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?
Stories by Brandon Butler
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.
Over the past couple of years Bank of America has embarked on a strategic plan to embrace a software-defined, incredible agile and flexible infrastructure environment that has reaped simplification and savings.
At the RSA Conference, VMware demonstrates the security features of its NSX network virtualization product.
VMware’s No. 2 executive leaves a week after networking guru Casado announced departure, and as Dell is buying out VMware parent company EMC.
As Apple continues to resist FBI demands to unlock a terrorist suspect’s phone, it raises a question: What if Amazon Web Services was ordered to provide access to a customer’s cloud? Would AWS hand the data over the feds?
VMware and IBM today announced a broad new partnership that will allow VMware customers to extend their virtualized workloads into IBM’s public SoftLayer cloud, a move that could be a boost of adrenaline for IBM and marks somewhat of a reckoning for VMware’s public cloud plans.
Cloud service providers are evolving their platforms to handle personal health information that’s subject to HIPAA regulations, as seen in this case study about the state of Georgia’s Google cloud use.
A new release issued this week from Red Hat Anisble – an open source project and commercial product for creating a devops environment – is enabling developers to control network infrastructure.
VMware hopes that any customer looking to use Amazon Web Services, Microsoft Azure or Google Cloud Platform will choose the company’s vRealize Suite to centrally manage their on-premises virtualized environments and the public cloud.
Ease of deployment, central manageability and reduced costs. Sound too good to be true? It’s SD-WAN, a software-based approach to managing your Wide Area Network. Think of SDN, but for your branch. It’s early days for this technology, but it’s expected to grow fast in the coming years.
A recent Gartner report finds that technology vendors are over-inflating the revenues they report for cloud sales by lumping in non-cloud technologies, making it confusing for users to judge the strength of a vendor’s financial health and difficult to make comparisons between vendors.
A working group made up of 10 Fortune 500 customers is urging for easier interoperability between public and private clouds.
An analyst at Morgan Stanley reading the tea leaves of recent financial disclosures from Apple predicts that the company could be transitioning away from using Amazon Web Service’s Cloud, which if true could represent blow to the leading IaaS Cloud vendor.
Amazon's stock dropped in after hours trading after analysts were disappointed by the company's earnings; but the strong performance of the company's Amazon Web Services cloud unit actually boosted profits. If Amazon didn't have AWS, the earnings report would have been much more ugly for the company.