Stories by Brandon Butler

Red Hat OpenShift upgrade reaffirms commitment to PaaS

Red Hat has released the second version of its OpenShift Enterprise platform as a service (PaaS), which comes with tools that make it easier to deploy, and provide integration with more hardware options and programming languages. It also is the latest move in the busy PaaS market, which is quickly gaining steam to catch up in importance to the more established IaaS and SaaS markets.

HP private Cloud service leads the pack, followed by Cisco and Microsoft, Forrester says

Enterprises are expected to significantly ramp up their pursuit of internal private clouds within the next year and HP, Cisco and Microsoft have the strongest product offerings for those deployments, according to a new Wave report by research firm Forrester.

Money, money: Box, others bask in hot VC market

Recent investments by venture capitalists in cloud, big data and converged infrastructure companies show not only the healthy interest among financiers to back next-generation technologies, but provide a preview of what technologies from startups today could be mainstream in tomorrow's IT world.

Gartner analyst slams OpenStack, again

Gartner analyst Allessandro Perilli recently attended his first summit for the open source cloud platform OpenStack and he says the project has a long way to go before it's truly an enterprise-grade platform.

In Pictures: Top Tech Turkeys of 2013

Gobble, gobble - these techies deserve to be carved up

Cloud consolidation: CenturyLink buys nifty little IaaS provider Tier 3

Telecommunications giant CenturyLink has made another acquisition in the cloud computing market, this time of innovative public IaaS provider Tier 3. It adds to the company's arsenal of cloud computing offerings and shows the dynamic nature of companies jostling for position in the market.

Why the cloud requires a totally different data center

If there's one mind-blowing statistic about Amazon Web Services, it's the company's scale.

Amazon: New analytics tool can scrutinise massive amounts of data

Amazon Web Services this week rolled out a new cloud-based data analytics tool named Kenesis, which can analyze massive amounts of data in real time and be paid for by the hour.

Amazon hints at details on its CIA Franken-cloud

Amazon Web Services recently won a reported $600 million contract to build the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) a cloud. But that cloud will not look like any other cloud on the planet.

Amazon ratchets up enterprise cloud focus

If there's one overarching theme of Amazon Web Services' second annual cloud user conference, it's that this company is aiming for enterprise.

In Pictures: Hot new products from Amazon's Cloud show

Amazon's re:Invent conference is a hot place to show off the latest and greatest tools for the Cloud

Verizon cozies up with Cloud Foundry as PaaS market heats up

Verizon, which just recently launched a major overhaul to its cloud platform, today announced plans to integrate the VMware/EMC-backed Cloud Foundry open source platform as a service (PaaS) initiative into its offering.

5 things to watch for at Amazon's Cloud show

Last year some 6000 attendees trekked out to Las Vegas for the first customer conference of what many consider to be the leading public IaaS Cloud provider: Amazon Web Services. AWS re:Invent 2012 saw the launch of a new data analytics and warehousing product, price drops on its services, and lots of tips and tricks for how to use Amazon's cloud.

Rightscale launches analytics on top of multi-cloud management tool

RightScale today came out with new functionality for its cloud management portfolio that helps customers not only control resources from multiple public clouds but also provide analytical insight about how those resources are being used.

Microsoft Azure gaining ground on Amazon Web Services

Amazon Web Services next week will host its second customer conference, which is sure to grab headlines and be the center of cloud industry discussion. But, as Amazon continues its run leading the IaaS market, Microsoft has slowly but surely been building up its Windows Azure cloud with the intention of giving AWS a run for its money.