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Wed, November 27, 2013 - A recent report from Cisco Systems suggests that global cloud traffic will reach 5.3 zettabytes in 2017. That's more than four times the traffic seen in 2012. Analysts and vendors say this will have far-reaching implications for enterprise IT.
Mon, November 25, 2013 - Enterprises are expected to significantly ramp up their pursuit of internal private clouds within the next year and HP, Cisco and Microsoft have the strongest product offerings for those deployments, according to a new Wave report by research firm Forrester.
Fri, November 22, 2013 - CIO.com columnist Rob Enderle isn't suggesting that Amazon get into gaming. Rather, AWS needs to approach IBM and the enterprise cloud the same way Microsoft successfully took on Sony. Otherwise, Amazon risks entering the annals of tech history alongside Lisa, Vaio and Zune.
Tue, November 05, 2013 - Rackspace Hosting says it has rearchitected its public cloud with a workload-oriented framework designed to deliver optimal performance and price based on the workload. It now comes in two flavors and the company says more are on the way.
Thu, October 10, 2013 - As organizations build out internal clouds, a major goal is to provide internal customers with self-service access to capacity. Although simple in concept, this fundamental change can create challenges in practice. To explore these challenges and identify solutions, it is useful to frame the conversation in terms of supply and demand.
Fri, September 27, 2013 - While Iceland has long been touted as an ideal spot for a data center, companies have been slow to take advantages of its climate, renewable energy and government incentives. Risk Management Solutions, though, jumped at the chance to put its new cloud environment on the Nordic island.
Thu, September 05, 2013 - Here's why some customers are adopting the technology and which vendors they turned to for help.
Thu, August 15, 2013 - A study released today by cloud firm Rackspace suggests that IT managers want a mix of public and private cloud in their enterprises.
Wed, August 14, 2013 - Life in the cloud hasn't been the same since Edward Snowden began leaking secrets about government snooping on the Internet.
Fri, July 19, 2013 - The project to deliver a ubiquitous open source cloud computing platform for public and private clouds has become one of the fastest growing open source projects in history.
Tue, July 02, 2013 - The public cloud computing market is becoming increasingly competitive with new entrants focusing on hybrid offerings that combine public and private clouds. That's leaving some asking the market-leading public cloud provider, Amazon Web Services, where its private cloud offering is.
Tue, July 02, 2013 - With massive amounts of data, low latency, hundreds of connection points and no margin for error, financial trading is grown-up IT. Liquidnet does it in more than 40 markets with a staff of just 300. Here's how the company makes it work.
Tue, July 02, 2013 - For the latest update of Oracle Enterprise Manager, the company has taken additional steps to help organizations set up their own private clouds, using Oracle systems, software and even non-Oracle products.
Tue, June 25, 2013 - With its new Joyent Manta Storage Service, Joyent—a high-performance cloud infrastructure and big data analytics specialist—says it offers enterprises a cloud object store and data services platform for spinning up compute and analysis capabilities where data lives.