Cloud Tag Index

Public Cloud Options Beyond the Obvious

While companies like Amazon and Google seem to get all the attention when it comes to talk about public and hybrid clouds, there are plenty of other viable options as well.


Tags: cloud computing, Amazon, Google, Cloud, SoftLayer, public cloud, hybrid cloud, IBM, virtually speaking, server virtualization

Red Hat Revenues Power Forward in 2015

Red Hat CEO still sees share growth coming from Unix and Windows server migration as well as recent acquisitions.


Tags: Cloud, RHEL 7, Red Hat 7, Red Hat, earnings, Linux server, Red Hat Enterprise Linux

Which Linux Distribution Powers HP Helion Cloud? [VIDEO]

HP launches its own OpenStack-based cloud platform and also changes the platform's underlying Linux distribution.


Tags: Debian, Ubuntu, Cloud, cloud computing, HP, HP Cloud, cloud platform, Linux distribution, OpenStack

The Cloud Takes Over TechEd

The latest and most significant virtualization news at TechEd North America was actually a cloud announcement. Bet you wouldn't have predicted that a few years ago.


Tags: Microsoft Azure, TechEd, Cloud, Microsoft Azure Cloud, cloud computing, Microsoft, data center, virtualized

What's Next for OpenStack Is Ironic [VIDEO]

Execs from the open-source OpenStack Foundation outline some of the big new innovations in the development pipeline.


Tags: OpenStack, Cloud, cloud computing, OpenStack Cloud, OpenStack Juno

Taking Your Data Center to the Cloud with Ravello

With Ravello now out of beta status, there's never been a better time to seriously consider the advantages of migrating your data center test and development operations to the cloud.


Tags: virtualized, data center, development, Cloud, Ravello Systems, cloud computing

Inside the Nebula One OpenStack Cloud Server [VIDEO]

Chris Kemp, founder of Nebula and former CTO of NASA, explains how the new cloud server appliance works.


Tags: servers, Cloud server, Cloud, cloud computing, Nebula, OpenStack

Ubuntu Orange Box Mobilizes OpenStack Clouds [VIDEO]

At the OpenStack Summit Ubuntu demonstrates a portable cloud solution as well as the first 64-bit ARM server running OpenStack.




Tags: ARM server, Ubuntu, cloud computing, OpenStack, OpenStack Summit, servers, 64-bit, Cloud

Oracle Embraces OpenStack in Solaris 11.2

Latest version of Oracle's Unix operating system provides cloud, SDN and traditional operating system enhancements.


Tags: Unix, cloud computing, OpenStack, Solaris 11, Oracle, Cloud

Red Hat Banking on OpenStack for Future Growth

Red Hat's fiscal 2014 revenues top $1.5 billion as interest in OpenStack and RHEL 7 set the stage for more growth to come.


Tags: open source, Linux, Cloud, OpenStack, Red Hat Enterprise Linux, RHEL, Red Hat

Xen 4.4 ARMs for Virtualization, Adds SPICE

The open-source Xen project continues to prosper as a Linux Foundation collaboration project.


Tags: Xen Hypervisor, Oracle, Linux Foundation, Xen, virtualization, Cloud, xen 4.4, Linux, cloud computing

Piston Updates OpenStack Cloud Platform

Migrating from one OpenStack release to the next is a key challenge that Piston Cloud Computing has claimed to have conquered.




Tags: Piston Cloud, Cloud, OpenStack Folsom, Piston, OpenStack, servers, cloud computing

Martin Casado on Network Virtualization

VMware chief architect for networking talks network virtualization's history, outlook, and unexpected benefits.


Tags: Cloud, SDN, VMware, virtualization

Pivotal Brings Cloud Foundry PaaS into Full Release

After years of development, Cloud Foundry Platform-as-a-Service is now ready for mass consumption as part of Pivotal One.


