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Content tagged with Cloud Storage posted in March 2013
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Nebula One Debuts: OpenStack As Hardware
News  |  3/29/2013  | 
Until now, OpenStack has appeared in the marketplace as a set of components in major Linux distributions. The Nebula One hardware appliance aims to simplify private cloud.
Office 365 Gets Thumbs Up In Kansas City
News  |  3/28/2013  | 
Microsoft is talking up new fans in local government, such as Kansas City, Mo., which expects to save $600,000 annually with Office 365 suite.
City IT Can Sidestep Colocation Danger
News  |  3/28/2013  | 
Colocation services, like cloud services, offer big benefits for cities, as long as performance levels and security are nailed in place.
Compare Cloud Service Prices With New Tool
News  |  3/28/2013  | 
Cloud service prices change frequently. PlanForCloud, a free online tool, tracks those changes and calculates your potential deployment costs with six different providers.
BlackBerry Balance - The Real Reason To Buy It
Slideshows  |  3/27/2013  | 
The BlackBerry Z10 is a good phone, but it doesn't get really cool until you use it as both your work and personal phone. BlackBerry 10 has a series of features the company calls "BlackBerry Balance," to make both roles work well and to protect each from the other.
Amazon CloudHSM Aims To Ease Security Worries
News  |  3/26/2013  | 
Amazon Web Services adds security appliance to keep encryption keys out of common infrastructure, help public cloud users comply with strict compliance regulations.
EMC, VMware Prep Big Data Analytics Spinoff
News  |  3/26/2013  | 
Pivotal unit, set to launch April 1, will integrate an unusual and powerful set of software components into a single big data platform.
GDC: Facebook Insists Gaming Is Growing
News  |  3/26/2013  | 
Facebook's gaming revenue may have disappointed in recent quarters, but the company says more people are playing and paying than ever before.
Netflix's Cloud Contest: More Companies Should Follow Suit
Commentary  |  3/26/2013  | 
The economics of open innovation are too compelling to ignore.
Public Cloud Concerns Remain Strong: Survey
News  |  3/25/2013  | 
Users still prefer private, but worries about public cloud security and integration may be unwarranted, finds Everest Group in report to be presented at Cloud Connect.
How Netflix Is Ruining Cloud Computing
Commentary  |  3/25/2013  | 
A laser focus on Amazon Web Services and seeming disregard for next-gen best practices could spell lock-in, and derail real IaaS competition.
Big Data's Dark Side
News  |  3/25/2013  | 
Big data has the power to revolutionize society, but also to become Big Brother, warns new book.
OpenStack Deployment Tool Goes Open Source
News  |  3/22/2013  | 
Mirantis Fuel may prove a game changer by accelerating launch pace of OpenStack private clouds inside enterprises.
New Web Domain Names: Should You Pass?
News  |  3/22/2013  | 
Plenty of organizations remain in the dark about the flood of new Internet addresses about to become available later this year. Here's what you need to know.
Oracle's Bad Quarter Is Self-Inflicted
Commentary  |  3/22/2013  | 
Big egos and poor execution are behind Oracle's uneven financial performance.
Joyent Offers NoSQL Database As A Service
News  |  3/22/2013  | 
Infrastructure provider Joyent teams up with Cloudant to provide a scalable, NoSQL database as a service.
Corona Labs Launches Corona Cloud
News  |  3/21/2013  | 
Corona Labs wants to provide backend services for mobile apps.
Amazon-CIA Deal Would Fit Intel Community Strategy
News  |  3/21/2013  | 
Reported deal for Amazon to help develop CIA's private cloud infrastructure squares with intelligence community strategy to work with public cloud vendors.
Apple, Dropbox Lead Cloud Storage Market
News  |  3/21/2013  | 
Music and video are pushing cloud storage into the mainstream, Strategy Analytics study finds. But where's Microsoft?
Big Data Strategy Lacking At European Enterprises
News  |  3/21/2013  | 
Interxion study finds that only 25% of large European organizations have developed a business plan for big data. What's stopping them?
Microsoft Gains Enterprise Clout With ERP, CRM
Commentary  |  3/21/2013  | 
Spotlighting high-profile customers like Revlon and Dell, Microsoft talks up its prowess with ERP consolidation, CRM-integrated marketing.
Google Keep Arrives, But For How Long?
News  |  3/20/2013  | 
Will Google Keep be kept? Plans to discontinue Google Reader have users worried about Google's new answer to Evernote.
Accenture's 7 Tech Trends Driving Digital Business
Commentary  |  3/20/2013  | 
From customer relationships to cloud, and why mobile isn't one of them.
Virtual Machine Recovery Keeps Improving
Commentary  |  3/20/2013  | 
Thanks to technologies like changed block recovery, downtime is becoming a thing of the past.
Office 365: Why A Law Firm Switched
News  |  3/20/2013  | 
A lawyer-slash-IT chief explains how his 14-person law firm is realizing good ROI after its move to Microsoft Office 365.
How Should We Measure Clouds?
Commentary  |  3/20/2013  | 
Too often, IT pros start at the bottom and work up. In the cloud, we need to look at the business model and set metrics from there.
