News & Commentary
Content tagged with Cloud Storage posted in January 2011
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Electric Cloud Automates Private Environment For Developers
News  |  1/31/2011  | 
ElectricCommander 3.8 converts private clouds into automated development environments.
Oracle Unveils 5TB Tape Drive
News  |  1/31/2011  | 
The StorageTek T10000C is built for the SL8500 Modular Library System, which can be expanded to 1 exabyte of storage for archiving and backup.
Global CIO: HP Calls Out Apple In CEO's Quest To Be Coolest Of All
Commentary  |  1/31/2011  | 
New CEO Leo Apotheker finally talks about HP's future but says nothing about the enterprise. Instead, he says HP will out-cool Apple. Word up.
Google Docs Gets Facelift
News  |  1/31/2011  | 
A revamped interface for Google Docs promises to promote greater productivity.
IBM To Invest $150 Million In U.S. Entrepreneurs
News  |  1/31/2011  | 
Big Blue will fund educational and mentoring services through President Obama's Startup America program.
Global CIO: The Software Revolution: Can SAP Light The Fuse?
Commentary  |  1/30/2011  | 
Three emerging technologies have sparked a new generation of incredibly fast enterprise apps with huge disruptive potential—and SAP plans to lead this revolution.
How Careful Do You Need To Be With Cloud Storage? - Bandwidth
Commentary  |  1/28/2011  | 
Cloud storage continues to get treated as this extra special project that you need to be more careful with than other projects you would undertake in the data center. Our belief is that you need to be no more careful with cloud storage than any other IT project and in some cases you can be a bit more risky. In this entry we will address some of the concerns surrounding bandwidth.
Verizon To Buy Terremark For $1.4 Billion
News  |  1/28/2011  | 
With the acquisition of the supplier of secure and government-oriented cloud services, Verizon is repositioning itself as a broad technology supplier.
Global CIO: Larry Ellison Will Need A Time Machine To Catch Us, Says IBM
Commentary  |  1/27/2011  | 
Ellison's vowed to remake Oracle in the fashion of circa-1960 IBM: a true systems company. But IBM says it's impossible for Ellison to overcome that 50-year head start.
NASA Employs RightNow Cloud For Support Center
News  |  1/27/2011  | 
The space agency has put its Shared Services Center online to cut costs associated with handling inquiries via a call center.
Verizon Bundles Google Apps For SMBs
News  |  1/27/2011  | 
Deal continues trend of partnering with high-profile software companies to package business applications around its core voice and broadband products.
Global CIO: SAP Transformed: From Stuffy ERP To Real-Time iPad Analytics
Commentary  |  1/26/2011  | 
Citing impressive across-the-board results, SAP co-CEO Bill McDermott says new strategies and platforms will drive more growth in 2011.
IBM To Build Massive China Cloud Data Centers
News  |  1/26/2011  | 
The 6.2-million-square-foot campus near Beijing will include offices, call centers, restaurants, and living spaces, as well as at least seven enormous data centers.
Global CIO: Apple iOS Crushes Google Android In Enterprise
Commentary  |  1/26/2011  | 
The iPad continued to surge into the enterprise as Q4 activations jumped more than 50%, while Windows Mobile devices dropped out of Top 10, says Good Technology report.
Plantronics Voyager UC: Next Gen Bluetooth Headset
Commentary  |  1/26/2011  | 
Our hands-on testing revealed one of the more innovative evolutions in Bluetooth headsets; a device that communicates with your mobile phone and soft phones, and can receive voice alerts from Outlook and instant message systems. But that's not all . . .
Hitachi Unveils 3TB Enterprise Hard Drive
News  |  1/25/2011  | 
The 7,200 RPM Ultrastar 7K3000 has a claimed enterprise-class mean time between failure of 2 million hours.
Amazon Cloud Gets Bulk Email Service
News  |  1/25/2011  | 
Simple Email Service offers AWS customers a low-cost, hosted option to on-premises or third-party email systems.
