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Microsoft Azure Gains U.S. Certification

Microsoft Azure Gains U.S. Certification

Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella came to Washington this week to promote the government version of its Azure ...

Critical Apps In The Cloud And High Availability

Critical Apps In The Cloud And High Availability

Enterprise data centers have been using cloud computing for several years for their low-risk environments, such as ...

Pentagon Readies New Cloud Plan

Pentagon Readies New Cloud Plan

The Defense Department is preparing to issue a new strategy for procuring cloud services that reportedly downgrades ...

Honda Speeds Past On-Site Clusters for Critical R&D

Honda Speeds Past On-Site Clusters for Critical R&D

When one thinks of Honda Motor Company, the first image that comes to mind are likely of ...

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December 11, 2014(0)
Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella came to Washington this week to promote the government version of its Azure cloud platform. Nadella announced U.S. general availability of Microsoft Azure Government during a company-sponsored cloud summit. He also announced future availability of a cloud-based customer management tool. The federal cloud announcement follows certification under FedRAMP, the Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program, ... Full article
December 10, 2014(0)
Enterprise data centers have been using cloud computing for several years for their low-risk environments, such as test-dev and non-mission-critical applications. In this context, the benefits of cloud computing are well understood. IT managers can use the cloud to easily and cost-efficiently set up and provision an application environment without the limitations and hardware investment required in a physical ...
December 1, 2014(0)
The Defense Department is preparing to issue a new strategy for procuring cloud services that reportedly downgrades the role of its current “cloud broker,” giving more flexibility to individual military components. The Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA) has acted as the Defense Department’s exclusive broker for procuring and implementing cloud services across one of the largest enterprises on earth. ...
November 27, 2014(1)
When one thinks of Honda Motor Company, the first image that comes to mind are likely of the automobiles, which wouldn’t be unnatural given that the company is a top five auto manufacturer in the U.S. and at the top of the list elsewhere in Asia. However, Honda’s business goes far beyond just automobiles, with a significant portion of ...
November 14, 2014(0)
New instances unveiled by Amazon Web Services this week based on a customized version of Intel’s Xeon E5 processor reflect what the cloud provider emphasized is a steady increase in the “intensity” of workloads running on the cloud. AWS CTO Werner Vogels unveiled the new instances, based on the “Haswell” Xeon E5-2600 v3 processors that Intel launched in September, ...
November 12, 2014(2)
If there is a consistent message coming out of Amazon Web Services from its re:Invent conference in Las Vegas this week, it is that enterprise adoption of Amazon’s public cloud is on the rise. Private and public organizations are moving from dabbling in the cloud to deploying a large chunk of their mission critical applications there, and in some ...
November 11, 2014(0)
HGST, the disk drive business formerly owned by IBM and then Hitachi that is now part of Western Digital, is in a constant battle with Seagate Technology and a slew of upstarts peddling other kinds of storage based on tape and flash. Improving the performance, capacity, and value of disk drives is critical, and HGST is one of the ...
November 10, 2014(0)
The latest version of Red Hat’s OpenShift Enterprise has come out along with a pair of new services focuses on integrating applications with existing datacenter infrastructure. With the latest release of OpenShift Enterprise, the open source vendor also it is adding a private integration platform-as-a-service offering to deliver cloud-based services application integration. The new services, JBoss Fuse and JBoss ...
November 10, 2014(2)
Despite surging cloud usage rates, security concerns remain the leading barrier to wider adoption of cloud computing as IT decision makers cope with a shortage of reliable safeguards to prevent security breaches to their cloud networks. Meanwhile, the annual Dell Global Technology Adoption Index released last week also found a “strong correlation” between cloud adoption and company growth, with ...
November 6, 2014(0)
Verizon said this week its Enterprise Solutions unit has joined a growing list of vendors gaining the authority to provide cloud services to federal agencies. Verizon joins Amazon Web Services and others in gaining operational authority under the Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program, or FedRAMP. The certification permits Verizon Enterprise Solutions to initially provide cloud services for the ...
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