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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, IBM, server virtualization, public cloud, hybrid cloud, virtually speaking, SoftLayer

Nirvanix Shut-Down Sends Shockwaves through the Cloud Services Industry

Does Nirvanix's abrupt demise spell the end of public cloud storage services?


Tags: cloud services, Cloud Storage, public cloud, Redundancy, Nirvanix, public cloud storage

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

VMware at a Virtualization and Cloud Crossroads?

Could the cloud prove considerably less lucrative than initially imagined for VMware? And after years of having the server virtualization market virtually to itself, VMware is now facing serious competition there as well.


Tags: data center, VM, VMware, public cloud, hybrid cloud, vcloud, virtual machines, vCloud Hybrid Service

VMware Unveils Its vCloud Hybrid Service

The company's customers can now seamlessly migrate and integrate with the public cloud from their data centers.


Tags: data center, VM, VMware, public cloud, hybrid cloud, vcloud, virtual machines, vCloud Hybrid Service

Dell Sets the Stage for Hyper-V's Return to OpenStack

Once tech non grata, Microsoft's virtualization platform is making a comeback thanks to Dell.


Tags: cloud computing, Microsoft, virtualization, Dell, private cloud, Hyper-V, public cloud, Hyper-V Cloud, OpenStack

Why Rackspace Uses Xen for OpenStack

Public cloud vendor sticks with Xen for server virtualization, still not thrilled about CloudStack.


Tags: cloud computing, virtualization, server virtualization, Xen, public cloud, OpenStack, CloudStack

PayPal Picks OpenStack at VMware's Expense

What impact will PayPal's recent move to drop VMware have on the virtualization company's hopes of becoming a dominant player in cloud computing infrastructure?


Tags: cloud computing, private cloud, VMware, PayPal, public cloud, OpenStack, Cloud Infrastructure

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

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, Cloud Storage, public cloud, Nasuni, virtually speaking

Mirantis Raises $10 Million for OpenStack Services

Founder says he has turned down acquisition offers as his company continues to grow by helping others build OpenStack public clouds.


Tags: cloud computing, public cloud, OpenStack, public clouds

Tips from Experts on Building a Private Cloud

Launching a private cloud can put you on the road to a streamlined, efficient and flexible IT infrastructure.  Avoid potential pitfalls and learn how to make the most of your private cloud with these five tips.


Tags: cloud computing, private cloud, public cloud, hybrid cloud, private clouds

Red Hat Grows Top Deals as Private Cloud Management Enters Batting Practice

The Linux server vendor takes aim at the private cloud and releases latest quarterly earnings report highlighted by public cloud growth.


Tags: Linux, Red Hat, private cloud, Linux server, RHEL, public cloud, hybrid cloud, quarterly financials

Windows Server 2012: Microsoft's Cloud OS Leaves the Gate

Microsoft makes it official in releasing a server OS that's "built from the cloud up."


Tags: Microsoft, private cloud, Windows Server, public cloud, hybrid cloud, Windows Server 2012, OpenStack

HP Aims for Cloud Convergence

New enhancements in HP's CloudSystem provide burstable cloud access.


Tags: Cloud, virtualization, HP, public cloud, hybrid cloud, HP converged cloud, HP cloud services, HP CloudSystem

Network Virtualization Poised for Primetime?

Significant signs are starting to emerge that network virtualization is a technology whose time is about to arrive.


Tags: Cloud, virtualization, private cloud, Hyper-V, hypervisor, public cloud, network virtualization, hybrid cloud, Hyper-V Cloud

Rackspace Cloud (Just) Now Moving to OpenStack

While Rackspace helped to found OpenStack, the company is only just now beginning to adopt the project for its own cloud services.


Tags: Cloud, cloud services, private cloud, Rackspace, public cloud, Rackspace Cloud, OpenStack

VMware: OpenStack Is Immature

VMware's CEO emphasizes his company's strength in both private and public cloud infrastructure as revenues continue to grow.


Tags: Cloud, private cloud, VMware, Rackspace, public cloud, hybrid cloud, VMware vSphere, OpenStack

Veeam's Management Pack Catches the Free Bug

The company is currently giving away its Management Pack for free, but there's a catch of course -- three, in fact.


Tags: cloud computing, private cloud, server virtualization, Hyper-V, hypervisor, VMware, public cloud, Hyper-V Cloud, Veeam

Virtustream Offers "True Consumption-Based" Cloud Platform

The company's xStream platform is billed as a versatile solution for complex, large-scale deployments, offering support for public, private and hybrid clouds.


Tags: Cloud, virtualization, virtualization cloud, private cloud, managed service, public cloud, hybrid cloud, IaaS

8 Cloud Security Boosts From VMware

Cloud security, or lack there of, is increasingly proving to be a barrier to adoption and revenue for companies that sell public cloud services. VMware aims to remedy this by partnering with these eight top guns in the security market place.


