Cloud Computing Brokers and Services: Video Roundtable
By James Maguire | Article Published December 03, 2013
Cloud computing experts discuss the role of brokers in managing cloud costs, covering topics such as migration, managing services, and hybrid clouds.
Tags: cloud broker, hybrid clouds, cloud computing, cloud services
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: cloud computing, Google, Compute Engine, Linux
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: IBM cloud, Microsoft Azure, Google Cloud, cloud computing, AWS
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: IT management, enterprise technology, cloud computing, 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: Amazon Web Services, cloud computing, AWS
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: hybrid cloud, cloud computing, public cloud, private 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: SDN, cloud computing, OpenStack, software defined data center
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: open source, cloud computing, 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, cloud computing, OpenStack
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, cloud computing, Cisco
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: EMC, public cloud, cloud computing, hybrid cloud, private 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: private cloud, start-up, cloud computing, public cloud
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: social media, Windows Active Directory, Apiphany, Ray Ozzie, hybrid cloud, Hyper-V, enterprise infrastructure, Azure, Microsoft, SQL, Amazon Web Services, cloud computing
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: Chromebooks, Apple, tablets, Microsoft, Google, cloud computing
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: cloud computing, IT management, healthcare IT, Healthcare.gov
Cloud Computing's Confusion: Pricing
By James Maguire | Article Published October 23, 2013
How much will your company spend on cloud computing? Well, that’s hard to say.
Tags: IaaS, private cloud, PaaS, cloud computing, public cloud, hybrid cloud
Cloud Computing Development with Azure: Video Roundtable
By James Maguire | Article Published October 22, 2013
In this video roundtable, three top Azure developers discuss issues involving the Azure PaaS.
Tags: AZURE DEVELOPER, developers, Azure Cloud platform, Azure, cloud computing
VMware Grows Earnings by Moving Beyond vSphere
By Sean Michael Kerner | Article Published October 22, 2013
While there is still room for growth in server virtualization, VMware sees its future in the cloud.
Tags: vSphere, virtualization, VMware, cloud computing
OpenStack Havana Cloud Gets Enterprise Ready
By Sean Michael Kerner | Article Published October 17, 2013
Red Hat knows a thing or two about making open source technologies enterprise grade and has made some key contributions to OpenStack Havana.
Tags: cloud computing, open source, Linux, OpenStack, Red Hat
VMware Expands Cloud Portfolio, Makes Desktop as a Service Acquisition
By Sean Michael Kerner | Article Published October 15, 2013
VMware issues cloud and virtualization updates at VMworld Europe and makes a Desktop as a Service acquisition.
Tags: cloud computing, VMware, desktop as a service
Verizon Unveils New Cloud Strategy
By Pedro Hernandez | Article Published October 04, 2013
Two years after snapping up Terremark, the communications giant launches Verizon Cloud, a new IaaS and storage offering.
Tags: cloud computing, IaaS, Verizon
Will the Snowden Leaks Hurt U.S. Cloud Providers?
By Jeff Vance | Article Published September 30, 2013
The Cloud Security Alliance estimates that U.S. cloud providers could lose as much as $35 billion as overseas businesses react to perceived US security overreach.
Tags: Cloud Security Alliance, Security Testing, cloud computing, privacy protection
Navigating Private Clouds: Three Questions
By Jeffrey Kaplan | Article Published September 25, 2013
Faced with a blizzard of options, what key issues should a company address as it selects a private cloud solution?
Tags: cloud computing, private cloud
Cloud Reviews from Real Customers: Azure, Amazon EC2, Google App Engine, Heroku and More
By Guest Author | Article Published September 24, 2013
Uncensored feedback from verified users of today's most popular cloud computing solutions.
Tags: cloud computing, Azure, EC2, Amazon, Google App Engine
IT Departments: Stop Complaining about Shadow IT
By Jeff Vance | Article Published September 23, 2013
The IT department may not have sanctioned a cloud or other tech tool, yet it still may be very useful.
Tags: IT department, shadow IT, cloud computing
Ask the IT Pro: Rackspace's Toby Owens on Cloud Migration
By James Maguire | Article Published August 29, 2013
Tags: hybrid cloud, cloud computing, Rackspace, private cloud
Big Data Shakes Up Security (Which Isn't Always Good)
By Jeff Vance | Article Published August 28, 2013
Security pros use big data to try to discover patterns that may indicate a crime is coming, even if it has not yet occurred.
