Cloud Computing

Rackspace's New Offerings Allow Windows Apps To Run in OpenStack

Rackspace announced a new initiative to make it more attractive to have Windows apps run in its OpenStack environment.

SUSE Cloud Integrates with Hyper-V

The collaborative work makes it easier for organizations that use Hyper-V for their private cloud environments to also work with SUSE Cloud.

Microsoft Gives Windows Azure IaaS Boost To Compete with Amazon

Microsoft on Tuesday announced the general availability of new Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) offerings on Windows Azure, positioning itself as a competitor against IaaS provider Amazon Web Services.

Linux Foundation Takes On Xen

The open-source Xen hypervisor is now being managed by The Linux Foundation.

A Role for Role-Based Monitoring in the Virtualization, Cloud Space

Security monitoring must adapt to remain effective in the cloud and virtualization arena. That's where role-based monitoring comes in.

Windows Azure Active Directory Now Open for Business

Windows Azure Active Directory (WAAD), Microsoft's cloud-based identity management solution, is now out of the preview stage and available for use as a commercial service for use by organizations.

Microsoft Releases 'Paid Preview' of Windows Azure Backup Service

A "public paid preview" of Microsoft's Windows Azure Backup service is now available, Microsoft announced Monday at its Microsoft Management Summit in Las Vegas.

Citrix Releases CloudPortal Business Manager 2.0

Version 2.0 CloudPortal Business Manager, Citrix's cloud services delivery platform, was released last week.

Citrix Delivers Self-Service Cloud Management

A new release of CloudPortal Business Manager provides a platform for Anything as a Service.

Converged Infrastructure, or 'Where Did All the Silos Go?'

Quite a few companies are mashing up server, storage, networking and even the hypervisor into turnkey solutions that can scale up or down as data center needs dictate.

VMware's Software-Defined Datacenter Taking Shape

VMware integrated Nicira technology into new VMware NSX family of network virtualization services; company also creating hybrid cloud services unit.

How To Deliver IT as a Service via System Center 2012 Service Templates

Microsoft System Center 2012 can be used to provide IT as a service, especially in the deployment of application services. Here's how to set up service templates that can help you do it with consistency and repetitive predictability.

How To Protect Your VMs with vSphere Replication

vSphere Replication is all too easy, as long as you take it one step at a time.

VMware Partner Exchange: New Cloud Credits, Partner Competencies Revamped

New partner incentives revolve around selling public and hybrid cloud services; also, partner competencies revamped to account for role-based learning and individual competency achievements.

VCE Adds Vblocks for Midsized, Remote Deployments

New Vblock versions sized for midsized and remote office deployments; specialized version for SAP HANA in-memory database also available.

Citrix Closes Mobility Management Gap with XenMobile

Citrix melds mobile application management technology from recent ZenPrise acquisition into new offering.

Is Virtualization Stalled On Performance?

Virtualization and cloud architectures are driving great efficiency and agility gains across wide swaths of the data center, but they can also make it harder to deliver consistent performance to critical applications. Let's look at some solutions.

VMware Debuts Horizon WorkSpace, Updates to Horizon Suite

VMware announced updates to its Horizon Suite, including a mobile component that provides for enterprise-grade device management.

Free Training: Microsoft Virtualization for VMware Users

Microsoft training module available for free for a limited time; provides look into/comparison of Microsoft virtualization solutions for those already familiar with VMware's solutions.

Azure Storage Gains on Amazon S3 (Report)

A report by enterprise cloud storage provider Nasuni shows Microsoft's cloud storage competes and sometimes bests the competition in performance and other criteria.

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