Cloud Computing


Mirantis OpenStack Adds Juniper Contrail SDN

Mirantis integrated its OpenStack distribution with Juniper Network's Contrail software-defined networking offering.

Study Says Best Cloud for Software Development is AWS

Amazon Web Services was recently named as the top public cloud platform for software development in a study from Forrester Research.

Cloud Should Be Primary Option for CIOs, Study Says

Many enterprise CIOs are mistakenly hesitant to consider cloud computing as a primary option for new IT projects, according to new data from research firm Gartner Inc.

HP Updates Helion Enterprise Cloud Tools

Hewlett Packard updated its Helion cloud tools consisting of hardware, software and services that enterprises can host in private, public and hybrid clouds.

Microsoft Partners with Sphere 3D for Windows Containers

Microsoft has partnered with Sphere 3D to deliver Windows containers as part of its effort to simplify migration of Windows applications to cloud infrastructures without dependencies on hardware or software platforms.

AWS Losing 'Mind Share' Battle, Cloud Comparison Study Says

Compare the Cloud released new rankings indicating Amazon Web Services, though a perennial cloud services frontrunner, is experiencing slower growth and is losing the "mind share" battle with competitors such as IBM and Microsoft.

IBM Reaches for Enterprise Cloud Market Share

Usually known for other things, IBM now wants to be known for something else: cloud computing.



Oracle Bolsters SDN Effort with Ethernet Switches, Network Services

Oracle Corp. introduced new low-cost 10Gb/40Gb Ethernet switches to bolster its software-defined networking (SDN) offerings at the Mobile World Congress 2015 in Barcelona.

Survey Indicates Private Cloud Adoption Is Slowing Down

A new survey suggests private cloud adoption among enterprises may have plateaued, while public cloud usage is on the increase.

Informal Survey: Azure Use Almost Equals AWS

An informal survey on a virtualization-specific Web site, visited mainly by IT pros and execs who are familiar with cloud platforms, showed that audience is using Microsoft Azure almost as much as perennial cloud frontrunner Amazon Web Services (AWS).

AWS Is Top Choice for Enterprises Moving to the Cloud

Skyhigh Networks released a survey showing that Amazon Web Services leads the growing list of services designed to help enterprises move their operations to the cloud.

AWS Offers Enterprise E-mail Challenge

Amazon Web Services Inc. (AWS)challenged traditional enterprise e-mail providers such as Microsoft and Google by announcing a preview of Amazon WorkMail.

Altiscale Leads Data-as-a-Service Movement

Altiscale Inc. recently secured $30 million in Series B startup funding, highlighting the burgeoning movement of offering Hadoop analytics as a service and, on a deeper scale, the maturation of the entire Big Data analytics industry.

Dell Teams with Midokura on Software-Defined Networking Overlay for OpenStack

Dell Inc. is partnering with Midokura to integrate that company's MidoNet software-defined networking (SDN) technology with Dell infrastructure, specifically offering it as an option for overlays on the OpenStack cloud computing platform.

Intel Launches Platform for Internet of Things Analytics

The new Intel Internet of Things (IoT) Platform introduced by the world's largest processor manufacturer seeks to provide "an end-to-end reference model and family of products" that combines with third-party solutions to help securely and easily connect devices to deliver trusted data to the cloud for analytics initiatives.

'Aurora' Database Engine Unveiled by Amazon

AWS is touting Aurora as its response to the traditional relational database model, which it described as expensive, proprietary and difficult to license.

IBM Data Services Coming to the Cloud

IBM this week announced its Watson Analytics service and other data-driven offerings would soon be available on its Cloud marketplace.

Hadoop Cloud Service Lets Companies Test Big Data Waters

Teradata also announces technology and sales partnership with enterprise Hadoop vendor Cloudera Inc.

Red Hat Aims High with Enterprise Cloud

Red Hat announced it's now seeking to become the king of the enterprise cloud services vendors.

Red Hat To Acquire Enterprise Mobile Development Firm

Move will will add enterprise mobility capabilities to Red Hat's JBoss Middleware and OpenShift Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) offerings.