Infrastructure IaaS cloud deployment strategies
- 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.
- February 04, 2020
HPE has scooped up Scytale, a startup that has developed a cloud-native security framework for highly distributed applications. While most enterprises don't need such capabilities today, HPE has taken a step that could serve them down the road.
- 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.
- January 16, 2020
Google Cloud has rolled out a new Premium Support offering aimed at deep-pocketed enterprises with larger, more complex implementations. Experts say the timing is right.
- January 14, 2020
Google Cloud has added IBM Power Systems to its lineup of instance types. It's available via monthly subscription and could appeal to customers moving SAP apps onto the cloud.
- January 10, 2020
Forbes has moved its publishing operations to Google Cloud for continued growth, better audience engagement and streamlined operations. Forbes Chief Digital Officer Salah Zalatimo explains why.
- January 08, 2020
Oracle Cloud Infrastructure isn't just about IaaS, but all levels of the cloud. That's the message Oracle SVP Steve Daheb gave in this Q&A, along with the IT giant's 2020 plans.
- December 20, 2019
It's been quite a year for the major cloud providers, with product releases, lawsuits, layoffs and IT competitions. Review the biggest news stories of 2019 to see how 2020 will shape up.
- December 19, 2019
Hybrid and multi-cloud approaches evolved in 2019, cost management efforts rose and deployment options vied for dominance. Those trends are all likely to continue through 2020.
- 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.
- 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.
- November 14, 2019
Google plans to discuss its cloud cybersecurity portfolio at a conference next week, with the capabilities developed by Chronicle figuring heavily into the mix.
- November 08, 2019
Microsoft's cybersecurity training program, which uses AI-powered tools to reinforce learning, is mandated for all employees. It will also be launched in a version for customers.
- November 08, 2019
IBM hopes to bring developers to its new financial services cloud that runs on the IBM Cloud platform and uses Red Hat OpenShift as its Kubernetes environment.
- November 07, 2019
Azure Cost Management, which helps customers track spend on the cloud platform, can provide sweet rewards if used correctly and comprehensively, according to candy maker Mars.
- 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.
- November 01, 2019
Google Cloud Platform's networking capabilities have gotten a boost with the introduction of bring your own IP addresses, a move aimed to ease cloud migrations for customers.
- October 28, 2019
Microsoft will reveal its latest plans to extend its cybersecurity strategy and a new architectural approach to hybrid clouds during Ignite.
- October 26, 2019
In a surprise move, the DOD has awarded Microsoft, not AWS, its controversial JEDI cloud computing contract. The deal has a price tag of up to $10 billion over 10 years.
- October 22, 2019
Equifax explains how it has transformed its data security strategy using multiple clouds and a more focused approach through Google Cloud Platform's hierarchal security.
- 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.
- October 04, 2019
The latest Boomi updates allow users to speed up implementation and allow IT pros to take better advantage of their data and applications.
- September 20, 2019
Former AWS engineer Clay Magouyrk was one of the first people Oracle hired to build OCI and says Oracle has plenty of time -- and a solid strategy -- to catch up to competitors.
- September 20, 2019
In an effort to improve the user experience while transitioning from on-premises to cloud-based monitoring, Zenoss has added new capabilities to its platform.
- September 18, 2019
Oracle Cloud Infrastructure is seeing early adoption from a diverse array of customers, although OCI's market share remains modest compared to AWS, Microsoft and Google.
- September 16, 2019
Joint Oracle and VMware customers will soon be able to run VMware Cloud Foundation on Oracle Cloud Infrastructure, with support from Oracle.
- September 16, 2019
Oracle Cloud Infrastructure is getting a multifaceted security boost as the company seeks to gain ground against AWS, Microsoft and Google for enterprise IaaS workloads.
- 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.
- September 05, 2019
Microsoft's move to acquire Movere is a bet that the startup's IT infrastructure monitoring and analysis tools can help it attract more on-premises workloads to Azure.
- August 28, 2019
Microsoft will expand its edge site footprint for Azure networking, a move that should help lower latency for cloud applications.
- August 23, 2019
VMware will plunk down $2.7 billion for Pivotal in a deal that has hallmarks of a family reunion, but could help drive a broader strategy in cloud infrastructure and application development.
- August 21, 2019
VMware has acquired Intrinsic, a maker of virtualization technology that secures Node.js applications on serverless environments such as AWS Lambda.
- August 21, 2019
This year's Oracle OpenWorld should provide answers for customers eager to understand its plans for IaaS, cloud databases, AI and machine learning.
- August 16, 2019
Virtual Instruments added more offerings to its cloud migration and hybrid infrastructure management portfolio with an acquisition of Metricly.
- 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 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.
- August 07, 2019
Microsoft customers who want to deploy its software on dedicated cloud hosts, including Microsoft Azure, face new licensing terms as of Oct. 1.
- August 06, 2019
IBM and Red Hat executives believe they are well positioned to capture a generous share of shops yet to implement hybrid clouds. Some analysts say that is easier said than done.
- August 05, 2019
Google Cloud Platform is now offering Cloud SQL for Microsoft SQL Server in alpha, federated queries from BigQuery to Cloud SQL and expansion of Elastic Cloud to Japan and Sydney.
- 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 31, 2019
Google wants more enterprise workloads on its cloud, and has launched an Azure VM migration service and other features in pursuit of them.
- 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 24, 2019
AWS is expected to win the DoD's $10 billion JEDI cloud contract. The single-cloud vendor deal has brought criticism and some believe Microsoft will eventually play an important role, too.
- 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
An additional Microsoft Azure function can place VMs associated with a multi-tier application inside the same cloud data center to reduce latency.
