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- 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?
- March 28, 2014
IBM makes the Watson supercomputer available to developers and brings the cognitive cloud to Internet applications.
- March 18, 2014
Building a cloud without considering the future can be costly. Hybrid clouds or moving off a provider are ways to stem financial bleeding.
- February 27, 2014
A new Cloud Foundry foundation provokes debate about the fate of OpenStack-based PaaS efforts.
- January 16, 2014
Robert Half International takes the plunge with Carmelo Systems, a new company offering a way to create many virtual private clouds within AWS.
- January 07, 2014
Oracle shops may get a break on licensing costs, as well as an alternative to Amazon's Oracle RDS, with Verizon's forthcoming DBaaS, sources say.
- January 03, 2014
In TechTarget's 2013 IT Salary & Careers Survey, application designers/developers reported above-average pay but smaller bonuses than IT pros overall.
- December 17, 2013
Cloud computing performance is in high demand among customers of Amazon Web Services, which has sold out of new C3 instances.
- December 12, 2013
In this Q&A, Todd DeCapua of Shunra Software Ltd. discusses considerations for minimizing risk and maximizing benefits in a migration to cloud.
- November 27, 2013
In this report from WSO2Con 2013, George Lawton discusses the ASF's planned release of its new multi-cloud PaaS offering, Apache Stratos 4.0.
- November 13, 2013
LAS VEGAS -- Advertisements are popping up along the Las Vegas strip this week that challenge Amazon Web Services' position in the cloud market -- and the perpetrator is competitor IBM. As an ...
- November 12, 2013
For enterprises trying to decide between a public or private cloud, the best choice may be a little bit of both.
- November 01, 2013
The writing was on the wall before IBM shut down its SmartCloud Enterprise service in favor of SoftLayer.
- October 30, 2013
Cloud portability and automated app development edge closer to practical reality with a new spin on application containers called Docker.
- 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.
- October 07, 2013
Is public cloud adoption in the enterprise on the upswing? Depends who you ask. Verizon and Citrix think it needs a little assistance.
- August 29, 2013
VMware will fold IP from its vCloud Director into vCloud Automation Center and vCenter, and it will discontinue vCloud Director for enterprise use.
- August 27, 2013
In this Q&A, author Thomas Erl explains why -- and how -- companies should get smarter about portability, security and other cloud migration risks.
- August 22, 2013
From networking to security, large-scale Amazon Web Services shops say there's still room for the cloud giant to improve its services.
- August 13, 2013
Think cloud computing is just a matter of spinning up resources? You could be in for sticker shock. Watch out for these cloud computing costs.
- August 13, 2013
Cloud providers are sniping at each other over differences in IaaS prices, but IT pros say other factors are more important in choosing a cloud.
- August 09, 2013
Bare-metal servers and cloud computing may seem like a contradiction in terms, but some organizations find their combination ideal.
- August 07, 2013
Not every application should be moved to a public cloud service, but these five workloads can easily move to the cloud.
- August 06, 2013
A recent NASA audit report found shadow IT issues plague the agency's cloud computing deployments -- and it's not only NASA's problem.
- July 26, 2013
IBM will collaborate with Pivotal to develop Cloud Foundry's open source PaaS to allow enterprises to freely choose the platform they want.
- July 24, 2013
OpenStack Foundation COO and co-founder Mark Collier discusses the OpenStack roadmap, AWS and why API compatibility among clouds is not enough.
- June 04, 2013
SoftLayer customers may have to make a choice down the road as IBM looks to pump its OpenStack R&D into SoftLayer's CloudStack-based infrastructure.
- April 26, 2013
Chef and other configuration automation tools go hand-in-hand with cloud management for some shops, though integration can be tricky.
- April 17, 2013
OpenStack users including Bloomberg, Samsung, Best Buy, and others discuss pain points and benefits of their deployments using the open source cloud.
- April 16, 2013
Cloud computing templates can make cloud server builds easier and give IT admins some cloud control.
- April 11, 2013
An enterprise cloud computing strategy should be based on what cloud service providers can realistically provide, and on what they cannot.
- April 11, 2013
Learn how best to build a hybrid cloud environment while combining Agile and DevOps.
- April 03, 2013
Even established companies like BMW have cloud questions. But, with the help of the OCDA, BMW revs up on the path to hybrid cloud.
- March 29, 2013
Although IT cedes some control by using public cloud, cloud data security ultimately falls on the organization -- not the vendor.
