Chris Burt


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


Report: Hybrid Cloud Brings IT Management Challenges
More than two-thirds of all workloads (68 percent) will be running in the cloud within two years, up from 63 percent today, according to a report released Tuesday by Dimension Data.
HOSTING Acquires Stelligent Systems to Boost AWS Offerings
Managed cloud services provider HOSTING has acquired Stelligent Systems to add DevOps automation and continuous delivery capabilities for AWS.
Salesforce Expands Australian Footprint with AWS Cloud
Salesforce made the announcement Tuesday at Salesforce World Tour in Sydney, Australia.
Rackspace Inks Strategic Partnership with Google Cloud Platform
Rackspace has become the first managed services support partner for Google Cloud Platform (GCP).
HPE Acquires Nimble Storage for $1 Billion to Boost Storage Portfolio
HPE reached an agreement to acquire predictive flash storage company Nimble Storage.
Report: Many Federal Government Employees Oblivious of Cloud Computing Impact
Nearly half (40 percent) of federal government employees don’t know if cloud computing has had a positive or a negative impact on their department or agency, according to new research from Deloitte.
AWS Takes Down Hundreds of Sites in Massive S3 Outage
Availability issues with the US-EAST-1 region of AWS' S3 storage service caused downtime or slow performance for many websites on Tuesday.
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.
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