By Dion Hinchcliffe on May 27, 2015
Long known for an expansive set of straightforward yet highly capable Web services backed by a long-term strategic vision, Amazon had a head start from the beginning. But it dominates today for other more subtle reasons that IT leaders must consider.
By Tom Raftery on May 8, 2012
Regular GreenMonk readers will be very aware that I am deeply skeptical about claims that Cloud Computing is Green (or even energy efficient). And that I talk about the significant carbon, water and biodiversity effects cloud computing can have. One of the biggest issues with any claims of Cloud Computing being energy efficient, or […]
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By Michael Coté on July 12, 2011
Citrix announced the acquisition of Cloud.com this morning hoping to flesh out its long-running cloud road-map. This Brief Note covers what this means for Citrix and provides some background. Summary There’s some clear motivations for Citrix: Filling whitespace – Citrix has long spoken about cloud computing, but they’ve yet to make a big splash on […]
By Michael Coté on March 8, 2011
Rackspace announces a support plan for OpenStack, while Dell, Rackspace, and Opscode announce an OpenStack installer for quick cloud building.
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By Michael Coté on January 18, 2011
The open source cloud platform OpenStack has it’s first production use outside of the founding partners of Rackspace and NASA. Internap has launched, though still in beta, a cloud storage offering called XIPCloud that uses the OpenStack Object Storage.
By Michael Coté on October 20, 2010
My discussions with the tech press about SAP’s recent Big Data and private cloud announcements.
By Bob Warfield on July 19, 2010
Open stack MIGHT be a big deal, it awaits adoption to see. In discussions with the Enterprise Irregulars, the question came up of whether it was a good analog to view Open Stack as the “Android” to Amazon’s “iPhone” (where is their antennagate?). This is an interesting metaphor as much for what it tells us about […]
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By Michael Coté on July 19, 2010
Rackspace announced the OpenStack project today, open sourcing much of the software it uses to run its own cloud. I spoke with Rackspace’s Jonathan Bryce on the topic to get an in-depth overview, discuss Rackspace’s intentions, and explore the operational future of OpenStack. This is a big announcement in the cloud world, further widening the […]