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What you can learn from Nordstrom's use of the cloud

Retail giant Nordstrom provides a useful example for anyone struggling with how to adopt IaaS cloud computing services such as virtual machines, storage, and cloud-based application hosting.

Written by Brandon Butler29 July 15 00:50

Google opens its cloud to Microsoft workloads

Google today expanded support for Windows workloads running on its cloud, a move that the company hopes will better position its Google Cloud Platform to court enterprise customers.

Written by Brandon Butler15 July 15 05:25

Amazon makes it easier to test mobile apps in its cloud

At the AWS Summit in New York on Thursday officials with the cloud vendor announced a new service that allows developers to test mobile applications on a range of devices.

Written by Brandon Butler10 July 15 08:21

Chicago taxes cloud and streaming services

The City of Chicago has implemented sweeping new tax regulations that target the use of streaming and cloud computing services, the law firm ReedSmith says.

Written by Brandon Butler02 July 15 21:26

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

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