Cloud Computing

Microsoft Launches Azure Mobile Services and Azure Web Sites

The second-day keynote of Microsoft's Build conference focused on the back end, primarily the Windows Azure cloud platform.

Microsoft Gives Virtual Machines in Windows Azure a Security Boost

Those using Microsoft's Windows Azure cloud service now have access to a new security option that lets them block unauthorized users from accessing virtual machines.

XenServer Updated, Now Open Source Project

Improved performance, higher virtual CPU limits per host are new; so is simplified licensing.

Microsoft, Oracle Mend Fences To Ink Broad Cloud Pact

Microsoft and Oracle put their longtime rivalry on pause this week to announce a potentially far-reaching agreement to support all of Oracle's key software offerings on Microsoft's Windows Server, Hyper-V and Windows Azure services.

The Disaster Recovery Assurance Paradigm Shift

The cloud has shifted the frequency with which we need to test our systems' capabilities to come back from disaster, from months to right now and often.

Network Virtualization Key to IaaS Clouds

Here's why network virtualization is a better fit than traditional networking for IaaS cloud deployments.

ESXi is Hyper-V; Management Isn't

These intensely competitive hypervisors by all appearances are the same. But it's the tools for managing their environments that make all the difference in the world.

Study: Majority of Businesses Looking for Cloud Solutions

A new survey by 451 Research and sponsored by Microsoft indicates that the majority of businesses will turn to the cloud over the next two years.

Citrix's New Partner Program Opens Up Opportunities

This year's Citrix Summit conference, which took place this week in Anaheim, Calif., was an opportunity for the company to spotlight its recently revamped solution advisor partner program.

Unlocking the True Potential of Hybrid Cloud

Automation and orchestration is the key to moving a cloud between its private and public manifestations.

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.

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.

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.

Citrix Closes Mobility Management Gap with XenMobile

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

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.

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