IBM opens SoftLayer data centre in Toronto

IBM will open its first SoftLayer data centre in Toronto today to meet the demands of Canadian customers that want cloud or hybrid solutions and be assured their sensitive data stays here. The

Published on: August 12th, 2014 Howard Solomon

Microsoft unveils “enterprise completers” for hybrid cloud computing

With the hybrid cloud model making huge strides in enterprise computing, Microsoft is hoping that a new package of tools and services will help hook up enterprise operations to hybrid cloud environments. At

Published on: May 13th, 2014 Andrew Brooks

SaaS continues to dominate enterprise cloud computing market

While the Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) model remains dominant in terms of market share, growth and breadth of coverage, a new research report says other cloud computing models have established themselves as contenders and are

Published on: May 4th, 2014 Andrew Brooks

Halifax cloud service adds automated management for developers

A Halifax infrastructure as a service provider has developed an automated technology for customers to image and patch their virtualized systems. Cloud-A said Wednesday that its Bricks service cuts the time developers and system

Published on: April 16th, 2014 Howard Solomon

Canadian providers in new Cisco Intercloud

Cisco Systems Inc. plans to spend US$1 billion over the next two years building what it calls the world’s biggest global Intercloud for hosting applications through a number of international carriers and service

Published on: March 24th, 2014 Howard Solomon

SAP unbundles HANA Cloud services

Almost every software company is rushing to make its applications relevant to cloud computing. The latest is SAP AG, which this week announced simplified pricing for its HANA Cloud Platform to encourage developers

Published on: March 7th, 2014 Howard Solomon

The transformation to cloud computing

It wasn’t so long ago that mainframes were being called legacy and distributed servers (or data centres full of them) were the darling of the IT industry.  Over time this resulted in “silos”

Published on: February 26th, 2014 Don Sheppard

IBM to bring cloud to app developers

LAS VEGAS -- For many organizations, cloud computing means software or infrastructure as a service IBM Corp. wants to add a new category: application development in the cloud. In doing so it is

Published on: February 24th, 2014 Howard Solomon

Defining cloud computing by its characteristics

A definition for cloud computing, despite it having been with us for many years (some say back to the 1960s), seems to be fairly elusive.  The U.S. National Institute for Standards and Technology (NIST)

Published on: January 21st, 2014 Don Sheppard