Tags: cloud security, VMware, public cloud

The Truth About RHEV

VMware, Microsoft and Citrix are the Big 3 of server virtualization and public cloud. It may soon be time to add Red Hat and rebrand them the Big 4, however. With more mission-critical Linux servers being virtualized, more servers are running RHEV, and cloud providers are not exempt from this trend.


Tags: cloud computing, Microsoft, Red Hat, server virtualization, cloud provider, VMware, public cloud, RHEV, Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization, red hat linux

VMware Takes Steps to Conquer Nascent Hybrid Cloud Market

VMware rules in the virtual data center and private cloud, but it's second runner up in the public cloud. With hybrid clouds  on their way to being the future of computing and a consistent infrastructure between enterprises and service providers critical to their success, is it any surprise VMware is taking steps to protect its virtual kingdom?


Tags: Microsoft, private cloud, server virtualization, VMware, Xen, public cloud, hybrid cloud, vCenter

PerspecSys Builds Bridge to the Public Cloud

For some enterprises, regulations rule out using the public cloud. This means some products, notably Salesforce.com, can't be considered. PerspecSys believes it has found the solution for those with this predicament.


Tags: cloud computing, Salesforce.com, public cloud, regulation

The Battle for the Cloud Rumbles On

In the battle of the clouds, public cloud vs. private cloud vs. hybrid cloud, which model is best positioned to win?


Tags: cloud computing, private cloud, server virtualization, virtual machine, public cloud, hybrid cloud

Slogans vs. Substance--Finding Your Way Through the Cloud Computing Jungle

As enterprises embrace cloud computing, the vendors are turning up the noise, both in the features they provide and why they are vastly superior to their competitors.


Tags: cloud computing, Salesforce, server virtualization, VMware, public cloud, Google Cloud Connect

Nebula Seeks to Remake Cloud Infrastructure With Commodity Hardware Appliance

Built on technology developed at NASA, this startup aims to 'democratize' large-scale cloud computing deployments.
Tags: cloud computing, IT infrastructure, Rackspace, public cloud, secure

Microsoft Partners With Fujitsu on Azure Middleware

Fujitsu announced it will ship four middleware products for Microsoft's Windows Azure cloud platform.
Tags: middleware, Microsoft, Azure, Fujitsu, public cloud

Can a Virtualized Environment Be Regulation Compliant?

Historically, virtualized environments and regulatory compliance have been like oil and water. Now, with careful planning and execution, the two are not mutually exclusive.
Tags: cloud computing, compliance, server virtualization, public cloud, server technology

Solarwinds Unveils New Server Virtualization Management Option

For large enterprises, choosing a management system typically parallels their choice of hypervisor vendor -- generally, VMware, Microsoft, Red Hat or Citrix. Smaller organizations aren't so lucky. Virtualization Manager from Solarwinds just may fill that gap.
Tags: cloud computing, server virtualization, hypervisor, Virtualization Management, public cloud

4 Easy Steps to Securing Your Servers in the Public Cloud

When it comes to security in the public cloud, you're on your own. Your cloud provider will not help protect your systems from hackers and other attacks beyond protecting its own infrastructure. However, with due diligence you can minimize your risks.
Tags: security, public cloud, server security

10 Workloads That Should Never Go in a Public Cloud

Security is the primary reason you should never consider deploying any these 10 workloads to a public cloud.
Tags: cloud computing, security, customer relationship management, public cloud, deployment

10 Cloud-Based Services You Can't Live Without

If 2011 is 'The Year of The Cloud,' then it's time to get serious about cloud-based services. Will it be private cloud, public cloud, or a mixture of the two for your organization?
Tags: cloud computing, cloud services, private cloud, public cloud, EC2

Public Cloud Not Widely Used -- Yet

A new Cisco sponsored study of public cloud computing usage found deployments are still in the early stages, as security and stability top the list of concerns.
Tags: cloud computing, Cisco, virtualization technology, server virtualization, public cloud

Azure for Private and Public Clouds

Microsoft is taking its Azure cloud computing platform private.
Tags: cloud computing, Microsoft, Azure, private cloud, public cloud

Testing Enterprise Public Clouds

The benefits of public clouds are obvious, but what about the pitfalls?
Tags: security, Cloud, server, Enterprise, public cloud

Jumping on the Cloud? Consider these Security Issues

A little planning and preparation can help you avoid a potential cloud nightmare.
Tags: cloud computing, security, Cloud server, cloud service, public cloud

Challenges and Security Concerns of Public Clouds

When it comes to the cloud there are obvious benefits and a few challenges too.
Tags: security, Cloud, network, public cloud