Cloud computing SLAs
- December 15, 2011
Get a bunch of cloud proponents in a room together to talk service-level agreements and things can get heated and even a little emotional. Or at least that’s how it seemed at the recent Cloud ...
- June 01, 2011
Service-level agreements are a royal pain to most IT pros, but at least they give you a leg to stand on with providers. Not so with cloud computing; sometimes "buyer beware" isn't enough.
- May 25, 2011
Microsoft licensing will try and catch up to cloud computing; buy Software Assurance and get "license mobility" for your volume licenses.
- April 01, 2011
How are the big boys in cloud computing holding up? New benchmarks from Bitcurrent analyze the global performance of Amazon Web Services, Google App Engine and Microsoft Azure.
- October 28, 2010
Cloud service providers are making it easier to get data onto the cloud, but moving between environments continues to be gnarly. There are ways, however, to avoid cloud lock-in.
- September 16, 2010
Citing changes in its licensing deal with Red Hat, Rackspace will now charge a monthly fee for open source cloud instances.
- August 31, 2010
Prospective VMware vCloud Director users should know that the service features an Oracle-only back-end database and works best with vSphere 4.0 and the Enterprise Plus SKU.
- August 02, 2010
Much-touted Amazon Web Services customer Eli Lilly confirms it is not expanding use of the cloud computing provider's services.
- July 28, 2010
Pharmaceutical giant Eli Lilly, once the poster child for Amazon Web Services is walking away from the cloud provider over legal liability issues.
- June 08, 2010
Even Microsoft proponents are blasting Azure's pricing model as too expensive and opaque. They're also wondering about the tech underpinnings: What's the virtualization foundation?
- April 23, 2010
A recent report from Yankee Group indicates that many cloud computing contracts contain dubious compliance claims and misleading uptime guarantees.
- March 24, 2010
TM Forum and BT are collaborating on the Cloud Service Broker Catalyst, a service designed to help enterprise buyers into the cloud computing market.
- March 19, 2010
In a move designed to impress enterprises, OpSource's new service-level agreement promises 100% network and server availability.
- March 03, 2010
Security practitioners voice reservations about cloud computing, and with reason.
- March 03, 2010
Novell and eBay are putting their heads together to dream up a 'Trusted Cloud' seal of approval. Will it end up making a difference in cloud security?