ITworld - To the cloud http://www.itworld.com/blogs/views/recent/rss.xml/9415 en Is it cloud first or mobile first? Microsoft CEO explains http://www.itworld.com/cloud-computing/411866/it-cloud-first-or-mobile-first-microsoft-ceo-explains Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella held a press conference to unveil new products but also to sketch out his vision for the future of the company. Cloud and mobile, he said, are inextricably combined. <p><a href="http://www.itworld.com/cloud-computing/411866/it-cloud-first-or-mobile-first-microsoft-ceo-explains" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itworld.com/cloud-computing/411866/it-cloud-first-or-mobile-first-microsoft-ceo-explains#comments Cloud Computing cloudcomputing Opinion Microsoft Satya Nadella Thu, 27 Mar 2014 19:29:46 +0000 Nancy Gohring 411866 at http://www.itworld.com Emergence Capital: Industry-specific SaaS apps are the future http://www.itworld.com/cloud-computing/411150/emergence-capital-industry-specific-saas-apps-are-future Emergence Capital, a venture capital firm, thinks that very targeted SaaS services an be successful. Such services could be a boon for business users. <p><a href="http://www.itworld.com/cloud-computing/411150/emergence-capital-industry-specific-saas-apps-are-future" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itworld.com/cloud-computing/411150/emergence-capital-industry-specific-saas-apps-are-future#comments Cloud Computing cloudcomputing Opinion cloud venture capital Mon, 24 Mar 2014 13:00:00 +0000 Nancy Gohring 411150 at http://www.itworld.com How one company monitors its Web service (Hint: A single tool doesn't cut it) http://www.itworld.com/cloud-computing/410568/how-one-company-monitors-its-web-service-hint-single-tool-doesnt-cut-it Outbrain uses more than five monitoring tools to make sure its operation runs smoothly<p><a href="http://www.itworld.com/cloud-computing/410568/how-one-company-monitors-its-web-service-hint-single-tool-doesnt-cut-it" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itworld.com/cloud-computing/410568/how-one-company-monitors-its-web-service-hint-single-tool-doesnt-cut-it#comments Cloud Computing cloudcomputing Opinion Boundary cloud monitoring Thu, 20 Mar 2014 14:00:00 +0000 Nancy Gohring 410568 at http://www.itworld.com With Insights, New Relic hopes to win new customers outside dev shops http://www.itworld.com/cloud-computing/410404/insights-new-relic-hopes-win-new-customers-outside-dev-shops Developers might find use for new types of data available in New Relic Insights, but marketing and other business users might also find use for the data. <p><a href="http://www.itworld.com/cloud-computing/410404/insights-new-relic-hopes-win-new-customers-outside-dev-shops" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itworld.com/cloud-computing/410404/insights-new-relic-hopes-win-new-customers-outside-dev-shops#comments Cloud Computing cloudcomputing News Analytics New Relic Wed, 19 Mar 2014 12:00:00 +0000 Nancy Gohring 410404 at http://www.itworld.com Engine Yard: Just don't call us a PaaS http://www.itworld.com/cloud-computing/409494/engine-yard-just-dont-call-us-paas The company says &quot;PaaS&quot; is too confusing, given the variety of platforms out there. So it&#039;s going with &quot;cloud application management platform.&quot; <p><a href="http://www.itworld.com/cloud-computing/409494/engine-yard-just-dont-call-us-paas" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itworld.com/cloud-computing/409494/engine-yard-just-dont-call-us-paas#comments Cloud Computing cloudcomputing Opinion engine yard paas Thu, 13 Mar 2014 12:00:00 +0000 Nancy Gohring 409494 at http://www.itworld.com Return of the Chief Data Officer http://www.itworld.com/cloud-computing/409294/return-chief-data-officer The chief data officer title got popular for a brief time over a decade ago. It&#039;s back, but this time with a different job description. <p><a href="http://www.itworld.com/cloud-computing/409294/return-chief-data-officer" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itworld.com/cloud-computing/409294/return-chief-data-officer#comments Big Data Career Cloud Computing cloudcomputing Opinion big data chief data officer Wed, 12 Mar 2014 13:00:00 +0000 Nancy Gohring 409294 at http://www.itworld.com DigitalOcean lands $37M, plans to add PaaS features http://www.itworld.com/cloud-computing/408256/digitalocean-lands-37m-plans-add-paas-features The round, led by Andreessen Horowitz, is quite a bit larger than typical recent IaaS investments<p><a href="http://www.itworld.com/cloud-computing/408256/digitalocean-lands-37m-plans-add-paas-features" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itworld.com/cloud-computing/408256/digitalocean-lands-37m-plans-add-paas-features#comments Cloud Computing cloudcomputing News Andreessen Horowitz DigitalOcean Thu, 06 Mar 2014 15:00:00 +0000 Nancy Gohring 408256 at http://www.itworld.com Microsoft, VMware, Red Hat chase lucrative government cloud customers http://www.itworld.com/cloud-computing/408203/microsoft-vmware-red-hat-chase-lucrative-government-customers The three giants made moves to court government users, in hopes of securing a piece of a potentially huge market<p><a