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  • AWS readies for major reboot

    Amazon Web Services will be updating a substantial number of its Cloud servers, and has asked customers to re-launch their instances in the coming days, according to AWS consultants

    Written by Brandon Butler26 Sept. 14 01:57
  • 5 key takeaways from Amazon's big Cloud day

    Amazon Web Services continued to push the IaaS market forward today by challenging established cloud players like Box and Dropbox with the company's own document collaboration platform and rolling out new features to its public Cloud focused on supporting mobile applications.

    Written by Brandon Butler11 July 14 07:20
  • VMware: We're building one of the biggest SDN deployments in the industry

    VMware hopes to make the networking components of its soon-to-be-released vCloud Hybrid Service one of its biggest selling points, and in doing so the company plans to build one the largest software-defined networking (SDN) deployments in the industry.

    Written by Brandon Butler11 June 13 20:07
  • IBM complaint might have just cost Amazon $600M CIA cloud deal

    Amazon Web Services may have just lost out on a $600 million contract to supply cloud computing services to the Central Intelligence Agency, after the federal government upheld a protest that IBM had made related to the awarding of the contract.

    Written by Brandon Butler06 June 13 22:11
  • Public cloud shakeup: VMware in, Dell out, and OpenStack in limbo?

    It's been a busy week in the cloud. Dell ditched plans to build its own cloud and instead will work with partners, while focusing on private clouds. In an opposite move, VMware revealed its plans for how it will compete in the public cloud market.

    Written by Brandon Butler24 May 13 18:12
  • Newvem expands to monitor Azure and Amazon clouds

    Newvem, which sells a tool that allows users to track and optimize their use of cloud computing resources, has expanded its software's functionality to monitor not just Amazon Web Services, but now Microsoft Azure now as well.

    Written by Brandon Butler17 May 13 16:29
  • Former Amazon cloud engineer spills to Reddit audience

    Usually Amazon Web Services, which many consider to be the leader in the infrastructure as a service (IaaS) cloud computing market, is pretty hush-hush about the internal workings of its massive cloud.

    Written by Brandon Butler17 May 13 14:32
  • Platform-as-service offerings blurring lines between cloud packages

    Cloud-based infrastructure as a service (IaaS) is for renting storage and compute capacity from a service provider, delivered via an Internet connection. Similarly, software as a service (SaaS) is for accessing applications that are hosted in the cloud.

    Written by Brandon Butler07 May 13 22:51
  • Cloud prices: How low can they go?

    Infrastructure as a service (IaaS) cloud providers are battling in a price war that has seen 29 price reductions by the four major providers during the past 14 months, a trend industry analysts expect to continue.

    Written by Brandon Butler28 March 13 21:58