06/03/2014 - Spotlight: Database choices--NoSQL or NewSQL?
Traditional databases are prima donnas and resource hogs, writes Nick Booth on CloudPro. Hard to argue--though several of his supporting sources have every monetary incentive to shovel dirt on the mainframe's grave.
03/03/2014 - Spotlight: Inside American Hustle's surprisingly sophisticated, cloud-based special effects
GigaOm's Barb Darrow finds a lot of CGI special effects work behind the screen--much of it an ideal use case for public cloud.
03/03/2014 - More analysis of security in an SDN world
At last week's RSA security conference in San Francisco, Robert Hinden offered a presentation looking at potential security risks, as well as some possible benefits.
AT&T is giving its business customers more control over their service destiny with the introduction of a user-defined network cloud concept.
Thinking about public cloud? Don't overthink it--and don't start with mission-critical applications. Of course.
24/02/2014 - Spotlight: Cheap Windows devices get cheaper
Survey says the enterprise as a whole is unhappy with their WAN infrastructure and yet, only 15 percent of the IW survey respondents indicate plans to grow their WAN capacity. Where's the disconnect?
Alcatel-Lucent announced this week that it has rebuilt a number of services running on its CloudBand platform.
The business world continues its awakening to the idea that apps have to be usable, or nobody will use them.
20/02/2014 - Comcast Business, Time Warner Cable become a bigger factor in the Ethernet race, says VSG
Comcast Business and Time Warner Cable continue to make a name for themselves in the medium-sized business market selling Ethernet services, according to Vertical Systems Group's latest U.S. Ethernet Leaderboard.
13/02/2014 - Spotlight: Upgrade your OS, or wait a bit?
Staying current is key to taking advantage of what technology has to offer, because, you know, new is better than old.
11/02/2014 - C3 VoIP-150 Announced By Cambium Networks
Monitoring clouds? For that you'll want to turn to third-party solutions, David Cartwright of CloudPro says.
10/02/2014 - Spotlight: Gartner revisits OpenDaylight skepticism
In hindsight Lerner stands by that critique--but also notes that moving forward, open-source SDN software will be a boon to the industry. No matter what got left in its wake.
The OpenDaylight Project announced the first release of its open-source Software Defined Networking software, dubbed Hydrogen.
06/02/2014 - Multi-cloud toolkits for avoiding vendor lock-in
Getting scrambled in the cloud computing context might mean seeing your vendor go out of business or something less dramatic, such as poor service, a data breach, unmet service level agreements or a simple lack of leverage in price negotiations.
The practical impact of Nadella's selection for enterprise IT buyers won't be known for some time. So much the better for poorly supported speculation!
These services now represent a $9 billion annualized revenue stream and are more than a quarter of business wireline revenues.
03/02/2014 - Sprint adds Microsoft Lync to its cloud-based UC solution, enhances mobile workforce trend
Sprint is helping business customers simplify their movement into the bring your own device trend by adding Microsoft Lync to its Complete Collaboration cloud-based unified communications solution.
03/02/2014 - IBM shopping its SDN business?
According to Re/Code, IBM's sale of its x86 server business to Lenovo wasn't the last shoe.
03/02/2014 - Open Compute Project tackles networking, gradually
The Open Compute Project, originally born at Facebook, is aimed at simplifying enterprise computing "in preparation for the hyperscale future," as Arthur Cole writes on Enterprise Networking Planet.
30/01/2014 - Enterprise service architecture for mobile era
Do we really need a distinct branch of Enterprise Architecture to address mobile computing needs?