Infrastructure as a Service, one of the three siblings of the triumvirate that forms cloud as we know it (along with Software as a Service and Platform as a Service), is now in use or being considered by six out of ten companies engaged in cloud computing, a new Yankee Group survey finds. The survey of 400 enterprises finds "24 percent of large enterprises with cloud … [Read more...] about Yankee Group: Infrastructure as a Service now a bona fide cloud strategy
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One of the concerns with the emerging cloud paradigm is the lack of standards to guide development, deployment and integration efforts. Now, a step has been taken to standardize architectural principles in the cloud sphere -- and service oriented architecture as well. The Open Group just announced the availability of two new industry standards intended to enable businesses to … [Read more...] about At last: standard for cloud Infrastructure as a Service launched
Cloud computing encompasses a lot of different technologies but the two biggest categories are Software as a Service (apps) and Infrastructure as a Service (servers). IaaS is the focus of our new special feature from ZDNet and TechRepublic. As part of the feature, we have a Q&A video with our editors in which we share some the things we've learned about the state of … [Read more...] about Video: Infrastructure as a Service, a Q&A with the Editors
Amazon Web Services led the infrastructure-as-a-service category in price cuts in 2013, but rivals also stepped up the race to the bottom, according to Rightscale, a cloud portfolio management company. In a report, Rightscale tracked pricing changes for infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS) vendors and compared 2013 to 2012. At a high level, cloud compute prices continue to fall … [Read more...] about Infrastructure as a service price cuts accelerate
The chase is on to catch up to Amazon Web Services, a leading infrastructure as a service player, and Google has launched an all-out price war that Microsoft's Azure, Rackspace, and the rest of the pack will have to follow. Special Report Moving to IaaS: An overview Should your business retain its in-house datacenter or outsource itr? What are the drivers and barriers … [Read more...] about Infrastructure as a service: Really only a three-horse race?
Global spending on Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) is expected to reach almost $16.5 billion in 2015, an increase of 33 percent from 2014, according to the latest estimates from Gartner. At the same time, IaaS vendors aren't exactly celebrating, the analyst firm suggests -- the IaaS market, they say, is "in a state of upheaval, as many service providers are shifting their … [Read more...] about Infrastructure as a Service market going gangbusters, but no time to celebrate
Special Feature Cloud Computing: Moving to IaaS Infrastructure as a Service providers make a very compelling argument for businesses to stop running their own data centers and simply purchase server capacity on-demand and scale up and down as needed. This is our deep dive on IaaS strategy and best practices Read More Infrastructure as a service (IaaS) cloud revenue is … [Read more...] about Infrastructure as a service cloud computing revenue to surge by 2020
Oracle's fiscal first quarter results highlight a shift to the cloud as the company gained traction in areas such as platform-, software- and data-as-a-service, but CTO Larry Ellison is hell-bent on solving for the infrastructure-as-a-service piece and argued that the company can close gaps with Amazon Web Services. Make no mistake. Oracle's infrastructure-as-a-service is the … [Read more...] about Oracle to step on infrastructure as a service gas, convinced it can trump AWS in cloud
Oracle CTO Larry Ellison is beginning to sound a bit obsessive about Amazon Web Services and his love affair with infrastructure-as-a-service may not be all that strategically sound. The enterprise software giant delivered a solid third quarter as its growth in the cloud continues to outpace declines in software licensing. Software- and platform-as-a-service continues to fare … [Read more...] about Oracle CTO Ellison fixated on AWS, infrastructure as a service but why?
Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) is a cloud computing service model. As is the case with all cloud computing models of business, IaaS provides access to computing resources in a cloud-based environment. In the case of IaaS, the computing resources provided are virtualized hardware, or a computing infrastructure. Such product offerings range from virtual servers to network … [Read more...] about What is IaaS (Infrastructure as a Service)?