- March 27, 2013
App integration remains a pain point for software development. Learn why cloud app integration remains promising.
- March 15, 2013
Cloud migration tools are on the market that can address private cloud to public cloud migration issues, but users often choose to go it alone.
- March 07, 2013
VMware is preparing to launch its own vCloud public cloud service, which some industry watchers consider a Hail Mary pass to compete with AWS.
- February 15, 2013
If cloud security has worried you, the Payment Card Industry Security Standards Council report with PCI DSS cloud guidance might add to the confusion.
- January 03, 2013
AWS outages made headlines in 2012, but Amazon's cloud availability appears higher than that of enterprise data centers.
- 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 13, 2012
Data security remains a top roadblock to public cloud adoption. Quell fears by understanding the risks and objectives in a potential cloud project.
- November 19, 2012
Cloud computing will saddle up big data's elusive 'pink unicorns' for enterprises and SMBs alike, predicted Medio executives.
- August 15, 2012
Netflix releases the first of an 'army' of test tools meant to proactively break your cloud before an outage does.
- 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 25, 2012
Four members of the ActiveState team join SearchCloudApplications.com's Adam Riglian to discuss issues in platform as a service and ActiveState's Stackato PaaS.
- June 22, 2012
A new report on cloud resiliency calculates average system availability at "three nines," which could cost cloud providers in more ways than one.
- June 07, 2012
The new version of cloud integration software offers Hadoop connectors, increased security and new regression testing capabilities.
- June 04, 2012
PaaS vendors have flooded the market with information -- some good, some bad. Enterprise IT managers would be prudent to know what questions to ask of any potential suitors.
- May 10, 2012
PaaS is a quick fix for companies looking to deploy new apps, but established firms with legacy apps may consider it a dirty word.
- March 06, 2012
OAuth, a standard that allows for communication between applications, has sped application development and contributed to the application explosion of the past few years.
- December 21, 2011
Worried about email security, the Los Angeles city government kills plans to move the LAPD to Gmail.
- December 20, 2011
Cloud computing vendors have heard their share of cheers and jeers in 2011. Our team reports on the top cloud newsmakers of the year.
- October 20, 2011
While many IT departments may try to put a stop to Dropbox because of its cloud storage roots, it still provides useful file-transfer services.
- October 14, 2011
IT managers may not think of Dell as a cloud provider, but this could change with the company's deepened relationship with VMware.
- September 14, 2011
Storage, video, sensors and big data are areas where Intel hopes it can make its mark in cloud computing.
- July 15, 2011
vCloud Director 1.5 is a baby step toward the private cloud utopia for VMware customers. Here's what you need to know and how users are reacting to the new product.
- July 15, 2011
There's a lot of speculation in the cloud market about why Citrix purchased Cloud.com this week, including talk of Citrix trying to edge out VMware.
- July 08, 2011
VMware's quest to partner with service providers for Amazon-style clouds seems to be coming apart due to a lack of serious interest and gratification for providers.
- June 28, 2011
Office 365 is live. Read the fluff here, or watch videos all day of Microsoft SMB customers. But what exactly is Office 365? Let us hove to established tradition for "WTF is this thing" stories and ...
- 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.
- June 02, 2011
Apple launches iCloud, a highly anticipated new service that has nothing to do with its namesake, and joins the march of major IT vendors and telcos into whatever they're calling "cloud."
- 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 28, 2011
Dell this week released an update to its newly acquired Boomi SaaS integration suite, but at least two companies say you won't catch them using the product anymore.
- April 27, 2011
Was Amazon's recent cloud outage a fatal mismatch of expectations, a poor use of the technology or an epic failure of customer support? Try a little of all three...
- April 06, 2011
Big Blue takes aim at Amazon Web Services with the Smart Business Cloud - Enterprise, a true general purpose Infrastructure as a Service. And it's priced to compete.
- March 02, 2011
A beta program from IBM's Tivoli division may upend the private cloud fight. With Tivoli for VMware, IT shops get an intriguing option for enterprise cloud management.
- February 25, 2011
The co-founder of Sun Microsystems reminds everyone that before Amazon Web Services, there was Sun Cloud Compute.
- February 01, 2011
HP prepared a lineup of products aimed at cloud computing, but IT managers can’t stifle their yawns. Who needs an HP cloud, anyway?
- January 27, 2011
Verizon will cement a partnership that began last September by purchasing cloud provider Terremark for $1.4 billion.
- January 17, 2011
IBM seems like a natural to lead in the cloud computing market, but instead the industry pioneer struggles to redefine itself in a fast-changing services world.
