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SoftLayer To Outflank Rivals With Bare Metal, InfiniBand, And Power8

SoftLayer To Outflank Rivals With Bare Metal, InfiniBand, And Power8

There are many ways for IBM to get to the $7 billion revenue run rate it has ...

Rackspace Adds MySQL Services, More Databases Coming

Rackspace Adds MySQL Services, More Databases Coming

Rackspace has expanded its managed cloud services, adding two open source variants of the MySQL database along ...

AWS Feels The Cloud Price War Pinch

AWS Feels The Cloud Price War Pinch

The public cloud business of retailing giant Amazon is nearly doubling in terms of capacity sold to ...

Rackspace Flips The On Switch For OnMetal Instances

Rackspace Flips The On Switch For OnMetal Instances

A month ago, Rackspace Hosting previewed its OnMetal bare metal servers, which are configured quickly and sold ...

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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 ... Full article
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 ...
July 24, 2014(0)
Microsoft’s otherwise lackluster quarterly earnings report, weighed down by the closing of its deal to buy the Nokia smartphone business, nevertheless showed sustained growth in its Azure cloud. Revenue for the fiscal fourth quarter ending June 30 totaled $23.38 billion, an increase of 18 percent over the same period last year. The lion’s share came from commercial licensing revenue, ...
July 18, 2014(0)
Benchmark testing of a database running on bare metal versus virtual public cloud servers found that the physical machines outperformed the virtual machines in terms of throughput and latency when running different big data workloads. The comparative performance report released this week was commissioned by Internap Network Services and database partner Aerospike. Internap’s bare metal servers were compared with ...
July 16, 2014(0)
Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella delivered a pep talk to the company’s partner network this week in which he sought to flesh out the company’s strategy for a “mobile-first, cloud-first world.” Addressing the Microsoft Partner Conference in Washington, DC, Nadella stressed not only the current industry buzzword, “ecosystem,” but what the software giant is doing to boost customer productivity. “We ...
July 15, 2014(0)
Cloud services provider Rackspace is unveiling a “managed cloud” strategy built around new service levels and a pricing model aimed at businesses looking for single- or multi-tenant servers, or a combination of those platforms, through a hybrid model. The new pricing model unveiled July 15 attempts to differentiate Rackspace from commodity cloud services providers like Amazon Web Services. It ...
July 10, 2014(0)
Amazon Web Services, the cloud computing arm of the world’s largest online retailer, got the first-mover advantage in cloud computing and has been aggressively innovating for more than eight years to keep its sizeable lead over larger and in some cases much richer players that are trying to get their slice of the virtual IT pie. They are going ...
July 9, 2014(0)
Interxion, the Dutch cloud and datacenter services specialist, said its customers could link to Amazon Web Services and Microsoft Azure from any of its 37 datacenters. The private connections are facilitated through Amazon’s Direct Connect partners and Microsoft Azure ExpressRoute partners, Amsterdam-based Interxion said. Those services, running in conjunction with Interxion’s “cloud hub,” allow customers to establish private connections ...
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