Cloud Computing - Infoworld http://www.infoworld.com/t/1984 en Microsoft revenue lifted by cloud sales to businesses http://www.infoworld.com/d/the-industry-standard/microsoft-revenue-lifted-cloud-sales-businesses-246828?source=rss_cloud_computing <p>Strong sales of cloud products to businesses helped lift Microsoft's revenue by 18 percent last quarter, though its profits declined.</p> <p>Revenue for the quarter ended June 30 was $23.4 billion, up from $19.9 billion last year and ahead of the consensus analyst estimate of $23 billion, according to a poll by Thomson Reuters.</p> Cloud Computing Microsoft Windows The Industry Standard Microsoft Microsoft Windows Cloud Computing Technology Business Wed, 23 Jul 2014 11:23:44 +0000 admin 246828 at http://www.infoworld.com Don't believe false alarms about Docker containers http://www.infoworld.com/d/cloud-computing/dont-believe-false-alarms-about-docker-containers-246692?source=rss_cloud_computing <p>As <a href="http://www.infoworld.com/t/application-virtualization/microsoft-ibm-red-hat-hop-aboard-googles-docker-train-245971">Docker picks up steam</a>, a few people are suggesting that this approach to cloud workload portability and management may have an Achilles' heel.</p> <p>Docker containers sit on a shared Linux implementation, which creates the potential for significantly more vulnerabilities that can affect the operation of every container on a server, especially if the underlying OS goes down. In such an event, all containerized workloads could go down as well.</p> Cloud Computing Virtualization Docker Cloud Computing Tue, 22 Jul 2014 10:00:00 +0000 David Linthicum 246692 at http://www.infoworld.com Microsoft CEO lays out vision of cloud convergence http://www.infoworld.com/d/cloud-computing/microsoft-ceo-lays-out-vision-of-cloud-convergence-246478?source=rss_cloud_computing <p>Satya Nadella is talking a lot about convergence these days.</p> <p>The recently installed CEO of Microsoft, a veteran of more than two decades with the company, took to the stage at the <a href="http://www.digitalwpc.com/Pages/Home.aspx" target="_blank">Worldwide Partner Conference</a> to pitch a vision for the software stalwart turning a corner, repositioning itself around the cloud and mobile computing as the computing barriers between work and personal life dissolve.</p> Cloud Computing Mobile Technology Microsoft Cloud Computing Mobile Technology Thu, 17 Jul 2014 17:38:52 +0000 admin 246478 at http://www.infoworld.com IBM plus Apple: It's all about the apps http://www.infoworld.com/t/mobile-apps/ibm-plus-apple-its-all-about-the-apps-246403?source=rss_cloud_computing <div id="blog-edit" style="padding: 8px; background: none no-repeat scroll center top #ffffff; position: relative; float: right; width: 243px; height: 182px;"><img src="http://www.infoworld.com/sites/infoworld.com/files/media/image/apple_ibm_handshake.jpg" alt="IBM plus Apple: It's all about the apps" width="243" height="182" align="right" /></div><p>The deal announced yesterday between Apple and IBM set the industry on its ear.</p> Big Data IT Strategy Predictive Analytics Mobile Apps Applications Business Intelligence Cloud Computing Mobile Technology Wed, 16 Jul 2014 18:31:38 +0000 Eric Knorr 246403 at http://www.infoworld.com Microsoft's latest Azure moves shows it's all-in with the cloud http://www.infoworld.com/d/microsoft-windows/microsofts-latest-azure-moves-shows-its-all-in-the-cloud-246232?source=rss_cloud_computing <div id="blog-edit" style="padding: 8px; background: none no-repeat scroll center top #ffffff; position: relative; float: right; width: 243px; height: 192px;"><img src="http://www.infoworld.com/sites/infoworld.com/files/media/image/microsoft_cloud_blue_2.jpg" alt="Microsoft's latest Azure moves shows it's all-in with the cloud" width="243" height="182" align="right" /><br /><em><p align="right">Credit: iStockphoto</p> Cloud Computing Microsoft Windows Microsoft Azure IT Management Cloud Computing Wed, 16 Jul 2014 10:00:00 +0000 J. Peter Bruzzese 246232 at http://www.infoworld.com Review: