- August 05, 2019
Google Cloud Platform is now offering Cloud SQL for Microsoft SQL Server in alpha, federated queries from BigQuery to Cloud SQL and expansion of Elastic Cloud to Japan and Sydney.
- August 01, 2019
With the acquisition deal done, IBM shared its plans to have Red Hat OpenShift software serve as foundational building blocks that can be used to create applications spanning hybrid and multi-cloud environments via IBM Cloud Paks.
- July 31, 2019
Google wants more enterprise workloads on its cloud, and has launched an Azure VM migration service and other features in pursuit of them.
- July 30, 2019
VMware's deal with Google is the latest among top-tier players supporting each other's cloud. The question now is: How will Microsoft and IBM-Red Hat respond?
- July 24, 2019
AWS is expected to win the DoD's $10 billion JEDI cloud contract. The single-cloud vendor deal has brought criticism and some believe Microsoft will eventually play an important role, too.
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- July 23, 2019
It has been a busy first half of 2019 for the cloud computing market. Here is a rundown of the biggest cloud news stories so far this year with implications for the industry and customers.
- July 19, 2019
An additional Microsoft Azure function can place VMs associated with a multi-tier application inside the same cloud data center to reduce latency.
- July 19, 2019
Microsoft's Azure VMware Solutions service will compete with the VMware Cloud on AWS offering, and reflects a move to the cloud for virtualized workloads.
- July 18, 2019
Cloud governance, both from a security and cost perspective, was crucial for Hearst Corp. as it moved its IT operations to AWS and Microsoft Azure.
- July 16, 2019
PaaS' days as a stand-alone tech may be numbered as the cloud layer gets absorbed by IaaS platforms from AWS and others. See what went wrong for the market that once held such promise.
- July 15, 2019
Linode's GPU instances are built on Nvidia's Quadro RTX 6000 GPU cards, designed to power high-performance applications and use cases for artists, scientists, engineers and more.
- July 12, 2019
The latest version of the Alluxio data orchestration platform includes several new capabilities and features designed with hybrid and multi-cloud environments in mind.
- July 09, 2019
IBM and Red Hat formally signed off on its $34 billion deal as the combined company sets off to make its mark in the hybrid cloud market.
- June 25, 2019
Oracle Dyn cuts sales and marketing jobs as Oracle plans to end some Dyn services in 2020. The layoffs come amid other Oracle downsizing as the vendor moves toward the cloud.
- June 21, 2019
IBM has enhanced its blockchain platform such that it will run on other cloud platforms beyond the IBM Cloud, including the AWS and Microsoft Azure clouds.
- June 20, 2019
Oracle probably won't get out of the public IaaS market entirely, but it seems clear that specialization is its goal, not head-to-head challenges to AWS, Microsoft and Google.
- June 19, 2019
HPE's newest offerings improve its chances in the hybrid cloud market, but may draw fire from its cloud partners, AWS and Microsoft.
- June 19, 2019
Microsoft's Azure Bastion managed service provides a means for companies to remotely access their VMs without touching the public internet.
- June 18, 2019
HPE's latest products support hybrid cloud strategies by allowing users to tie composable and hyper-converged infrastructure technologies more tightly together.
- June 14, 2019
Microsoft AI Builder empowers nonprogrammers to incorporate AI as they build applications using low-code/no-code platforms.
- June 07, 2019
Salesforce contributed its low-code web development framework to the open source community to bring more developers with new ideas into its fold.
- June 05, 2019
Once bitter arch rivals, Oracle and Microsoft have formed an alliance around cloud interoperability, which is good for customers and both vendors.
- June 05, 2019
Google Cloud has expanded its committed use discount plan to include GPU, TPU and local SSD resources to spark more AI and machine learning workloads.
- June 04, 2019
The beginning of the year was filled with new and improved cloud product offerings as providers vie for the top spot. Have you stayed up to date?
- May 31, 2019
Salesforce has launched a new project aimed at bringing citizen developers into the world of blockchain.
