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Is Hybrid Cloudy With Chance Of Failure? InformationWeek Video
Commentary  |  6/9/2014  | 
Netflix's former cloud architect Adrian Cockcroft and other cloud experts weigh in on the realities of hybrid cloud.
Feds Need Cloud Procurement Standards
News  |  6/5/2014  | 
Federal agencies should develop a common way to evaluate services and prices offered by cloud service providers, says TechAmerica Foundation.
Gartner's Magic Quadrant 2014 For Cloud: Winners & Losers
News  |  6/4/2014  | 
Gartner's annual graphic of competitive positioning among tech providers reflects challenges for Rackspace, Dimension Data, and some other vendors.
VMware Fires Back At Amazon 'Import Portal'
News  |  6/4/2014  | 
Amazon threatens VMware turf with a new Connector and Import Portal. VMware's response: Not true hybrid cloud.
One Data, Undivided
Commentary  |  6/4/2014  | 
Having multiple copies of data to satisfy users and security concerns is costing companies time and money to maintain. The solution is the cloud.
Amazon Opens On-Ramp For VMware Workloads
News  |  6/3/2014  | 
Amazon Web Services makes a bid for VMware-based workloads by giving vCenter virtual machine admins a direct link to its EC2 cloud.
Salesforce.com Gets FedRAMP Approval For Government Cloud
News  |  5/30/2014  | 
Cloud computing is unleashing a "shotgun of innovation" in the public sector, says former federal CIO Vivek Kundra, now executive VP at Salesforce.com.
Energy-Sipping ARM Chips Made For Cloud
News  |  5/30/2014  | 
Applied Micro and Canonical demonstrate the first OpenStack cloud on a rack of ARM servers at a show in Taiwan.
Government Cloud Use Hits Inflection Point
News  |  5/30/2014  | 
New standards, security, and architectures mean the CloudFirst stars are finally coming into alignment.
Does Cloud Really Hamper Server Sales?
News  |  5/30/2014  | 
Common sense suggests that mainstream cloud adoption will gut server sales, but that's not really happening, analysts say. Here's why.
Salesforce.com Coming To Microsoft Azure Cloud?
News  |  5/29/2014  | 
Salesforce on Azure may sound implausible, but in the wake of a similar deal with Oracle, rumor has it the two companies are talking.
Amazon, Microsoft Star In Gartner Cloud Magic Quadrant
News  |  5/29/2014  | 
Gartner reshuffles the deck on its 2014 Magic Quadrant for IaaS. AWS still holds a leader card, but look who's falling.
Microsoft's Nadella: We're In 'Post-Post' PC Era
News  |  5/28/2014  | 
Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella introduces Skype Translator, says we've entered a "post-post" digital world in which personalized experiences instead of specific devices will rule the day.
4 Reasons You Must Automate Your Cloud
News  |  5/28/2014  | 
Think you can execute in the cloud without using software to orchestrate application life cycles? Wrong.
Internet Of Things: In Search Of An Architecture
Commentary  |  5/27/2014  | 
The IoT vision still doesn't have a clear architecture from which to build meaningful business applications, an MIT professor says.
Microsoft Surface Pro 3: 8 Winning Features
News  |  5/21/2014  | 
Has Microsoft finally cracked laptop-tablet hybrids? Here are eight ways Surface Pro 3 raises the bar.
Microsoft Goes Big With Surface Pro 3
News  |  5/20/2014  | 
Microsoft's Surface Pro 3 offers a big 12-inch screen, lighter weight, more power, and a flashy pen experience.
Rackspace On The Block?
News  |  5/19/2014  | 
Facing cloud price war and tough competition, Rackspace weighs options including partner or buyer, according to SEC filing.
IBM Named Top IaaS Provider
News  |  5/16/2014  | 
Cloud infrastructure users may be flocking to Amazon now, but new IDC survey suggests IBM, HP, Cisco, and AT&T may be the IaaS leaders of the future.
Red Hat Addresses OpenStack Support Flap
News  |  5/15/2014  | 
Red Hat leaders deny allegations, made in a Wall Street Journal report, that the company would refuse to support Red Hat Enterprise Linux on non-Red Hat versions of OpenStack.
Beware Cloud Price Wars' Dark Side
Commentary  |  5/15/2014  | 
As Amazon, Google, and Microsoft keep slashing cloud service prices, smaller vendors and CIOs must both ask: Is it smart strategy to chase the lowest cost?
Social Science Site Using Azure Loses Data
News  |  5/14/2014  | 
Dedoose, a data analytics system, suffered a failure on Azure that may mean three weeks of lost data for customers.
Shadow IT: Honey Badger Better Care
Commentary  |  5/14/2014  | 
Use of Dropbox and other consumer services is exploding in enterprises, yet companies turn a blind eye to the security risks. This sends the wrong message to cloud service providers.
Apple + Beats Doesn't Make Sense
Commentary  |  5/9/2014  | 
Apple reportedly plans to buy Beats Audio, maker of headphones and operator of a music streaming service. What's unclear is how Apple will benefit from the deal.
