Stories by Brandon Butler

Red Hat pushing hard beyond Linux in the data center

At the recent Red Hat Summit in Boston, Executive Vice President Paul Cormier declared victory for open source. "Linux has won in the data center," he proclaimed to an applauding crowd, acknowledging that along with Windows, Linux is one of two major operating systems in enterprise data centers today.

Google opens its cloud to Microsoft workloads

Google today expanded support for Windows workloads running on its cloud, a move that the company hopes will better position its Google Cloud Platform to court enterprise customers.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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