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Content tagged with Cloud Storage posted in November 2011
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How Netflix, Zynga Beat Amazon Cloud Failure
News  |  11/30/2011  | 
When Amazon Web Services crashed in April, Netflix and Zynga kept operating because they designed their systems to accommodate that possibility.
Android Owners Get 50 GB Cloud Storage From Box
News  |  11/30/2011  | 
Offer for LG Android phone users mirrors Box offer for iPhone and iPad owners, announced in October.
VMware's Best And Worst Moves Of 2011
Commentary  |  11/30/2011  | 
Virtualization market leader VMware launched several bold initiatives in 2011--and made several missteps.
Salesforce.com Steps Past CRM, Into Social Marketing
News  |  11/30/2011  | 
Radian6-powered services help companies capture, decipher, and respond to customer interactions across Facebook, Twitter, and other social networks.
New Hybrid Drives Shift The Storage Picture
News  |  11/29/2011  | 
A new generation of hybrid flash RAM/hard disk drive from Seagate makes near-SSD performance available at a reasonable price.
Office 365 Gets 30 New Features
News  |  11/29/2011  | 
Microsoft takes aim at Google Apps with Windows Phone 7.5 (Mango) and Mac support, as well as easier-to-manage security tools.
Cloud Computing's Unintended Consequences
Commentary  |  11/29/2011  | 
Wise CIOs will gravitate toward services, become more data-driven, and factor more frequent usage spikes into their capacity planning.
Your Next Storage System
Commentary  |  11/29/2011  | 
IT managers should be making plans to update their storage infrastructure in 2012. Consider these tips to sort through all the new features, capabilities, and options.
Obama Orders Agencies To Move Records To Cloud
News  |  11/29/2011  | 
White House tells federal agencies to improve records management by considering new electronic alternatives.
Private Cloud Choices Grow For SMBs
News  |  11/29/2011  | 
Public cloud-wary midsize businesses can leverage KnowledgeTree's document management tools for online file sharing and storage.
Dropbox For Teams Addresses Business Needs
News  |  11/28/2011  | 
The file sync service is already widely used in business, but it's only beginning to address team collaboration and IT control.
Seagate Boosts Speed, Capacity Of Hybrid SSD
News  |  11/28/2011  | 
Momentus XT features 8 GB of solid state memory, 750 GB of storage, and can improve boot-up speed by as much as 65% over conventional hard drives, the company said.
HP Launches Storage Systems For Backup, Archiving
News  |  11/28/2011  | 
HP storage systems are designed to boost data deduplication performance, enhance archiving of unstructured data in Microsoft environments.
VMware's Cloud Foundry Ranked Top Developer Platform
Commentary  |  11/23/2011  | 
New VMware kid on the PaaS block takes "best overall" honors, while Google App Engine is best public and IBM SmartCloud best private cloud platform in Evans Data survey.
Google's Graveyard: Dead Products Of 2011
News  |  11/23/2011  | 
As CEO Larry Page puts more wood behind fewer arrows, products continue to disappear.
Trend Micro Offers Secure Cloud Storage For Workgroups
News  |  11/23/2011  | 
Though pricey, Trend Micro's SafeSync for Business has better security and service guarantees than other cloud-collaboration apps.
How SSDs Solved One Company's IT Performance Problems
News  |  11/23/2011  | 
When rapid growth overwhelmed AlphaStaff's ERP system, a switch to solid state drives was the answer to its capacity crisis.
Examine The True Cost Of Storage Performance
Commentary  |  11/23/2011  | 
Boosting performance in a data center involves more than just adding more hard disks. Here are key factors to consider.
Amazon's New Data Center Could Save You Money
News  |  11/22/2011  | 
With Oregon data center, Amazon Web Services gives West Coast infrastructure-as-a-service customers a 10% price break.
Verizon Service Blends Call Center, Customer Service
News  |  11/22/2011  | 
Verizon touts its cloud-based offering as a one-stop-shop solution, but enterprises should carefully consider which contact services to outsource.
Treasury Dept. Gives FOIA A Technology Makeover
News  |  11/22/2011  | 
Department deploys cloud-based tools to manage and fulfill freedom of information requests.
Whiteboard Tutorial: FCoE Benefits & Drivers
News  |  11/21/2011  | 
In Part 3 of our Fibre Channel over Ethernet Whiteboard Tutorial series, analyst George Crump talks about the benefits & drivers behind FCoE, including simplified infrastructure, easier management, better performance, & guarantees for critical apps.
Whiteboard Tutorial: FCoE - The Necessary Elements
News  |  11/21/2011  | 
In part 2 of our FCoE Whiteboard series Storage Switzerland's George Crump discusses some of the elements of a fibre channel over ethernet infrastructure, covering both the converged network adapter and the switch.
Whiteboard Tutorial: What is FCoE?
News  |  11/21/2011  | 
In part 1 of our FCoE Whiteboard series Storage Switzerland's George Crump explains the benefits of FCoE, namely the reduction of cabling and network cards in servers, the subsequent costs savings & convergence of infrastructure management.
ReviewCam: Sychron's Virtual Desktop Management
News  |  11/21/2011  | 
Our hands-on evaluation of Sychron's virtual desktop management revealed a product that is adept at automating the rapid provisioning and the ongoing management of VMWare ESC and Microsoft Hyper-V environments.
Reviewcam: Ironscale's Bare Metal in the Cloud
News  |  11/21/2011  | 
There are plenty of cloud services, but many rely on virtual processes running on shared systems. Stratascale's Ironscale lets you provision bare metal services. Mike Fratto provides a hands-on review of how it works and what you can do with it.
