Public cloud and other cloud deployment models
- March 26, 2020
Microsoft Azure experienced capacity issues in Europe, with some users unable to spin up VMs. The company is taking 'proactive steps' for the future.
- 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.
- February 19, 2020
Google Cloud's push into large enterprise accounts continues with the acquisition of Cornerstone, but IBM has taken steps to protect its System Z installed base.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- August 21, 2019
VMware has acquired Intrinsic, a maker of virtualization technology that secures Node.js applications on serverless environments such as AWS Lambda.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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 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?
- 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.
- 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 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 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.
- 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 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.
- January 25, 2019
Microsoft's acquisition of Citus Data adds a distributed architecture for PostgreSQL on Azure and expands the cloud platform's array of open source software.
- December 26, 2018
From product releases to acquisitions, there was no shortage of cloud technology news in 2018. Take a look back at some of the biggest headlines of the year.
- December 12, 2018
Microsoft's new monitoring tools for AKS and its decision to sunset Azure Container Service trumpet the rise of Kubernetes as the de facto choice for container orchestration.
- December 12, 2018
Serverless might rule in the public cloud, but the new Pivotal Function Service targets enterprises that also have private clouds in their mix.
- November 06, 2018
A managed cloud service for high availability and additional product integrations for microservices and Watson are the latest fruits of a partnership between IBM and VMware.
- September 24, 2018
Google Cloud CTO Brian Stevens envisions an IT landscape where enterprises can more easily develop and manage apps that span on premises and the cloud. Hint: Kubernetes plays a big role.
- 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.
- July 25, 2018
Google has focused its hybrid strategy around containers and microservices, as Cloud Services Platform extends some of the public cloud provider's software to users' data centers.
- June 26, 2018
Google Cloud Filestore may be the last piece of the puzzle for the vendor's storage services, but like its competitors' file offerings, it's far from a finished product.
- April 16, 2018
Recently added Google and Microsoft cloud cost control tools are critical for users who want to gain insight into how corporate cloud budgets are spent.
- March 28, 2018
While still in its infancy, blockchain technology is no longer theoretical. And cloud providers will line up to cash in, as enterprises plan to invest millions.
- March 22, 2018
IBM Research's Geoscope service targets developers who build complex applications that require data from large, disparate geospatial-temporal data sets.
- March 07, 2018
Cloud security startups are popular acquisition targets, as cloud providers and third parties seek to address corporate IT concerns across multiple platforms.
- February 15, 2018
VMware cloud security tools will get a boost from the company's acquisition of CloudCoreo, a security and management startup focused on cloud deployments.
- February 13, 2018
An updated Oracle Cloud SLA becomes the first to factor in performance standards for customers -- one of several moves aimed at luring enterprises to its expanding public cloud.
- February 08, 2018
Serverless tech providers continue to add features as a service that have enterprise interests in mind, and IT pros have some wish list items.
- January 16, 2018
IT shops expected their cloud usage to flag due to recent chip bugs, but most environments survived the patches unscathed.
- December 07, 2017
While it's still early days for adoption, IT pros say AI-powered cloud management tools reduce a lot of the grunt work associated with performance and root-cause analysis.
- November 06, 2017
The latest cloud security tools exemplify the major providers' varied approaches to address user concerns, and protect customers from themselves.
- October 25, 2017
Gluon, a new open source interface from Microsoft and Amazon, seeks to simplify machine learning in the cloud, as vendors court more of these workloads for their platforms.
- October 19, 2017
Microsoft is helping government agencies to move toward digital transformation without sacrificing security with a new fortified cloud offering known as Azure Government Secret.
- September 29, 2017
Amazon, Microsoft and Google have all changed their cloud pricing models this month, as the focus returns to cloud costs and which vendor offers the best deal to its users.
- August 28, 2017
Lift-and-shift approaches to cloud migration have lost their cache, as enterprises learn they need to rearchitect their apps to work best on the public cloud.
- July 24, 2017
Cloud computing has put the squeeze on traditional system administrators. IT leaders from Google, Pivotal and Rackspace say those employees can remain relevant through expanded skills.
- May 25, 2017
Google's new IoT service plays catch up with AWS, Azure and others, but its analytics prowess could help close the gap in a nascent market.
- April 17, 2017
Microsoft has sweetened the pot for potential cloud customers with new Azure migration tools and Windows Servers discounts.
- March 03, 2017
Given just months to spin off a $20 billion operation into a new, independent company, American Express Global Business Travel turns to the Dell Boomi cloud integration platform.
- February 14, 2017
Google's Cloud Spanner may be years from broad adoption, but could represent a big step toward maintaining consistency across the globe with massive data sets in the public cloud.
- February 06, 2017
Enterprises need a multicloud strategy to juggle AWS, Azure and Google Cloud Platform, but the long-held promise of portability remains more dream than reality.
- December 29, 2016
Google bet big in 2016 on machine learning and data analytics as differentiators for its cloud platform to make a stronger case to enterprise customers.
- November 11, 2016
Azure Container Service isn't picking sides in the debate about orchestration, adding Kubernetes support and offering more variety than its public cloud peers.
