April 13, 2011

Virtualization shoot-out: Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization

Red Hat's server virtualization solution mixes ease and scalability with a few odd limitations

December 13, 2010

First look: Chrome OS beta's Achilles' heel is its reliance on the Web

In its first public version, the forthcoming cloud-based alternative to Windows and Mac OS X is too limited by -- ironically -- the cloud

November 24, 2010

First look: Office 365 beta shows promise but lacks polish

Microsoft's cloud productivity suite has big ambitions, but feels poorly integrated and may leave admins wanting more

September 29, 2010

InfoWorld preview: Dell's automated provisioning for the private cloud

Leveraging Dell AIM, the VIS Self-Service Creator combines a self-service portal with policy-based provisioning and resource control

February 16, 2010

First glimpse: Cisco OTV and long-distance VMotion

Or how to succeed at data center extension without really trying

January 6, 2010

The best hardware and software products of the year

InfoWorld's 2010 Technology of the Year Awards recognize the top solutions for business and IT professionals

December 8, 2009

First look: Amazon RDS gives you a MySQL server in the cloud

Amazon's Relational Database Service provides an easy escalator into the cloud for existing MySQL applications

October 7, 2009

Office suites in the cloud: Microsoft Office Web Apps versus Google Docs and Zoho

Microsoft's fledgling Web-based productivity apps have one key advantage over SaaS rivals: amazing fidelity to the desktop-bound Word, Excel, and PowerPoint document formats

September 17, 2009

First glimpse: Microsoft Office Web Apps

Microsoft's Technical Preview of Web-based editions of Word, Excel, and PowerPoint shows that Google is in for a fight

July 23, 2009

Open source Hive: Large-scale, distributed data processing made easy

Thank heaven for Hive, a data analysis and query front end for Hadoop that makes Hadoop data files look like SQL tables

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