Cloud Foundry brings power and polish to PaaS http://www.infoworld.com/d/cloud-computing/review-cloud-foundry-brings-power-and-polish-paas-246315?source=rss_cloud_computing <div id="blog-edit" style="padding: 8px; background: none no-repeat scroll center top #ffffff; position: relative; float: right; width: 243px; height: 182px;"><img src="http://www.infoworld.com/sites/infoworld.com/files/media/image/Cloud_Performance_hp.jpg" alt="TITLE" width="243" height="182" align="right" /></div><p>Cloud Foundry was created by VMware to streamline deployment for application developers, application operators, and cloud operators.</p> Application Development Cloud Computing Data Center Application Development PaaS Cloud Computing Data Center Wed, 16 Jul 2014 10:00:00 +0000 Doug Dineley 246315 at http://www.infoworld.com Docker welcomes Google 'validation,' but sees more work ahead http://www.infoworld.com/t/application-virtualization/docker-welcomes-google-validation-sees-more-work-ahead-246316?source=rss_cloud_computing <div id="blog-edit" style="padding: 8px; background: none no-repeat scroll center top #ffffff; position: relative; float: right; width: 243px; height: 192px;"><img src="http://www.infoworld.com/sites/infoworld.com/files/media/image/docker.jpg" alt="Docker welcomes Google 'validation,' but sees more work ahead" width="243" height="182" align="right" /><br /><em><p align="right">Credit: iStockphoto</p> Cloud Computing Open Source Software The Industry Standard Docker Google Application Virtualization Linux Open Source Software Cloud Computing Wed, 16 Jul 2014 10:00:00 +0000 InfoWorld Tech Watch 246316 at http://www.infoworld.com There's a (cloud) app for that: Microsoft adds app store to Azure http://www.infoworld.com/t/cloud-computing/theres-cloud-app-microsoft-adds-app-store-azure-246189?source=rss_cloud_computing <div id="tw-edit" style="padding: 8px; background: none no-repeat scroll center top #ffffff; position: relative; float: right; width: 243px; height: 182px;"><img src="http://www.infoworld.com/sites/infoworld.com/files/media/image/Microsoft_Cloud_Efforts_hp.jpg" alt="There's a (cloud) app for that: Microsoft adds app store to Azure" width="243" height="182" align="right" /></div> <p>Microsoft doesn't just want users for Azure, it wants full-blown partners who will develop and deploy apps inside Azure for other users, turning it into an enterprise app store.</p> Applications Cloud Computing Microsoft Windows Mobile Technology Microsoft Azure Mobile Apps Applications Cloud Computing Tue, 15 Jul 2014 10:00:00 +0000 InfoWorld Tech Watch 246189 at http://www.infoworld.com Getting started with Microsoft Azure RemoteApp http://www.infoworld.com/d/microsoft-windows/getting-started-microsoft-azure-remoteapp-245762?source=rss_cloud_computing <p>It has always been part of the <a href="http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/9137060/Microsoft_Update_Latest_news_features_reviews_opinions_and_more">Microsoft</a> vision: Your users can work anywhere, on any device, and it will all be secure, synchronized and responsive. But the execution of this vision has unfortunately had many holes in it: With Microsoft not playing nice in the licensing department, how was anyone to offer a truly mobile, cost-effective Windows desktop without needing a mobile device that ran Windows?</p> Cloud Computing Microsoft Windows Microsoft Microsoft Azure Microsoft Windows Cloud Computing IDG Insider Fri, 11 Jul 2014 10:00:00 +0000 admin 245762 at http://www.infoworld.com How cloud computing can strengthen IT's control http://www.infoworld.com/d/cloud-computing/how-cloud-computing-can-strengthen-its-control-245656?source=rss_cloud_computing <p>The rise of cloud computing means that many enterprise IT resources have moved out of IT's control. Indeed, many people went directly to Amazon Web Services, Google, or Microsoft for IT services, bypassing IT altogether.