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Stories by Christine Burns

Can anybody catch Amazon?

It is quite a stretch for most cloud service providers to match the geographical reach of Amazon Web Services.

Written by Christine Burns26 Aug. 13 11:05

How to build a private cloud

A private Cloud looks and acts like a public Cloud, giving your corporation all the speed, agility and cost savings promised by Cloud technology, only it's single-tenant, and that tenant is you, right? Well, that's the goal, but it's not quite the reality yet for most enterprises.

Written by Christine Burns03 June 13 11:17

5 tips for avoiding private cloud failures

According to Piston Cloud Computing's CTO, the rate at which his customer's pilot projects turn into production private clouds is pretty typical of most OpenStack-based providers – and it's pretty low.

Written by Christine Burns03 June 13 11:17

Stack wars: OpenStack v. CloudStack v. Eucalyptus

OpenStack -- co-founded by Rackspace and NASA in 2010 -- certainly has the buzz, what with partnerships with AT&T, HP and IBM, to name a few, all of which have promised to use OpenStack as the base for their private cloud offerings.

Written by Christine Burns03 June 13 11:17

In Pictures: Top 10 Cloud tools

New tools help IT execs cut Cloud costs, optimise resources, integrate and manage Cloud instances.

Written by Christine Burns11 April 13 08:23

Cloud tools abound. Is enterprise IT ready?

The sky is the limit for both the number and the types of tools that will eventually help enterprise IT fully embrace the cloud, say industry analysts and cloud integration experts.

Written by Christine Burns08 April 13 11:00

Top 10 Cloud tools

Cloud vendors are delivering boatloads of new tools to help enterprise IT build, buy, manage, monitor, tweak and track Cloud services. These tools are designed to help IT execs free up their budgets and their staff so both can be used towards more strategic, line of business projects.

Written by Christine Burns08 April 13 11:00

Cloud security tips and tricks

Users and security consultants familiar with the process of securing hybrid clouds have one steady piece of advice to offer: the only way to go is one step at a time.

Written by Christine Burns11 Feb. 13 06:19

2013: Year of the hybrid cloud

The time for dabbling in cloud computing is over, say industry analysts. 2013 is the year that companies need to implement a hybrid cloud strategy that puts select workloads in the public cloud and keeps others in-house.

Written by Christine Burns03 Dec. 12 06:03

Cloud careers: It's a seller's market

IT professionals who have learned to work across traditional borders are the hot ticket in the current cloud-crazy job market.

Written by Christine Burns08 Oct. 12 04:37