Public cloud

  • November 08, 2013 08 Nov'13

    HyTrust snaps up encryption firm HighCloud

    HyTrust will add encryption to its cloud security software following its acquisition of HighCloud Security this week. HyTrust Inc. already enforces access controls at the management layer of ...

  • November 05, 2013 05 Nov'13

    Amazon Web Services drops cloud prices…again

    Amazon Web Services has lowered the price of its second-generation standard instances by 10% across the board, continuing the downward trend of IaaS pricing. The EC2 M3 instances, which debuted ...

  • October 25, 2013 25 Oct'13

    Rackspace acquires ZeroVM, says products could take years

    There was hope among Rackspace users this week that the company’s latest acquisition of LiteStack would improve cloud provisioning times, but Rackspace officials said the technology isn’t going to ...

  • October 22, 2013 22 Oct'13

    AWS responds to demand for flexible reserved instances

    Amazon Web Services will allow users to change the size of reserved instances – a capability that is high on cloud customers' wish lists. Amazon Web Services (AWS) customers were left wanting more ...

  • September 13, 2013 13 Sep'13

    Developers bandy about AWS API portability at OpenStack meetup

    I attended the NYC OpenStack Meetup this week, which focused on understanding what place Amazon EC2 APIs should hold for OpenStack design and implementation. It was billed as the third round of the ...

  • August 06, 2013 06 Aug'13

    The battle for enterprise cloud takes shape among AWS, OpenStack, VMware

    Most enterprise IT managers have been watching the public cloud race as a proof of concept and a way to shake out the contenders. Amazon Web Services has clearly been the winner with majority ...

  • May 30, 2013 30 May'13

    Community clouds offer enterprises a B2B link

    The community cloud is quickly becoming the more efficient way for enterprises to implement business-to-business connections. In the past, enterprises would create a VPN connection to each and ...

  • April 17, 2013 17 Apr'13

    Waiting for the OpenStack “explosion”

    The differences between the last OpenStack Summit in San Diego and the one held this week in Portland are sizable. San Diego saw about 1300 attendees – here, the number has been closer to 3000, an ...

  • April 03, 2013 03 Apr'13

    BMW accelerates private to hybrid cloud

    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 28, 2013 28 Mar'13

    Rackspace woos developers with Exceptional acquisition

    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 ...

  • March 06, 2013 06 Mar'13

    Amazon throws its hat into cost-cutting ring

    Earlier this week, I reported on some tools that help shave considerable sums of money off of companies’ Amazon Web Services bills. No sooner had that report been filed than I came across an Amazon ...

  • March 06, 2013 06 Mar'13

    IBM preps bridge from OpenStack to AWS

    IBM introduced its SmartCloud Orchestrator tool on Monday amid a lot of verbiage about supporting open standards that we’ve all heard before. But if you scratch the surface of the product it put ...

  • February 27, 2013 27 Feb'13

    Rackspace puts Object Rocket in its pocket

    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?

  • February 25, 2013 25 Feb'13

    Bare-metal approach may ease cautious enterprises into cloud

    Enterprises hesitant to move workloads to public clouds because of security and cost may find some relief in SoftLayer's bare-metal approach to cloud.

  • December 12, 2012 12 Dec'12

    HP Cloud Compute undercuts Amazon, too

    It turns out that a headline I wrote for last week about the new HP Cloud Compute service was only half right. The headline calls out that HP has undercut Rackspace with ...