Public cloud

  • June 15, 2011 15 Jun'11

    LexisNexis throws hat in big data ring

    Premier data analysis and records search firm LexisNexis has dropped a large rock into the next generation database pond: it’s releasing the core of its own data management and search technology as ...

  • May 18, 2011 18 May'11

    Cloud outage roundup!

    It's been a rough patch for cloud computing in the "perceptions of reliability" department. Gremlins working overtime caused EBS to fail at Amazon, taking down a bunch of social media sites, among ...

  • May 06, 2011 06 May'11

    Did cloud computing help catch Osama bin Laden?

    Now that we've gotten the link bait headline out of the way, let me say first that cloud computing is in no way to be considered anywhere near as important to the death of Osama bin Laden as the ...

  • May 04, 2011 04 May'11

    Why HP wants the whole cloud stack

    HP's clumsy cloud leak this week sheds a little bit more light on the printer giant's cloud computing plans, but the details signal a much bigger trend. The major IT players feel they must own the ...

  • May 03, 2011 03 May'11

    HP exec leaks cloud plans; VMware in, Microsoft out?

    HP will most likely base its cloud Platform as a Service offering on VMware's CloudFoundry, according to plans leaked by an HP exec. Surprisingly, there was no mention of support for Microsoft ...

  • April 22, 2011 22 Apr'11

    Using the IBM Smart Business Cloud -- Enterprise

    So I was very excited when IBM officially launched its general purpose public cloud service. It was a validation of the cloud model for the enterprise; it was a chance to see what one of the ...

  • March 22, 2011 22 Mar'11

    rPath X6 relieves software config management headaches

    Software configuration management is one of those topics that gives me an instant ice cream headache, and I'm not even doing it! Pity the poor admin whose job it is to keep track of all the ...

  • March 21, 2011 21 Mar'11

    Microsoft points to Target for private cloud but gets it embarassingly wrong

    Microsoft Management Summit 2011 has a theme this year. Naturally it is cloud computing. The premise is that advanced systems management tools for Hyper-V and Windows Server will lead all down the ...

  • March 14, 2011 14 Mar'11

    Is HP hiding cloud software in its labs?

    SAN FRANCISCO --– Hewlett-Packard CEO Leo Apotheker outlined his vision for the company today and the message was loud and clear, it’s all about the cloud. But as always at these big events, the ...

  • March 08, 2011 08 Mar'11

    Poor man's VCE? Rackspace Cloud Builders wants to sell you OpenStack

    Has hosting and cloud leader Rackspace found a way into the private cloud fray? A new service offering by Rackspace Cloud Builders will come to you, wherever you may be, and install a bunch of ...

  • March 03, 2011 03 Mar'11

    Verizon and SAP: still two old guys at a rave?

    Verizon is taking another run at selling SAP CRM as a service, this time with SAP's Rapid Deployment Solution (RDS) on real cloud infrastructure. A year ago the two companies were selling the full ...

  • February 24, 2011 24 Feb'11

    Equinix ups the stakes with compliance for co-lo customers

    Data center and Internet Business Exchange (IBX) giant Equinix has taken a bold step up the stack in a way that may show what enterprises are expecting as they look at private cloud...and also ...

  • February 13, 2011 13 Feb'11

    Can a cloud broker upset the cloud market?

    The Enomaly-powered cloud brokerage service SpotCloud has been chugging along for some time, rolling on-demand virtual machine providers into its fold. It's set to go live next week, a clearing ...

  • January 25, 2011 25 Jan'11

    Eli Lilly lands on Bluelock cloud?

    Back in August we reported that pharmaceutical giant, Eli Lilly was looking for additional cloud providers to Amazon, for better support. Lilly has picked Indiana-based hosting and cloud provider, ...

  • January 06, 2011 06 Jan'11

    Asia cloud driven by broadband, poised to grow

    A new report from the 451 Group paints a picture of cloud computing poised to spread but bound by limits of infrastructure. It's still a tiny fraction of the IT market but advanced Asian ...