News & Commentary
Content tagged with Cloud Storage posted in August 2013
Nebula's Kemp Challenges VMware's Cloud Vision
News  |  8/29/2013  | 
Chris Kemp, former NASA CIO and OpenStack founder, says Nebula's server scale-out approach is superior to VMware's server-consolidation play to run next-gen applications.
Cloud Security: Why Auditors Are Part Of The Problem
News  |  8/28/2013  | 
IT must face the hard reality that compliance rules are stuck in the past -- and forge ahead anyway. Here's how.
9 Ways Parallels Access Makes Your iPad Better
News  |  8/28/2013  | 
Access allows iPad users to run applications on remote OS X and Windows computers through Apple's tablets.
Hire Goats, Not Outside DevOps Engineers
Commentary  |  8/28/2013  | 
Tap the curious, hungry individuals inside your company to change the culture between software developers and other IT pros.
Facebook Expands Shared Photo Albums
News  |  8/27/2013  | 
Facebook's newest feature lets selected friends add images to a shared photo album. Here's how it works -- and how to keep it private.
VMware: Software-Defined Networking Without 'Rip And Replace'
News  |  8/27/2013  | 
NSX software will overlay existing hardware to produce virtual networks, says VMware networking CTO Martin Casado.
Rackspace Challenges VMware With 'Host Anywhere' Strategy
News  |  8/26/2013  | 
Not every VMware customer wants a VMware public cloud, says Rackspace CMO and former VMware exec Rick Jackson. That's where Rackspace comes in.
Will Flash Memory Rule VMworld?
Commentary  |  8/26/2013  | 
Flash is everywhere at VMworld. Here's why.
NaviSite Unwraps VMware-Based Public Cloud Service
News  |  8/23/2013  | 
NaviSite joins the thin ranks of vCloud Director-based IaaS suppliers with NaviCloud Director, just as VMware sets to kick off VMworld.
Taxing The Cloud Brings Practical Challenges
Commentary  |  8/22/2013  | 
You buy a server, you pay tax once. You buy AWS capacity, you may pay over and over. Should taxes be the latest decision point in the in-house vs. cloud conversation?
Army Makes Cloud Email Migration
News  |  8/22/2013  | 
After years of fits and starts, the Army's migration to an enterprise-wide email system is nearly done.
Yahoo Trumps Google As Most-Visited Website
News  |  8/22/2013  | 
Yahoo outperforms Google on a key metric for the first time in two years. How sustainable is its success?
HP Plans 'Another Great Run,' Replaces Enterprise Chief
News  |  8/22/2013  | 
HP CEO Meg Whitman lays out vision for what the company must do to return to its former glory and names Bill Veghte new enterprise group leader.
Amazon Outage Leaves Latency Mystery
News  |  8/22/2013  | 
A 49-minute outage at Amazon's retail operation appears to have slowed AWS services in Dublin, Ireland, speeded up others, according to monitoring service.
Government Clouds: Interior Dept. Sets New Standard
News  |  8/21/2013  | 
IBM, AT&T, Verizon among 10 companies that could receive up to $1 billion each as part of DOI's deeper push into cloud computing.
The Great Cloud API Debate
News  |  8/20/2013  | 
Two cloud industry heavyweights debate the pros and cons of OpenStack support for Amazon APIs.
Google Seeks Experts For Helpouts Help Service
News  |  8/20/2013  | 
People with knowledge worth sharing will soon be able to monetize their minds through Google's forthcoming Helpouts platform.
SugarCRM Goal: Better Sales Tools
News  |  8/20/2013  | 
SugarCRM says competitors have fallen short in helping salespeople sell, but new Sugar 7 features will fill that gap.
Twitter Expands Context With Related Headline Links
News  |  8/20/2013  | 
Known for breaking news, Twitter now lets users quickly learn more about newsworthy tweets.
Is Yammer-SharePoint Integration Right For You?
News  |  8/20/2013  | 
Yammer is poised to address some of Microsoft SharePoint's shortcomings. Will the combination work for your enterprise?
Cloud Adoption: 4 Human Costs
Commentary  |  8/20/2013  | 
Moving to the cloud imposes changes on your IT workforce. Think in terms of changed expectations, education, migration and maintenance.
Amazon.com Suffers Hour-Long Retail Site Outage
News  |  8/19/2013  | 
Cloud services remained in operation as Amazon.com online retail site disappeared Monday afternoon.
New York State Chooses Office 365
News  |  8/19/2013  | 
Microsoft's Windows 8 might be struggling, but Office 365 is a cloud juggernaut. Its latest customer: New York State, which will move 120,000 employees to the popular cloud office suite by the end of the year.
