Cloud Computing


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.

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.