Week of 20 May 2013 MSPAlliance cloud insurance offers liability coverage for providers (22 May 2013)
The MSPAlliance introduces new cloud insurance program, offering extended liability coverage for providers and peace of mind for customers.
Week of 13 May 2013 News briefs: Google cloud services headline I/O, Compute Engine opens (17 May 2013)
In these briefs, Google I/O delivers news about Google's cloud services, including a new database service and general availability of Compute Engine.
At the first stop on his cross-country speaking tour, Amazon's Jeff Barr answered questions on AWS pricing, performance and availability.
Week of 06 May 2013 News briefs: HP updates FlexFabric line; Citrix refines partner program (06 May 2013)
In these briefs, HP updates its FlexFabric portfolio, Citrix revamps its partner programs and Brocade debuts its vision for on-demand data centers.
Week of 29 Apr 2013 HP reveals new generation of data center switches (SearchNetworking.com | 30 Apr 2013)
HP offers new core and aggregation data center switches with OpenFlow 1.3, TRILL and Shortest Path Bridging support.
HP supports OpenFlow 1.3 on new data center switches (SearchSDN.com | 01 May 2013)
HP's new data center switches support OpenFlow 1.3, making it the only vendor to run the latest SDN protocol from the core to the server edge.
Cloud brokers can offer their own cloud services as long as they don't compete with their cloud provider partners.
In these news briefs, a survey suggests more enterprises use multi-cloud strategies, and the MSPAlliance updates its cloud insurance for providers.
Week of 22 Apr 2013 News briefs: Microsoft heats up IaaS market, Google wants to go greener (23 Apr 2013)
In this week's cloud news, Microsoft heats up competition in the IaaS market while Google petitions local utilities for more clean energy options.
While some providers play up the lingo in consumer cloud marketing, others say confusion has left the term 'cloud' too diluted to be valuable.
The TIA and EPI are developing a certification program around the TIA 942 standard for cloud data center designs, uptime and resiliency.
Tweeters at the OpenStack Summit 2013 in Portland praised the project's latest release, but noted that there is still room for improvement.
Week of 15 Apr 2013 Customers say ecosystems are top priority when choosing PaaS providers (18 Apr 2013)
Customers said that the top reason they selected their current PaaS provider was that they valued its ecosystem, according a new TechTarget survey.
Providing customers with cross-connection services within and among a provider's cloud data centers can generate high margins with little investment.
This week, Amazon's Storage Gateway expands to support Hyper-V, HP launches Moonshot and Rackspace launches OpenStack package for service providers.
Week of 08 Apr 2013 Comcast launches cloud marketplace, expands cloud provider reach (12 Apr 2013)
Comcast launches Upware, a cloud marketplace that offers providers the opportunity to reach new customers.
IT departments often feel somewhat squeamish about data security issues with the BYOD trend, but that's where cloud providers can step in.
A chorus of tweets from attendees of the fourth annual Cloud Connect conference kept the rest of us updated during the four-day event.
This week in cloud news, Google IaaS opens to more users, OpenStack Grizzly rolls out and an IBM supercomputer fights disease with data in Poland.
Week of 01 Apr 2013 PCI-compliant cloud services an art, not a science for providers (05 Apr 2013)
The concept of a PCI-compliant cloud has long been elusive, but new guidelines clarify provider and customer responsibilities.
Alcatel-Lucent launches an SDN company, Nuage Networks (SearchSDN.com | 03 Apr 2013)
Nuage Networks, Alcatel-Lucent's new SDN company, uses overlay technology for dynamic provisioning of virtual networks across data center domains.
In these news briefs, a judge throws out a bogus Uniloc patent suit against Rackspace, IaaS providers show no sign of slackening cloud pricing wars.
While technology M&As in 2012 declined in value and plateaued in volume, the number of deals in cloud and SaaS market tripled over the previous year.
Week of 25 Mar 2013 Citrix updates self-service cloud portal to pave the way for XaaS (27 Mar 2013)
Citrix's new self-service cloud portal software serves as an easy-to-use cloud orchestration tool for providers to deliver Anything as a Service.
In these news briefs, PayPal plans to build an OpenStack cloud with 10,000 servers, Cisco acquires SolveDirect and CloudStack grows up.
Avaya announces its Collaborative Cloud offering, enabling service providers to deliver Collaboration as a Service.
Week of 18 Mar 2013 MSPAlliance: No need to look beyond our MSP, cloud certification (SearchITChannel.com | 21 Mar 2013)
The MSPAlliance is calling on MSPs and cloud providers to support its MSP and cloud certification standard, the Unified Certification Standard.
Week of 11 Mar 2013 Q&A: VMware's software-defined data center pitch to cloud providers (13 Mar 2013)
In this Q&A, VMware explains how a software-defined data center can offer efficiency, flexibility and savings for providers.
Video: Juniper on transitioning mobile operators to SDNs (13 Mar 2013)
In this video, ACG Research's founder Ray Mota talks to Brad Brooks of Juniper Networks about how to transition mobile operators to SDNs.
This week, a feud heats up as AWS prices drop and VMware preps a public cloud. Plus: States debate cloud taxes; Rackspace updates its private cloud.
Week of 04 Mar 2013 MSPexcellence aims to help cloud computing service providers, wannabes (SearchITChannel.com | 08 Mar 2013)
Cloud provider advisory group MSPexcellence has established a community for solution providers that want to become cloud computing service providers.
New technology helps with cloud networking VLAN limit (07 Mar 2013)
A new TRILL-based technology will help cloud providers solve the VLAN limit and enable new, unique service offerings.
In these briefs, see which geographic and vertical markets boast cloud jobs at $100,000 and up, and learn about a new, open source Python framework.
Week of 25 Feb 2013 Can cloud providers trust their orchestration software with security? (28 Feb 2013)
Even with orchestration software to automate security controls, many cloud providers find comfort in manual processes -- despite the inefficiencies.
VMware PEX 2013: VMware rolls out cloud 'credits,' role-based accreditation, more (SearchITChannel.com | 26 Feb 2013)
At VMware PEX 2013 in Las Vegas, VMware announced VMware Cloud Credits Purchasing Program for channel partners to sell to customers.
In these news briefs, Microsoft Azure bests AWS cloud in performance tests, and VCE targets midsize firms with two Vblock Systems and new software.
Week of 18 Feb 2013 Mobile backup infrastructure basics for cloud providers (21 Feb 2013)
Cloud providers need strong backup infrastructure to support mobile data, with distributed data centers and broad WAN connectivity.
In this week's news briefs, the Watson supercomputer takes on cancer, an update adds security tools to Dropbox for Teams and Rackspace stock plunges.
Week of 11 Feb 2013 News briefs: PCI cloud confusion clarified, Alcatel-Lucent CEO resigns (11 Feb 2013)
These briefs address new PCI guidelines for cloud providers, IBM's new servers for SMB private clouds, and the resignation of Alcatel-Lucent's CEO.