Private Cloud Merits 2nd Look As Container Environment

Jonathan Bryce, executive director of the OpenStack Foundation, says Project Zun gives enterprise IT a new reason to reconsider OpenStack for private clouds. InformationWeek: Cloud Related Posts:Nokia: Don’t Be Too Quick To Dismiss Private Cloud SavingsAWS Dominates IaaS, Stumbles In Managed Private CloudCompark Data Center Blurs Line Between Public, Private CloudVMware Cloud Foundation: A closer […] Read more »

Nokia: Don’t Be Too Quick To Dismiss Private Cloud Savings

Nokia’s total cost of ownership study finds most enterprises can save 25% of data center costs by converting it to private cloud. InformationWeek: Cloud Related Posts:Don’t bet too soon on the hot cloud technologiesDon’t bet too soon on the hot cloud technologiesDon’t bet too soon on the hot cloud technologiesDon’t let cloud providers kick you […] Read more »

AWS Dominates IaaS, Stumbles In Managed Private Cloud

Amazon Web Services (AWS) dominates the worldwide public IaaS market, is in tight competition in the PaaS market. But it’s an also-ran when it comes to the managed private cloud category, according to a report from Synergy Research Group. InformationWeek: Cloud Related Posts:Amazon adds managed NAT gateways to Virtual Private CloudPrivate Cloud Merits 2nd Look […] Read more »

Compark Data Center Blurs Line Between Public, Private Cloud

ViaWest’s Compark “fourth-generation” data center in Denver blends public cloud, colocation, and managed services in one facility. InformationWeek: Cloud Related Posts:Enterprises can put Oracle’s entire public cloud in the data centerEnterprises can put Oracle’s entire public cloud in the data centerData center construction increases thanks to the cloudUp close with Amazon Snowball: Cloud migration for […] Read more »

Cloud player Rackspace goes private in $4.3B deal

A private equity firm has signed an agreement to buy major cloud player Rackspace for $ 4.3 billion. Rackspace announced today that Apollo Global Management, a U.S.-based investment manager, will acquire the company in a deal that will give Rackspace shareholders $ 32 per share. [ Download the public cloud megaguide PDF: Amazon, Microsoft, Google, […] Read more »

By going private, Rackspace looks to fuel its cloud evolution

Rackspace, a company that was an early player in the cloud market, is being forced to evolve or continue to be left behind. The cloud and web-hosting company announced today that it’s being acquired by Apollo Global Management, a U.S.-based private equity firm, and will become a private company. It’s a move analysts say will […] Read more »

Vodafone readies pan-European virtual private cloud service for SMEs

Small businesses with global ambitions will soon have a new cloud partner — at least wherever Vodafone has data centers. Vodafone Total Cloud Flex is a virtual private cloud service that can be managed via a self-service portal, and directly integrated with on-premises infrastructure via VPN or MPLS. Telecommunications operator Vodafone unveiled the service in […] Read more »

Private, public, or hybrid: Microsoft’s cloud flavors

Every cloud in the sky is unique, as is every computing cloud. Microsoft has its own view of what its cloud is all about, what it’s made of, and the tools it provides to help connect Microsoft-powered private clouds with Microsoft Azure public clouds with service clouds (from third parties). Having multiple options as to […] Read more »

CHRISTUS Health’s private cloud provides the Rx needed to accommodate change

CHRISTUS Health is a sprawling healthcare operation headquartered in Irving Texas, with primary acute care facilities in Texas, Louisiana, New Mexico, Mexico, Chile and, coming soon, Colombia, as well as long-term care facilities in Georgia, Iowa, Texas, Louisiana and Arkansas. Lynn Gibson was brought in almost four years ago as CTO to help CHRISTUS gird for […] Read more »

Amazon adds managed NAT gateways to Virtual Private Cloud

Amazon’s Virtual Private Cloud has long made it possible to partition a hunk of AWS with a private network of its own, complete with a VPN connection for secure access. But setting up a VPN to access the Internet is drudgery, since connections to and from VPC have to be mapped with network address translation (NAT) […] Read more »

3 types of private clouds: Which one’s right for you?

Forrester Research describes the Infrastructure-as-a-Service private cloud industry as healthy, growing and “intensely competitive.” “Customers no longer question cloud computing? as a viable technology choice,” writes Forrester senior analyst Lauren Nelson in a recent report. “And in a growing number of enterprises, cloud is now the first choice.” +MORE AT NETWORK WORLD: Top Tech Turkeys […] Read more »

Private Cloud is Fun and Easy

Private Cloud is Fun and Easy Through improved provisioning, metering, self-service and management capabilities, a properly deployed private cloud can solve virtual machine sprawl, improve server utilization and help end-users deploy only the resources that they need. Just as it's … Read more on Business 2 Community Motorcyclist dies fleeing police in St. Cloud The […] Read more »

Public, Private, Hybrid? Choosing the Right Cloud Mix

Public, Private, Hybrid? Choosing the Right Cloud Mix Identifying which IT operations are candidates for cloud deployment is just the first step; organizations also have to decide whether they want their applications hosted in a public, private or hybrid cloud environment. Each model offers its own … Read more on CIO 10 Online Cloud Computing […] Read more »