href="http://www.itworld.com/cloud-computing/408203/microsoft-vmware-red-hat-chase-lucrative-government-customers" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itworld.com/cloud-computing/408203/microsoft-vmware-red-hat-chase-lucrative-government-customers#comments Cloud Computing Government cloudcomputing Opinion cloud government Wed, 05 Mar 2014 18:06:48 +0000 Nancy Gohring 408203 at http://www.itworld.com Mirantis, IBM try to boost lagging enterprise OpenStack adoption with benchmark http://www.itworld.com/cloud-computing/407232/mirantis-ibm-try-boost-lagging-enterprise-openstack-adoption-benchmark With only around 200 big production OpenStack clouds in the world, Mirantis and IBM spin up 75,000 virtual servers in eight hours to show what OpenStack is capable of. <p><a href="http://www.itworld.com/cloud-computing/407232/mirantis-ibm-try-boost-lagging-enterprise-openstack-adoption-benchmark" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itworld.com/cloud-computing/407232/mirantis-ibm-try-boost-lagging-enterprise-openstack-adoption-benchmark#comments Cloud Computing cloudcomputing Opinion IBM OpenStack Thu, 27 Feb 2014 17:05:27 +0000 Nancy Gohring 407232 at http://www.itworld.com OpenStack converges around Cloud Foundry, future of Solum in question http://www.itworld.com/cloud-computing/406670/openstack-converges-around-cloud-foundry-future-solum-question In a surprise move, Rackspace, HP and ActiveState all say they are supporting a new Pivotal effort to create an open governance model for Cloud Foundry<p><a href="http://www.itworld.com/cloud-computing/406670/openstack-converges-around-cloud-foundry-future-solum-question" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itworld.com/cloud-computing/406670/openstack-converges-around-cloud-foundry-future-solum-question#comments Cloud Computing cloudcomputing Opinion Cloud Foundry OpenStack Tue, 25 Feb 2014 12:00:00 +0000 Nancy Gohring 406670 at http://www.itworld.com New report finds that businesses use 626 cloud services on average http://www.itworld.com/cloud-computing/406039/skyhigh-average-626-cloud-services-are-used-businesses Some of them might surprise you<p><a href="http://www.itworld.com/cloud-computing/406039/skyhigh-average-626-cloud-services-are-used-businesses" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itworld.com/cloud-computing/406039/skyhigh-average-626-cloud-services-are-used-businesses#comments Cloud Computing cloudcomputing Opinion cloud services Skyhigh Thu, 20 Feb 2014 18:50:35 +0000 Nancy Gohring 406039 at http://www.itworld.com How Verizon's PaaS strategy stands out from the crowd http://www.itworld.com/cloud-computing/405631/how-verizons-paas-strategy-stands-out-crowd Verizon is clearly saying that it welcomes independent PaaS providers and that it won&#039;t compete with them. That&#039;s a different strategy from what we see from other cloud providers. <p><a href="http://www.itworld.com/cloud-computing/405631/how-verizons-paas-strategy-stands-out-crowd" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itworld.com/cloud-computing/405631/how-verizons-paas-strategy-stands-out-crowd#comments Cloud Computing cloudcomputing Opinion paas Verizon Wed, 19 Feb 2014 13:00:00 +0000 Nancy Gohring 405631 at http://www.itworld.com Why ScribbleLive turned to Amazon Web Services and can't imagine turning back http://www.itworld.com/cloud-computing/404947/why-scribblelive-turned-amazon-web-services-and-cant-imagine-turning-back The provider of a live blogging platform and other services says OpEx is down 35 percent due to the switch to AWS and that it couldn&#039;t scale the way it needs to if it stuck with dedicated servers. <p><a href="http://www.itworld.com/cloud-computing/404947/why-scribblelive-turned-amazon-web-services-and-cant-imagine-turning-back" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itworld.com/cloud-computing/404947/why-scribblelive-turned-amazon-web-services-and-cant-imagine-turning-back#comments Cloud Computing cloudcomputing Opinion Amazon Web Services cloud Fri, 14 Feb 2014 12:00:00 +0000 Nancy Gohring 404947 at http://www.itworld.com Chromebooks become real option for enterprises with VMware deal http://www.itworld.com/cloud-computing/404645/chromebooks-become-real-option-enterprises-vmware-deal In a deal with Google, VMware plans to bring desktop as a service to Chromebooks<p><a href="http://www.itworld.com/cloud-computing/404645/chromebooks-become-real-option-enterprises-vmware-deal" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itworld.com/cloud-computing/404645/chromebooks-become-real-option-enterprises-vmware-deal#comments Cloud Computing Virtualization Windows cloudcomputing Opinion Google VMware Wed, 12 Feb 2014 17:36:17 +0000 Nancy Gohring 404645 at http://www.itworld.com Hollywood blazes trail in hybrid cloud http://www.itworld.com/cloud-computing/403746/hollywood-blazes-trail-hybrid-cloud A TV and film production company is offering a new hybrid service, already used by ABC&#039;s Mistresses and TNT&#039;s Perception, that enables a much more efficient and collaborative production process.<p><a href="http://www.itworld.com/cloud-computing/403746/hollywood-blazes-trail-hybrid-cloud" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itworld.com/cloud-computing/403746/hollywood-blazes-trail-hybrid-cloud#comments Cloud Computing Case study cloudcomputing hybrid cloud OpenStack Thu, 06 Feb 2014 19:51:29 +0000 Nancy Gohring 403746 at http://www.itworld.com