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  • Small businesses drop data centers for advantages of cloud computing

    Small businesses might have the most to gain from a cloud-first approach, expanding their reach and increasing agility with minimal overhead.

  • Storage pods enter the high-volume storage ring against cloud

    As "big data" becomes valuable for business intelligence, enterprises are searching for the best means of storing that data. Enterprises with long-term, large-volume storage requirements can choose between cloud-based storage systems, such as...

  • Dell, Red Hat offer IT a refined PaaS strategy on OpenShift

    Dell and Red Hat will collaborate on a platform as a service based on OpenShift to offer IT an alternative to Cloud Foundry.

    Prior to this platform as a service (PaaS) collaboration, Dell had already partnered with Red Hat to develop a...

  • Cloud-first initiatives alleviate standards and compliance pain points

    While their numbers may be few, organizations that have ventured ahead to run production workloads on a public cloud infrastructure have found particular benefits to a cloud-first approach.

    These trailblazers are gaining flexibility and...

  • DRaaS benefits spark market growth, mask dangers

    Devising and testing disaster recovery requires a great deal of time and effort. DRaaS, or cloud DR services, are gaining traction among enterprises because they offer lower cost and greater flexibility. While DRaaS addresses shortcomings with...

  • Open source cloud tools preferred, but IT skills, standards needed

    LAS VEGAS -- IT pros representing large organizations say the best way to do cloud at scale is to do it yourself using open source tools.

    That was a common theme running through presentations here at the Cloud Connect Summit in...

  • Open source options in cloud grow -- will customer confusion follow?

    The reach of open source cloud is widening, creating a dilemma for businesses. On the plus side, companies now have more open source options when building out their cloud infrastructure. On the downside, the dividing lines among the different...

  • How good cloud project planning can free you from vendor lock-in

    IT executives frequently use the cloud as a way to break free from vendor lock-in. Companies end up tied to one vendor because of a need to reduce costs -- and a commodity-driven approach to infrastructure acquisition would be one path to achieve...

  • Are you using your cloud broker to its full potential?

    Like with many IT roles, the job description of a cloud broker is imprecise. Typically, a cloud broker equips enterprises with the knowledge and tools they need to choose a cloud provider, but some can go beyond that. Are you using your cloud...

  • IBM SoftLayer vital to Big Blue's software, hardware success

    While SoftLayer was known in the cloud computing world as an up-and-comer the last few years, making top 10 lists as a...

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