Cloud Computing


Web Data Centers: Big QoS and TCO Opportunities Require Innovation

Realizing the potential benefits for large-scale service deployments presents difficult challenges. We discuss these opportunities and challenges and recommend solutions.

Oracle Releases Cloud File System

Oracle has released software aimed at letting organizations build private clouds by adding elasticity to their applications via a clustered file system.

Networking Processor Requirements in Cloud Computing Environments

Service provisioning using cloud computing poses challenges for the data center. What’s needed is a multi-core, heterogeneous architecture.

HP Steps Up Cloud Lineup

Hewlett-Packard Co. launches portfolio of private cloud services, hardware and software and announces plans to jump into public cloud hosting.

2011: The Year of SaaS for IT Management

This is the year when enterprises will evaluate SaaS solutions for cloud-based IT management.

Q&A: Securing Your Mobile Environment

How to improve security for mobile users in light of new, complex technologies such as cloud computing.

Calculating the True Costs of Cloud Computing

Understanding what you are paying for helps you uncover hidden costs and measure ROI.



6 IT Predictions for 2011 -- And a Resolution for Change

From automation to the cloud, IT leadership to self-awareness, these trends may dominate IT this year. Are you prepared?

7 IT Trends to Watch in 2011 and How to Prepare for Them

A look at the top security, storage, and data center trends facing organizations in the New Year.

The Year Ahead in Cloud Computing

The pressure to create a cloud presence will only become stronger in 2011. What IT needs to know to be prepared.

Network Lessons from 2010 Drive Predictions for 2011

It was a busy year for IT professionals in 2010. What did network administrators learn this year, and how will these lessons affect the top enterprise trends in 2011?

Salesforce.com Announces Multi-Platform Enterprise Cloud Database

Billing it as the first database for the cloud, Salesforce.com announced Database.com, targeted at next-generation enterprise apps.

Cloud Trends of 2010 Foreshadow Cloud Computing in 2011

It was a watershed year for cloud computing, but what lies ahead?

Q&A: IT Automation, Virtualization, and the Cloud

Virtualization and cloud computing present a blind spot: traiditional IT management and automation tools don’t offer the necessary visibility and control. What can IT do?

This Year, The Desktop; Next Year, The Cloud

This year the desktop ruled. Desktops will continue to lead the trends in 2011, but in a direction no one would ever have imagined two years ago.

Google Chrome OS Pilot Launched on Hardware

Google makes three announcements about its consumer Web efforts.

Cloud: The Year Past, The Year Ahead

During 2010, enterprises were figuring out and defining the cloud; in 2011, they’ll be putting clouds into action.

Google Apps Government Award Raises Microsoft's Hackles

Microsoft questions the use of overseas data centers in GSA deal.

U.S. Government Agency First To Go Google Cloud

The General Services Administration is moving e-mail and collaboration tools to the cloud, becoming the first federal agency to move e-mail to a cloud-based system agencywide, GSA officials said.

Google Releases Cloud Connect for Microsoft Office in Limited Beta

Google announced Google Cloud Connect for Microsoft Office, a service that will let individuals synchronize and share their documents with Google Docs.