Cloud Computing


Google Nearline Storage Challenges AWS

Google Inc. challenged established cloud services leader Amazon Web Services Inc. with last week's introduction of a beta Nearline Storage service for housing data that needs to be kept by enterprises but is infrequently accessed.

Gartner: CIOs Need To Consider Cloud First

A new survey shows that many executives still prefer only what they know.

Controlling and Managing Universal File Access with ownCloud

Finding the right balance between access and security across firewalls can be tricky.

vSphere 6 Now Available

The latest revision has more than 650 upgrades.

For Hyperconvergence Vendor SimpliVity, a Customer Becomes a Funder

The company gets a new round of cash, raising its value to more than $1 billion.

Eucalyptus AWS Cloud Tool Highlights HP Helion Updates

Improvements to the HP Helion Eucalyptus solution for creating private clouds compatible with Amazon Web Services Inc. (AWS) highlighted recent updates to Hewett Packard's Helion cloud ecosystem tools.

DRaaS: Keeping It Local

Cosentry emphasizes its nearness to the businesses it serves.

Windows Containers and 'Microvisors'

A new Microsoft partner, Sphere 3D, is making containers that have fewer dependencies than Docker.

Docker Buys Software-Defined Networking Startup

SocketPlane, which took off just three months ago, will add six SDN experts to the Docker roll.

Cloud Comparison: AWS Falling Behind in Mind Share

Amazon Web Services Inc. (AWS) comes out on or near the top of most cloud usage surveys, but a recent report indicates growth is slowing down for the perennial cloud services frontrunner.

IBM Continues Its Climb to the Clouds

New hybrid technologies are the latest addition to the Big Blue growing portfolio.

Survey: Private Cloud Adoption Slows

Public clouds, on the other hand, made significant gains in the RightScale poll.

Poll: Microsoft Azure Nearly Ties AWS in Cloud Usage

Public clouds also outpaced private cloud usage in the informal, limited survey.

Red Hat Integrates More Closely With OpenStack

The goal, says Dan, is to make it a "serious enterprise tool" with its deep hooks into the open source, private cloud platform.

New Hyperconvergence Player Promises No Lock-In

Springpath's SDDC solution isn't tied to any specific hardware platform.

Gartner: IDoT Is Necessary for the IoT

The IT researcher adds a new security category to the Internet of Things, called the Identity of Things.

SaaS Is Not a License To Be Lazy

Just because it isn't in your datacenter doesn't mean you're not responsible for it. AppNeta tools can monitor Software-as-a-Service applications, something a company still needs to do.

AWS Leads Enterprise Migration to the Cloud

A steadily expanding list of services is helping enterprises move operations to the cloud, and Amazon Web Services Inc. is at the top of that list, according to a new survey.

Informal Gartner Poll: Most Have Problems With Private Cloud

Of 140 respondents, just 5 percent aren't experiencing cloud issues.

Red Hat Partners with NEC for OpenStack NFV Features

Red Hat Inc. continues to form partnerships to position its OpenStack cloud platform as a leading contender in the new era of software-defined networking and network functions virtualization.

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