Stories by Brandon Butler

Amazon cuts cloud prices, again

Amazon Web Service has reduced prices for its infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS) offerings, the 19th time the cost of cloud-based services from the market-leading company has dropped in six years.

Cloud consultants Cloud Sherpas, Global One merge

Cloud Sherpas and GlobalOne, which advise clients in implementing cloud-based Software as a Service applications, have merged in what is a sign of the continually busy M&A activity in the SaaS market.

Study: Cloud will create 14 million jobs by 2014

Implementation of Cloud services will create 14 million jobs internationally by 2014, with the greatest increases occurring in emerging markets, which are not constrained in deploying cloud systems by legacy infrastructure, according to a new study from Microsoft and IDC.

Are community Cloud services the next hot thing?

When Mathew Lodge, senior director of Cloud services for VMware, looks out over the Cloud landscape and envisions how it will continue to evolve, he sees community Clouds playing a big role. And he's not the only one.

Industry heavies unite to float 'The Science Cloud'

More than a dozen international IT firms have partnered to create Helix Nebula - The Science Cloud, which will be used by European researchers to provide cloud-based computing support for scientific discoveries.

Are community cloud services the next hot thing?

When Matthew Lodge, senior director of cloud services for VMware, looks out over the cloud landscape and envisions how it will continue to evolve, he sees community clouds playing a big role. And he's not the only one.

Former Packeteer head has new networking startup

Former Packeteer CEO Craig Elliott has a cloud-based startup in stealth mode called Pertino Networks that is promising to "reinvent networking" by delivering "big IT capabilities in minutes with revolutionary simplicity, <a href="">security</a> and flexibility."

Harris kills hosted cloud service program

In what could be a sign of hesitation by some IT executives to store sensitive data in the cloud, Harris Corp. has pulled out of its off-premise remote hosting business because of lack of adoption from customers.

NaviSite wants to host your virtual desktops

Seeking to capture a slice of market share in the emerging field of virtual desktop services, NaviSite, a Time Warner Cable managed service provider of cloud-based products has announced its next major endeavor: a desktop as a service (DaaS) offering aimed specifically at enterprise customers.

MIT takes aim at secure, self-healing cloud

What if a <a href="">cloud computing</a> infrastructure could recognize a cyberattack, eliminate it, and never stop working while all that is being done? That's what researchers at MIT, with help from the federal government, are investigating the feasibility of.

CA offers new disaster recovery option

CA Technologies has launched a disaster-recovery software-as-a-service offering that combines on-site data protection with a cloud-based service, using <a href="">Microsoft</a> Azure's infrastructure.