Managing cloud infrastructure
- 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.
- 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 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.
- 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 19, 2019
Microsoft's Azure Bastion managed service provides a means for companies to remotely access their VMs without touching the public internet.
- 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.
- 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 06, 2019
Google Cloud Platform has scored one against rival AWS with The Telegraph's plan to switch providers to prep the British newspaper for continued success in digital publishing.
- June 21, 2018
Cloud vendors want companies to use their platforms for the full scope of their IoT deployments, but that might not be their best choice. As edge computing emerges as part of IoT deployments, users ...
- December 21, 2017
There were a slew of updates to Azure services in 2017. Some put the focus on next-generation apps, while others gained ground on AWS' substantial lead.
- June 30, 2017
Microsoft cloud optimization should improve with its acquisition of Cloudyn to support Azure, as enterprises struggle to manage their public cloud bills.
- April 07, 2017
After a few frustrating years trying to position vCloud Air, VMware finally found the answer -- sell it off to French-based cloud provider OVH.
- November 28, 2016
Bart Sano, Google vice president of platforms, talks about Google hardware choices in the context of enterprise demands, migration challenges and the next wave of cloud computing.
- September 30, 2016
A number of Azure upgrades rolled out by Microsoft this week aim to fill gaps in the service and solidify the platform as the biggest competitor to Amazon Web Services.
- March 11, 2016
When enterprise workers compete for file access, the last operation usually wins. With cloud-based data storage, performance gains and file locking render the competition moot.
- March 11, 2016
To speed file access and solve its version control problems, a global architectural design firm implemented a distributed, shared cloud storage management system.
- January 20, 2016
Once considered difficult, if not impossible, to achieve, high-performance cloud storage is becoming a reality for some enterprise IT shops.
- 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 03, 2015
It's easy to understand why the CFO likes cloud computing. It's almost certainly less expensive than running a traditional IT organization and infrastructure. Perhaps the HR manager likes the ...
- 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.
- 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 15, 2015
As cloud computing continues to grow in popularity, businesses must change the way they look at IT. But for some, that's not an easy hurdle to clear.
- June 30, 2015
The cloud market continues to evolve, with many moves and developments. And as 2015 hits the halfway mark, here are five tips to brace for the future.
- June 11, 2015
Enterprises that want greater flexibility will start to deploy a mix of IaaS platforms. But interoperability issues must be addressed first.
- April 03, 2015
Azure Site Recovery expands Microsoft's cloud disaster recovery capabilities to VMware users and potentially to other services, too.
- February 16, 2015
Developers have enjoyed an era of 'free cloud love,' with unlimited public cloud access. But nothing lasts forever, as IT looks to rein in the cloud.
- 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.
- May 14, 2014
Cloud management tools must be able to move workloads across multiple clouds, as one tool now offers for an on-premises vSphere environment.
- April 17, 2014
Dell and Red Hat have formed a PaaS coalition based on OpenShift, but enterprise deployments of such technologies are still few and far between.
- 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?
- April 08, 2014
Cisco is a powerful presence in IT shops, but the jury's still out on whether that will translate into enthusiasm for its upcoming InterCloud service.
- April 02, 2014
While culture shock in the cloud is a common problem, it can -- and should -- be overcome for IT to deliver the most business value.
- April 02, 2014
Organizations who want to do cloud at scale have turned to open source tools after becoming dissatisfied with proprietary cloud management platforms.
- January 21, 2014
What does OpenStack need to do to achieve widespread enterprise adoption in 2014? Make it easily deployable, for starters.
- December 12, 2013
With a breadth of new cloud service partnerships, Dell continues to lay the foundation to become a cloud provider for enterprises.
- December 11, 2013
HP rolls out new CloudSystem for OpenStack-based private clouds, but IT pros say it's still uncommon to find such environments among enterprises.
- December 06, 2013
The Platform as a Service market could heat up next year, but what is PaaS, exactly? And will it eventually be subsumed under other cloud categories?
- October 30, 2013
Companies using private clouds are held hostage by their data. Here, one CTO explains self-service issues, avoiding cloud vendor lock-in and more.
- October 17, 2013
In the age of cloud computing, why did the Healthcare.gov site collapse under its traffic load? IT pros say cloud could have prevented that.
- March 28, 2013
IT experts crunch the numbers and find that some apps may be more cost-effective kept in-house than shoehorned into public cloud infrastructures.