</p> <p>IT leaders have no one to blame but themselves for this shift. Although there are certainly very responsive IT organizations, many more have not provided solutions at the speed the business needs. When the cloud arose, users took the initiative and solved their own problems. I can't blame them.</p> Cloud Computing IT Management Cloud Computing Fri, 11 Jul 2014 10:00:00 +0000 David Linthicum 245656 at http://www.infoworld.com AWS rolls out enterprise document storage and sharing http://www.infoworld.com/d/applications/aws-rolls-out-enterprise-document-storage-and-sharing-245973?source=rss_cloud_computing <p>Amazon Web Services is offering a new document sharing service with management and security features designed to appeal to businesses.</p> <p>Werner Vogels, Amazon chief technology officer, introduced the service, called <a href="https://aws.amazon.com/blogs/aws/zocalo-doc-storage-sharing/" target="_blank">Zocalo</a>, at the AWS Summit, Thursday in New York City.</p> Applications Cloud Computing Amazon Web Services Applications Cloud Computing Thu, 10 Jul 2014 21:52:54 +0000 admin 245973 at http://www.infoworld.com Microsoft, IBM, Red Hat hop aboard Google's Docker train http://www.infoworld.com/t/application-virtualization/microsoft-ibm-red-hat-hop-aboard-googles-docker-train-245971?source=rss_cloud_computing <div id="blog-edit" style="padding: 8px; background: none no-repeat scroll center top #ffffff; position: relative; float: right; width: 243px; height: 192px;"><img src="http://www.infoworld.com/sites/infoworld.com/files/media/image/docker.jpg" alt="Microsoft, IBM, Red Hat hop aboard Google's Docker train" width="243" height="182" align="right" /><br /><em><p align="right">Credit: iStockphoto</p> Cloud Computing The Industry Standard Docker Application Virtualization Cloud Computing Thu, 10 Jul 2014 18:40:29 +0000 InfoWorld Tech Watch 245971 at http://www.infoworld.com How virtualization is lifting us to the cloud http://www.infoworld.com/t/virtualization/how-virtualization-lifting-us-the-cloud-245824?source=rss_cloud_computing <p><em>Over the past decade, the whole world seems to have embraced virtualization. Is there nothing left to conquer? Hardly. Virtualization technology itself is changing very fast. And the right solutions to address the challenges of legacy application support and migration for modern applications can be tough to find.</em></p> Cloud Computing Virtualization Wed, 09 Jul 2014 10:00:00 +0000 New Tech Forum 245824 at http://www.infoworld.com Sex, spies, and the cloud: NSA revelations continue to weaken confidence http://www.infoworld.com/d/cloud-computing/sex-spies-and-the-cloud-nsa-revelations-continue-weaken-confidence-245658?source=rss_cloud_computing <p>According to a four-month investigation by <a href="http://www.washingtonpost.com/world/national-security/in-nsa-intercepted-data-those-not-targeted-far-outnumber-the-foreigners-who-are/2014/07/05/8139adf8-045a-11e4-8572-4b1b969b6322_story.html" target="_blank">the Washington Post</a> based on information provided by Edward Snowden, ordinary Internet users far outnumber legally targeted foreigners in the communications intercepted by the <a href="http://www.washingtonpost.com/nsa-secrets" target="_blank">National Security Agency</a> from U.S. digital networks.</p> Cloud Computing Security The Industry Standard Edward Snowden Internet Privacy Cloud Computing Tue, 08 Jul 2014 10:00:00 +0000 David Linthicum 245658 at http://www.infoworld.com Dropbox for Business folders can now be shared in read-only mode http://www.infoworld.com/d/cloud-computing/dropbox-business-folders-can-now-be-shared-in-read-only-mode-245417?source=rss_cloud_computing <p>Users of Dropbox for Business will now be able to share folders with colleagues without necessarily giving them rights to edit their content.</p> <p>Giving users read-only access to folders hasn't been possible until now: Dropbox for Business users by default granted edit rights to the people they shared the folders with.