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Content tagged with Cloud Storage posted in April 2011
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Post Mortem: When Amazon's Cloud Turned On Itself
Commentary  |  4/29/2011  | 
For the cloud to be a permanent platform for enterprise computing, it can't be an environment where both computing and errors just occur on a larger scale.
SAS Institute Creates Internal Facebook With Socialcast
News  |  4/29/2011  | 
Socialcast offers support for internal company activity streams that mimic the news feed on a Facebook page and is available as a service or as a software appliance.
Amazon Web Services Apologizes, Explains Outage
News  |  4/29/2011  | 
The company said it will provide 10 days of service credit for customers using AWS resources in the affected region because of the multi-day outage.
Feds Seek IT Ideas From Private Sector
Commentary  |  4/29/2011  | 
Federal CIO Vivek Kundra has called a meeting with business CIOs to identify emerging tech trends, with a goal of helping federal agencies begin planning now for what comes next.
VMware, Why Are You Buying SlideRocket?
Commentary  |  4/28/2011  | 
Acquiring the presentation software company and pushing into end-user apps seems strange, but the virtualization firm's new VP of apps insists it's core to what they do.
Google Gmail Gets Shared Inboxes
News  |  4/28/2011  | 
Cloud workflow specialist RunMyProcess adds key collaboration feature to help businesses jump from Microsoft Exchange to Google Gmail.
GSA Prepares $2.5 Billion Cloud Procurement
News  |  4/28/2011  | 
U.S. CIO Vivek Kundra said federal agencies will use the cloud to consolidate 950,000 email boxes now sitting on 100 different systems.
RIM Acquires Cloud Calendar Startup Tungle
News  |  4/28/2011  | 
BlackBerry smartphones and PlayBook tablets will get enhanced scheduling and calendar capabilities in the wake of RIM's purchase of Tungle.
Amazon Cloud Outage Proves Importance Of Failover Planning
News  |  4/27/2011  | 
Contingency plans kept Bizo and Mashery up and running during the Amazon service outage, offering lessons to other cloud-based businesses.
Google Apps Tuned For SMBs
News  |  4/27/2011  | 
Google has made some pricing and billing changes for those that use Google Apps.
Google's Waterloo: Release-And-Revise Fails Beyond The Web
Commentary  |  4/26/2011  | 
The search giant needs to slow down, deliver on its promises and ensure that quality isn't trampled in the rush to market.
How HootSuite Recovered From Amazon's Cloud Outage
News  |  4/26/2011  | 
CTO Simon Stanlake said the social media monitoring company was able to get back online after being down for much of Thursday, but it had to sacrifice some customer data.
Go Cloud Or Go Home
Commentary  |  4/26/2011  | 
Cloud computing can be diluted into uselessness when mixed with immature technologies and poor practices.
Get To Know The New HP
Commentary  |  4/25/2011  | 
Léo Apotheker has Hewlett-Packard positioned right where it needs to be.
Air Force To Build Intelligence Sharing Cloud
News  |  4/25/2011  | 
Intelligent Software Solutions won a $49.9 million task order for a system to gather and share intelligence information across multiple military and federal sources.
Amazon Cloud Outage Didn't Stop Recovery.gov
News  |  4/25/2011  | 
A forward-thinking continuing operations strategy allowed for seamless failover that kept the site running, despite problems with EC2.
Cloud Expertise Featured At Interop
Commentary  |  4/23/2011  | 
The conference will offer a wide variety of panel discussions, keynotes, and workshops from the likes of CloudScaling, Microsoft, Rackspace, and other leading vendors and analysts.
Cloud Takes A Hit: Amazon Must Fix EC2
Commentary  |  4/22/2011  | 
Amazon's "availability zones" were a key protective concept for the cloud, but they failed to protect access to data when EC2 went down.
Apple Music Cloud Takes Shape
News  |  4/22/2011  | 
With Amazon rushing to establish its hosted music storage service, Apple and Google have to hurry to remain relevant.
Amazon EC2 Outage Hobbles Websites
News  |  4/21/2011  | 
Engine Yard, Foursquare, Hootsuite, Heroku, Quora, and Reddit were among the websites that suffered from slowed or disabled access.
NSA CIO Pursues Intelligence-Sharing Architecture
News  |  4/21/2011  | 
In an exclusive interview, Lonny Anderson discusses plans for a shared development environment for U.S. intelligence agencies, cloud computing, and tech modernization.
Microsoft Collaboration Suite Gets Key FISMA Certification
News  |  4/21/2011  | 
Business Productivity Online Suite-Federal gets USDA security clearance, paving the way for the agency to move 120,000 employees to the cloud email service.
PHP Language Gets Fault-Tolerant Development Platform
News  |  4/20/2011  | 
Zend Technologies will supply the tools and development environment in partnership with RightScale, which will provide application deployment to multiple clouds.
Military Software Developers Get Enhanced Social Network
News  |  4/20/2011  | 
Social media extension are added to the Forge.mil software collaboration tools to boost collaboration outside project boundaries.
Google Launches Earth Builder For Enterprise Mapping
News  |  4/19/2011  | 
The cloud-based platform provides hosted storage and computational power for geospatial data and resources to be securely published through Google Earth and Google Maps.
