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  • 5 key takeaways from Amazon's big cloud day

    Posted July 10, 2014 - 9:00 pm

    Amazon challenges Box with file share services, attempts to woo mobile app developers.
  • Virtustream takes aim at complex cloud migrations

    Posted June 18, 2014 - 2:15 pm

    Small IaaS provider is rubbing elbows with Amazon Web Services, Microsoft and Google.
  • Gartner: Amazon runs away with IaaS cloud Magic Quadrant; Microsoft catching up

    Posted May 28, 2014 - 8:51 pm

    Amazon Web Services, for another consecutive year, is running away with the IaaS cloud market, according to research firm Gartner, but unlike other years the competition - namely Microsoft, is giving the market leader a run for its money.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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..
  • 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).
  • 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?
  • 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.
  • Sprint teams with CSC on IaaS cloud

    Posted July 10, 2012 - 9:11 pm

    Sprint is jumping into the infrastructure as a service (IaaS) cloud market via a joint venture with established cloud vendor CSC, the companies announced Tuesday.
  • Google pledges computing without limits in Compute Engine cloud platform

    Posted June 28, 2012 - 3:39 pm

    The newly launched IaaS product provides users a cloud for running Linux virtual machines on the same infrastructure that powers Google itself.
  • Eucalyptus moves to GitHub

    Posted June 19, 2012 - 9:08 am

    Eucalyptus Systems has updated its IaaS (infrastructure as a platform) cloud computing software so that computing jobs may be started more easily.
  • North American companies give cloud the most business

    Posted March 31, 2012 - 1:45 pm

    Where in the world are data center services booming?

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