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Content tagged with Platform as a Service posted in June 2014
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Databricks Cloud: Next Step For Spark
News  |  6/30/2014  | 
Databricks, the company behind the hot Apache Spark project, announced new tools, new partners, and new funding to power a cloud service on Amazon Web Services.
CoreOS Unveils Linux Containers As A Service
News  |  6/30/2014  | 
New version of Linux for the containerization of cloud servers is now available on a monthly subscription basis.
Microsoft Explains Exchange Outage
News  |  6/30/2014  | 
Microsoft pledges to do better after frustrating customers with last week's Exchange Online and Lync Online outages.
You're Fast? Great. Are You Efficient?
Commentary  |  6/30/2014  | 
Jumping hurdles at record speed doesn't mean much if you stroll between them. IT leaders must eliminate process-driven delays or trip on DevOps and SDN efforts.
Google I/O: Hello Dataflow, Goodbye MapReduce
News  |  6/27/2014  | 
Google introduces Dataflow to handle streams and batches of big data, replacing MapReduce and challenging other public cloud services.
Surescripts Taps AppDynamics To Scrutinize Apps
News  |  6/26/2014  | 
Surescripts expects AppDynamics application performance management to improve app performance and reliability, free engineers to pursue innovation.
Internet Of Things: New Architecture Needed
Commentary  |  6/26/2014  | 
Today's Internet architecture isn't ready for the scale of what the IoT should become. Here's a proposal for something better.
Salesforce.com, Philips Launch Digital Healthcare Platform
News  |  6/26/2014  | 
Salesforce1 cloud platform will serve as development platform for patient-care apps using Philips health monitoring devices.
Google I/O: Android Interface, Cloud Advances Star
News  |  6/26/2014  | 
Day one of Google I/O lacked skydivers but delivered new APIs, tools, and connectivity to push Google's mobile device and cloud capabilities forward.
Google I/O: A To Z
News  |  6/25/2014  | 
Google reveals new features coming to Android, as well as several platforms for TV, fitness, and connected cars.
Cloud ROI: 4 Critical Considerations
News  |  6/25/2014  | 
The nature of pay-as-you-go makes the cost calculation seem easy. It's not, but it is more critical than ever
Supreme Court Rules Against Aereo
News  |  6/25/2014  | 
Supreme Court rules that Aereo's scheme for delivering broadcast TV over the Internet violates copyright law; legality of cloud storage and other services remains unresolved.
Joyent Joins Containers Debate
News  |  6/25/2014  | 
Joyent's SmartDataCenter 7 package offers on-premises provisioning and management of containers and virtual machines. Watch out, OpenStack?
Cloud Migration Turbulence Continues, Survey Says
News  |  6/24/2014  | 
Many companies are "flying blind" in their efforts to embrace the cloud, a VMware-sponsored survey says.
Google I/O: Pressure Is On
Commentary  |  6/24/2014  | 
Amazon, Apple, and Samsung all made moves this month to neutralize Google. Here are four things the Internet titan should do at Google I/O this week to fight back.
Aereo Vs. Broadcasters: 5 Questions For Supreme Court
News  |  6/23/2014  | 
Should accessing an antenna and a DVR through the cloud be treated as any different under the law than doing so in your own home?
Microsoft OneDrive: Cloud Storage Price Showdown
News  |  6/23/2014  | 
Microsoft has boosted cloud storage and dropped prices. Is OneDrive now the best deal in town?
Cloud Trends To Watch: Structure 2014
Commentary  |  6/23/2014  | 
What's going on with jostling among Cloud Foundry, Docker, VMware, and Red Hat? Structure conference yielded several surprising conclusions.
Which IT Is Really Core? InformationWeek Video
Commentary  |  6/23/2014  | 
Box's Aaron Levie, GM's Randy Mott, and others weigh in on the role of outsourcing, insourcing, cloud.
IT For Competitive Advantage Interview: General Motors
IT For Competitive Advantage Interview: General Motors
InformationWeek Videos  |  6/23/2014  | 
Randy Mott, CIO at GM, discusses the challenges of how to scale core IT systems without losing agility.
IT For Competitive Advantage Interview: Box
IT For Competitive Advantage Interview: Box
InformationWeek Videos  |  6/23/2014  | 
Box CEO Aaron Levie discusses how to determine which IT systems are core for gaining competitive advantage.
Oracle Turns Cloud Corner
News  |  6/20/2014  | 
Oracle ends fiscal year with double-digit cloud gain, flat software sales, and hardware gains. CEO Ellison sets sights on Salesforce.com.
Rackspace Touts Containers On Bare Metal Servers
News  |  6/20/2014  | 
Rackspace lets customers run Linux containers on bare metal servers for maximum efficiency. Customer Pantheon shares interesting results.
Microsoft Reveals Office 365 Public Roadmap
News  |  6/19/2014  | 
Microsoft unveils its Office 365 roadmap and First Release program to create a closer, more open relationship between the company and its customers.
Hybrid Clouds: What Are They Good For?
News  |  6/19/2014  | 
IT faces a high-stakes decision: Which workloads to run on public versus private infrastructure. See what 383 survey respondents have to say on the matter
Agriculture Dept. Turns To SDN
News  |  6/19/2014  | 
USDA's National Information Technology Center adopts software-defined networking in quest for "faster, better, cheaper" cloud services.
