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Red Hat makes its case to be THE container company

Looking to establish itself as the leader in the nascent container technology market, Red Hat has enabled one of its flagship products to support containers fully and released a new container management platform, too.

Written by Brandon Butler26 June 15 02:09

Standards are coming for containers

A list of leading cloud, storage and virtualization companies are backing a new effort named the Open Container Project, which aims to create a set of standards for the fast-growing technology.

Written by Brandon Butler23 June 15 04:24

How green is Amazon's cloud?

Amazon Web Services has been under fire in recent weeks from a group of activist customers who are calling for the company to be more transparent in its usage of renewable energy.

Written by Brandon Butler17 June 15 03:42

How Amazon's DynamoDB helped reinvent databases

Behind every great ecommerce website is a database, and in the early 2000s Amazon.com's database was not keeping up with the company's business.

Written by Brandon Butler10 June 15 21:44

Alibaba expands Cloud to US to challenge Amazon, AWS

Alibaba the Chinese e-commerce giant is expanding its IaaS Cloud offering named Aliyun into the US and in doing so will take on America's largest e-commerce company, Amazon and its Cloud computing division Amazon Web Services.

Written by Brandon Butler10 June 15 03:46

Gartner: Cloud management tools are lagging

The tools available for businesses to manage their use of Infrastructure as a Service  cloud computing services are not as mature as the public Cloud services themselves, Gartner research director Mindy Cancila says.

Written by Brandon Butler03 June 15 02:02

Status check on OpenStack: The open source Cloud has arrived

Piston Cloud Computing was one of the darlings of the OpenStack movement. A founding father of the cloud computing project, it produced one of the first private cloud products based on the open source code.

Written by Brandon Butler21 May 15 05:50

Microsoft boasts that new tool will control Amazon's Cloud, too

Microsoft this week launched a tool that initially is best for managing its public and private clouds but that the company says will soon enable enterprises to control hybrid clouds based on Amazon Web Services and VMware clouds, too.

Written by Brandon Butler06 May 15 06:49

Google: Cloud on verge of major transformation

Something big is up in the cloud. Google's Senior Vice President for Technical Infrastructure Urs Hölzle says in five years you will barely be able to recognize what today's cloud looks like.

Written by Brandon Butler30 April 15 22:40

IDC's state of the network at Interop: Change, or be left behind

The confluence of mobile, social and big data trends are driving a tectonic transformation and businesses that do not change with these trends will be left behind, analysts from research firm IDC said at Interop 2015.

Written by Brandon Butler30 April 15 04:07

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