Week of 14 Apr 2014 OpenStack Icehouse goes back to basics in appeal to enterprises (18 Apr 2014)
Incremental updates in the latest OpenStack release aim to improve the quality of OpenStack services and smooth the installation process for IT pros.
Dell and Red Hat have formed a PaaS coalition based on OpenShift, but enterprise deployments of such technologies are still few and far between.
Enterprises hit tipping point in AWS cloud vs. private cloud costs (SearchAWS.com | 17 Apr 2014)
As enterprises grow, some discover cloud costs are lower in private data centers, but long-term AWS cloud could hold value.
Disaster Recovery as a Service offerings from VMware and IBM vie for enterprise attention. Can VMware make up lost ground to IBM's VSR?
Week of 07 Apr 2014 Cisco InterCloud late to the game with much to prove to IT pros (08 Apr 2014)
Cisco is a powerful presence in IT shops, but the jury's still out on whether that will translate into enthusiasm for its upcoming InterCloud service.
Week of 31 Mar 2014 Cloud portability success means packing your own chute (04 Apr 2014)
Cloud portability -- moving from one cloud service provider to another -- isn't impossible; you just need to know how to land.
Organizations who want to do cloud at scale have turned to open source tools after becoming dissatisfied with proprietary cloud management platforms.
Microsoft Azure continues cloud pricing game of limbo with AWS, Google (SearchWindowsServer.com | 01 Apr 2014)
Microsoft will lower its Azure cloud prices to match price cuts made by AWS and Google, but is it enough to attract new customers?
Week of 24 Mar 2014 New Google Cloud Platform features, price cuts put AWS on notice (26 Mar 2014)
Google Cloud Platform is looking better and better to AWS users with new instance types and price cuts. Cisco's cloud, however, has to earn its chops.
AWS chief data scientist talks cloud pricing, big data trends (SearchAWS.com | 27 Mar 2014)
AWS' data science chief addresses burning questions for enterprises considering cloud, covering cloud price wars, federation, big data and more.
Week of 17 Mar 2014 Developers use AWS spot instances as Chaos Monkey to test apps (SearchAWS.com | 19 Mar 2014)
Spot instances were introduced by Amazon five years ago, but some AWS shops are just hitting their stride with novel use cases for the instance type.
Amazon Web Services 'super users' weigh Cassandra, MySQL vs. DBaaS (SearchAWS.com | 19 Mar 2014)
To manage your own database or have it managed as a cloud service? That was the question advanced AWS pros discussed in an online meetup last week.
Climbing out of an AWS EC2 cost sinkhole (18 Mar 2014)
Building a cloud without considering the future can be costly. Hybrid clouds or moving off a provider are ways to stem financial bleeding.
Week of 03 Mar 2014 Google IaaS to add reserved instances, autoscaling to take on AWS (06 Mar 2014)
Google will throw down the gauntlet for Amazon Web Services this year with new two new features in Google Compute Engine, industry sources said.
Week of 24 Feb 2014 IBM Cloudant buy signals cloud arms race with NoSQL DBaaS (24 Feb 2014)
IBM opened its checkbook once again to add a database as a service to its SoftLayer cloud, but must keep the pedal to the metal to win IT developers.
Cloud Foundry foundation prompts open source PaaS debate (27 Feb 2014)
A new Cloud Foundry foundation provokes debate about the fate of OpenStack-based PaaS efforts.
IBM Power System longevity tied to Watson, SoftLayer and big data (SearchDataCenter.com | 26 Feb 2014)
IBM Power servers may have a new lease on life now that Watson platforms, SoftLayer cloud and big data are tied to the systems.
VMware's vCloud Hybrid Service ramps up with more to come, as the company seeks to integrate private and public clouds for enterprise workloads.
IBM BlueMix, a DBaaS acquisition and other major cloud advances may give Big Blue a leg up into the hyper-competitive cloud services space.
Week of 17 Feb 2014 Cloud security tools only half the battle against shadow IT (18 Feb 2014)
A majority of businesses reported they bypass corporate IT departments to deploy cloud services; what are IT pros to do?
SoftLayer holds the key to IBM's enterprise hardware and software success -- as long as its competitive strategies work against AWS, Google and Azure.
Week of 10 Feb 2014 Does Rackspace CEO's sudden retirement signal trouble? (11 Feb 2014)
The retirement of Rackspace CEO Lanham Napier has IT pros keeping a close eye on the company as industry and Wall Street analysts debate the impact.
Week of 03 Feb 2014 VMware vCHS growth hinges on upcoming hybrid cloud services (06 Feb 2014)
VMware is king of server virtualization, but it may struggle to reign in the public cloud, where AWS and other cloud services have a stronghold.
The vCHS public cloud appeals to VMware's existing virtualization users, but it may struggle to attract new customers and succeed beyond IaaS.
Week of 27 Jan 2014 AWS cloud data warehouse offers cheaper alternative to Oracle database (30 Jan 2014)
Online ticketing service Etix found a cloud data warehouse much cheaper than an on-premises one, even with integration software factored in.
Week of 20 Jan 2014 Usability, scalability hurdles could trip up OpenStack adoption (21 Jan 2014)
What does OpenStack need to do to achieve widespread enterprise adoption in 2014? Make it easily deployable, for starters.
OpenStack projects, including TripleO, Ironic and Rally, aim to improve the setup and scalability of the open source cloud platform.
Week of 13 Jan 2014 Cloud management startup aims to fix Amazon VPC snags (16 Jan 2014)
Robert Half International takes the plunge with Carmelo Systems, a new company offering a way to create many virtual private clouds within AWS.
Week of 06 Jan 2014 Verizon to take on AWS with Oracle Database as a Service, middleware (07 Jan 2014)
Oracle shops may get a break on licensing costs, as well as an alternative to Amazon's Oracle RDS, with Verizon's forthcoming DBaaS, sources say.