• IaaS vendor Dyn buys out Nettica for DNS services, talent

    Posted March 26, 2014 - 12:25 pm

    New Hampshire-based Infrastructure-as-a-Service company Dyn announced today that it would purchase managed DNS provider Nettica. Terms were not disclosed.
  • Google and Verizon take big steps in the cloud

    Posted March 7, 2014 - 1:14 pm

    Google and Verizon each made announcements this week that are significant in their race to catch the company many consider to still be the market leader in the IaaS public cloud: Amazon Web Services.
  • GoGrid wants to be your open source alternative to Amazon's cloud databases

    Posted February 12, 2014 - 5:03 pm

    Amazon Web Services is a juggernaut in the infrastructure as a service market, but GoGrid, a midsize IaaS competitor that aims to be the cloud for big data, says it wants to offer an alternative to AWS's platform. And it's hoping to do so through open source databases.
  • Now you can see Intel inside your cloud provider

    Posted January 15, 2014 - 9:55 pm

    If you have a processor-intensive app, you want to make sure you get the most horsepower for your buck. This new service from Intel and IaaS partners will help you see just what kind of processing power you get.
  • Confirmed: Cloud infrastructure pricing is absurd

    Posted December 12, 2013 - 9:00 am

    Two reports out this week show just how insane cloud pricing has become
  • With Google Compute Engine launch, cloud market enters new era

    Posted December 3, 2013 - 12:33 pm

    After a year and a half of limited availability, Google is now offering its Compute Engine service to anyone. Get ready to see new competition push the market forward.
  • Cloud consolidation: CenturyLink buys nifty little IaaS provider Tier 3

    Posted November 19, 2013 - 2:55 pm

    Telecommunications giant CenturyLink has made another acquisition in the cloud computing market, this time of innovative public IaaS provider Tier 3. It adds to the company's arsenal of cloud computing offerings and shows the dynamic nature of companies jostling for position in the market.
  • Cisco, Intel push 'trusted geolocation in the cloud'

    Posted September 30, 2013 - 3:54 pm

    Cisco and Intel say that companies wanting to make use of Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) clouds should be aware that controls exist for keeping virtual workloads on servers within country borders.
  • Platform-as-service offerings blurring lines between cloud packages

    Posted May 8, 2013 - 10:46 am

    Cloud-based infrastructure and software providers like Amazon and Salesforce are incorporating application development tools into their offerings, blurring the lines between IaaS, SaaS and PaaS
  • FAQ: What you need to know about cloud computing's hidden tax hit

    Posted May 7, 2013 - 11:58 am

    Cloud computing services, whether software as a service (SaaS) or infrastructure as a service (IaaS), are subject to taxes. Reid Okimoto, senior manager in the state and local tax practice at KPMG, shares tips to help you understand the real cost of cloud computing.
  • Google cloud open for business – includes $400 cover charge

    Posted April 22, 2013 - 4:26 pm

    Google earlier this month opened up its infrastructure as a service (IaaS) offering to customers and removing the beta tag from the service. One catch is that customers who sign up for the service need to buy a "gold-level" support package -- which costs $400 per month.
  • CloudSigma goes all SSD in its cloud

    Posted April 2, 2013 - 1:21 pm

    In what one analyst calls a harbinger of future advancements by cloud providers, European infrastructure as a service (IaaS) company CloudSigma has announced that its cloud storage will run completely on solid state drives (SSD).
  • Cloud prices: How low can they go?

    Posted April 1, 2013 - 12:05 pm

    Infrastructure as a service (IaaS) cloud providers are battling in a price war that has seen 29 price reductions by the four major providers during the past 14 months, a trend industry analysts expect to continue.
  • Simulate access to the cloud before you commit

    Posted March 5, 2013 - 3:49 pm

    If you can't get a direct connection to the cloud, estimating user experience before migrating to the cloud is a critical task.
  • Analyzing costs in cloud business models

    Posted December 7, 2012 - 1:18 pm

    IT leaders know cloud is here to stay, but many are still trying to calculate the potential return on investment. Based on our experience, companies that outsource their infrastructure as a service (IaaS) can expect to achieve 18% cost savings over three years compared to in-house IT.
  • Gartner: Amazon, HP cloud SLAs are "practically useless"

    Posted December 6, 2012 - 10:10 am

    Amazon Web Services, which Gartner recently named a market-leader in infrastructure as a service cloud computing, has the "dubious status of 'worst SLA (service level agreement) of any major cloud provider'" analyst Lydia Leong blogged today, but HP's newly available public cloud service could be even worse..
  • Review

    Review: Rackspace Cloud keeps IaaS simple

    Posted November 28, 2012 - 11:40 am

    Rackspace stands apart with familiar tools, open standards, and enterprise-grade support
  • Google offers 10 times as many cloud computing options, plus drops prices

    Posted November 26, 2012 - 5:37 pm

    Google on Monday announced a significant ramp-up of its infrastructure as a service (IaaS) cloud offering, upping the number of virtual machine sizes available on its platform across the United States and Europe from four to 40.
  • Gartner's IaaS Magic Quadrant: a who's who of cloud market

    Posted November 7, 2012 - 4:45 pm

    The cloud market can be a big, daunting place. Seemingly every tech vendor has a cloud strategy, with new products and services dubbed "cloud" coming out every week. But who are the real market leaders? Research firm Gartner's answer lies in its Magic Quadrant report for the infrastructure as a service (IaaS) market.
  • Japanese virtualization start-up invades the USA

    Posted October 15, 2012 - 11:10 am

    Midokura, a Japanese startup focused on network virtualization, this week said it is entering the U.S. market with a distributed software defined network product designed for Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS).
  • Getting the most from IaaS

    Posted October 15, 2012 - 9:03 am

    Infrastructure-as-a-service lets users take advantage of the benefits of the cloud without locking down to a particular cloud provider. But becoming 'cloud-agnostic' requires new tools and mindsets. Insider (registration required)
  • Review

    Review: HP Cloud challenges Amazon and Google

    Posted October 10, 2012 - 6:15 am

    HP's OpenStack-based IaaS cloud blends openness and portability with nice proprietary extras and welcome hand-holding
  • As Oracle rounds out its cloud strategy, Amazon Web Services looms

    Posted October 4, 2012 - 1:33 pm

    Reversing years of cloud-bashing, Oracle CEO Larry Ellison added an infrastructure as a service (IaaS) component to the company's cloud portfolio this week at Oracle OpenWorld, rounding it out the company's strategy to include the three major cloud platforms, including SaaS and PaaS. But will anyone outside of existing Oracle customers use it?
  • Splunk adds visibility into virtual environments

    Posted September 10, 2012 - 4:33 pm

    IaaS provider CloudShare deployed Splunk to correlate machine-generated data and provide insight into every aspect of its business.
  • Google cloud vs. Amazon cloud: How they stack up

    Posted August 1, 2012 - 9:34 pm

    Google's new IaaS cloud boasts strong compute performance but lacks the breadth of features in Amazon Web Services' 4-year-old Elastic Compute Cloud, according to one industry analyst's side-by-side comparison of the services.
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