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  • Red Hat Unveils New Offerings, Cloud Certification at VMworld

    he open source solutions provider is showing off demos of its forthcoming CloudForms 2.1 cloud management technology at VMworld in San Francisco. It also announced a new product that integrates Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization and Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server as well as a new training and certification program for OpenStack.

    Written by Thor Olavsrud26 Aug. 13 19:42
  • Government still cautious about cloud: Glenn Archer

    Glenn Archer, the Australian government CIO, remains cautious about agencies moving to the cloud and said there are still challenges that need to be overcome.

    Written by Stephanie McDonald28 June 13 11:08
  • HP announces Cloud platform based on OpenStack

    HP executives have announced a cloud platform based on OpenStack amid a flurry of other cloud-related announcements at the HP World Tour in Beijing.

    Written by Adam Bender25 June 13 16:42
  • How Top CIOs Tackle Big Data, Analytics and Cloud Security

    In an increasingly complex IT landscape, leading CIOs seek novel ways to use big data and cloud services to improve business processes. Keeping data secure remains a challenge, though, as does finding the right people to manage it all.

    Written by Brian Eastwood29 May 13 13:03
  • Why VMware's hybrid Cloud announcement could be a big deal

    Perhaps the biggest selling point for VMware's newly announced hybrid cloud strategy -- and the reason it could be a game changer in the infrastructure as a service (IaaS) market -- is because of the common platform VMware customers will now have between their private Cloud internal systems and this new VMware-operated public Cloud.

    Written by Brandon Butler14 March 13 20:04
  • CIOs talk about their top priorities for 2013

    CIO Australia spoke to five IT leaders about the key technology and business strategies that will help drive growth across their organisations this year.

    Written by Rebecca Merrett20 Feb. 13 12:45
  • Learn to fail and avoid the next cloud outage

    Outages with large public cloud providers aren't more common than they are with a business' own private infrastructure.

    Written by Apurva Dave, vice president of products and marketing, Riverbed Stingray Business Unit11 Feb. 13 20:05
  • 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.

    Written by James Parker, senior vice president of sales, Savvis07 Dec. 12 16:09
  • What not to put in the cloud

    The cloud promises unlimited capacity, pennies per hour to operate, 4+ nines of uptime and infrastructure managed by a dedicated staff. Even technical challenges around security and compliance can be achieved and are no longer suspect. So why wouldn't you send everything to the cloud?

    Written by Jake Robinson, solutions architect, Bluelock26 Nov. 12 20:56
  • Building a fortress in the cloud for your critical data

    Businesses are in the crosshairs as military and spy organizations around the world step up their cyber-snooping techniques, and the shift to cloud is only exacerbating the risks. How can you be sure your cloud partner is capable of protecting your data from cyberattacks?

    Written by Jose Albino, director of operations and compliance, Hughes Cloud Services26 Nov. 12 17:54
  • Opinion: 'Bring your own services' is the next big thing not to worry about

    CIOs often complain that the bring-your-own-device (BYOD) movement is undermining their ability to keep their infrastructure and data secure. Every employee who comes to work with his or her smartphone or tablet and pulls up sales reports, help tickets and other corporate data creates a small hole in the armor companies have spent billions to build. Over time, the argument goes, the holes become a dangerous sieve.

    Written by Rachel Delacour, co-founder and CEO of BIME19 Nov. 12 19:01
  • VMware and Microsoft are missing the boat on private PaaS, consultant says

    VMware's Cloud Foundry and Microsoft Azure are two of the leading platform as a service (PaaS) offerings from two cloud heavyweights, but one consultant says both companies are largely ignoring the private cloud market, creating a glaring hole for customers.

    Written by Brandon Butler16 Nov. 12 15:50
  • EMC works to boost acceptance of public and private clouds

    EMC has tied its fortunes to the future of cloud computing and is working hard to change the hearts and minds of IT executives so they will embrace the same vision, according to the firm's chief marketing officer.

    Written by Tim Greene17 Dec. 11 04:31