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

Share on LinkedIn Share with Google+ Comment on this article 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

Share on LinkedIn Share with Google+ Comment on this article 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”

Share on LinkedIn Share with Google+ Comment on this article 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

Share on LinkedIn Share with Google+ Comment on this article 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)

Share on LinkedIn Share with Google+ Comment on this article Published on: January 21st, 2014 Don Sheppard

When sticking it to a competitor doesn’t make sense

It's not often that an IT executive shoots from the hip. In my experience most are as carefully trained as professional athletes not to diss a competitor. But blogger Ben Kepes came across

Share on LinkedIn Share with Google+ Comment on this article Published on: January 8th, 2014 Howard Solomon

Global provider network extends Microsoft’s Azure reach

Microsoft Corp. will rely on a consortium of 25 IT services providers in Canada and several countries around the globe to offer Windows Azure to its customers because it believes in some cases

Share on LinkedIn Share with Google+ Comment on this article Published on: December 12th, 2013 Nestor E. Arellano

Rough weather seen for cloud providers in 2014: Gartner

The coming year could be a challenging time for cloud adopters as about 25 per cent of the top 100 IT service providers may not be around by the end of 2014, according

Share on LinkedIn Share with Google+ Comment on this article Published on: December 11th, 2013 Nestor E. Arellano

Is Google’s GCE ready to take on Amazon’s EC2?

Following an 18-month review, Google Inc. has finally announced the general availability for full commercial use of its Infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS) offering Google Compute Engine (GCE). At least one analyst said GCE still lacks

Share on LinkedIn Share with Google+ Comment on this article Published on: December 4th, 2013 Nestor E. Arellano