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Content tagged with Platform as a Service posted in May 2011
Global CIO: Toyota's Friend Network Will Test Customer Ties
Commentary  |  5/24/2011
It's working with Salesforce.com to build a social network for Toyota owners, testing the boundaries of how much of a relationship you really want with a carmaker.
SAP Cloud Partnerships Expand On-Demand Options
News  |  5/20/2011
Amazon, Dell, Verizon and China Telecom services deals highlight the app vendor's broad cloud-computing strategy.
Wake-Up Call For Cloud Vendors And Customers
Commentary  |  5/19/2011
Amazon and Sony's recent problems highlight the vulnerability of doing business in the cloud but may end up helping improve cloud services.
Data.gov Evolves From Repository To Cloud Platform
News  |  5/18/2011
The White House has added new features to the website to transform it into an open-API-based foundation for building new services and applications.
Cloud Failures Aren't The Problem; IT Is
Commentary  |  5/18/2011
Amazon's and Microsoft's outages and Dropbox security practices mask the real question--can IT compete with the cloud?
DARPA Seeks More Resilient Cloud Infrastructure
News  |  5/17/2011
The defense research agency is developing cloud-based networks that can remain operational even under cyber attack.
Adobe Enhances SendNow File Transfers
News  |  5/16/2011
With an eye on SMBs and "knowledge workers" such as creative pros, vendor adds video and audio file support to its cloud-based file transfer service.
Tough Questions To Ask Cloud Service Providers
News  |  5/13/2011
Cloud SLAs warrant close scrutiny from enterprises planning a move to the cloud, a SunGard executive said at Interop.
Rackspace Cloud Guru Says Service Trumps Technology
News  |  5/13/2011
Jonathan Bryce opens up about the Amazon outage, OpenStack, and how he's come to be a cloud veteran at age 29.
SMB Cloud Spending To Double By 2015
News  |  5/13/2011
Telecoms will likely benefit from a strong preference for bundling hosted services, as the market climbs to more than $49 billion, finds AMI Partners' study.
NIST Releases Federal Cloud Guidelines
News  |  5/13/2011
Technology standards organization aims to be a comprehensive resource to help agencies comply with government's "cloud-first" mandate.
Consumerization And Cloud: IT Isn't Keeping Up
Commentary  |  5/11/2011
Citrix CEO in his Interop keynote envisions a policy of letting employees bring their own devices to work, and a world where IT's role is supporting, not controlling.
Engine Yard Sees Ruby As Cloud Springboard
News  |  5/11/2011
Company executives tout the application platform provider's ability to quickly transfer customers out of the crashing Amazon cloud in April.
Citrix CTO Advises Demanding Clarity From Vendors On Cloud
News  |  5/10/2011
Cloud thought leader Simon Crosby talks about standards, open source, Xen's power center, and where VMware kicks butt.
Google Revs App Engine With Business Features
News  |  5/10/2011
The cloud platform service is subsuming App Engine for Business in preparation for an official release later this year.
Aryaka Completes WAN Optimization Network
News  |  5/10/2011
The startup says it can accelerate in-house applications between a data center and branch offices with a pure cloud service, eliminating the need for customer-side hardware or software.
EMC CEO Prescribes Cloud For IT Pain Relief
News  |  5/9/2011
Private and public clouds were front and center at EMC World, but Joe Tucci's keynote address lacked detail about how clouds will ease IT pain.
Global CIO: Don't Let The Innovation Lab Become An Ivory Tower
Commentary  |  5/5/2011
ADP CIO Mike Capone has just launched a lab with a plan to keep it grounded in reality.
Red Hat Cloud Platform Challenges VMware, Microsoft
Commentary  |  5/4/2011
The beta release of OpenShift uses Amazon as a platform for building interoperable cloud workloads.
VMware Cloud Foundry Suffers Service Outage
News  |  5/3/2011
As the beta development platform was recovering from a minor power supply problem, human error worsened the setback.
Interop Las Vegas: From Cloud SLAs To Slates
News  |  5/2/2011
Annual desert tech fest to cover the full range of technology and service issues that will confront IT pros as they implement next-generation architectures.


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