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, big data, PC, cloud computing, earnings
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 Roundtable: 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: private cloud, public cloud, cloud computing, EMC, 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: cloud computing, private cloud, start-up, 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: Ray Ozzie, hybrid cloud, Windows Active Directory, Amazon Web Services, SQL, Hyper-V, social media, Azure, enterprise infrastructure, Microsoft, Apiphany, 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, tablets, Microsoft, cloud computing, Google, Apple
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.gov, healthcare IT
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: private cloud, public cloud, hybrid cloud, IaaS, cloud computing, PaaS
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, VMware, virtualization, 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, OpenStack, Red Hat, Linux
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, desktop as a service, VMware
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: Verizon, IaaS, cloud computing
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, private cloud, cloud computing, Rackspace
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: big data, cloud computing, Security Analytics
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: cloud computing, virtualization, Dell, Cisco, HP, VMware, IT infrastructure, network virtualization, enterprise networking, SDN
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: consumerization of IT, cloud computing, appstore, apps
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: cloud computing, offshoring IT, big data
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: Amazon Web Services, cloud computing, AppZone, BMC, app store, BYOD
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: business intelligence, data warehouse, cloud computing, Hadoop, big data, analytics, data integration
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: military, government IT, 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, cloud computing, SSD, datacenter
iWork Comes to iCloud
By Cynthia Harvey | Article Published June 11, 2013
Apple is challenging Google Docs and Microsoft Office 365.
Tags: iCloud, cloud computing, collaboration, Apple, iwork, Office productivity
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, OpenStack, open source, Red Hat
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: private cloud, RFP, public cloud, cloud computing