Open source cloud computing
- February 20, 2020
Cloud professionals need to keep up with the latest strategies. If you're looking to attend a few cloud conferences in 2020, these are the ones worth packing your bags for.
- 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 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 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 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- March 15, 2019
Several Google Cloud services suffered some recent hiccups, but analysts gave the service provider high marks for quick resolution and transparency.
- 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.
- January 18, 2019
Salesforce targets line-of-business experts and citizen developers with the Lightning Platform Mobile development system to build enterprise mobile apps.
- October 23, 2018
Organizations that run applications in a multi-cloud environment could benefit from IBM's Kubernetes-based management platform that supports on-premises and other cloud platforms.
- June 06, 2018
Microsoft's ongoing détente with the open source community advances with a deal to purchase GitHub, the world's largest open source code repository.
- May 08, 2018
Three new tools illustrate Google's strategic approach to its cloud platform customers and echo an old proverb: Set them free, so they can return and stay.
- April 27, 2018
Google looks to make Cloud Spanner, Cloud Bigtable and Cloud SQL more attractive to corporate IT with some key updates to its fully managed database lineup.
- April 03, 2018
An Azure debugging tool gives admins a better handle on problems when VMs don't boot properly, with a familiar feel for those more comfortable with on-premises architectures.
- October 27, 2017
Google and Cisco aim to deliver hybrid cloud benefits to customers with modern apps through a service that dynamically provisions resources in-house and on the public cloud.
- October 18, 2017
With assets in house or on various public clouds, enterprise multicloud trends have shifted as new models emerge, said Cisco's cloud czar.
- September 14, 2017
Google added a new service for secure cloud networking and a lower-cost network tier, as it works to keep pace with -- and, in some ways, surpass -- the competition.
- August 30, 2017
A new IBM hardware-oriented cloud infrastructure aims to deliver more competitive cloud-based services, as the company races to catch market rivals.
- August 18, 2017
Microsoft's acquisition of Cycle Computing brings native HPC tools to Azure, while the company also seeks to simplify serverless architecture deployment.
- July 18, 2017
Google's cloud options look to lure more enterprises with a physical device that simplifies data transfer in-house to the Google Cloud Platform.
- June 02, 2017
Google cloud VMs are now more flexible with the addition of Intel Skylake processors for high-performance compute and memory expansions for its machines.
- May 12, 2017
Microsoft upgraded its cloud database services this week with new migration capabilities, open source support and a globally scalable database for next-generation applications.
- April 28, 2017
The Azure Time Series Insights fully managed service connects with other Azure IoT tools to analyze and store raw data and improve automation.
- April 17, 2017
Microsoft has sweetened the pot for potential cloud customers with new Azure migration tools and Windows Servers discounts.
- April 06, 2017
New Azure monitoring tools add another layer of insights into workload performance on the public cloud as providers try to meet enterprise demands and increase transparency.
- March 09, 2017
Google cut prices and added a host of new features, as it tries to catch AWS and emphasize higher-level services it sees as the future of the public cloud.
- March 09, 2017
With a handful of new customers and integration with SAP HANA, Google reiterates its readiness to support enterprise workloads on its public cloud platform.
- February 10, 2017
Microsoft defends customers' intellectual property against cloud patent trolls under a new program, as open source takes on greater relevance in Azure.
- January 12, 2017
A new Google Cloud Key Management Service attempts to keep pace with AWS and Azure with an important feature for highly regulated industries and enterprises that operate on its cloud.
- November 23, 2016
Oracle DNS capabilities will likely soon be native following the acquisition of prominent provider Dyn, which will be critical in a market where most workloads are internet-facing.
- November 03, 2016
The recent IBM hybrid storage push aims to court enterprise clients with resources on premises and in the public cloud -- and offer something AWS doesn't.
- August 11, 2016
Google Cloud Platform kicked off August by adding security features, dropping prices and buying an ISV-focused startup, but networking continues to be a bugaboo.
- July 20, 2016
Data privacy continues to be a hot-button issue on both sides of the Atlantic, with the Privacy Shield agreement and a big win for Microsoft providing some clarity to this still murky issue.
- July 13, 2016
Waiting another six months for Microsoft's Azure Stack will be a hiccup to some IT shops, but narrowing their hardware choices for it will be far less welcomed.
- June 24, 2016
Shuttering Dell Cloud Manager, an early piece of Dell's move to trusted adviser in public cloud, underscores that the multicloud market has been more hype than reality -- at least so far.
