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Content tagged with Cloud Storage posted in February 2011
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DataStax Preps Launch Of Cassandra Management Interface
News  |  2/28/2011  | 
OpsCenter, now in beta, will make it easier to implement the open source, NoSQL system used to manage big data at Netflix, Twitter, and Facebook, said the company's CEO.
GDC: Google Woos Game Makers
News  |  2/28/2011  | 
The Web as a platform remains a work-in-progress, but Google wants game developers to climb on board.
SeaMicro Launches Low Power Server With Atom Chips
News  |  2/28/2011  | 
Intel's 256 Atom N570 dual-core processors power servers optimized to run applications that process high-volumes of small Web transactions such as in online gaming and social networks.
Siemens Introduces OpenScape Cloud Services
News  |  2/28/2011  | 
The cloud communications services for SMBs and enterprises that don't want to manage the technology were unveiled at Enterprise Connect.
Enterprise Connect: Verizon Announces Cloud Unified Collaboration
News  |  2/28/2011  | 
The telco's Unified Communications & Collaboration-as-a-Service will be able to switch calls between mobile phones and IP desk phones.
Google Gmail Messages Go Missing
News  |  2/28/2011  | 
Google has been racing to restore messages for Gmail users following a service disruption on Sunday.
VA To Migrate Email To The Cloud
News  |  2/28/2011  | 
The agency is seeking a contractor to move 600,000 employees to a hosted system through a project it's calling the "Big 4."
Global CIO: iPad Versus Motorola Xoom: Apps Give Apple Huge Advantage
Commentary  |  2/27/2011  | 
In considering new Android and Blackberry tablets, CIOs need to focus on the numbers that matter: how many apps, and price of device.
Amazon Launches CloudFormation To Simplify App Deployment
News  |  2/25/2011  | 
The service automates building virtual workloads for EC2, much like Kaavo CEO's says it does for Amazon, VMware, and other public and private clouds.
SMBs Stymied By Virtualization Backup
News  |  2/25/2011  | 
Virtual environments may cause disaster recovery headaches for smaller companies if not handled with same urgency as physical systems, says Acronis.
Amazon's EC2 Adds Zeus Load Balancer For SMBs
News  |  2/24/2011  | 
Amazon's Elastic Compute Cloud incorporates a low cost option for spreading a workload over servers from Zeus Technology.
Intel's Thunderbolt Speeds Connections
News  |  2/24/2011  | 
Debuting in Apple's MacBook Pros, the high-speed PC connection technology, previously codenamed Light Peak, provides data transfer speeds much faster than USB 3.0 and FireWire.
Local Governments Embrace The Cloud Faster Than Feds
News  |  2/24/2011  | 
State and local governments are moving more quickly than their federal counterparts to adopt Web-based services, according to a Microsoft executive.
Google Turns Office Into Google Apps Client
News  |  2/24/2011  | 
With software to subvert Office and a test drive program to tempt businesses into the cloud, Google is aiming right at Microsoft's heart.
Watson's Jeopardy Win A Victory For Mankind
Commentary  |  2/23/2011  | 
The IBM supercomputer not only beat the quiz show's most successful human contestants, but also showed what skilled researchers will be able to do as they tackle big problems in the future.
Global CIO: HP CEO Apotheker Is Betting The Farm
Commentary  |  2/23/2011  | 
Leo Apotheker's silence has raised lots of uncertainty about HP, but he says a March 14 event will make everything clear. He'd better be right.
Cisco Terminates Cloud Email Service
News  |  2/23/2011  | 
Cisco Mail is being shut down, but the company assures customers that it remains committed to collaboration services.
Microsoft Unveils Public Sector Cloud Deals
News  |  2/23/2011  | 
Business Productivity Online Suite and Windows Azure are among the hosted services that will be delivered to regional and local government customers.
SMB Cloud Market Worth $8.6 Billion
News  |  2/23/2011  | 
Hosted infrastructure and services for U.S. smaller companies have an additional $13 billion of room to grow, according to a Parallels report.
Cloud Connect To Tackle Challenges For The Enterprise
Commentary  |  2/22/2011  | 
The second-annual event will bring together strong advocates of cloud computing from Amazon, Cisco Systems, Rackspace, eBay, Cloudscaling, and others for a four-day conference.
Acer Unveils Servers, Storage for U.S. Market
News  |  2/22/2011  | 
Sixteen servers, including tower, rack, and blade models will be available with three- or five-year onsite service contracts from the Taiwan-based computer maker.
Amazon Challenges Netflix With Streaming Service
News  |  2/22/2011  | 
Amazon Prime subscribers will gain access to streamed movies at no additional cost.
Global CIO: iPad Becoming Kingmaker For Enterprise Apps
Commentary  |  2/22/2011  | 
iPad's success in business market underscores critical need for competitors to match soaring downloads of iPad-ready enterprise apps.
Healthcare Heads Toward The Cloud
Commentary  |  2/21/2011  | 
Healthcare has been slower than most industries to embrace cloud computing, but that's starting to change.
Google Chrome 10 Beta Released
News  |  2/18/2011  | 
The race to build the fastest browser continues.
Promise Adds SMB Storage Devices
News  |  2/17/2011  | 
RAID manufacturer steps up to small business market with two NAS units targeted to companies dissatisfied with consumer or SOHO options.
