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Content tagged with Cloud Infrastructure posted in December 2013
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Verizon: Major Apps Move Cloudward In 2014
News  |  12/30/2013  | 
Verizon Terremark exec says partnerships with major enterprise app providers will help ease more enterprises into cloud-based offers.
Look Ahead: The Cloud In 2014 & Beyond
News  |  12/30/2013  | 
Get ready for more shifts to hybrid clouds, new ways to ensure regulatory compliance, and software-defined everything.
How DigitalGlobe Handles 2 Petabytes Of Satellite Data Yearly
News  |  12/30/2013  | 
DigitalGlobe's soon-to-be six satellites gather data at a freakish pace -- capturing images of everything from natural disasters to shipping containers in ports.
Software-Defined Networking Rises Above The Hype
Commentary  |  12/30/2013  | 
SDN earned plenty of hype in 2013, but the ability to program networks improves network performance and security in a more systematic and automatic fashion.
Big Data In 2014: Top Technologies, Trends
News  |  12/30/2013  | 
What will the next year hold for big data? Here's what industry heavyweights predict.
Internet Of Things May Strangle Enterprise Bandwidth
Commentary  |  12/26/2013  | 
The Internet of Things is poised to bring a flood of WAN traffic and new Internet-enabled devices to enterprise WANs. Be sure your corporate network is ready for it.
Is Personal Cloud As Disruptive As Personal Computer?
Commentary  |  12/26/2013  | 
IT organizations are apt to react as badly to the 21st century's PC as they did to the 20th century's PC. Help them get over it.
Microsoft In 2013: 7 Lessons Learned
Slideshows  |  12/26/2013  | 
If a key to success is learning from your mistakes, Microsoft should be well positioned for 2014.
No Holiday Respite For IT Pros
News  |  12/24/2013  | 
A survey of IT professionals shows that many will be on call this holiday season dealing with users' remote network access problems and other IT glitches.
Amazon Boosts High-Speed I/O Instances With SSDs
News  |  12/24/2013  | 
Amazon Web Services follows Rackspace, Colt, and Digital Ocean in ramping up high I/O servers with solid state disks.
Top 10 Database Stories Of 2013
Commentary  |  12/23/2013  | 
Microsoft SQL Server, NoSQL, and the in-memory database wars are the highlights among this year's headlines.
Deadly Downtime: The Worst Network Outages Of 2013
Slideshows  |  12/23/2013  | 
When the network is down, nobody is happy. Take a lesson from these major outages in 2013 so we won't see them repeated in the new year.
Business Apps Belong In The Cloud
Commentary  |  12/23/2013  | 
Cloud apps provide agility, and agility is crucial for manufacturing companies. Here's why.
9 Digital Health Trends For 2014
News  |  12/23/2013  | 
Step back, EHRs. These healthcare IT innovations are poised to take center stage in 2014.
Cisco's SDN Strategy: 4 Critical Questions
News  |  12/20/2013  | 
Networking customers are digging into the details of Cisco's new software-defined networking strategy, but these big-picture questions also deserve consideration.
Feds Use Cloud To Clean Up Nuclear Site
News  |  12/20/2013  | 
The Department of Energy's Hanford site conquers a wide area with a flexible cloud environment and thin clients to improve performance and lower costs.
Otoy Keeps Streaming Video Tech Free
News  |  12/20/2013  | 
Otoy hopes to encourage Amazon Web Services customers to commit to its royalty-free application streaming technology.
Red Hat On A Roll
News  |  12/20/2013  | 
Red Hat is still open-source's $1 billion baby, and then some. Billings take off, suggesting the Linux company is heading for a strong conclusion to fiscal 2014.
Whiteboxes Are In Your Future
Commentary  |  12/20/2013  | 
Open-source hardware is growing fast, and will soon penetrate enterprise storage. Here's why you'll see more inexpensive whiteboxes in 2014.
Hadoop Helps Pharma Firm Speed Up
News  |  12/19/2013  | 
Cloud-based Hadoop solution helps pharmaceutical company Astellas compress pieces of its market research from weeks to hours.
Oracle Bets On Consolidation, Low-Cost Hardware
News  |  12/19/2013  | 
Oracle CEO Larry Ellison predicts database consolidation, a promised in-memory option, and low-end engineered systems will accelerate growth in 2014.
Increase Cyber-Security Workforce, Government Urged
News  |  12/19/2013  | 
Cyber-security organization offers seven recommendations to the White House and defense agencies on improving worker qualifications and strengthening security built into IT.
Why Amazon Faces Challenges In China
News  |  12/19/2013  | 
Amazon Web Services will kick off cloud services in China in the first quarter of 2014. It can learn from the hurdles Microsoft and Google have jumped.
Cloudera Goes Cloud With Amazon
News  |  12/19/2013  | 
Cloudera says Amazon Web Services partnership will help customers move beyond Hadoop sandboxes to bring high-scale production platforms into the cloud.