Tags: Pivotal CF, Cloud Foundry, Pivotal, OpenStack, Cloud, VMware, EMC, OpenStack Cloud, PaaS

The Evolution of OpenStack Continues with New Projects

The open source cloud computing platform isn't just about storage and compute anymore as new services emerge.


Tags: cloud computing, OpenStack, OpenStack Cloud, compute, RedHat, Havana, Cloud

OpenStack Demand Is High as Havana Debut Nears: Report

A Red Hat-sponsored report shows growth potential for the open-source OpenStack cloud, though there are some challenges.


Tags: open source, OpenStack, Red Hat, Cloud

A Sunny Outlook for All in Microsoft and Oracle's Cloud Partnership?

With the two companies teaming up on the cloud in what looks to be a win-win deal, who then stands to be the big loser?


Tags: public cloud, Oracle, VMware, virtually speaking, Microsoft, Cloud, cloud computing, server virtualization

VMware's Love-Hate Relationship With OpenStack

VMware is one of the leading enterprise virtualization technology vendors, but where does it stand in relation to the open-source OpenStack cloud?


Tags: OpenStack, Cloud, virtualization, VMware, open source

Puppet Enterprise 3 Orchestrates Configuration

Software-Defined Infrastructure comes of age in the latest release of Puppet Enterprise.


Tags: Software-Defined Infrastructure, Puppet Enterprise, Storage, Puppet, networking, Cloud

Windows Server and System Center 2012 R2 Previews Hit the Web

IT pros can now download freely available evaluation copies of Microsoft's cloud server OS turned "Blue."


Tags: System Center, server os, Windows Server, Windows Server 2012 R2, Microsoft, Windows Blue, Windows Server 2012, system center 2012, Cloud

Citrix Takes XenServer Open Source

XenServer 6.2 gets a new licensing model as Citrix tries to gain share.


Tags: Cloud, Citrix XenServer, XenServers, XenServer, server virtualization, Citrix, virtualization, open source, Xen Hypervisor

Could VMware's vCloud Hybrid Service Arrive to a Tepid Response?

The reaction to the company's new IaaS cloud offering can essentially be summed up in a single word.


Tags: Cloud, vCloud Hybrid Service, VMware vCloud Suite, IaaS, hybrid cloud, VMware

Where Is Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7?

Secure Boot, XFS, Open Virtual Switch all set to land in next major Red Hat platform release.


Tags: Red Hat Enterprise Linux, Red Hat, RHEL, RHEL 7, secure boot, xfs, Cloud

Red Hat Integrates OpenStack with Enterprise Linux [VIDEO]

Red Hat's CTO explains why his company is moving to a new model for OpenStack, where instead of two products, there will now be one that will accelerate Linux innovation for the cloud.


Tags: OpenStack, Cloud, RHEL, Red Hat, Red Hat Enterprise Linux, cloud platform

Red Hat Shifts PaaS Online

After two years in development, Red Hat's OpenShift Platform-as-a-Service is now finally considered to be generally available.


Tags: OpenStack, cloud platform, OpenShift, RedHat, Cloud, Red Hat, PaaS, IaaS

Microsoft Teases Cloudy Windows Server Updates at TechEd

Due later this year, Windows Server 2012 R2 and System Center 2012 R2 will help businesses float hybrid clouds and reinforce Microsoft's "cloud OS" vision.


Tags: System Center, Windows Server 2012, hybrid cloud, Windows Blue, Cloud, Windows Server

Interop: From Server Virtualization to Private Cloud

Panel discusses what's needed to help server virtualization succeed in the cloud era.


Tags: server virtualization, private cloud, virtualization cloud, Cloud, cloud computing, virtualization

How Red Hat Does Open Source: From GNOME to OpenStack

Red Hat's Mark McLoughlin currently holds the title as the top OpenStack developer in the world by volume of code commits, but he wasn't always a cloud guy.


Tags: OpenStack, Cloud, open source, Red Hat, cloud computing, OpenStack Grizzly

The Secret to OpenStack's Cloud Success? Gravity

The Executive Director of the OpenStack Foundation explains what it takes to build a platform ecosystem.


