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SoftLayer Brings Hourly Billing To Bare Metal Cloud

SoftLayer Brings Hourly Billing To Bare Metal Cloud

For plenty of analytics and technical workloads, running on bare metal is still more desirable than running ...

CliQr Manages Applications Across Hybrid Clouds

CliQr Manages Applications Across Hybrid Clouds

As more hybrid clouds are deployed, the cloud and workload management ecosystem continues to expand. Case in ...

DOD Certifies AWS Cloud for ‘Sensitive’ Data

DOD Certifies AWS Cloud for ‘Sensitive’ Data

Amazon Web Services got the green light this week from the federal government to begin rolling out ...

Microsoft’s Own Five Year Move To The Azure Cloud

Microsoft’s Own Five Year Move To The Azure Cloud

Just because you have built one of the world’s largest clouds does not necessarily mean that you ...

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August 26, 2014(0)
For plenty of analytics and technical workloads, running on bare metal is still more desirable than running on a hypervisor-sliced cloud. SoftLayer was an early and enthusiastic provider of bare metal servers, particular to the gaming and oil and gas industries, and its expertise in deploying bare metal cloudy infrastructure is one of the reasons why IBM spent $2 ... Full article
August 26, 2014(0)
As more hybrid clouds are deployed, the cloud and workload management ecosystem continues to expand. Case in point is hybrid cloud management specialist CliQr Technologies that this week rolled out new features for its CloudCenter management platform, including “drag and drop” application profiling and a batch of image management options. The Silicon Valley company is promoting its new CloudCenter ...
August 22, 2014(0)
Amazon Web Services got the green light this week from the federal government to begin rolling out cloud services designed to handle “sensitive” workloads. AWS has announced that the Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA), the Defense Department’s enterprise cloud service broker, has authorized it to handle government information at higher security levels. With the approval, AWS becomes the first ...
August 21, 2014(0)
Just because you have built one of the world’s largest clouds does not necessarily mean that you can easily move your own applications to it. Such is the case with Microsoft’s own IT department, which is taking measured steps in deploying the more than 1,300 line-of-business applications that run the $87 billion software and services behemoth onto its own ...
August 21, 2014(0)
There has been no silver lining behind the Microsoft Azure cloud service during August, according to an outfit that tracks cloud outages and downtime. Meanwhile, Amazon Web Service performance improved during the second quarter of this year. CloudEndure said this week that Microsoft Azure was hit with what it called an “unusually high level of downtime” earlier this month ...
August 1, 2014(0)
Amazon Web Services said it is extending its Domain Name Service called Amazon Route 53 to include support for domain name registration along with management and geographical DNS. The cloud giant also rolled out enhancements to its AWS Trusted Advisor tool launched last year, including a package of best practices. The advisor is now available for free on the ...
July 30, 2014(0)
There are many ways for IBM to get to the $7 billion revenue run rate it has promised Wall Street it can hit as it exits 2015. One way was to take its existing application hosting services and merge them with a true cloud provider, and then make more acquisitions from there to quickly build up its book of ...
July 28, 2014(0)
Rackspace has expanded its managed cloud services, adding two open source variants of the MySQL database along with plans to add another database to its support list by mid-August. MariaDB and Pecona Server are being added to Rackspace’s list of supported databases in response to requests from application developers as these open source databases gain in popularity. The moves ...
July 25, 2014(0)
The public cloud business of retailing giant Amazon is nearly doubling in terms of capacity sold to customers in the past quarter, but it looks like the aggressive moves by Microsoft and Google with their respective Azure and Cloud Platform clouds is taking their toll on the revenues and perhaps the profits at Amazon Web Services. And the normal ...
July 24, 2014(0)
A month ago, Rackspace Hosting previewed its OnMetal bare metal servers, which are configured quickly and sold with utility-style pricing like its virtual machine instances. Now Rackspace is ready to sell OnMetal capacity and believes it can offer a compelling performance and price/performance advantage compared to other clouds that run atop hypervisors. As EnterpriseTech explained when the OnMetal service ...
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