Big Switch adds Cloud Fabric to its SDN porfolio

Google, Facebook and other hyperscale cloud providers have long built their own networking and server equipment to meet the huge demands put on their infrastructure. Big Switch Networks, which builds solutions around software-defined

Published on: July 22nd, 2014 Howard Solomon

4 key messages in Satya Nadella’s letter to Microsoft employees

In an open letter to Microsoft employees yesterday, the company’s new CEO Satya Nadella outlined his view of the technology giant’s place in the world and essentially told his staffer to brace themselves

Published on: July 11th, 2014 Nestor E. Arellano

Veeam backup suite to offer hook for service providers

The cloud offers an enterprise a number of possibilities for backing up data to multiple sites. Veeam Software, which will shortly launch version 8 of its Availability Suite of data recovery and backup

Published on: July 4th, 2014 Howard Solomon

These are cartoons only a CIO could appreciate

There aren't usually a lot of laughs involved in resetting a password, ordering a laptop or provisioning a cloud computing environment, but perhaps that's because Rube Goldberg never focused on those kinds of

Published on: July 3rd, 2014 Shane Schick

Is loss of control the biggest hurdle to cloud computing?

Some systems managers still believe the promise of cloud computing exceeds the technological reality.  They cite the “ities” – security, customizability, longevity, quality, reliability and others – as being key inhibitors to adoption

Published on: July 2nd, 2014 Don Sheppard

Senior Microsoft exec apologizes for Office 365 outages

A senior Microsoft official has apologized for last week’s two-day service outages of its Lync Online and Exchange Online services. “First, I want to apologize on behalf of the Office 365 team for

Published on: June 30th, 2014 Howard Solomon

Firm offers data warehouse in the cloud

A cloud-based analytic platform has added a data warehouse service to its offerings. San Francisco-based GoodData said the new service use a columnar database and fully integrated governance and integration processes to support end-to-end

Published on: June 29th, 2014 Howard Solomon

Cloud is fastest-growing segment of Oracle revenue

Cloud computing will eventually come to dominate IT, so almost every hardware and software manufacturer has to have a cloud strategy of some sort. Oracle Corp.'s moves in this are have been paying

Published on: June 22nd, 2014 Howard Solomon

It’s time carriers did better, says new Rogers chief

The telecom industry has invested billions in new wireless networks but it isn't making it easy for cellphone users, says Rogers  Communications' new chief executive. "I don't think we're delivering on the promise

Published on: June 16th, 2014 Andrew Brooks