Data Center Cloud Computing Category


3PAR Suitor Dell Weighs Options

Dell has a couple of days to make the next move in its bidding war against HP for the small scale-out storage maker. Read More >

3PAR Bidding War Hits $2B

Dell matches HP's offer in an effort to win over utility storage maker 3PAR. Read More >

3PAR Bidding War Rages On

Dell raised the stakes in its bidding war against HP for storage vendor 3PAR, upping its offer to $1.6 billion, or $24.30 a share. HP countered five hours later. Read More >

Dell's $99 Smartphone

Dell introduces the Android-running Aero smartphone as its first U.S. smartphone - a designation that puts its Streak in clear tablet terms. Read More >

Infrastructure-as-a-Service Is on the Rise

IAAS delivers computer infrastructure, typically a platform virtualization environment as a service. Read More >

IT Spending Growth Forecast

A U.K.-based study on IT spending is bullish for the remainder of the year with single-digit growth forecasts through 2014. Unsurprisingly, cloud computing and service-oriented environments get a lot of attention in the research analysis. Read More >

Dell, Aruba in Wireless LAN Deal

A multi-year agreement will deliver Aruba Networks' wireless LAN solutions under Dell's PowerConnect W-Series networking portfolio. Read More >

IT Outsourcing Plummets in 2Q 2010

Report says IT outsourcing dropped 30 percent in 2Q 2010 compared with the prior quarter, and 23 percent year-on-year. However, innovations such as cloud computing are beginning to influence the market. Read More >

Research Slideshow: CIOs Harbor High Expectations for Cloud Computing

CIOs and other top IT managers are more interested than ever in cloud-computing solutions for their enterprise needs, according to a new survey from Savvis. That is because many of them would like to get out of the business of managing their IT infrastructure and are looking to the cloud for outsourcing. But this does not mean that the cloud is getting a "free pass" from senior tech managers.... Read More >

Dow Jones CIO on Cloud Rights

We had the chance to speak with Dean Del Vecchio, SVP CIO/CAO at Dow Jones and a member of the Gartner Global IT Council for Cloud Computing, to gain further insight into the council's recently released "6 Rights of Cloud Computing." This guideline is sorely needed for CIOs contemplating further cloud initiatives. Read More >

Cloud Engineering: The CIO's Dilemma

Gartner defines cloud engineering as the process of designing the systems necessary to leverage the power and economics of cloud resources to solve business problems. You can bring this skill set in-house, but there may be other options that prove more cost-effective for your organization. Read More >

Trends Slideshow: 9 Reasons Smartphones Will Take Over Business Computing

In her first post as Editor In Chief of CIO Insight, Susan Nunziata made no bones about her bullishness for the future of mobile computing in the enterprise. We'll go one step further here, skipping right over laptops and tablets, and offer you a future where smartphones are the... Read More >

Cloud Computing Rights and Responsibilities

Although their tone reminds us vaguely of the U.S. Miranda warning, the spirit of these cloud services rights and responsibilities outlined by the Gartner Global IT Council for Cloud Services serve as a best-practices guideline for enterprises looking to deploy cloud-based solutions. The Council, which consists of CIOs of large enterprises that consume cloud services and Gartner analysts, has... Read More >

Dell Services Cloud Expands

In an expansion of its cloud strategy, Dell will begin implementing the limited production release of the Microsoft Windows Azure platform appliance to host public and private clouds for its customers. The Microsoft Windows Azure platform is a turnkey cloud platform for large service providers and enterprises to run in their own data centers. Read More >

Cisco Launches Cloud Enablement Services

As Cisco Systems reinvents itself partly as a cloud-computing infrastructure provider, it needs to add a set of services to wrap around all the hardware and software it wants to sell. Read More >

The Cloud Debate: Public Versus Private

What does the legal battle between and Microsoft really mean for the future of cloud computing? Read More >

Delving into Private and Public Clouds

An unsurprising report hides some surprising implications for enterprise private cloud computing. Read More >

Cutting Through Cloud Computing Clutter

Most of the vendor noise surrounding the cloud centers on needless religious wars. Read More >

Gartner Says Companies Taking Bad IT Habits into Cloud

Software-as-a-service applications will remain a focus of the enterprise for some time to come, according to a new research note from analysis firm Gartner. However, along with that adoption, a number of companies have started engaging in the same "bad practices" with the cloud that marked their use of on-premises software, particularly with regard to shelfware. Read More >

Workplace Slideshow: How Telecommuting Pays Off

Telecommuting—workers like it, the environment benefits from it, but a lot of bosses still disdain it. In a tight economy, though, it is harder than ever to argue with the bottom-line numbers. Allowing employees to work outside the office provides a great cost savings for organizations, according to new findings from Citrix Online and the Telework Research Network. Read More >

Dell Launches Slew of Printer Solutions

Computer and printing solutions giant Dell announced a series of printer solutions aimed at helping lawyers, teachers and health care staff, as well as a single function printer, the 5350dn. Designed for larger businesses, the 5350dn can print up to 50 single-sided pages per minute. The Dell 5350dn is currently available in the United States and starts at $1,519.99. The company is also offering... Read More >

The Future of Public and Private Cloud Computing

Cloud Computing is a hot IT infrastructure topic, but CIOs are still concerned about security, compliance and privacy. In this interview conducted at the MIT CIO Symposium, EMC's CIO offers in how to engage in cloud computing and still assure enterprise computing needs. Read More >

An Enterprise Approach to Software As A Service

Software as a Service offers potential for rapid application development and deployment, but there are enterprise software and security needs that must be taken into account before embarking on a service oriented enterprise architecture. Read More >

Strategic Tech Slideshow: Virtualization and Cloud Report Card

Attendees at the annual Network Instruments conference used the meet-up to discuss the challenges and opportunities of virtualization and cloud deployments. A survey of 105 IT decision makers at the event yielded the following results. Read More >

EMC and Ciscos Acadia Cloud Computing Initiative

Cloud computing is a hot technology trend for information technology professionals. Recently, EMC, Cisco, VMware and Intel announced Acadia, a joint venture headed up by Michael Capellas, former Compaq president. In this video news report, Elias explains how to mesh cloud computing and enterprise applications and the role Acadia will play in developing cloud computing for the enterprise. Read More >

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