Public cloud

  • 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 ...

  • January 06, 2011 06 Jan'11

    Eucalyptus and Red Hat sitting in a tree

    K-I-S-S-I-N-G Eucalyptus has announced it is in a technical partnership with Red Hat to bundle Deltacloud, Red Hat's cloud platform project with the much more mature Eucalyptus platform. Check out ...

  • December 14, 2010 14 Dec'10

    What happened to SimpleCDN?

    SimpleCDN had a simple premise: people will buy into a cheap, reliable content distribution network (CDN). Turns out it was too cheap, and maybe too cavalier with its choice of customers. As a ...

  • December 13, 2010 13 Dec'10

    CloudSwitch launches v2.0

    Startup, CloudSwitch has released version 2.0 of its software that lets enterprise users connect their private data centers with cloud computing services and crucially, extends their internal ...

  • December 10, 2010 10 Dec'10

    A roundup of the latest Amazon updates: Warp drive, Mr. Sulu

    Despite blowback from refusing to supply services to whistleblower website WikiLeaks, controversy over congestion, uptime and customer service (or lack thereof), it seems that cloud computing giant ...

  • November 09, 2010 09 Nov'10

    Food fight! Rackspace ditched for AWS

    Web company Mixpanel delivered an informative tirade on why they are leaving Rackspace Cloud for Amazon Web Services (AWS) today. The story basically boils down to "AWS is better potting soil for ...

  • November 01, 2010 01 Nov'10

    Abiquo lines up more VC dough, releases v1.7

    On route to the Cloud Computing Expo this week, I ducked into Abiquo's offices in Redwood City to catch up with CEO, Pete Malcolm. By the end of the year he said the cloud management startup will ...

  • November 01, 2010 01 Nov'10

    How Azure actually works, courtesy of Mark Russinovich

    Mark Russinovich -- Microsoft technical fellow, a lead on the Azure platform and a renowned Windows expert -- took pains at PDC '10 (Watch the "Inside Windows Azure" session here) to lay out a ...

  • October 07, 2010 07 Oct'10

    Amazon does not oversubscribe

    Amazon CTO Werner Vogels said on Twitter that AWS does not oversubscribe its services. "If you launch an instance type you get the performance you ask (and pay) for, period. No oversubscription," ...

  • September 29, 2010 29 Sep'10

    I saw AT&T's cloud

    ...and it was dense. I toured an AT&T Internet Data Center (IDC) facility this morning, in dear old Watertown, MA. It's impressive; lots of new, gleaming white PVC and galvanized steel tubing. ...

  • September 17, 2010 17 Sep'10

    Vroom: Cloud on wheels

    The flexibility of cloud computing services appears to be extending to the physical infrastructure itself. Researchers point to new examples of the rapidly maturing “shipping container data center” ...