Public cloud

  • November 14, 2011 14 Nov'11

    Skytap eyes alternatives to Savvis

    Cloud test and dev service provider, Skytap plans to expand to other colo facilities beyond its Savvis data center in Tukwila, Washington, next year, according to Brett Goodwin, VP of marketing and ...

  • November 10, 2011 10 Nov'11

    Cloud-connected cars turn my stomach

    I got a glimpse of the future of driving this week and it made me feel a bit queasy. I sat in the new Tesla Motors electric car at the GigaOm Roadmap conference in San Francisco and it's a ...

  • November 08, 2011 08 Nov'11

    OpSource, Rackspace upset cloud software market

    Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) providers, OpSource and Rackspace, threw their hats into the cloud software ring this week, disrupting the traditional enterprise software market and other ...

  • October 31, 2011 31 Oct'11

    DuraCloud launches preservation service

    Universities, cultural heritage organizations and libraries around the world – there’s a cloud service for you now too. It’s an open source offering developed by not-for-profit organization, ...

  • October 24, 2011 24 Oct'11

    Why cloud marketplaces are taking off

    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 ...

  • October 11, 2011 11 Oct'11

    OpenStack: teenager or toddler?

    The OpenStack project’s release of Diablo a few weeks ago invited comparisons to adolescence, but after attending the OpenStack Conference in Boston last week, that analogy strikes me as premature. ...

  • October 11, 2011 11 Oct'11

    IBM snaps up Platform Computing for private cloud

    IBM has acquired Platform Computing, a score for the commodity private cloud champions over those pushing expensive, proprietary cloud in a box systems. Historically a strong player in the high ...

  • October 10, 2011 10 Oct'11

    IBM beefs up SmartCloud

    This week IBM plans to give the world a sneak peak at its latest public and private IBM SmartCloud services and software. It's porting SAP, ERP and all database applications to it. And claims new ...

  • October 05, 2011 05 Oct'11

    Cloud customer council shares advice from the trenches

    The Cloud Standards Customer Council has posted a document called the Practical Guide to Cloud Computing, which offers IT pros basic advice on how to get started in the cloud. The council includes ...

  • October 03, 2011 03 Oct'11

    HP hires some cloud cred

    HP has hired John Purrier, one of the original project leads for OpenStack from Rackspace, to run its HP Cloud Services unit. [Ed note: Is he nuts!?] Purrier is due to give a keynote at the ...

  • September 26, 2011 26 Sep'11

    Ex-Fed CIO Vivek Kundra’s Cloud First policy trashed

    Former federal CIO Vivek Kundra has been slammed by IT pros working for the government for his "Cloud First" policy, according to a survey by MeriTalk, an online IT community for U.S. government ...

  • September 21, 2011 21 Sep'11

    Autodesk launches design cloud on Amazon

    One of the biggest challenges in computer-based design is the amount of processing power it takes to simulate how designs will perform in the real world. Autodesk Inc., makers of the popular design ...

  • August 25, 2011 25 Aug'11

    Will Verizon-CloudSwitch still support AWS?

    Verizon’s acquisition of cloud computing software company, CloudSwitch, is a smart move by the telecom giant as enterprises look for hybrid cloud offerings, but will it continue the startup’s ...

  • July 18, 2011 18 Jul'11

    Is VMware's new vRAM licensing private cloud poison?

    It's now clear that VMware did the math on their customers and the new vRAM+socket licensing scheme. But did they unintentionally screw themselves on a booming trend among their own customers? ...

  • July 12, 2011 12 Jul'11

    VMware pricing changes add cost to cloud

    VMware's controversial licensing and pricing changes in vSphere 5, leaked today are positively uncloud-like when it comes to cost, casting a shadow over the new features and functions in the ...