Tags: OpenStack Summit, open source, OpenStack Foundation, OpenStack, cloud computing, Cloud

Dell Partners with SUSE Linux for OpenStack

The new Dell SUSE Cloud Solution, Powered by OpenStack takes aim at private clouds.


Tags: Cloud, cloud computing, open source, Dell PowerEdge, OpenStack, PowerEdge, SUSE Linux, SUSE, Dell

Red Hat Launches Open Source OpenStack RDO

Linux vendor's new OpenStack distribution aims to make it easier to get up and running on the open source cloud.


Tags: OpenStack RDO, Cloud, open source, Red Hat, OpenStack, cloud computing

IBM PureSystems Turning One and Tackling Big Data

A year ago IBM entered the engineered server systems space - where are they now?


Tags: IBM PureData System, Cloud, cloud computing, PureSystems, IBM, servers, big data

OpenStack Grizzly Cloud Poised for Enterprise Release

Linux leader Red Hat details open source innovation in the latest OpenStack cloud platform release.


Tags: Red Hat, Cloud, cloud computing, OpenStack, open source, OpenStack Grizzly

Red Hat Taps Former Microsoft Exec as New Server Virtualization Chief

Radhesh Balakrishnan hired away from Microsoft to help spur Red Hat's role in virtualization and the cloud over the coming years.


Tags: open source, OpenStack, Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization, RHEV, server virtualization, Red Hat, virtualization, Microsoft, Cloud, cloud computing

Linux Adoption Continues to Grow

Study reports that Windows to Linux migration is growing, particularly when it comes to servers.


Tags: Linux, mission-critical, Cloud, cloud computing, Linux server

Blue Upgrade Coming to Windows Server, Too

Desktop and tablet users won't be the only ones to bask in Windows Blue upgrades, as Microsoft's upcoming update also has Windows Server in its sights.


Tags: Windows 8, Microsoft, Cloud, Windows Phone 8, Windows Blue, Windows Server 2012, Windows Server

The Cloud Application Hypervisor Has Arrived

You've heard of a hypervisor, and you've probably heard of a storage hypervisor. But here's a new one to add to the virtualization lexicon.


Tags: hypervisor, Cloud Storage, cloud computing, public cloud, virtually speaking, Cloud, hypervisor management, virtualization

Who Offers the Best Public Cloud Storage System?

A recent report from Nasuni ranks public cloud storage providers, but a closer look at one of their top picks highlights the pros and the cons of cloud storage right now.


Tags: cloud computing, Cloud, virtualization, virtually speaking, public cloud, Nasuni, Cloud Storage

IBM Opens Up to OpenStack for Enterprise Cloud Foundation

Big Blue tabs the open source cloud platform as the base for all of its cloud computing offerings.


Tags: open source, cloud computing, Cloud, IBM, OpenStack, Big Blue, OpenStack Foundation

HP's CloudSystem Improves Cloud Automation

The company's hybrid cloud development options grow with the latest CloudSystem release.


Tags: cloud computing, Cloud, HP, cloud automation, Cloudsystem, HP CloudSystem, PaaS

Red Hat Revs Up Enterprise Edition of OpenShift Cloud Platform

The Linux vendor launches what it claims is the first open-source, on-premise Platform-as-a-Service offering for enterprises.


Tags: Cloud, Red Hat, cloud platform, PaaS, OpenShift, Red Hat Enterprise Linux

Red Hat Previews OpenStack Folsom Enterprise Cloud Release

The Linux vendor rebases its enterprise cloud distribution with preliminary support for Folsom.


Tags: Linux, cloud computing, Cloud, OpenStack Folsom, Enterprise, OpenStack, Folsom, Red Hat

Nebula Aims to Deliver OpenStack Cloud Control

The CEO of the cloud computing startup explains why his company's approach will make it easier to get started with OpenStack and why contributing to open source is important.