Apple MacBook Air Laptops Sport Samsung SSDs
News  |  4/19/2011  | 
Solid-state drives with faster read and write speeds have been discovered inside newer models of Apple's thin, lightweight laptop.
NASA To Leverage Nebula For Gulf Ecosystem Project
News  |  4/18/2011  | 
The agency moves ahead with work on its cloud-computing infrastructure even after its creator Chris Kemp has left the agency.
Best Of Interop 2011 Finalists
Slideshows  |  4/18/2011  | 
The Best of Interop Awards recognize exhibitors that have made significant technological advancements in specific category areas. The winners in each category represent the products that the judges believe have the most significant technical impact on their segment, and are helping to move business technology forward. This year, more than 100 candidates were under consideration for Best of Interop and here we present the 2011 finalists in each category.
Google Video Purging Content
News  |  4/18/2011  | 
Eclipsed by YouTube, the site will live on as a video search service.
Creating Functional Teams In A Cloudy, Virtualized World
Commentary  |  4/18/2011  | 
CIOs need to help their staff understand that they're no longer infrastructure managers. They're service managers. We'll explore that topic at the InformationWeek Analytics Live track at Interop.
Federal IT Reform Confronts Old Foes
News  |  4/16/2011  | 
Despite some progress, persistent challenges -- including duplicative IT systems and poor program oversight -- hamper efforts at reforming federal IT operations.
Accenture: High Tech Firms Need Multiple Business Models
Commentary  |  4/15/2011  | 
One-size-fits-all won't work any more. A tech company may need 4-5 business models to survive.
Bending The 80/20 Process Barrier
Commentary  |  4/15/2011  | 
Think you can offload complexity only by outsourcing? Not so. Tackle process improvements, then add IT automation to get all the goodness with less risk.
Government Technologist: Cloud Computing's Hard Realities Set In
Commentary  |  4/15/2011  | 
It's becoming apparent that cloud computing isn't as easy as it sounds.
Sans Digital Intros Tower Storage System
News  |  4/14/2011  | 
The eight-bay system for SMBs comes standard with a 6 Gb SAS interface, a data transfer rate of 800 MB per second, and a maximum of 24 TB.
NSA Pursues Intelligence-Sharing Architecture
News  |  4/14/2011  | 
The CIO of the National Security Agency is focusing on IT architecture and a cloud-centric approach to sharing information.
Intel, Micron Shrink NAND Flash
News  |  4/14/2011  | 
The chipmakers' joint venture is providing customers with samples of 20-nm NAND flash memory, the industry's smallest.
Dell Refreshes SMB Servers, Storage
News  |  4/14/2011  | 
Manufacturer adds Intel's Sandy Bridge processors to its entry-level and midmarket servers, while rolling out two storage devices aimed at firms dealing with massive data growth.
HP To Transform Legacy Applications In The Cloud
News  |  4/14/2011  | 
Suite of services aims to help modernize aging mainframe systems to achieve more streamlined operations, greater flexibility, and more innovation.
CIO Risk Takers, Rain Makers
Commentary  |  4/13/2011  | 
When CIOs take calculated risks, choosing emerging technologies from less established companies, the payoff can be enticing. We take you inside the journey of two established organizations for a deeper look at this success.
HP Targets Banks' Compliance Needs
News  |  4/13/2011  | 
Hewlett-Packard believes financial services firms are moving from cost containment to innovation as they look to stay ahead of new rules.
Cisco, Verizon Advance Unified Cloud Communications
News  |  4/13/2011  | 
The hosted UC service will launch with voice, video, chat, and presence.
Accenture Sees High Tech Firms Moving To Multiple Business Models
Commentary  |  4/12/2011  | 
Big technology firms like the monolithic business model they're familiar with; Accenture says they'll need five.
Vendor Helps SMBs Build Contact Databases
News  |  4/12/2011  | 
Companies can use cloud-based software from NetProspex to trade names, numbers, email addresses, and social media information.
Acer Launches SMB Storage Systems
News  |  4/12/2011  | 
The Hitachi-made storage arrays and adaptable modular storage complement the Acer servers launched earlier this year for small and midsize businesses.
Federal IT Reform Finds Success In The Cloud
News  |  4/12/2011  | 
Several projects that have implemented cloud computing are saving the government millions, according to U.S. CIO Vivek Kundra and other IT officials.
Government Culture Blamed For Slow Federal IT Reform
News  |  4/12/2011  | 
U.S. CIO Vivek Kundra and other federal IT leaders said duplicative systems and poor program management persist as feds work on 25-point reform plan.
Dell Launches Meditech Desktop Virtualization
News  |  4/12/2011  | 
The mobile clinical computing system uses VMware technology to allow desktop healthcare applications to be accessed in the cloud and delivered as a managed service.
VMware Builds Cloud For App Developers
News  |  4/11/2011  | 
Developers using Microsoft's Azure cloud and Google's App Engine cloud are the main target of VMware's Cloud Foundry platform as a service.
Microsoft Accuses Google Of Lying About Security Certifications
News  |  4/11/2011  | 
Google insists it hasn't mislead anyone about the security certification of Google Apps For Government.
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