</p> Applications Cloud Computing SaaS Cloud Computing Tue, 01 Jul 2014 18:59:55 +0000 admin 245417 at http://www.infoworld.com You're paying too much for the cloud http://www.infoworld.com/d/cloud-computing/youre-paying-too-much-the-cloud-245029?source=rss_cloud_computing <p>You can't go a month without hearing about some price drop by a major cloud computing provider, with others quickly following suit. Though it seems like a race to the bottom, in fact the cloud providers are starting to make real money.</p> <p>Public clouds function much like utilities. How much businesses pay for these utilities depends directly on how they consume cloud-based resources such as storage, compute, and applications. Companies that consume cloud services efficiently pay less, and the inefficient ones pay more.</p> Cloud Computing IT Management Cloud Computing Tue, 01 Jul 2014 10:00:00 +0000 David Linthicum 245029 at http://www.infoworld.com One enterprise tech trend to rule them all http://www.infoworld.com/t/cloud-computing/one-enterprise-tech-trend-rule-them-all-245245?source=rss_cloud_computing <div id="blog-edit" style="padding: 8px; background: none no-repeat scroll center top #ffffff; position: relative; float: right; width: 243px; height: 192px;"><img src="http://www.infoworld.com/sites/infoworld.com/files/media/image/BigData440x330.jpg" alt="One enterprise tech trend to rule them all" width="243" height="182" align="right" /></div><p>Recently I was asked what I thought was the most important trend in IT. And it wasn't hard to answer: The shift from proprietary, scale-up systems to commodity, open source, scale-out systems.</p> Application Development Cloud Computing Data Center Data Management Open Source Software Server Virtualization Storage Virtualization NoSQL SDN Open Source Software Cloud Computing Data Center Mon, 30 Jun 2014 10:00:00 +0000 Eric Knorr 245245 at http://www.infoworld.com The cloud is the secret weapon in the Internet of things http://www.infoworld.com/d/cloud-computing/the-cloud-the-secret-weapon-in-the-internet-of-things-245028?source=rss_cloud_computing <p>Neither the buzzword nor the <a href="http://www.infoworld.com/d/consumerization-of-it/what-the-internet-of-things-really-means-217657">concept of the "Internet of things"</a> is new. Since the Internet emerged back in the 1990s (and before), we found it interesting to connect Coke machines and coffee pots, among other items. In fact, some of my first work with the Internet was around connecting data-collection devices to remote databases.</p> Cloud Computing Internet of things Cloud Computing Fri, 27 Jun 2014 10:00:00 +0000 David Linthicum 245028 at http://www.infoworld.com How to choose between custom and commodity clouds http://www.infoworld.com/t/cloud-computing/how-chooose-between-custom-and-commodity-clouds-245018?source=rss_cloud_computing <p><em>Not all cloud infrastructures are built the same way, and not all applications, services, and frameworks are built for cloud computing.</em></p> <p><em>In this week's New Tech Forum, Brent Bensten, CTO of custom cloud provider Carpathia, discusses the phenomenon of "bottom dollar" cloud computing and what that means from a performance, security, and regulatory perspective -- and how to make sure the cloud resources you choose are the right tools for the job. -- Paul Venezia</em></p> Cloud Computing Cloud Computing Thu, 26 Jun 2014 10:00:00 +0000 New Tech Forum 245018 at http://www.infoworld.com Google, Microsoft clouds now cover MongoDB http://www.infoworld.com/d/data-management/google-microsoft-clouds-now-cover-mongodb-244967?source=rss_cloud_computing <p>Following its success with Amazon Web Services, MongoDB's namesake database can now run on cloud services from Microsoft and Google.</p> <p>"Amazon continues to be the dominant place to run applications in the cloud, but there is a lot of interest, especially from Microsoft shops, in running MongoDB on Azure. And there is significant interest from developers in what Google has to offer," said Matt Asay, MongoDB vice president of marketing and corporate strategy.</p> Cloud Computing Data Management Google Microsoft Database Administration Cloud Computing Tue, 24 Jun 2014 17:52:06 +0000 admin 244967 at http://www.infoworld.com