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  • Cloud views for 2013

    Gartner predicted in December 2011 that cloud computing would be getting real in 2012. They said cloud computing "is becoming a reality." But did that happen? In my view, not exactly.

    11 Feb. 13 21:09 Written by Marten Mickos, CEO, Eucalyptus Systems
  • 7 reasons to move DR to the cloud

    It's well-known that disaster recovery is vital to sustaining a business. Organizations simply cannot function without their IT systems. That first wave of DR solutions dating back to the 1970s created a safety net for computer systems, but still involved days of downtime. Modern-day disaster recovery as a service (DRaaS) are a world apart.

    11 Feb. 13 21:09 Written by Mike Gault, CEO of Guardtime
  • Learn to fail and avoid the next cloud outage

    Outages with large public cloud providers aren't more common than they are with a business' own private infrastructure.

    11 Feb. 13 20:05 Written by Apurva Dave, vice president of products and marketing, Riverbed Stingray Business Unit
  • Microsoft's SkyDrive now stores 1B documents

    Microsoft today announced its cloud storage service now has one billion documents stored and said it has added new features to quickly save documents and get a link to share with others.

    08 Feb. 13 20:37 Written by Lucas Mearian
  • Rackspace plans to hire 1,000

    Rackspace plans to add 1,000 people to its staff of about 5,000 over the next two years. It is doing so under an agreement with the state of Texas, which will help train its workers.

    08 Feb. 13 20:04 Written by Patrick Thibodeau
  • The growing importance and network impact of VDI

    If virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) was a racehorse, it would be one to back. Gartner predicts that hosted virtual desktop (HVD) deployments will reach 15% of professional desktop users by 2014 and Visiongain estimates that the value of the global cloud-based VDI market will reach $11 billion in 2012. But VDI places significant strain upon the WAN due to the amount of data being transferred between the server and the desktop. If the network is unable to provide adequate performance to applications, they are likely to perform poorly, or fail completely.

    08 Feb. 13 20:03 Written by David White, president, Ipanema Technologies, N.A.
  • Intel invests in SDN pioneer Big Switch Networks

    Intel Capital has invested in software-defined networking company Big Switch Networks, as it hopes to help the company change the way data centers are networked.

    08 Feb. 13 12:29 Written by Mikael Ricknäs
  • IBM gives cloud storage controls to corporate users

    Amid a flurry of news surrounding the Watson supercomputer, IBM this week released major upgrades to three enterprise storage products, including a self-service software portal for end users.

    07 Feb. 13 22:12 Written by Lucas Mearian
  • Cycle Computing spins up 10,600 instances in Amazon's cloud

    High performance cloud computing company Cycle Computing is no stranger to spinning up massive clusters of servers in Amazon's public cloud, but this week the company says it recently ran one of its largest jobs ever, one that used 10,598 multi-core instances

    07 Feb. 13 20:15 Written by Brandon Butler
  • Security standards council cuts through PCI cloud confusion

    Can you hold Payment Card Information (PCI) data in a cloud-based service? Yes, but doing so isn't straightforward, so the PCI Security Standards Council has published a guideline that clarifies what approaches compliance-minded businesses can take.

    07 Feb. 13 17:01 Written by Ellen Messmer
  • HP wants to help developers make apps faster

    There's a new wave of application development tools on the market dubbed "agile" that aim to speed the delivery of applications and provide for a more collaborative environment. Today, HP took a big step toward making sure it is a relevant player in that market.

    05 Feb. 13 16:47 Written by Brandon Butler

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