First Mover Advantage: Risk-Reward
News  |  11/21/2011  | 
A panel of CIOs talk about making big bets on technology -- mobile, social, cloud and more -- and how it has helped their organizations move quicker on behalf of customers and employees.
“Big Data, Big Decisions, Big Impact" - Michael Dell speaks with IWTV at Web 2.0 Summit
News  |  11/21/2011  | 
Michael Dell, founder and CEO of Dell Inc., speaks with IWTV about how to distill Big Data into something meaningful and translate it into customers. David Berlind interviews Dell while at Web 2.0 Summit in San Francisco, 2011.
How To Recover Your Data In Minutes
Commentary  |  11/21/2011  | 
One option to speed data recovery: Use a system that can spawn virtual machines and recover the failed host plus its data.
CA's 3Tera AppLogic Graphically Deploys Stacks To Data Centers
News  |  11/21/2011  | 
At Cloud Connect 2011 in Silicon Valley, TechWeb's David Berlind gets a demonstration of CA's recently acquired 3Tera AppLogic graphical private cloud deployment tool.
FedEx CIO Rob Carter: Dominant Design
News  |  11/21/2011  | 
One of the world's well-known CIOs provides an in depth look at how FedEx is building its data centers of the future. Carter discusses the trend toward "dominant design" -- the ability to leverage standards for speed and competitive advantage.
Whose Job Is Virtualization Security?
Commentary  |  11/21/2011  | 
The adage "When everyone's in charge, no one's in charge" applies all too well to private cloudified networks.
Should Postal Service Offer Email, Online Storage?
News  |  11/21/2011  | 
USPS Inspector General urges development of digital services so postal service can take advantage of Internet economy and ease some of its financial woes.
Managing Identity Effectively in the Cloud
News  |  11/21/2011  | 
With thousands of cloud services proliferating on the Internet, managing identity becomes a real challenge for most of us.
First Mover Advantage: Risk-Reward
News  |  11/18/2011  | 
A panel of CIOs talk about making big bets on technology -- mobile, social, cloud and more -- and how it has helped their organizations move quicker on behalf of customers and employees.
Sir Ken Robinson: Creativity Through Technology
News  |  11/18/2011  | 
Sir Ken Robinson, an innovator and educator, talks to the InformationWeek 500 audience about the role technology is playing in changing our culture. "Technology is not leaving us alone, it's getting right in the middle of things," he says.
OpenSocial Makes Enterprise Inroads, Moves To "2.0"
News  |  11/18/2011  | 
The OpenSocial Foundation made a showing at the Enterprise 2.0 Conference in Boston to demonstrate that it was not only alive and well, but graduating to Version 2.0; a version that federates collaboration platforms networks for enterprises.
First Mover Advantage: Risk-Reward
News  |  11/18/2011  | 
A panel of CIOs talk about making big bets on technology -- mobile, social, cloud and more -- and how it has helped their organizations move quicker on behalf of customers and employees.
President & CEO of eBay, John Donahoe, describes the future
News  |  11/18/2011  | 
John Donahoe, President & CEO of eBay, describes the scale and intensity of e-commerce. With the growing scale of e-commerce, John describes the changes that will need to be embraced by the retail market and the future of internet based sales.
Bill Gross, founder of Idealab, introduces his new company - Chime.in
News  |  11/18/2011  | 
Chime.in is a new customizable platform for websites to limit, expand, and share information and media.
Microsoft Cloud Exec Is New Washington State CIO
News  |  11/17/2011  | 
Windows Azure vet Bharat Shiyam steps into the middle of a major state agency consolidation and a massive data center build as Washington's new state CIO.
Solaris 11 Supports Two Forms Of Virtualization
News  |  11/17/2011  | 
Oracle's first update of Sun's Unix includes support for Oracle VM hypervisor and Solaris Zones.
Hardware Glitch Knocks DISA Website Offline
News  |  11/17/2011  | 
The agency's public website and some internal applications have been unavailable since Saturday, when a SAN disk pool failed.
VMware vCloud Connector 1.5 Adds Search Power
News  |  11/17/2011  | 
Free upgrade for vSphere and vCloud Director users includes search function to help you easily locate virtual workloads.
Storage System Maxed Out? Try Virtualization
Commentary  |  11/17/2011  | 
Storage virtualization can let you use multiple storage systems and manage them as if they were one.
Google Music: 7 Key Facts
News  |  11/16/2011  | 
In contrast with Apple and Amazon, Google isn't charging for its cloud-based music storage and streaming service.
Under Pressure, Pentagon Adopts New IT Strategy
News  |  11/16/2011  | 
The CIO of the Department of Defense has devised an ambitious IT plan that aims to help the military branches cope with billions of dollars in budget cuts.
Google Fixes Bug In iOS App For Gmail
News  |  11/16/2011  | 
iOS device users once again have a native Gmail app to call their own, and Google says its even better than the first version.
It's A New Dell
Commentary  |  11/16/2011  | 
Michael Dell talks customer outcomes, not infrastructure, as he sits down with InformationWeek editors--but he's got plenty of PC fight left in him.
7 Health Education Tools For Patients
Slideshows  |  11/16/2011  | 
Patients can benefit by getting a variety of healthcare information electronically--as these seven options prove. The tools also help healthcare organizations comply with the HITECH Act Meaningful Use requirements.
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