Virtualisation News, Features, and Interviews

  • NetSuite's going global under Oracle's flag

    As part of Oracle, cloud software provider NetSuite plans to localize its products for many more countries while expanding its data-center capacity, sales operations, partner channel and other assets to reach customers in those new areas.

    02 Dec. 16 11:31 Written by Stephen Lawson
  • Juniper boosts cloud analytics, machine learning tech with AppFormix buy

    Looking to bolster its cloud analytics and machine learning technologies, Juniper today announced its intention to buy startup AppFormix for an undisclosed amount.
    AppFormix brings streaming analytics and machine learning technologies to Juniper that are tailored for managing operations of large OpenStack and Kubernetes-based Hybrid clouds and Network Function Virtualization (NFV)/Telco clouds, wrote Ankur Singla, Juniper’s Vice President, Office of the CTO in a blog about the acquisition

    02 Dec. 16 10:18 Written by Michael Cooney
  • AWS Lambda adds C# support

    Functions for the cloud-based compute service now can be built using Microsoft’s managed code language

    02 Dec. 16 07:51 Written by Paul Krill
  • AWS tries to protect its customers from DDoS attacks with new service

    Amazon Web Services is trying to help protect its customers with a new service aimed at mitigating DDoS impacts. It’s called Shield, and the entry-level tier is enabled by default for all web applications running on AWS, starting on Wednesday.

    02 Dec. 16 05:23 Written by Blair Hanley Frank
  • Amazon will literally truck your data into its cloud

    Amazon is aiming to speed up large data transfer jobs with a truck. The Snowmobile is a big, white semi trailer that can hold 100PB of data that will then get driven to an Amazon endpoint and loaded into its public cloud storage.

    01 Dec. 16 08:10 Written by Blair Hanley Frank
  • Amazon accelerates and simplifies its cloud infrastructure offering

    Amazon Web Services continued to push its infrastructure offering forward on Wednesday with the launch of upgrades to its existing instance types and new tools for both simplifying and accelerating computation tasks in its public cloud.

    01 Dec. 16 05:20 Written by Blair Hanley Frank
  • A peek inside Amazon’s cloud – from global scale to custom hardware

    AWS Distinguished Engineer James Hamilton kicked off a re:Invent keynote by pulling back the covers on Amazon’s cloud, and giving a behind-the-scenes look at the company’s global scale, internal architecture and custom-made servers and silicon.

    01 Dec. 16 02:13 Written by Brandon Butler
  • New partner programs for AWS are aimed at growing Alexa, IoT, and more

    On Tuesday, the cloud provider announced a suite of updates to its partner programs at its Global Partner Summit keynote in Las Vegas on Tuesday. They’re focused on helping customers get increased use of Amazon’s cloud services, and getting partners to invest further in AWS.

    30 Nov. 16 08:20 Written by Blair Hanley Frank
  • HPE sees Synergy in hybrid cloud infrastructure

    HPE originally pitched its Synergy line of "composable" IT infrastructure as a way to bring the flexibility of cloud services to on-premises systems. Now it's putting those same Synergy components -- and some new ones -- into the public cloud with the goal of simplifying hybrid IT management.

    30 Nov. 16 01:00 Written by Peter Sayer
  • How to compare cloud costs between Amazon, Microsoft and Google

    Comparing cloud prices between AWS, Azure and Google is not as straightforward as comparing one Cyber Monday deal to another. Cloud pricing is a complicated science. But if you know how to work the system, there are ways to save money.

    30 Nov. 16 00:26 Written by Brandon Butler