Cloud News Report: Top 3 in Cloud – Week Ending in April 16

April 16, 2014 by Megan Gish

When it comes to the cloud computing space, innovation is key. We’ve discussed before other leaders that are making a splash in the industry, such as Cisco’s plan to disrupt the cloud market. In our latest cloud news round-up, we’re analyzing why Dell is taking a step back from public cloud and what a Red Hat-Google partnership means for customers stepping forward into the cloud.  

Take a closer look at this week’s top stories in our cloud news report:

Dell Says No To Building A Public Cloud

This CRN article gives insight from Michael Dell, CEO, on Dell’s plans for the cloud computing market. He said, "Instead of competing with all of those service providers and telcos, we are enabling them.” With big competitors, such as HP, IBM, Amazon, and Google diving deeper into public cloud, Dell plans to focus on “the on-premise cloud market and being a hardware arms dealer to companies building their own public cloud.”

Read more on Dell's plans to stay relevant in the cloud computing market >>

Google and Red Hat Arrange a Marriage of Convenience in The Cloud

ReadWrite highlights a recent partnership to take note of in the cloud, specifically effecting Red Hat Enterprise Linux customers allowing them to migrate their operating system subscriptions to Google’s cloud platform. The article identifies that this partnership signifies Google’s increasing relevance in cloud and Red Hat’s move to make its big-business customers comfortable with the cloud.

Learn more about the implications of the Red Hat-Google partnership >>

HP Unleashes CloudSystem 8 for Private, Hybrid Clouds

In this InformationWeek piece, Charles Babcock takes a closer look at HP’s converged cloud system—CloudSystem 8—that is now in general availability. Charles highlights the product saying, “[CloudSystem 8] is HP’s way of bringing the right combination of infrastructure elements together to support large-scale VMware virtualization in the enterprise.” Babcock goes on to state, "Private clouds are moving rapidly from concept to production. But some fears about expertise and integration still linger."

See how HP is enabling private and hybrid clouds with VMware and OpenStack >>  

Increased partnerships and product launches are helping to advance the cloud computing market. What company combinations would be on your dream team?