Week of 09 Dec 2013 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.
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?
Week of 18 Nov 2013 AWS fends off 'bouncy' cloud computing performance perception (21 Nov 2013)
Some Amazon Web Services customers blame 'noisy neighbors' for fluctuating cloud performance, but AWS officials say that's not what's happening.
CenturyLink acquired Tier 3 cloud to replace the under-performing Savvis cloud service and plans to deliver customizable PaaS.
Week of 11 Nov 2013 Pivotal's open source PaaS play arrives in-house (14 Nov 2013)
Pivotal's latest offering includes private PaaS for enterprises. Sounds great in theory, but will it work across multiple platforms?
AWS ventures far beyond IaaS with latest cloud services (14 Nov 2013)
AWS has moved far beyond Infrastructure as a Service with Amazon Kinesis, PostgreSQL database support in its Relational Database Service and more.
AWS shops eye Google Compute Engine live migration (14 Nov 2013)
Google will add live migration for VMs running on its IaaS platform, which just might signal itself as a legitimate threat to Amazon in the market.
Amazon's new audit logging API is a step ahead but enterprise customers want more and some shared cloud security tricks and tips at re:Invent
For enterprises trying to decide between a public or private cloud, the best choice may be a little bit of both.
Week of 04 Nov 2013 Cloud computing users want answers during AWS re:Invent (05 Nov 2013)
With AWS re:Invent on the horizon, IT pros are hoping the cloud giant can answer pressing questions on its performance and API debates.
Would you use one cloud to secure another? Some IT shops use Security as a Service to protect Infrastructure as a Service, with these results.
Cloud security commonly holds IT pros back from IaaS, but Security as a Service appeals to some, even for on-premises infrastructures.
Customers hope Rackspace's overhauled data centers will improve provisioning time and allow more workloads to move to the cloud.
Updated OpenStack products lack simplicity IT pros crave (06 Nov 2013)
Numerous OpenStack products were introduced or got a facelift this week, but IT pros say OpenStack still needs to be easier to deploy.
Week of 28 Oct 2013 Avoiding cloud lock-in, self-service bloat and private cloud traps (30 Oct 2013)
Companies using private clouds are held hostage by their data. Here, one CTO explains self-service issues, avoiding cloud vendor lock-in and more.
The writing was on the wall before IBM shut down its SmartCloud Enterprise service in favor of SoftLayer.
Docker could improve cloud portability, app development (30 Oct 2013)
Cloud portability and automated app development edge closer to practical reality with a new spin on application containers called Docker.
Week of 21 Oct 2013 Enterprises heat up for OpenStack Havana features, anticipate Icehouse (24 Oct 2013)
OpenStack Havana brings features users such as Intel and PayPal have been waiting for, but there are some items on the wish list for the next release.
Week of 14 Oct 2013 IT shops unwittingly run hybrid clouds, risk data security, HP says (17 Oct 2013)
Are you working out a hybrid cloud strategy? Surprise, says one HP exec -- you might already have one.
In the age of cloud computing, why did the Healthcare.gov site collapse under its traffic load? IT pros say cloud could have prevented that.
Week of 07 Oct 2013 Is public cloud adoption in the enterprise on the upswing? (07 Oct 2013)
Is public cloud adoption in the enterprise on the upswing? Depends who you ask. Verizon and Citrix think it needs a little assistance.
Cloud computing jobs hold rich potential (08 Oct 2013)
There are many cloud computing job opportunities, but to reap the biggest rewards, IT pros must hone certain skills, experts say.
What's to become of all the new companies popping up in cloud computing? What IT pros should know before they buy.
Week of 23 Sep 2013 Private Cloud as a Service delivers OpenStack, ensures governance (27 Sep 2013)
SaaS-based private clouds gives enterprises the benefits of cloud -- faster development times and self-service portals -- without all the management angst.
IBM reveals its plans for software-defined environments (25 Sep 2013)
IBM's cloud VP discusses Nirvanix and Cloud Foundry partnerships, as well as IBM's roadmap plans for software-defined environments.
IBM cloud VP talks SoftLayer and OpenStack (25 Sep 2013)
Find out what IBM's plans are to integrate OpenStack into SoftLayer, along with the rest of the roadmap plans for the IaaS service it bought in June.
Healthcare orgs turn to AWS as a HIPAA cloud provider (24 Sep 2013)
With Amazon now willing to sign Business Associate Agreements, some healthcare companies will store data regulated under HIPAA in the cloud.
Week of 16 Sep 2013 Nirvanix cloud collapse seen as a canary in the coal mine for IaaS (18 Sep 2013)
Following news of the Nirvanix collapse, IT pros say a multicloud strategy is needed to protect against cloud vendor failures, despite added costs.
Week of 09 Sep 2013 AWS consumers clamor for reserved instance flexibility (13 Sep 2013)
Amazon Web Services will now allow reserved instances to move among availability zones and network types; users hope it's a sign of more to come.
When OpenStack formed three years ago, it was in the right place at the right time. Will the open-source cloud star remain bright?
Existing customers are the focus of VMware's vCloud Hybrid Service, its GM said. After that, it's gunning for AWS users. But that could take a while.
Week of 02 Sep 2013 Public cloud market grows, but private clouds prevail (05 Sep 2013)
More IT shops are seeing the benefits of cloud computing, particularly PaaS, but security concerns keep private clouds at the forefront.
Companies using cloud app deployment tools from startups such as Ravello Systems and CloudVelocity say they simplify the test and dev process.
Week of 26 Aug 2013 VMware splits vCloud Director into vCenter, vCloud Automation Center (29 Aug 2013)
VMware will fold IP from its vCloud Director into vCloud Automation Center and vCenter, and it will discontinue vCloud Director for enterprise use.