Amazon's Vogels: Sensitive Data Vs. Snowden Fear
News  |  6/19/2014  | 
Amazon CTO Werner Vogels, at Structure 2014 conference, disputes notion that holders of sensitive data will reject cloud after Snowden revelations.
Cloud Contracts: 8 Questions To Ask
Slideshows  |  6/19/2014  | 
What should you look for in a cloud contract? What's hiding in cloud providers' service-level agreements and terms? Read our expert guide.
HP & The Machine: Big Hopes, Big Hurdles
News  |  6/18/2014  | 
HP has laid out a great vision, but it faces a tough task to make "The Machine" a reality, analyst and former HP exec says.
Cloud Disaster Recovery: CIOs Must Lead
News  |  6/18/2014  | 
IT teams wary of public cloud often discount its value in disaster recovery. That does a disservice to the business.
Amazon, Google Spar Over SSDs In Cloud
News  |  6/18/2014  | 
Amazon makes solid state disks its default storage offering for running workloads in the cloud. Is Google ready to match that move?
10 More Powerful Facts About Big Data
Slideshows  |  6/18/2014  | 
How big is big data's impact? Check out part two of our fact fest on big data's trends and trials.
CloudHealth Finds Path To Amazon Savings
News  |  6/17/2014  | 
CloudHealth Technologies tracks usage of Amazon Web Services and recommends ways to improve service and cut costs.
Microsoft Brings Predictive Analysis To Azure
News  |  6/16/2014  | 
Microsoft Azure Machine Learning Service lets businesses model data and launch predictive services in the cloud.
Playing Games With The Internet Of Things
Commentary  |  6/16/2014  | 
For an IoT world to be a lucrative world, it needs to be a fun and rewarding. Here's how businesses can learn to play.
Value of Innovation Interview: University of Pittsburgh Medical Center
Value of Innovation Interview: University of Pittsburgh Medical Center
InformationWeek Videos  |  6/16/2014  | 
CIO Dan Drawbaugh discusses how to compete with conventional startups and the benefits of being an "alpha site."
Value of Innovation Interview: Battery Ventures, Part 2
Value of Innovation Interview: Battery Ventures, Part 2
InformationWeek Videos  |  6/16/2014  | 
Adrian Cockcroft discusses which parts of the system are locked down and which parts should have the ability to migrate.
Value of Innovation Interview: Battery Ventures, Part 1
Value of Innovation Interview: Battery Ventures, Part 1
InformationWeek Videos  |  6/16/2014  | 
Adrian Cockcroft of Battery Ventures discusses how to pick the right investments to spur innovation at the IW Conference.
Value of Innovation Interview: General Motors
Value of Innovation Interview: General Motors
InformationWeek Videos  |  6/16/2014  | 
GM CIO Randy Mott discusses how to bring down costs and improve the affordability of innovation at the IW Conference.
VMware VP: Linux Containers Are Complementary
News  |  6/13/2014  | 
VMware VP Mathew Lodge talks hybrid cloud, Amazon Web Services, and Docker containers.
What Docker Means For VMware, Cloud
Commentary  |  6/12/2014  | 
Docker containers, backed by an unlikely group of allies, are suddenly the talk of the cloud community. What do containers represent in terms of IT's existing investment in VMware?
Hey IT Leaders, Don't Worry About Titles
Commentary  |  6/12/2014  | 
CIOs, or whatever we'll be called in five years, should ignore the hype about titles and laser-focus on being great business partners.
IBM Launches SoftLayer Data Centers
News  |  6/11/2014  | 
Two new data centers allow federal agencies to create cloud services quickly and securely on both virtual and bare metal servers. FedRAMP and FISMA certifications are in the works.
GoGrid Emerges As Cloud's Big Data Specialist
News  |  6/11/2014  | 
GoGrid founder John Keagy says company's IaaS architecture, designed for big data, provides higher performance than other clouds.
'Mobile App Sprawl' Is Here. Is 'App Stall' Next?
Commentary  |  6/11/2014  | 
We've seen cloud and virtual machine "sprawl" and "stall," and now history is repeating itself with mobile apps. Here's how to take control of "app sprawl."
5 Hybrid Cloud Gotchas
News  |  6/10/2014  | 
Mixing public and private can deliver the best of both cloud worlds. But beware management complexity, cost volatility, data protection, and other potential snafus.
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7: What's New
News  |  6/10/2014  | 
Red Hat's Enterprise Linux Release 7 will support XFS files, Active Directory, and Docker containers.
Docker 1.0 Backed By IBM, Red Hat, Rackspace
News  |  6/10/2014  | 
Industry heavyweights line up at inaugural DockerCon user conference to support Docker as the de facto standard for Linux containers.
Salesforce.com: Let's Build Apps For Wearables
News  |  6/10/2014  | 
Salesforce.com announces Salesforce Wear, a developer platform for wearable devices such as Google Glass and Samsung Gear.
In Praise Of Shadow IT
Commentary  |  6/9/2014  | 
80% of those employed by enterprises larger than 1,000 people circumvent IT to use cloud-based tools, new research says. I say let them.
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