InformationWeek 2014 Hybrid Cloud Survey
Mixing public and private can deliver the best of both cloud worlds for IT groups that can figure out where workloads work best and address potential security issues.
Google: Docker Does Containers Right
Two leaders for Google's cloud computing services talk about how they use containers in the data center, and why virtual machines also remain critical to their strategy.
InformationWeek 2014 Next-Generation IT Survey
The future of IT is all about integrating key elements such as mobile, cloud, security, and big data. Successful companies will focus on reusable components, data-based security, and automation.
5 Cloud Contract Traps To Avoid
A cloud contract is just that, a contract. As such, it carries with it all of the normal pitfalls of a contractual relationship -- and a few specialized ones. Here's how to identify and avoid the risks.
Cloud SLAs: Improvements Still Needed
There's been a slight improvement in cloud SLAs as leading service providers like HP, Amazon, and Google guarantee 99.95% uptime by the month, not year. But performance issues remain.
10 Cloud Analytics & BI Platforms For Business
With apps and data headed into the cloud, analytics and business intelligence can't be far behind. Here are 10 options, ranging from simple data-visualization tools to complete cloud suites.
Oracle Details Cloud Cost-Cut Plan
Oracle president Thomas Kurian touts IT cost savings through cloud software automation. Will "transparent" pricing and fixed-price consulting seal the deal?
Bitcoin Taxation: A Gift From The IRS And The Coffee Problem
Every bitcoin transaction requires a gain or loss calculation between acquired cost basis and the amount it was sold for. This is no problem for large blocks, but on everyday purchases, a gain or loss calculation on every $1.79 cup of coffee is a lot of calculating.
9 Cloud Trends For 2015
In 2015, expect to see the cloud mature as a platform for hybrid operations, with cloud data centers achieving new efficiencies through containers.