News & Commentary
Content tagged with Cloud Storage posted in December 2012
Feds Issue First Cloud Services Security Authorization
News  |  12/28/2012  | 
FedRAMP, which aims to make it easier and more cost-effective for government agencies to adopt cloud services, is now officially open for business with the authorization of Autonomic Resources ARC-P service.
Nokia Lumia 810 A Win For T-Mobile
News  |  12/27/2012  | 
The Nokia Lumia 810 is an excellent, if not top-of-the-line Windows Phone available on T-Mobile. It's reasonably priced, has a top-notch camera and intriguing software, including two music apps that stream free tunes, "augmented reality" to show you what points of interest are right in front of you, and Nokia's highly-regarded maps. It also has a screen that's clearly a class or two below the best ones on the market, such as the iPhone 5. If you want a better screen on a Windows Phone, choose th
Amazon Outage Scrooges Netflix, Heroku
News  |  12/27/2012  | 
Amazon Web Services suffers a second holiday services disruption and the fourth outage of 2012.
5 Cloud App Trends To Expect In 2013
Commentary  |  12/27/2012  | 
We'll see more mobile options and embedded analytics, of course, but surprises will include growth in financial apps and big-data insights.
Cloud Jobs: 7 Million In 3 Years, IDC Says
News  |  12/21/2012  | 
Microsoft-sponsored IDC report says there are currently 1.7 million open cloud positions just waiting to be filled.
Red Hat Buys ManageIQ, Gains Hybrid Cloud Tools
News  |  12/20/2012  | 
Red Hat will pay $104 million to fill out self-provisioning and performance management for its virtualization environment, get multi-hypervisor capability.
Best Of InformationWeek 2012: 12 Must-Reads
News  |  12/20/2012  | 
Catch up on the best of what InformationWeek had to offer this year, from profiles of top CIOs to investigations of tech security gone wrong.
CloudVelocity Seeks To Champion Enterprise Hybrid Cloud
News  |  12/19/2012  | 
Startup maps out applications, creates clones and moves them to cloud data center.
Oracle Q2 Results: Ellison Spins On Sun
Commentary  |  12/19/2012  | 
CEO Larry Ellison talks up Oracle's Sun acquisition even as hardware sales slide 23%. Software sales rise.
Teambox Bundles Box Storage With Social Collaboration
News  |  12/17/2012  | 
Project-oriented social collaboration tool Teambox offers Box integration along with 15 gigabytes per user of free storage.
Cloud Computing: Best And Worst News Of 2012
Commentary  |  12/17/2012  | 
What were the key developments for enterprise cloud computing this year? Let's look at four big wins -- and three setbacks.
7 Ways Outsourcing Has Changed
Commentary  |  12/17/2012  | 
The old role of outsourcers -- doing repetitive stuff overseas because it is a lot cheaper -- is history. See what's coming to take its place.
Amazon Details Cloud Bills By The Hour
News  |  12/14/2012  | 
AWS uses operational data to deposit hourly usage information in a customer's S3 storage account. Customers can request alerts when thresholds are crossed.
Dell's 'Transformation': Customers Speak
News  |  12/14/2012  | 
Michael Dell says his company has become a full-fledged provider of end-to-end IT services -- but do customers agree?
Google Shuts Down 11 Services
News  |  12/14/2012  | 
Google continues to weed out less popular products in order to "put more wood behind fewer arrows."
CA's New CEO Faces Big Balancing Act
News  |  12/13/2012  | 
Michael Gregoire expected to set a more entrepreneurial style as CA continues transition from mainframe products to cloud and virtual systems.
Corona Labs Corrals A Cloud
News  |  12/13/2012  | 
Corona acquires Game Minion to help gaming app developers connect to backend services.
Optimization Is Key To Federal Data Center Overhaul
News  |  12/13/2012  | 
Government agencies must raise server utilization and efficiency as they squeeze more computer processing into less physical space.
Michael Dell, Bill Clinton Share The Stage
News  |  12/13/2012  | 
Dell World: The new Dell is here, and CEO Dell and former President Clinton look to technology's role in the future.
How To Decommission BYOD Mobile Devices
News  |  12/12/2012  | 
Employees with smartphones and tablets used in a BYOD scenario often leave confidential data on them when they replace them with new devices. This is a big mistake and exposes the company to great risk. Here's how to establish a policy for securely moving forward with a new BYOD device.
Glide Apps Coming To Windows, Android, iOS
News  |  12/12/2012  | 
TransMedia's Glide media sharing service has reinvented itself for the app world.
