Chris Burt


Chris Burt is a WHIR contributor and writer of both fiction and non-fiction. He can be found on Twitter @afakechrisburt.


IBM, VMware Partner on Hybrid Cloud Channel Offering
The new integrated services allow IBM partners to provide a “one-stop shop” for migration of on-premise VMware platforms to the cloud.
Google Launches Public Beta of Managed Database Service Cloud Spanner
Google has launched the public beta of its relational database service Cloud Spanner on Tuesday to help its cloud customers maintain consistent databases between data centers.
Oracle to Settle Lawsuit with Former Cloud Finance Manager
Oracle has given notice that it will settle a lawsuit filed by a former employee alleging the company fired her after she threatened to blow the whistle on improper accounting practices.
Rackspace Eliminates 275 Jobs as Part of Effort to Slash OpEx
Apollo wants Rackspace to reduce its operating expenses by $100 million before the end of April, according to the Business Journal.
Rackspace Names Director of Managed Security for EMEA Region
Rackspace has named Dee Richartz director of its Managed Security Services business unit for EMEA.
IBM Shakes Up Cloud Division in Executive Reorg
IBM Cloud senior vice president Robert LeBlanc is retiring after two years heading the cloud division and 36 years with the company, setting off a chain-reaction of executive reorganization.
New Report Links Cloud Usage to Faster Revenue Growth
Companies with advanced cloud computing operations grow revenues 2.3 times faster than their peers, according to research released Thursday by CloudHealth Technologies.
Google Boosts Cloud Team with New VP Global Partner Sales and Strategic Alliances
Google has named Bertrand Yansouni as its new Vice President Global Partner Sales and Strategic Alliances.
Oracle to Launch Three New Cloud Regions in Next 6 Months
When they come online by mid-2017, the company will have doubled the reach of its cloud platform in 24 months.
Report: AWS Quietly Acquired Cybersecurity Firm
Amazon Web Services (AWS) acquired San Diego-based cybersecurity firm for a reported $19 million.
Report: Hyperscale Cloud Vendors in Tight Race to Win Customers
The new report, released by Clutch, finds customers are comparing more than just price when it comes to selecting a hyperscale cloud vendor.
Cisco to Kill Intercloud Services in March 2017
Cisco has finalized plans to kill off its Intercloud Services effective March 31, 2017, the Register reports.
Report: Cloud Infrastructure Equipment Revenue to Reach $70B in 2016
HPE earned slightly more cloud infrastructure revenue than Cisco in the quarter, with each company accounting for about 12 percent of the market.
AWS Heads North, Launches Central Canada Cloud Region
AWS sees a huge opportunity in Canada, both with local companies and customers like Salesforce that need a footprint in the country.
New 451 Research Report Highlights Growing Demand for Bundled Cloud Services
The portion of enterprise IT budgets spent on hosting and cloud services in 2017 is set to jump by more than 20 percent over 2016.
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