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Intel’s New Xeon Chip Set To Storm The Clouds

Intel’s New Xeon Chip Set To Storm The Clouds

As regards clouds in general, “storm” is not a word you would want to hear. However, by storming the clouds, I refer to the new Xeon chip’s ability to make cloud computing faster and more resilient. If you are a sports fan and familiar with the Olympics motto of “Citius (faster), Altius (higher), Fortius (stronger),”

HP Seeks To Give Amazon Competition with a New Public Cloud Service

HP Seeks To Give Amazon Competition with a New Public Cloud Service For several years now, Amazon has held sway over the cloud computing heap, especially in IaaS. HP, in contrast, though being one of the largest traditional IT infrastructure players, had been slow to jump onto the cloud computing bandwagon. However, over the last

Why Did Amazon Cut Cloud Computing Rates? Part I

Why Did Amazon Cut Cloud Computing Rates? Part I

Why Did Amazon Cut Cloud Computing Rates? Part I Last month, Amazon had announced a considerable reduction in S3 cloud storage rates. Effective 1 February 2012, the following rates apply in the US Standard region: Information on rates for other regions – US West (Oregon), US West (Northern California), EU (Ireland), Asia Pacific (Singapore), Asia

Deloitte and Salesforce.com Join Hands in Global Cloud Computing Alliance

Deloitte and Salesforce.com Join Hands in Global Cloud Computing Alliance Companies joining hands on the cloud is nothing new, a recent one being the alliance between Microsoft and HP (See: Microsoft and HP Join Hands on the Cloud). Before this, I had covered some team-ups among smaller players in this space (See: Recent Cloud Computing

Microsoft Azure Outage Blamed on Leap Year

Microsoft Azure Outage Blamed on Leap Year All of us will remember the fears associated with the Y2K problem, where computers’ inability to distinguish between the years 1900 and 2000 was supposed to create a slew of problems. Although problems were never as severe as some doomsday prophets predicted, often due to precautionary measures, there were some incidents