Backing Up Your Business: How to Successfully Tier Data in the Cloud
By Guest Author | Article Published July 17, 2014
Understanding the various tiers of storage will help you get the most from your cloud storage deployment.
Tags: tiered storage, cloud computing, Cloud Storage
Choosing a Private Cloud Solution: Video Roundtable
By James Maguire | Article Published July 16, 2014
Three top experts discuss the many issues surrounding private cloud deployment, from cost to security to vendor lock-in.
Tags: private cloud, cloud computing
VMware's Bill Fathers: AWS, Containers, Hybrid Cloud
By James Maguire | Article Published July 11, 2014
The VMware cloud computing executive addressed key issues facing the virtualization leader.
Tags: Docker Containers, containers, hybrid cloud, VMware, virtualization, AWS, cloud computing
Cloud Computing's Effect on Old Media
By Guest Author | Article Published July 10, 2014
Cloud computing has been highly disruptive to old media – and that’s good news for users.
Tags: Netflix, disruption, cloud computing
How to Choose Vendors for Massive IT Changes
By Rob Enderle | Article Published July 09, 2014
Business is facing technological changes the likes of which it has never seen. The time to get ready is now.
Tags: cloud computing, IT Best Practices, IT management
eNovance Aims to Solve OpenStack Cloud Business Use-Cases[VIDEO]
By Sean Michael Kerner | Article Published July 09, 2014
The co-founder of a French cloud vendor recently acquired by Red Hat details the strategy behind his business.
Tags: open source, cloud computing, OpenStack
Study: IT Lacks Faith in Cloud Providers
By Andy Patrizio | Article Published June 26, 2014
IT and security professionals expect cloud services to increase the likelihood and economic impact of data breaches.
Tags: IT management, Cloud Providers, cloud computing, cloud security
IBM Evolving Disaster Recovery and Business Continuity for the Cloud Era
By Sean Michael Kerner | Article Published June 25, 2014
Disaster recovery is a mature decades-old business, but the cloud is providing new avenues for business continuity.
Tags: disaster recovery, IBM, cloud computing, Disaster Recovery Plan
Oracle Cloud Revenues Growing
By Sean Michael Kerner | Article Published June 20, 2014
Oracle reports its fourth quarter fiscal 2014 earnings showing just how critical cloud has now become for the technology giant.
Tags: private cloud, Oracle, cloud computing
Financial Services and Cloud Computing Can Indeed Work Together
By David Linthicum | Article Published June 16, 2014
Concerns about security and regulatory pressures are shifting in an industry seen as reluctant to migrate to the cloud.
Tags: Security Software, cloud computing, compliance policy, financial companies
6 Trends That Could Change IT Forever
By Rob Enderle | Article Published June 11, 2014
Even in an industry known for massive disruption, these trends are having a huge impact.
Tags: cloud computing, IT management, thin client, IT, disruption
Salesforce Sets Stage for Enterprise Wearables
By Pedro Hernandez | Article Published June 10, 2014
The cloud computing specialist launches a new developer-led initiative that connects its cloud to leading wearable devices.
Tags: SaaS, cloud computing, wearables
Marten Mickos's Challenge
By James Maguire | Article Published June 04, 2014
The CEO of Eucalyptus talks about open source and the future of cloud computing.
Tags: open source, OpenStack, cloud computing, Eucalyptus, private cloud
HP Sees PC Growth as it Trims Workforce
By Sean Michael Kerner | Article Published May 23, 2014
As part of a massive restructuring, HP announces new layoffs during its second quarter fiscal 2014 earnings call, yet points to light at the end of the tunnel.
Tags: earnings, Moonshot, HP, cloud computing
60 Open Source Apps You Can Use in the Cloud
By Cynthia Harvey | Article Published May 23, 2014
Many open source applications are now available on a SaaS basis, and others can help enterprises set up IaaS or PaaS environments.
Tags: apps, Linux, Open Source App, cloud computing
New Rules for Database Design in the Cloud
By David Linthicum | Article Published May 19, 2014
With a database in the cloud, the challenges of remotely hosted storage must be addressed.
Tags: database design, cloud computing, database
Why Do AT&T and Sony Use OpenStack?