- March 28, 2013
Rackspace hopes its second acquisition in as many months will increase its appeal to application developers. The new buy, announced Thursday, will see the employees and assets of Exceptional Cloud ...
- February 27, 2013
Rackspace's play on Object Rocket puts it in the same Database as a Service space as Amazon and SoftLayer. Is this the boost it needs to compete?
- November 06, 2012
Cloud collaboration software is a natural fit for the increasingly mobile workforce and global reach of a modern business.
- April 19, 2012
Puppet Labs aligns with OpenStack software, as OpenStack vies with Citrix’s CloudStack and others to be the platform of choice for cloud.
- February 15, 2012
End-user desire for always-on access is pushing cloud adoption, and IT is ready to put it into practice, said speakers at Cloud Connect Santa Clara.
- November 03, 2011
Finance chiefs willing to use cloud-based financial planning tools are seeing improved business results, according to a Dimensional Research survey.
- October 24, 2011
Just this week two different cloud marketplaces went live, Equinix's cloud marketplace and Synnex’s CloudSolv. Both claim to bring buyers and sellers of cloud services together under one roof ...
- June 27, 2011
Can HP really compete in the cloud market? Find out if it has the chops in this breakdown of the company’s private cloud product.
- May 04, 2011
HP's clumsy cloud leak this week sheds a little bit more light on the printer giant's cloud computing plans, but the details signal a much bigger trend. The major IT players feel they must own the ...
- April 22, 2011
So I was very excited when IBM officially launched its general purpose public cloud service. It was a validation of the cloud model for the enterprise; it was a chance to see what one of the ...
- December 16, 2010
Prominent cloud provider Rackspace shelled out for management startup Cloudkick, ensuring that its hosting platform will possess top cloud technologies as the market matures.
- November 10, 2010
WAN acceleration company Riverbed has cloud-enabled its products to alleviate network latency and performance issues in the public cloud.
- 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.
- 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.
- September 24, 2010
Cloud management service provider RightScale just landed a third round of funding, but this time, it's to handle growing demand.
- August 31, 2010
Although the general setup process behind VMware vCloud Director appears to be simple, certain users may have trouble understanding some of its new networking concepts.
- 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 31, 2010
VMware has launched vCloud Director, its oft-discussed cloud computing offering. In this three-part series, our expert examines every available inch of the new service.
- August 05, 2010
RightScale's customer base is spending ten times what they did in 2009, with the total number of servers in use growing 277%.
- August 04, 2010
The new Proteus service from BlueCat Networks and Afilias claims to remove DNS management and security tasks entirely…for a fee.
- July 15, 2010
Two different polls taken on the future of private cloud adoption and the value of cloud computing show steady demand and heavy skepticism.
- June 10, 2010
CloudHarmony.com has released the first set of comprehensive benchmarks for various cloud computing providers, including VMware. But do fledgling cloud users care yet?
- May 25, 2010
BMC's Cloud Lifecycle Management service aims to manage and monitor the governance, performance, and compliance of your cloud services.
- May 20, 2010
Google Storage for Developers will compete with Amazon's cloud storage service Simple Storage Service.
- February 03, 2010
Salesforce.com has announced the Visual Process Manager, an exciting new way to manage the painful albatross known as business processes.
- January 12, 2010
Video cruncher Encoding.com has elected to use shifted Amazon EC2's cloud computing platform over Rackspace, citing performance benefits.
- November 03, 2009
Cloud users call out for more monitoring and alerting tools and warn new users to plan for outages; RightScale shares its roadmap.
- September 30, 2009
New research has stained the rosy picture of cloud computing; inconsistent performance and bandwidth limitations could keep enterprise IT away.
- July 13, 2009
A few weeks ago I attended Velocity "09" in San Jose, Ca. One of the sessions used a phrase that I had never seen before and it stung me like a bee. In fact, in my opinion, this new phrase ...
- July 07, 2009
On-demand pricing and non-traditional database technologies are driving a new wave of interactive databases.
- May 22, 2009
As utility computing continues to increase in popularity, one group of heavy users may be leaning away from public clouds as too slow to cut the mustard.
- March 31, 2009
IT resources in the cloud -- including application software, data, storage, processing and network connectivity -- are moving targets that pose thorny management questions.