Michael Dell: Our Transformation Is Complete
News  |  12/12/2012  | 
Dell CEO goes one-on-one with InformationWeek to discuss his company's future in software, services, servers, tablets and PCs -- but not smartphones.
SugarSync Adds Search, Collaboration To Cloud Storage
News  |  12/12/2012  | 
SugarSync CEO describes new features, takes questions on cloud security in the latest episode of InformationWeek Valley View.
How The USO Makes Most Of Cloud
News  |  12/11/2012  | 
IT strategy behind the USO's mission to support American troops worldwide includes carefully-built business cases for cloud projects.
Google's Motorola Acquisition: All About The Patents
Commentary  |  12/11/2012  | 
Slew of facility closures and divestitures prove that Google was never interested in Motorola's hardware business.
Red Hat Speeds Up Open Source Virtualization Race
News  |  12/10/2012  | 
KVM-based Enterprise Virtualization 3.1 enables extra-large virtual machines and better live migration across more storage systems than before.
DOE, National Labs Reveal Sweeping Cloud Strategy
News  |  12/10/2012  | 
Strategy outlines dozens of innovative initiatives underway or planned at the Department of Energy and the 22 national laboratories.
Savvis Cloud Storage Takes On Amazon, Google
News  |  12/9/2012  | 
Savvis Symphony Cloud Storage marries data center management expertise with CenturyLink's networking savvy to simplify data replication and increase disaster recovery reliability.
Google Apps No Longer Free For Businesses
News  |  12/7/2012  | 
Paid version of Google Apps suits businesses better, Google insists.
IBM Launches Cloud Docs; Eyes Google, Microsoft
News  |  12/7/2012  | 
IBM gets serious about becoming a player in end-user cloud services for the enterprise.
Why Amazon's Cloud Business Is Like Kindle Sales
Commentary  |  12/6/2012  | 
Amazon Web Services is cheap upfront, and Amazon only gets paid if people keep using it, CEO Bezos says.
Outlook 2013: IT Is Still Too Internally Focused
News  |  12/6/2012  | 
Tech spending is looking up, but IT must focus more on customers and less on internal systems.
Google Nexus 10: Dazzling Display, Great For Work & Play
News  |  12/6/2012  | 
I praised Google's first Nexus-branded Android tablet, the 7-inch Nexus 7 as the "best bang for the buck of any tablet available" in my last review. Last month, Google began shipping its first 10-inch Nexus, so I wondered, does it follow in the footsteps of its smaller sibling?
Big Backup Challenge Of Medium-Size Data Centers
Commentary  |  12/6/2012  | 
Heavy on virtualization, but stuck with a legacy backup solution? Here's how to choose a virtualization-friendly backup app.
Mark Hurd Interview: Oracle Leading Or Following?
Commentary  |  12/6/2012  | 
Oracle President Mark Hurd talks strategy with InformationWeek's Fritz Nelson and some CIO customers. Watch the interview and read our analysis.
Amazon Redshift Leaves On-Premises Opening, Says ParAccel
News  |  12/6/2012  | 
Amazon's new Redshift data warehousing service is billed as a game changer, but the supplier of its underlying database says lots of customers won't go for the cloud service.
EMC, VMware Team To Woo Cloud Developers
News  |  12/4/2012  | 
Can Pivotal Initiative partnership successfully merge scattered open source code with proprietary code for next-gen cloud apps?
Cloud Collaboration Tools: Big Hopes, Big Needs
Commentary  |  12/4/2012  | 
Cloud-based collaboration tools give enterprises valuable advantages, but vendors must step up now to answer some key questions on security and integration.
Microsoft Dynamics App Updates: What's Missing
News  |  12/4/2012  | 
Microsoft's latest Dynamics AX, GP and CRM upgrades pack plenty of new features, but promised cloud, mobile and marketing options have been delayed.
Salesforce: Every Developer A SaaS Vendor
News  |  12/3/2012  | 
Salesforce.com's Heroku unit is making it easier for Salesforce app developers to become SaaS vendors on their own.
SAP Clings To A Dated Cloud Apps Strategy
Commentary  |  12/3/2012  | 
As cloud vendors Salesforce.com, NetSuite and Workday look toward larger companies, SAP courts small and midsize firms.
Nokia Denies Android Rumors
News  |  12/2/2012  | 
A Sunday rumor, based on a job posting, led to speculation that Nokia was working on an Android phone. Nokia denies the rumor. The company has jumped into the Windows Phone pool and is focusing there.


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