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VMworld 2014: VMware takes its best shot at Cloud market

VMware this week at its annual US VMworld conference has focused intently on Cloud computing, trying to prove that it is uniquely positioned as an Infrastructure-as-a-Service provider to deliver a consistent management platform across public, private and hybrid Clouds. This builds on VMware's recent vow to become a Top 3 Cloud provider.

By Brandon Butler | 27 August, 2014 03:42

Tags: VMworld 2014, internet, cloud computing, VMware

In Pictures: Hot products at VMworld 2014

Click through all the products being released at VMworld this week

By Brandon Butler | 26 August, 2014 08:28

Tags: cloud computing, vmworld, virtualisation

Citrix software aims to solve storage/virtual desktop performance problem

Citrix has updated its virtual desktop and appliance software with a goal of alleviating one of the biggest problems that come with a VDI deployment: Storage.

By Brandon Butler | 22 August, 2014 00:03

Tags: Citrix Systems, Citrix, software, virtual desktop

Top 5 things to watch for at VMWorld 2014

A year ago everyone wanted to know about VMware's big plan.

By Brandon Butler | 20 August, 2014 06:26

Tags: virtualization, SDN, Pivotal, VMworld 2014, internet, intel, cloud computing, emc, VMware

Gartner: Internet of Things has reached hype peak

The Internet of Things has reached the height of its hype, according to Gartner.

By Brandon Butler | 14 August, 2014 03:02

Tags: Gartner, Internet of Things, internet, IoT, cloud computing

3 Cool Google cloud features

In the increasingly competitive cloud IaaS market Google is attempting to distinguish its platform by arming its cloud with unique features and cutting-edge technology that customers can't quite find anywhere else in the market.

By Brandon Butler | 13 August, 2014 05:44

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

Rackspace bows out of IaaS market

Rackspace is discontinuing its pure Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) offering in favor of a new category of cloud services named "managed cloud" in which the company will support customers building and managing their cloud services.

By Brandon Butler | 06 August, 2014 04:55

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

Amazon's four tips to make sure your cloud is secure

Amazon Web Services has a program named Trusted Advisor that provides customers with advice on the best way to use the company's IaaS cloud services. Today, the company made four checks that Trusted Advisor performs free for all users.

By Brandon Butler | 02 August, 2014 02:03

Tags: Amazon Web Services, Cloudyn, amazon, iaas, internet, cloud computing

Should EMC sell off its 80 per cent stake in VMware?

Breaking up is hard to do, but could a split be in store soon for EMC and VMware?

By Brandon Butler | 23 July, 2014 05:16

Tags: Configuration / maintenance, hardware systems, Data Center, VMware, emc

3 keys to getting started with devops

Devops could be the latest and greatest buzzword, but it could also mean big and important changes - for the better- at many organizations in how applications are built and deployed.

By Brandon Butler | 22 July, 2014 03:17

Tags: CA Technologies, Configuration / maintenance, Data center and cloud, hardware systems, Devops, Data Center

Rackspace rolls out new hosted computing tier: Managed cloud

Rackspace Tuesday announced a Managed Cloud offering, which combines the benefits of a managed service with the elastic scalability of a cloud.

By Brandon Butler | 16 July, 2014 03:25

Tags: Amazon Web Services, Gartner, Gartner research, internet, cloud computing, rackspace

5 key takeaways from Amazon's big Cloud day

Amazon Web Services continued to push the IaaS market forward today by challenging established cloud players like Box and Dropbox with the company's own document collaboration platform and rolling out new features to its public Cloud focused on supporting mobile applications.

By Brandon Butler | 11 July, 2014 07:20

Tags: Amazon Web Services, Amazon Cloud, dropbox, iaas, mobile, file sharing

This is what the new hybrid Cloud looks like

The hybrid Cloud seems to be what everyone wants to get to. End users seem to like the idea of using a public Cloud, like Amazon Web Services for its large scale and low-cost. But they're not willing to put everything up in AWS's cloud, so there are on-premises Clouds for mission-critical and extra secure information.

By Brandon Butler | 09 July, 2014 03:39

Tags: Amazon Web Services, Gartner, hybrid cloud, Microsoft, internet, cloud computing, VMware

Netflix open sources its Amazon cloud security enforcer

Netflix today continued its tradition of sharing lessons it has learned from using Amazon's cloud at a massive scale by releasing Security Monkey, a tool it has developed internally for monitoring the security of its cloud.

By Brandon Butler | 02 July, 2014 04:15

Tags: amazon, open source, cloud security, software, internet, cloud computing, netflix

Hadoop distributor MapR gets $110M from Google

MapR, which distributes a commercial software platform based off the Apache Hadoop big data management open source project, has secured a $110 million funding round led by Google.

By Brandon Butler | 01 July, 2014 04:01

Tags: Google, applications, qualcomm, hadoop, big data, software, data mining, cloudera, MapR

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