Public cloud

  • 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” ...

  • September 14, 2010 14 Sep'10

    Verizon/VMware hybrid cloud missing key feature

    Is anyone else amused by Verizon’s puffed up claims to dominance in the cloud computing market? In the wake of the vCloud Director unveiling at VMworld 2010, industry analysts made a huge fuss of ...

  • September 07, 2010 07 Sep'10

    The persistent itch: What does Amazon’s security really do?

    A story we wrote last week about Amazon’s newest disclosures on its security procedures was sparked in part by a earful from one of the sources in it. Seeking reactions to the newly updated ...

  • September 07, 2010 07 Sep'10

    Did Googler jump the gun with cloud calculator?

    Googler Vijay Gill posted a quick and dirty cloud calculator a few weeks ago that has caused some head scratching. The calculator seems to show an eye popping 168% premium on using AWS versus ...

  • August 25, 2010 25 Aug'10

    CA spends close to $1 billion on cloud acquisitions

    CA’s spending spree in the cloud market is far from over according to Adam Elster, SVP and general manager of CA’s services business. The software giant has gobbled up five companies in the last 12 ...

  • July 30, 2010 30 Jul'10

    Eli Lilly - Amazon Web Services story still stands

    This week I wrote a story about Eli Lilly's struggle with Amazon Web Services over legal indemnification issues. Sources told us that Eli Lilly was walking away from contract negotiations with AWS ...