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Apple could be dumping Amazon’s Cloud, Morgan Stanley analyst predicts

An analyst at Morgan Stanley reading the tea leaves of recent financial disclosures from Apple predicts that the company could be transitioning away from using Amazon Web Service’s Cloud, which if true could represent blow to the leading IaaS Cloud vendor.

Written by Brandon Butler02 Feb. 16 08:13

The top 5 Hadoop distributions, according to Forrester

In a new report Forrester Research’s big data analysts say that adopting Hadoop is “mandatory” for any organization that wishes to do advanced analytics and get actionable insights on their data. But which vendor is best to use?

Written by Brandon Butler21 Jan. 16 07:55

Cisco’s new monitoring tool sniffs out shadow cloud use

Cisco today announced a new monitoring tool named Cloud Consumption as a Service that collects network traffic information and presents IT officials with a peek into any use of public-cloud based services within a company.

Written by Brandon Butler13 Jan. 16 19:16

Shakeup at Citrix continues: CloudStack products sold off

Months after bowing to investor pressure and spinning out its GoTo family of collaboration products, Citrix announced today that it is selling its two CloudStack infrastructure management products to Persistent Systems.

Written by Brandon Butler11 Jan. 16 18:40

And the cloud provider with the best uptime in 2015 is…

An analysis of downtime at IaaS public cloud providers in 2015 by tracking firm CloudHarmony reveals that despite having the largest cloud offering on the market, Amazon Web Services had the least amount of outages compared to Microsoft Azure, Google Cloud Platform and most of its other competitors. But take the data with a grain of salt, because even its backers say it’s not a holistic view of cloud availability.

Written by Brandon Butler08 Jan. 16 00:09

Amazon to sell WiFi, IoT chips

Annapurna Labs Inc., a company quietly bought by Amazon last year, announced this week that it will expand its efforts to sell chips for use in next-generation WiFi and Internet of Things devices.

Written by Brandon Butler07 Jan. 16 21:16

2016’s biggest cloud computing conferences

Some predict 2016 will be the year of the cloud. While that may be up for debate, what’s not is that there are a whole slew of cloud computing-related conferences on tap for the year.

Written by Brandon Butler04 Jan. 16 23:07

How Goldman Sachs and Bank of America use the cloud and containers

Just because Goldman Sachs and Bank of America operate in the heavily regulated financial services industry doesn’t mean they aren’t taking advantage of cutting edge technology like cloud computing and application containers. But being a leading bank brings its own complexities when embracing these trends.

Written by Brandon Butler09 Dec. 15 23:59

3 types of private clouds: Which one’s right for you?

As the private cloud market has matured, there are now a plethora of options for customers. Forrester Research breaks the market down into bite-size chunks and has some advice on how to choose which private cloud is right for you.

Written by Brandon Butler24 Nov. 15 22:51

Ex VMware, Microsoft and Citrix workers set up application container company

ContainerX is launching today and hopes to make a splash at the DockerCon EU conference next week in Spain – the semi-annual gathering of all things containers. ContainerX is a year old and has raised US$2.7 million, including from backers Steve Herrod of General Catalyst, who is the former VMware CTO, and Jerry Chen of Greylock Partners, also a former VMware exec.

Written by Brandon Butler12 Nov. 15 23:16

University researchers get $5M grant to build ‘Aristotle Cloud’

Researchers from three universities have received a $5 million grant from the National Science Foundation to build a federated cloud based on the open source Eucalpytus platform that academic scientists will have access to.

Written by Brandon Butler09 Nov. 15 13:45

How to push security earlier into the dev process

Experts warn that too often security compliance checks are performed too late in the process of managing infrastructure or developing new applications. A new crop of products is aiming help with this problem by automating security compliance checks in cloud environments.

Written by Brandon Butler04 Nov. 15 16:00

VMware to buy mobile email manager Boxer

VMware announced plans to purchase Boxer, a company that makes an email management application for mobile devices.

Written by Brandon Butler15 Oct. 15 19:42

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