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  • GE thinks it's time to put industrial data in the Cloud

    Internet tools are just starting to be applied to industrial tasks such as maintaining equipment and optimizing operations, but the wealth of data being produced by industrial systems could make this a major focus of development in the coming years.

    18 June 13 22:52 Written by Stephen Lawson
  • Forrester: PaaS makes developers happy

    Although the platform as a service (PaaS) market is smaller than both IaaS and SaaS segments of the Cloud computing industry, research firm Forrester says this technology could be one of the most important cloud-based services for businesses moving forward.

    18 June 13 18:18 Written by Brandon Butler
  • Venture firm Accel makes another huge Big Data bet

    Accel Partners Tuesday announced a $100 million fund to back software companies exploiting the technology foundation built by the first wave of Big Data start-ups.

    18 June 13 16:18 Written by Bob Brown
  • Walmart taking the Chromebook mainstream

    Walmart has begun selling the Chromebook in 2,800 of its approximately 4,600 U.S. stores, expanding the reach of this still-on-the-margins platform. Staples too.

    18 June 13 10:12 Written by Patrick Thibodeau
  • European and US cloud providers go head-to-head after NSA revelations

    European cloud providers think the U.S. spy scandal will result in more enterprises choosing local alternatives over the likes of Amazon Web Services and Rackspace, which, on the other hand, are adamant that they aren't taking part in programs such as Prism.

    14 June 13 15:19 Written by Mikael Ricknäs
  • Ten best practices for the cloud

    According to the IT industry trade association CompTIA, "over 80% of companies now claim to use some form of cloud solution, whether that be virtual machines that can be spun up on demand or applications that can be easily procured and put into use."

    14 June 13 14:58 Written by James Careless
  • Spy-proof enterprise encryption is possible, but daunting

    Data encryption could help enterprises protect their sensitive information against mass surveillance by governments, as well as guard against unauthorized access by ill-intended third parties, but the correct implementation and use of data encryption technologies is not an easy task, according to security experts.

    13 June 13 21:18 Written by Lucian Constantin
  • IT isn't going away, says Fox CIO

    The next summer blockbuster out of 20th Century Fox might be called "The Incredible Shrinking Data Center."

    13 June 13 11:04 Written by Patrick Thibodeau
  • Gartner: Start security monitoring in the public Cloud

    Security monitoring -- the type involving traditional security information and event management (SIEM) -- can be done in some public Cloud environments, according to Gartner. And if you're using public Cloud services, it's time to think about doing it.

    12 June 13 20:40 Written by Ellen Messmer
  • Red Hat shakes up OpenStack lineup

    Red Hat announced a large-scale restructuring of its OpenStack-based offerings today, bundling its Enterprise Linux software with the OpenStack platform, and creating a more comprehensive infrastructure product for private-cloud IaaS.

    12 June 13 20:39 Written by Jon Gold
  • HP launches Cloud OS for Moonshot and other HP systems

    On the second day of its annual HP Discover user conference in Las Vegas, Hewlett-Packard launched an operating system (OS) designed specifically for cloud computing, called the HP Cloud OS. Initially, however, the software can only be obtained by purchasing HP systems.

    12 June 13 19:53 Written by Joab Jackson
  • Startup touts private cloud as a service

    You can buy pretty much anything in IT today "as a service," and now it's come to this: 2011 startup company named Metacloud claims to be one of the first to offer a cloud-based service of cloud computing resources.

    12 June 13 18:41 Written by Brandon Butler
  • Juniper keeps its simplification promise

    As promised, Juniper has added automation and orchestration features to its campus and data center switches, including OpenStack support.

    12 June 13 18:40 Written by Jim Duffy
  • Google chases Amazon, both drop Cloud prices

    It's become a common scene in the Cloud industry nowadays: Every few weeks or months a Cloud vendor announces a price reduction on its services, and then within a couple of days at least one other competitor announces a price reduction as well. Today, it took just hours.

    11 June 13 21:01 Written by Brandon Butler