- October 21, 2016
Google is revamping its Cloud Storage services to woo users and challenge AWS with price cuts, lifecycle management and cold storage with quicker retrieval times than Amazon Glacier.
- October 13, 2016
Three years after its purchase of SoftLayer, IBM has finally coalesced its cloud computing strategy around the cloud platform and is winning new IT fans.
- August 26, 2016
The Rackspace acquisition by Apollo Global Management will make the company privately held and infuse it with cash to double down on its strategy around managed services.
- August 02, 2016
With its now-available SQL Data Warehouse big data service, Microsoft aims to coax customers' on-premises data management into the cloud and keep pace with Amazon Web Services.
- July 19, 2016
Customers seeking to scale out memory independent of compute resources are the focus of a block storage addition from cloud hosting provider DigitalOcean.
- July 06, 2016
Find out how the world's largest betting site, Paddy Power Betfair, leveraged a private cloud to accelerate application delivery.
- May 27, 2016
SAP cloud certification for HANA on Azure and AWS extends the software giant's reach, but also provides another means for enterprises to port massive amounts of data to the two cloud platforms.
- May 16, 2016
Serverless computing is all the rage with cloud providers, and tools such as AWS Lambda may change the way resources are utilized -- though it's still early days.
- April 15, 2016
A massive Google cloud outage this week went largely unnoticed compared to the type of outcry that accompanies downtime for its competitors -- and that's not a good thing.
- 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.
- March 31, 2016
Oracle Cloud brings a public cloud feel inside private data centers for customers unwilling to have data beyond their firewall, matching new offerings from IBM and Microsoft.
- March 23, 2016
Hoping to commercialize their own IP and industry expertise, organizations in healthcare, financial services and other vertical markets are creating a new breed of cloud service.
- March 11, 2016
As enterprises look to maintain consistency across multiple platforms, legacy vendors see cloud management as a way to remain relevant.
- February 25, 2016
Spotify surprised industry observers by becoming one of the most high-profile cloud customers for Google, which is trying to shake the image that it can't compete with Amazon and Microsoft.
- 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 21, 2015
The Microsoft Azure cloud service solidified itself as the top alternative to AWS in 2015, with an improved portal, more partnerships, and upgrades around big data and containers.
- December 05, 2015
Not even two years. HP's Helion public cloud service, launched on May 6, 2014. It's being euthanized on Jan. 31, 2016. If your organization has workload and data assets in the HP cloud, they must ...
- November 17, 2015
Technical skills will always be important for IT, but in the world of cloud, it's the non-technical and business expertise that really shines through.
- October 30, 2015
Several new Oracle cloud infrastructure services are available, as the company looks to compete with AWS and meet customers' every need in the cloud.
- October 29, 2015
Both cloud providers and their users are responsible for data security in the cloud. Unfortunately, it's not always easy determining who's accountable for what.
- October 22, 2015
EMC and VMware have formed a new joint cloud service under the Virtustream brand, as the companies seek to expand hybrid offerings and consolidate cloud services.
- October 07, 2015
Rackspace's Fanatical Support for Amazon's cloud gives customers AWS managed services for less than the cost of AWS Enterprise Support.
- September 30, 2015
Vertical-specific cloud services are going further down the stack as companies such as GE try to get in the door with the Industrial Internet.
- 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.
- August 31, 2015
IT pros buying into the hybrid cloud model need tools to manage on-site and public-cloud resources. Surprise, surprise -- VMware has just the thing.
- 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.
- June 11, 2015
Cisco added 35 vendors to its Intercloud Marketplace to build IT a one-stop portal for cloud management.
- February 04, 2015
The latest additions to the VMware cloud offerings include improved networking and OpenStack compatibility to bolster its hybrid strategy.
- October 31, 2014
VMware continues its hybrid cloud push with the acquisition of Continuent, a provider of database replication and clustering.
- October 24, 2014
Rackspace is casting a wide net with its growing cloud portfolio as it tries to bring its management skills to a range of complex use cases.
- October 21, 2014
VMware will offer a SaaS version of its vRealize management suite as the company looks to bolster its hybrid cloud services.
- 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 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, ...
- August 01, 2014
A federal court ruling on the government’s access to data stored offshore by U.S.-based companies could have far-reaching impacts on the cloud market. A federal district judge in New York ruled ...
- 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 13, 2014
OpenStack security concerns may be overblown, and the open source cloud provider is working to address misconceptions.
- 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.
- March 26, 2014
Google Cloud Platform is looking better and better to AWS users with new instance types and price cuts. Cisco's cloud, however, has to earn its chops.
- February 24, 2014
IBM BlueMix, a DBaaS acquisition and other major cloud advances may give Big Blue a leg up into the hyper-competitive cloud services space.
- February 18, 2014
A majority of businesses reported they bypass corporate IT departments to deploy cloud services; what are IT pros to do?
- 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.
- December 20, 2013
Pricing isn't the primary reason to move to the cloud? It's a hybrid world? This year brought many memorable cloud computing quotes.
- December 12, 2013
With a breadth of new cloud service partnerships, Dell continues to lay the foundation to become a cloud provider for enterprises.
- November 13, 2013
Amazon's new audit logging API is a step ahead but enterprise customers want more and some shared cloud security tricks and tips at re:Invent