Building and maintaining a hybrid cloud
- July 08, 2020
Oracle has added Dedicated Regions to its Cloud at Customer managed service. Now customers can consume all of Oracle's cloud-based services on premises, the company says.
- June 24, 2020
HPE took another step toward being an as-a-service company with several new cloud services that the company claims make it easier for users to connect the cloud to edge devices.
- April 22, 2020
Kubernetes-based Anthos is generally available on AWS, giving customers the ability to manage workloads there, as well as across Google Cloud and on-premises environments.
- February 25, 2020
Dell will offer monthly VxRail subscriptions in hopes of appealing to customers that want a more flexible way to create and pay for hybrid and private cloud environments.
- January 31, 2020
Longtime executive Arvind Krishna will replace IBM CEO Ginni Rometty and Red Hat CEO Jim Whitehurst has been named IBM president. Analysts expect them to make AI acquisitions.
- November 05, 2019
The hybrid cloud offering, announced this week at Ignite, will let users manage across multi-cloud, on-premises and edge environments -- but is it relevant? Customers weigh in.
- November 04, 2019
Azure Arc will bring Microsoft's public cloud management tools together for use by customers on any type of infrastructure. The move underscores the drive toward hybrid cloud deployments as customer needs evolve.
- October 28, 2019
Microsoft will reveal its latest plans to extend its cybersecurity strategy and a new architectural approach to hybrid clouds during Ignite.
- August 15, 2019
VMware is in talks to buy Pivotal for about $1.45 billion in a move that could benefit both companies but also require some strategic realignment.
- August 01, 2019
With the acquisition deal done, IBM shared its plans to have Red Hat OpenShift software serve as foundational building blocks that can be used to create applications spanning hybrid and multi-cloud environments via IBM Cloud Paks.
- July 23, 2019
It has been a busy first half of 2019 for the cloud computing market. Here is a rundown of the biggest cloud news stories so far this year with implications for the industry and customers.
- July 19, 2019
Microsoft's Azure VMware Solutions service will compete with the VMware Cloud on AWS offering, and reflects a move to the cloud for virtualized workloads.
- July 09, 2019
IBM and Red Hat formally signed off on its $34 billion deal as the combined company sets off to make its mark in the hybrid cloud market.
- June 20, 2019
Oracle probably won't get out of the public IaaS market entirely, but it seems clear that specialization is its goal, not head-to-head challenges to AWS, Microsoft and Google.
- June 19, 2019
HPE's newest offerings improve its chances in the hybrid cloud market, but may draw fire from its cloud partners, AWS and Microsoft.
- June 19, 2019
Microsoft's Azure Bastion managed service provides a means for companies to remotely access their VMs without touching the public internet.
- June 18, 2019
HPE's latest products support hybrid cloud strategies by allowing users to tie composable and hyper-converged infrastructure technologies more tightly together.
- May 15, 2019
VMware has inked a deal to buy Bitnami, maker of a catalog that vets and packages up popular software, such as MySQL, for quick, secure multi-cloud deployments.
- April 30, 2019
Rivals Microsoft and VMware joined forces this week, signing a deal to allow VMware to run natively on Azure, further complicating the coopetition among the top cloud vendors.
- March 22, 2019
Google Cloud is now tied into VMware vRealize through a plug-in that enables users to manage on-premises VMware workloads alongside cloud services such as Google Kubernetes Engine and Cloud SQL from Google Cloud.
- March 20, 2019
Turbonomic's latest update focuses on not just ensuring cloud application performance but keeping the cost of cloud management in check.
- February 27, 2019
Enterprises can use a variety of software tools to control cloud spending, but they would further benefit from an operational model that aligns IT more closely with finance teams.
- February 20, 2019
Google has pushed its Cloud Services Platform for hybrid computing into beta. The software is based on Google Kubernetes Engine and is geared toward application modernization.