Pathology Network Offers Global Remote Diagnostic Services
News  |  3/19/2013  | 
New PathCentral Pathology Network enables remote consultation and image sharing via cloud, with hopes to address specialist shortages in developing regions.
Chromebook Availability Expands Amid Sales Questions
News  |  3/19/2013  | 
Google made its Chromebook computers available in six more countries Tuesday; precise sales figures remain a mystery.
Samsung? BlackBerry? Who Will Win the Containerization Wars?
Commentary  |  3/19/2013  | 
Mobile Application Management vendors all perform containerization, wrapping apps in a security management layer of code. 3rd parties like Box that distribute lots of apps would want to be able to distribute a wrapped version in the app stores, but every MAM vendor uses a different wrapper. Will one win out? Is there a role for standards?
IBM OpenStack Adoption Ushers In New Cloud Era
News  |  3/18/2013  | 
IBM's embrace of OpenStack could hasten widespread adoption of an industry cloud standard.
Google 'Keep' App Outed: Beware Evernote?
News  |  3/18/2013  | 
Screenshots of an unreleased Google service called Keep suggest that the company will return to providing users with a note taking app.
Google's 10 Best Gags, Pranks And Easter Eggs
Slideshows  |  3/18/2013  | 
The search giant knows a good laugh when it sees one. Here are 10 great examples of Google's goofy side.
9 More Cloud Computing Pioneers
Slideshows  |  3/18/2013  | 
These industry leaders helped propel cloud computing to the forefront of technology innovation.
Google Investigates Google Drive Disruption
News  |  3/18/2013  | 
Google acknowledges that its cloud software and file storage platform is experiencing problems.
BlackBerry Z10 Hands-On: First Impressions
Slideshows  |  3/18/2013  | 
BlackBerry 10 — not just the phones, but the BlackBerry Enterprise Server 10 software — will make or break the former smartphone giant. BYTE obtained an BlackBerry Z10 for evaluation. We haven't yet tested the most interesting enterprise features, but some features of the phone, especially the predictive soft keyboard, have already won us over.
EMC, IBM Reportedly Pursue Cloud Supplier SoftLayer
News  |  3/15/2013  | 
Dallas-based SoftLayer has become an acquisition target; its cloud technology could help EMC or IBM compete with Amazon Web Services.
Cisco CTO: Internet Of Everything Much More Than SDN
News  |  3/15/2013  | 
CTO Padmasree Warrior goes one-on-one with InformationWeek to explain Cisco's larger vision for Internet of Everything.
Will VMware Challenge Amazon Head On?
Commentary  |  3/14/2013  | 
VMware announces Hybrid Cloud Services unit. Does that mean VMware IaaS, competing directly with Amazon, or continued reliance on partners?
Oracle To Buy OpenStack Fan Nimbula
News  |  3/13/2013  | 
Nimbula, an early cloud orchestration software maker, may bridge gap between Oracle products and growing, public cloud.
DOD Reaches 1 Million Users On Cloud Email
News  |  3/13/2013  | 
Military expects another 500,000 users on the Defense Information Systems Agency's DOD Enterprise Email by summer 2013.
Pharmacy Company's Rx For Chaos: More Cloud
News  |  3/13/2013  | 
Pharmacy benefits manager AWPRx succeeds with a small team in the complicated world of workers' compensation insurance. CEO Jay Roy explains how cloud plays a big role.
Can Colleges Tame The Bandwidth Monster?
Commentary  |  3/13/2013  | 
Not likely. But OpenFlow and other new networking technologies provide some hope.
Equinix Opens $60 Million Seattle Data Center
News  |  3/12/2013  | 
New facility enables Equinix to serve as cloud workload transfer point. Will AWS be a future customer?
Amazon, Telcos Will Battle For Cloud Customers
News  |  3/12/2013  | 
British Telecom, Verizon, NTT, CenturyLink shaping up to compete with Amazon on IaaS and PaaS, research firm Synergy says.
Google Project Glass API Details Emerge
News  |  3/12/2013  | 
SXSW conference demo showed how developers will be able to write Project Glass applications for use with Google's Internet-connected eyewear.
What Will Salesforce.com Buy With $1 Billion?
Commentary  |  3/12/2013  | 
Salesforce.com is raising money to fund acquisitions. We're thinking digital marketing and big data companies might be on the target list.
SaaS Speeds U.K. Insurer's IT Overhaul
News  |  3/12/2013  | 
Direct Line Group finds the cloud its safest bet to quickly establish a separate HR system before separating from its parent company.
SAS Upgrades Visual Analytics App
Commentary  |  3/12/2013  | 
SAS strategy for big data, cloud and mobile includes one-click deployment of analytic apps in the cloud.
Newvem's Amazon Cloud Heat Map Tool Shows Trouble
News  |  3/11/2013  | 
Color-coded Utilization Heat Map visualizes AWS workloads that are near their peak capacity and those idling or underutilized.
8 Tools Changing Business Technology Resiliency
Commentary  |  3/11/2013  | 
Cloud gateways, emergency communications tools and disaster recovery as a service are changing the way businesses run their continuity programs.
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