Week of 20 May 2013 Interest in private clouds grows as market matures (24 May 2013)
Growing interest in private clouds reflects an improved understanding of cloud computing among IT pros, experts say.
VMware charges into public cloud IaaS fray as Dell exits (21 May 2013)
Dell will discontinue its OpenStack and VMware vCloud-based public cloud offerings as VMware delivers its vCloud IaaS.
Sequestration stymies federal government cloud ambitions (22 May 2013)
The federal government is under mandates to consolidate data centers and deliver IT as a Service, but sequestration makes this easier said than done.
Financial, government and healthcare industries must overcome data security breaches and regulatory issues for a successful cloud migration.
Week of 13 May 2013 Google Compute Engine prices on par with AWS -- for now (16 May 2013)
Conventional wisdom has Google and AWS locked in the Price War of the Titans with the launch of GCE, but a deeper look reveals a different truth.
Self-service portals give IT control in the cloud (15 May 2013)
Cloud computing purists say true clouds require portals for self-service, but those who've actually deployed portals are in the minority.
Week of 06 May 2013 Harvard Business Publishing shares cloud migration lessons learned (09 May 2013)
Despite a recent, costly server upgrade, Harvard Business Publishing opted to migrate to the cloud. Is the risk worth the potential rewards?
Has Dell gotten its cloud house in order with its latest cloud management platform buy or further muddied the waters? It all depends on integration.
Week of 22 Apr 2013 The state of enterprise IT and cloud vendor relations (23 Apr 2013)
Providers have been crying cloud for years. Will enterprise IT tune out their constant claims or will they realize this time it might be the truth?
Chef and other configuration automation tools go hand-in-hand with cloud management for some shops, though integration can be tricky.
Five best practices for successful cloud backup (22 Apr 2013)
Even though the cloud can help speed disaster recovery, you still need to do proper backup of your cloud data and applications.
Startups omit in-house IT with Amazon Web Services (23 Apr 2013)
Amazon Web Services is enticing small businesses that anticipate growth to become AWS customers, but enterprises aren't as open to the new technology.
Amazon promises to lower AWS cloud pricing (22 Apr 2013)
The race to the bottom in pricing for cloud services will continue, as Amazon, Microsoft and other providers undercut one another.
Week of 15 Apr 2013 Private clouds considered a detour on the road to public cloud (18 Apr 2013)
Private cloud has its benefits, but some say the cost of maintaining a data center should dissuade companies from investing in more infrastructure.
Buyer beware: Cloud washing rampant among tech vendors (17 Apr 2013)
The cloud computing hype cycle has led many tech vendors to cloud wash their products. Here are the characteristics of a true cloud computing service.
OpenStack cloud users share pros and cons (17 Apr 2013)
OpenStack users including Bloomberg, Samsung, Best Buy, and others discuss pain points and benefits of their deployments using the open source cloud.
Cloud computing templates give IT teams control (16 Apr 2013)
Cloud computing templates can make cloud server builds easier and give IT admins some cloud control.
Making cloud computing cost models work for you (15 Apr 2013)
Cloud computing brings its own cost model, and IT managers can use tools and common sense to keep an eye on the numbers.
Manual OpenStack upgrades remain labor-intensive (16 Apr 2013)
OpenStack upgrades need to be easier, given how often new versions of the open source cloud management platform are released, IT pros say.
Week of 08 Apr 2013 How to create a realistic enterprise strategy for cloud computing (11 Apr 2013)
An enterprise cloud computing strategy should be based on what cloud service providers can realistically provide, and on what they cannot.
Vendors such as Amazon and SugarCRM bow to increasing pressure from enterprises to make cloud computing more secure and highly available.
Week of 01 Apr 2013 OpenStack Grizzly release pushes scalability, high availability (04 Apr 2013)
OpenStack Grizzly contains a laundry list of operational improvements, but will it be enough to boost enterprise deployments?
Week of 25 Mar 2013 One on One: The education of a cloud expert (27 Mar 2013)
Mark Szynaka started in traditional IT, but he evolved into a cloud expert. In this Q&A, he gives his take on public cloud adoption and reliability.
IT experts crunch the numbers and find that some apps may be more cost-effective kept in-house than shoehorned into public cloud infrastructures.
Although IT cedes some control by using public cloud, cloud data security ultimately falls on the organization -- not the vendor.
Week of 11 Mar 2013 Private cloud to public cloud migration gets easier, but obstacles remain (15 Mar 2013)
Cloud migration tools are on the market that can address private cloud to public cloud migration issues, but users often choose to go it alone.
Cloud migration between public clouds remains arduous (15 Mar 2013)
There's no silver bullet yet for complete soup-to-nuts public cloud migrations, experts say.
Oracle's Nimbula IaaS buy sparks open source speculation (14 Mar 2013)
Oracle's acquisition of Nimbula this week set the industry abuzz with speculation about whether Oracle will go the open source cloud route.
VMware's upcoming vCloud Hybrid Cloud Service will go up against Amazon Web Services for the hearts and minds of enterprise IaaS customers.
Week of 04 Mar 2013 Cloud cost analysis tools shave thousands off AWS bills (04 Mar 2013)
Cloud cost analysis tools from Cloudyn, CloudCheckr and others give Amazon Web Services customers' wallets a break.
Hybrid cloud is more than a stepping stone for enterprises making moves to cloud, says BMC CTO Kia Behnia. It’s the final destination.
VMware preps vCloud-based public cloud service (07 Mar 2013)
VMware is preparing to launch its own vCloud public cloud service, which some industry watchers consider a Hail Mary pass to compete with AWS.
Mature IaaS cloud, lower prices grab IT shops' attention (05 Mar 2013)
Enterprises used to turn to public cloud services only for the apps they didn't care about, but lower prices and cloud maturity have changed that.
Week of 25 Feb 2013 Cloud management a catalyst for Monitoring as a Service (27 Feb 2013)
New tools and increasing cloud adoption have breathed life into the market for Monitoring as a Service.
The greening of Windows Azure: Microsoft ready to take on AWS (SearchWindowsServer.com | 28 Feb 2013)
Microsoft's Windows Azure strategy -- integration with System Center 2012 and a low price -- make it a viable alternative to AWS for cloud computing.
Week of 11 Feb 2013 PCI report clarifies cloud computing security risks, responsibilities (15 Feb 2013)
The Payment Card Industry Security Standards Council's guidance for cloud computing won't discourage cloud adoption, proponents say.
If cloud security has worried you, the Payment Card Industry Security Standards Council report with PCI DSS cloud guidance might add to the confusion.