Tags: open source, Cloud, Nebula, OpenStack, cloud control platform, IaaS

Apache CloudStack 4.0 Expands the Open Source Cloud

Citrix is no longer the only player in CloudStack as Apache processes take hold.


Tags: cloud computing, Cloud, Apache, CloudStack, Apache Software Foundation, Apache server, OpenStack, Citrix

Cisco Expands UCS and Cloud Management Control

The company's UCS Central platform can now manage up to 10,000 physical servers.


Tags: cloud computing, Cloud, server platform, Cisco, UCS, cloud management

VMware Seeking Total Cloud Domination?

Like the infamous villains in James Bond flicks, VMware would very much like to rule the world -- the cloud world in this case.


Tags: Cloud, cloud computing, vSphere, VMware, vCloud Suite, vcloud, hybrid cloud

AMD Gets Ambidextrous for Cloud Servers with ARM

Seeing massive data centers as its opportunity for growth, AMD teams with ARM to roll out its next-gen servers.


Tags: AMD, Cloud, ARM server, Cloud server, data center, ARM

Solaris 11.1 Improves Performance for Oracle Workloads

New Solaris features will help to enable Oracle's cloud database.


Tags: Oracle Database, cloud database, Solaris 11, Oracle, Solaris, Cloud

Dell Active Infrastructure: Converged IT for Private Clouds, VDI

In the converged infrastructure game, Dell is going all in.


Tags: Cloud, Dell, blade servers, converged IT, VDI, Dell PowerEdge, Dell Active System, private cloud

What's the Real Story on KVM Usage?

While some surveys peg hypervisor usage of Red Hat's KVM at a meager 0.5%, support for KVM from vendors tells a different story.


Tags: virtually speaking, KVM, hypervisor, server virtualization, servers, virtualization, server, Cloud, Red Hat

Ubuntu 12.10 Linux Delivers OpenStack Folsom Cloud

The latest Linux release adds a variety of new cloud-focused server tools.


Tags: Linux, Ubuntu, Ubuntu LTS, OpenStack, open source, Ubuntu Server, Cloud

VMware vSphere Embraces OpenStack

VMware CTO Steve Herrod tells OpenStack that he want to join the party.


Tags: VMware vSphere, VMware, OpenStack, open source, cloud computing, OpenStack Summit, Cloud

OpenStack Open Source Cloud Distributions Take Shape

Ubuntu, SUSE and Red Hat explain how the nascent market for packaged cloud server distributions is beginning to shape up.


Tags: Cloud, distribution, cloud computing, OpenStack, Red Hat, Ubuntu, open source, SUSE

Ubuntu Helps Accelerate OpenStack Deployments

Mark Shuttleworth details what it takes to deliver OpenStack in production, in 3 minutes or less.


Tags: OpenStack, Ubuntu Server, open source, Ubuntu, Cloud, cloud computing, Mark Shuttleworth

Cisco Debuts Its Own OpenStack Distribution

The networking hardware giant releases a key open source cloud distribution.


Tags: cloud computing, OpenStack, open source, Cisco, Cloud

VMware Automates Management for the Cloud

The company's latest vCloud Suite update provides new automation capabilities.


Tags: Cloud, virtualization, virtualization cloud, cloud virtualization, VMware vSphere, VMware vCloud Suite, VMware

Oracle Solaris 11.1 Updates Unix for SDN and the Cloud

Oracle improves Solaris performance and cloud capabilities while also addressing the market trend towards Software-Defined Networking.


Tags: cloud computing, Cloud, Unix, SDN, Solaris 11, Software-Defined Networking, Oracle

Can OpenStack Overcome Its Cloudy Climate?

Will political in-fighting and dissent over open and closed cloud platform alternatives prevent cloud providers from helping make the cloud enterprise a reality?


Tags: open source, Cloud, OpenStack, VMware, Cloud Providers

What the vTax's Demise Means for Server Virtualization

Is VMware's elimination of the hated "vTax" a sign that the company is changing its focus to where the real money is?


