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Content tagged with Cloud Storage posted in June 2013
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CERN's Hadron Collider Research Fueled By OpenStack
News  |  6/30/2013  | 
CERN works with Rackspace to upgrade cloud infrastructure to OpenStack Grizzly in time for reactivation of its Hadron Collider, being used to pursue Higgs Boson particle.
Salesforce, Benioff Must Beware Oracle's Embrace
Commentary  |  6/29/2013  | 
This new relationship holds much promise for Oracle, not so much for Salesforce. It reminds me of Captain Ahab's relationship with the great whale.
Oracle's Week Of Mega Deals Leaves Questions
Commentary  |  6/28/2013  | 
As Salesforce.com CEO Marc Benioff heaps compliments on Larry Ellison, what's the future for Oracle cloud apps, Force.com?
CloudSigma IaaS Avoids Amazon Approach
News  |  6/27/2013  | 
Infrastructure-as-a-service provider sidesteps Amazon-style server packages, allows users to provision what they need.
Microsoft Touts Azure To iOS, Android Developers
News  |  6/27/2013  | 
Microsoft hopes to sell developers on its vision for Azure -- and use the popularity of mobile platforms, including iOS and Android, to become a cloud powerhouse.
Why U.S. Must Invest In Internet-Connected Infrastructure
Commentary  |  6/27/2013  | 
A hybrid infrastructure that combines physical foundations such as roads, buildings and the power grid with the Internet and sensor networks will pay off for the U.S.
Oracle, NetSuite Partner To Storm Cloud
News  |  6/27/2013  | 
Oracle joins cloud HR apps with NetSuite ERP to take on SAP and Workday in competition for midsized companies.
Defense Dept. Seeks $450 Million Cloud Builder
News  |  6/27/2013  | 
$450 million in business up for grabs as DISA seeks provider for DOD cloud plans.
HP Wins $67 Million Spain Government Cloud Contract
News  |  6/26/2013  | 
HP will migrate Catalonia's compute infrastructure and applications into an HP Enterprise Cloud facility.
Progress Launches PaaS For Mobile, On-Premises Apps
News  |  6/25/2013  | 
Progress Software uses Rollbase acquisition to announce Pacific platform-as-a-service for cloud and mobile apps.
U.K. Outsourcing Market Gets More Competitive
News  |  6/25/2013  | 
New research suggests service provider market is tightening, advises outsourcing customers to consider renegotiating current contracts.
Oracle And Salesforce.com Link Clouds
News  |  6/25/2013  | 
Salesforce.com commits to Oracle Database, middleware and Exadata; Oracle integrates cloud HCM and financial apps with Salesforce.com in a nine-year deal.
Amazon Wins Best Cloud In CIA Bake-Off
News  |  6/25/2013  | 
Despite a higher bid, Amazon gets CIA contract over IBM due to its deeper experience as a cloud services provider, says Amazon CTO Werner Vogel.
Joyent Launches Manta Service For Cloud Computing, Storage
News  |  6/24/2013  | 
Joyent Manta Storage Service keeps big data close to the compute resources needed to analyze it.
Oracle Goes All In On Microsoft's Cloud
News  |  6/24/2013  | 
Oracle middleware and database to be certified on Windows Server Hyper-V and Azure. Microsoft gains Oracle stack and Java on Azure.
Google Enhances Cloud Platform To Ease Lock-In Concerns
News  |  6/24/2013  | 
App Engine apps gain another alternative to Google infrastructure while developers gain a Cloud Playground for code experiments.
Hadoop: From Experiment To Leading Big Data Platform
News  |  6/24/2013  | 
6th annual Hadoop Summit, held this week in Silicon Valley, will highlight Hadoop's evolution from backroom science project to mainstream big data manager.
Facebook To Debut Flipboard-Like Reader For Mobile
News  |  6/24/2013  | 
Facebook wants users to spend more time with the service and hopes that a mobile news-reading service will do the trick.
Cisco: Internet Of Everything Worth Billions Today
News  |  6/21/2013  | 
Cisco CEO John Chambers says the Internet of Everything has already generated $613 billion in corporate profits this year.
6 Ways To Make Promoted Tweets Pay Off
News  |  6/21/2013  | 
Twitter tells small and midsize businesses (SMBs) #LetsDoBusiness. Is it worth paying to play on the popular social site?
Oracle Makes Big Promises After Weak Earnings
News  |  6/21/2013  | 
Oracle's fourth-quarter financial results showed little growth, but CEO Larry Ellison talks up cloud gains and plans to beat SAP Hana with an in-memory database upgrade.
Instagram Adds Video, Plays Coy On Ads
News  |  6/20/2013  | 
To outdo Twitter's Vine, Facebook's Instagram offers 15-second recordings.
8 Cool Cloud Tools For iPad
Slideshows  |  6/20/2013  | 
Your iPad was built for the cloud. Check out some surprising things the iPad and cloud can do together.
Microsoft Office Web Apps: Will Upgrade Lure Users?
News  |  6/20/2013  | 
Microsoft has added real-time co-authoring, offline capabilities and other enhancements. But many mobile users have already adopted alternatives.
Intel, AMD Debate Best Chip For Cloud
News  |  6/20/2013  | 
AMD touts its newer, low-power ARM chips, while Intel contends x86 remains the go-to chipset for the cloud.