- 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 18, 2019
Cloud governance, both from a security and cost perspective, was crucial for Hearst Corp. as it moved its IT operations to AWS and Microsoft Azure.
- July 16, 2019
PaaS' days as a stand-alone tech may be numbered as the cloud layer gets absorbed by IaaS platforms from AWS and others. See what went wrong for the market that once held such promise.
- July 15, 2019
Linode's GPU instances are built on Nvidia's Quadro RTX 6000 GPU cards, designed to power high-performance applications and use cases for artists, scientists, engineers and more.
- July 12, 2019
The latest version of the Alluxio data orchestration platform includes several new capabilities and features designed with hybrid and multi-cloud environments in mind.
- 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.
- June 21, 2019
IBM has enhanced its blockchain platform such that it will run on other cloud platforms beyond the IBM Cloud, including the AWS and Microsoft Azure clouds.
- 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.
- June 14, 2019
Microsoft AI Builder empowers nonprogrammers to incorporate AI as they build applications using low-code/no-code platforms.
- June 07, 2019
Salesforce contributed its low-code web development framework to the open source community to bring more developers with new ideas into its fold.
- June 05, 2019
Once bitter arch rivals, Oracle and Microsoft have formed an alliance around cloud interoperability, which is good for customers and both vendors.
- June 05, 2019
Google Cloud has expanded its committed use discount plan to include GPU, TPU and local SSD resources to spark more AI and machine learning workloads.
- June 04, 2019
The beginning of the year was filled with new and improved cloud product offerings as providers vie for the top spot. Have you stayed up to date?
- May 31, 2019
Salesforce has launched a new project aimed at bringing citizen developers into the world of blockchain.
- May 30, 2019
Microsoft's Azure Cost Management tool now integrates with AWS to track spending across both cloud platforms, a nod to customers' increased shift toward multi-cloud strategies.
- May 23, 2019
Couchbase adds support for Kubernetes container-based deployments of its popular NoSQL database across multiple clouds, such as AWS, Microsoft Azure and Google.
- May 22, 2019
Google and Informatica have expanded their partnership and product integrations as enterprise customers seek to move large data sets into the cloud for processing and analytics.
- May 17, 2019
Microsoft views developers as key to not only maintaining its customer base, but expanding it through interaction with open source communities.
- May 16, 2019
Apptio looks to strengthen its cloud cost optimization services with the addition of Cloudability, as the industry continues to coalesce around hybrid and multi-cloud management.
- 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.
- 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.
- May 08, 2019
Here's a look at three of the Azure-related projects developers got a glimpse of at Build, including a new open source project.
- May 07, 2019
A raft of expansions across Microsoft's Azure cloud database tier adds capabilities that target high-end workloads and shops that prefer open source options.
- May 06, 2019
Microsoft Build's agenda shows the company wants every developer under its big tent, yet has a strong focus on open source and big data analytics.
- 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.
- April 19, 2019
Google Anthos is the company's multi-cloud management play, but customers and prospects should mull the full picture when it comes to cost.
- April 15, 2019
It wasn't easy for Kroger to migrate its customer-facing search engine to Google Cloud, but it happened fast, thanks to proper planning and the right mix of talent.
- April 12, 2019
Google Cloud Code's plugins for IntelliJ and Visual Studio Code aim to make Google Cloud Platform more attractive for developers that build cloud-native apps.
- April 11, 2019
Google's decision to add SQL Server to its Cloud SQL family of managed database services is an appeal to Google Cloud Platform customers with ample Windows workloads.
- April 10, 2019
Google's Cloud Services Platform, now called Anthos, aims to make waves for hybrid and on-premises cloud management, but customers should be aware the GA tag has its limitations.
- April 09, 2019
Google has partnered with seven prominent open source software providers, including MongoDB and Redis, to tap customer demand for managed OSS services in the cloud.
- April 04, 2019
Google Cloud's latest set of instances, optimized for compute- and memory-intensive workloads, underscore customer demand for more powerful cloud infrastructure choices.
- April 01, 2019
BMC has reappointed company veteran Bob Beauchamp as CEO as it forges ahead with a strategic shift into multi-cloud management tools and away from its ITSM roots.
- March 29, 2019
Google Cloud wants to tap Teradata and Netezza's installed base with a new migration service for BigQuery. It may appeal most to new or smaller deployments.
- March 27, 2019
Microsoft's Anomaly Detector service for Azure applies AI to customers' time-series data sets to find deviations or patterns that suggest problems. But humans still have the final say.
- March 25, 2019
Oracle plans further investments in Oracle Cloud Infrastructure, but to do so it has cut jobs and made plans to hire fresh talent to support its cloud business.
- 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.
- March 19, 2019
Wider availability of VMware Cloud on AWS to 13 worldwide regions, along with VMware's adjusted software release cadence, reflects the realities of the cloud and hybrid cloud world.
- March 15, 2019
Several Google Cloud services suffered some recent hiccups, but analysts gave the service provider high marks for quick resolution and transparency.
- March 06, 2019
Google Cloud Storage's expanded annual budget framework may give customers more cost savings and control, but they should consider other factors such as vendor lock-in.
- March 01, 2019
Azure Sentinel, Microsoft's take on a security information and event management platform, relies on AI for threat detection and competes with the likes of Splunk.
- February 28, 2019
TaylorMade Golf's move to Oracle's cloud data warehouse has produced major performance improvements, but other important Oracle workloads will remain on premises for now.
- 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 Cloud will acquire Israeli startup Alooma in a bid to add to its data migration portfolio. The move follows last year's acquisition of cloud migration vendor Velostrata.
- 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.
- February 08, 2019
Google Cloud Platform's Asylo open source project could one day boost confidential computing efforts, but for now it mainly serves to boost Google's security bona fides.