Cloud Computing


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.

Cisco Partners with Red Hat on Cloud Computing and Software-Defined Networking

Traditional vendor facing upstart challenges is under pressure from analysts and customers to adapt.

Managing Clouds and Software-Defined Networks

Real Status Ltd. today announced the general availability of Hyperglance version 3.3 to manage enterprise cloud and SDN systems.

Cloud Orchestration, Disaster Recovery Tools Released

GigaSpaces Technologies and RackWare each release 3.0 versions of their software for enterprises doing business in the cloud.

Oracle Unveils Data Cloud with Social and Marketing Services

Acquisition of BlueKai Audience Data Marketplace pays off with product designed to help enterprises target customers.

Enterprise Hadoop Vendors Sign Up Big Data Partners

Technical and financing agreements are latest in competition among Hortonworks, Cloudera and MapR.

In Surprise Move, SAP Backs OpenStack and Cloud Foundry

Traditional ERP and CRM enterprise software vendor joins archrival Oracle as sponsor of OpenStack Infrastructure-as-a-Service initiative.

Datacenter SDN Fabric Aimed at Enterprises of All Sizes

Big Switch Networks Inc. flagship product provides hyperscale networking technologies.

Apple-IBM Deal To Boost Enterprise Mobile Big Data Analytics

Companies emphasize bringing Big Data analytics to iPhone and iPad users.

Big Data Cloud Migration Quickens

Vendors scramble to help enterprises move their Big Data analytics to the cloud in an exploding market.