Stories by Bill Claybrook

Developing apps for the mobile cloud: What you need to know

From choosing a mobile app platform to deciding if your back-end cloud is up to the task, here are some factors to consider.

Power your mobile strategy with a cloud

Mobile devices will soon be driving cloud computing -- and vice versa. Here's why: It's very sensible to use a private cloud for security, management and other aspects of mobile applications. But getting there will require planning and investment by IT.

The bumpy road to private clouds

When we first heard about cloud computing, public clouds got most of the attention.

The challenges of moving to a private cloud

In Part 1 of this article, we defined private clouds, talked about the differences between deploying server virtualization and implementing a private cloud, described the risks associated with deploying private clouds and listed the phases and steps involved in transitioning to a private cloud.

Building a private cloud: Get ready for a bumpy ride

When cloud computing became a topic of discussion a few years ago, public clouds received the bulk of the attention, mostly due to the high-profile nature of public-cloud announcements from some of the industry's biggest names, including Google and Amazon. But now that the talk has turned into implementation, some IT shops have begun steering away from public clouds because of the security risks; data is outside the corporate firewall and is basically out of their control.

Linux Viewpoint: Sun's plan to confront Linux

I don’t get it. Sun is still trying to go against market trends and push Solaris on SPARC when many customers want Linux. Sun has a wonderful volume server business with Solaris on SPARC. In fact, Sun has lowered its SPARC-based volume server prices so much that it can compete on price with some of Dell’s offerings. And some of Sun’s middleware products are included.

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