Tags: VMware, hybrid cloud, servers, virtualization, server, Cloud, server virtualization

DH2i Targets SQL Server with Automated Load Balancing Tech

Application virtualization startup combats Microsoft SQL Server sprawl and lowers management overhead with an update to its DxConsole software.


Tags: SQL Server 2012, load balancing, Cloud, SQL Server

Lenovo Takes a Leap into Cloud Computing

The company's first software-only acquisition of cloud provider Stoneware should help jumpstart Lenovo's PC Plus initiative.


Tags: Cloud, stoneware, cloud computing, Lenovo

HotLink Hops on the Cloud with New Hybrid Express Solution

The company's latest product offering could have big implications for companies looking to make a facile move to the cloud.


Tags: virtualization, Cloud, virtualization cloud, virtually speaking, hybrid cloud

OpenStack Foundation Aiming to Advance the Open Cloud

The incoming Executive Director of the group responsible for overseeing OpenStack's development provides insight into the foundation's official launch and the challenges that lie ahead.


Tags: hybrid cloud, OpenStack Foundation, OpenStack, open source, Cloud

The State of Linux in 2012

Jim Zemlin, Executive Director of the Linux Foundation, explains how Linux has become fundamental to modern technology, from servers to the cloud and beyond.


Tags: Linux server, Linux Foundation, servers, LinuxCon, Cloud, Linux

IBM Targets Clouds, Analytics with Its Latest System z Mainframe

Big Blue is out to prove that big iron can float secure clouds and make quick work out of data analytics workloads.


Tags: system z, Data Analytics, IBM, hybrid cloud, Big Blue, mainframe, Cloud

Piston's Airframe Arrives for OpenStack Private Cloud Systems

The company looks to stand out by making it easier for organizations to jump on the OpenStack bandwagon.


Tags: Cloud, private cloud, Piston, cloud platform, OpenStack

Apache Deltacloud Hits Open Source Cloud Server Milestone

Different cloud server technologies all come together and get abstracted in Deltacloud 1.0.


Tags: deltacloud, Red Hat, Cloud server, Apache Deltacloud, Cloud, open source, Apache

Rackspace Finally Goes Public with OpenStack Cloud Servers

After more than two years of promoting the open source OpenStack project, Rackspace is finally ready to deliver it for its own cloud customers.


Tags: OpenStack, cloud computing, Rackspace, Cloud, open source

Open Source OpenStack ARMs the Cloud

The cloud will no longer be confined to just the realm of x86 servers as OpenStack turns two.


Tags: cloud computing, Cloud, OpenStack, x86, ARM, servers

Open Source OpenStack Moving Forward as Folsom Nears

Is it officially the summer of OpenStack?  Work on governance as well as technology continues to accelerate.


Tags: Folsom, OpenStack Foundation, OpenStack, Cloud, open source, cloud computing

Big Switch Relieves Virtual Machine Mobility Migraines

Big Switch Networks offers a solution that should make life a little easier for any company involved in server virtualization or cloud computing projects.


Tags: virtual machine, virtualization, server virtualization, Nicira, Big Switch Networks, virtually speaking, Cloud

Pano Logic Delivers New Cloud and Chrome-Based Thin Client Server

Is a browser-based thin client server model all you really need for running applications?


Tags: Cloud, server, Google Chrome, thin client, Pano Logic

Red Hat Puts a Price on Open Source OpenShift PaaS

After months of free for all access, Red Hat starts the process of making money from its PaaS platform.


Tags: open source, Cloud, OpenShift, PaaS, Red Hat

NASA Ditching Open Source OpenStack? Not So Fast

While Amazon boasts that NASA is saving $1M by moving to AWS, the truth is a bit more complex.


Tags: open source, AWS, Amazon Web Services, Amazon, Piston, servers, NASA, OpenStack, Cloud

The Oracle Cloud Has Arrived

He may have made fun of the term "cloud" back in 2009, but today Larry Ellison is singing a different tune.


Tags: cloud computing, Cloud, Oracle Cloud, Oracle, social CRM