Tags: Security Analytics, big data, cloud computing
VMware’s NSX, Partnerships Challenge Cisco in Data Center
By Jeffrey Burt | Article Published August 27, 2013
The new network virtualization platform also points to what many see as the continued fraying of the partnership between VMware and Cisco.
Tags: VMware, IT infrastructure, SDN, cloud computing, virtualization, enterprise networking, Dell, network virtualization, HP, Cisco
Getting Started with Private Cloud Computing
By James Maguire | Article Published August 23, 2013
The private cloud offers numerous operational and competitive advantages, yet it’s a not a simple platform to deploy.
Tags: cloud computing, private cloud
Open Source Cloud: Video Roundtable
By James Maguire | Article Published August 22, 2013
Open source is great for a lot of things, and perhaps for the cloud too, but some anxious companies still ask: Is open source cloud for us? In this Google Hangout, we discuss this technology with some of the biggest names in the open source cloud sector.
Tags: cloud computing, open source
Using Cloud-Based Appstores to Handle Consumerization of IT
By Jeff Kaplan | Article Published August 15, 2013
The appstore model is growing increasingly popular as enterprises look for a way to leverage BYOD.
Tags: apps, cloud computing, consumerization of IT, appstore
Three Emerging Cloud Trends: Offshoring, Networking, Big Data
By Jeff Vance | Article Published August 13, 2013
Cloud computing is being dramatically reshaped by other fast-changing tech trends.
Tags: offshoring IT, big data, cloud computing
The IT App Store: IT's Latest Weapon Against Amazon
By Rob Enderle | Article Published August 09, 2013
BMC's AppZone can help IT stay relevant in a world defined by BYOD and cloud services.
Tags: cloud computing, BYOD, app store, AppZone, BMC, Amazon Web Services
9 Big Data Lessons Learned
By Larry Marion | Article Published July 30, 2013
Early adopters offer insight on data management, visualization, and colocating data and apps in the cloud.
Tags: data integration, cloud computing, business intelligence, analytics, big data, data warehouse, Hadoop
Open Java Is Coming to Microsoft Azure
By Cynthia Harvey | Article Published July 25, 2013
Java PaaS and IaaS products will become available on Azure before the end of the year.
Tags: Microsoft Azure, cloud computing, open source, Java, Azul Systems, OpenJDK
Survey: NSA Prism News Leads to Canceled Cloud Contacts
By Cynthia Harvey | Article Published July 24, 2013
A majority of non-U.S. residents are now hesitant to use American cloud computing vendors.
Tags: priSM, contracts, NSA, Cloud Security Alliance, cloud computing, survey
Open Source OpenStack Cloud Platform Turns 3
By Sean Michael Kerner | Article Published July 19, 2013
Leaders of OpenStack didn't expect the success they currently enjoy.
Tags: OpenStack, cloud computing, open source
Report: Google Tests Spy-Proof Encryption for Google Drive
By Cynthia Harvey | Article Published July 18, 2013
The new protection is said to be aimed at preventing the NSA's Prism program from accessing data.
Tags: encryption, priSM, Google Drive, cloud computing, Google, NSA
Puppet Labs Pulls the String to Acquire Cloudsmith
By Sean Michael Kerner | Article Published July 17, 2013
The vendor behind open source Gepetto gets a new master.
Tags: open source, cloud computing
Hybrid Cloud Computing: Video Roundtable
By James Maguire | Article Published July 17, 2013
Three industry experts have an in-depth discussion of hybrid cloud computing, including the advantages and disadvantages of this growing format.
Tags: hybrid cloud, cloud computing
ownCloud CEO Plots an Open Source Path Forward [VIDEO]
By Sean Michael Kerner | Article Published July 15, 2013
Markus Rex details the challenges and the opportunities for the open source storage startup.
Tags: cloud computing, ownCloud, open source
Forrester Reduces Forecast for Global Tech Spending
By Cynthia Harvey | Article Published July 15, 2013
However, customers will continue to spend heavily on software and mobile apps.
