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  • Public cloud market ready for 'hyergrowth' period

    Posted April 24, 2014 - 4:21 pm

    The public cloud market is set for what one analyst firm calls 'hypergrowth.'
  • Big data drives 47% growth for top 50 public cloud companies

    Posted April 16, 2014 - 8:46 pm

    Big data analytics are driving rapid growth for public cloud computing vendors with revenues for the top 50 public cloud providers shooting up 47% in the fourth quarter last year to $6.2 billion, according to Technology Business Research Inc.
  • Big data drives 47% growth for top 50 public cloud companies

    Posted April 15, 2014 - 11:18 am

    Big data analytics are driving rapid growth for public cloud computing vendors with revenues for the top 50 public cloud providers shooting up 47% in the fourth quarter last year to $6.2 billion, according to Technology Business Review Inc.
  • 5 things to consider when weighing public cloud against private cloud

    Posted February 6, 2014 - 2:33 pm

    Private clouds address a prevalent set of challenges and issues that public clouds cannot and can help smooth cloud adoption.
  • EMC to lean on VMware for public cloud

    Posted January 23, 2014 - 5:00 pm

    In lieu of launching its own public cloud lineup, storage giant EMC has decided to resell the cloud products of its VMware subsidiary, Network World has learned.
  • Rackspace aims for a more flexible public cloud

    Posted November 5, 2013 - 4:59 pm

    Rackspace Hosting says it has rearchitected its public cloud with a workload-oriented framework designed to deliver optimal performance and price based on the workload. It now comes in two flavors and the company says more are on the way.
  • Verizon recreates public cloud for enterprise IT

    Posted October 3, 2013 - 3:04 pm

    For the past two years, Verizon has been quietly re-architecting its public cloud from the ground up to build a new enterprise-focused offering that allows organizations to dial in precisely the level of compute, network and storage they need for individual uses.
  • Programmer exploits Windows vulnerability in cloud-based services

    Posted September 12, 2013 - 12:26 pm

    Windows data volumes (meaning virtual machine hard-drives) in public clouds such as Amazon Web Services can be copied and have their access credentials modified, allowing a hacker to glean insights into the data, a programmer has reported.
  • VMware faces uphill climb against Amazon, others in public cloud market

    Posted September 5, 2013 - 1:19 pm

    A week after VMware launched its much anticipated vCloud Hybrid Service (vCHS) at its annual VMworld conference, experts have now had time to reflect on the company's cloud strategy and now have some questions. Perhaps the biggest is: Does the offering pack enough punch to take on the heavyweights in the industry, most notably Amazon Web Services?
  • Gartner: Amazon still public cloud leader by a long shot

    Posted August 20, 2013 - 12:58 pm

    Amazon Web Services remains the top IaaS public cloud computing provider, offering the widest breath of services of any vendor in the market, Gartner concluded in its annual Magic Quadrant report.
  • Google, Microsoft play catch up to Amazon, add load balancing, auto-scaling to their clouds

    Posted August 7, 2013 - 1:55 pm

    Google Wednesday rolled out load balancing features to its public cloud service, allowing customers to automatically scale up and down virtual machines to accommodate unexpected spikes in demand.
  • Gartner: Start security monitoring in the public cloud

    Posted June 13, 2013 - 3:12 pm

    Security monitoring -- the type involving traditional security information and event management (SIEM) -- can be done in some public cloud environments, according to Gartner. And if you're using public cloud services, it's time to think about doing it.
  • Hybrid public-private cloud usage more widespread than you think

    Posted May 27, 2013 - 9:45 am

    Forrester cloud expert says many times IT isn't aware that public cloud resources are accessing information behind the company's firewall, leading to potential security and performance issues.
  • How VMware will try to shake up the cloud market this week

    Posted May 20, 2013 - 4:48 pm

    There have been rumors and speculation. There have been whispers and rumblings. But this week VMware is expected to release details about its plans to launch a public cloud offering, the central part of its new hybrid cloud strategy.
  • Dell 'refining' plans for OpenStack-powered public cloud

    Posted May 16, 2013 - 2:22 pm

    Fresh off the acquisition of a company that specializes in helping customers manage resources across multiple public clouds, Dell said it is "refining" its own plans to build a public cloud based on OpenStack.
  • VMware confirms public cloud plans via Twitter -- then backtracks

    Posted March 12, 2013 - 1:57 pm

    Industry scuttlebutt is that VMware is preparing a public cloud offering that it would run itself, a rumor that VMware officials have refused to comment on -- sort of.
  • Gartner: Public cloud market to grow 18.5% this year

    Posted March 4, 2013 - 8:46 am

    The global public cloud computing market will grow 18.5% in 2013 to $131 billion, up from $111 billion last year, research firm Gartner predicts.
  • Dell cloud service targets retailers

    Posted January 15, 2013 - 4:10 pm

    Dell has released a trial version of public cloud computing services aimed specifically at the retail industry, joining a handful of companies that are attempting to position their products and services to serve specific vertical niches in the cloud computing market.
  • 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..
  • HP makes public cloud service official; bolsters hypervisor support

    Posted December 5, 2012 - 1:15 pm

    HP is taking the beta label off its public cloud and making it generally available today, along some other features that are part of its converged cloud strategy.
  • 2013: Year of the hybrid cloud

    Posted December 3, 2012 - 11:40 am

    The time for dabbling in cloud computing is over, say industry analysts. 2013 is the year that companies need to implement a hybrid cloud strategy that puts select workloads in the public cloud and keeps others in-house.
  • 10 ways to ease public cloud security concerns

    Posted August 13, 2012 - 4:42 pm

    Security is always a concern when organizations contemplate a move to the public cloud. However, a combination of third-party tools and careful reading of your service level agreement can give you the peace of mind you need to move mission-critical applications to the public cloud.
  • 5 ways to optimize public cloud applications

    Posted July 31, 2012 - 11:10 am

    Moving to the public cloud can be as easy as migrating your applications and paying your monthly bill. But are you spending more than you should? These five public cloud application optimization techniques will help you save money and improve performance to boot.
  • Top 10 enterprise applications for public clouds

    Posted June 24, 2012 - 7:31 am

    Once you address security and privacy concerns, there are a number of applications, regardless of your business, which you can comfortably and safely move to the public cloud.
  • AT&T aims to ease private-to-hybrid cloud transition

    Posted February 13, 2012 - 7:31 pm

    AT&T has launched a new version of its Synaptic Compute as a Service offering designed to help enterprises access capacity beyond their private clouds.
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