Christine Burns

Director, Network World Test Alliance


10 most powerful PaaS companies

10 most powerful PaaS companies

Platform-as-a-service is the least mature of the major cloud services categories. There are multiple types of PaaS, and vendors are playing in more than one sub-category, so it’s not easy to tell the players without a scorecard....

Top 10 Amazon cloud challengers

Top 10 Amazon cloud challengers

While industry analysts don’t foresee any public cloud service vendor making a noticeable dent in Amazon’s huge market lead anytime soon, Cloud Technology Partners, Forrester Research and Gartner do consistently name 10...

Can anybody catch Amazon?

It is quite a stretch for most cloud service providers to match the geographical reach of Amazon Web Services.

5 tips for avoiding private cloud failures

According to Piston Cloud Computing's CTO, the rate at which his customer’s pilot projects turn into production private clouds is pretty typical of most OpenStack-based providers – and it’s pretty low.  

Stack wars: OpenStack v. CloudStack v. Eucalyptus

OpenStack -- co-founded by Rackspace and NASA in 2010 --  certainly has the buzz, what with partnerships with AT&T, HP and IBM, to name a few, all of which have promised to use OpenStack as the base for their private cloud offerings.  ...

Top 10 cloud tools

Top 10 cloud tools

New tools help IT execs cut cloud costs, optimize resources, integrate and manage cloud instances

Cloud tools abound. Is enterprise IT ready?

The sky is the limit for both the number and the types of tools that will eventually help enterprise IT fully embrace the cloud, say industry analysts and cloud integration experts.

Top 10 cloud tools

Cloud vendors are delivering boatloads of new tools to help enterprise IT build, buy, manage, monitor, tweak and track cloud services. These tools are designed to help IT execs free up their budgets and their staff so both can be used...

12 hybrid cloud security products to watch

12 hybrid cloud security products to watch

Hybrid cloud security products can be delivered in a box that gets deployed on premise at a customer’s site. But increasingly security vendors are offering a hybrid approach to their product portfolios whereby customers can...

Hybrid clouds pose new security challenges

If 2013 is the year enterprises begin implementing their hybrid cloud strategies, as the experts are predicting, then it follows that this will also be the year when hybrid cloud security takes center stage.

Cloud security tips and tricks

Users and security consultants familiar with the process of securing hybrid clouds have one steady piece of advice to offer: the only way to go is one step at a time.

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