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

Share on LinkedIn Share with Google+ Comment on this article 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

Share on LinkedIn Share with Google+ Comment on this article Published on: March 24th, 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

Oracle puts more analytics power into PeopleSoft Financials

Oracle Corp. has added more firepower for chief financial officers using its PeopleSoft Financials suites. The company said Thursday that it is adding two new applications make faster decisions in part through in-memory

Share on LinkedIn Share with Google+ Comment on this article Published on: January 31st, 2014 Howard Solomon

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

RedHat’s OpenShift gets enhanced data centre integration

Open source software company RedHat Inc., focuses on data centre integration and enhanced controls with the general release of its private Platform-as-a-service (PaaS) offering, OpenShift Enterprise 2. OpenShift Enterprise 2 will be available

Share on LinkedIn Share with Google+ Comment on this article Published on: December 5th, 2013 Nestor E. Arellano

Cloud computing – basic concepts

Information technology seems to progress in waves, with each new wave replacing (or at least extending) the previous generation of systems.  Most people would agree that cloud computing is the newest of these waves,

Share on LinkedIn Share with Google+ Comment on this article Published on: November 27th, 2013 Don Sheppard