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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.

VMworld 2017 Showcases Server Virtualization Innovation from VMware

Even though it may now be part of the establishment, VMware hasn't gotten dull just yet, with new products and technologies introduced at VMworld 2017 proving the case.

Qualcomm Debuts New ARM Server Chip

The Qualcomm Centriq 2400 is a 10nm server processor that could finally be the chip that makes ARM a player in the data center.

The Definitive OpenStack Map

Understanding all the different projects that are now a part of the OpenStack cloud ecosystem can be challenging, which is why there is now one map to guide the way.

Red Hat OpenStack Platform 12 Puts the Cloud in a Container

As the OpenStack Summit in Sydney kicks off, Red Hat debuts its latest cloud infrastructure release.

Intel Reports 3Q17 Revenue of $16.1B

Data center, cloud and server business show good growth as Intel places bets on Quantum Computing.

DockerCon EU: Tips and Tools for Running Container Workloads on AWS

Amazon Web Services technical evangelists share their best practices for how to run containers in the public cloud.

CoreOS Controls Multi-Cloud Container Environments via Tectonic 1.7

Tectonic 1.7 adds support for Azure to go along with new alert monitoring capabilities and a preview of network policy control mechanisms.

Red Hat CEO Optimistic about OpenShift Kubernetes Revenue Growth

2Q18 revenue comes in at $723 million, with container and OpenStack cloud offering continued growth opportunities.

Larry Ellison: There Is No One Left for Oracle to Buy

No mention of the death of SPARC hardware as Oracle aims to deliver self-driving database technology.

Mirantis Aims to Build, Operate and Transfer OpenStack Clouds

VIDEO: Mirantis co-founder Boris Renski explains his firm's model for OpenStack.

OpenStack Pike Cloud Platform Still Provides AWS Compatibility Layer

After 16 releases, a core component of the open source OpenStack cloud platform remains in place.

Dell Emphasizes VMware's Role in Technology Evolution

Michael Dell, CEO of Dell Technologies, joined VMware CEO Pat Gelsinger at VMworld to talk about the future of technology.

VMware Updates Virtualization Software and Cloud Services at VMworld 2017

VMware Cloud for AWS is now generally available, as are new cloud and data centers technology updates.

Red Hat Continues Container Development Efforts with Microsoft

Windows Server containers support for Red Hat OpenShift is coming, but not until spring 2018.

Vector Sends Server Virtualization into Orbit

Server virtualization may have become fairly routine stuff down here on Earth, but there are still areas - like space - where it has only just begun to make an impact.

Oracle Brings Bare Metal Exadata Performance to the Cloud

Running an Oracle Exadata engineered system brings the promise of accelerated performance.

Red Hat OpenShift Container Platform 3.6 Previews New Technology

Latest release of OpenShift is based on the Kubernetes 1.6 milestone and provides a sneak peak of new capabilities yet to come.

GoDaddy Terminates Its OpenStack Cloud Server Business

While most technology vendors are moving toward the cloud, GoDaddy is headed in the opposite direction.

IBM Grows Cloud Revenues as Total Revenue Declines in 2Q17

IBM continues its shift toward cloud and strategic growth areas like Linux.

SUSE Partners with Supermicro for OpenStack Cloud Hardware

New global partnership between Supermicro and SUSE gets started with OpenStack-optimized technology.

vSphere 6.5 Advances Server Virtualization Once Again

To upgrade or not to upgrade -- that is the question. We have the answer.

VMware Renews Cloud-Native Apps Focus

While VMware is well known for its virtual machine hypervisor technologies, it has a strong container roadmap too.

Cloud IT Infrastructure Market Hit $8B in 1Q17 Revenue

While server revenues are under pressure, Cloud IT infrastructure is growing at a double-digit pace.

Docker Getting Certified and Set to Grow in China

June has been a busy month for Docker Inc as the container vendor advances its commercial aspirations.

OpenStack Cloud Evolves Beyond Its Python 2.6 Roots

VIDEO: Jonathan Bryce of the OpenStack Foundation explains how the open-source cloud platform has moved from Python 2 to Python 3 and now also has projects in typesafe programming languages.

VMware's Pulse Perfectly Timed for an Increasingly Internet of Things World

VMware has become a post-server virtualization company, and its new Pulse IoT Center product further proves that point.

Worldwide Server Shipments and Revenue Continue Decline in 1Q17 as Cloud Impact Grows

Both IDC and Gartner report a downturn in the global server market.

Google Boosts Machine Learning with Cloud TPU Chips

Machine learning can be a very compute-intensive server process.

Security Shortcomings Remain Strong in the World of Virtualization

Virtual machines may be more secure than containers, but only by degree. And even wrapping containers in VMs won't guarantee security in today's world.

New Features Coming in the OpenStack Pike Cloud Platform

At the OpenStack Summit in Boston, members of the project roadmap group provide insight into 8 new OpenStack capabilities set to debut in September.

SUSE Debuts OpenStack Cloud Monitoring

New commercial product is based on the OpenStack Monasca project.

Rackspace Partners with Dell EMC for OpenStack Cloud

VIDEO: Bryan Thompson, General Manager, OpenStack Private Cloud at Rackspace, explains what the new partnership with Dell EMC is all about.