- May 30, 2019
Microsoft's Azure Cost Management tool now integrates with AWS to track spending across both cloud platforms, a nod to customers' increased shift toward multi-cloud strategies.
- May 23, 2019
Couchbase adds support for Kubernetes container-based deployments of its popular NoSQL database across multiple clouds, such as AWS, Microsoft Azure and Google.
- May 22, 2019
Google and Informatica have expanded their partnership and product integrations as enterprise customers seek to move large data sets into the cloud for processing and analytics.
- May 17, 2019
Microsoft views developers as key to not only maintaining its customer base, but expanding it through interaction with open source communities.
- May 16, 2019
Apptio looks to strengthen its cloud cost optimization services with the addition of Cloudability, as the industry continues to coalesce around hybrid and multi-cloud management.
- May 15, 2019
VMware has inked a deal to buy Bitnami, maker of a catalog that vets and packages up popular software, such as MySQL, for quick, secure multi-cloud deployments.
- May 10, 2019
Microsoft's plans to make Azure more reliable include Project Tardigrade, which keeps running VMs alive even when their host platforms go down due to hardware problems.
- May 08, 2019
Here's a look at three of the Azure-related projects developers got a glimpse of at Build, including a new open source project.
- May 07, 2019
A raft of expansions across Microsoft's Azure cloud database tier adds capabilities that target high-end workloads and shops that prefer open source options.
- May 06, 2019
Microsoft Build's agenda shows the company wants every developer under its big tent, yet has a strong focus on open source and big data analytics.
- April 30, 2019
Rivals Microsoft and VMware joined forces this week, signing a deal to allow VMware to run natively on Azure, further complicating the coopetition among the top cloud vendors.
- April 19, 2019
Google Anthos is the company's multi-cloud management play, but customers and prospects should mull the full picture when it comes to cost.
- April 15, 2019
It wasn't easy for Kroger to migrate its customer-facing search engine to Google Cloud, but it happened fast, thanks to proper planning and the right mix of talent.
- April 12, 2019
Google Cloud Code's plugins for IntelliJ and Visual Studio Code aim to make Google Cloud Platform more attractive for developers that build cloud-native apps.
- April 11, 2019
Google's decision to add SQL Server to its Cloud SQL family of managed database services is an appeal to Google Cloud Platform customers with ample Windows workloads.
- April 10, 2019
Google's Cloud Services Platform, now called Anthos, aims to make waves for hybrid and on-premises cloud management, but customers should be aware the GA tag has its limitations.
- April 09, 2019
Google has partnered with seven prominent open source software providers, including MongoDB and Redis, to tap customer demand for managed OSS services in the cloud.
- April 04, 2019
Google Cloud's latest set of instances, optimized for compute- and memory-intensive workloads, underscore customer demand for more powerful cloud infrastructure choices.
- April 01, 2019
BMC has reappointed company veteran Bob Beauchamp as CEO as it forges ahead with a strategic shift into multi-cloud management tools and away from its ITSM roots.
- March 29, 2019
Google Cloud wants to tap Teradata and Netezza's installed base with a new migration service for BigQuery. It may appeal most to new or smaller deployments.
- March 27, 2019
Microsoft's Anomaly Detector service for Azure applies AI to customers' time-series data sets to find deviations or patterns that suggest problems. But humans still have the final say.
- March 25, 2019
Oracle plans further investments in Oracle Cloud Infrastructure, but to do so it has cut jobs and made plans to hire fresh talent to support its cloud business.
- March 22, 2019
Google Cloud is now tied into VMware vRealize through a plug-in that enables users to manage on-premises VMware workloads alongside cloud services such as Google Kubernetes Engine and Cloud SQL from Google Cloud.
- March 20, 2019
Turbonomic's latest update focuses on not just ensuring cloud application performance but keeping the cost of cloud management in check.
- March 19, 2019
Wider availability of VMware Cloud on AWS to 13 worldwide regions, along with VMware's adjusted software release cadence, reflects the realities of the cloud and hybrid cloud world.