By Sean Michael Kerner | Article Published May 14, 2014
As the cloud and open source continue to grow, Big name brands find value in the open source cloud platform.
Tags: cloud computing, OpenStack Cloud, OpenStack, Sony
Rackspace Grows Revenue as Cloud Pricing Races to Bottom
By Sean Michael Kerner | Article Published May 13, 2014
Rackspace reports first quarter 2014 revenue of $421 million as it touts its differentiated approach to the cloud.
Tags: Rackspace, earnings, AWS, cloud computing, Google Cloud
OpenStack: We're Living in a Software Defined Economy
By Sean Michael Kerner | Article Published May 12, 2014
Is the OpenStack open source cloud effort a form of rebellion?
Tags: software defined infrastructure, startup, cloud computing, OpenStack
Private Cloud ROI Calculator
By James Maguire | Article Published May 07, 2014
A private cloud ROI calculator to help your business in the critical planning stage of cloud deployment.
Tags: cloud computing, private clouds, return on investment, ROI Calculator, private cloud, virtualization
VMware Embraces Pivotal PaaS for Hybrid Cloud
By Sean Michael Kerner | Article Published May 06, 2014
Pivotal CEO sees his firm's technology as being the most important innovation since Linux.
Tags: hybrid cloud, VMware, Linux, cloud computing, PaaS
Why is Cloud Data Security Still Lackluster?
By David Linthicum | Article Published May 01, 2014
Until best practices are applied far more broadly, data security remains an issue as we migrate to cloud-based platforms.
Tags: Security Software, data security, cloud computing, cloud security
Equinix Targets the Cloud for Future Data Center Growth
By Sean Michael Kerner | Article Published May 01, 2014
Data center and Internet exchange provider jumps into the cloud market with new exchange.
Tags: data center facilities management, data center, cloud computing
Cloud Computing Adopter's Toolkit
By James Maguire | Article Published April 30, 2014
Four cloud computing experts talk about the strategies for optimizing your cloud strategy.
Tags: cloud pricing, cloud computing, SaaS, PaaS, IaaS
VMware Sees Continued Growth Opportunity in the Cloud
By Sean Michael Kerner | Article Published April 23, 2014
VMware reports first quarter fiscal 2014 revenue at $1.36 as Software Defined Data Center vision grows.
Tags: software defined data center, cloud computing, Virtualization Management, SDDC, VMware
Cloud Data Center Build-Out Race Good for Customers, Bad for Profits
By Eric Lundquist | Article Published April 22, 2014
NEWS ANALYSIS: Enterprises that want to move their IT infrastructure to the cloud are sure to benefit from the data center build-out race that Google, IBM, Amazon, Microsoft and others are engaged in, but where will the profits come from?
Tags: Microsoft, Google, Amazon Web Services, Amazon, cloud computing, OpenStack, IBM, data centers, VMware, IT infrastructure, Rackspace, hewlett-packard, National Security Agency, cloud applications
Global Cloud Deployment Isn't Easy
By Jeff Kaplan | Article Published April 21, 2014
Companies building a global cloud deployment face technological and operational challenges.
Tags: PaaS, IaaS, global cloud platform, cloud computing, SaaS
OpenStack Icehouse Moves Open-Source Cloud Forward
By Sean Michael Kerner | Article Published April 18, 2014
Icehouse development benefits from more code commits then ever before, though only 21 percent of the developers were responsible for 80 percent of the total.
Tags: cloud computing, OpenStack Cloud, open source cloud, OpenStack, Red Hat
Five-Year MDM Forecast Looks Cloudy
By Pedro Hernandez | Article Published April 18, 2014
On-premise MDM will lose major ground to cloud-based solutions by 2019, according to a new forecast from Research and Markets.
Tags: mobile device management solutions, mobile device management, cloud computing, MDM
Three Things Missing from Most Enterprise Cloud Strategies
By David Linthicum | Article Published April 17, 2014
Cloud computing fails due to a lack of knowledge more often than it does because of failure with technology.
