Automation is the key to saving cash in the cloud. But how to do it?

  SUMMARY:On this week’s Structure Show, we discussed how VMware handles automation both for its customers and in its own cloud, and how a startup called Mesosphere wants to turn parts of that approach on their head by taking inspiration from Google and Twitter. We’re a month out from our Structure conference, so we took the ...

Amazon woos VMware admins (and workloads) with new portal

photo: Barb Darrow SUMMARY:Can you say hybrid cloud? AWS says its new portal will let VMware administrators manage AWS, as well as VMware, resources. Interesting. Late Friday, Amazon Web Services announced a portal that it says will make VMware admins comfortable managing workloads in the Amazon cloud. This is just the latest push by the public ...

New AWS Management Portal for vCenter

IT Managers and Administrators working within large organizations regularly tell us that they find the key AWS messages — fast and easy self-service provisioning, exchange of CAPEX for OPEX, and the potential for cost savings — to be attractive and compelling. They want to start moving into the future by experimenting with AWS, but they don’t always ...

Tectonic shift as public cloud giants acknowledge the power of private deployment options

photo: Barb Darrow SUMMARY:News flash: Amazon and Google start to realize that businesses want more than public cloud. Among all the cloud news this week, the bulk of attention went to dueling price cuts by Google and Amazon that went across the major services. But equally, or perhaps more important, was that Amazon continued to acknowledge the existence ...

How the PaaS market is moving beyond deployment and scaling

This report underwritten by: Restlet Executive Summary Platform as a Service (PaaS) is not only about deploying and scaling apps using APIs but also about creating, testing, and debugging those applications, as well as mashing together different web APIs to create new applications for business users. This report will examine the state of the PaaS ...