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Content tagged with Cloud Storage posted in October 2013
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IBM Shifts SmartCloud Customers To SoftLayer
News  |  10/31/2013  | 
IBM customers have been notified to move by Jan. 31; IBM SoftLayer unit operates 13 data centers.
Salesforce.com Enables Private App Stores
News  |  10/31/2013  | 
Salesforce Private AppExchange lets you put IT-approved applications in a customizable corporate app store. There's one catch, though.
Amazon Plans 4th California Retail Distribution Facility
News  |  10/30/2013  | 
Online retail giant seeks to foster faster deliveries, including same-day fresh groceries, through modern fulfillment centers.
Nebula, GigaSpaces Team To Ease OpenStack App Migrations
News  |  10/30/2013  | 
Nebula configures the hardware, while GigaSpaces' Cloudify helps prepare complex legacy apps to migrate into an OpenStack private cloud.
Cloud Deployment Debate: Bake Or Bootstrap?
Commentary  |  10/30/2013  | 
Anyone who wants to use a public IaaS provider like Amazon Web Services needs to use machine images. Let's delve into the confusion about how to best use those images.
CareCloud Books Appointment With ZocDoc
News  |  10/29/2013  | 
Cloud practice management and EHR service connects with the consumer-friendly appointment booking service, part of broader platform strategy.
Docker Finds Open Source Success
News  |  10/29/2013  | 
PaaS firm formerly known as dotCloud changes its name to Docker after developers embrace open source Docker.org project.
Cloudera Plans Data Hub Role For Hadoop
News  |  10/29/2013  | 
Cloudera prepares to make Hadoop a central hub and first destination for companies' data. SAS and Apache Spark add data-analysis options.
NTT Invests $875M In U.S. Colocation, Cloud Companies
News  |  10/28/2013  | 
Japanese telecom giant will pay $525 million for Virtela enterprise communications and $350 million for an 80% stake in RagingWire data centers.
Your Cloud Provider Is Not The Boss
Commentary  |  10/28/2013  | 
Cloud providers deliver great infrastructure and applications, but they are not in charge of the entire customer experience. That job still belongs to IT.
Los Angeles Gives Cloud Email Another Chance
News  |  10/28/2013  | 
After an FBI security rule prevented the LAPD from using Google Apps, the city was forced to backpedal from its move to the cloud. Now Los Angeles is trying again.
Datalink Lets Feds Test Drive Cloud
News  |  10/28/2013  | 
New service offers federal agencies a way to evaluate different cloud systems that align with their own configurations before they commit to a provider.
Amazon Web Services Revenue: New Details
News  |  10/24/2013  | 
Amazon reports higher-than-expected revenues in third quarter. Service revenues from AWS represent 84% of the monies in Amazon's long-shrouded "other" balance sheet category, analysts said.
Google App Engine Swings, But OpenStack Is King
News  |  10/24/2013  | 
Cloud users voted with their feet, made OpenStack topics the most popular sessions at Cloud Connect 2013. Here's what they learned.
Google Or Microsoft? Army Users Get Choice
News  |  10/23/2013  | 
Army blanket purchase agreements to buy Google Apps and Microsoft Office 365 licenses offer non-Defense Enterprise Email users a choice of cloud software.
How To Stop Data Copy Sprawl
News  |  10/23/2013  | 
A shotgun approach to backups can lead to copy sprawl -- and weakened security should you ever need to identify the latest data to restore after a loss.
Herding Clouds: IT Faces Its Hybrid Future
News  |  10/23/2013  | 
Wrangling hybrid, multivendor cloud infrastructures is confounding, costly and increasingly critical.
Containers Add New Efficiency To Cloud Computing
Commentary  |  10/23/2013  | 
Why use an entire operating system just to run one application? Containers-as-a-service offer a smarter way to run applications in the cloud.
Cloud Vs. Tough Problems From Business To Weather
News  |  10/23/2013  | 
ZipCar founder Robin Chase and other Cloud Connect 2013 speakers explain how cloud can help solve pressing world problems.
Apple Makes OS X Mavericks Free
News  |  10/22/2013  | 
Apple is offering software at no charge to make its new iPads, MacBook Pro and Mac Pro more appealing.
IBM Creates Federal Cloud Innovation Center
News  |  10/22/2013  | 
Center focuses on encouraging government agencies to adopt open standards for cloud computing.
Cloud Lets You Test Business Ideas Faster
News  |  10/22/2013  | 
Cloud offers a low-risk, high-reward way to rapidly test new business ideas, much like successful fighter pilots can quickly adapt and outpace opponents, says BMC's David Roberts at Cloud Connect.
Microsoft Lands Army Deal For Office 365
News  |  10/21/2013  | 
Army buys 50,000 seat licenses for cloud-based Microsoft Office and collaboration tools.
SAP Sees Payoff In Cloud, Hana Bets
News  |  10/21/2013  | 
SAP reports triple-digit cloud gains, double-digit Hana in-memory platform growth and a gain in market share against rival Oracle.