Google Apps Marketplace Adds Education Category
News  |  1/25/2011  | 
Schools using Google Apps will find a set of applications tailored to the needs of education customers.
No One Owns 'The Cloud'
Commentary  |  1/24/2011  | 
Companies should think twice about pursuing trademarks around the term 'cloud computing,' as market saturation is making product differentiation increasingly difficult.
Global CIO: Google's Eric Schmidt: Top 10 Reasons Mobile Is Always #1
Commentary  |  1/22/2011  | 
"The answer should always be mobile first," outgoing Google CEO Eric Schmidt said last year—and his compelling arguments are even more persuasive today.
Integration In The Cloud, The Sleeper Issue
Commentary  |  1/21/2011  | 
It won't be enough to just move workloads into the cloud; it'll still be necessary to integrate with other apps residing there.
With Cloud, What You Don't Know Can Hurt You
Commentary  |  1/20/2011  | 
Inevitably, cloud announcements, like Amazon's introduction of Elastic Beanstalk, sound good, but there are limits.
The Future of Google Docs
Commentary  |  1/20/2011  | 
Docs has become a worthy competitor to Microsoft Office, but its future will rely less on feature parity and more on the value being added to Google's platform in the cloud.
Google Co-Founder Larry Page To Replace Schmidt As CEO
News  |  1/20/2011  | 
Google on Thursday reported Q4 2010 revenues of $8.44 billion, but the bigger news was that co-founder Larry Page will take over as CEO in April, with current chief Eric Schmidt moving out of day to day leadership to become Executive Chairman.
Global CIO: IBM Zings Oracle And HP Over Limited Vision
Commentary  |  1/20/2011  | 
Calling Oracle "a one-trick pony" and saying HP's failed to invest wisely, IBM's hardware chief says IBM's surging hardware revenue is a sign of things to come.
Rackspace Floats Cloud Platform Over U.K.
News  |  1/20/2011  | 
More than 500 customers are already using the open source hosted environment in the United Kingdom.
Amazon Web Services Simplifies App Deployment
News  |  1/19/2011  | 
A service called Elastic Beanstalk aims to serve as an on-ramp to the cloud.
RhoSync Brings Salesforce.com Social Apps To iPhone, Android
News  |  1/19/2011  | 
Version 2.1 delivers integration with Salesforce's Chatter and REST APIs, allowing mobile workers ready access to a company's collaboration applications.
Global CIO: HP & Microsoft Launch Broad Fleet Of Application Appliances
Commentary  |  1/18/2011  | 
The new HP-branded optimized systems are aimed at BI, data warehousing, Exchange, and database consolidation, with one priced at almost $2 million.
Bitrix Brings Collaboration Into Cloud
News  |  1/18/2011  | 
Virtual Appliance 2.0 lets SMBs add social networking to the platforms that host email and customer relationship management.
ShareFile Launches Sync Feature
News  |  1/18/2011  | 
File sharing and storage provider chisels its niche by tailoring features and services to SMBs and ignoring the crowded consumer market.
Navy Halts Server Buys To Facilitate Consolidation
News  |  1/18/2011  | 
The service aims to reduce its data centers by 25%, increase server utilization by 40%, and boost server virtualization by at least 50%.
Global CIO: HP's New Strategy Will Intensify Battles With IBM And Oracle
Commentary  |  1/17/2011  | 
HP will pump up investments in high-growth technologies and shift some top-level managers as part of new CEO Leo Apotheker's growth strategy.
Private Clouds Taking Off
News  |  1/14/2011  | 
Evidence is accumulating that as public clouds gain strength, enterprises are increasingly interested in building their own clouds in the data center.
