These Data Centers are at the Center of the Cloud 

Microsoft Quincy Data Center

You can access a larger version here. People thought that our previous post on this topic was helpful, so we wanted to provide some more insight. We have been looking into the physical side of the cloud– the data centers that Amazon, Google, Microsoft and others use to host the infrastructure that powers our applications. […]

Overview of Public Cloud Regions 

I frequently find myself Googling around to try to figure out which public providers have facilities in a particular region. I finally created a document to keep track. I’ll share it here in the hope that it is helpful to others.

The top five cloud stories for the week of October 11 

This week in the cloud: IBM focuses on SoftLayer for its cloud infrastructure, the battle between OpenStack and AWS, Microsoft builds an Azure Cloud for the government, Dome9 makes it easier to understand AWS Security, AWS launches AWS Activate.   IBM says it’s tapping SoftLayer for more of its cloud biz – GigaOM The Big […]

The top five cloud stories for the week of October 4 

This week in the cloud: Red Hat leads way to certify OpenStack pros, Forbes ranks the best and worst  cloud computing stocks, Verizon launches its cloud platform, Stackdriver announces its new insight for its cloud monitoring service, and Windows Azure earns US government security tick. Red Hat leads way to certify OpenStack pros – ZDNet […]

The top five cloud stories for the week of September 13 

This week in the cloud: Rackspace hires a new Chief Customer Officer, Dropbox further promotes its business angle, Microsoft targets scientists with Windows Azure research, how Steve Jobs helped to invent cloud computing and how to detect noisy neighbors in your cloud environment.   Rackspace Appoints Chief Customer Officer to Grow International Presence – The […]

This Week’s Top Cloud News – June 7 

This week in the cloud: IBM acquire SoftLayer, Netcraft estimate AWS’ size, AWS speed variance revealed, Azure adds features and can AWS replicate their GovCloud service?

Top 5 Cloud News Stories this Week 

This week in the cloud: positive data for AWS and Dell, Azure goes to the Far-East, VMware to launch IaaS and new features for Route 53 users.

Top Cloud News Stories for the Week of May 10 

1. Debian Linux Will Serve As The Default OS For Google Compute Engine | TechCruch Google have chosen Debian as their default OS for GCE; their new Infrastructure-as-a-Service platform. Experts say that their choice is based on the other main options – Red Hat and Ubuntu requiring payment when used, as well as cultural similarities and Debian’s […]

This Week’s Top 5 Cloud Stories 

This week, Stackdriver launched the public beta of its monitoring service, Azure sales topped $1 billion, Citi shed more light on AWS’ dominance, Accenture launches cloud brokerage and Reuben Cohen discusses cloud interoperability.

Microsoft Azure for Cloud Novices 

I recently published an article comparing the ease of use of Amazon’s EC2 and Rackspace ‘Cloud Servers’. The strong reaction it got made me realize the importance of ease of use when comparing cloud vendors – many of their customers may not be tech savvy. To that end, I tried out Microsoft Azure today to expand the comparison. Although I can’t speak to other aspects like functionality or reliability, Microsoft have clearly built Azure with the user in mind – this is definitely the easiest to use IaaS vendor I have tried so far.