Cloud Computing News, Features, and Interviews

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Round Table
  • Roundtable: Security Guide for the Cloud - right here, right now

    By Jennifer O'Brien | 07 June, 2011 15:15

    The cloud 'security strategy' involves adopting security solutions that seamlessly span physical, virtual and private/hybrid/public cloud environments while simplifying operational and management complexities. Roundtable attendees got down to business, discussion the 'practical steps' and issues and opportunities involved in securing the cloud environment. Jennifer O'Brien reports.

  • IN PICTURES: Securing the journey to the Cloud roundtable

    By ARN Staff | 04 May, 2011 17:56

    Industry executives across the channel gathered at Otto Ristorante in Sydney to discuss the journey towards the cloud. ARN in conjunction with itX, Trend Micro and VMware hosted the exclusive discussion on the securing the journey to the cloud, in what was a broad-based and detailed conversation of this major topic.

  • IN PICTURES: Harnessing the power of the Cloud roundtable

    By ARN Staff | 06 April, 2011 09:19

    Industry executives across the channel gathered at Otto Ristorante in Sydney to discuss the journey towards the cloud. ARN in concert with Microsoft hosted the exclusive discussion on Harnessing the power of the Cloud, highlighting some of top challenges and benefits in transitioning to the new business model.

Features
  • 13 tips to achieve Cloud success

    By Ann Bednarz | 14 October, 2014 23:30

    We interviewed 17 CIOs and IT leaders about their public and private cloud deployments, usage trends, skills requirements, lingering obstacles and future plans. Here are some nuggets of advice from these cloud giants.

  • Cloud giants do battle backed by distinctly different partner networks

    By Brandon Butler | 08 October, 2014 21:06

    When evaluating the marketplaces of the big three public IaaS cloud providers - Amazon Web Services, Google and Microsoft - AWS stands out in terms of the maturity of its platform for partners to offer products and services on top of its cloud. But Microsoft, too, has a formidable partner program that could rival Amazon's in the future, analysts predict.

  • Is it time to move your databases to the Cloud?

    By John Moore | 08 October, 2014 01:48

    Akamai Technologies, an engineering-heavy company that delivers a sizable chunk of the Internet's total traffic every day, is generally inclined to solve its technology challenges in house. Corey Scobie, vice president for Open Platform at Akamai, summarizes the company's default engineering culture and philosophy as, simply, "We should built it."

  • Sorriest technology companies of 2014

    By Bob Brown | 30 September, 2014 01:11

    It's so far been another sorry, sorry year in the technology industry, with big name companies, hot startups and individuals making public mea culpas for their assorted dumb, embarrassing and other regrettable actions.

  • Germany's IFA show, debut ground for numerous new products, hits 90 years old

    By Martyn Williams | 03 September, 2014 02:00

    When German radio manufacturers gathered in 1924 to show off their products, just a year after regular broadcasting began in the country, they probably didn't imagine they were sowing the seeds for what eventually would become IFA.

Interviews
  • SAP CEO Bill McDermott on why Concur is worth $8.3 billion

    By Chris Kanaracus | 20 September, 2014 04:19

    SAP's announcement that it will pay US$8.3 billion to buy business-travel and expense software vendor Concur might have generated less initial buzz than the companies hoped, given it was almost simultaneous with the revelation that Larry Ellison has relinquished his CEO seat to become CTO and executive chairman of Oracle.

  • Q&A: David Gage on Microsoft's new Cloud partner focus

    By Allan Swann | 09 September, 2014 14:35

    ARN 2014 Hall of Fame inductee, David Gage, took some time out from Microsoft’s Annual Partner Conference to discuss the company’s channel partner programme across 2014.

  • Interview: Spark Digital sets itself a three-year turnaround target, but that is just the beginning

    By Sathya Mithra Ashok | 11 August, 2014 09:17

    Spark is not just about a name change to a 27-year old company that has become synonymous with connectivity in NZ, or the slightly confouding primetime TV ads that have been airing since Friday last week. According to Tim Miles, CEO of Spark Digital (formerly Gen-I), the brand change is reflective of deep internal changes that the firm has invested in to take its customers on a digital journey, and to ensure that it is ready for future challenges.

  • NetApp sets its sights on cloud data management: A Q&A with CEO Tom Georgens

    By John Dix | 22 July, 2014 06:50

    Moving virtual servers around a hybrid cloud environment isn't hard, but managing the data is. That's why NetApp wants to be "the enterprise data-management standard across the enterprise," says CEO Tom Georgens. Network World Editor in Chief John Dix recently caught up with Georgens to get his take on what changes in the cloud computing world.

  • HP CIO, Ramon Baez, sees your future in the Cloud

    By Joab Jackson | 13 June, 2014 08:03

    At its annual Discover user conference, Hewlett-Packard put cloud computing and big data on the top of the agenda, capitalizing on the heavy work it has been doing with these technologies.

Opinions
  • Cloud failures will happen. Are you ready?

    By John Grady | 24 September, 2014 03:09

    This vendor-written tech primer has been edited by Network World to eliminate product promotion, but readers should note it will likely favor the submitter's approach.

  • NVidia looking at 3D Rendering-as-a-Service?

    By Allan Swann | 23 September, 2014 11:26

    NVidia has released its new Quadro range of enterprise graphics cards, and they offer offsite 3D rendering via the Cloud for industrial applications. While only hybrid or private Cloud at this stage, logic would dictate that NVidia would provide rendering as a service in the future, opening up a new market.

  • 10 major Office 365 migration gotchas to avoid

    By J. Peter Bruzzese | 23 September, 2014 00:49

    Migrating to Office 365 is becoming increasingly popular among businesses both large and small. The upside of moving from an on-premises environment to one hosted online by Microsoft offers compelling benefits. But switcher beware: Early Office 365 adopters have come back from their migration path battle-worn by a slew of unexpected perils they encountered along the way.

  • The Fappening: iCloud users, beware!

    By Alex Burinskiy | 05 September, 2014 05:44

    The event dubbed by the internet as "the Fappening" is the largest celebrity nude photo leak in history. Although information is still emerging as to how, why and who is at fault, don't blame Apple for this latest security disaster. Celebrity nudes are not new; I am sure that everyone remembers the controversy surrounding Paris Hilton -- and Pamela Anderson before her. What makes this different is how these photos were taken. The celebrities involved were quick to respond to the news in a variety of intriguing ways, including the following tweet from Mary E. Winstead:

  • Solidifying Microsoft Azure Security for SharePoint and SQL in the Cloud

    By Rand Morimoto | 23 July, 2014 08:14

    More and more organizations are moving SharePoint and SQL workloads into Microsoft Azure in the cloud because of the simplicity of spinning up servers in the cloud, adding more capacity, decreasing capacity without having to BUY servers on-premise. What used to cost organizations $20,000, $50,000, or more in purchasing servers, storage, network bandwidth, replica disaster recovery sites, etc and delay SharePoint and SQL rollouts by weeks or month is now completely managed by spinning up virtual machines up in Azure and customizing and configuring systems in the Cloud.

Reviews
  • Colocation and the Cloud: the future is here

    Cloud and colocation sound like just more buzzwords in a seemingly never ending chain of new and complex technologies that are begging for attention.. Read more

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