Google Makes Search Results Social
News  |  2/17/2011  | 
Taking another swing at social networking, Google aims to add friend-generated content to your searches.
How To Reduce IT Service Costs In The Cloud
Commentary  |  2/17/2011  | 
In the shift from on-premises software to cloud computing, IT teams are still paying consulting and support fees that may be unnecessary. That's about to change.
Report Blames Northrop Grumman For Virginia Outages
News  |  2/16/2011  | 
A review of the week-long statewide network outage said it was caused by a combination of human error, faulty hardware, and a failure to follow best practices.
Federal IT Budget Reflects Strategic Cuts, Innovation Investment
News  |  2/16/2011  | 
Federal CIO Vivek Kundra says government will slash IT budgets where projects aren't working, while spending more on innovation.
Google Subscription Service Undercuts Apple
News  |  2/16/2011  | 
With Google Checkout, publishers will be able to sell digital content on the Web and on devices using a variety of business models.
Government Technologist: The $1 Trillion Question
Commentary  |  2/16/2011  | 
Six powerful CEOs have a big idea for improving government efficiency--but could it possibly work?
IBM Introduces Workload-Optimized Data Center Systems
News  |  2/16/2011  | 
The zEnterprise BladeCenter Extension adds functionality to IBM's mainframe system, allowing integration and management of Power 7 and x86 blade servers.
Unisys Intros Cloud Based App Modernization
News  |  2/16/2011  | 
Service-oriented architecture approach aims to reduce cost, complexity of updating legacy federal software.
Adaptive Adds Automated Provisioning To Moab Suite
News  |  2/15/2011  | 
Moab 6.0 can automatically initiate live migration of virtual machines and distribute workloads across a server cluster.
The $1 Trillion Federal IT Challenge
Commentary  |  2/15/2011  | 
The CEOs of IBM, Dell, and other tech companies say the U.S. government can reap huge savings from IT-driven initiatives, but their ambitious plan has virtually no chance of success.
Skytap Adds Secure Connections For Hybrid Cloud Computing
News  |  2/14/2011  | 
A self-provisioning system and secure networking links lets IT administrators easily build connections between a corporate data center and a virtual Skytap data center.
Global CIO: Cisco Zapped By Destructive Power Of Innovation
Commentary  |  2/14/2011  | 
While John Chambers's company has branched far beyond its networking roots, that core business has stumbled—and competitors are pouncing.
Dell Introduces PowerEdge Server With Latest Opteron Processor
News  |  2/14/2011  | 
The "hyperscale-inspired server," intended for high-performance computing applications such as video rendering, virtualization, and electronic design automation, uses AMD 12-core chips and can deliver can deliver a maximum of 96 cores in a 2U rack.
Leading Developers Dismiss Charge That Cloud Is 'Vapor'
Commentary  |  2/14/2011  | 
Hadoop originator Doug Cutting, NASA CIO Chris Kemp, and other cloud pioneers defended cloud computing during a CTO Forum panel and pointed to an emerging generation of enterprise applications.
Obama's Budget Boosts IT Spending 1.3%
News  |  2/14/2011  | 
The President's 2012 budget includes $79.5 billion in federal IT spending, including a significant amount of new spending on cybersecurity.
Global CIO: HP Mobile Dump Of Microsoft Is Brilliant
Commentary  |  2/13/2011  | 
HP and Microsoft must forge a partnership whose future transcends the PC business—will their egos let them?
Enterprise Collaboration Meets The Super Bowl
Commentary  |  2/11/2011  | 
Salesforce.com's creative halftime promotion for its Chatter app was a major moment for social software on multiple levels
White House Issues Federal Cloud Strategy
News  |  2/11/2011  | 
The Federal Cloud Computing Strategy seeks to accelerate federal cloud adoption by detailing benefits, outlining a deployment framework, and describing agencies' roles and responsibilities.
Global CIO: Sam Palmisano Reveals Secret Behind IBM's Century Of Success
Commentary  |  2/10/2011  | 
IBM's chairman describes the power of culture and long-term thinking in his inaugural speech commemorating IBM's 100th birthday.
Microsoft Internet Explorer 9 RC Arrives
News  |  2/10/2011  | 
Despite talk about using IE9 to appreciate the beauty of the Web, Microsoft is wielding IE9 to defend the Windows empire.
SuccessFactors Reports 4Q Loss On Higher Expenses
News  |  2/10/2011  | 
Record quarterly revenue and billings weren't enough to bring the software-as-a-service vendor to profitability.
Global CIO: Oracle's Mark Hurd Calls Out Deadly IT Strategies
Commentary  |  2/9/2011  | 
Hurd outlined several world-shaking trends while speaking with some of Oracle's largest financial-services customers and prospects.
Under the Radar Conference To Prove (Again) Why CIOs Must Work With Startups
Commentary  |  2/9/2011  | 
If you think it's too risky to do business with startups, think again. Some of the biggest brands in the world are placing their IT bets with startups and the Under the Radar conference is where they get to find and vet them.
HP's iPad Competitor Faces Tough Odds
Commentary  |  2/9/2011  | 
The TouchPad runs the latest version of Palm webOS, and seems to check off all the must-have features, but can HP's device compete with Apple's tablet?
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