Stories by Brandon Butler

Amazon outage one year later: Are we safer?

Amazon Web Services last April suffered what many consider to be the worst cloud service outage to date - an event that knocked big name customers such as Reddit, Foursquare, HootSuite, Quora and others offline, some for as many as four days.

Mobility, cloud computing, security issues to dominate Interop

One of the premier technology shows of the year once again hits Las Vegas from May 6-10 and many of the themes IT leaders grapple with on a daily basis will be the hot topics at this year's forums and panel discussions. The show focuses on nine subject areas this year including: cloud computing, networking, wireless and mobility, virtualization, data center, storage, collaboration, information security and risk management, and IT management. Mobility is a dominant discussion point at this year's show though with 14 sessions on the topic.

Citrix releases NetScaler 10

Citrix today released NetScaler 10, its next-generation application delivery controller (ADC) that is the company's answer for bringing dynamic elasticity to the network.

'High performance' emerges in cloud offerings

As the public cloud IaaS market continues to evolve, providers are expected to add increased functionality, including high performance computing to their offerings, which is exactly what SoftLayer did today.

YouDazzle combines social collaboration, cloud storage

There are plenty of collaboration software tools on the market, and a growing number of cloud storage options for businesses as well. YouDazzle, a Silicon Valley startup, says it has created a tool that combines the best of both worlds.

Microsoft details Azure security features

Microsoft has added its Azure cloud platform to the Cloud Security Alliance's STAR security registry, which is a listing where Cloud service providers post information about their security features.

Cloud storage vendor wants to ease mobile collaboration

When files are stored in the cloud, many companies need access to them on mobile devices. And once they're on those devices, users want to be able to edit the files and place them back into the cloud. That process has been difficult at times, experts say, but cloud collaboration vendor, Box, is making some moves to address it.

Latisys: Customers want off-premises private clouds

The public cloud doesn't work for everyone, says Pete Stevenson, CEO of Latisys, a cloud, managed hosting and colocation service provider that announced an expansion of its offerings and facilities today.

Citrix releases desktop as a service improvements for providers

As desktop as a service (DaaS) continues to mature as a potential option for enterprises, service providers are attempting to automate and optimize their DaaS offerings, which officials at Citrix say will ultimately lead to lower costs and more choices for end users.

VMware eases cloud provisioning

VMware has made its vCloud Integration Manager available, which it says lets service providers more efficiently provision cloud networks for clients.