Following announcements made toward the end of spring, Pivotal, a subsidiary of storage giant EMC announced today that it will be rolling out enterprise-focused distributions of its cloud Foundry platform as a service this week. The company says its multi-cloud and data service-centric approach will be the key to winning broad enterprise support.
Google’s long-touted public cloud platform, Google Compute Engine, was released for general availability Tuesday, joined by HP’s Open Stack-based public cloud. But while both public cloud platforms have launched with some noteworthy features, a lack of breadth and – in the case of HP – a slew of technical issues suggest AWS is likely to continue its six year lead in the public cloud game. At least for the time being.
Amazon Web Services released a number of updates to its core public cloud platform at its Las Vegas Re:Invent conference Wednesday, including a new app streaming service tuned for high I/O apps and high-definition content, and an application monitoring service. But the big news was Amazon’s entrance into the deskptop as a service space with WorkSpaces, a move that could irk established providers like Citrix, VMware and Oracle as it continues to move into existing markets.
Taking a page out of Microsoft’s attacks on Google in the enterprise, IBM this week began launching a series of attack ads against its public cloud rival Amazon Web Services in print and online. The tech giant says its SoftLayer business hosts hundreds of thousands more websites than AWS, but parsing through vague definitions of ‘cloud’ and opaque financial reporting one gets a very different sense of who actually leads in public cloud computing.
In what appears to be the end of a longstanding battle to build a large private cloud for the US intelligence community, IBM has stepped back from continuing its protest of AWS for being awarded the $600m contract, according to media reports.
Amazon announced Tuesday that the company plans to expand its cloud support services into Israel, building a new Amazon Web Services office in Tel Aviv.
Amazon Web Services today launched a range of bundled services under the umbrella ‘AWS Activate’ which includes a number of AWS resources and services packaged together and aimed at startups looking to use the cloud platform to help grow their businesses.
The US Court of Federal Claims ruled in favour of Amazon Web Services Monday in a dispute pitting the public cloud giant against IBM in a battle to build a $600m cloud for the US intelligence community.
Big data analysis specialist Splunk has released a cloud version of its enterprise suite allowing organisations to access and analyse operational and machine generated big data in the cloud. The company has also launched a free version of Splunk Storm, a slimmed-down application monitoring system, with the hope of getting more IT and non-IT business users onto the service.
Microsoft announced Monday that its public cloud platform Windows Azure has been granted approval by the Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program, or FedRAMP, allowing it to be deployed across the US federal public service.