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Top 5 things to watch for at VMWorld 2014

By Brandon Butler | 20 August, 2014 06:26

A year ago everyone wanted to know about VMware's big plan.

Gartner: Internet of Things has reached hype peak

By Brandon Butler | 14 August, 2014 03:02

The Internet of Things has reached the height of its hype, according to Gartner.

3 Cool Google cloud features

By Brandon Butler | 13 August, 2014 05:44

In the increasingly competitive cloud IaaS market Google is attempting to distinguish its platform by arming its cloud with unique features and cutting-edge technology that customers can't quite find anywhere else in the market.

Rackspace bows out of IaaS market

By Brandon Butler | 06 August, 2014 04:55

Rackspace is discontinuing its pure Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) offering in favor of a new category of cloud services named "managed cloud" in which the company will support customers building and managing their cloud services.

Amazon's four tips to make sure your cloud is secure

By Brandon Butler | 02 August, 2014 02:03

Amazon Web Services has a program named Trusted Advisor that provides customers with advice on the best way to use the company's IaaS cloud services. Today, the company made four checks that Trusted Advisor performs free for all users.

3 keys to getting started with devops

By Brandon Butler | 22 July, 2014 03:17

Devops could be the latest and greatest buzzword, but it could also mean big and important changes - for the better- at many organizations in how applications are built and deployed.

Rackspace rolls out new hosted computing tier: Managed cloud

By Brandon Butler | 16 July, 2014 03:25

Rackspace Tuesday announced a Managed Cloud offering, which combines the benefits of a managed service with the elastic scalability of a cloud.

5 key takeaways from Amazon's big Cloud day

By Brandon Butler | 11 July, 2014 07:20

Amazon Web Services continued to push the IaaS market forward today by challenging established cloud players like Box and Dropbox with the company's own document collaboration platform and rolling out new features to its public Cloud focused on supporting mobile applications.

This is what the new hybrid Cloud looks like

By Brandon Butler | 09 July, 2014 03:39

The hybrid Cloud seems to be what everyone wants to get to. End users seem to like the idea of using a public Cloud, like Amazon Web Services for its large scale and low-cost. But they're not willing to put everything up in AWS's cloud, so there are on-premises Clouds for mission-critical and extra secure information.

Netflix open sources its Amazon cloud security enforcer

By Brandon Butler | 02 July, 2014 04:15

Netflix today continued its tradition of sharing lessons it has learned from using Amazon's cloud at a massive scale by releasing Security Monkey, a tool it has developed internally for monitoring the security of its cloud.

Hadoop distributor MapR gets $110M from Google

By Brandon Butler | 01 July, 2014 04:01

MapR, which distributes a commercial software platform based off the Apache Hadoop big data management open source project, has secured a $110 million funding round led by Google.

Armed with new CEO, Joyent rolls out a private Cloud

By Brandon Butler | 01 July, 2014 00:57

Last week was a big one for IaaS cloud provider Joyent - not only did the company pivot to offer a private cloud management software (previously it only offered public cloud services) but it also has cherry-picked a Cisco cloud executive to be the company's new CEO.

Hackers found controlling malware and botnets from the cloud

By Brandon Butler | 26 June, 2014 23:31

In what is considered to be a natural evolution of tactics used by cybercriminals to infiltrate corporate networks, security firm Trend Micro has new evidence that more botnets and malware are being not only hosted in the cloud, but controlled remotely from cloud servers.

VMware: We're aiming to be a top 3 Cloud provider

By Brandon Butler | 25 June, 2014 04:18

Gartner's annual Magic Quadrant is a sort of who's who of the cloud computing market. And while VMware made the company's most recent list, it didn't receive the highest of marks.

A wake-up call for the Cloud

By Brandon Butler | 25 June, 2014 00:40

Every so often something happens that should make people stop and think. That may have just happened in the Cloud.