The view from the top of IT with TechWorld Editor Rohan Pearce
With news this week that Google Compute Engine cloud is now generally available, the battle in the Infrastructure-as-a-Service market has hit a new level. The biggest question is: Can Google give the kingpin of the public IaaS market, Amazon Web Services (AWS), a run for its money?
By Brandon Butler | 03 December, 2013 23:23
Internet giants such as Google and Amazon run IT operations that are far larger than most enterprises even dream of, but lessons they learn from managing those humongous systems can benefit others in the industry.
By Joab Jackson | 27 November, 2013 21:24
If there's one mind-blowing statistic about Amazon Web Services, it's the company's scale.
By Brandon Butler | 18 November, 2013 16:12
While getting the best performance from your systems is crucial, getting consistent performance is even more important, because it guarantees a satisfactory user experience and even sets the stage for building more capabilities on top of the system, Amazon Chief Technology Officer Werner Vogels said Thursday at the AWS re:Invent 2013 user conference in Las Vegas.
By Joab Jackson | 15 November, 2013 01:21
If you avoid some gotchas and keep a close eye on resource usage, you can have a handy server in the Amazon cloud for free
By Serdar Yegulalp | 10 April, 2013 10:16
Amazon Web Services this week rolled out a new cloud-based data analytics tool named Kenesis, which can analyze massive amounts of data in real time and be paid for by the hour.
By Brandon Butler | 15 November, 2013 15:24
When most people who track the industry think of the Cloud computing market, big names like Amazon Web Services, Microsoft Azure, Google, Rackspace, Verizon Terremark and others come to mind. HP, Joyent, IBM and Dell even. But Computer Sciences Corporation (CSC)?
By Brandon Butler | 03 October, 2013 18:15
OpenStack -- co-founded by Rackspace and NASA in 2010 -- certainly has the buzz, what with partnerships with AT&T, HP and IBM, to name a few, all of which have promised to use OpenStack as the base for their private cloud offerings.
By Christine Burns | 03 June, 2013 11:17
Who is Amazon's biggest competitor in the cloud?
By Brandon Butler | 04 April, 2013 20:11