Cloud Index

Oracle Spends over $1 Billion to Bolster Vertical Clouds
By Pedro Hernandez | Cloud Article Published on May 04, 2016
With two recent acquisitions, Oracle exhibits a renewed focus on industry verticals.
Cloud Market Crosses $7B in Quarterly Revenues
By Pedro Hernandez | Cloud Article Published on April 29, 2016
Q1 results are in and the cloud market, led by Amazon, keeps setting records.
Open Source Cloud Apps: 65 Cloudy Apps
By Cynthia Harvey | Cloud Article Published on April 19, 2016
Some of these open source projects are enabling the creation of IaaS or PaaS offerings, and some are available for purchases on a SaaS basis.
IBM Continues to Grow Cloud Business
By Sean Michael Kerner | Cloud Article Published on April 19, 2016
IBM reports $18.7B in first quarter 2016 revenue, with cloud as a key driver.
Datera Raises $40M for for Cloud Elastic Data Fabric
By Sean Michael Kerner | Cloud Article Published on April 12, 2016
[PODCAST] Marc Fleischman, Founder & CEO of Datera, explains what his company is all about as it exits stealth mode today with a big round of funding.
Cloud IT Infrastructure Spending to Reach $38.2 Billion in 2016
By Pedro Hernandez | Cloud Article Published on April 11, 2016
Demand for non-cloud IT hardware slackens as businesses increasingly turn to the cloud for their technology needs.
Rackspace Expands Private OpenStack Cloud Options
By Sean Michael Kerner | Cloud Article Published on April 08, 2016
New service brings hardware, software and services to enterprises and their data centers.
Jeff Bezos Declares Amazon Web Services to be a Home Run
By Sean Michael Kerner | Cloud Article Published on April 06, 2016
After a decade of operations, Bezos reports that the cloud giant is growing remarkably fast.
2016: The Year of the (Ubuntu) Linux desktop on Windows
By Sean Michael Kerner | Cloud Article Published on March 31, 2016
For many it seemed like an April Fools joke that came early, but it's not, even though the very serious matter of intellectual property and patents isn't part of the discussion.
Why Google Will Dominate Cloud Computing
By James Maguire | Cloud Article Published on March 30, 2016
Google Cloud Platform is running behind in the battle for cloud market share, yet recent changes will accelerate GCP’s fortunes.
Email and Messaging Lead Enterprise SaaS Adoption: Survey
By Pedro Hernandez | Cloud Article Published on March 25, 2016
Businesses are increasingly turning to the cloud for their electronic communications but users keep fumbling their cloud data, finds a new study from EMC Spanning.
Oracle Squeezes Its Public Cloud into Private Data Centers
By Pedro Hernandez | Cloud Article Published on March 24, 2016
Beginning with Oracle Cloud Machine, the company's new suite of IT offerings delivers public cloud services behind a customer's firewall.
Managed Services Provider: How to Choose the Best
By Andy Patrizio | Cloud Article Published on March 22, 2016
Not all cloud managed services providers are created equal. Let this be your shopping guide for picking the best managed services provider.
Hybrid Cloud Strategies That Work
By David Needle | Cloud Article Published on March 21, 2016
Hybrid Cloud strategies offer many advantages to enterprises, but there are pitfalls to be aware of when deploying this approach.
HPE Leads Cloud Infrastructure Market
By Pedro Hernandez | Cloud Article Published on March 21, 2016
HP Enterprise (HPE) is the cloud technology provider to beat but Cisco is right on its tail, according to a new report from Synergy Research Group.
Google Cloud Platform: Priced for the Enterprise?
By Juan Carlos Perez | Cloud Article Published on March 17, 2016
Google, like other leading cloud vendors, has priced itself competitively with an eye toward market share. But is the search giant set to win enterprise customers?
Compliance in the Cloud
By Guest Author | Cloud Article Published on March 14, 2016
Compliance in the cloud raises numerous questions: Responsibility for protecting this data resides with the business, the cloud backup vendor and the cloud owner, but most chiefly it's the business's responsibility.
Cloud Computing Myths, Falsehoods and Outright Lies
By James Maguire | Cloud Article Published on March 03, 2016
Cloud computing advocates note that it's one of the great advances in tech in a generation. But is cloud truly without its challenges?
Cisco Acquires Hybrid-Cloud App Management Specialist CliQr
By Pedro Hernandez | Cloud Article Published on March 01, 2016
The networking giant spends $260 million to help enterprises cloudify their application workloads.
Rackspace Shifting Engineering Effort Away from Public OpenStack Cloud
By Sean Michael Kerner | Cloud Article Published on February 17, 2016
As demand mix slows, private OpenStack cloud as well as AWS and Azure support are seen as the way forward.