The public cloud presents new opportunities and challenges for IT. Applications and services can be spun up on demand, relieving IT of provisioning and maintenance burdens. But IT is still on the hook for security, service level management, identity and authentication, and more. Our Public Cloud Tech Center delivers strategies, best practices, emerging technology and the latest IT-based research to help guide you through the provider claims, business demands and technology challenges that come with SaaS, IaaS and more.
News and Analysis
New software lets Microsoft System Center users manage both AWS and Windows Azure cloud services from a single console.
The Best of Interop award recognizes innovation in eight tech categories, including networking, cloud, security, mobility and more. Winners include Arista, ExtraHop, Talari Networks and Citrix.
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- Pivotal Is About Big Data, Not Fighting Amazon
March 27, 2013 10:15 AM
Posted by David Hill
Three compelling themes emerged from IBM’s annual gathering: the continued diffusion of the data center, the need for open cloud standards and the rise of data-driven IT intelligence.
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March 26, 2013 11:52 AM
Posted by Joe Onisick
APIs are helping to usher in new mechanisms for making data center management more automated and scalable. They’re also key to network virtualization and private clouds.
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March 20, 2013 12:37 PM
Posted by Kurt Marko
Does VMware want to be a big player in Amazon's public cloud territory, or is the new vCloud service a defensive move to counter an OpenStack insurgency? I say the latter.
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March 15, 2013 03:54 PM
Posted by Greg Ferro
NSX, VMware's data center network virtualization platform, is really about public and hybrid clouds, where VMware has plans for growth. Here's why.
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March 12, 2013 02:07 PM
Posted by Ken Miller
GE has launched a new business unit called Critical Power that combines products and services for industries such as data centers and telco providers that require reliable, efficient electrical systems.
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March 05, 2013 01:06 PM
Posted by Lee H. Badman
Aerohive Networks widens the field of cloud-managed switching, which has largely been ruled by Meraki. Aerohive's three new switches unify both wired and wireless network access.
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Best of the Web
VXLAN is an Experimental IETF draft of protocols to enable the creation of a large overlay, multi-tenant network.
: OpenFlow is poised to reach over-hyped status, yet there are practical, useful reasons for keeping an eye on Openflow. The biggest cloud players are involved and driving the feature creation.
Get a primer on the Openflow protocol and what it can do for networking.