It was only a matter of time
IBM is a big backer of the OpenPOWER open-source hardware project. And it’s the company behind the SoftLayer cloud, so it was only…
Here we go again
Amazon Web Services and Rackspace are warning their customers of upcoming reboots they’re taking to address a new Xen hypervisor security issue.…
So much for the new guy
The writing was on the wall when IBM named another guy to head up its cloud operations, but now it’s apparently official:…
The week in cloud: Amazon has said that live migration would not have averted last month’s cloud reboots. But folks are betting it’s working on the technology just the same.
Both companies said they’ve had to be cagey about the Xen vulnerability until now, but offered a bit more information about the patching process and — in Rackspace’s case — an apology as well.
IBM SoftLayer is addressing the same Xen hypervisor vulnerability that sparked reboots by Amazon Web Services and Rackspace — but it’s doing so days later.
UBS Analyst Steven Milunovich urges IBM to scale back on long-term EPS forecasts and focus on more important, strategic things.
For some resource-intensive jobs, there’s no subsitute for bare metal. Now IBM SoftLayer will let you pay for that by the hour.
Mobile apps marketing company Tapjoy opted for an OpenStack private cloud managed by Metacloud for the bulk of its work going forward.
SoftLayer’s Lance Crosby explained at Structure how IBM’s purchase benefited the company, the cloud-storage wars and what he tells CIOs about the cloud.
Two new IBM SoftLayer cloud data centers, one in Dallas, one in Ashburn, Virg., will be added to IBM’s roster later this year.
IBM is hell-bent on achieving its promised earnings per share goal by next year. Analysts aren’t sure why it bothers.
Amazon dedicated instances take some of the “shared” out of shared cloud infrastructure. Depending on your point of view, that’s a good or not so good thing.
Recently, Google and Amazon enhanced their networking options, getting a potential leg up in the four-way performance competition between cloud providers. But how do they compare with Rackspace and Softlayer? David Mytton puts all four through their paces to see which service really comes out ahead.
Ginni Rometty lays out her case for IBM as a standard-bearer for the next generation of computing, but she also acknowledges that 2013 wasn’t a banner year.
Taylor Rhodes, who was named Rackspace president this week, knows the cloud fight is on, but says we’re still in early days.
Big customers may want to use OpenStack but need hard metrics on how it performs in very large implementations. Mirantis and iBM are using Rally to fill that need.
After two weeks of public silence, Nirvanix confirms what it had already told its customers: it’s shutting down.
How do you build a virtual robot? In the cloud naturally. And this year IBM/SoftLayer displaced AWS as the cloud of choice for the DARPA competition.
IBM’s WebSphere group re-implemented parts of a major sample application using a half dozen or so NetflixOSS tools.
Can IBM use SoftLayer as a way to fend off Amazon Web Service incursions? Or is it already too late?
SoftLayer and IBM’s legacy SmartCloud will form the basis of a new Global Cloud Services division.
EMC is not in the race for SoftLayer, the cloud services provider, but IBM is on the prowl for cloud expertise and has looked at both SoftLayer and Rackspace, sources say.
Softlayer may be in the cross hairs of not one but two legacy IT giants, according to a Reuters report. Even the idea that EMC or IBM would consider a buyout is interesting.
Two big Amazon outages over the past month certainly got everyone’s attention. Here are three tactical measures cloud users should take to minimize damage from future cloud computing snafus. Broadly, the outages also ratchet up pressure for companies to move to multiple clouds.
As great as shared cloud infrastructure can be, online game workloads often demand dedicated physical servers in addition to heavily virtualized, shared cloud servers. That’s where SoftLayer says it differentiates itself from other big cloud players including market leader Amazon Web Services.
SimpleCDN’s 5,000-plus customers have seen their service be disrupted after its data center provider changed its terms of service and began pulling its servers. But does the fault lie with SimpleCDN for not diversifying its network better to avoid such an outage?