Cloud Computing


Gartner: PCs Out, 'Personal Cloud' In by 2014

A new report from research firm Gartner Inc. predicts that, by 2014, the PC will no longer be the primary digital device for most users.

10 Steps to the Private Cloud

For private clouds to become viable, organizations must embrace several steps to advance their private cloud strategies.

OpenNebula Releases Microsoft Hyper-V Drivers

The open source data center virtualization project adds support for Microsoft's hypervisor technology.

Application Security in the Cloud

Today's Web Application Firewalls need to provide the application protection that organizations require to block evolving threats, no matter where applications are deployed in today's dynamic environments.

Amazon Slashes Cloud Pricing Again

For the second month in a row, Amazon is cutting the price of its clouds offerings.

Bringing Coherence to Cloud Management

Your IT department already has everything it needs for all business operations. What's missing is the right management toolkit to knit it all together.

Hyper-V on Hyper-Drive, Part 3: 8 Tips and Tricks

Some well-known -- and some more obscure -- tips and tricks for enhancing Hyper-V.

Leap Year Bug Causes Hours-Long Windows Azure Outages (UPDATE)

Portions of Microsoft's Windows Azure cloud platform are still crippled from a series of outages that has lasted several hours and affected users in multiple countries.

Networking for the Cloud: 3 Vendor Views (Part 3, Mirantis)

Three vendors, three opinions on what drives their solutions. In the last part, Doug Barney talks with several executives at Mirantis Inc.

VMware's Micro Cloud Foundry Boosts Offline Support, Adds Java Debugging

Version 1.2 of VMware's Micro Cloud Foundry Platform as a Service (PaaS) became available for download this week.

Metro-Style SkyDrive App Coming in Windows 8 'Consumer Preview'

The Windows 8 consumer preview release will include one additional new feature: a SkyDrive storage app optimized for the "Metro"-style user interface.

Catbird vSecurity Adds vShield Firewall Component

Catbird said that its vSecurity security management can now take advantage of the firewall features of VMware vShield App natively.

Disaster Recovery in the Cloud: How New Backup Technology is Changing DR Planning

Tape backup is still an important component to a good backup strategy, but new technology means we need recovery options that are faster than tape can deliver. Here's why you should consider a mix of solutions. Last in a series.

Microsoft Adds New Storage Option to SQL Azure, Cuts Pricing

Microsoft once again made some cuts to its SQL Azure pricing, as well as introduced a 100 MB database storage option, according to a blog post by Steve Martin, general manager for Windows Azure business planning

4 Microsoft Virtualization, Cloud Products That Matter

A quick look at a quartet of key virtualization and cloud-building tools in the Microsoft portfolio.

Disaster Recovery in the Cloud: Prioritizing Your Infrastructure

Your virtualized infrastructure can be a bit more complex than traditional client/server systems; thus, it requires new thinking when testing and eventually implementing your DR plans. Second in a series.

Disaster Recovery in the Cloud: Developing a Plan for Success

BDR in the cloud takes some new thinking -- and understanding of the nuances that make that plan different from what you know in the physical world -- and lots more testing to ensure a recovery goes right. First in a series.

Microsoft Talks Up Windows Azure's Node.js Ties

Microsoft spotlighted the Windows Azure SDK for Node.js, which the company launched in December, with a demo at the recent Node Summit in San Francisco.

Microsoft Releases 'SQL Azure Security Services' App

Microsoft has released a free trial app of a service designed to help SQL Azure users monitor the security of databases housed in Microsoft's cloud.

Networking for the Cloud: 3 Vendor Views (Part 2, CloudSleuth)

Three vendors, three opinions on what drives their solutions. In this second of a series, Doug Barney talks with Lloyd Bloom, senior product manager of CloudSleuth at Compuware Corp.

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