- January 16, 2015
IBM SoftLayer shops praise the Bluemix platform and Watson API, but can Big Blue win the hearts and minds of developers elsewhere?
- January 16, 2015
IBM's SoftLayer IaaS offers low-cost networking and free support, tempting some customers away from AWS.
- January 13, 2015
Perhaps too late for some, updates made during the Verizon cloud outage will allow it to perform future maintenance without shutting down service.
- January 13, 2015
Microsoft continues to build its Azure cloud platform with new features around security, massive VMs and Docker support.
- January 09, 2015
Verizon Cloud will be down for up to 48 hours this weekend. But with a relatively small customer base, the biggest impact could be on future customers.
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- January 05, 2015
As the IT world looks ahead to 2015, which new technologies will take off? Our cloud experts predict the top cloud technology in the New Year.
- December 24, 2014
Cloud outages happen -- but for major providers such as AWS, it isn't often. See how Azure, Google, Rackspace and other IaaS vendors fared in 2014.
- December 05, 2014
Cloud migrations are never easy or cheap, but the best results come when applications are re-architected to take advantage of what the cloud can offer.
- December 03, 2014
Comparing cloud storage options can be daunting, especially AWS vs. Google vs. Azure. Focus on cloud storage services and features -- not just prices.
- November 03, 2014
Joyent is all-in on Docker and plans to marry the technology with its container-based infrastructure to get a leg up with cloud developers.
- October 06, 2014
Denodo Express, a free data virtualization tool with a graphical user interface-based studio, is the latest product offered by Denodo Technologies, Inc. Denodo Express connects with and integrates ...
- July 11, 2014
Red Hat, Microsoft, IBM, others are backing an open-source effort led by Google to develop a containerization management tool for startup Docker.
- July 08, 2014
Dell's upcoming cloud broker service is its latest in a string of cloud strategies. Will this one be the winner?
- June 27, 2014
Red Hat looks to productize an open source platform. This time it turns to OpenStack, but the jury is still out on how it will fare in the cloud.
- April 15, 2014
Disaster Recovery as a Service offerings from VMware and IBM vie for enterprise attention. Can VMware make up lost ground to IBM's VSR?
- March 28, 2014
IBM makes the Watson supercomputer available to developers and brings the cognitive cloud to Internet applications.
- March 18, 2014
Building a cloud without considering the future can be costly. Hybrid clouds or moving off a provider are ways to stem financial bleeding.
- February 27, 2014
A new Cloud Foundry foundation provokes debate about the fate of OpenStack-based PaaS efforts.
- February 18, 2014
SoftLayer holds the key to IBM's enterprise hardware and software success -- as long as its competitive strategies work against AWS, Google and Azure.
- February 07, 2014
The vCHS public cloud appeals to VMware's existing virtualization users, but it may struggle to attract new customers and succeed beyond IaaS.
- February 06, 2014
VMware is king of server virtualization, but it may struggle to reign in the public cloud, where AWS and other cloud services have a stronghold.
- January 16, 2014
Robert Half International takes the plunge with Carmelo Systems, a new company offering a way to create many virtual private clouds within AWS.
- January 07, 2014
Oracle shops may get a break on licensing costs, as well as an alternative to Amazon's Oracle RDS, with Verizon's forthcoming DBaaS, sources say.
- January 03, 2014
In TechTarget's 2013 IT Salary & Careers Survey, application designers/developers reported above-average pay but smaller bonuses than IT pros overall.
- December 17, 2013
Cloud computing performance is in high demand among customers of Amazon Web Services, which has sold out of new C3 instances.
- December 12, 2013
With a breadth of new cloud service partnerships, Dell continues to lay the foundation to become a cloud provider for enterprises.
- December 12, 2013
In this Q&A, Todd DeCapua of Shunra Software Ltd. discusses considerations for minimizing risk and maximizing benefits in a migration to cloud.
- December 06, 2013
The Platform as a Service market could heat up next year, but what is PaaS, exactly? And will it eventually be subsumed under other cloud categories?
- November 27, 2013
In this report from WSO2Con 2013, George Lawton discusses the ASF's planned release of its new multi-cloud PaaS offering, Apache Stratos 4.0.
- November 14, 2013
Pivotal's latest offering includes private PaaS for enterprises. Sounds great in theory, but will it work across multiple platforms?
- November 13, 2013
LAS VEGAS -- Advertisements are popping up along the Las Vegas strip this week that challenge Amazon Web Services' position in the cloud market -- and the perpetrator is competitor IBM. As an ...
- November 12, 2013
For enterprises trying to decide between a public or private cloud, the best choice may be a little bit of both.
