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Content tagged with Cloud Storage posted in September 2013
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Amazon CloudFront CDN: Goodbye 404 Messages
News  |  9/30/2013  | 
Amazon's content delivery network CloudFront lets subscribers redirect visitors to desired content while avoiding dreaded 404 error messages.
Cloud Collaboration Gets Boxed Into Security
News  |  9/30/2013  | 
Box Notes application employs all the same security layers that have made Box the go-to cloud-based sharing service among enterprises.
Google Says TGIF To Problem-Plagued Week
News  |  9/27/2013  | 
Serious email delays and messaging glitches riddled Google's 15th anniversary week.
Google Hummingbird Update, Explained
News  |  9/26/2013  | 
Google search algorithm improvements will help it understand complicated queries and provide better answers.
IBM Debuts Educational Network For Pediatricians, Nurses
News  |  9/26/2013  | 
Cloud-based social learning network designed with Boston Children's Hospital aims to bring best practices in medical care to healthcare providers anywhere in the world.
In-Q-Tel Invests In 2 Cloud Technologies
News  |  9/26/2013  | 
U.S. intelligence community investment group partners with cloud firms Socrata and AppThwack to make government information more accessible.
Healthcare CIOs Need Personalized Medicine
News  |  9/26/2013  | 
Personalized healthcare is making drugs more effective, saving lives and promising much more.
Can We Ever Trust Cloud Encryption?
News  |  9/26/2013  | 
One consequence of the Snowden affair is a renewed interest in encrypting public cloud data. Governments and vendors are in on the act.
Cloud Architecture: Get It Right The First Time
Commentary  |  9/26/2013  | 
Cloud expert David Linthicum, speaker at Interop 2013 New York, shares advice on why an IT manager should play cloud architecture detective.
Oracle's Cloud: What's Really New?
Commentary  |  9/25/2013  | 
If Oracle's 'new' cloud services sound familiar, that may be because they've been announced before. Here's a rundown on the real cloud news.
Microsoft And Oracle Say: Come To Azure Cloud
News  |  9/24/2013  | 
Bygones are bygones, as former database rivals Microsoft and Oracle link arms to entice cloud customers to choose Azure over Amazon.
Federal IT Staffing Mess: Budget Chaos + Aging Workforce
News  |  9/24/2013  | 
Recurring budget questions and Congressional showdowns are driving away mid-rank IT talent, leaving an older workforce just when new talent is needed most.
Oracle Touts Cloud Option For On-Premises Apps
News  |  9/24/2013  | 
Oracle E-Business Suite, JD Edwards, PeopleSoft and Siebel customers are extending their on-premises deployments with cloud-based services.
Oracle Database Recovery Appliance Eases Backup Pain
News  |  9/24/2013  | 
Oracle backup appliance uses periodic snapshots, instead of long replication windows, to make recovery of hundreds of databases easier.
Oracle Upgrades HR Cloud Software To Battle Rivals
News  |  9/23/2013  | 
Integrating human capital management and talent management into other business apps gives Oracle stronger footing against challengers SAP, Salesforce.com and Workday, says president Mark Hurd at Oracle OpenWorld.
N.Y. State Preps InBloom Student Data Dashboards
News  |  9/23/2013  | 
Education officials persist with plans for an education portal despite public and political objections to InBloom's cloud-based data warehouse. But will it work?
PayPal: OpenStack Won't Replace VMware In Data Center
News  |  9/20/2013  | 
VMware vs. OpenStack won’t be an either/or decision for PayPal. It will layer OpenStack on top of existing tech as it moves toward a software-defined data center.
Cloud Partnerships: It's Complicated
Commentary  |  9/20/2013  | 
Oracle is making nice with Microsoft and Salesforce.com is doing deals with bitter rivals. Here's why coopetition rules in the cloud age.
Nirvanix Shutdown: Small File Users May Fare Worst
News  |  9/19/2013  | 
Nirvanix customers face a looming deadline to move data out of the cloud service. According to Nasuni's cloud data speed testing, moving small and medium files will be painful.
Microsoft Challenges Amazon: Azure Gets VPN Ties
News  |  9/19/2013  | 
Microsoft teams with AT&T's NetBond to give customers a private network-like linkage to the Azure cloud. This option takes aim at Amazon's Direct Connect.
Why General Motors Went Green (But Not Cloud)
Commentary  |  9/19/2013  | 
GM's new data center lands LEED certification as the automaker continues insourcing IT operations.
Private Cloud Wars: OS Wars, The Sequel
Commentary  |  9/19/2013  | 
You can't put a layer on something and call it new, as we learned in the OS wars of old. Are we doomed to repeat the battles of the past?
Oracle Earnings Rebound: All Eyes On OpenWorld
News  |  9/19/2013  | 
Oracle's first quarter financials showed some strength amid mixed results. Hurd promises SAP Hana-killer announcement at next week's Oracle Open World.
Nirvanix Shutdown: Some Customers Face Mission Impossible
Commentary  |  9/18/2013  | 
Cloud storage provider's pending shutdown gives customers 2 weeks to move data out -- and that's not enough time given bandwidth realities. One expert's advice: Panic now.
