Stories by Brandon Butler

Would Amazon Web Services ever build an on-premise private cloud?

Like some of its major competitors, would Amazon Web ever offer an on-premises private cloud management software?

By Brandon Butler | 25 November, 2014 07:35

Tags: Amazon Web Services, public cloud, Gartner, Microsoft, internet, cloud computing

Gartner's Cloud showdown: Amazon Web Services vs. Microsoft Azure

Gartner IaaS research director, Kyle Hilgendorf, says one of the most common questions he gets from enterprise customers looking to go to the Cloud is: AWS or Azure?

By Brandon Butler | 20 November, 2014 22:05

Tags: Amazon Web Services, amazon, Gartner, Microsoft, internet, cloud computing

re:Cap of AWS re:Invent: 10 cool new Amazon Cloud features

At Amazon Web Services' third annual re:Invent cloud computing conference the market's leading infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS) public provider revealed a variety of new cloud service features. Here's a recap of AWS's announcements from re:Invent 2014.

By Brandon Butler | 18 November, 2014 05:17

Tags: Amazon Web Services, public cloud, AWS ReInvent, mysql, internet, cloud computing

How Amazon's cloud solved the "perfect storm" in networking

LAS VEGAS - Amazon Web Services operates at huge scale - in Gartner's latest Magic Quadrant the research firm estimated AWS's capacity at five times larger than the company's next 14 competitors combined.

By Brandon Butler | 14 November, 2014 04:14

Tags: Amazon Web Services, public cloud, Gartner, AWS ReInvent,, AWS, internet, cloud computing

Amazon gingerly embraces the hybrid cloud

For the past two years AWS's re:Invent conferences have primarily been about Amazon's public cloud. In 2014, no doubt the focus is still on public Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS). But Amazon is starting to embrace hybrid clouds now too, at least in its own way.

By Brandon Butler | 14 November, 2014 02:09

Tags: AWS ReInvent, hybrid cloud computing, internet, cloud computing

In Pictures: Hot products from AWS re:Invent

As the show gets rolling this week, here are some of the products on display

By Brandon Butler | 13 November, 2014 09:53

Tags: Amazon Web Services, Cloud, slideshow, AWS re:Invent, cloud computing

5 things to watch for at Amazon's re:Invent cloud conference

Amazon Web Services is in a unique position in the cloud computing market. It has been anointed the market leader in IaaS, with a scale and spectrum of services offered from its cloud that is unmatched by any other company. Researchers have recently estimated that AWS's Iaas cloud revenue is 30x that of Microsoft Azure's.

By Brandon Butler | 11 November, 2014 07:56

Tags: Amazon Web Services, AWS ReInvent, Google, Microsoft, internet, cloud computing, VMware

Google's cloud courts enterprises with new networking features

Google today released a variety of new features for its public cloud in an effort to take on its two biggest rivals in the industry - Amazon Web Services and Microsoft - and perhaps even more importantly, to position its offering as a viable destination for enterprise workloads.

By Brandon Butler | 05 November, 2014 08:46

Tags: Amazon Web Services, Google, Microsoft, internet, cloud computing

NoSQL takes the database market by storm

CARFAX, the online vehicle tracking and valuation website, built its first database in 1984 based on technology named OpenVMS. At the time, it was cutting edge for its ability to handle millions of records.

By Brandon Butler | 28 October, 2014 05:50

Tags: public cloud, Microsoft, SAP, internet, cloud computing, Oracle

Amazon launches German cloud region in nod to privacy concerns

Amazon Web Services launched a new region of its cloud in Germany Thursday, in part to serve customers who want to keep data within their country's borders.

By Brandon Butler | 24 October, 2014 03:59

Tags: Amazon Cloud, Amazon Web Services, Microsoft, internet, cloud computing

Startup wants to make cloud attractive for security-sensitive businesses

After three years in stealth, an Andreessen Horowitz-backed startup named Bracket Computing launched a new computing system today that aims to make the public cloud more palatable for security-sensitive enterprises.

By Brandon Butler | 23 October, 2014 05:14

Tags: Google, cisco, internet, cloud computing, emc, VMware

Microsoft goes all-in on hybrid Cloud with Azure-in-a-box

Microsoft Monday doubled down on hybrid Clouds by unveiling an on-premises system that syncs up with Azure public cloud services.

By Brandon Butler | 21 October, 2014 08:35

Tags: Amazon Web Services, hybrid cloud, IBM, internet, cloud computing, rackspace, VMware, HP, Gartner, Dell, Google, microsoft azure, Microsoft

Is there a point where a private Cloud is cheaper than the public Cloud?

A group of companies that sell products to build private Clouds has determined a price at which it claims it is less expensive to operate a private Cloud compared to using Amazon Web Service's IaaS public Cloud.

By Brandon Butler | 14 October, 2014 23:33

Tags: Amazon Web Services, IDC, internet, cloud computing

Cloud giants do battle backed by distinctly different partner networks

When evaluating the marketplaces of the big three public IaaS cloud providers - Amazon Web Services, Google and Microsoft - AWS stands out in terms of the maturity of its platform for partners to offer products and services on top of its cloud. But Microsoft, too, has a formidable partner program that could rival Amazon's in the future, analysts predict.

By Brandon Butler | 08 October, 2014 21:06

Tags: Amazon Web Services, amazon, Gartner, Google, Microsoft, internet, cloud computing

How the cloud is changing the security game

Cloud computing offers many advantages, but with those benefits come a new range of security concerns.

By Brandon Butler | 03 October, 2014 23:05

Tags: SaaS, Gartner, Western Union, security, Skyhigh Networks, iaas, Software as a service, cloud computing, internet

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