Stories by Brandon Butler

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

AWS re:Invent and VMworld: A tale of two conferences

The chance to attend VMware and Amazon Web Service's users conferences was an education in the great divide that exists in how customers are solving their IT challenges

Written by Brandon Butler09 Oct. 15 18:54

Amazon touts improved cloud security at re:Invent

Security is a hot topic at AWS re:Invent this year as AWS has launched new security products and big enterprise customers like Capital One and GE help convince customers that the cloud is secure.

Written by Brandon Butler08 Oct. 15 16:31

Amazon rolls out cold cloud storage option

Amazon Web Services has released a lower-cost alternative to its standard cloud storage service that is meant for infrequently accessed data.

Written by Brandon Butler17 Sept. 15 22:44

The 15 biggest enterprise ‘unicorns’

These are 15 of the highest valued enterprise software companies that have received venture funding but have not yet been sold or gone public.

Written by Brandon Butler25 Aug. 15 20:03

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