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IT stressed over cloud and video bandwidth demands

IT executives understand the value of cloud services and videoconferencing tools, but one of the chief concerns remains the strain those services put on network bandwidth, according to a study released today.

Written by Brandon Butler14 March 12 03:29

Watson clones could be delivered through the cloud

IBM, whose Watson computer system last year famously beat two of the "Jeopardy!" game show's top contestants, is now looking to deliver the AI-powered computer framework through the cloud.

Written by Brandon Butler10 March 12 03:44

Sony division drops AWS, goes OpenStack

The division of Sony that suffered a cyberattack last year, which led to a major PlayStation network outage and sensitive customer data being compromised, has dropped Amazon Web Services for at least a portion of its cloud hosting and computing in favor of an OpenStack platform hosted by Rackspace.

Written by Brandon Butler09 March 12 21:31

Chinese Firewall's most blocked terms

Terms related to political activists, anti-government movements and state censorship efforts are the most likely to be censored on Chinese blogs and social media sites, according to researchers at Carnegie Mellon University.

Written by Brandon Butler08 March 12 04:45

IBM: Cloud deployment low now but won't stay that way

A new survey from IBM finds that while only 13% of businesses have substantially implemented cloud-based offerings, they are expected to grow to 41% in three years.

Written by Brandon Butler08 March 12 01:20

Amazon cuts cloud prices, again

Amazon Web Service has reduced prices for its infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS) offerings, the 19th time the cost of cloud-based services from the market-leading company has dropped in six years.

Written by Brandon Butler07 March 12 04:43

Cloud consultants Cloud Sherpas, Global One merge

Cloud Sherpas and GlobalOne, which advise clients in implementing cloud-based Software as a Service applications, have merged in what is a sign of the continually busy M&A activity in the SaaS market.

Written by Brandon Butler06 March 12 10:30

Industry heavies unite to float 'The Science Cloud'

More than a dozen international IT firms have partnered to create Helix Nebula - The Science Cloud, which will be used by European researchers to provide cloud-based computing support for scientific discoveries.

Written by Brandon Butler02 March 12 07:48

Are community Cloud services the next hot thing?

When Mathew Lodge, senior director of Cloud services for VMware, looks out over the Cloud landscape and envisions how it will continue to evolve, he sees community Clouds playing a big role. And he's not the only one.

Written by Brandon Butler02 March 12 07:48

Are community cloud services the next hot thing?

When Matthew Lodge, senior director of cloud services for VMware, looks out over the cloud landscape and envisions how it will continue to evolve, he sees community clouds playing a big role. And he's not the only one.

Written by Brandon Butler01 March 12 22:43

Harris kills hosted cloud service program

In what could be a sign of hesitation by some IT executives to store sensitive data in the cloud, Harris Corp. has pulled out of its off-premise remote hosting business because of lack of adoption from customers.

Written by Brandon Butler29 Feb. 12 05:44

NaviSite wants to host your virtual desktops

Seeking to capture a slice of market share in the emerging field of virtual desktop services, NaviSite, a Time Warner Cable managed service provider of cloud-based products has announced its next major endeavor: a desktop as a service (DaaS) offering aimed specifically at enterprise customers.

Written by Brandon Butler28 Feb. 12 07:33

MIT takes aim at secure, self-healing cloud

What if a <a href="http://www.networkworld.com/supp/2009/ndc3/051809-cloud-faq.html">cloud computing</a> infrastructure could recognize a cyberattack, eliminate it, and never stop working while all that is being done? That's what researchers at MIT, with help from the federal government, are investigating the feasibility of.

Written by Brandon Butler28 Feb. 12 06:20
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