Cloud Computing

Microsoft Forms Cloud Partnership with Red Hat

In a bid to help enterprise customers embrace a hybrid cloud computing model, Microsoft and open source champion Red Hat today announced a pact that will see more choices and flexibility in deploying Red Hat's popular Linux OS and other solutions to the Azure cloud.

Midokura Supports OpenStack Liberty, Container Networking in Latest SDN Release

Software-defined networking company Midokura announced that its enterprise virtualization technology now supports Liberty, the latest release of the open source OpenStack cloud computing platform, along with the Kuryr project for container networking.

Dell Targets Mainstream Enterprises with Microsoft Azure On-Premises Appliance

Dell is targeting mainstream enterprise datacenters of all sizes with its Microsoft Azure Cloud Platform System that it previously aimed at service providers and big companies.

AWS and Microsoft Trade Enterprise Big Data Volleys

Microsoft and Amazon Web Services Inc., known for trading back-and-forth product and services announcements (along with rival Google), are keeping the enterprise volleys going on the Big Data front.

Microsoft Bumps Up Azure Virtual Machine Storage

Microsoft announced a GS-Series for enterprises using Azure VMs, adding more storage.

Microsoft Continues Courting the Enterprise

Cementing its committment to enterprise computing are three key products from Microsoft: OneDrive for Business, Skype for Business and the newly released Windows 10 OS.

Research Firm Predicts Big Uptick in Cloud Infrastructure Spending

This year, IDC said, will see cloud infrastructure spending take up one-third of IT budgets.

Microsoft Azure Key Vault Security Service Now Available

Microsoft recently announced its Azure Key Vault service is available for commercial use.

InterCloud Launches Lab Service to Prove New-Age Networking Concepts

InterCloud Systems recently unveiled a new cloud service that will let enterprises test software-defined networking and network functions virtualization technologies, proving concepts in a simplified environment before moving them to production.

AWS Edges Azure in Gartner Cloud Market Research Report

Gartner Inc. identified Amazon Web Services Inc. and Microsoft Azure as the only "leaders" in its Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) Magic Quadrant market research report.

Citrix Shows Off Next-Generation Virtual Cloud Workspace

Citrix recently demoed its new Workplace Cloud and other products it hopes will establish it as the purveyor of the modern digital workplace.

Google Preemptible Virtual Machines Offered for Cheap, Short-Lived Cloud Jobs

Google Compute Engine Preemptible Virtual Machines, a short-lived VM type that's in beta, was recently announced by the search giant for those who don't mind running VMs that will work for just 24 hours and can be shut down with only a 30-second advance notice.

Cloud Performance Testing Gives Slight Edge to Azure over AWS

Enterprises seeking a cloud services provider might want to choose either Amazon Web Services or Microsoft Azure, according to a new report from Nasuni.

Microsoft 'Ignites' Interest in its Enterprise Software

At its its inaugural Ignite conference in Chicago, Microsoft provided myriad new offerings to manage and secure its new Universal Windows Platform and the entire enterprise IT stack.

Enterprises Now Devote One-Third of Total IT Infrastructure Spending to the Cloud

Omnipresent cloud computing now make up one-third of all enterprise spending on IT infrastructure, research firm IDC said in a new report.

Study Shows AWS Under Pressure in IaaS Arena

451 Research has come out with a study that indicates Amazon Web Services is still the most popular option to provide Infrastructure-as-a-Service to enterprises, but challenger Microsoft Azure is pressuring the perennial cloud computing market leader

Microsoft Syncing On-premises and Cloud Active Directory Services

The company has released a second preview of Azure AD Connect.

Security Concerns Block Cloud Adoption, Survey Says

A recent survey examining the top perceived problems with cloud adoption points to one major obstacle: security.

Mirantis OpenStack Adds Juniper Contrail SDN

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