Stories by Brandon Butler

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.

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.

12 hot application container startups

The container revolution is upon us.

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.

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.

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.

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.

19 free Cloud storage options

The Cloud is full of free storage, if you know where to look.

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.

Early OpenStack contributor says cloud project has "lost its heart"

It started with a Tweet last week from Joshua McKenty: "OpenStack has lost its heart. Last summit I will attend."

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.

Gartner shows two-horse race in IaaS Cloud: AWS and Microsoft Azure

Research firm Gartner's annual report card on the public IaaS Cloud computing market shows there is one clear leader Amazon Web Services and another clear challenger Microsoft Azure. And then there is everyone else.

Money aside, who's the best fit to buy Salesforce?

As rumors swirl about a potential acquisition of Salesforce.com, the biggest question has been about would-be buyers.

Microsoft boasts that new tool will control Amazon's Cloud, too

Microsoft this week launched a tool that initially is best for managing its public and private clouds but that the company says will soon enable enterprises to control hybrid clouds based on Amazon Web Services and VMware clouds, too.

SDN ushering in "Golden Age" of network administration

IT organisations have been virtualising compute servers for years, and now it's time for network admins to have their turn at virtualisation.

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