Data Center Cloud Computing Category


Cloud-Storage Standards Gaining Popularity in Market

The Storage Networking Industry Association's CDMI standard is becoming more common in commercial cloud implementations, a survey finds. Read More >

Dell Exec Disses iPad as Pricey, Complicated

Dell went on the offensive against Apple's ubiquitous iPad, asserting that the tablet is too expensive and complex to be a useful tool in the enterprise. Read More >

Cisco Gives Cloud Offerings a Boost with newScale Acquisition

The acquisition of newScale and its provisioning software helps Cisco Systems expand its cloud computing services. Read More >

What You Should Tell Your CEO About Cloud Computing

To borrow from Mark Twain's famous remark about the weather, everybody talks about the cloud, but nobody knows anything about it. At a time when companies' use of clouds is just getting started, the chief information officer's judgment and store of knowledge are invaluable assets. These are especially important when the CIO sets out to educate that most important stakeholder of all, the chief... Read More >

Cloud Strategy: What Every CIO Needs to Know

Cloud promises to change how we access information as profoundly as the printing press altered civilization. Organizations will be able to virtualize almost every aspect of activity, starting with IT, and CIOs will have a rare opportunity to reinvent their role. The big question is timing. To manage that uncertainty, CIOs must begin now with a ‘cloud incubator’ that can sense and... Read More >

RSA's SecurID Authentication Products Targeted by Hackers

Hackers hit EMC's RSA Security and snagged information related to its SecurID two-factor authentication products. Read More >

SAP, Verizon Partner on Cloud CRM Delivery Solution

As part of the SAP CRM rapid-deployment solution on Verizon’s CAAS, services will be delivered based on the user-subscription license model. Read More >

Infrastructure Slideshow: Public Cloud Spending by Businesses is on the Rise

When it comes to productivity in the enterprise, you're probably thinking seriously about ways to improve it. And much of the time, you're undoubtedly considering how public IT cloud services might be able to help you achieve that goal - particularly when cloud services are combined with enterprise... Read More >

Making the Most of Cloud-Enabled Enterprise Mobility

IT leaders from PwC, Jackson Hewitt Tax Service, private equity group EQT and fire-alarm inspection company Critical Systems share the real business impact resulting from the intersection of mobility and the cloud. Read More >

A New World of IT Risks: Are CIOs Up to the Challenge?

The disruptive forces of cloud computing, social media, and mobility are all hitting CIOs at the same time, introducing a broad, new set of risks and security challenges. This rapidly evolving enterprise technology environment makes it more important than ever for CIOs to get a handle on what the real risks are within your IT ecosystem. Read More >

Cloud Cruiser Simplifies Chargebacks by Tracking Service Use

To help IT departments keep track of who's using what -- and how much they're spending so that they can charge them back correctly -- Cloud Cruiser is launching a hosted service. Read More >

Microsoft Offering Developers Free Trial on Windows Azure Cloud

Microsoft is helping dvelopers access and build applications for the Windows Azure cloud-computing platform. Read More >

Infrastructure Slideshow: IBM's Watson Supercomputer Goes to Work for You: 11 Personal Apps

Beginning Feb. 14, man matched wits with machine on Jeopardy! as the world watched IBM supercomputer Watson face off against the quiz show's two most famous human champions. For three days the world tuned in to see how IBM's Watson supercomputer fared in the two-game tournament. In the battle of man vs. machine,... Read More >

'New Computer Overlord' Watson Beats Jeopardy Champs

In his Final Jeopardy answer, Ken Jennings wrote, "I, for one, welcome our new computer overlords," as he conceded victory to IBM's Watson. Read More >

Dell Seeing Success With Server Business

Dell executive Forrest Norrod says virtualization, cloud computing and workload migrations are helping Dell's server business take off. Read More >

IBM's Watson Wins Jeopardy Match, Despite U.S. Geography Stumble

Despite flubbing its Final Jeopardy answer, IBM's Watson supercomputer bested its human competition at the trivia game. Read More >

Security Slideshow: NIST Cloud Security Guidelines

The National Institute of Standards and Technology unveiled a set of guidelines for managing security and privacy issues in cloud computing. While this effort is aimed at organizations operating in the public sector, NIST's guidelines offered up valuable tips for any enterprise CIO considering the use of public cloud computing services. The NIST's Read More >

Watson Jeopardy Showdown Day 1: Man, Machine Tied

Longrunning Jeopardy! champ Brad Rutter ties for first place with IBM's supercomputer Watson on Day 1 of the Man Vs. Machine showdown. Ken Jennings not so far behind. Read More >

News Slideshow: RSA's Cloud Trust Authority: 9 Fast Facts

If you're thinking seriously about bringing cloud computing to your organization, you're probably also considering how you will work with cloud service providers. You undoubtedly have very real concerns around cloud security and compliance. In fact, Gartner details these concerns in its manifesto on... Read More >

Research Slideshow: Gartner's CIO Agenda: Cloud Computing Tops the List

Cloud computing ranks No. 1 on the CIO technology priority list for the year, according to a Gartner Research report, "Reimagining IT: The 2011 CIO Agenda." The report is based on survey responses from 2,014 CIOs in 50 countries, as well as interviews conducted by Gartner analysts with leading CIOs. In fact, Gartner predicts an... Read More >

Innovation Slideshow: Watson's Jeopardy Showdown: Man Vs. Machine

An epic showdown of man vs. machine took place Feb. 14-16, 2011. That's when "Watson ," a computing system from IBM, faced off against "Jeopardy!" superstars Ken Jennings and Brad Rutter. Turns out, an artificial intelligence-driven machine can overcome... Read More >

Infrastructure Slideshow: Enterprise Cloud Infrastructure: Is Yours Fully Leveraged?

Despite growing corporate adoption of cloud computing, many organizations are not fully leveraging the cloud infrastructure they have implemented, according to a survey of 100 senior-level IT professionals. The survey was conducted in December 2010 by Electric Cloud, a provider of cloud development products, and Osterman Research, an... Read More >

SMBs Look to Cloud Computing to Cut Costs, Improve Productivity

According to a survey from cloud-based VoIP and UC solution vendor Fonality, small and medium-sized businesses are turning to the cloud. Read More >

Debt, Taxes Taking Toll on U.S. Competitiveness, Dell, IBM CEOs Say

The chief executives of two major U.S. technology companies say we're losing our competitive edge and we need to do something about it. Read More >

RSA Celebrates 20th Anniversary

At the 20th annual RSA Conference in San Francisco, mobile security will be on everyone's minds. Read More >

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