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Content tagged with Cloud Storage posted in April 2012
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Zynga Takes On Amazon In IaaS Game
Commentary  |  4/30/2012  | 
Zynga will sell cloud infrastructure-as-a-service to other game makers who want a hosting platform. With this innovative play, Zynga just became Amazon's competitor.
Amazon's 7 Cloud Promises: Hype Vs. Reality
Slideshows  |  4/30/2012  | 
Amazon says cloud computing is an indispensable enabler of seven important computing transformations. We hype-test the promises with a few reality checks.
Busting Through The Federal IT Budget Ceiling
Commentary  |  4/30/2012  | 
Federal agencies in lean startup mode? It's one of the ideas being floated as government CIOs look for ways to deliver new technologies and services despite flat IT spending.
How To Protect The Big Data Archive
Commentary  |  4/27/2012  | 
Your big data disaster recovery strategy must consider size, cost, and the unpredictable, but inevitable, need to access old data.
Google Drive: 10 Alternatives To See
Slideshows  |  4/27/2012  | 
Dropbox, Box, iCloud, and now, Google Drive, have the most familiar names. But many alternative services satisfy a variety of storage, backup, and file-sharing needs.
VMware Breach: Time To Assume Hypervisor Code Open?
Commentary  |  4/27/2012  | 
The VMware source code disclosure awakens a long sleeping fear for enterprise IT, that a compromised VM could become a listening post for snoopers, spies and malware makers.
IaaS A Bad Deal? Not So Fast
Commentary  |  4/26/2012  | 
The calculation as to whether infrastructure services make sense involves more than just sunk data center costs.
Salesforce.com's Benioff And Infor's Phillips: A Fireside Chat
Commentary  |  4/26/2012  | 
Two maverick executives discuss their recent partnership, the direction of enterprise software, and war stories from two decades in the software industry.
Converting Your Product To Cloud Service: Lessons Learned
News  |  4/25/2012  | 
Many technology suppliers don't understand the cloud and are slow to convert. Accenture says you should learn from the example of Salesforce.com and others.
How Mobile, Cloud, Are Transforming Healthcare
Commentary  |  4/25/2012  | 
Spurred by a combination of government incentives and aging technology, healthcare is entering an IT renaissance with mobile and cloud technologies at the center.
Salesforce.com Government Cloud: What's Inside
News  |  4/25/2012  | 
Salesforce.com unveils government-focused suite of services, app marketplace, and small business partner program for customers in federal, state, and local agencies.
Box Updates API, Adds iPhone, iPad Partners
News  |  4/25/2012  | 
With streamlined API and account integration with partner apps, Box tries to boost developer ecosystem, strengthen position compared to new rival Google Drive.
Google Drive Shows 'Bring Your Own Cloud' Has Arrived
Commentary  |  4/25/2012  | 
I'm using two consumer cloud services, one enterprise cloud service, and two conventional software packages to get you this column. Am I insane, or is this just how everyone works?
Google Drive Arrives, At Last
News  |  4/24/2012  | 
Google Drive will duel with the likes of Dropbox and Box for the right to be your file sharing service in the cloud.
Asteroid Mining Plan Revealed
News  |  4/24/2012  | 
Planetary Resources, a new company with backers including current and past Microsoft and Google execs, shared its strategy to create a new industry in mining asteroids.
Yammer Update Emphasizes Enterprise, Cloud Search
News  |  4/24/2012  | 
Enterprise social network expands search functionality to include activity feeds from applications, including those in the cloud, and adds premium groups for departmental signups.
10 Must-See Tech Product Ideas From Startups
Slideshows  |  4/24/2012  | 
Can you spot tech's next big thing? Check out ten hot new ideas, fresh from the Demo show, that could impact the way you work and play.
Microsoft System Center 2012 Focuses On Private Cloud
News  |  4/23/2012  | 
Microsoft expands its role in the data center with private cloud management tools, new cross-hypervisor management capabilities.
Adobe Serves Up Creative Cloud Buffet
News  |  4/23/2012  | 
Blending cloud and desktop software offerings, Adobe makes the latest upgrade to its Creative Suite products available as an all-you-can-eat buffet, for a monthly fee.
Turn Your Kindle Fire Into A 'Real' Tablet
News  |  4/22/2012  | 
If you root the Kindle Fire and put a real Android operating system and real Android apps on it, can you turn this neutered e-reader from Amazon into an Android tablet you can be proud of? The answer is yes, sort of.
Google Continues Product Purge
News  |  4/20/2012  | 
Google shutters Flu Vaccine Finder and Google Related, and ends Patent Search as a separate website, in ongoing trimming of services.
Why Intel Cove Point Ultrabook Is No iPad Killer
Commentary  |  4/20/2012  | 
Intel's latest showcase hybrid tablet-notebook is impressive as far as it goes, but it doesn't go far enough. It's too heavy, too expensive, and too short on battery life to make a serious dent in the iPad/MacBook juggernaut.
iPhone 5 May Get New Display, 'Liquidmetal'
Commentary  |  4/20/2012  | 
Reports that surfaced this week suggest the next iPhone will use brand-new touch screen technology and will be encased in something called "liquidmetal."
OpenStack Is Not A Proprietary Cloud, Kemp Argues
News  |  4/19/2012  | 
Former NASA CTO and Nebula founder Chris Kemp says private clouds will need to be based on a flexible, general purpose set of open source code that can work with public clouds.
