Zynga Takes On Amazon In IaaS Game
Zynga will sell cloud infrastructure-as-a-service to other game makers who want a hosting platform. With this innovative play, Zynga just became Amazon's competitor.
Google Drive: 10 Alternatives To See
Dropbox, Box, iCloud, and now, Google Drive, have the most familiar names. But many alternative services satisfy a variety of storage, backup, and file-sharing needs.
Google Drive Arrives, At Last
Google Drive will duel with the likes of Dropbox and Box for the right to be your file sharing service in the cloud.
Asteroid Mining Plan Revealed
Planetary Resources, a new company with backers including current and past Microsoft and Google execs, shared its strategy to create a new industry in mining asteroids.
Adobe Serves Up Creative Cloud Buffet
Blending cloud and desktop software offerings, Adobe makes the latest upgrade to its Creative Suite products available as an all-you-can-eat buffet, for a monthly fee.
4 Keys To Hybrid Cloud Planning
When blending private and public cloud infrastructure, IT leaders must consider everything from IT skill sets to management tools. Prioritize these four topics.
Google Continues Product Purge
Google shutters Flu Vaccine Finder and Google Related, and ends Patent Search as a separate website, in ongoing trimming of services.
Amazon: Era Of Data Centers Ending
At Amazon Web Service Summit 2012, Amazon's Adam Selipski cites "undeniable signs" of a cloud transition. Within 20 years, most enterprises will run entirely in the cloud, he says.
4 Ways IT's Role Changing Faster Than Expected
Analysts at the Corporate Executive Board say you'd better update your five-year plan, because a series of radical shifts around IT's value, ownership, and role are happening sooner than envisioned.
VMware Cloud Foundry Plays Disruptive Role
On Cloud Foundry's first birthday, VMware CTO Steve Herrod likened it to the Linux of cloud computing. That's not quite right, but this open source platform for developers could slay worries about cloud vendor lock-in.
Cloud Security Frameworks: The Current State
A typical IT organization has a stratification of skills, responsibilities, and associated budgets. These are generally structured along platform, operations, and increasingly, lines of business.