High availability and disaster recovery
- November 14, 2019
Cloud outages hit AWS, Microsoft Azure and Google Cloud within the past week, an outcome that suggests customers must take a more sophisticated approach to ensure maximum uptime.
- September 09, 2019
Microsoft Azure customers can now tap satellite internet providers through the private Azure ExpressRoute service. The move follows the release of AWS Ground Station in May.
- 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?
- May 10, 2019
Microsoft's plans to make Azure more reliable include Project Tardigrade, which keeps running VMs alive even when their host platforms go down due to hardware problems.
- March 15, 2019
Several Google Cloud services suffered some recent hiccups, but analysts gave the service provider high marks for quick resolution and transparency.
- September 13, 2018
Microsoft shed more light on last week's major Azure outage that generally confirm what everyone already knew - a storm near the Azure South Central US region knocked cooling systems offline and ...
- September 07, 2018
One difference in Microsoft's cloud infrastructure design may have contributed to the extended outage this week in an Azure region that hit a large number of customers.
- 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.
- September 16, 2016
Managing cloud costs offers different challenges than on-premises budgeting. While users and providers are getting better, it's still a maturing space.
- April 05, 2016
Veeam Software is advancing the notion of hybrid deployments by providing customers an appliance for direct restores of VMware or Hyper-V workloads in Microsoft Azure.
- October 09, 2015
The EU high court's decision to strike down the Safe Harbor agreement shouldn't hurt large cloud companies or their users, but long-term questions about data privacy remain.
- July 08, 2015
Update on July 9: Reuters is reporting that yesterday's New York Stock Exchange computer outage was caused by a software update. According to Reuters, a spokeswoman for the NYSE said the root cause ...
- April 03, 2015
Azure Site Recovery expands Microsoft's cloud disaster recovery capabilities to VMware users and potentially to other services, too.
- March 30, 2015
Xen reboots through live migration and other tactics for patching the hypervisor vulnerability point to better resiliency in public cloud.
- March 12, 2015
Google rolls out Nearline, its cloud cold storage answer to Amazon Glacier, offering low cost, limitless capacity and access to data in seconds.
- 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.
- February 02, 2015
VMware vCloud Air users will get four key Google Cloud Platform features as part of a symbiotic deal between the two cloud service providers.
- January 28, 2015
Google expanded its storage offerings this month with the general availability of local SSD -- a feature pegged for high-demand apps and supplementing RAM.
- January 28, 2015
Google customers looking to do more around high-performance workloads got a boost with the expansion of the cloud vendor's big data ecosystem.
- January 09, 2015
Verizon Cloud will be down for up to 48 hours this weekend. But with a relatively small customer base, the biggest impact could be on future customers.
- December 24, 2014
Cloud outages happen -- but for major providers such as AWS, it isn't often. See how Azure, Google, Rackspace and other IaaS vendors fared in 2014.
- December 12, 2014
The CenturyLink cloud buys continue as disaster recovery as a service vendor DataGardens joins the fold with more than just DR in mind.
- October 09, 2014
Verizon has turned its focus away from IaaS and toward private cloud for enterprise customers, but analysts are still advising caution.
- September 30, 2014
Rackspace went a step further than Amazon with its Xen reboot, taking down its entire public cloud region by region to address the bug.
- 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.
- August 19, 2014
Google wants to merge the worlds of IaaS and PaaS to create a single continuum of services for customers. It's likely a sign of things to come from all the major public cloud vendors as they look to cover their bases in the maturing market.
- May 27, 2014
Renee Mengali was 3,000 miles away when Hurricane Sandy hit, but the aftermath hit home and made her realize her accounting firm needed DRaaS.
- May 22, 2014
Enterprises have a bevy of options for disaster recovery, but cloud backup can be a conservative path away from in-house infrastructure all together.
- April 15, 2014
Disaster Recovery as a Service offerings from VMware and IBM vie for enterprise attention. Can VMware make up lost ground to IBM's VSR?
- December 20, 2013
The cloud computing market is still feeling the after effects of Amazon Web Services pulling the plug on WikiLeaks three years ago.
- December 20, 2012
With increased cloud adoption in 2012, the cloud news scene was hot. Stories about new roles in enterprise IT, vendor plans and BYOD topped our list.
- December 11, 2012
Amazon and Azure users don't have to rely on their public cloud provider's outage notifications to diagnose problems, thanks to a new SaaS tool.
- July 10, 2012
Amazon Web Services' outages last month underline some users' and experts' beliefs that cloud deployments can help prevent system downtime.
- June 15, 2012
Hadoop's success in the cloud may rest on virtualization. As IT pushes for more "big data" support, VMware claims it has the answer.
- 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.
- February 28, 2012
Dell adds virtual data backup and DR product AppAssure to its growing lineup of must-haves for the PC and server supplier's cloud services pitch.
- February 20, 2012
DR firm SunGard teams with Amazon Web Services to give enterprises cloud-based backup services. But the true cost of security remains vague.
- May 18, 2011
It's been a rough patch for cloud computing in the "perceptions of reliability" department. Gremlins working overtime caused EBS to fail at Amazon, taking down a bunch of social media sites, among ...
- July 01, 2010
After two years of muddling along, EMC has closed the commercial services arm of Atmos Online, its cloud storage service, but will continue selling the technology it is based on.
- June 17, 2010
The Platform as a Service and Web services delivery firm suffered a catastrophic outage this week, and nobody appears to know why.
- June 15, 2010
Verizon Cloud Storage will be a pay-as-you-go cloud storage service for managing and retrieving data over the Internet.
- May 13, 2010
New Citrix XenServer-based offerings tempt cloud hosting providers--including Rackspace-- away from VMware or Xen.
- May 06, 2010
The new cloud storage service from OpSource challenges Amazon by offering full encryption for data both in transit and at rest.
- March 19, 2010
Did Terremark and vCloud just stumble on enterprise readiness? One user claims no feedback or support during a recent data center outage.
- March 10, 2010
The company can start bragging to its friends, as its cloud computing storage service now houses over 100,000,000,000 objects.
- February 19, 2010
In an attempt to get a leg up in security on competitors, Asigra underwent the SIAC's 'Soviet-like' certification process to certify its cloud backup software. Will it work?
- December 16, 2009
The infrastructure software company, formerly of the U.K., launches its cloud database offering in the United States to combat the growing problem of old data.
- November 11, 2009
Sachin Agarwal, co-founder of the blogging service Posterous, says that despite a recent Rackspace outage, his company is pleased it moved from Amazon Simple Storage Service to Rackspace Cloud Files.
- June 03, 2009
The telecom giant makes a long-awaited move into cloud game with a soothing mix of closed infrastructure and open software.
- March 17, 2009
Microsoft's Azure Services Platform is in its trial phase, but it's not too soon for IT to gauge service expectations and weigh disaster recovery options.