showed little growth, but CEO Larry Ellison talks up cloud gains and plans to beat SAP Hana with an in-memory database upgrade.
6 Cloud, Big Data Startups To Watch
News  |  6/21/2013  | 
Check out what the Structure 2013 LaunchPad winners can do with cloud, big data problems.
Microsoft Dynamics Apps Hit Azure Cloud
News  |  6/19/2013  | 
Microsoft makes good on promised cloud hosting of Dynamics GP and Dynamics NAV ERP apps. Dynamics AX will be the real, multi-tenant test.
Forrester Rates Public Cloud Choices For Developers
News  |  6/17/2013  | 
Forrester examines IaaS and PaaS options for developers, as the line blurs between these two types of public clouds.
What Savvis Cloud Services Gain From AppFog
News  |  6/14/2013  | 
CenturyLink's cloud company, Savvis, broadens cloned app capabilities by acquiring automation platform AppFog.
Red Hat Escalates Private Cloud Fight With VMware
News  |  6/13/2013  | 
Red Hat combines its Enterprise Linux with OpenStack to push its own private cloud stack alternative to VMware, Microsoft platforms.
Microsoft: SMB Cloud Security Worries Easing
News  |  6/10/2013  | 
Microsoft survey of 211 small businesses finds half use the cloud and after early experience, find it more reliable, secure.
Data Centers Don't Need To Be Regulated Utilities
Commentary  |  6/7/2013  | 
The New York Times misses the big picture with its take on data centers as "wildcat" utilities that need government oversight. There is no data center monopoly in northern N.J.
Salesforce.com Appoints Oracle Vet As President
News  |  6/7/2013  | 
Oracle's long-time sales kingpin Keith Block lands top spot at Salesforce.com one year after a nasty split with his former employer.
3 Roles For Tape In The Cloud
Commentary  |  6/4/2013  | 
Cloud storage vendors like to say tape is dead. Don't believe it. Here are three ways you should be using it with the cloud.
Google Releases Mobile Backend Starter Code
News  |  6/3/2013  | 
Android developers now have an easy way to create a backend server using Google App Engine.
Microsoft Debuts Next-Gen Server Software
News  |  6/3/2013  | 
Microsoft announces in-memory-enhanced Microsoft SQL Server 2014, supports hybrid cloud with Windows Server and System Center upgrades.


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