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. […]

The top five cloud stories for the week of Dec 13 

This week in the cloud: Microsoft calls in the cavalry to push Azure worldwide, Google’s largest Asian data center in Taiwan to boost cloud sector, an overview of the public cloud regions available,  AWS perks seen by James Hamilton and the 2014 cloud forecast. Microsoft calls in the cavalry to push Azure worldwide – GigaOM Microsoft […]

The top five cloud stories for the week of Dec 6 

This week in the cloud: BitTorrent Sync doubles users in a single month, Microsoft  moves to reassure foreign governments and businesses over its security, SaaS dominates New Zealand spending, Google Cloud Compute goes live, AWS Certified professionals get Stackdriver free for 6 months.   BitTorrent Sync doubles users in a single month – VentureBeat This […]

The top five cloud stories for the week of November 1 

This week in the cloud: Microsoft works to resolve Microsoft Azure compute issues, Dropbox hires another Facebook alum, IBM shutters SmartCloud Enterprise platform, the U.S. governments enlists Google, Red Hat and Oracle to help on Obamacare’s website, Google’s Eric Schmidt offers cloud computing tips.   Microsoft works to resolve Windows Azure compute issue – ZDNet […]

The top five cloud stories for the week of October 18 

This week in the cloud: Cisco projects data center-cloud traffic to triple by 2017, Salesforce breaks out its identity management, VMware acquires Desktone, Google Cloud Platform simplifies server-side development for iOS, and AWS re:Invent is coming! Cisco projects data center-cloud traffic to triple by 2017 – ZDNet In this article, Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols reports how […]

The top five cloud stories for the week of August 30 

This week in the cloud, Rackspace expands its regions, the leadership of Amazon Web Services, how to avoid failures when an AWS outage occurs, Google Cloud’s new feature, and AWS’ contract with the government. Rackspace Hybrid Cloud Expands Regions, Counters Amazon Web Services – Talkin Cloud Rackspace now counts five global regions: Dallas, Chicago, Northern […]

The top five cloud stories for the week of August 23 

This week, Rackspace goes after VMware, the cloud computing market forecast for 2016, the advantages of public cloud compared to private cloud, cloud scalability on AWS and our new SMS policy notifications. Rackspace now another option for moving VMware workloads – ZDNet Although it could lose customers due to its no-vendor lock in policy, Rackspace […]

Google updates its Cloud Storage: a new threat to AWS? 

In the face of Amazon’s dominance and Microsoft Azure’s recent media love, Google continues to develop and add features to Google Cloud Platform. Last Monday the company announced three new features: Object Lifecycle Management, Regional Buckets and Automatic Parallel Composite uploads. These new features allow Google Cloud Platform users to manage their objects, access them […]

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 […]

Top 7 Cloud Stories This Week 

This week saw additional AWS price drops and features, GCE getting reviewed and released, tips on cloud migration and an assessment of the hybrid cloud.