Dell Leaders Reflect On Buyout Drama
News  |  12/19/2013  | 
Dell leaders dish on life during the buyout process -- and what changes now that CEO Michael Dell is back in charge.
VMware Vs. KVM: OpenStack Hypervisor Race Heats Up
Commentary  |  12/18/2013  | 
KVM, the default hypervisor in OpenStack cloud software, faces increasing competition from VMware ESX Server. Mirantis cofounder Boris Renski puts the race in context.
Amazon Kinesis: Fast Analytics On Streaming Data
News  |  12/18/2013  | 
AWS Kinesis service takes in thousands of data streams, processes them on an Amazon cluster, and offers results in near real time.
Private Cloud Adoptions On A Roll
News  |  12/18/2013  | 
Private clouds are moving rapidly from concept to production as fears about expertise and integration wane, according to our new survey.
The Thinning Of The Datacenter
Commentary  |  12/17/2013  | 
Appliances that link on-premises systems to cloud resources will mean datacenters with less equipment – in smaller facilities.
IBM Predicts Next 5 Life-Changing Tech Innovations
Slideshows  |  12/17/2013  | 
IBM unveils its annual "5 in 5" list of technology breakthroughs that promise to change how we work and live within five years. Real promise or PR fantasy?
Cloud Services: 5 Key Questions Before You Buy
Commentary  |  12/17/2013  | 
The promise of the cloud is getting the most resources for your money. But IT leaders must carefully evaluate potential cloud services before they make the leap.
Cisco ACI: Proceed At Your Peril
Commentary  |  12/16/2013  | 
Cisco new SDN platform -- despite some positive features -- is confusing, unproven, and burdened with Cisco's complicated past.
Rackspace Launches Online DevOps Service
News  |  12/16/2013  | 
DevOps Automation Service lets a development team rapidly expand its development infrastructure without taking on more systems management tasks.
2014 Will Put The Software In SDN
Commentary  |  12/16/2013  | 
Next year, the "S" in SDN will take precedence, allowing new applications and security benefits, according to OpenFlow champion Dan Pitt.
Software-Defined Storage: How To Pick The Right Flavor
Commentary  |  12/16/2013  | 
SDS means different things to different vendors. Here's how to decide which variety fits best.
Tips For Preventing Data Center Outages
News  |  12/16/2013  | 
Avoiding costly data center outages isn't easy, but experts offer advice for reducing unplanned downtime.
Microsoft Partners To Extend Azure Reach
News  |  12/13/2013  | 
Like VMware, Microsoft looks to a set of partners to build out Azure-compatible cloud services and offer them on a regional basis.
Dell Fills Out Cloud Plans
News  |  12/13/2013  | 
Announcing a spate of cloud partnerships, Dell begins to firm up its new identity.
Microsoft Woos Gmail Users
News  |  12/13/2013  | 
Outlook.com introduces a Gmail migration tool to attract unhappy Google email users.
Oracle Supports OpenStack: Lip Service Or Real Commitment?
Commentary  |  12/13/2013  | 
As Oracle integrates OpenStack cloud with its technologies, the community asks: Will Oracle really embrace the open-source code spirit?
Tangled Data Protection Laws Threaten Cloud, Critics Say
News  |  12/13/2013  | 
Technology group calls for "Geneva Convention" to address complex maze of data laws that affect growth of cloud computing and global trade.
7 Ways Networking Will Evolve In 2014
Commentary  |  12/12/2013  | 
Network infrastructure is experiencing some dramatic changes in response to what's happening in the IT landscape. Here's what to expect in 2014.
DDoS Attacks Wreak Havoc On Data Centers
News  |  12/12/2013  | 
Distributed-denial-of-service attacks are a growing cause of costly data center outages, according to a new study.
Joyent Launches Ecommerce Solution Set
News  |  12/12/2013  | 
Cloud service provider offers preconfigured ecommerce solutions for retailers; targets Amazon customers.
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 Beta Debuts
News  |  12/12/2013  | 
Red Hat Enterprise Linux adds integration with Windows and VMware's vSphere environments, takes first steps toward hybrid cloud ops.
SSDs Dragged Storage Out Of The Dark Ages In 2013
Commentary  |  12/11/2013  | 
Storage has made significant technical progress this year. SSD and flash are now mainstream, and HDD is sliding (slowly) towards the retirement home.
Dell's Post-PC Era Identity In Flux
Commentary  |  12/11/2013  | 
Dell has promised innovation as a private company in the post-PC era -- but when can customers expect to see it?
Top 10 Cloud Fiascos
Slideshows  |  12/11/2013  | 
We don't mean to give cloud laggards encouragement, but you can learn from their concerns. Consider the evolution of the cloud disaster.
Oracle Embraces OpenStack
News  |  12/11/2013  | 
Oracle bows to the growing Open Stack trend, promises to integrate its product line with the open-source project.
SDN: What's In Store For 2014
Commentary  |  12/9/2013  | 
Software-defined networking has been THE topic in the networking industry this year. As 2013 comes to a close, let's take stock of its progress and consider where it's headed.
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