Tags: enterprise cloud strategy, cloud computing, enterprise cloud, Cloud Software
Intel Growing Internet of Things, Cloud Business Units
By Sean Michael Kerner | Article Published April 16, 2014
Intel' first quarter fiscal 2014 earnings showing growth in some hot sectors.
Tags: Intel, cloud computing, earnings, IoT, internet of things
VMware Brings Disaster Recovery Service to the Cloud
By Sean Michael Kerner | Article Published April 15, 2014
VMware says its vCloud Hybrid Service DR solution allows virtualized data centers to enable DR services in their existing deployments.
Tags: VMware, disaster recovery, cloud computing, virtualization
Cloud Computing Experts Share Valuable Insights
By | Article Published April 11, 2014
James Maguire interviewed 15 Cloud Computing experts at Interop's Cloud Connect Summit. Watch our video to hear what they had to say.
Tags: cloud computing
File Acceleration in the Cloud
By James Maguire | Article Published April 10, 2014
Four experts discuss the technology and best practices of moving files quickly to and from the cloud.
Tags: file transfer, cloud computing, file synchronization
VMware Extends Cloud Desktop Horizon
By Sean Michael Kerner | Article Published April 10, 2014
Horizon 6 launch takes direct aim at Citrix by enabling enterprises with new virtual desktop capabilities.
Tags: cloud computing, VMware, VDI, Virtual Desktop Interface
15 Experts Talk About Cloud Computing (Video)
By James Maguire | Article Published April 06, 2014
Interviews with cloud computing experts reveal a wide array of approaches and attitudes.
Tags: SaaS, big data, AWS, OpenStack, cloud computing, PaaS, IaaS
Will Cloud Computing Live Up to Its Hype?
By Jeff Vance | Article Published March 31, 2014
At one time, cloud computing prompted skepticism much like the early Internet did. Will the cloud outgrow its critics to the extent the Web itself has?
Tags: Enterprise IT, Internet, Web, cloud computing, start-ups
Google and Amazon Kick Off a Cloud Storage War, Again
By Pedro Hernandez | Article Published March 27, 2014
Hoping to take price out of the equation for enterprises, Amazon follows Google's lead and slashes the cost of storing data on its cloud.
Tags: AWS, cloud computing, Cloud Storage, Amazon Web Services, Google
Google Redefines Reserved and On-Demand Cloud Instances
By Sean Michael Kerner | Article Published March 26, 2014
Google lowers pricing and creates new options for cost-effective cloud computing.
Tags: AWS, cloud computing, PaaS, IaaS, Google Cloud Platform
Are We Ready to Connect Our Bodies to the Cloud?
By Guest Author | Article Published March 17, 2014
The upside to cloud-based data collection of personal health information is significant – but so are the potential risks.
Google Slashes Cloud Storage Prices
By Pedro Hernandez | Article Published March 17, 2014
The tech giant reignites a price war by cutting cloud storage costs by up to 80 percent. How low can cloud costs go?
Tags: Google, Google Drive, Cloud Storage, cloud computing
Cloudinary Boosts Cloud Image Management
By Sean Michael Kerner | Article Published March 13, 2014
The cloud computing firm touts its ability to make image management easier for online businesses.
Tags: cloud computing, image editor, Linux, AWS
HP: PC Market Contraction is Slowing
By Sean Michael Kerner | Article Published February 21, 2014
HP CEO Meg Whitman pledged to keep the 'pedal to the metal' and push HP forward, promising innovations in cloud, security, big data and converged infrastructure.
Tags: Meg Whitman, cloud computing, big data, earnings, PC
BMC, Driving IT Change, Must Drive by Example
By Rob Enderle | Article Published February 19, 2014
As it launches a new initiative, BMC is working to reinvent itself as a very different software and cloud services company.
Tags: IT management, BMC Software, data center, cloud computing
CloudPassage Raises $25.5 Million for Cloud Security
By Sean Michael Kerner | Article Published February 13, 2014
Series C round of funding brings total funding up to $53 million as the cloud security market heats up.
Tags: cloud computing, venture capital, cloud security
Rackspace Doubles Down on OpenStack as CEO Retires
By Sean Michael Kerner | Article Published February 11, 2014
As net income falls, Lanham Napier retires and co-founder Graham Weston steps in.