PaasLane Speeds Cloud App Migrations
News  |  10/20/2013  | 
Cloud Technology Partners launches system that simplifies migrating legacy applications into the generic cloud, says Amazon version is on the way.
Cloud Infrastructure Buyers: Job 1 Is Studying Architecture
News  |  10/18/2013  | 
No two cloud infrastructure vendors are exactly alike.
Google In The Enterprise Survey: Mind The Gaps
News  |  10/18/2013  | 
There's no doubt Google has made headway into businesses: Just 28% discourage or ban use of its productivity products. But progress could stall.
OpenStack Havana Has Amazon-Like Aura
News  |  10/18/2013  | 
OpenStack is building up services fast, including some aspects of platform-as-a-service, in its new Havana release. That increases its appeal as the basis for private cloud in the enterprise.
Cloud Stack Wars: Tough Questions
Commentary  |  10/17/2013  | 
HP, Verizon Terremark and VMware executives back different cloud stacks, leaving us with important private cloud questions. Let's explore some chinks in the armor.
Avoiding Cloud Lock-In
News  |  10/17/2013  | 
Moving data into a cloud service is easier than getting it out. Here's what agencies must consider before signing on the dotted line.
NGA Cloud Demo Shows Power Of Virtual Organizations
News  |  10/17/2013  | 
Disaster relief simulation demonstrates how governments and NGOs, with incompatible technologies, can join forces and collaborate quickly via the cloud.
IBM Hardware Slide Drags Down Q3 Results
News  |  10/17/2013  | 
IBM revenue declines 4.1% as hardware sales sag 16.6%. Unix servers are the loss leader.
Avaya Helps Developers Add Collaboration To Apps
News  |  10/16/2013  | 
Aura Collaboration Environment helps developers put teleconferencing, messaging and other collaboration services directly into business applications.
Fed IT Spending To Rise After 3-Year Decline
News  |  10/16/2013  | 
Spending will increase only some and significant IT challenges remain ahead for government agencies, says TechAmerica Foundation.
Feds Face Cloud Procurement Confusion, Delays
News  |  10/16/2013  | 
Agencies eager to serve public 24/7 look for ways to procure cloud services faster than the usual 12 to 18 months, study finds.
Disruptive Technology: Follow Fight Club Rules
Commentary  |  10/15/2013  | 
Smart IT pros will apply the rules from the movie "Fight Club" to discussions with business colleagues. First rule: You do not talk about disruptive technologies.
Acronis MobilEcho Expands Mobile Security For Feds
News  |  10/15/2013  | 
Apple-compatible mobile file management system permits secure network access, authentication for federal employees.
Salesforce.com Creates Single-Sign-On Cloud
News  |  10/15/2013  | 
Salesforce Identity service connects users to Web and mobile apps through the vendor's cloud platform. But does it fit with Active Directory?
Nirvanix Shutdown: HP Steps In To Move Data
News  |  10/10/2013  | 
HP helps a customer move crucial data out of the Nirvanix cloud, through a migration script and across 200 miles to HP Public Cloud.
IBM Solves Virtual Machine 'Noisy Neighbor' Problem
News  |  10/10/2013  | 
New IBM patent shifts VMs to load balance network bandwidth, making better use of all computing and network resources.
IT Spending Recovers For State, Local Governments
News  |  10/9/2013  | 
State and local government IT spending is nearing 30-year average growth rate after a prolonged slump.
Yahoo Revamps Email To Challenge Gmail
News  |  10/9/2013  | 
Yahoo email nips at Google Gmail with a fresh look, new features and increased storage.
Microsoft's Azure Cloud Move: What It Means
Commentary  |  10/9/2013  | 
Microsoft offers customers an easy roadmap into the cloud through the familiar Windows Server management console.
Exclusive: Infor Steps Up Cloud, E-Commerce Plays
Commentary  |  10/8/2013  | 
CEO Charles Phillips pushes Infor into hot new areas leading with slick new interfaces and cloud deployment on Amazon Web Services.
Microsoft Charges Into Enterprise Cloud Market
News  |  10/8/2013  | 
Microsoft updates Azure, Windows Server and other enterprise products as part of aggressive push into cloud market valued at $2 trillion.
Ubuntu Pushes Open Cloud Platforms
News  |  10/8/2013  | 
Open-source OS Ubuntu is the quiet leader in cloud VM deployments and OpenStack development.
European-American Cloud Conflict: Bad for Business
News  |  10/8/2013  | 
Europe is proposing privacy regulations that directly contradict American law. Business could get caught in the middle.
Google Launches HP Chromebook 11
News  |  10/8/2013  | 
HP Chromebook 11 laptop costs just $279 and can be charged via microUSB.
Microsoft Reveals Azure Cloud For Government Agencies
News  |  10/8/2013  | 
Windows Azure U.S. Government Cloud will meet Defense Department security standards in a multi-tenant environment.
SeaMicro Behind 'Revolutionary' New Verizon Cloud Servers
News  |  10/7/2013  | 
AMD-owned SeaMicro says cloud server technology it developed with Verizon is more energy efficient and can be managed as easily as on-site hardware.
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