Stories by Brandon Butler

How Lyft gets a lift from Amazon’s cloud

Ride-hailing app Lyft launched in 2012 from Amazon Web Service’s cloud. Today, the company processes about 14 million rides per month, all still from AWS. At the recent AWS Summit in New York Lyft CTO Chris Lambert described how using the cloud allowed Lyft to grow into the company it is today.

How tech’s all-stars are playing the Olympics

Athletes will not be the only ones going for gold at the Olympics in Rio. Some of the biggest names in technology – from Cisco to Microsoft, HPE/Aruba and Google - have played a vital role in supplying back-end network technology for the games, and helping to deliver content to attendees and spectators around the world.

A look at Oracle’s 10 biggest acquisitions

Larry Ellison isn’t afraid to make big splashes in the M&A market. This week’s purchase of SaaS/ERP platform NetSuite is the second largest in company history. Here’s a look back at some of Oracle’s other big deals.

Dropbox aims for enterprise with new team and IT admin features

Continuing its effort to better appeal to enterprise users, Dropbox today announced a series of new features aimed at making its cloud-based storage and collaboration platform easier for teams of workers to use and IT administrators to centrally control.

Microsoft, IBM tout cloud services as key drivers of earnings strength

It is earnings season, which for publicly-traded technology vendors in the cloud market means it’s time to update investors on the momentum of emerging products helping to displace eroding revenue from legacy offerings. For two technology vendor stalwarts – Microsoft and IBM - cloud computing has played a significant role in their earnings this quarter.

4 numbers that stood out in VMware’s earnings

: VMware this week updated investors on the progress of emerging technologies playing an increasingly significant role in the company’s earnings. VMware’s product mix includes not just compute virtualization, but network virtualization, cloud management and end user computing.

Who’s got the best cloud latency?

Cloud provider latency is one of many critical factors that customers consider when choosing a vendor and monitoring their workloads. So which cloud provider has the best latency? It turns out, that answer depends.

Who’s behind Amazon in IaaS cloud revenue? Not Microsoft

Research firm IDC is out with its latest semi-annual tracking of IaaS public cloud vendors and while the top provider in this market – Amazon Web Services – isn’t a surprise, the number two and three could be. IDC estimates that IBM’s IaaS cloud revenues are larger than Microsoft, pegging Big Blue ahead of Redmond’s darling in this still-emerging market.

4 tips for buying cloud management software

Managing hybrid clouds can be a challenge given that virtual machines and storage are running in two different environments simultaneously. A crowded industry of cloud management platforms (CMPs) has emerged to help. Here are four tips from a Gartner analyst to consider before buying cloud management software.

Avaya’s edge network adapter is an IoT onramp

Avaya today released the 1.0 version of its Open Networking Adapter (ONA), a device the size of a deck of cards that plugs into any Ethernet-enabled machine and automatically connects it to a broader network while enforcing strict security policies on network traffic.

Why Brexit could cause data privacy headaches for US companies

The impact of the United Kingdom voting to withdraw from the European Union could have far-reaching implications for international companies who experts say may need to rethink their data management policies as the move could create a network of disparate data sovereignty laws across Europe.

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