IT Services News, Features, and Interviews

  • Target passes Walmart as top corporate solar customer

    A new report shows Target is the top U.S. corporate user of solar power, with 147 million watts installed on 300 stores, meaning it has surpassed Walmart, which is still close behind with 145MW. Apple's coming up fast.

    22 Oct. 16 06:32 Written by Lucas Mearian
  • Puppet tightens links to Docker, Jenkins, VMware

    The latest edition of the Puppet Enterprise datacenter orchestration platform focuses on containers, continuous integration pipelines, and virtual machines

    21 Oct. 16 02:45 Written by Paul Krill
  • Clueless CIO cloud confusion continues

    Top CIOs are still puzzled about what the cloud is. What rock have they been hiding under for the last decade?

    20 Oct. 16 22:00 Written by Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols
  • Here's how Google is overhauling its cloud storage offerings

    There are big changes afoot for Google Cloud Platform's storage offerings. On Thursday, the company announced a complete overhaul of the storage options available to customers, complete with new storage tiers and reduced pricing.

    20 Oct. 16 19:00 Written by Blair Hanley Frank
  • Which is cheaper: Public or private clouds?

    It’s a debate that’s raged on for years: Which is cheaper, public or private clouds? A new report from 451 Research finds that two of the most critical factors that influence the cost of a public versus a private cloud deployment are an organization’s ability to efficiently manage infrastructure and utilization of hardware resources.

    20 Oct. 16 04:06 Written by Brandon Butler
  • What’s behind Amazon, Microsoft and Google’s aggressive cloud expansions

    In the first week of October, Amazon Web Services, Microsoft Azure and Google Cloud Platform all announced plans to build out new regions for their IaaS cloud operations. The new regions add to an already impressive roster of data centers around the globe for each vendor. What’s behind this arms race to build new regions for the big clouds?

    19 Oct. 16 00:20 Written by Brandon Butler
  • Azure roundup: FPGAs, new VMs and fresh Europe regions

    Microsoft's big Ignite conference for IT pros wrapped up at the end of September, and that means the company dumped a ton of new cloud capabilities to attract people to Azure. Here's the run-down on all the major news you need to know about.

    14 Oct. 16 04:10 Written by Blair Hanley Frank
  • AWS September roundup: EC2 changes, new France region, and more

    The days may be getting shorter up in the northern hemisphere, but that hasn't slowed the pace of updates to AWS. Amazon has kept on updating its cloud platform with a handful of quality-of-life changes, plus some major tweaks to how it handles Reserved Instances. Here's the rundown.

    07 Oct. 16 12:25 Written by Blair Hanley Frank
  • Salesforce takes another swing at Microsoft with chatbot building tools

    Companies have another set of tools at their disposal to build chatbots. Salesforce CEO Marc Benioff announced a new LiveMessage service that's aimed at connecting his company's Service Cloud with messaging services like Facebook Messenger and SMS. e

    07 Oct. 16 09:18 Written by Blair Hanley Frank
  • AT&T hitches its Internet of Things network to Amazon’s cloud

    AT&T announced a partnership with Amazon Web Services that will allow the 29 million connected devices on the mobile provider’s network to more easily connect and store data in AWS’s IaaS cloud platform.

    07 Oct. 16 04:20 Written by Brandon Butler
  • Which is cheaper: Containers or virtual machines?

    As the containers vs. virtual machine debate rages on, new research finds that containers could yield double-digit resource savings compared to virtual machines.

    30 Sept. 16 05:15 Written by Brandon Butler