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2 myths I believed about Disaster Recovery as a Service

I didn't think Disaster Recovery as a Service (DRaaS) was a good fit for SMBs until I embarked on a journey to educate myself on the service and spoke with approximately 20 cloud service providers about their DRaaS offering. I learned...

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Embrace the heat: Data center tips for summer operations

Summer and the heat it brings can be trouble for the data center without proper planning and precautions.

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Amazon, VMware rumored to be developing data center software

Amazon Web Services (AWS) and VMware are reportedly in talks about teaming up to develop data center software products. Speculation is it will be a stack-like product.

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Why Edward Snowden loves open source

Infamous government hacker Edward Snowden believes open source is fundamentally better than proprietary technology, which he believes disempowers users.

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Cloud computing has another killer quarter

Big cloud earnings—and profits—from Amazon, Google, and Microsoft extend cloud momentum and make billions for Jeff Bezos.

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Deep dive on AWS vs. Azure vs. Google cloud storage options

In reality, the world of cloud storage has many facets to consider. Each of the three major public IaaS cloud vendors – Amazon Web Services, Microsoft Azure and Google Cloud Platform – have a variety of storage options and in some...

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Can Amazon be stopped?

Amazon’s success in ecommerce could be repeating in enterprise communications.

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Inside look at Hewlett Packard Enterprise’s next-generation infrastructure

Since the split with its sister consumer business, Hewlett Packard Enterprise has made a lot of moves to refine its strategy with a goal of helping customers adopt next-generation infrastructure, including its hyperconverged and...

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NCAA coaches have a lot in common with data center managers

NCAA basketball coaches and data center managers play a similar role to ensure their teams (or infrastructures) are ready to perform when it matters most.

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Amazon Connect brings contact centers to the cloud

Although cloud-based contact center software is still an emerging market, Amazon today introduced Connect, its take on this industry, hosted in the AWS cloud. The move represents AWS’s continued march into the enterprise...

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Ultimate guide to strategic tech partners

In today’s fast-changing vendor landscape, market leaders are facing new challengers in security, data center, cloud, networking and wireless.

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10 ways Google improved its cloud at NEXT

At its NEXT conference Google made the case that it is ready for enterprises. These 10 announcements are some of their proof points.

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Google tries to beat AWS at cloud security

New tools that protect enterprise applications running on Google Cloud Platform may help take the spotlight away from AWS and Microsoft Azure

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Cloud war collateral: What the rise of AWS, Azure has meant for data centers

When Henry Ford introduced the Model T in the fall of 1908, he likely didn’t comprehend the full scope of events he would set in motion. Come 1914, and Ford’s production line had reduced assembly times from 12 hours to less than two...

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Can we trust the public cloud vendors?

Amazon's AWS S3 outage and the steps it took to address the problem raise questions as to how much we can trust public cloud vendors.

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5 lessons from Amazon’s S3 cloud blunder – and how to prepare for the next one

This week’s service disruption to Amazon’s Simple Storage Service should be a wake up call to make sure your cloud-based applications are ready for the next time the cloud hiccups. These are five tips for preparing yourself for a...

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Amazon's AWS S3 outage impacted Apple's services

Amazon's AWS S3 outage yesterday briefly brought down a number of Apple services, including Apple Music and the App Store.

Amazon S3 Internet outage unleashes flood of apologies -- from others

While Amazon Web Services hasn't yet issued an apology via its social media channels regarding big problems today with its Simple Storage Service (S3), the company's customers have turned to Twitter and Facebook to apologize to their...

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Amazon’s S3 cloud storage service isn’t working

Amazon Web Services today acknowledged that it’s Simple Storage Service (S3), one of its most widely-used cloud-based products, is experiencing increased error rates, causing some sites across the Internet to stop working.

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Battle of the clouds: Amazon Web Services vs. Microsoft Azure vs. Google Cloud Platform

With more and more workloads going to the cloud, and the top vendors being as competitive as they’ve been, deciding on which provider to go with isn’t getting any easier. This handy guide will outline the pros and cons of each...

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