- March 15, 2019
Several Google Cloud services suffered some recent hiccups, but analysts gave the service provider high marks for quick resolution and transparency.
- March 06, 2019
Google Cloud Storage's expanded annual budget framework may give customers more cost savings and control, but they should consider other factors such as vendor lock-in.
- March 01, 2019
Azure Sentinel, Microsoft's take on a security information and event management platform, relies on AI for threat detection and competes with the likes of Splunk.
- February 28, 2019
TaylorMade Golf's move to Oracle's cloud data warehouse has produced major performance improvements, but other important Oracle workloads will remain on premises for now.
- February 27, 2019
Enterprises can use a variety of software tools to control cloud spending, but they would further benefit from an operational model that aligns IT more closely with finance teams.
- February 20, 2019
Google Cloud will acquire Israeli startup Alooma in a bid to add to its data migration portfolio. The move follows last year's acquisition of cloud migration vendor Velostrata.
- February 20, 2019
Google has pushed its Cloud Services Platform for hybrid computing into beta. The software is based on Google Kubernetes Engine and is geared toward application modernization.
- February 19, 2019
IBM's extension of its Watson AI services beyond the IBM Cloud to users on other cloud platforms impressed IBM Think attendees, but is it ready for enterprise use? Meanwhile, IBM's hybrid cloud and ...
- February 12, 2019
IBM doubles down on its hybrid cloud strategy with tools to help customers funnel data through their chosen cloud platform and apply IBM's AI to it all.
- February 08, 2019
Google Cloud Platform's Asylo open source project could one day boost confidential computing efforts, but for now it mainly serves to boost Google's security bona fides.
- February 06, 2019
Google Cloud Platform has scored one against rival AWS with The Telegraph's plan to switch providers to prep the British newspaper for continued success in digital publishing.
- January 31, 2019
Google's NoSQL document database, Cloud Firestore, is now generally available to offer better scale and reliability for mobile and IoT apps and keep pace with AWS and Azure services.
- January 30, 2019
Cisco hopes additions and changes to its CloudCenter software will appeal to companies that want to work with multiple clouds.
- January 25, 2019
Microsoft's acquisition of Citus Data adds a distributed architecture for PostgreSQL on Azure and expands the cloud platform's array of open source software.
- January 24, 2019
Google has expanded its cloud certification program to include tests for developers, security, networking and G Suite.
- January 18, 2019
Salesforce targets line-of-business experts and citizen developers with the Lightning Platform Mobile development system to build enterprise mobile apps.
- December 26, 2018
From product releases to acquisitions, there was no shortage of cloud technology news in 2018. Take a look back at some of the biggest headlines of the year.
- December 20, 2018
Google Cloud Platform's Access Approval feature lets customers use more of the data access controls they have in their on-premises infrastructure.
- December 19, 2018
Microsoft's retirement of Azure Scheduler next year will mean more manual labor for users of the job scheduler. But the extra sweat will come with some benefits.
- December 17, 2018
GitLab has added multi-cloud serverless computing capabilities to its CI/CD tool set through a partnership with TriggerMesh.
- December 12, 2018
Microsoft's new monitoring tools for AKS and its decision to sunset Azure Container Service trumpet the rise of Kubernetes as the de facto choice for container orchestration.
- December 12, 2018
Microsoft looks to keep up in the AI race with a machine learning service that competes with offerings from AWS and Google, among others.
- December 12, 2018
Serverless might rule in the public cloud, but the new Pivotal Function Service targets enterprises that also have private clouds in their mix.
- December 10, 2018
Microsoft hopes a series of features, deployment options and price changes can convince more customers to migrate their database workloads to Azure and not to rival clouds.
- November 12, 2018
Why does private equity firm Vista Equity Partners want to pay nearly $2 billion for IT spend analytics vendor Apptio? Here's a clue: It's the rise of hybrid cloud.
