No, containers are not the future of the cloud

I’m speaking at the New Structure Conference in San Francisco this week, and the common themes are the cloud and containers — often interwined. The sense is that containers are exploding in use, with Docker, CoreOS, and Mesos becoming the new rock stars of cloud computing Containers are great, and the cloud is great. But […]


IBM offers to take on authentication for developers

IBM incorporated Identity Mixer, a cryptographic tool designed to handle authentication for third-party applications, into Bluemix The number of high-profile data breaches in recent months makes a strong argument for changing how online services handle authentication. In offering its Identity Mixer tool on Bluemix, IBM is taking care of authentication so that developers can focus […]


Amazon Buys More Wind Power for Cloud Data Centers

Amazon Web Services, the e-commerce giant’s cloud services arm, has contracted with a wind farm developer for energy from a future 100 MW wind project in Paulding County, Ohio, to offset grid energy consumption of its cloud data centers, the company announced Thursday Utility-scale renewable power purchase agreements are becoming increasingly common among hyperscale data […]


Europe Greenlights Equinix-Telecity Merger, With Caveats

European antitrust regulators have approved the planned acquisition of TelecityGroup by Equinix, making the Redwood City, California-based data center provider the largest player in the European market The European Commission issued the approval on the condition that the two companies sell eight specific data centers in London, Amsterdam, and Frankfurt. One of the facilities slated […]


Search and seizure: Why everyone must fear hackers in the cloud

Expect this headline very soon: “Public cloud used to hack government systems.” I’m sure aspects of this are happening right now, and I’m sure we will see more widespread use of public clouds as the platforms for hackery What should we do with the public clouds used as hacking venues? Do we seize the physical […]


Amazon to Launch its First Cloud Data Centers in UK

Amazon Web Services, the e-commerce giant’s cloud infrastructure services arm, is planning to establish cloud data centers in the UK Expected to come online late next year or early in 2017, this will be the company’s first cloud region in the country and third in Europe, the company’s CTO Werner Vogels wrote in a blog […]


CyrusOne: No Customers Ask for Retail or Wholesale Data Center Product

For CyrusOne, the data center business is no longer about selling traditional retail or wholesale data center space. Things are a lot more nuanced than they were in the past “No customers come to us and ask to purchase our retail or wholesale product,” Gary Wojtaszek, the Carrollton, Texas-based data center provider’s CEO, said on […]