Public cloud

Internap expands OpenStack public cloud push

OpenStack cloud creep

Internap is now offering OpenStack-based public cloud services for the enterprise-rich New York metropolitan area from its Secaucus, New Jersey data center. Atlanta-based Internap paints…

4 cloud predictions for 2015

More consolidation coming

So yes, 2014 was a big year for cloud. Now it’s time for some predictions for the year ahead. Based on gut…

The week of the big cloud reboots

The week in cloud: Amazon Web Services and Rackspace both acknowledged that they needed to re-start a big chunk of their public cloud infrastructure due to a non-disclosed Xen issue.

VMware, in all its permutations, is still a force in the cloud

Kim Weins, vice president of marketing at RightScale, sees a lot about where its customers are deploying cloud workloads and how they intend to expand them across multiple platforms. She came on the Structure Show to talk about what’s hot, including — surprisingly — VMware.

IO launches an OpenStack cloud running on open source servers

IO, which is known for its modular data center designs and specialized data center management software, is getting into the cloud provider space with a new service called IO.Cloud. It’s very open at the foundational level, at least, running OpenStack software on Open Compute hardware.

Boom times in China: The week in cloud

Christmas week was pretty slow — except for major cloud announcements out of China, oh and Edward “the gift that keeps on giving” Snowden issues his Christmas warning, er message.

What’s up with Joyent?

In the wake of CenturyLink’s buyout of Tier 3 and IBM’s SoftLayer buy — inquiring minds want to know what the future holds for Joyent.

Financial services and the public cloud: Go or no go?

Most financial services companies officially forbid the use of public cloud (aka Amazon Web Services) completely. But the forward thinkers among them — like State Street — keep their options — and minds — open about such deployment in the future.

Amazon suit shows Google as public cloud threat

At just a few months old, Google Compute Engine is seen as a threat to public cloud leader Amazon Web Services. At least that appears to be what Amazon thinks given its lawsuit against a former exec who is joining Google.

Which of the 3 cups has a cloud under it?

Twitter has been awash (again) with banter about the myth or reality of private clouds. The conversations revolve around the technology, rehashing the “what makes a cloud a cloud” argument. Yet, all of us are right, and many of us are wrong.

Cloud providers step up consulting services

At this stage, most companies know some of the benefits of cloud computing. But many still aren’t sure what applications and data should make the trip first. That’s why Rackspace and other cloud providers are providing more consultative services and lining up systems integrators.

Amazon’s Oregon cloud region open for business

Amazon Web Services is making available a new US West region located in Oregon, which it is positioning as a lower-cost alternative to the company’s existing Northern California region. AWS says services in the Oregon region costs about 10 percent less than in Northern California.

Future of cloud computing … more clouds. Seriously.

The next big leap in both technology and business models around sharing elastic compute resources will be bidding for those resources at auction or acquiring them through a broker, according to Forrester. But this broker business just adds more abstraction to an already abstract business.

Forget public; private clouds: The future is hybrids!

Cloud services have a rosy future, but a long build-out industry cycle is expected as businesses are slow to adopt and accept virtual datacenters. Instead of determining to use a public or a private cloud, enterprises should consider a hybrid, best-of-both-worlds approach.

Where Is the Public Cloud 2.0?

The current public cloud computing providers have done an excellent job in bringing innovation and cloud computing technology to the masses. Cloud computing, however, is not yet a fully evolved technology and may take another decade to grow up and deliver on its full potential.