Building a global cloud is extremely expensive, so if a cloud provider wants to play in that league and hasn’t already spent billions, it should rethink, says Satya Nadella.
IBM SoftLayer’s hybrid bare-metal/cloud infrastructure and free internal networking wins some converts, but it still has a long way to go in the AWS-obsessed world of startups.
Withings, already offers a connected baby monitor that has video, but now it has a dedicated security camera with environmental sensors and the ability to tell if someone is crying.
And the answer is … It’s complicated. Edward Snowden’s disclosures at the very least raised questions that all IT pros need to think about regardless of their deployment choices.
Microsoft one-ups its encryption gameplan, adding Transport Layer Security to Outlook.com and enabling Perfect Forward Secrecy on Outlook.com and OneDrive.
Rackspace blazed the trail for OpenStack and offers an array of deployment options from bare metal to private and public OpenStack clouds; but will it find a buyer?
The week in cloud: Structure 2014 was abuzz about the impact of NSA spy-gate on cloud adoption; if there’s enough business to sustain umpteen-different providers; and whether security concerns will strangle the IoT in its infancy.
This year’s Structure conference had speakers discussing the rapid adoption of the cloud by enterprises, security and privacy issues, and why they are embracing openness.
Urs Hölzle and Scott Guthrie have the tough — but fascinating challenge — of mounting a challenge to Amazon Web Services.
A Structure conference panel discussing the state of open source cloud computing agreed that open source clouds need to get easier to use, but not on much else.