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Google Cloud Outage: Virtual Networking Breakdown
News  |  2/20/2015  | 
Google's virtual networking software stopped providing routing updates, and customers lost their connections to the outside world.
InformationWeek 2014 Hybrid Cloud Survey
Steal Our Slides  |  2/20/2015  | 
Mixing public and private can deliver the best of both cloud worlds for IT groups that can figure out where workloads work best and address potential security issues.
Google: Docker Does Containers Right
News  |  2/19/2015  | 
Two leaders for Google's cloud computing services talk about how they use containers in the data center, and why virtual machines also remain critical to their strategy.
Heroku Expands Cloud Services For Enterprise Development
News  |  2/19/2015  | 
Heroku has added access controls and code deployment capabilities to its Platform-as-a-Service, which runs on top of Amazon's EC2.
IT Career Success Takes Ditching Your Silo Mindset
Commentary  |  2/18/2015  | 
There are four IT career silos that good IT leaders must help knock down.
Microsoft Office Expands Cloud Integration
News  |  2/17/2015  | 
Microsoft allows third-party storage providers to integrate services into Office apps and announces a Cloud Storage Partner Program.
Big Data: Matching Personalities In The Call Center
News  |  2/17/2015  | 
It's common for companies to record customer service calls. But what insights are they gaining from all that data? One solution: Matching customers with service reps for more harmonious calls.
Stop Amazon: A New Era Of Cloud Co-opetition
Commentary  |  2/16/2015  | 
The recent VMware and Google partnership shows how far competitors will go to keep would-be cloud customers from flocking to Amazon.
5 Cloud Predictions For 2015 From TBR
News  |  2/16/2015  | 
Infrastructure-as-a-service has moved toward commodity status, spurring Amazon, Microsoft, Google, and others to add services and specialties.
Obama, Tim Cook, Others Debate Sharing Cyber Security Data
News  |  2/14/2015  | 
The Obama White House wants more effective sharing of cyber security data between the public and private sectors. Despite some snubs, Apple's Tim Cook spoke at a special summit on the issue.
Microsoft Office Online: Update Alert
News  |  2/12/2015  | 
The first major Office Online revamp brings improved Reading View and file management to Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and OneNote.
Containers Explained: 9 Essentials You Need To Know
Commentary  |  2/10/2015  | 
Containers are the hottest topic in the data center. Here are the essentials that every well-informed IT pro should know and be able to explain.
Apple Watch: 11 Sweet Gadgets To Buy Instead
Slideshows  |  2/9/2015  | 
The Apple Watch is coming soon. Lovely though it may be, there are other nifty devices to consider instead.
7 Crazy Cool Data Centers
Slideshows  |  2/9/2015  | 
Some data centers are built in modern buildings, and some are in old paper mills or Cold War defense bunkers.
Ubuntu Smartphone: Small Player Debuts In A Big Game
News  |  2/7/2015  | 
Following a failed crowdfunding effort, Canonical is ready to release the first smartphone based on its popular Ubuntu Linux distribution. Can it compete against the likes of Apple iPhone and Android devices?
Equinix Cloud Exchange: Private Access To Public Clouds
News  |  2/5/2015  | 
Equinix is offering Cloud Exchange, where customers can select the cloud they want to connect with.
VMware NSX: A Cloud Pitch To Sell SDN
News  |  2/5/2015  | 
Software defined networking is key to VMware's data center ambitions, so it's selling NSX-as-a-service through the vCloud Air public cloud.
FCC Net Neutrality Salvo: Reclassify Broadband Providers
News  |  2/4/2015  | 
Wheeler's proposed rules would classify broadband providers as common carriers, meaning they would be subject to the same open access rules that currently regulate telecommunications companies.
White House Revises Rules For Intelligence Gathering
News  |  2/3/2015  | 
Intelligence agencies like the NSA face data-retention limits and privacy training.
Apple Converting Arizona Plant Into $2 Billion Data Center
News  |  2/3/2015  | 
Apple will spend $2 billion to repurpose a failed Arizona sapphire glass plant as a data center and command hub for global networks.
VMware CEO Gelsinger: It's Time For 'Brave IT'
News  |  2/3/2015  | 
VMware CEO Pat Gelsinger urges IT to manage virtualized resources, not physical hardware and networks.
VMware Shows Off New Live Migration, OpenStack Options
News  |  2/3/2015  | 
VMware's vSphere 6 lets companies shift running virtual workloads up to 3,000 miles away.
The Value Of IT In The 'We Economy'
Commentary  |  2/2/2015  | 
Accenture sees the boundaries between industries dissolving as connected devices proliferate. How will this change the value proposition for IT in your organization?
Bill Gates, Office for Android, Outlook Upgrade: Microsoft Roundup
News  |  1/31/2015  | 
This week, we analyze Microsoft's earnings call, question Windows 10, listen to Bill Gates, and glimpse at Outlook for iOS and Android.
Social Media Betrays Your Credit Card Activity: Study
News  |  1/31/2015  | 
Using time and location data culled from social media posts or other sources, researchers say they can identify your purchases from amongst anonymized transaction data.