State Of Unified Communications 2014
Steal Our Slides  |  5/9/2014  | 
Unified communications moves into the fast lane, as more companies roll out the technology to improve employee collaboration.
HP Bets Big On OpenStack And Hybrid Cloud
News  |  5/7/2014  | 
HP pledges $1 billion development investment as it launches Helion brand for all cloud products, from new OpenStack distribution to IaaS offerings.
Centurylink Cuts Prices, Doubles Cloud Capacity
News  |  5/2/2014  | 
CenturyLink uses its Tier 3 and Savvis acquisitions to build out its public cloud capacity rapidly and to compete better on price, executives say.
Equinix Opens Private Line Access To Clouds
News  |  5/2/2014  | 
Equinix, a datacenter and communications hub builder, gives users high-speed fiber optic connections to multiple cloud providers.
Data Protection Fears Vs. US Cloud Market
Commentary  |  5/2/2014  | 
Data sovereignty is so important to businesses that 70% would trade cloud performance for more data control, research says. Where does that leave the post-Snowden US cloud market?
Internet of Thingbots: The New Security Worry
News  |  4/30/2014  | 
Phishing and spam attacks involving Internet of Things devices are coming -- and app developers and device makers must be ready, says a CA Technologies exec.
As Research Data Balloons, How To Share?
Commentary  |  4/30/2014  | 
Exchanging research data worldwide gets more complex in the big data age. But the Research Data Alliance seeks innovative solutions.
ServiceNow Pushes Beyond Automation
News  |  4/30/2014  | 
IT automation firm ServiceNow will offer services for HR, finance, legal, and other parts of the enterprise.
Microsoft Boosts OneDrive: 1 TB Per User
News  |  4/29/2014  | 
Microsoft bumps OneDrive for Business capacity to 1 TB per user -- and draws the ire of Box CEO Aaron Levie.
Apprenda, Microsoft Team For Hybrid PaaS
News  |  4/29/2014  | 
Microsoft hedges its bets on containers with an alliance that brings Apprenda customers to Azure under an on-premises license.
Microsoft's Mobile First, Cloud First Strategy, Explained
Commentary  |  4/28/2014  | 
Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella's plan to juggle Windows, cross-platform services, and the Internet of Things is coming into focus.
Amazon Faces Profit Pressure: Honeymoon Over?
News  |  4/28/2014  | 
Amazon touts growth, but investor patience grows thin as shareholders search for a sign of profits.
Microsoft Earnings: 7 Essential Facts
News  |  4/25/2014  | 
Microsoft's Q3 beat expectations. Strong performers include cloud products and Xbox, but Surface and consumer PC sales still pose a problem.
Physicians Find Security In The Cloud
News  |  4/24/2014  | 
Healthcare practices are increasingly partnering with trusted cloud service providers to provide enhanced data security along with improved efficiency of IT operations.
Pure Storage Battles Industry Giants
News  |  4/24/2014  | 
Storage startup raises more funds to disrupt industry with its SSD arrays.
IBM Unveils Power8 Chip As Open Hardware
News  |  4/23/2014  | 
Google and other OpenPower Foundation partners express interest in IBM's Power8 chip designs and server motherboard specs.
IT Control Is An Illusion
Commentary  |  4/23/2014  | 
With all due respect to GM's Randy Mott, doing most IT work in-house and outside the cloud isn't a winning strategy.
Red Hat Containers OS-Centric: No Accident
Commentary  |  4/22/2014  | 
Red Hat's critics say containers are the wrong idea, and too focused on the operating system. I say maybe Red Hat knows a thing or two about pleasing developers.
Mainframe Eulogy: Why We Put Gertrude Down
Commentary  |  4/22/2014  | 
Intrepid CIO Stu Laura mourns the death of Big Iron as he embraces the cloud religion.
Microsoft Office: 4 Changes, Explained
News  |  4/19/2014  | 
Microsoft maneuvers to keep Office on top, touting data analysis power, tweaking office 365, and more. What do the moves mean to you?
Windows 8.1 Update: 8 Tips To Avoid Headaches
News  |  4/18/2014  | 
Windows 8.1 Update offers the best blend of legacy and Modern apps yet -- but only if your device is properly configured.
OpenStack's French Connection: eNovance
News  |  4/18/2014  | 
Little-known firm in France emerges as one of the top customizers of OpenStack clouds.
Nuance Adds Radiology Image Sharing To Healthcare Cloud
News  |  4/18/2014  | 
Medical image-sharing service aims to tap Nuance's customer base for voice-powered medical documentation technology.
Red Hat Linux Containers: Not Just Recycled Ideas
Commentary  |  4/17/2014  | 
Red Hat and its partner, Docker, bring DevOps characteristics to Linux containers, making them lighter-weight vehicles than virtual machines for cloud workloads.
Chrome Remote Desktop For Android: First Look
News  |  4/17/2014  | 
Google's new app lets Android smartphone and tablet users access Windows and Mac PCs remotely.
Microsoft Azure Intelligent Systems: 4 Facts
News  |  4/17/2014  | 
Microsoft tries to become a power player in the brave new world of Internet-connected sensors, using a cloud-based Internet of Things management service, Azure Intelligent Systems.
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