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What are Midmarket Companies Seeking When They Look to Cloud Services?

Midmarket companies often have neither the resource nor the staff to construct their own complete solutions and are increasingly seeking cloud computing solutions. An IBM sponsored Cloud Forum brought together journalists, analysts, developers and midmarket executives to discuss the future of cloud computing.

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A Sneak Peek at the Next Wave in Cloud Computing

The world of cloud computing is a complicated place. But Lucas Carlson boils it down to a simple analogy: Amazon is the Apple of cloud computing.

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A Brief Introduction to Linux Containers with LXC

Scott Lowe provides a brief introduction to working with Linux containers via LXC. Linux containers are getting a fair amount of attention these days (perhaps due to Docker, which leverages LXC on the back-end) as a lightweight alternative to full machine virtualization such as that provided by “traditional” hypervisors like KVM, Xen, or ESXi.

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If Amazon is the 'Apple' of Cloud, Where is the 'Android'?

An open-source alternative to Amazon Web Services is needed. At least one visionary has a plan.

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Red Hat Official Responds to Criticism of OpenStack

Last week, I covered a debate that continues to swirl over whether OpenStack has emerged as a successful cloud computing platform in terms of actual deployments, or whether it is overhyped and immature. The post was prompted when Gartner Research Director Allessandro Perilli came out with an essay that paints a very gloomy picture of actual OpenStack deployments.  Now, officials from Red Hat and other organizations are publicly discussusing Perilli's comments. 

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