OpenStack Aims to Enable a Composable and Cloud Native World

At the OpenStack Summit in Boston, interoperability across multiple open-source efforts is publicly demonstrated.

OpenStack Summit Highlights Cloud Use Cases

OpenStack Summit emphasizes community needs beyond just the cloud.

IBM Acquires Verizon's Cloud and Hosting Business

As Big Blue expands its cloud footprint, Verizon's contracts.

Microsoft and VMware Taking the Threat of 'Containerization Contamination' Seriously

The rise of Docker and containers have forced server virtualization heavyweights to respond and adapt, and while these changes may be challenging for companies like Microsoft and VMware, in the long run it's a very healthy situation for the rest of us.

Red Hat: Containers are Not Magic

Red Hat doubles down on containers and takes a stab at cloud rival Mirantis too.

IBM Advances OpenWhisk Serverless Vision

VIDEO: Jason McGee, VP and CTO for IBM Cloud platform, discusses the opportunities for serverless, event-driven computing.

How Docker Is Taking Visa Everywhere It Wants To Be

Swamy Kocherlakota, SVP at Visa, explains to the DockerCon audience why it is moving to a micro-services container architecture.

How Docker Has Changed in the Last Four Years

Docker isn't a hobbyist project anymore as the CEO and CTO of Docker detail its success at Dockercon 17.

Organizations Investing More in Docker Container Deployments

Companies continue to show signs of warming up to Docker, but when it comes to orchestration they choose Kubernetes.

Red Hat Updates OpenShift Container Platform

OpenShift Container Platform version 3.5 is based on the Kubernetes 1.5 update.

HPE Containerizes IT Operations Management Software

Hewlett Packard Enterprise expands its ITOM offerings to help enable the new world of container-based deployments.

Microsoft Acquires Deis, Boosting Kubernetes and Container Portfolio

Leading open-source Kubernetes vendor gets scooped up by Microsoft.

Ubuntu Boosts Linux Performance on AWS Cloud

While users can choose to run and install just about anything on a cloud, Ubuntu now has a new kernel tuned specifically for Amazon Web Services.

Azure Automation DSC Configures from the Cloud

Microsoft's powerful configuration management tool in Azure Automation DSC enables you to efficiently control systems in Azure, Amazon AWS and on-premises.

Philips Hue Uses Kubernetes to Keep the Lights On

Kubernetes isn't a science project; it's now being used to help enable the Smart Home revolution.

CoreOS Tectonic Now Installs Kubernetes on OpenStack

Though CoreOS has had its Tectonic Kubernetes distribution for years, until today its installer didn't directly target OpenStack.

Cloud Infrastructure Market Hits $70B in Revenue

The cloud competition intensifies, with HPE, Cisco and Dell EMC all having nearly the same global market share currently.

Oracle Looks to Infrastructure-as-a-Service for Future Growth

Oracle reports third quarter fiscal 2017 financial results, with total revenue of $9.2B.

Bitnami Acquires Skippbox, Boosting Kubernetes and Container Capabilities

Bitnami expands further into the growing world of container application orchestration.

Single Typo in a Server Command Brought Down AWS's S3

The problems Feb. 28 caused more than 150,000 websites and apps to become unavailable, while others indicated broken links and images.

Server Revenues Continue to Decline in 4Q16

Both IDC and Gartner report continued declines in global server revenues, as the impact of the cloud becomes crystal clear.

OpenStack Ocata Nova Cells Set to Improve Cloud Scalability

The 15th release of the OpenStack cloud platform debuted this week, and with it comes the groundwork for major virtual server scalability improvements.

Can vCloud Air Compete Against Cloud Heavyweights AWS and Azure?

How can VMware's vCloud Air contend in the cloud scene when AWS and Azure are able to offer more for less?

Amazon Web Services Continues to Grow as Servers Move to the Cloud

There is perhaps no better leading indicator of how much server revenue is headed to the cloud than AWS' latest earnings.

Linkerd Project Joins Cloud Native Computing Foundation

Open-source service mesh technology becomes an official CNCF project, helping to advance the state of containers.

Citrix to Launch Virtual Windows 10 Desktops Through Microsoft's Cloud

At its annual Citrix Summit conference the company announced XenDesktop Essentials, a service that uses Microsoft Azure to deliver Windows 10 workspaces to devices. 

Container Revenue Will Grow to $2.7B by 2020

451 Research forecasts rapid growth for the container market.

Why Kubernetes Is All-Conquering

It may not be the only horse in the container management system race, but Kubernetes sure appears to be rapidly pulling away from the rest of the competitors.

Red Hat Wins Big with OpenShift in 3Q17

Red Hat reports third quarter fiscal 2017 revenue of $615 million, with some large OpenShift deals helping to power the company forward.

Oracle Aiming for the Clouds, Reports 2Q17 Revenue of $9B

Once again, cloud is the key area of growth for Oracle, though engineered server systems are also doing well.

Amazon Launches New Cloud Region in the UK

New AWS Europe (London) Region expands Amazon's cloud footprint in Europe to Three Regions.

GoDaddy Expands Global Footprint, Boosts WordPress Support

$1.8B deal will see GoDaddy acquire Host Europe Group, as the hosting provider seeks to add new security and WordPress capabilities.

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.

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