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  • Microsoft puts SkyDrive app on Xbox360

    A new SkyDrive app for Microsoft's Xbox 360 allows users to upload content to Microsoft's cloud storage service from PCs and mobile devices, and then view it on the game console.

  • Survey: 1 in 3 'mission-critical' applications now in Cloud

    About 1 in 3 "mission-critical" applications are currently in the cloud, and this is expected to increase to 1 in 2 by 2015, according to a survey of 400 IT and business managers.

  • How IT can become a driver of business growth

    IT departments don't live up to business-driving potential.

  • Consultancy launches DIY cloud, OpenStack-style

    Cloud consultancy Mirantis today released a series of support options to help customers launch test or full-scale deployments of OpenStack-powered clouds.

  • Is the Cloud the right place for your data warehouse?

    The single biggest news coming from Amazon Web Service's first user conference recently was the launch of the company's newest service, Redshift, a Cloud-based data warehouse tool. And it prompts the question: Is the Cloud the right place for data warehousing?

  • The 3 biggest threats to your cloud data

    Any horror movie fan can tell you the scariest threats are the ones you don't see coming, and the same is true when it comes to threats to cloud data. IT has decades of experience protecting on-premise resources. Virtually no one has even one decade of experience running major SaaS applications, so we should be prepared for some surprises.

  • SDN switch company takes aim at the cloud

    SDN switch vendor Pica8 this week unveiled a reference architecture intended to help cloud providers develop their programmable networks using Pica8 products.

  • VMware makes a play for developers with Pivotal Initiative

    Pivotal Initiative lumps multiple app dev, big data, and cloud efforts under a single umbrella

  • IT shops will become consultants instead of tech managers, says EMC's CIO

    As with their user forum last year, EMC's Forum Boston 2012 on Friday emphasized cloud infrastructure technology, big data and business intelligence products.

  • Analyzing costs in cloud business models

    IT leaders know cloud is here to stay, but many are still trying to calculate the potential return on investment. Based on our experience, companies that outsource their infrastructure as a service (IaaS) can expect to achieve 18% cost savings over three years compared to in-house IT.

  • Hadoop startup Cloudera lands big funding for big data

    Big data is expected to be a big deal in the coming years and venture capitalists seem to agree, having pumped an additional $65 million into Cloudera, a company that promises to bring Hadoop data management tools to the enterprise.

  • Hadoop on Windows Azure: Hive vs. JavaScript for processing big data

    For some time Microsoft didn't offer a solution for processing big data in cloud environments. SQL Server is good for storage, but its ability to analyze terabytes of data is limited. Hadoop, which was designed for this purpose, is written in Java and was not available to .Net developers. So, Microsoft launched the Hadoop on Windows Azure service to make it possible to distribute the load and speed up big data computations.

  • Gartner: Growth in Cloud computing to shape 2013 security trends

    It's the time when predictions for the new year run high, and when it comes to IT security, Gartner analysts are predicting that 2013 is going to be about expansion of cloud computing and the struggle by the enterprise to achieve appropriate security for it.

  • Amazon Web Services continues Windows push with PowerShell addition

    Amazon Web Services (AWS) has added PowerShell to the management options for its cloud, in a move that reaches out to the Windows community.

  • Gartner: Amazon, HP cloud SLAs are "practically useless"

    Amazon Web Services, which Gartner recently named a market-leader in infrastructure as a service cloud computing, has the "dubious status of 'worst SLA (service level agreement) of any major cloud provider'" analyst Lydia Leong blogged today, but HP's newly available public cloud service could be even worse..

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    A new generation of monitoring systems addresses the challenges of large-scale applications and more dynamic infrastructures

  • Citrix acquires Zenprise to extend BYOD stack

    Extending its line of enterprise management software for mobile devices, Citrix is acquiring device management software provider Zenprise.

  • Microsoft announces "me too" Cloud price drop for Azure

    Microsoft is the latest to drop the price of its Cloud computing services, following two price cuts each by Google and Amazon Web Services.

  • Avaya virtualizes UC Aura platform

    Catching up with many of the other unified communications vendors, Avaya today announced that its Aura platform now can be virtualized.

  • Amazon connects node.js to AWS services

    Amazon is providing a way for one of the most popular JavaScript extensions, node.js, to easily access the Amazon Web Service collection of cloud computing capabilities.