- June 22, 2016
Samsung seeks to beef up its mobile apps with cloud provider Joyent, which can now refocus and scale up its standing in the cloud services market -- but the effect to customers is unclear.
- May 06, 2016
Azure storage options now include Cool Blob Storage. The service answers demand for cheap data repositories with the closest answer yet to cold storage from Google and Amazon.
- April 22, 2016
VMware's public cloud strategy strays greatly from what most of the market is offering, with a heavy reliance on helping large enterprises through its vCloud Air partners.
- March 25, 2016
IT pros are concerned Docker's meteoric rise will lead to a fall from grace, as it stretches beyond its core competencies to pursue enterprise business.
- February 18, 2016
To boost OpenStack adoption, the open source project continues to push into new areas. But are disparate projects and users' competing needs creating friction in the community?
- February 12, 2016
The Rackspace cloud model of managing others' resources extends to a fellow OpenStack vendor for the first time, with support for Red Hat Enterprise Linux OpenStack Platform.
- December 22, 2015
New Google cloud features for containers and big data highlighted the platform improvements in 2015. It was also a year for surprise partnerships and continued efforts to rein in costs.
- December 18, 2015
Rackspace CTO John Engates talks about Rackspace cloud plans for 2016, as well as broader issues around addressing the talent gap and workload portability.
- December 18, 2015
The Cloud Foundry PaaS certification solidifies the core of the technology backed by some of the biggest IT vendors in the world.
- December 18, 2015
Red Hat OpenShift Dedicated brings isolation and control to the company's platform as a service offering, allowing customers to have dedicated environments on AWS.
- December 11, 2015
OpenStack has gained traction, but there's not enough talent to implement the technology. In response, more courses and more tailored training have become available to meet that demand.
- November 25, 2015
The acquisition of automation platform Ansible and a partnership to run its services on Microsoft Azure highlight a busy month of bolstering for the Red Hat cloud strategy.
- November 11, 2015
IBM steps up its API strategy with a new version of API Harmony through Bluemix, and a partnership with The Linux Foundation to promote the acceptance of open APIs.
- October 30, 2015
The new Rackspace container service Carina uses native Docker tooling and bare-metal to speed up and help manage deployments.
- October 22, 2015
A major feature of HP's hybrid cloud strategy is ending, as the HP public cloud will be shut down and the company will instead partner with public cloud vendors going forward.
- September 30, 2015
Through the Massachusetts Open Cloud initiative, Boston University professor Orran Krieger is adamant on reshaping the public cloud market and spurring big data innovation.
- September 29, 2015
Azure Container Service tops the list of new services and provides a means to manage fleets of Docker containers in Microsoft’s public cloud.
- September 15, 2015
PayPal continues to carry the OpenStack torch and work out the kinks, as it develops one of the biggest OpenStack clouds in the world.
- September 10, 2015
Market research firm TBR predicts rapid cloud consolidation in the IaaS market in 2016 as vendors get back to their core competencies.
- July 31, 2015
Enterprises building an OpenStack private cloud often rely on a managed service provider for implementation. But sometimes, a single provider won't do.
- July 31, 2015
HP has one more Cloud Foundry PaaS offering following an acquisition that may help the company get into more hybrid cloud projects.
- July 30, 2015
Enterprises are interested in OpenStack, but can't find enough IT pros with open source cloud expertise. Rackspace and Intel hope to change that.
- July 21, 2015
Google has made some moves to bolster the future of Kubernetes, the open-source cluster scheduling tool Google has declared production ready.
- 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 25, 2015
The Red Hat cloud strategy is building on popular open source technologies OpenStack and Docker for its IaaS and PaaS offerings.
- June 04, 2015
IBM and Cisco both made acquisitions this week to shore up their cloud portfolios and consolidate the private cloud and OpenStack market.
- May 22, 2015
OpenStack containers can come in many forms as the Foundation has taken an agnostic approach to the emerging orchestration technologies around it.
- May 22, 2015
Enterprises were on full display at the OpenStack Summit as vendors push the notion of it being production-ready despite outstanding challenges.
- May 19, 2015
When costs of higher-IO workloads escalated in public cloud, media company Ooyala turned to a managed OpenStack private cloud.
- May 19, 2015
With new federated identity standards, OpenStack is closer to delivering on the promise of being able to scale and switch between cloud vendors.
