Cloud architecture design and planning
- February 14, 2020
Google Cloud has added more features to its single-tenant cloud deployment option, such as live migration for Windows BYOL scenarios, that cater to the needs of certain workloads.
- February 12, 2020
Oracle and Microsoft have added to their cloud interconnect strategy with the addition of a high-speed, private connection between Oracle Cloud Infrastructure and Azure in the EU.
- November 20, 2019
Google could attract more legacy application workloads through new bare-metal cloud instances, but it's unclear how they measure up to competitors on manageability and cost.
- October 08, 2019
Oracle plans to hire 2,000 workers to boost Oracle Cloud Infrastructure IaaS. It’s part of an aggressive global expansion as Oracle seeks to differentiate from AWS and others.
- August 14, 2019
High demand for increasingly dynamic, personalized websites means that compute-optimized VMs are relevant for companies such as WordPress hosting provider WP Engine.
- July 30, 2019
VMware's deal with Google is the latest among top-tier players supporting each other's cloud. The question now is: How will Microsoft and IBM-Red Hat respond?
- 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 25, 2019
Oracle Dyn cuts sales and marketing jobs as Oracle plans to end some Dyn services in 2020. The layoffs come amid other Oracle downsizing as the vendor moves toward the cloud.
- May 08, 2018
Microsoft extended more of its AI capabilities to connected devices to resolve some of the IoT shortcomings of the public cloud's consolidated data center model.
- 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.
- September 22, 2017
Despite all the promise that the cloud will usher in the next wave of technical innovations, a very traditional distribution model has taken a central role for cloud providers. With IBM Cloud Mass ...
- March 10, 2017
As IoT workloads proliferate in the enterprise, more organizations will process data closer to the network edge. But that doesn't mean cloud computing is near its end.
- October 25, 2016
Vote here for the Best Private/Hybrid Cloud Management Tool in the 2017 Impact Awards.
- September 08, 2016
Chop up a poorly designed legacy monolithic application into pieces and what have you got? An accumulation of microservices that is unlikely to yield better results.
- April 25, 2016
Legacy storage technology wasn't designed to support multiple virtualized applications competing for simultaneous I/O. Tintri's Dan Florea explains how to get from mess to mesh.
- March 28, 2016
To help stay on top of the cloud market and emerging IT models, SearchCloudComputing has formed an Advisory Board that consists of both cloud computing experts and users.
- January 20, 2016
Once considered difficult, if not impossible, to achieve, high-performance cloud storage is becoming a reality for some enterprise IT shops.
- December 18, 2015
Rackspace CTO John Engates talks about Rackspace cloud plans for 2016, as well as broader issues around addressing the talent gap and workload portability.
- October 09, 2015
In this podcast, an expert explores the complexities related to cloud computing projects, including data integration risks and Agile techniques.
- September 25, 2015
Yesterday (Sept. 24), I attended a cloud summit seminar sponsored by the Object Management Group's Cloud Standards Customer Council. This was not about scrutinizing lines of code, but rather, an ...
- September 23, 2015
Sometimes the best ideas start with a rant. At least that’s what happened to Mallika Iyer, a Cloud Foundry specialist at Pivotal who helps clients either start or expand their cloud efforts. After ...
- August 24, 2015
Microservices are your future. Actually, they are your present -- or should be. If you're not already well-versed in microservices and containers, you're running at the back of the pack. It's time ...
- August 12, 2015
Sitting in sessions at the Gartner Catalyst conference, one might expect to hear continual pushes to get everything into the cloud. That's just not the case. In one key session, the message was ...
- July 30, 2015
Enterprises are interested in OpenStack, but can't find enough IT pros with open source cloud expertise. Rackspace and Intel hope to change that.
- May 22, 2015
OpenStack containers can come in many forms as the Foundation has taken an agnostic approach to the emerging orchestration technologies around it.
- May 22, 2015
Enterprises were on full display at the OpenStack Summit as vendors push the notion of it being production-ready despite outstanding challenges.
- April 14, 2015
Despite backing from major industry players like IBM and HP, OpenStack hasn't met expectations. So what's holding it back?
- March 25, 2015
HP's new private-cloud-in-a-box, Helion Rack, should speed deployment of private clouds for IT pros unable to jump the OpenStack skills hurdle.
- October 31, 2014
Not everyone is ready for the cloud. Red Hat Cloud Infrastructure 5 offers one path for cagey enterprises to step into private cloud.
- September 30, 2014
Enterprise cloud computing has reached the tipping point where shared expertise will simplify deployment models, according to the Open Data Center Alliance.
- June 05, 2014
A public cloud is supposed to bring cost savings to the enterprise, but a private cloud build may be cheaper, depending on your consumption model.
- April 18, 2014
Incremental updates in the latest OpenStack release aim to improve the quality of OpenStack services and smooth the installation process for IT pros.
- February 06, 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.
- September 05, 2013
More IT shops are seeing the benefits of cloud computing, particularly PaaS, but security concerns keep private clouds at the forefront.