- February 19, 2019
IBM's extension of its Watson AI services beyond the IBM Cloud to users on other cloud platforms impressed IBM Think attendees, but is it ready for enterprise use? Meanwhile, IBM's hybrid cloud and ...
- February 12, 2019
IBM doubles down on its hybrid cloud strategy with tools to help customers funnel data through their chosen cloud platform and apply IBM's AI to it all.
- January 25, 2019
Microsoft's acquisition of Citus Data adds a distributed architecture for PostgreSQL on Azure and expands the cloud platform's array of open source software.
- December 20, 2018
Google Cloud Platform's Access Approval feature lets customers use more of the data access controls they have in their on-premises infrastructure.
- December 19, 2018
Microsoft's retirement of Azure Scheduler next year will mean more manual labor for users of the job scheduler. But the extra sweat will come with some benefits.
- December 12, 2018
Serverless might rule in the public cloud, but the new Pivotal Function Service targets enterprises that also have private clouds in their mix.
- November 06, 2018
A managed cloud service for high availability and additional product integrations for microservices and Watson are the latest fruits of a partnership between IBM and VMware.
- October 31, 2018
Some Red Hat users are taking news of the $34 billion sale to IBM in stride, and say it's important to wait and see.
- October 29, 2018
IBM said Red Hat will remain independent after its $34 billion deal goes through, and there are reasons for customers to believe that.
- October 29, 2018
IBM and Red Hat plan to build a raft of complementary open source products to capture a huge hunk of the hybrid cloud market, but not offend their respective partners.
- October 23, 2018
Organizations that run applications in a multi-cloud environment could benefit from IBM's Kubernetes-based management platform that supports on-premises and other cloud platforms.
- September 24, 2018
Google Cloud CTO Brian Stevens envisions an IT landscape where enterprises can more easily develop and manage apps that span on premises and the cloud. Hint: Kubernetes plays a big role.
- August 28, 2018
VMware wants to simplify management of complex multi-cloud environments -- this time through the acquisition of third-party SaaS provider CloudHealth.
- July 27, 2018
The much ballyhooed Google hybrid cloud architecture earned plaudits for its unique approach, but what didn't get much attention was who will sell and manage it on-premises. Spoiler alert: it's not ...
- July 25, 2018
Google has focused its hybrid strategy around containers and microservices, as Cloud Services Platform extends some of the public cloud provider's software to users' data centers.
- July 17, 2018
Walmart's cloud deployment strategy takes a big turn to Microsoft Azure, but it won't leave OpenStack completely in the dust. A five-year deal to make Microsoft Azure the preferred cloud provider ...
- July 16, 2018
Azure Virtual WAN is Microsoft's bid to play in the emerging SD-WAN space, as it seeks to solve users' networking problems while it adds new customers.
- May 23, 2018
Sorry, developers, but infrastructure still matters, even as serverless architectures and containers diminish its central role to build new applications.
- May 09, 2018
Partnerships with major cloud providers help position Red Hat OpenShift as a hybrid cloud management platform that customers hope can solve lock-in troubles.
- March 21, 2018
IBM's latest batch of cloud tools aims to help customers deploy and manage workloads on private and public clouds and keep the company at the center of their cloud strategies.
- February 26, 2018
AI cloud services have emerged as yet another battleground for the hyperscale providers, as they entice data scientists and developers to train their models on their platforms.
- January 08, 2018
Microsoft's acquisition of Avere Systems addresses a shortcoming in Azure storage services and could help steal some business from AWS and GCP.
- December 28, 2017
To ascend in the public cloud market, Google Cloud Platform services now center on next-gen applications, and have taken a decidedly enterprise-centric spin.
- October 27, 2017
Google and Cisco aim to deliver hybrid cloud benefits to customers with modern apps through a service that dynamically provisions resources in-house and on the public cloud.
- July 26, 2017
Microsoft's Azure Stack Development Kit is designed to help developers validate Azure Stack applications for hybrid deployments in different locations globally or even on premises.
