Cloud Infrastructure News
Channel Beat: Apple's Tax Practices Scrutinized
10:24 AM EST Fri. May. 24, 2013
This week's recap also looks at VMware's big move into the hybrid cloud world and Huawei's tough talk about the competition.
Google Glass: Business Tool Or Geeky Toy?
7:27 PM EST Thu. May. 23, 2013
Google Glass is widely recognized as a cool device for connecting users to the cloud, but can it evolve into a business-grade device?
Cloud Hosting Providers Must Defend Against Attacks (Video)
10:55 AM EST Thu. May. 23, 2013
Account fraud and hijacking is becoming a serious problem, explains John Rowell, who leads Dimension Data's global cloud operations.
Salesforce.com Rolls Out New Mobility Solutions For Government
8:03 PM EST Wed. May. 22, 2013
Salesforce.com has developed four government-specific offerings aimed at helping agencies better leverage mobile technologies.
AWS Achieves FedRAMP Status To Support Government Contracts
6:25 PM EST Wed. May. 22, 2013
The FedRAMP designation is expected to help stimulate government contracts for the migration of data and applications to the cloud.
VMware Takes Aim At Amazon, Microsoft With vCloud Hybrid Service
3:39 PM EST Tue. May. 21, 2013
VMware executives said the vCloud Hybrid Service won't require businesses to change or test existing applications to move them into the cloud -- unlike other cloud platforms.
TwinStrata Updates CloudArray To Target Disaster-Recovery-as-a-Service
10:22 AM EST Tue. May. 21, 2013
TwinStrata's new CloudArray DRaaS lets customers take advantage of public storage clouds to get low-cost, on-demand Disaster-Recovery-as-a-Service.
VMware Preps Long-Awaited Hybrid Cloud Service Rollout
6:35 PM EST Mon. May. 20, 2013
While still under wraps, the new VMware strategy is likely to bring new IaaS offerings to the table and streamline access to software. The full announcement is scheduled to be made Tuesday.
Rackspace Invests $12M In Database-As-A-Service Firm Cloudant
5:22 PM EST Mon. May. 20, 2013
Cloudant, which offers a distributed database as a service, also partners with Rackspace and relies on the company's hosting service.
Cloud Gaining Traction In Government, Education Markets
5:33 PM EST Fri. May. 17, 2013
The government and education spaces are warming up to the cloud, especially in areas where costs can be reduced without risking compliance obligations.
10 Intriguing Product Updates From Google I/O 2013
6:42 PM EST Thu. May. 16, 2013
CRN takes a look at some of the key ways Google intends to influence the way we do business and enjoy our free time. A number of product rollouts and updates were made at I/O 2013. Here are the most intriguing.
Google Rolls Out A Raft Of Developer Enhancements At I/O 2013 Conference
10:05 AM EST Thu. May. 16, 2013
At its annual I/O conference, Google demonstrates new capabilities that will help to build the next generation of applications for both businesses and consumers.
Moving An MSP Business To The Cloud: Profitability Analysis
3:15 PM EST Wed. May. 15, 2013
Is it more profitable to resell a cloud provider's services or build cloud functionality in-house? Here's how one MSP figured it out.
MSPs Cheer As Google Pools Free Cloud Storage
10:12 AM EST Wed. May. 15, 2013
Pooling the free cloud storage Google offers its customers as a way to make accessing it more flexible opens the door for MSPs to show how much more they can offer to potential customers.
8 Tips For Successful Cloud Migrations
10:00 AM EST Wed. May. 15, 2013
Successful cloud migrations don't merely focus on changes in technology; they are also focused on the comfort levels of both people who are familiar with the new technology as well as those who might be slightly apprehensive about the forthcoming changes.
Dimension Data CEO Lays Out $12 Billion Plan
7:24 PM EST Tue. May. 14, 2013
CEO Brett Dawson says the global systems integration giant is doubling down on providing its own Dimension Data-branded cloud-computing services offerings.
10 Hot Products From EMC World To Hit The Storage Scene
2:00 PM EST Tue. May. 14, 2013
Even thought there was nothing like the massive EMC 42-product release seen at the EMC World 2012, there was still enough new storage hardware and software unveiled at EMC World 2013 to make the visit worthwhile.
VMware's vCloud Hybrid Service: Key Issues For Partners
9:00 AM EST Tue. May. 14, 2013
Solution providers should keep several factors in mind when VMware unveils its IaaS offering, writes channel expert John Ross.
Cloud Sherpas Completes Navigis Integration, Expects Massive ServiceNow Growth
8:00 AM EST Tue. May. 14, 2013
With Salesforce.com and Google already in its portfolio, Cloud Sherpas will leverage its recent Navigis acquisition toward extending its position among ServiceNow customers.
Software-Defined Data Centers: Should You Jump On The Bandwagon?
10:10 AM EST Mon. May. 13, 2013
Some say the software-defined data center is already here. Others say it -- and the move to software-define everything -- is all hype. Where should you steer your business?
Cloud Caution: Healthcare Market Slowly Adopting Cloud
6:59 PM EST Fri. May. 10, 2013
The business case for the cloud may be solid, but partners say healthcare companies are beginning to dip their toe in the water, amid concerns about the potential risks of moving data off-premise.
5 Companies That Dropped The Ball This Week
11:10 AM EST Fri. May. 10, 2013
For the week ending May 10, CRN looks at five companies that were either asleep at the wheel or just didn't make good decisions.
Partners Voice Differing Opinions on AWS Support
3:13 PM EST Thu. May. 09, 2013
Although partners see the Amazon strategy as improving, issues around support -- and even some cost issues -- are still experienced by some of the partners.
Dimension Data Joins Amazon, Rackspace With Three-Tiered Cloud Storage
10:55 AM EST Wed. May. 08, 2013
A new option for dynamically moving cloud storage between three different tiers based on performance requirements makes Dimension Data the third cloud storage service provider to do so.
EMC Updates Isilon Storage Platform For Mobility, Cloud, Analytics
4:02 PM EST Tue. May. 07, 2013
EMC is adding mobility, cloud and big data analytics capabilities to its EMC Isilon scale-out NAS platform, and it plans to add dedupe and auditing capabilities by year-end.
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