IaaS spending set to grow by one-third this year, Gartner tells us. But it takes a lot of big money for a vendor to compete in this space.
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Microsoft is slowly but surely trying to wean IT pro to make changes in the way they validate and apply new fixes and features in preparation for Windows 10 and Windows Server 2016.
There's a piece of the Windows 10 story that may be more important to business users than the actual editions themselves: The branches that underlie Windows as a Service.
A rapidly increasing reliance on cloud-based infrastructure has seen business analytics stalwart SAS ramp up its services, deployment, capacity, and product portfolio development, according to company executive vice president and chief marketing officer Jim Davis.
When Amazon releases the financial picture for Amazon Web Services it'll be clear how scale matters for infrastructure as a service.
The Helion Rack includes infrastructure and platform services designed to host mission critical cloud apps.
For HP, the Telefonica deal is a nice win that includes a stack of infrastructure, services and software.
Microsoft is rolling out the first major update to software and services for its Microsoft fitness Band, along with the first Band developer kit previews for Windows Phone and Android phones.
Cloud decisions for enterprises are shifting back to central IT; Amazon Web Services leads; Microsoft's Azure surges and there's a lot of headroom left for infrastructure as a service.
The most important announcement at Microsoft's Windows 10 demo in Redmond the other day wasn't Windows 10 or Cortana, or even holograms. It was these four words: Windows as a Service.
Just how vulnerable was Microsoft Windows last year, and which services were most at risk?
Microsoft has added bitcoin as a payment option for US-based Microsoft account purchases of Xbox games and mobile content, along with other products and services in its Windows Store.
Starting with Windows 10, Microsoft's plan for making money on Windows is via other services that will be attached to the operating system, rather than depending on OS licensing as much as in the past.
HP Technology Services will offer Chef's IT automation platform as part of its Datacenter Care infrastructure automation offering.
NewSat will provide ground infrastructure support and future satellite services from its Adelaide facility to a European satellite operator as part of a new master purchase agreement.
Andy Jassy, senior vice president of Amazon Web Services, positioned the company's cloud as a feature rich stack instead of a commodity infrastructure play.
Microsoft's fitness band may be the first device to leverage the coming Windows 10 Internet of Things operating system, as well as a number of brand-new Azure cloud services.
MongoDB is putting a software as a service spin on its management tools that should make deployments easier for enterprise customers.
The virtualisation specialist is to make its vCloud Air platform available from a datacentre in Germany, introduce new database and object storage services, and roll out the ability to pay per minute for infrastructure.
Companies running HP's software-defined networking compliant infrastructure will be able to buy apps to implement network services ranging from security to orchestration.
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