Microsoft Drops Xbox One Internet Requirement
News  |  6/19/2013  | 
Angry customers give Microsoft an earful and get some satisfaction for it.
Microsoft Dynamics Apps Hit Azure Cloud
News  |  6/19/2013  | 
Microsoft makes good on promised cloud hosting of Dynamics GP and Dynamics NAV ERP apps. Dynamics AX will be the real, multi-tenant test.
Bluelock Makes Cloud Disaster Recovery Affordable
Commentary  |  6/19/2013  | 
Bluelock Recovery-as-a-Service allows midsized companies to avoid physical duplicates and store virtual machines at a distant location.
VMware Fights Rival Amazon With 'Cloud Credits'
News  |  6/18/2013  | 
VMware says pre-paying for hybrid cloud services gives customers more control over "rogue IT spend," hopes it will keep them in the VMware fold.
In-Q-Tel Bets On 3 Hot Technologies
News  |  6/18/2013  | 
Intelligence community's investment arm taps artificial intelligence company to turn data into narratives, also invests in flash storage and solar energy products.
How Office 365 Pays Off For Two SMBs
News  |  6/18/2013  | 
Microsoft Office faces more competitors than ever, but Office 365 gives it a leg up with small and midsize businesses seeking to cut costs and improve collaboration.
Britain: The New 'Silicon Island'?
News  |  6/18/2013  | 
The U.K.'s recently launched Information Economy Strategy could take off, but it will require a skilled workforce and a strong infrastructure.
Forrester Rates Public Cloud Choices For Developers
News  |  6/17/2013  | 
Forrester examines IaaS and PaaS options for developers, as the line blurs between these two types of public clouds.
What Savvis Cloud Services Gain From AppFog
News  |  6/14/2013  | 
CenturyLink's cloud company, Savvis, broadens cloned app capabilities by acquiring automation platform AppFog.
Why Microsoft Won't Release Office For The iPad
Commentary  |  6/14/2013  | 
Microsoft finally brought Office to iOS. Make no mistake: Its goal is to sell Office 365, not help Apple users. As long as Windows 8 struggles, don't expect to see Office on iPad.
Microsoft Office Comes To iPhone: 1 Hitch
News  |  6/14/2013  | 
Apple iPhone owners can now create and edit Microsoft Office documents, as long as they subscribe to Office 365.
Red Hat Escalates Private Cloud Fight With VMware
News  |  6/13/2013  | 
Red Hat combines its Enterprise Linux with OpenStack to push its own private cloud stack alternative to VMware, Microsoft platforms.
Scotland Maps Rural Farms With Open Source, Cloud
News  |  6/13/2013  | 
Scotland turned to small businesses and new technologies to improve access to data about its crofts -- the country's extensive network of tiny agricultural holdings.
There is No Security Silver Bullet, but What if...
News  |  6/13/2013  | 
Breaking security challenges down to identify new approaches and innovations.
CloudAware Uses Chatter In Amazon Cloud Management
News  |  6/13/2013  | 
CloudAware finds Salesforce.com's Chatter social platform a boon to helping companies monitor compliance, performance in Amazon Web Services workloads.
Amazon Cuts Prices On Relational Database Service
News  |  6/11/2013  | 
Amazon's slashes prices 18%-28% on its popular cloud database service, which includes Oracle, MySQL and SQL Server.
iWork In The Cloud: 5 Things To Know
News  |  6/11/2013  | 
Apple hopes to take on Microsoft Office 365 and Google Drive with its own iWork in the Cloud.
Marketo: Salesforce-ExactTarget Combo Won't Win
News  |  6/11/2013  | 
CEO Phil Fernandez says Marketo is leading digital marketing while Salesforce.com is buying 'commodity' capabilities with its $2.5 billion ExactTarget deal.
Microsoft: SMB Cloud Security Worries Easing
News  |  6/10/2013  | 
Microsoft survey of 211 small businesses finds half use the cloud and after early experience, find it more reliable, secure.
Google Vs. Microsoft: Choosing Cloud Apps For Schools
News  |  6/10/2013  | 
Is Google Apps for Education or Microsoft Office 365 for Education the right choice for your school? Learn from these two examples.
Datadog Retrieves Cloud Performance Data
News  |  6/7/2013  | 
Datadog differs from competing cloud monitoring systems by aggregating, analyzing data from other tools and systems. HP is a customer.
Data Centers Don't Need To Be Regulated Utilities
Commentary  |  6/7/2013  | 
The New York Times misses the big picture with its take on data centers as "wildcat" utilities that need government oversight. There is no data center monopoly in northern N.J.
Salesforce.com Appoints Oracle Vet As President
News  |  6/7/2013  | 
Oracle's long-time sales kingpin Keith Block lands top spot at Salesforce.com one year after a nasty split with his former employer.
Amazon Launches Indie Games Store
News  |  6/6/2013  | 
By helping emerging gaming studios find an audience, Amazon is buying itself goodwill in the developer community.
G-Cloud's Challenge: Few Understand It
News  |  6/6/2013  | 
U.K. plan to encourage public sector to purchase cheaper IT via the cloud won't work unless government explains it better, says new research.
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