- May 15, 2015
In this Q&A, Rackspace's Private Cloud VP and GM discusses the state of the OpenStack community and the company's plan to strengthen its role in it.
- May 04, 2015
Azure Stack combines PaaS and IaaS to give Microsoft shops a streamlined way to manage and deploy legacy and cloud apps.
- April 30, 2015
What CloudStack lacks in corporate sponsorships it makes up for in user appeal and isn't going away any time soon.
- April 28, 2015
One startup's failed OpenStack install highlights the challenges that remain in implementing the emerging open source cloud platform.
- April 14, 2015
Despite backing from major industry players like IBM and HP, OpenStack hasn't met expectations. So what's holding it back?
- April 14, 2015
While VMware is the reigning private cloud king, performance and costs issues are driving some enterprise users into the arms of OpenStack.
- March 25, 2015
HP's new private-cloud-in-a-box, Helion Rack, should speed deployment of private clouds for IT pros unable to jump the OpenStack skills hurdle.
- February 23, 2015
IBM is going after the hybrid computing market -- again -- but this time it is armed for bear. Will IT pros actually take notice?
- February 18, 2015
Pivotal's big data tools are being open sourced, as the company tries to gain traction in a market where transparency and portability are paramount.
- February 17, 2015
There's a confluence between cloud and mobile testing and support for it in the cloud because of the ability to create production environments without the need and configuration costs of on-premises infrastructure.
- February 04, 2015
The latest additions to the VMware cloud offerings include improved networking and OpenStack compatibility to bolster its hybrid strategy.
- January 30, 2015
Private Docker repositories are available through the Google Container Registry -- a move to help secure and deploy private container images.
- 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 13, 2015
Microsoft continues to build its Azure cloud platform with new features around security, massive VMs and Docker support.
- December 05, 2014
Hoping to get a leg up on Amazon and Microsoft, IBM partners with Docker to create applications that can shuttle between on premise and cloud environments.
- November 21, 2014
In this Q&A, Docker CEO Ben Golub discusses integration with AWS and future development of the hugely popular container technology.
- November 14, 2014
With easy entry, the promise of portability and the backing of major vendors, open source cloud tools such as Docker have begun to proliferate.
- November 03, 2014
Joyent is all-in on Docker and plans to marry the technology with its container-based infrastructure to get a leg up with cloud developers.
- October 31, 2014
Not everyone is ready for the cloud. Red Hat Cloud Infrastructure 5 offers one path for cagey enterprises to step into private cloud.
- September 10, 2014
A former Red Hat executive has apparently taken the reins of Google Cloud Platform, in a move that could signal a bigger embrace of the open-source community by the cloud provider. Brian Stevens, ...
- September 03, 2014
Four years after OpenStack's debut, many enterprises are still working through integration, upgrade and cost issues.
- July 28, 2014
Database technology is soaring into its next evolution and heading to the cloud. What impact, if any, will it have on big data and Hadoop?
- July 11, 2014
Red Hat, Microsoft, IBM, others are backing an open-source effort led by Google to develop a containerization management tool for startup Docker.
- July 08, 2014
Dell's upcoming cloud broker service is its latest in a string of cloud strategies. Will this one be the winner?
- June 27, 2014
Red Hat looks to productize an open source platform. This time it turns to OpenStack, but the jury is still out on how it will fare in the cloud.
- June 24, 2014
The upgraded Pivotal CF offers added security and control, but questions still linger over whether Cloud Foundry can live up to its promises.
- June 23, 2014
A panel of cloud experts discussed industry trends, including demand for simplified payments and increased security. How will the cloud change?
- May 16, 2014
IBM hopes its Cloud Manager makes it easier for corporate users to tie its hardware servers to cloud platforms such as SoftLayer.
- May 15, 2014
Red Hat initially drew ire from many at OpenStack Summit following a report about its support for RHEL on OpenStack, but it turned out there was more to the story.
- 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.
- May 13, 2014
OpenStack security concerns may be overblown, and the open source cloud provider is working to address misconceptions.
- May 08, 2014
HP unveiled Helion, which marks a major commitment to cloud and a much-needed step toward its competition.
- April 23, 2014
Public cloud has taken off like a rocket, with AWS leading, according to a report. Dave Linthicum and his guest discuss this and Canonical news.
- April 18, 2014
Incremental updates in the latest OpenStack release aim to improve the quality of OpenStack services and smooth the installation process for IT pros.