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Cloud Computing

The latest news and analysis on cloud computing, including cloud services providers, OpenStack, everything-as-a-service (XaaS), platform-as-a-service (PaaS) and more.

VMware's 'Friendship Strategy' Making Strides as It Launches vSphere 6.5

VMware's flagship server virtualization platform arrives as the company continues to make valuable friends amidst tackling the twin threats of containerization and the cloud.

Vapor Brings Compute Capacity to the Edge

Vapor IO's newly announced Vapor Edge platform aims to put cloud computing capabilities at the edge of the network.

Kubernetes 1.4 Aims to Address Complexity Concerns

While Kubernetes has earned a reputation as being particularly difficult to get up and running with as a container and cluster management system, Kubernetes 1.4 looks to change that in a big way.

OpenStack Puts Interoperability to the Challenge at OpenStack Summit

[VIDEO] The Executive Director and COO of OpenStack Foundation provides a behind-the-scenes look at how a 16-vendor interoperability challenge at last week's OpenStack Summit worked.

Ubuntu Linux Founder Tells OpenStack to Focus on Things That Matter

VIDEO: Mark Shuttleworth, founder of Canonical and Ubuntu Linux, discusses his views on interoperability and why the "Big Tent" idea isn't a big winner.

OpenStack Security Project Aims to Protect the Open-Source Cloud

The OpenStack Security project adds new tools and processes to help secure OpenStack technologies. The project technical leader offers insight on the program. 

Rivals Red Hat, Mirantis Announce New OpenStack Partnerships

The cloud rivals both announce new telco alliances as competition in the cloud market heats up.

ZeroStack Serving Up Killer Enterprise Features for OpenStack Customers

ZeroStack has come a long way since its launch just over a year ago. But are its plans to make an OpenStack-based hybrid cloud product that's accessible to everyone working?

Microsoft Lowers Azure VM Prices

The company lowered the cost of spinning up Azure virtual machines and announced the general availability of encryption at rest for its cloud disaster recovery solution.

OpenStack Newton Debuts With Improved Container Features

The latest release of widely deployed open-source cloud platform improves security, virtualization and networking.

Canonical Launches Commercial Support for Kubernetes

Canonical jumps into the Kubernetes market with an upstream-based release as well as a commercial-support option based on the Ubuntu Advantage program.

Microsoft Launches Windows Server 2016 at Ignite

Among the highlights, Microsoft officially launches the server software during its Ignite conference and scores a major new cloud partner.

Red Hat Growing Million Dollar OpenStack Deals

Red Hat reports second quarter fiscal 2017 revenue of $600 million.

Red Hat Prepares for OpenStack Newton Improvements

The next major release of OpenStack is coming in early October.

Exadata Servers Play Role in Oracle's Cloud Growth

Oracle reports first quarter revenue of $8.6B, as the company gears up to announce a new version of its namesake database next week.

Security in the World of Virtual Machines and Containers

Running an app in a VM in a public cloud may indeed be more secure than running the same app in a container, but that doesn't always mean you can sleep well at night knowing your apps and data are secure.

VMware Expands Photon Platform for Cloud-Native Deployments

VMware's Photon Controller Linux operating system effort for containers has opened up for public consumption.

VMware Previews Cross-Cloud Services at VMworld

VMware takes aim at helping organizations to manage policies and deployments across disparate cloud services.

Rackspace Sells Cloud Sites Business to Liquid Web

Rackspace grows its Amazon services business, which apparently isn't cannibalizing its OpenStack revenues - yet.

Huawei Launches Labs to Drive Open Cloud Networks

The Cloud Open Labs are part of the vendor's All Cloud strategy to make it easier for telco operators to migrate their infrastructures to the cloud.

Getting Up to Speed with the Microsoft Azure RemoteApp Service

Discover how the Microsoft Azure RemoteApp cloud service can help you quickly and cost-effectively publish standard or line-of-business (LOB) applications in the Azure cloud.

Platform9 Expands from OpenStack to Kubernetes [VIDEO]

Madhura Maskasky, Co-Founder of Platform9, discusses why her firm has moved into the managed Kubernetes space.

Kubernetes 1.3 Debuts, Advancing Cloud Orchestration

Improved scale and support for new container formats highlight latest open-source platform release.

