Infrastructure as a Service

Packet hauls in $25M Series B as customized cloud vision takes shape

In a world where large hyperscale companies like Amazon, Microsoft and Google dominate the public cloud, it would seem foolhardy for a startup to try to carve out a space, but Packet has an alternativ

After 20 years of Salesforce, what Marc Benioff got right and wrong about the cloud

As we enter the twentieth year of Salesforce, there's an interesting opportunity to reflect back on the change that Marc Benioff created with the software-as-a-service (SaaS) model for enterprise soft

Google Cloud announces the Beta of single tenant instances

One of the characteristics of cloud computing is that when you launch a virtual machine, it gets distributed wherever it makes the most sense for the cloud provider. That usually means sharing servers

Paperspace goes serverless to simplify AI deployment in the cloud

Building a GPU-fueled infrastructure service is not a simple matter for a startup to undertake, but that’s precisely what Paperspace has set out to do. Today, it took it to the next level when i

New tools could help prevent Amazon S3 data leaks

If you do a search for Amazon S3 breaches due to customer error of leaving the data unencrypted, you’ll see a long list that includes a DoD contractor, Verizon (the owner of this publication) an

Spotinst delivers spot cloud infrastructure services at discount prices

Cloud infrastructure vendors offer a range of prices for their services including aggressively priced virtual machines available on the spot market on an as-available basis. The catch is that the vend

Amazon just gave Windows users access to lower-cost EC2 Elastic GPUs

Last year at AWS re:invent, Amazon introduced a way to get just the right amount of GPU power you needed and nothing more. This week, the company announced it has released new EC2 elastic GPUs just fo

The day Amazon S3 storage stood still

By now you’ve probably heard that Amazon’s S3 storage service went down in its Northern Virginia datacenter for the better part of 4 hours yesterday, and took parts of a bunch of prominen

WTF is cloud computing?

After more than a decade of being in the popular tech lexicon, people kind of get the idea of "the cloud," but most probably only understand a bit of it. That's because the cloud isn't a single concre

AWS gets richer with VMware partnership

VMware signed deals with Microsoft, Google and IBM earlier this year as it has shifted firmly to a hybrid cloud strategy, but it was the deal it signed with AWS this week that has had everybody tal

What real cloud-native apps will look like

There is much talk of "cloud native" these days, and people are taking liberties with the interpretation -- as they do with everything else associated with the cloud. Cade Metz put it right: “The te

How AWS came to be

There are lots of stories about the formation of AWS, but this much we know: 10 years ago, Amazon Web Services, the cloud Infrastructure as a Service arm of Amazon.com, was launched with little fanfar