Salesforce.com Announces Second 'Best' Friend: Workday
News  |  9/18/2013  | 
Salesforce.com promised deep integration with Oracle applications in June. Now it's promising similar ties with HCM and financials vendor Workday.
Google BigQuery Adds Data Streaming
News  |  9/17/2013  | 
Developers and businesses can now analyze data as it gets entered into BigQuery.
Nirvanix Tells Cloud Storage Customers: Move Your Data
News  |  9/17/2013  | 
Cloud storage pioneer Nirvanix, in danger of closing without further financing, warns customers to retrieve data.
9 Vendors To Watch At Interop NY 2013
Slideshows  |  9/17/2013  | 
Take a sneak peek at vendors who'll be making news at Interop New York 2013.
Cloudius Takes On Linux As Cloud OS
News  |  9/16/2013  | 
Startup Cloudius launches OSv, an operating system designed for virtualized cloud operations. Its rivals: Windows and Linux.
Box Becomes Document Creation Platform
News  |  9/16/2013  | 
Online storage service looks beyond its role as a repository for files.
Dropbox File Brouhaha: Use Case Is The Issue
Commentary  |  9/16/2013  | 
Before you pull your files over a perceived security threat, ask yourself: How are you using the cloud file sharing service?
10 Ways Government Clouds Have Changed This Year
Commentary  |  9/16/2013  | 
Learn how 2013's cloud predictions are quickly unfolding for government CIOs.
Couchbase Takes NoSQL Mobile
News  |  9/16/2013  | 
Couchbase JSON Anywhere strategy brings NoSQL database to iOS, Android and the cloud, challenging SAP and MongoDB in the process.
Cloudability Simplifies AWS Reserved Instance Decisions
News  |  9/13/2013  | 
As Amazon adds flexibility to its Reserved Instance contracts, Cloudability launches tool to help customers make smarter choices.
Higher Ed's Cloud Computing Forecast: Stormy
Commentary  |  9/13/2013  | 
Cloud services may not be the right fit for your institution. Here's why.
Amazon Web Services Hit By Slowdown
News  |  9/13/2013  | 
AWS' HMSCloud encryption key storage service produced network errors in part of Zone B, causing system delays and failovers.
Datapipe Buys Newvem, Gains Amazon Cloud Heat Maps
News  |  9/12/2013  | 
Datapipe will use technology from Israeli startup Newvem to supply pricing optimization to its AWS users.
Nebula, OpenStack Upstart, Chooses CEO With Sales Cred
News  |  9/12/2013  | 
Nebula co-founder Chris Kemp, known for the cloud experience he gained as NASA's CIO, will step aside as CEO to make way for Gordon Stitt, who brings an enterprise sales track record.
Cloud Backup Vs. Tape: Think Hybrid
Commentary  |  9/12/2013  | 
Consider a hybrid solution involving both cloud and tape resources for data backup.
When Cloud Backup Fails
Commentary  |  9/12/2013  | 
Cloud backup providers need to face the realities of Internet bandwidth and give customers a way to perform bulk transfer of data for both backup and recovery.
Microsoft Azure Grows More Open
News  |  9/12/2013  | 
Microsoft technical fellow Mark Russinovich describes how the Azure cloud is expanding with open source, outside technologies.
Amazon: Intel Is Inside Our Cloud
News  |  9/11/2013  | 
Amazon reveals at Intel Developer Forum that Amazon Web Services services will carry "Intel Inside" moniker.
IBM Lets SoftLayer Keep Its Hardware Edge
News  |  9/11/2013  | 
SoftLayer CTO Duke Skarda isn't a follower when it comes to virtualized cloud services, says dedicated hardware will still play a role.
Transport SDN: What It Is And 4 Reasons We Need It
Commentary  |  9/10/2013  | 
The wide area plumbing among data centers must get more dynamic and flexible if we want to accommodate distributed applications -- and stop overpaying for links.
SAP Buying KXEN For Predictive Analytics Tools
News  |  9/10/2013  | 
SAP says KXEN deal will bring automated predictive analytics capabilities to business users, not just data scientists.
HIPAA Changes Driving Customers To Cloud, Verizon Says
News  |  9/10/2013  | 
HIPAA update clarifies that service providers share accountability in protecting patient data, encouraging more healthcare providers to consider the cloud.
Should You Outsource Analytics?
News  |  9/10/2013  | 
Cloud-based data science services aim to fill the gap for companies lacking in-house business intelligence or analytics expertise.
Workday Big Data Drive Starts Small
News  |  9/10/2013  | 
Workday Big Data Analytics is ready to take on big external data sets, but for now most customers are focused on internal analyses of smaller data.
Joyent Cloud Co-Founder Steps Down
News  |  9/10/2013  | 
CTO Jason Hoffman, the medical doctor turned cloud builder, is leaving Joyent but won't say what he'll do next.
Pivotal CEO Maritz Teases 'Linux For The Cloud'
News  |  9/10/2013  | 
VMware spinoff's first product, Pivotal One, arriving later this year, will pose open source competition to Amazon Web Services and others, Maritz says.
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