Tags: big data, tech spending, Forrester, software, tablets, mobile apps, cloud computing
Survey: More Execs Than IT Managers Are 'Cloud Believers'
By Cynthia Harvey | Article Published July 12, 2013
However, 87 percent of those surveyed believe cloud computing will be the IT model of the future.
Tags: cost, cloud computing, disaster recovery, survey, privacy
Inside Amazon's Cloud Support
By Sean Michael Kerner | Article Published July 11, 2013
There's more to a successful cloud deployment than a good feature set and reasonable cost.
Tags: cloud computing, Amazon
Microsoft Announces Global 'Smart Cities' Initiative
By Cynthia Harvey | Article Published July 11, 2013
The company wants to help cities tap into the cloud and big data.
Tags: big data, CityNext, Microsoft, cloud computing
Google Search, Cloud Services Experience Outage
By Cynthia Harvey | Article Published July 11, 2013
Gmail, Google Drive, Google Docs and other Google services were offline for about 40 minutes.
Tags: downtime, YouTube, google calendar, Gmail, cloud computing, outage, search, Google, Google Docs
Red Hat Enterprise Linux OpenStack Platform Opens for Business
By Sean Michael Kerner | Article Published July 10, 2013
At long last, Red Hat makes its cloud platform generally available.
Tags: open source, OpenStack, Red Hat, Linux, cloud computing
Business Intelligence Comes to Office 365
By Cynthia Harvey | Article Published July 09, 2013
In addition, the Office and Sharepoint Stores are expanding to more markets.
Tags: app store, SharePoint, cloud computing, business intelligence, Office 365, Microsoft
IBM Closes Softlayer in Bid to Advance Cloud Vision
By Sean Michael Kerner | Article Published July 08, 2013
IBM execs take aim at Amazon as new capabilities fall under Cloud Services umbrella.
Tags: SoftLayer, cloud computing, IBM
Oracle Announces Partnership with NetSuite
By Cynthia Harvey | Article Published June 27, 2013
Another day, another cloud computing partnership for Oracle.
Tags: software, cloud computing, mid-sized business, HR, partnership, Oracle, NetSuite, ERP
Salesforce, Oracle Announce Cloud Partnership
By Cynthia Harvey | Article Published June 26, 2013
The two rivals signed a nine-year agreement.
Tags: cloud computing, database, Salesforce, Oracle, Linux, Java
Microsoft and Oracle Partner for Enterprise Cloud
By Pedro Hernandez | Article Published June 24, 2013
The software giants take on the cloudy competition by bringing Oracle's tech to Windows Azure.
Tags: Oracle, Azure, cloud computing, Microsoft
Microsoft to Invest $678 Million in Iowa Data Center
By Cynthia Harvey | Article Published June 24, 2013
The expansion will support the company's cloud computing initiatives.
Tags: Office 365, Microsoft, data center, cloud computing
Why US Defense Agencies are Moving to the Cloud
By Sean Michael Kerner | Article Published June 17, 2013
The cloud isn't just for enterprises -- it's also a tool for the US military.
Tags: government IT, military, cloud computing
Intel Intros Cloud Data Center SSDs
By Pedro Hernandez | Article Published June 12, 2013
The chipmaker floats new enterprise flash-based drives aimed at helping cloud service providers deliver blazing application speeds.
Tags: flash drive, datacenter, cloud computing, SSD
iWork Comes to iCloud
By Cynthia Harvey | Article Published June 11, 2013
Apple is challenging Google Docs and Microsoft Office 365.
Tags: iwork, Apple, collaboration, iCloud, Office productivity, cloud computing
Mirantis FUELS Open Source OpenStack with $10 Million Investment
By Sean Michael Kerner | Article Published June 06, 2013
Red Hat joins the list of investors in OpenStack startup as FUEL library gets a new visual interface.
Tags: cloud computing, Red Hat, open source, OpenStack
Exclusive Cloud Research: The Biggest Names Don't Always Get the RFPs
By Paul Shread | Article Published June 06, 2013
Contradicting conventional wisdom, the cloud computing vendors with the highest brand awareness do not receive the most request for proposals.
