Cloud Computing


Continuuity Tool to Manage Big Data Clusters Goes Open Source

Continuuity Inc. recently announced it was open sourcing its Loom software used to manage Big Data clusters in the cloud.

Cloudera Eyes More Hadoop Community Contributions with $160 Million in Financing

Some major investors this week infused Cloudera with $160 million in funding, much of which the company said will be used to invest in engineering resources to extend its Apache Hadoop community contributions.

Watson Supercomputer Power Offered to Develop Enterprise Mobile Apps

To generate interest in its enterprise-class Watson supercomputer platform now being offered as a service, IBM is encouraging mobile app developers to harness its "cognitive computing" power in a developer challenge contest.

The Year Ahead in Cloud Computing

These three trends will play a role in deciding which applications are the best candidates for the cloud.

Q&A: The True Cost of the Cloud

With budgets under scrutiny, cloud computing may offer a strong ROI -- but only if you calculate costs properly.

Q&A: Public Cloud Security

What IT should do to secure data in the cloud.

Predicting a Cloud Outlook for 2013

IT must rethink and, in some cases, rearchitect its environment to fully embrace what cloud has to offer.



Top Technology Trends for 2013

We look at impact of mobile, cloud, big data, and social media on IT in 2012 and how the technologies will be important in 2013.

SoMoClo Driving Worksocial Enterprise

Data center managers must anticipate the emergent trends of social, mobile, and cloud and facilitate a collaborative work environment.

Q&A: Cloud Policies 101

What should cloud policies address and how do these policies help IT deliver self-service features for users?

Top Cloud Computing Trends in 2013

Cloud will set innovating trends for the entire tech industry. Here are three special trends to watch this year.

5 Considerations for Your Move to the Cloud

Pay close attention to these five technology elements before moving to the cloud.

Q&A: Making File Transfers and Sharing More Secure

Is FTP losing out to file-sharing cloud services?

Top 3 Trends in IT and Big Data: A Look Back, The Year Ahead

Cloud computing, mobile applications, and big data coalesced in 2012 and will shape IT in 2013 and beyond.

Why Climbing onto the Cloud Just Makes Sense

We examine the three characteristics any cloud infrastructure should have.

E-mail in the Cloud: What Can and Can't Be Moved

A well-architected modern messaging infrastructure will give your enterprise the agility to adapt quickly to changing application requirements without the constraints of cloud providers.

Moving to the Cloud: Adoption, Impact, and What's Next

We examine the risks, challenges, and benefits of the cloud and where the technology is headed.

Q&A: Moving Between Cloud Technologies

Moving from private to public or hybrid clouds can be risky. These best practices can help you avoid common traps.

Q&A: Managing Cloud Downtime

The cloud offers enterprises several economic advantages, but downtime can seriously affect your bottom line. We examine how to prepare for -- and work around -- such service interruptions.

Hadoop, The Cloud, and Big Data

What you need to know about Hadoop benefits, scalability, and best practices.