- June 30, 2017
Google's hybrid cloud strategy has started to take shape with a deal to move workloads between its public cloud and Nutanix hyper-converged infrastructure.
- June 08, 2017
Cloud data warehouses let enterprises dream big about emulating web-scale success, but their ambitions outpace reality, as they struggle to manage disparate environments.
- May 04, 2017
Users anticipate fewer multicloud management snags with Ansible natively integrated into the latest version of Red Hat's CloudForms management platform.
- March 21, 2017
Enterprises shooting for a hybrid cloud strategy to deploy workloads get some new ammunition to help access and manage data from services and applications wherever that data resides.
- February 10, 2017
Microsoft defends customers' intellectual property against cloud patent trolls under a new program, as open source takes on greater relevance in Azure.
- February 06, 2017
Enterprises need a multicloud strategy to juggle AWS, Azure and Google Cloud Platform, but the long-held promise of portability remains more dream than reality.
- January 06, 2017
More cloud resources from more cloud providers means more management headaches. If 2016 was the year of the multicloud, 2017 is the year to get serious about management.
- December 02, 2016
Experts predict multicloud computing will be a top enterprise trend in 2017, but some cloud users question whether the touted benefits are worth the jump over significant IT management hurdles.
- October 25, 2016
Vote here for the Best Private/Hybrid Cloud Management Tool in the 2017 Impact Awards.
- September 01, 2016
VCloud Air never got much traction in the public cloud market and now it's being relegated to a bit player in the latest tweak to VMware's cloud strategy.
- August 30, 2016
VMware debuted cloud capabilities this week, which make it easier to control a multicloud environment.
- August 26, 2016
The Rackspace acquisition by Apollo Global Management will make the company privately held and infuse it with cash to double down on its strategy around managed services.
- June 24, 2016
Shuttering Dell Cloud Manager, an early piece of Dell's move to trusted adviser in public cloud, underscores that the multicloud market has been more hype than reality -- at least so far.
- June 08, 2016
HPE consolidated seven offerings from its Helion platform to ease cloud migrations -- and its customers are encouraged.
- April 22, 2016
VMware's public cloud strategy strays greatly from what most of the market is offering, with a heavy reliance on helping large enterprises through its vCloud Air partners.
- March 11, 2016
As enterprises look to maintain consistency across multiple platforms, legacy vendors see cloud management as a way to remain relevant.
- December 14, 2015
From mergers and acquisitions to new product launches and more, big changes swept the cloud computing market in 2015. Here are 10 events, in particular, you don't want to miss.
- December 11, 2015
Investors may have objections to the deal, but analysts and users see a lot of upside to the EMC-VMware joint cloud venture, with the EMC-acquired Virtustream at its center.
- December 10, 2015
With its refreshed cloud services portfolio, Oracle hopes to become a force in the enterprise cloud market. But is it enough to win customer mind share from leader AWS?
- December 07, 2015
With its public cloud soon a thing of the past, the HPE cloud strategy around hybrid management continues to take shape with Helion Managed Cloud Broker.
- November 25, 2015
The acquisition of automation platform Ansible and a partnership to run its services on Microsoft Azure highlight a busy month of bolstering for the Red Hat cloud strategy.
- November 09, 2015
Containers are viewed as the simplest path for moving traditional data center apps to public clouds, but IT admins should prepare for the Donkey Kong barrels that are sure to trip them up along the way.
- November 09, 2015
The rise of public cloud, containers and microservices has begun to impact IT hiring, as companies look to build DevOps teams that think holistically about the stack.
- October 22, 2015
Hybrid clouds remain more of a goal than a reality for most IT shops, so two of the biggest legacy IT vendors have teamed up to ease hybrid cloud strategies.
- October 22, 2015
EMC and VMware have formed a new joint cloud service under the Virtustream brand, as the companies seek to expand hybrid offerings and consolidate cloud services.