- November 01, 2013
The writing was on the wall before IBM shut down its SmartCloud Enterprise service in favor of SoftLayer.
- October 30, 2013
Cloud portability and automated app development edge closer to practical reality with a new spin on application containers called Docker.
- October 17, 2013
In the age of cloud computing, why did the Healthcare.gov site collapse under its traffic load? IT pros say cloud could have prevented that.
- October 07, 2013
Is public cloud adoption in the enterprise on the upswing? Depends who you ask. Verizon and Citrix think it needs a little assistance.
- August 29, 2013
VMware will fold IP from its vCloud Director into vCloud Automation Center and vCenter, and it will discontinue vCloud Director for enterprise use.
- August 27, 2013
In this Q&A, author Thomas Erl explains why -- and how -- companies should get smarter about portability, security and other cloud migration risks.
- August 22, 2013
From networking to security, large-scale Amazon Web Services shops say there's still room for the cloud giant to improve its services.
- August 13, 2013
Think cloud computing is just a matter of spinning up resources? You could be in for sticker shock. Watch out for these cloud computing costs.
- August 13, 2013
Cloud providers are sniping at each other over differences in IaaS prices, but IT pros say other factors are more important in choosing a cloud.
- August 09, 2013
Bare-metal servers and cloud computing may seem like a contradiction in terms, but some organizations find their combination ideal.
- August 07, 2013
Not every application should be moved to a public cloud service, but these five workloads can easily move to the cloud.
- August 06, 2013
A recent NASA audit report found shadow IT issues plague the agency's cloud computing deployments -- and it's not only NASA's problem.
- July 26, 2013
IBM will collaborate with Pivotal to develop Cloud Foundry's open source PaaS to allow enterprises to freely choose the platform they want.
- July 24, 2013
OpenStack Foundation COO and co-founder Mark Collier discusses the OpenStack roadmap, AWS and why API compatibility among clouds is not enough.
- June 18, 2013
PaaS made headlines last week, but it's still difficult to gauge the true level of interest in Platform as a Service in the enterprise world.
- June 12, 2013
New HP cloud products include an OpenStack-based Cloud OS and a number of platforms designed for rookie cloud users.
- June 04, 2013
SoftLayer customers may have to make a choice down the road as IBM looks to pump its OpenStack R&D into SoftLayer's CloudStack-based infrastructure.
- May 21, 2013
Dell will discontinue its OpenStack and VMware vCloud-based public cloud offerings as VMware delivers its vCloud IaaS.
- May 06, 2013
Has Dell gotten its cloud house in order with its latest cloud management platform buy or further muddied the waters? It all depends on integration.
- April 26, 2013
Chef and other configuration automation tools go hand-in-hand with cloud management for some shops, though integration can be tricky.
- April 17, 2013
OpenStack users including Bloomberg, Samsung, Best Buy, and others discuss pain points and benefits of their deployments using the open source cloud.
- April 16, 2013
Cloud computing templates can make cloud server builds easier and give IT admins some cloud control.
- April 11, 2013
An enterprise cloud computing strategy should be based on what cloud service providers can realistically provide, and on what they cannot.
- April 11, 2013
Learn how best to build a hybrid cloud environment while combining Agile and DevOps.
- April 03, 2013
Even established companies like BMW have cloud questions. But, with the help of the OCDA, BMW revs up on the path to hybrid cloud.
- March 29, 2013
Although IT cedes some control by using public cloud, cloud data security ultimately falls on the organization -- not the vendor.
- March 27, 2013
App integration remains a pain point for software development. Learn why cloud app integration remains promising.
- March 15, 2013
Cloud migration tools are on the market that can address private cloud to public cloud migration issues, but users often choose to go it alone.
- March 07, 2013
VMware is preparing to launch its own vCloud public cloud service, which some industry watchers consider a Hail Mary pass to compete with AWS.
- February 15, 2013
If cloud security has worried you, the Payment Card Industry Security Standards Council report with PCI DSS cloud guidance might add to the confusion.
- January 03, 2013
AWS outages made headlines in 2012, but Amazon's cloud availability appears higher than that of enterprise data centers.
- December 20, 2012
With increased cloud adoption in 2012, the cloud news scene was hot. Stories about new roles in enterprise IT, vendor plans and BYOD topped our list.
- December 13, 2012
Data security remains a top roadblock to public cloud adoption. Quell fears by understanding the risks and objectives in a potential cloud project.
- December 06, 2012
HP made its first public cloud service generally available this week, with prices and an SLA that may intrigue Amazon and Rackspace IaaS users.
- November 19, 2012
Cloud computing will saddle up big data's elusive 'pink unicorns' for enterprises and SMBs alike, predicted Medio executives.
