A leader such as Amazon, which sat with appropriate services (e.g. AWS or S3) in time standards in the cloud, is constantly under attack. Google entered the cloud business with Google Compute Engine and then Microsoft is aggressively highlighting its Azure cloud platform.

A new cloud offering is [...]

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Continuing its strategy of moving beyond the PC, software and services, Dell launched its first service in the cloud infrastructure earlier this year thanks to a partnership with VMware.

Dell announced it is expanding availability of its Dell Cloud with VMware vCloud Datacenter services into Canada and Europe.

The service will [...]

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Terremark, a subsidiary of Verizon Communications Inc. and EMC join forces in a strategic global support for clients on cloud computing. This initiative aims to develop and distribute all products and services by cloud optimized storage technologies, backup and replication of EMC.

In this context, Terremark intends to standardize its [...]

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Verizon again made a milestone when it acquired CloudSwitch last month; this was following its earlier purchase in January of Terremark, a premier cloud storage provider. The latest acquisition of CloudSwitch is expected to boost the cloud enterprise value of Verizon. This is following the global trend from big mobile and smartphone [...]

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Sprint is looking to offer “hosted collaborating services” to SMBs as a move to get into the cloud services market and ultimately help the company grow. The company plans to use its own data center to provide services.

Sprint is following the footsteps of other telecom companies like Verizon, who back in [...]

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Telephone and cable companies are very interested cloud services and are willing to invest huge amounts of money from acquisitions to partnerships just to get into the cloud market.

Telephone companies will find it easy to fit into the cloud technology, according to Verizon, because they already have their own network in [...]

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Although the market for Application Delivery Controllers (ADC) is consolidating, innovation continues, especially among some select smaller players.

Zeus Technology pioneered software-based solutions for mainstream, scalable ADC applications. The Zeus Elastic Application Delivery (ZEAD) platform provides a seamless architecture between the cloud and the enterprise. The company is finding increasing [...]

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Some telling acquisitions will define 2011. Savvis and Terremark were bought by telcos, which are positioned with assets and operating structures that enable them to potentially do one thing very well: deliver computing as a utility service. We talk with Bob Toohey, the man at Verizon leading the division that will supply [...]

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Capacity planning is a vital component of cloud computing adoption that involves understanding necessary resource requirements in order to meet the anticipated needs of customers and users.

Companies who are able to predict their computing needs can reserve capacity and plan for their predicted usage based on their IT budgets.  Other models [...]

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Telecommunications providers and cable companies have entered the burgeoning enterprise cloud computing market in the battle for enterprise customers. They could play a lucrative role by combining their natural advantages as network operators with technological innovation.

CenturyLink, the nation’s third-largest telecommunications company, announced that it will acquire Savvis, a data center [...]

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