Tags: cloud computing, Rackspace Cloud, Rackspace, earnings
Working with AWS Cloud Computing: Pros and Cons
By James Maguire | Article Published February 10, 2014
Leading experts on Amazon's cloud platform discuss how to best work with AWS.
Tags: cloud computing, Amazon Web Services, AWS, public cloud
Watson Plus IBM Cloud Services: Siri or Cortana on Steroids
By Rob Enderle | Article Published January 22, 2014
A cloud-based real time advanced decision engine could be a major game changer in the enterprise.
Tags: Decision Support, Watson, cloud computing, Siri
IBM Unix Biz Continues to Fall as Cloud Rises
By Sean Michael Kerner | Article Published January 22, 2014
Hardware revenues plummet at IBM, but rapid growth in its Cloud unit offers a contrasting view.
Tags: Unix, cloud computing, hardware, IBM
Intel: The Desktop Is Alive, Data Center Is Thriving
By Sean Michael Kerner | Article Published January 17, 2014
Though the PC market has slowed, Intel's CEO still sees room for future growth as his company reports full year 2013 earnings. The company saw major growth in the cloud and networking.
Tags: networking trends, Intel, desktop, PC growth, cloud computing
Intel Inside the Cloud
By Sean Michael Kerner | Article Published January 15, 2014
Intel aims to emphasize its brand inside the cloud, much as it did inside personal computers.
Tags: Intel, Security Essentials, cloud computing, PC
Are You Ready to Become an Internet of Things Hero?
By Jeff Kaplan | Article Published January 14, 2014
The Internet of Things is more than just the next overhyped buzzword. It’s time leverage the technology at your company.
Tags: cloud computing, IoT, internet of things
Cloud Computing in 2014: Three Key Trends
By Jeff Vance | Article Published January 13, 2014
Cloud computing's disruptive innovation will enhance data center options, even as security looms as an ever larger issue.
Tags: data center, cloud computing, Secure Cloud, disruption
Exclusive Data Center Research: The Vendors and Technologies That Are Winning
By Paul Shread | Article Published January 02, 2014
A survey of IT professionals reveals which companies and technologies are most actively shaping today's data centers.
Tags: uptime, data center, IT research, SDN, Security Essentials, Converged Infrastructure, cloud computing, availability, virtualization
Ellison: Oracle Cloud will Be Price Competitive with Amazon
By Sean Michael Kerner | Article Published December 19, 2013
The cloud is set to be a growth engine for Oracle in the year ahead as the company reports its second quarter fiscal 2014 earnings.
Tags: SaaS, AWS, cloud computing, Ellison, IaaS, Oracle
IBM Acquires Cloud-based MDM Firm Fiberlink
By Pedro Hernandez | Article Published December 18, 2013
Big Blue adds Fiberlink's MaaS360 cloud-based MDM platform to its expanding MobileFirst solutions set. Plus: Dell reveals plans to launch an enterprise MDM platform in 2014.
Tags: MDM, IBM, mobile device management, cloud computing, Dell
Egnyte Raises $29.5M for Enterprise Hybrid Cloud File Sharing
By Pedro Hernandez | Article Published December 13, 2013
Boasting healthy sales, Egnyte plans to bring its secure, cloud-enabled file sync and share platform to more markets.
Tags: cloud computing, hybrid cloud, file sharing, enterprise storage
Dell Advances Cloud Efforts and Preps for More Innovation
By Sean Michael Kerner | Article Published December 12, 2013
Dell announces new OpenStack partnership with Red Hat as Michael Dell talks about innovation and the impact of Dell going private.
Tags: Dell, OpenStack, cloud computing, Linux, Red Hat
Cloud Computing: Roadmaps, Security, Apps and More
By James Maguire | Article Published December 12, 2013
Cloud computing experts discuss the role of brokers in managing cloud costs, covering topics such as migration, managing services, and hybrid clouds.
Tags: hybrid clouds, cloud broker, cloud services, cloud computing
HP CloudSystem 8 Builds On OpenStack
By Sean Michael Kerner | Article Published December 11, 2013
HP announces its next generation private and hybrid cloud solution.
