Calling All Cloud Computing Developers, Innovators & Startups
If you're a cloud computing startup, innovator, or just a developer who is tinkering with that pet cloud project in your "garage" and you're looking for some prime time exposure (including free exhibit space at Cloud Connect), then you should be thinking about putting yourself in the running for Launch Pad at Cloud Connect. I, along with fellow InformationWeek editors John Foley and Fritz Nelson, are among the 10 jury members a
HP And Microsoft To Compete Against Oracle/Sun
Two weeks ago, HP and Microsoft announced they would jointly spend $250 million to better integrate their hardware and software systems. That's one of the first reactions to Oracle's expected acquisition of Sun Microsystems and its entry into the hardware business. More such alliances are likely to spring out of the ranks of Oracle's competitors.
Attacks on Google Deal Blow to the Cloud
You would have to be living under a rock not to hear the news that China attempted to hack into several Gmail accounts of human rights activists... The next fear is that bad guys will begin to focus on the SaaS and other cloud computing players...
Indexing Cloud Storage
Cloud storage may end up being the great storage repository in the sky. The destination that holds all our data and gets it off of our local storage. Whether you use this as a fourth tier of storage that your internal archive spills over too or as your sole archive, someday you are going to need to find data in it. Should we be indexing cloud storage to find the needle in the haystack?
Open Source Clouds On The Rise
The U.S. government is an early adopter of cloud computing and a proponent of open source, two trends that are about to intersect.
Defense Department Taps New Cloud Service
The Army and Navy are using a new fee-based service from the Defense Information System Agency that gives DOD programmers increased control over software projects.
What Is Cloud Appropriate Data?
As the use of cloud storage becomes more prevalent this year one of the key challenges is what data should go to cloud storage, when that data should be moved there and how should that data be moved there?
Open Source Meets Cloud Computing
The U.S. government is increasingly using open source software in its IT infrastructure. Separately, the feds are adopting cloud computing. Those two trends are about to merge, putting federal IT pros on the forefront of what will likely become an industry-wide phenomenon.
Giving FSF Chief GNU-isance Richard Stallman The Credit GNU Deserves
After carrying-on for many years an on-again, off-again email-only relationship with Free Software Foundation president and founder Richard Stallman (or "Chief GNU-isance" according to the FSF staff), I finally met him today for a face-to-face interview. While the interview was actually for a larger project we're working on here at InformationWeek, we spent a considerable amount of time talking about the issues he wrestles with every day. One of them is GNU and the highly misguided usage of the