The True Titan of the Virtualized Server and Cloud Infrastructure Sector

With much of server virtualization now operating in the cloud, one might assume VMware is the top banana in the cloud, but that isn't even close to being the case.

Red Hat Grows 1Q17 Revenue to $568M as OpenStack Expectations Rise

Red Hat CEO announces a new acquisition and talks about OpenStack revenue opportunities.

IBM Opens Up OpenWhisk for More Serverless Computing

Jason McGee, VP and CTO for IBM cloud platform, discusses the promise of IBM's open-source serverless computing platform.

Red Hat Plans to Reset Its OpenStack Release Cycle

[VIDEO] Mark McLoughlin, Director of OpenStack Engineering at Red Hat, discusses how his firm is fine-tuning its OpenStack efforts.

Microsoft Releases FreeBSD Virtual Machine Image for Azure

The new image, based on FreeBSD 10.3, is intended to help make Microsoft's Azure cloud computing platform more welcoming to virtual appliances.

HPE Discovers Docker, Expands Helion and OneView Platforms

At the first day of its Discover conference, HPE announces new strategic alliances and technologies.

Google Introduces Support for Heterogeneous Container Clusters

Node pools will allow customers of Google Container Engine to set up multiple nodes in one cluster.

Intel Debuts CIAO for OpenStack Cloud Orchestration [VIDEO]

Intel wants cloud servers to 'Go' faster.

HPE Boosts OpenStack with New Helion Release

VIDEO: Mark Interrante, senior vice president, Engineering for HPE, discusses what's new in HPE's latest Helion OpenStack milestone release.

Rackspace Embraces AppFormix for Private Cloud Control

AppFormix scores a big win for its cloud infrastructure management technology.

IBM Bids to Improve OpenStack Cloud Interoperability [VIDEO]

Angel Diaz, Vice President of Cloud Architecture and Technology at IBM, explains where cloud interoperability needs to make progress.

Mirantis Unlocks OpenStack Appliances with Quanta and Supermicro

The company's Unlocked Appliances effort expands with two partners who are bringing new OpenStack-optimized hardware to market.

TripleO Evolves for OpenStack Deployments

Red Hat is now relying on OpenStack-on-OpenStack to enable the cloud.

Server Spending Bolstered by Cloud Growth

IDC forecasts $38.2B will be spent on cloud infrastructure in 2016.

VMware Shifting Focus in Preparation for Life Under Dell

Just how different will server virtualization pioneer VMware look in the aftermath of Dell becoming its new master?

Oracle Cloud Machine Abstracts Cloud Servers

Oracle brings cloud servers on-premises with the new Oracle Cloud Machine.

Red Hat Crosses $2B in Revenue as OpenStack Cloud Grows

It's not just Linux alone anymore as Red Hat grows middleware and cloud potential.

IBM, VMware Team to Advance Hybrid Cloud Adoption

IBM's new VMware partnership makes it easier to create and deploy VMware-based clouds tapping into IBM's cloud infrastructure.

OpenStack Public Cloud Options Expand with Mirantis Saudi Telecom Partnership

Though Rackspace appears to be retreating from the public OpenStack cloud market, there is still opportunity for telcos.

Rackspace Partners with Red Hat for Private OpenStack Cloud Deployment

Darrin Hanson of Rackspace talks about his company's new offering with Red Hat and the current state of the Private (OpenStack) cloud.

Citrix Exits Cloud Server Business

Citrix starts the new year off by selling its CloudPlatform business to Accelerite.

OpenStack Cloud in 2016: Looking Back, Looking Forward

The year 2015 was a landmark year for open source cloud technology efforts, but the best is still yet to come in 2016.

Installing and Using Microsoft Azure PowerShell Version 1.0

While you can use previous versions of Azure PowerShell cmdlets to interact with Azure resources, there are several key benefits offered in the new Azure PowerShell 1.0.

Red Hat Continues to Grow by Taking Share from Others

Red Hat reports third quarter revenue of $524 million as it marches toward $2 billion in revenue for the full year.

Oracle Hardware Revenues Decline as Cloud Grows

More than ever, the future of Oracle's success is tied to the cloud.

HPE Enters Composable Infrastructure Space With Synergy

The vendor joins Cisco, Intel and others in offering highly agile, configurable infrastructures that can run both traditional and cloud workloads.

