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Feature Article Pragmatic Cloud: Please check your egos at the door By George Watt, CA Technologies  I rece...
Feature Article Did you know there is a wrinkle with time? By Matt Richards, CA Technologies  Everyone alwa...
Feature Article Did you know there is a wrinkle with time? By Matt Richards, CA Technologies  Everyone alwa...
Feature Article I Thought I Could Get a Crystal Ball in Amsterdam By Matt Richards, CA Technologies  There ...
Verizon purchased Terremark late last week. In this blog entry, Forrester’s James Staten calls Terremark’s hosted IaaS business one of the strongest in the market and noted that of the Forrester clients planning to invest in private cloud, 40% see hosted private clouds as the most attr...
Feature Article Is Business Ready for Cloud? You Bet!   By George Watt, CA Technologies  Even with recent a...
Feature Article Is Business Ready for Cloud? You Bet!   By George Watt, CA Technologies  Even with recent a...
Following the heels of Amazon Web Services launching a Platinum cloud support package aimed at the enterprise (as reported in this CRN article), Rackspace counters that AWS still falls short of its own “fanatical support.” Rackspace also announced it is partnering with Akamai to speed ...
Feature Article Audits and Certificates Won’t Erase Cloud Security Concerns By Gregor Petri, CA Technologies In every cloud survey, security ...
This Week in Cloud: Eucalyptus & Red Hat sitting in a tree, Netflix blogs on cloud ups & downs, the key to succeeding with SaaS Feature Article The Soft Cloud, the Iron Cloud, the Fal...
This Week in Cloud: Eucalyptus & Red Hat sitting in a tree, Netflix blogs on cloud ups & downs, the key to succeeding with SaaS Feature Article The Soft Cloud, the Iron Cloud, the Fal...
In looking back on some of the more insightful observations that I've heard concerning cloud computing in 2010, one kept coming up over and over again. IT is being weighed down by more and more complexity as time goes on. The systems are complex, the management of those systems is comp...
Feature Article Making ‘good enough’ the new normal By Jay Fry, CA Technologies In looking back on some of ...
Feature Article Making ‘good enough’ the new normal By Jay Fry, CA Technologies In looking back on some of ...
Feature Article MSPs are doing crazy things in cloud…are you? By Matthew Richards, CA Technologies ...
As I talk to MSP customers around the world, I am amazed by the variety in what they are doing with "cloud." In past posts I have pointed out that MSPs are the biggest cloud instigators. If it weren't for them, we probably wouldn't see business users complaining so much about the tim...
Feature Article Insider Theft: WikiLeaks is not the only newsworthy breach By Merritt Maxim, CA Technologies ...
Feature Article Insider Theft: WikiLeaks is not the only newsworthy breach By Merritt Maxim, CA Technologies ...
Lost in the high profile media attention around WikiLeaks is the simple fact that WikiLeaks reflects a common security risk all organizations face - the threat from insiders. While the sensitive nature of the WikiLeaks data has resulted in more media attention, the reality is that ins...
Feature Article Cloud conjures up new IT roles; apps & business issues are front & center By Jay Fry, CA Technologies ...
So you’ve managed to avoid going the way of the dodo, and dodged the IT job “endangered species list” I talked about earlier. Great. Now the question is, what are some of the roles within IT that cloud computing is putting front & center? My thoughts are based on what I’ve heard and di...
During my recent Cloud Expo presentation titled ‘How Cloud Computing is Changing the Role of IT and What You Can Do About IT,’ I took the opportunity to ask the audience which IT job titles were or were not going to exist any longer as a result of cloud computing. There was no shortage...
Feature Article As cloud computing changes IT roles, which IT jobs are on the ‘endangered species list’? By Jay Fry, CA Technologies ...
The increased focus on cloud computing and IT supply chain management has also driven a renewed interest in "services" for many companies. At issue is how companies can understand the performance of their existing business and services so that these new delivery mechanisms can be inco...
Feature Article Using Metrics to Better Discover, Manage and Measure Services By Erik Hille, CA Technologies The increased focus on cloud co...
Featured on Cloud Commons Are You Ready to Provide a Private Cloud? Featuring James Staten, Forrester Research Join Forrester VP & Princ...
Enomaly launched SpotCloud, a clearinghouse for cloud computing, as a way for cloud providers to sell unused capacity and computing inventory. Fifteen cloud service providers are currently offering their services through SpotCloud. Users pick the price they want to pay, and the names o...
Last week, Microsoft released cloud-based Office 365 in limited beta. Office 365 is a rebranding of the company’s Business Productivity Online Suite, which consolidates Microsoft Office, SharePoint Online, Exchange Online and Lync Online onto a unified cloud platform. OpenStack, an op...
Feature Article The first 200 servers are the easy part: private cloud advice and why IT won’t lose jobs to the cloud By Jay Fry, CA Technologies The recent...