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 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.
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 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.
IBM BlueMix, a DBaaS acquisition and other major cloud advances may give Big Blue a leg up into the hyper-competitive cloud services space.
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.
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 OpenStack development projects aim to crumble adoption barriers (21 Jan 2014)
OpenStack projects, including TripleO, Ironic and Rally, aim to improve the setup and scalability of the open source cloud platform.
What does OpenStack need to do to achieve widespread enterprise adoption in 2014? Make it easily deployable, for starters.
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.
Week of 16 Dec 2013 Rackspace managed services tackle DevOps challenges through automation (SearchDataCenter.com | 19 Dec 2013)
A new marketing software company got a leg up on DevOps using a new managed service from Rackspace.
This year was busy for the cloud market, with acquisitions and new products. Our experts weigh in on what all this means for 2014.
Cloud fallout continues from Amazon-WikiLeaks kerfuffle (20 Dec 2013)
The cloud computing market is still feeling the after effects of Amazon Web Services pulling the plug on WikiLeaks three years ago.
HubSpot's CIO has some New Year's resolutions for the cloud market, including OpenStack and AWS.
There was no shortage of talk in 2013 about getting to a hybrid cloud model. And we have the best advice to help you reach that goal in the next year.
Why Software as a Service benefits trump IaaS (20 Dec 2013)
From 'cloud first' to 'SaaS first': Robert Half International plans to ask vendors to offer SaaS rather than basic IaaS in 2014.
Cloud computing performance is in high demand among customers of Amazon Web Services, which has sold out of new C3 instances.
Week of 09 Dec 2013 Dell software and services ambitions hinge on new cloud partnerships (12 Dec 2013)
With a breadth of new cloud service partnerships, Dell continues to lay the foundation to become a cloud provider for enterprises.
Geek gift guide 2013: From Legos to Leathermans (10 Dec 2013)
Last-minute gadget shopping got you down? Let our experts guide you to the most sought-after geek gifts for the technically inclined.
VMware folds more cloud software into vCAC 6.0 (11 Dec 2013)
VMware vCloud Director has already begun to meld into vCloud Automation Center. Find out what cloud software VMware will integrate next.
Too many automation tools hinder cloud management (12 Dec 2013)
IT admin teams that use too many cloud automation tools can cause more problems than they solve. Here's how to choose the right cloud management tool.
HP rolls out new CloudSystem for OpenStack-based private clouds, but IT pros say it's still uncommon to find such environments among enterprises.
Week of 02 Dec 2013 PaaS adoption upswing predicted for 2014; will it last? (06 Dec 2013)
The Platform as a Service market could heat up next year, but what is PaaS, exactly? And will it eventually be subsumed under other cloud categories?