Stories by Brandon Butler

Google Compute Engine vs. Amazon Web Services cloud: The battle is on

With news this week that Google Compute Engine cloud is now generally available, the battle in the Infrastructure-as-a-Service market has hit a new level. The biggest question is: Can Google give the kingpin of the public IaaS market, Amazon Web Services (AWS), a run for its money?

Gartner analyst slams OpenStack, again

Gartner analyst Allessandro Perilli recently attended his first summit for the open source cloud platform OpenStack and he says the project has a long way to go before it's truly an enterprise-grade platform.

Microsoft Azure gaining ground on Amazon Web Services

Amazon Web Services next week will host its second customer conference, which is sure to grab headlines and be the center of cloud industry discussion. But, as Amazon continues its run leading the IaaS market, Microsoft has slowly but surely been building up its Windows Azure cloud with the intention of giving AWS a run for its money.

Cisco puts its unified computing servers into OpenStack clouds

The top executives leading Cisco's OpenStack efforts today said customers can run the open source cloud computing platform with its Unified Computing System (UCS) and Nexus hardware devices, and that the company will provide advanced support to help customers deploy OpenStack clouds.

From small to big: 5 tips for managing clouds at scale

The enterprise adoption of cloud computing resources has taken a precarious path. Many organizations have started by running small workloads in the public cloud, reticent to use the platform for bigger mission-critical workloads.

Citrix aims for VMware, Amazon with new Cloud strategy

Citrix has updated its cloud computing strategy, saying that its platform – which is based off the Apache CloudStack project - can span both private on-premises deployments and public Clouds and is the only one in the market that takes an application-centric approach to architecting Clouds.

[]