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: SaaS, cloud computing, global cloud platform, PaaS, IaaS
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: open source cloud, OpenStack, Red Hat, cloud computing, OpenStack Cloud
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, MDM, mobile device management solutions, cloud computing
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: Cloud Software, enterprise cloud strategy, cloud computing, enterprise cloud
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: earnings, Intel, internet of things, IoT, cloud computing
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: cloud computing, VMware, disaster recovery, 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
Video Roundtable: 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: cloud computing, file synchronization, file transfer
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: Virtual Desktop Interface, VMware, cloud computing, VDI
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: AWS, SaaS, PaaS, OpenStack, big data, IaaS, cloud computing
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: cloud computing, start-ups, Web, Internet, Enterprise IT
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: Google, Amazon Web Services, AWS, cloud computing, Cloud Storage
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: Google Cloud Platform, cloud computing, AWS, IaaS, PaaS
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 Drive, Cloud Storage, cloud computing, Google
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: AWS, Google Cloud, cloud computing, IBM cloud, Microsoft Azure
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: big data, cloud computing, IT management, enterprise technology
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: AWS, Amazon Web Services, cloud computing
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: cloud computing, private cloud, public cloud, hybrid 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, software defined data center, cloud computing, SDN
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: OpenStack, cloud computing, open source
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: OpenStack, cloud computing, open source
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: cloud computing, NetApp, 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: 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, 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: OpenJDK, Microsoft Azure, cloud computing, Azul Systems, Java, open source
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: cloud computing, survey, NSA, priSM, Cloud Security Alliance, contracts
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: open source, cloud computing, OpenStack
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: Google, cloud computing, priSM, NSA, Google Drive, encryption
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: open source, ownCloud, cloud computing