- August 15, 2012
Netflix releases the first of an 'army' of test tools meant to proactively break your cloud before an outage does.
- August 02, 2012
As enterprise IT adopts cloud, traditional IT pros struggle to remain relevant, often molding their roles to adapt to the changing environment.
- July 25, 2012
Four members of the ActiveState team join SearchCloudApplications.com's Adam Riglian to discuss issues in platform as a service and ActiveState's Stackato PaaS.
- June 22, 2012
A new report on cloud resiliency calculates average system availability at "three nines," which could cost cloud providers in more ways than one.
- June 07, 2012
The new version of cloud integration software offers Hadoop connectors, increased security and new regression testing capabilities.
- June 04, 2012
PaaS vendors have flooded the market with information -- some good, some bad. Enterprise IT managers would be prudent to know what questions to ask of any potential suitors.
- May 10, 2012
PaaS is a quick fix for companies looking to deploy new apps, but established firms with legacy apps may consider it a dirty word.
- March 06, 2012
OAuth, a standard that allows for communication between applications, has sped application development and contributed to the application explosion of the past few years.
- December 21, 2011
Worried about email security, the Los Angeles city government kills plans to move the LAPD to Gmail.
- December 20, 2011
Cloud computing vendors have heard their share of cheers and jeers in 2011. Our team reports on the top cloud newsmakers of the year.
- October 20, 2011
While many IT departments may try to put a stop to Dropbox because of its cloud storage roots, it still provides useful file-transfer services.
- October 14, 2011
IT managers may not think of Dell as a cloud provider, but this could change with the company's deepened relationship with VMware.
- September 14, 2011
Storage, video, sensors and big data are areas where Intel hopes it can make its mark in cloud computing.
- July 15, 2011
vCloud Director 1.5 is a baby step toward the private cloud utopia for VMware customers. Here's what you need to know and how users are reacting to the new product.
- July 15, 2011
There's a lot of speculation in the cloud market about why Citrix purchased Cloud.com this week, including talk of Citrix trying to edge out VMware.
- July 08, 2011
VMware's quest to partner with service providers for Amazon-style clouds seems to be coming apart due to a lack of serious interest and gratification for providers.
- June 28, 2011
Office 365 is live. Read the fluff here, or watch videos all day of Microsoft SMB customers. But what exactly is Office 365? Let us hove to established tradition for "WTF is this thing" stories and ...
- June 27, 2011
Can HP really compete in the cloud market? Find out if it has the chops in this breakdown of the company’s private cloud product.
- June 02, 2011
Apple launches iCloud, a highly anticipated new service that has nothing to do with its namesake, and joins the march of major IT vendors and telcos into whatever they're calling "cloud."
- May 25, 2011
Microsoft licensing will try and catch up to cloud computing; buy Software Assurance and get "license mobility" for your volume licenses.
- April 28, 2011
Dell this week released an update to its newly acquired Boomi SaaS integration suite, but at least two companies say you won't catch them using the product anymore.
- April 27, 2011
Was Amazon's recent cloud outage a fatal mismatch of expectations, a poor use of the technology or an epic failure of customer support? Try a little of all three...
- April 06, 2011
Big Blue takes aim at Amazon Web Services with the Smart Business Cloud - Enterprise, a true general purpose Infrastructure as a Service. And it's priced to compete.
- April 01, 2011
The chief at cloud hoster Savvis says cloud computing marketplaces won't fly in big IT shops. Not everyone, however, agrees; the answer is naturally more nuanced.
- March 23, 2011
IT managers are more comfortable with the private cloud options that Microsoft presented at its annual management confab this week than the public cloud options presented last year.
- March 02, 2011
A beta program from IBM's Tivoli division may upend the private cloud fight. With Tivoli for VMware, IT shops get an intriguing option for enterprise cloud management.
- February 25, 2011
The co-founder of Sun Microsystems reminds everyone that before Amazon Web Services, there was Sun Cloud Compute.
- February 01, 2011
HP prepared a lineup of products aimed at cloud computing, but IT managers can’t stifle their yawns. Who needs an HP cloud, anyway?
- January 27, 2011
Verizon will cement a partnership that began last September by purchasing cloud provider Terremark for $1.4 billion.
- January 17, 2011
IBM seems like a natural to lead in the cloud computing market, but instead the industry pioneer struggles to redefine itself in a fast-changing services world.
- December 10, 2010
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 ...
- December 08, 2010
Salesforce.com acquires Ruby on Rails platform Heroku for $212 million, increasing its stake in the cloud development game and raising questions about the future of VMforce.
- November 01, 2010
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 ...