- December 10, 2010
Despite blowback from refusing to supply services to whistleblower website WikiLeaks, controversy over congestion, uptime and customer service (or lack thereof), it seems that cloud computing giant ...
- December 08, 2010
Salesforce.com acquires Ruby on Rails platform Heroku for $212 million, increasing its stake in the cloud development game and raising questions about the future of VMforce.
- November 01, 2010
Mark Russinovich -- Microsoft technical fellow, a lead on the Azure platform and a renowned Windows expert -- took pains at PDC '10 (Watch the "Inside Windows Azure" session here) to lay out a ...
- October 07, 2010
Amazon CTO Werner Vogels said on Twitter that AWS does not oversubscribe its services. "If you launch an instance type you get the performance you ask (and pay) for, period. No oversubscription," ...
- September 24, 2010
Database guru Guy Harrison discusses his work on the new Toad for Cloud product that interacts with next-generation non-relational databases.
- August 20, 2010
Amazon, Microsoft, Google and Rackspace all offer cloud ROI calculators, but can they really help you figure out the true worth of cloud computing?
- August 16, 2010
VMware has locked up the hypervisor lead in the data center and now wants to dominate cloud services. Enterprise IT shops must weigh its expertise against Microsoft in the enterprise and Google in the cloud.
- August 12, 2010
Salesforce.com rolled out the red carpet for its collaboration with CVM Technology when it put the company's supply-chain management tool on Force.com.
- July 30, 2010
This week I wrote a story about Eli Lilly's struggle with Amazon Web Services over legal indemnification issues. Sources told us that Eli Lilly was walking away from contract negotiations with AWS ...
- 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 22, 2010
Chatter, Salesforce.com's cloud-based social application, is now in general availability, but real-world reactions from users are mixed at best.
- June 17, 2010
Former 'Master of Disaster' at Amazon Jesse Robbins has a couple of fun tidbits to share about the birth of Amazon EC2. He said the reason it succeeded as an idea in Amazon's giant retail machine ...
- 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 08, 2010
The company's cloud computing platform is now commercially available in India, complete with access to all existing U.S. services.
- February 25, 2010
Marc Benioff is bragging about running the biggest enterprise cloud company on planet Earth. Is he telling the truth?
- February 18, 2010
Salesforce.com's new Chatter collaboration tool is just coming online, but some users already question its usefulness.
- January 14, 2010
HP and Microsoft trotted out the big guns to trumpet a data center partnership, but analysts say the move is mostly feel-good and not feature-heavy.
- January 05, 2010
Almost 70,000 customers experienced unexplained downtime afer a data center failure at Salesforce.com's only operations center in Silicon Valley.
- December 16, 2009
Amazon says its new EC2 Spot Instances offering lets user bid on unused EC2 capacity and run those instances for as long as their bid exceeds the current Spot Price. The price will change based on ...
- December 04, 2009
Jason Ouellette, author of "Development with the Force.com Platform," talks about developing for the cloud in this podcast.
- November 17, 2009
Although Amazon completed the comprehensive SAS 70 Type II audit which reviews policies, security and practices, analysts say it won't quell potential buyers' concerns unless Amazon releases the report.
- November 04, 2009
Now that web applications and test and development are proven uses for cloud computing, finance and pharmaceutical research are set to be the next big adopters.
- October 08, 2009
Software as a Service vendor Salesforce.com showed its user community how Web applications can be built on Force.com at the Cloudforce conference in Boston.
- July 13, 2009
We recently came upon some photos displaying, in fancy picture form, the growth of Amazon Web Services in terms of bandwidth usage and objects stored in Amazon S3. The results are impressive, as ...
- July 08, 2009
Max Planck Institute proposes a way to protect data against security threats as it travels from IT shops to Infrastructure as a Service providers like Amazon.com AWS.
- July 02, 2009
Companies may now be able to outsource data analysis without compromising data security and compliance, thanks to fully homomorphic encryption.
- 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.
- April 29, 2009
Have you pondered moving data or applications to the cloud? Consider your system requirements and cloud provider capabilities before you choose one of these three application architectures.
- April 13, 2009
SaaS CRM vendor research must be thorough, especially during a recession, says expert Denis Pombriant. In this column, you'll find out what a company's attrition rate says about its stability.
- March 30, 2009
The given wisdom is that cloud computing decreases IT costs and improves employee productivity. But evidence suggests that the benefits of the cloud aren't so clear-cut.