Microsoft and Google each this week increased incentives for joining their cloud platforms, highlighting the aggressive nature of this battle for market share. Microsoft will offer free Azure support while is Google expanding its program to give away Apps for customers of other vendors.
Stories by Brandon Butler
Users of OpenStack express no regrets about using the open source IaaS software, but say there are significant challenges that must be overcome to manage a successful deployment.
At the OpenStack Summit in Austin, one emerging use case for the open source cloud computing platform involves telecommunications providers like AT&T and Verizon using OpenStack to deliver virtualized network features to customers.
OpenStack has cemented itself as the dominant open source IaaS platform. But at the same time, more proprietary offerings from vendors like Amazon Web Services, Microsoft Azure and VMware reign in the market. OpenStack Foundation Director Jonathan Bryce makes the case of why open source cloud should be the foundation of your data center.
The latest bi-annual survey data of OpenStack users shows the continued march of the open source cloud software into mainstream of enterprises, but also reveals the project’s continued challenges related to ease of deployment and management.
Amazon Web Services held a Summit today in Chicago and announced nifty new tools for its Cloud, but one rumoured product that could have Amazon’s Cloud partners worried remained under wraps.
During the past few years, leaders at General Electric have been aggressively migrating the 123-year-old company to the Cloud. But it hasn’t been easy. GE’s CTO for IT explains what roadblocks the industrial giant encountered, and what he’s doing now to ensure other companies who follow suit have a smoother journey.
It’s been a busy couple of weeks in the IaaS cloud market with Google and Microsoft both making big pushes to unseat Amazon Web Services. We caught up with Amazon’s Cloud Strategy GM Matt Wood to discuss how machine learning, real-time analytics and event-driven computing are driving new use cases in the cloud.
The second largest car manufacturer in the world, Volkswagen Group, will use the open-source cloud computing platform OpenStack to build a private cloud that will host websites for its brands VW, Audi and Porsche, and be a platform for innovating automotive technology, the company has announced.
The past two weeks have been a bonanza of cloud conferences and they provide useful insight into the ongoing IaaS cloud wars between Amazon Web Services, Microsoft Azure and Google Cloud Platform. Despite a flurry of announcements, the consensus is that neither Microsoft nor Google did anything over the past two weeks to unseat AWS, but it’s clear the cloud wars are as hot as ever.
At its big cloud user conference this week Google added some core features for enterprise customers and some fancy new machine learning tools too. Check out the top 10 announcements from Google Cloud Platform NEXT.
Utah-based company Domo has raised $590 million to build an analytics dashboard.
The ambitious international expansion highlights an arms race by big IaaS providers to expand globally.
Dropbox has culminated a multi-year project to build a customised infrastructure environment that company officials say is finely tuned to their specific needs, allowing them to reap savings compared with how they used Amazon Web Services' cloud. Should you get out of the cloud too?
At the Open Compute Project Summit last week, Microsoft announced SONiC, a set of open source software components that can be used to build networking equipment. The move could be a helpful tool for companies building their own networking infrastructure and is Microsoft’s latest effort to position itself as an open source company.
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