Tags: HP, cloud computing, OpenStack
Google Ramps up Cloud Efforts as Compute Engine Matures
By Sean Michael Kerner | Article Published December 03, 2013
The latest iteration of Compute Engine offers expanded options, as Google touts its mission critical capabilities.
Tags: Compute Engine, Linux, Google, cloud computing
Amazon Dominates a Growing Cloud Computing Market
By Pedro Hernandez | Article Published November 27, 2013
Early bird gets the glory. The cloud pioneer enjoys a massive lead over its rivals in IaaS and PaaS.
Tags: Microsoft Azure, Google Cloud, AWS, IBM cloud, cloud computing
Are Big Data Vendors Forgetting History?
By Jeff Vance | Article Published November 25, 2013
Companies adopting Big Data strategies would be well served by taking a look back at previous emerging technologies.
Tags: enterprise technology, cloud computing, IT management, big data
How Does Amazon ReInvent Its Cloud Services?
By Sean Michael Kerner | Article Published November 14, 2013
Amazon CTO explains that all of the cloud computing giant's new features benefit from a four-step process.
Tags: cloud computing, AWS, Amazon Web Services
The Costs of Cloud Computing: Video Roundtable
By James Maguire | Article Published November 14, 2013
Four experts in the cloud computing market provide advice about understanding the costs of migrating and deploying to the cloud.
Tags: private cloud, cloud computing, hybrid cloud, public cloud
Government of Hong Kong Accelerating Innovation with OpenStack Cloud
By Sean Michael Kerner | Article Published November 12, 2013
Hong Kong tech startup accelerator Cyberport embraces OpenStack and is leveraging the Contrail Controller for Software Defined Networking.
Tags: OpenStack, SDN, software defined data center, cloud computing
OpenStack in China Attracts Big Deployments
By Sean Michael Kerner | Article Published November 07, 2013
The open-source OpenStack cloud platform isn't just a proof-of-concept in China, it's being used on a daily basis to serve hundreds of millions of users.
Tags: cloud computing, open source, OpenStack
IBM's OpenStack Ambition Laid Bare in Hong Kong
By Sean Michael Kerner | Article Published November 05, 2013
The CTO of IBM's cloud effort explains why open source OpenStack will change everything.
Tags: open source, OpenStack, cloud computing
Cisco and NetApp Readying New, Cloudier Flexpods
By Pedro Hernandez | Article Published November 01, 2013
The tech companies eye bigger enterprise cloud computing workloads and service provider implementations.
Tags: NetApp, Cisco, cloud computing
EMC Ramps up for Private-Public Cloud
By Rob Enderle | Article Published October 31, 2013
At its analyst event, EMC pointed out that some large companies are opting to build their own public cloud.
Tags: cloud computing, EMC, private cloud, public cloud, hybrid cloud
Cloud Start-Ups Talk Cloud's Future: Video Roundtable
By James Maguire | Article Published October 30, 2013
From the unique perspective of a start-up, four new companies discuss future directions in cloud computing.
Tags: start-up, private cloud, public cloud, cloud computing
Azure's Success Shows Microsoft Gaining Ground in Cloud Computing
By Eric Lundquist | Article Published October 28, 2013
NEWS ANALYSIS: The growth and development of Microsoft's Azure cloud services shows that Microsoft is catching up and getting ready to play a leading role in cloud computing.
Tags: Ray Ozzie, hybrid cloud, Hyper-V, social media, Azure, Microsoft, SQL, Amazon Web Services, cloud computing, enterprise infrastructure, Windows Active Directory, Apiphany
Microsoft's Way Forward: Business and Consumer Cloud
By Jeff Vance | Article Published October 28, 2013
Apple's free OS and Google's Chromebook strategy should worry Microsoft, but the Redmond-based giant could have a few aces up its sleeve.
Tags: tablets, cloud computing, Apple, Google, Chromebooks, Microsoft
Building Better Clouds: Four Lessons from the Healthcare.gov Fiasco
By Jeff Vance | Article Published October 24, 2013
The launch of new IT projects are often problematic -- but there ways to keep the fumbles to a minimum.
Tags: Healthcare.gov, healthcare IT, IT management, cloud computing