Amazon: Era Of Data Centers Ending
News  |  4/19/2012  | 
At Amazon Web Service Summit 2012, Amazon's Adam Selipski cites "undeniable signs" of a cloud transition. Within 20 years, most enterprises will run entirely in the cloud, he says.
Intel-Based Xolo X900 Android Smartphone: India First
News  |  4/19/2012  | 
Lava kicked off sales of the Xolo X900, an Android smartphone with an Intel Atom processor inside. It marks Intel's renewed push into the mobile market.
Workday Courts Mobile Users, Large Enterprises
News  |  4/19/2012  | 
Cloud-based ERP vendor adds HTML5 mobile support, upgrades financial, HR, and payroll features.
OpenStack Surprises Involve Hyper-V, Solid State
News  |  4/18/2012  | 
Third parties Hostway.com and MorphLabs step in to give the open source cloud project capabilities few thought likely.
Marketo's Crowd Factory Deal Underscores Rise Of Social Marketing
Commentary  |  4/18/2012  | 
By helping companies reach customers through Facebook and Twitter as well as e-mail, banners, and keywords, Marketo plans to socialize marketing automation.
CloudStack Vs. OpenStack Debate Rages On
Commentary  |  4/18/2012  | 
Cloudscaling CTO Randy Bias jumps into fray, but does it really matter which private cloud open source code is the most "Amazon like"?
Scrybe Extends Social Desktop To Browsers, Smartphones
News  |  4/18/2012  | 
Scrybe's Convo (formerly Convofy) adds options while continuing to promote an Adobe Air interface to its enterprise social network.
Google Gmail Back After Limited Outage
News  |  4/17/2012  | 
Service disruption affected less than 2% of the 350 million Gmail users worldwide.
4 Reasons Naysayers Win IT Battles, Not Wars
Commentary  |  4/17/2012  | 
Want to predict the best storage innovation coming down the pipe? Take a look at what traditional IT is saying won't work.
2 Lessons Learned Managing Big Data In Cloud
News  |  4/17/2012  | 
Wordnik, world's fastest-updating dictionary, explains its move from MySQL to NoSQL and a new architecture designed to run on Amazon EC2.
Puppet Labs Tools Up For OpenStack Clouds
News  |  4/17/2012  | 
Company's IT automation software for system administrators aims to help them launch and support cloud computing infrastructures.
Casino Company Gambles On Gamification
News  |  4/17/2012  | 
National casino chain Boyd Gaming uses Gigya's gamification platform to keep players hooked on its loyalty program.
Kana Bolsters Customer Support With Social Tools
News  |  4/17/2012  | 
Online service specialist aims to help companies improve customer support by turning social listening and engagement into action.
The Tipping Point for Cloud Computing: 2012
News  |  4/17/2012  | 
The computing industry has always required a significant depth of collaboration across companies to deliver the maximum benefit to end solutions
With Rackspace Cloud, OpenStack Goes Primetime
News  |  4/16/2012  | 
Rackspace has announced OpenStack as the basis for its Rackspace Cloud service, plus rolled out new networking, monitoring, and database services.
Air Force IT Strategy Stresses Mobile, Thin Clients
News  |  4/16/2012  | 
Agency seeks an additional 2,725 iPads and updates a procurement for a virtual desktop infrastructure to support most of the Air Force.
IT Should Prepare For Cloud Startup Downpour
Commentary  |  4/16/2012  | 
Venture capitalists are voting for cloud startups in staggering numbers. Start developing a rigorous process now for picking enterprise IT cloud tools and vendors.
5 Tips For Negotiating Cloud Software SLAs
News  |  4/16/2012  | 
Custom cloud service level agreements aren't the norm, but can be done. Prepare to make a business case to the cloud provider with this expert advice.
Moxie Tightens Integration With Salesforce For Easier Mashups
News  |  4/16/2012  | 
Moxie's chat and email services services now will be available through the Salesforce AppExchange, while ServiceCloud users will be able to tap the Moxie knowledge base.
InterCall Partnership Boosts Blue Jeans' Videoconferencing
News  |  4/16/2012  | 
Phone conferencing giant InterCall will resell Blue Jeans' service as an easy way to set up impromptu video calls that bridge high-end equipment with consumer options like Skype.
4 Ways IT's Role Changing Faster Than Expected
Commentary  |  4/16/2012  | 
Analysts at the Corporate Executive Board say you'd better update your five-year plan, because a series of radical shifts around IT's value, ownership, and role are happening sooner than envisioned.
6 Ways To Run Windows On An iPad
News  |  4/13/2012  | 
Want full access to Windows-based business productivity tools, without giving up your iPad? Check out these six options.
Microsoft Wins Its Largest Cloud Rollout Yet
News  |  4/13/2012  | 
Microsoft beats out Google and IBM to provide online apps, services to 7.5 million students and professors in India's national technical education council.
Amazon Returns To Search Business With CloudSearch
News  |  4/12/2012  | 
Amazon gave up on its search subsidiary A9 six years ago, but has now jumped into the fray with CloudSearch.
IT Spending: Innovation Talk Vs. Survival Walk
Commentary  |  4/12/2012  | 
Today's IT spending figures reveal much maintenance work. Has innovation stalled because IT is playing catch up after a long winter of spending freezes and cuts?
Yammer Drums Up Tight Microsoft Office Integration
News  |  4/12/2012  | 
Purchase of OneDrum adds file sync and collaborative editing of Office documents with no need for plugins.
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