Datadog bites off $31 million to grow universal monitoring service

Maria Deutscher | January 30th

The venture capital community's appetite for cloud management startups shows no sign of abating. Following closely behind a series of investments in cross-provider security vendors, Datadog Inc. has landed $31 million in an oversubscribed round...»

VMware Google Partner in Hybrid Cloud Deal

John Furrier | January 29th

VMware announced a new partnership with Google that will allow Google Cloud Platform services to run on VMware’s vCloud Air. This means that existing vCloud Air customers will now have access to the Google Cloud...»

Google launches a Docker registry for its public cloud

Maria Deutscher | January 27th

Google Inc. is continuing to push the envelope for containers with a new native registry service on its public cloud that enables developers to store the software needed for their Docker deployments in a centralized repository...»

What you missed in Cloud: Box IPO draws out competitors

Maria Deutscher | January 26th

The buzz surrounding the long-awaited public offering of file sharing powerhouse Box Inc. drew out the competition last week, which took advantage of the attention to boost their own visibility. Egnyte Inc. made headlines after unveiling a major...»

AWS cloud beats out Google & Microsoft in reliability stakes

Mike Wheatley | January 26th

Amazon Web Services was the most reliable of the “big three” cloud services – AWS, Google Compute Engine and Microsoft Azure – according to two seperate studies by companies that analyze cloud outages. CloudEndure, which offers...»

Oracle advances in converged computing business | #datacenter

Alina Popescu | January 21st

“Oracle is making a big march toward converged computing,” said Mike Jennings, CEO of Secure24. In his interview with theCUBE co-hosts John Furrier and Dave Vellante at Oracle’s Next Generation Engineered Systems Launch Event, he said that “as...»

How San Francisco gov’t competes with Google for top tech talent | #datacenter

Alina Popescu | January 21st

The City of San Francisco’s Controller’s Office says their main tech challenge is hiring the IT staff they need to compete with companies such as Google or Uber Technologies, Inc. Dennis McCormick, Deputy Director, Controller’s Office, City of San...»

Just how big did Docker become in the last year?

Mike Wheatley | January 19th

[caption id="attachment_207141" align="alignright" width="300"] Docker CEO Ben Golub In theCUBE[/caption] San Francisco-based startup Docker, which offers an open-source technology that packages applications into movable containers, had a stunning year in 2014. It's arguably the hottest startup in...»

What you missed in Cloud: One-upsmanship

Maria Deutscher | January 19th

[caption id="attachment_216095" align="alignright" width="300"] Google Cloud Monitoring Introduced at Google I/O[/caption] The public cloud saw a spike in activity last week as both emerging providers and established names stepped up their fight over infrastructure spending amid growing interest...»

Google cloud gains ground in public sector with Australian pilot

Maria Deutscher | January 16th

[caption id="attachment_216141" align="alignright" width="300"] Google Apps Heads To Australia[/caption] Google appears to have the inside track on a pilot cloud computing contract with the Australian Department of Defence, giving it an important victory in the race among cloud service...»