12 Money Saving Tech Tips For SMBs
Slideshows  |  1/14/2011  | 
Smaller companies are under constant pressure to maximize their performance with minimal resources. However, you can't do business without technology -- and tech means spending money, something there never seems to be quite enough of for growing businesses. You keep a vigilant eye on costs as a matter of course. So you need to be creative to get what you and your employees need -- from phone service to software to desks and chairs -- without busting the budget. No matter what your business needs
Google Promises No Planned Downtime
News  |  1/14/2011  | 
A new service level agreement (SLA) for Google Apps customers strives to make Google's cloud as reliable as dial tone.
53% Midsize Businesses Plan To Increase IT Spend
News  |  1/13/2011  | 
IBM study finds midmarket companies are shifting their primary focus from cost cutting to infrastructure investments, the cloud, and business analytics in 2011.
CES Top 10 Videos: The Great, the Strange, The Comical and the Cool
Slideshows  |  1/13/2011  | 
Looking at the several dozen videos David Berlind, Fritz Nelson and I shot of products and edgy tech at CES, it strikes me that there's no time. No time for most of you out there to sift through all that for the coolest, strangest and oddest or funniest stuff. Which is the point anyway, right? So I spent the afternoon watching all our videos--throwing me back into that insane maelstrom of our running around like madmen/woman shooting videos--and chose what I thought were the best 10 videos based
More Cloud, Fewer Contact Centers Predicted For Feds
News  |  1/13/2011  | 
Work mandated by the Open Government Directive will bring an increase in cloud computing adoption and consolidation of contact centers in 2011, according to research firm IDC.
Global CIO: Inside SAP: 2,500 iPads Are Only The Beginning
Commentary  |  1/13/2011  | 
SAP's CIO says those 2,500 iPads will soon be joined by Blackberry Playbooks and Android devices and more--and here's how he and his team are making it all happen.
Top 10 SMB Predictions For 2011
Slideshows  |  1/12/2011  | 
We dusted off an old piece of tech -- the crystal ball -- to see what the New Year has in store for small and midsize business. 2011 will without a doubt be the year when "trend" becomes "normal" in a variety of business areas, from mobility to virtualization to social marketing. And while certain industry lingo might simply become part of the everyday vocabulary, the term "SMB" itself is likely to be thrown around even more loosely than it was in 2010, by vendors, politicians, and a host of oth
Google Translate Adds Conversation Mode
News  |  1/12/2011  | 
Speakers of English and Spanish can now talk to each other through the intercession of Google Translate.
NetApp To Acquire Storage Optimization Firm Akorri
News  |  1/12/2011  | 
Akorri's BalancePoint analysis software will extend NetApp's OnCommand storage and data management system with tools for improving capacity in virtualized environments.
Google Places App Arrives For iPhone
News  |  1/12/2011  | 
Features previously offered only through Google Maps for Android are now available through an iPhone app.
Global CIO: Microsoft Launching Cloud Attack On Enterprise Stack
Commentary  |  1/12/2011  | 
CEO Steve Ballmer is realigning Microsoft's enterprise products as he prepares to take on IBM, Oracle, and SAP for major enterprise deals.
Pano Logic Introduces Desktop Virtualization Device
News  |  1/11/2011  | 
The "zero footprint" device offers low energy requirements and flexible server-side software that is interoperable with the Citrix, VMWare, and Hyper-V platforms.
Microsoft Needs A Wider Cloud Strategy
Commentary  |  1/11/2011  | 
Bob Muglia, the departing president of Microsoft's Server and Tools Business, crafted a limited cloud approach based on the hand he was dealt. Here's what his successor should do.
Google Chrome Adds WebM Video, Drops H.264
News  |  1/11/2011  | 
The Web video cold war has broken into open conflict.
Google Hosts Online Science Contest
News  |  1/11/2011  | 
The Google Science Fair is open to full-time students between the ages of 13 and 18 with a computer and an Internet connection. Get ready for some serious global competition.
BlackBerry Maker To Filter Web In Indonesia
News  |  1/10/2011  | 
RIM has been given a week to show that it can make its BlackBerry phone compliant with Indonesia's Internet filtering rules.
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