- November 08, 2018
Google's Cloud Scheduler managed service assists with job execution and management for cloud workloads, and it evens another score with AWS and Azure.
- November 06, 2018
A managed cloud service for high availability and additional product integrations for microservices and Watson are the latest fruits of a partnership between IBM and VMware.
- November 02, 2018
The Managed CockroachDB distributed database cloud service targets megascale workloads but faces stiff competition from public cloud players Microsoft, AWS and Google.
- October 31, 2018
Some Red Hat users are taking news of the $34 billion sale to IBM in stride, and say it's important to wait and see.
- October 29, 2018
IBM said Red Hat will remain independent after its $34 billion deal goes through, and there are reasons for customers to believe that.
- October 29, 2018
IBM and Red Hat plan to build a raft of complementary open source products to capture a huge hunk of the hybrid cloud market, but not offend their respective partners.
- October 23, 2018
Organizations that run applications in a multi-cloud environment could benefit from IBM's Kubernetes-based management platform that supports on-premises and other cloud platforms.
- September 24, 2018
Google Cloud CTO Brian Stevens envisions an IT landscape where enterprises can more easily develop and manage apps that span on premises and the cloud. Hint: Kubernetes plays a big role.
- September 24, 2018
Microsoft's showcase of Azure-based offerings asserts the cloud at the heart of the company's future, and further cements its position against cloud archrival AWS.
- September 13, 2018
Microsoft shed more light on last week's major Azure outage that generally confirm what everyone already knew - a storm near the Azure South Central US region knocked cooling systems offline and ...
- September 07, 2018
One difference in Microsoft's cloud infrastructure design may have contributed to the extended outage this week in an Azure region that hit a large number of customers.
- August 31, 2018
VMware expanded its footprint in cloud management when it acquired CloudHealth Technologies. CloudHealth CTO Joe Kinsella observed the market changes that call for a complex management portfolio.
- August 28, 2018
VMware wants to simplify management of complex multi-cloud environments -- this time through the acquisition of third-party SaaS provider CloudHealth.
- July 27, 2018
The much ballyhooed Google hybrid cloud architecture earned plaudits for its unique approach, but what didn't get much attention was who will sell and manage it on-premises. Spoiler alert: it's not ...
- July 26, 2018
Google continues to make strides to catch AWS and Microsoft Azure, with upgrades around edge computing and security. But it won't unseat either competitor anytime soon.
- July 25, 2018
Google has focused its hybrid strategy around containers and microservices, as Cloud Services Platform extends some of the public cloud provider's software to users' data centers.
- July 17, 2018
Microsoft Azure and Google Cloud both added cloud application development tools that improve and simplify the process of creating apps that run on the respective platforms.
- July 17, 2018
Walmart's cloud deployment strategy takes a big turn to Microsoft Azure, but it won't leave OpenStack completely in the dust. A five-year deal to make Microsoft Azure the preferred cloud provider ...
- July 16, 2018
Azure Virtual WAN is Microsoft's bid to play in the emerging SD-WAN space, as it seeks to solve users' networking problems while it adds new customers.
- July 09, 2018
The Google Cloud ecosystem continues to expand, as Google improves its relationships with third-party vendors and tries to translate its technology to traditional IT shops.
- June 28, 2018
VMware Kubernetes Engine is the latest service from vendors that want to jump into the container business, and it's another signal of VMware's changing take on cloud.
- June 26, 2018
Google Cloud Filestore may be the last piece of the puzzle for the vendor's storage services, but like its competitors' file offerings, it's far from a finished product.
- June 21, 2018
Cloud vendors want companies to use their platforms for the full scope of their IoT deployments, but that might not be their best choice. As edge computing emerges as part of IoT deployments, users ...
- June 20, 2018
Aiming to help developers build and scale applications for multi-cloud environments, Seattle-based startup Pulumi has delivered a cloud development platform.
- June 20, 2018
IoT sensors can produce seemingly endless streams of data, so users must beware how much to send back to the cloud to avoid jaw-dropping monthly bills.