Tags: RFP, private cloud, public cloud, cloud computing
Apache CloudStack 4.1 Autoscales the Open Source Cloud
By Sean Michael Kerner | Article Published June 05, 2013
CloudStack gains new regions capabilities for high-availability cloud deployment.
Tags: open source, Apache, cloud computing, CloudStack
IBM Expands Enterprise Cloud Options with SoftLayer Acquisition
By Sean Michael Kerner | Article Published June 04, 2013
IBM aims to eliminate the barriers to enterprise cloud deployments with SoftLayer's technology.
Tags: cloud computing, SoftLayer, Enterprise Applications Consulting, IBM
Is CloudStack More Enterprise-Ready than OpenStack?
By Jeff Vance | Article Published June 03, 2013
OpenStack certainly gets more press, but what’s the view among IT pros?
Tags: cloud computing, CloudStack, OpenStack
Microsoft Azure to Help Fight Botnets
By Cynthia Harvey | Article Published May 30, 2013
Moving Microsoft's cyberthreat intelligence program to the cloud will speed up the response to those threats.
Tags: Microsoft Azure, malware, cloud computing, botnets
Survey: SMB IT Budgets Climb 19%
By Cynthia Harvey | Article Published May 29, 2013
Small businesses aren't hiring a lot of new IT workers, however.
Tags: survey, tablets, SMB, cloud computing, IT spending, Hiring, hardware
A New Realism Emerges as Enterprises Move to Cloud
By Jeffrey Kaplan | Article Published May 24, 2013
More companies are beginning to realize that moving to the cloud will require a multi-year plan and many changes to existing business processes.
Tags: Enterprise, cloud computing, SaaS, software as a service
AlephCloud Raises Millions for Secure Cloud Content
By Sean Michael Kerner | Article Published May 24, 2013
What is the right model for protecting data in the cloud?
Tags: cloud security, cloud computing
Dell Quits Public Cloud Race, Enlists Partners
By Pedro Hernandez | Article Published May 21, 2013
Dell stops sales of its public cloud IaaS offerings. Joyent, ScaleMatrix and ZeroLag will pick up the slack.
Tags: public cloud, cloud computing, Dell
VMware Bridges the Gap Between IT and the Cloud with vCloud Hybrid Service
By Sean Michael Kerner | Article Published May 21, 2013
VMware jumps into the public cloud market with new dedicated and virtual private cloud capabilities.
Tags: hybrid cloud, VMware, cloud computing
Amazon Cloud Wins Approval from Feds
By Cynthia Harvey | Article Published May 21, 2013
Federal agencies will be able to use Amazon Web Services without performing separate security assessments.
Tags: government, cloud computing, Amazon, Amazon Web Services, AWS
Nebula Cosmos, OpenStack and Cloud Security [VIDEO]
By Sean Michael Kerner | Article Published May 17, 2013
Former CTO of NASA explains what makes a Nebula OpenStack cloud and discusses the intersection of AWS and security.
Tags: cloud security, OpenStack, cloud computing
HP Revamps Cloud Management and Automation Software Slate
By Pedro Hernandez | Article Published May 13, 2013
As enterprises pursue a cloudier approach to IT, HP unveils new efficiency-boosting software for data centers.
Tags: Automation software, cloud management, HP, cloud computing
How Open Source Python Drives the OpenStack Cloud [VIDEO]
By Sean Michael Kerner | Article Published May 13, 2013
Former NASA engineer Josh McKenty explains how Python became the key to the cloud.
Tags: open source, OpenStack, Python, cloud computing
Three Major Cloud Trends from Interop 2013
By Jeff Vance | Article Published May 13, 2013
Cloud security, SDN and mobile convergence were hot topics at the event.
Tags: multi-factor authentication, cloud security, BYOD, software defined networking, cloud computing, SDN
Cloud Data Protection Startup PerspecSys Lands $12M
By Pedro Hernandez | Article Published May 09, 2013
Startup attracts funding for technology that alleviates the security concerns of enterprises that are standoffish about adopting public cloud apps.
Tags: Cloud Data protection, Security Software, cloud computing
SAP Announces HANA Enterprise Cloud
By Cynthia Harvey | Article Published May 08, 2013
The world's third largest software vendor will offer an SaaS version of its in-memory database.
Tags: cloud computing, enterprise applications, HANA, In-memory database, SAP, software