Mirantis Led FUEL Project Gets Installed Under OpenStack Big Tent

Popular OpenStack installer and tools effort gains new momentum by entering formal OpenStack model.

Why Docker Is One of the Most Talked-About Technologies

Docker Inc. founder Solomon Hykes explains how Docker container virtualization has become one of the hottest technologies on the planet.

Rancher Corrals Docker Containers

Rancher expands its efforts with a server hardware partnership and new persistent storage capabilities.

Rackspace Sees OpenStack Public Cloud Demand Slowing

As revenues rise at Rackspace, managed cloud services across multiple platforms is the strategy for the way forward.

OpenStack Building a Developer Story for Mitaka

Mirantis co-founder Boris Renski discusses efforts within the OpenStack community to engage developer adoption.

Fedora 23 Linux Secures Servers and the Cloud

The latest milestone release of Red Hat's community Linux distribution improves workstation, server and cloud capabilities, with new container creation capabilities coming in Fedora 24.

Blue Box Prospers under IBM Ownership at OpenStack Tokyo [VIDEO]

Jesse Proudman of Blue Box discusses his company's new release and why IBM's ownership is pushing his company forward like never before.

Google Kubernetes Container Orchestration System Gaining Steam

Anything that fosters the development of Kubernetes is probably good news for the container community, and the fruits of collaboration are rapidly becoming evident.

VMware Covering Its Container Bases for Both the Short and Long Term

While VMware already has a container solution in place, the company's hoping its longer-term solution will help if and when containerization becomes more important than virtualization.

Oracle Puts OpenStack into Docker Containers

New approach is aimed to make it easier to install a cloud.

IBM Sees Promise in Power 8 Servers and System z Mainframes

Big Blue reports third quarter fiscal 2015 revenue of $19.3 billion.

OpenStack Murano Evolving as an On Ramp for Cloud Apps

Getting applications to run as a service in the cloud isn't as hard as it once was.

Containers Not Dealing a Death Blow to Public Clouds Anytime Soon

There's plenty of life left in public clouds, as the major public cloud providers are still going strong and have been busy coming out with some interesting new and cheaper offerings.

Mirantis 7 Fuels OpenStack Kilo With Liberty

The new release of Mirantis' OpenStack cloud platform, which bundles the Fuel toolkit for cloud deployment and management, focuses on stability.

Red Hat CEO Optimistic on OpenStack Revenue Opportunity

Red Hat is now on track for $2 billion in fiscal 2016 revenue.

An Azure Lexicon for Working with Virtual Machines in Microsoft Azure

Creating and using Azure virtual machines in the public cloud involves knowing and understanding a variety of defined Azure terms and components.

Why Docker Needs OpenStack

VIDEO: Mark Shuttleworth, founder of Canonical, discusses the need for private cloud and why virtualization alone is not enough.

VMware CEO Pat Gelsinger Gives VMworld 5 Imperatives for Success

Server virtualization is just the beginning as VMware's top exec outlines what it will take to succeed in the new digital economy.

VMware vSphere Integrated Containers Previewed at VMworld

VMware expands its hybrid cloud, OpenStack and container server virtualization solutions.

Blue Box OpenStack Lands on IBM Softlayer Servers

Recently acquired OpenStack private cloud technology now available to IBM customers.

Mirantis Raises Another $100 Million, This Time from Intel

The OpenStack technology services provider has now surpassed more than $200 million in total venture funding.

OpenStack Magnum Brings Containers to the Cloud [VIDEO]

Adrian Otto, Project Technical Leader for Magnum, discusses the challenges and opportunities of containers in the cloud.

Microsoft Azure Supports Bigger Backups

The latest round of cloud updates include support for massive data stores, expanded CDN controls and new Azure Files capabilities.

Tips and Considerations When Creating Virtual Machines in Azure

At first glance, it might seem easy to set up a virtual machine in Microsoft Azure, but there are several important considerations to keep in mind before creating a VM in Azure.

How Dell Puts Cloud Servers Together [VIDEO]

Jim Ganthier, VP and GM for engineered solutions and cloud at Dell, discusses how his company approaches engineering server systems.

Rancher Doubles Down on Docker for App Virtualization Deployment [VIDEO]

Shannon Williams, co-founder of Rancher Labs, discusses why Docker is likely to remain the application container virtualization technology of choice.

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