10 Cool Back-To-School Tech Tools
Slideshows  |  8/19/2013  | 
College students tote a ton of technology when they head off to school. Here are 10 more gadgets and apps worth throwing in the backpack.
E-Portfolios: From Academia To The Workplace
Commentary  |  8/16/2013  | 
University of Illinois professor uses Pathbrite to help students expand learning opportunities and showcase their skills.
Amazon Web Services: What's It Good For?
Commentary  |  8/16/2013  | 
A lot, even if it still gets damned with faint praise for its enterprise cloud services.
Too Old For Tablets? Not 135-Year-Old Construction Firm
News  |  8/15/2013  | 
Mobile devices and cloud apps helped Dunn Building modernize and recover from 2008 economic downturn. And 2013 may be its best year ever.
Google+ Drops Messenger, Adds Android Features
News  |  8/15/2013  | 
Google cleans up its communication tools and adds new capabilities to its Android app.
NSA's Prism Could Cost U.S. Cloud Companies $45 Billion
News  |  8/14/2013  | 
Losses may total between $35 billion and $45 billion in next three years due to lost business stemming from disclosure of NSA monitoring, new research predicts.
Google Search: 5 New Ways To Get More Personal
News  |  8/14/2013  | 
Google enhances its search service to answer more questions about your scheduled travel plans, purchases and more.
IBM Inks $1B Cloud Deal With Interior Department
News  |  8/14/2013  | 
Department of the Interior's decision to transition to wide variety of cloud services expected to save $100 million a year from 2016 to 2021.
Windows Azure Upgrades Bolster Microsoft Cloud Push
News  |  8/13/2013  | 
New Windows Azure features, including additional push notification capabilities and support for SQL Server AlwaysOn, show Microsoft's ambition to rule the enterprise cloud.
Basho Embraces OpenStack With Riak Cloud Storage
News  |  8/13/2013  | 
Riak CS 1.4 introduces compatibility with OpenStack, takes on Swift and CEPH object stores with increased scalability.
Homeland Security Picks Cloud For Training
News  |  8/12/2013  | 
Department of Homeland Security will use one cloud-based enterprise talent management system for all eight of its agencies to efficiently identify training needs.
IT As Cloud Service Provider: New Skills Required
Commentary  |  8/9/2013  | 
Pricing, PR and demand management skills aren't in the traditional IT organization toolset. Start stocking up.
Why Feds Are Embracing Agile
Commentary  |  8/9/2013  | 
Agile development can save costs, but it also can help improve the position of the CIO and the IT organization in the agency.
KeyMe: Keep Your Keys In The Cloud
News  |  8/9/2013  | 
New iOS app stores key photos in the cloud, saving time and money when you find yourself locked out.
Federal Government IT Priorities: Vision Vs. Reality
News  |  8/9/2013  | 
Bold plans for cybersecurity, disaster recovery planning, virtualization and data center consolidation are hindered by 2014 budget realities.
Microsoft Office 365 Reveals Uptime Figures
News  |  8/8/2013  | 
Customers clamor for transparency and Microsoft responds, showing strong levels of reliability. But analysts warn: Transparency has its limits.
InBloom Educational Data Warehouse Wilts Under Scrutiny
News  |  8/8/2013  | 
Cloud repository for student records promises big data results and economies of scale, but has stirred privacy fears.
SAP Buys Hybris, Gains Customer Experience Power
Commentary  |  8/7/2013  | 
SAP tightens competition with IBM and Oracle, promising consistent, cross-channel customer experience. But more deals will be needed.
Box Targets Education, Will Integrate With Canvas LMS
News  |  8/6/2013  | 
Cloud collaboration platform courts universities and K-12 schools, plays up inline grading applications, learning management system tie-ins.
Navy App Streamlines Transport Logistics
News  |  8/6/2013  | 
Cloud software tool helps the military agency move people and equipment around the world more efficiently.
Cloud Contracts Need Work, Gartner Says
News  |  8/2/2013  | 
Gartner publishes guidance for IT on tightening up cloud service provider contracts to better protect corporate assets.
NASA Moves To Correct Cloud Problems
News  |  8/2/2013  | 
Federal agencies can learn a lot from shortcomings discovered in the space agency's cloud computing practices.
Microsoft Forced To Drop 'SkyDrive' Brand Name
News  |  8/1/2013  | 
Microsoft accepts London court ruling that its storage service name is too similar to products from British satellite broadcaster BSkyB.


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