- October 14, 2015
The VMware hybrid cloud strategy took a step forward this week with improved transparency and feature consolidation in vRealize, despite being overshadowed by the Dell-EMC acquisition.
- September 29, 2015
As users spin up new cloud services without IT input, many enterprises find themselves in the thick of hybrid cloud without a formal management strategy in place.
- September 17, 2015
HP unwraps new cloud, development and converged platforms to bolster its hybrid cloud strategy, and move up the cloud stack in larger enterprises.
- September 04, 2015
VMware live migration between private data centers and its public cloud could be attractive for some customers, but it’s not without its limitations.
- September 03, 2015
Public vs. private cloud is a common debate among growing enterprises. Dell's Jim Ganthier takes an economic glance at cloud strategies.
- August 31, 2015
IT pros buying into the hybrid cloud model need tools to manage on-site and public-cloud resources. Surprise, surprise -- VMware has just the thing.
- August 26, 2015
VMware's cloud strategy has its fair share of critics, but the company could change perceptions on hybrid cloud during VMworld with key improvements.
- August 18, 2015
The Dell cloud strategy is focused squarely on hybrid, and new financing models aim to ease that transition for companies concerned about cost.
- August 17, 2015
A new hybrid cloud management tool offers a single vCenter access point to administer and manage workloads between AWS, Azure and other clouds.
- August 05, 2015
IBM's cloud service, thanks to SoftLayer and subscriptions, is making some headway but hasn't made up for lagging legacy software sales.
- July 21, 2015
Google has made some moves to bolster the future of Kubernetes, the open-source cluster scheduling tool Google has declared production ready.
- June 11, 2015
Enterprises that want greater flexibility will start to deploy a mix of IaaS platforms. But interoperability issues must be addressed first.
- May 19, 2015
When costs of higher-IO workloads escalated in public cloud, media company Ooyala turned to a managed OpenStack private cloud.
- April 07, 2015
In companies where Windows already has a strong foothold, the Microsoft Azure platform has gained ground against its top competitors. Microsoft has recently added notable features, such as security and container technologies, which are expected to ...
- April 01, 2015
With Cisco's Intercloud Fabric, users can migrate workloads across different public and private clouds. But are enterprises really ready for a multi-cloud world?
- March 12, 2015
VMware plans to allow its customers to move virtual machines into and out of the AWS cloud and AWS has a plugin for vCenter. Which approach will prevail?
- February 23, 2015
IBM is going after the hybrid computing market -- again -- but this time it is armed for bear. Will IT pros actually take notice?
- February 04, 2015
The latest additions to the VMware cloud offerings include improved networking and OpenStack compatibility to bolster its hybrid strategy.
- February 02, 2015
Cisco's cloud networking strategy continues to focus on its strengths with a new bundled suite for automation and a shift in licensing.
- August 13, 2013
Cloud providers are sniping at each other over differences in IaaS prices, but IT pros say other factors are more important in choosing a cloud.
- August 07, 2013
Not every application should be moved to a public cloud service, but these five workloads can easily move to the cloud.
- August 06, 2013
A recent NASA audit report found shadow IT issues plague the agency's cloud computing deployments -- and it's not only NASA's problem.
- July 24, 2013
OpenStack Foundation COO and co-founder Mark Collier discusses the OpenStack roadmap, AWS and why API compatibility among clouds is not enough.
- April 16, 2013
Cloud computing templates can make cloud server builds easier and give IT admins some cloud control.
- April 11, 2013
An enterprise cloud computing strategy should be based on what cloud service providers can realistically provide, and on what they cannot.
- April 11, 2013
Learn how best to build a hybrid cloud environment while combining Agile and DevOps.
- April 03, 2013
Even established companies like BMW have cloud questions. But, with the help of the OCDA, BMW revs up on the path to hybrid cloud.