Adding enterprise cred
New Relic has named John Gray, a former long-time channel exec for Oracle, as its new SVP of business development. Gray, who…
The week in cloud
Microsoft already has a huge presence in most companies’ server rooms. And it hopes to keep it that way or at least, persuade…
Amazon Web Services is not an organization that rests on its laurels. New stats compiled by CloudEndure show that AWS, the public cloud market leader,…
Now Amazon really means it
Amazon Web Services pre-announced big, new C4 compute instances in November at AWS Re:invent, apparently re-announced them on January 2 in a disappearing…
U.S. cloud companies see China as a huge opportunity. Now Big Blue is partnering with Tencent Cloud to bring cloud and SaaS business applications to that market.
Google is telling affected customers to start moving their workloads to a shiny new European zone and promises new automation tools to help in similar tasks early next year.
IBM SoftLayer’s hybrid bare-metal/cloud infrastructure and free internal networking wins some converts, but it still has a long way to go in the AWS-obsessed world of startups.
Boston-based startup nets new investment from NTT Docomo, Verizon Ventures as well as from existing backers.
The week in cloud: If you don’t like the cloud status quo, hold on, a new attraction will be out in a second. In the center ring this week, Google rolling out $100K in cloud credits and HP snapping up Eucalyptus.
Commodity traders help set prices for oil and wheat, allowing buyers to hedge their costs. The same thing is poised to happen in the world of cloud computing.
Cloud users want a dashboard that shows outages or delays across all services. Amazon and Microsoft have one already and now it looks like Google’s is on the way.
Microsoft is adopting new philosophies as it develops a strategy to compete with Amazon and Google in the market for cloud computing.
Digital Ocean needs a ton more IP addresses for all those compute “droplets” it runs for customers. So it’s moving all its data centers to IPv6 by years’ end.
It really is time to move to IPv6 if even Microsoft can’t dredge up any more U.S. IPv4 addresses.
AWS, Google, Microsoft et al. have a huge appetite for unique IP addresses, but except for Amazon’s ELB, they don’t support IPv6. Expect that to change in the near future.
Microsoft Azure Basic and Amazon’s designation of “previous generation” EC2 instances may signal a shift to more tiering of basic cloud infrastructure.
Amazon has been the king of cloud services for nearly six years but now the company has new deep pocketed competitors – Microsoft and Google. And while Microsoft announced its plans earlier this month, Google is likely to launch its new, improved platform at Google I/O.