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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
  • Empire state ends IT empire building

    New York, the nation's third most populous state, has over 120,000 state employees spread across more than three dozen agencies. These agencies all run their own IT operations, but that is all going to change and for good reason.

    Written by Patrick Thibodeau16 Aug. 13 18:57
  • 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
  • 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
  • Cost battle: Cloud computing vs. in-house IT

    It's one of the fundamental questions of cloud computing: Is it less expensive to run workloads in a public cloud than in an on-premises IT environment?

    Written by Brandon Butler12 March 13 18:20
  • 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
  • Inbound QoS -- control at your front door

    Network congestion has compelled organizations to deploy traffic shaping and Quality of Service (QoS) appliances just before the WAN router to control outbound traffic. But in today's complex environments, organizations are rethinking how to manage the onslaught of data flowing across the network, and the focus of congestion control has increasingly shifted to traffic flowing inbound from the many data sources.

    Written by Miles Kelly, senior director of product marketing, Riverbed Technology13 Dec. 12 00:16
  • 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
  • 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