- June 14, 2013
A cloud migration seems daunting but the effort is worthwhile; U.S. defense agencies say their cloud move led to better military intelligence.
- May 24, 2013
Growing interest in private clouds reflects an improved understanding of cloud computing among IT pros, experts say.
- April 18, 2013
Private cloud has its benefits, but some say the cost of maintaining a data center should dissuade companies from investing in more infrastructure.
- February 25, 2013
Enterprises hesitant to move workloads to public clouds because of security and cost may find some relief in SoftLayer's bare-metal approach to cloud.
- January 03, 2013
AWS outages made headlines in 2012, but Amazon's cloud availability appears higher than that of enterprise data centers.
- December 03, 2012
IT pros can build cloud app templates using tools like AWS CloudFormation, but VMware hopes they'll consider its new vFabric Application Director.
- August 28, 2012
The fusion of VMware vCloud with vCenter Operations and Server has already begun with version 5.1, but sources say further integration is coming.
- August 02, 2012
As enterprise IT adopts cloud, traditional IT pros struggle to remain relevant, often molding their roles to adapt to the changing environment.
- July 10, 2012
Amazon Web Services' outages last month underline some users' and experts' beliefs that cloud deployments can help prevent system downtime.
- April 04, 2012
While it may seem counterintuitive, some cloud services providers say customers opt to use multiple clouds for DevOps, disaster recovery and more.
- March 08, 2012
Everything you’ve read about who is using cloud computing and why is pretty much true, so says a recent study from the Cloud Industry Forum.
- December 29, 2011
IT pros always talk the talk when it comes to investing in cloud. Our annual survey suggests they're still not be ready to walk the walk in 2012.
- October 04, 2011
Rick Parker has the daunting task of transforming a traditional IT department into a cloud-ready organization. Can he do it?
- September 20, 2011
Harvard's community cloud project will move the university into a new world of consuming IT resources as a utility.
- September 14, 2011
Harvard has a homespun private cloud, but it wants to get out of the data center business altogether and move into a community cloud.
- August 05, 2011
Two vendors' personal struggles with building a private cloud provide a taste of what's coming for the enterprise data center.
- June 30, 2011
Illinois techies band together to sneak a cloud through the system and deliver for schools.
- June 16, 2011
A group of new cloud management platforms blur the line between "build a cloud" and "use a cloud."
- March 23, 2011
IT managers are more comfortable with the private cloud options that Microsoft presented at its annual management confab this week than the public cloud options presented last year.
- March 21, 2011
Microsoft Management Summit 2011 has a theme this year. Naturally it is cloud computing. The premise is that advanced systems management tools for Hyper-V and Windows Server will lead all down the ...
- March 18, 2011
Find out how three IT shops chose cloud computing paths and the common thread between them. Here's a hint: cost played a significant role.
- February 11, 2011
The Vblock system from VCE is touted as the easiest path to private cloud, but more than a few users report roadblocks along the way.
- December 01, 2010
Disney's CIOs are already talking cloud, but hesitancy over potential service provider failures and lock-in has pushed the company toward a more long-term view.
- November 17, 2010
Chip maker Qualcomm's internal IT department addressed virtual sprawl problems with a cloud strategy designed to regain control of its infrastructure.
- November 11, 2010
New cloud competitors seem to pop up every day. The cloud platform market, in particular, is packed with burgeoning companies looking to make a mint.
- October 28, 2010
With cloud computing on the rise, many of the IT jobs done manually will fade into the past. Keeping up with products and technology has never been more important.
- October 01, 2010
What's the difference between a one-size-fits-all platform like Eucalyptus and buying big from CA or BMC? Right now, it's a tale of two clouds.
- August 27, 2010
Despite much hullabaloo over the ability of cloud platforms to scale, that problem is mostly resolved. Issues with migrating applications into cloud environments and changing IT culture are more important now.
- August 13, 2010
Enterprises are far behind the technology on cloud but some are finding their way with virtualization baby steps.
- April 28, 2010
Governance, security and legal issues, along with potential network performance concerns in public clouds, have prompted two IT shops to build their own private clouds.
- April 02, 2010
The photography and imaging company is in the process of transforming its data center into a private cloud, one step at a time.
- July 23, 2009
Internal, private cloud computing deployments gain steam, and according to attendees at OSCON, open source is the way to go.
- June 02, 2009
Virtualization consultants kick the tires on FastScale cloud management software to assist IT shops in turning virtual servers into private clouds.
- April 29, 2009
Hardware standardization can benefit cloud computing and virtualization, and it reduces management issues and hardware costs, but at the risk of vendor lock-in.
- October 21, 2008
Jake Sorofman, vice president of marketing for rPath, which provides technology for virtualizing software applications and managing cloud and virtualized environments, has offered a five step ...
- September 18, 2008
When Cisco Systems CEO John Chambers touched on network virtualization at the company's analyst day Tuesday, it ...