Amazon's Cloud Business: New Openness, Products, Competition In 2015
News  |  1/30/2015  | 
Amazon will reveal its cloud computing service revenue for the first time later this year, bringing new insights while cloud competition sharpens.
5 Critical Cloud Security Practices
Commentary  |  1/29/2015  | 
CloudPassage CTO Amrit Williams details five steps to achieve a level of cloud security that goes beyond mere compliance.
Amazon WorkMail: A Challenger To Google
News  |  1/28/2015  | 
Amazon Web Services may go head-to-head with Google when it launches WorkMail in the second quarter, but it wants to be BFFs with enterprise IT.
VMware: Cloud Management, Virtual Networking Paid Off In 2014
News  |  1/28/2015  | 
VMware predicts better than 10% growth in 2015 as subscriptions become a larger part its revenue.
Apple iPhones Drive Record Earnings
News  |  1/27/2015  | 
About 74.5 million people bought iPhones during the last three months of 2014.
FTC Seeks Internet Of Things Rules
News  |  1/27/2015  | 
More responsible business practices and new laws are needed to make the Internet of Things viable, the FTC says.
Molina Healthcare Looks To Hyper-Converged Infrastructure
News  |  1/27/2015  | 
The Fortune 500 company expects operating savings from this private cloud strategy, using Nutanix appliances.
Google OKs Docker Container Registry Service
News  |  1/27/2015  | 
Google adds Docker container registry and encryption service to keep customers' containerized workloads private and secure.
5 Cloud Contract Traps To Avoid
Slideshows  |  1/27/2015  | 
A cloud contract is just that, a contract. As such, it carries with it all of the normal pitfalls of a contractual relationship -- and a few specialized ones. Here's how to identify and avoid the risks.
InformationWeek 2014 Backup Technologies Survey
Steal Our Slides  |  1/23/2015  | 
Backup may not get the attention other technologies get, but few are more important to your business' survival. IT pros' No. 1 challenge: high cost of backup systems and procedures.
BlackBerry CEO: Net Neutrality For Mobile Apps
Commentary  |  1/22/2015  | 
CEO John Chen is asking legislators to expand the definition of net neutrality to ensure an open mobile app ecosystem. Irony, anyone?
Cloud SLAs: Improvements Still Needed
Commentary  |  1/22/2015  | 
There's been a slight improvement in cloud SLAs as leading service providers like HP, Amazon, and Google guarantee 99.95% uptime by the month, not year. But performance issues remain.
10 Cloud Analytics & BI Platforms For Business
Slideshows  |  1/22/2015  | 
With apps and data headed into the cloud, analytics and business intelligence can't be far behind. Here are 10 options, ranging from simple data-visualization tools to complete cloud suites.
Cloud Storage Devices: 6 Worth Your Money
Slideshows  |  1/21/2015  | 
Personal storage clouds are changing the way we store data from photographs to sensitive information. Here are six options for employees and workgroups.
VMware Offers 'One-Button' Disaster Recovery In Cloud
News  |  1/20/2015  | 
VMware has added disaster recovery to its public cloud environment that makes use of existing, on-premises vSphere software and capabilities.
Password Fail: Are Your Workers Using 123456?
News  |  1/20/2015  | 
The 25 worst passwords of 2014 demonstrate once again that people just can't be bothered to take responsibility for their online security.
Integration Moves Into The Cloud In 2015
Commentary  |  1/19/2015  | 
If development is moving into the cloud, application integration should soon follow, argues George Gallegos, CEO of Jitterbit.
FreeBSD Gains Ground With Small Cloud Providers
News  |  1/19/2015  | 
Can this 30-year-old version of Unix help DigitalOcean and other cloud startups compete with the likes of Amazon?
Fiber Mountain Sees Redesigned Data Center Nets
News  |  1/16/2015  | 
Fiber Mountain's goal is to make data center networks more scalable with fiber and photonic switches, creating "the programmable light path."
Verizon Wireless Customers Face 'Zombie Cookies'
News  |  1/15/2015  | 
Cookie files placed on the phones of Verizon Wireless customers by the ad company Turn return to life even after they've been deleted.
Microsoft Trails Amazon, Google In Cloud Reliability
News  |  1/15/2015  | 
CloudHarmony's benchmarking report on cloud service reliability shows Amazon shines in compute, Google in storage.
Gartner Gives Thumbs Up To Docker Security
News  |  1/14/2015  | 
Docker containers isolate resources similar to Linux or virtual machine hypervisors, but fall short with management and administration, Gartner analyst says.
Apple Is Not Charlie
Commentary  |  1/14/2015  | 
Apple seems blind to the irony of selling an app that supports free speech when it does not do the same.
Amazon Trumps Microsoft With C4 Virtual Servers
News  |  1/13/2015  | 
Amazon outstrips Microsoft's new Azure offering with launch of C4 Xlarge, a 36-virtual-CPU server instance.
Google Launches Cloud Application Performance Tool
News  |  1/13/2015  | 
Google Cloud Trace will help developers identify where the slowest user interactions are occurring with an application running on App Engine.
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