Pitting Cloud against Cloud

Tools that benchmark performance promise to reveal the strengths and weaknesses of competing cloud providers. New software developed to measure the performance of different cloud computing platforms could make it easier for prospective users to figure out which of these increasingly popular services is right for them. Right now, developers have little means of comparing

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Firms embrace cloud computing

By BRIDGET CAREY The Miami Herald MIAMI — For the past several years, cloud computing has been all the buzz in tech circles. Now mainstream South Florida companies are catching on, using the cloud to trim technology costs, share files from remote locations and even run their phone systems. “It just makes life easier,” says

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Rackspace Open Sources Cloud Platform; Announces Plans to Collaborate with NASA and Other Industry Leaders on OpenStack Project

SAN ANTONIO, Jul 19, 2010 (BUSINESS WIRE) — Rackspace(R) Hosting (RAX 16.64, -0.66, -3.82%) today announced the launch of OpenStack(TM), an open-source cloud platform designed to foster the emergence of technology standards and cloud interoperability. Rackspace, the leading specialist in the hosting and cloud computing industry, is donating the code that powers its Cloud Files

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Gartner releases cloud computing 'rights and responsibilities

Analyst firm, Gartner, published a set of guidelines intended to ease relationships between cloud vendors and users. As cloud computing becomes more pervasive, the ecosystem (including vendors and analysts) is seeking ways to align expectations among relevant parties. Gartner specified “six rights and one responsibility of service customers that will help providers and consumers establish and

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Microsoft Cloud Services Helps Service Providers Capture Opportunities

Microsoft software and services empower service provider partners to deliver enterprise-class solutions to small and midsize businesses. WASHINGTON, July 14 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ – This week at the Microsoft Worldwide Partner Conference 2010, Microsoft Corp. is highlighting market opportunities for hosting and communications service providers as adoption of cloud services among small and midsize business (SMBs) continues

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Akamai Appoints Chuck Neerdaels as Vice President of Engineering, Cloud Platforms

Industry-renowned expert to lead Company’s focus on cloud optimization CAMBRIDGE, Mass., July 14 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ — Akamai Technologies, Inc. (Nasdaq: AKAM), the leading provider of cloud optimization services, announced today the appointment of Chuck Neerdaels as Vice President of Engineering, Cloud Platforms.  A pioneer in the field of Internet technologies, Mr. Neerdaels possesses nearly two decades

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Cloud Computing News -3PAR Announces VMware vStorage Integration With 3PAR Space-Saving Technologies

Jul 13, 2010 08:00 ET 3PAR’s Plug-In for VMware® VAAI, Support for VMware vSphereTM 4.1 Strengthen Foundation for the Cloud FREMONT, CA–(Marketwire – July 13, 2010) – 3PAR® (NYSE: PAR), the leading global provider of utility storage, announced today full support for VMware vSphere™ 4.1 and the development of a new 3PAR plug-in for VMware

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Amazon Web Services Introduces Cluster Compute Instances For High Performance Computing

BusinessWire · Tuesday, Jul. 13, 2010 Amazon Web Services LLC, an Amazon.com company (NASDAQ:AMZN), today announced Cluster Compute Instances for Amazon EC2, a new instance type specifically designed for high-performance computing (HPC) applications and other demanding network-bound applications. Customers with complex computational workloads such as tightly coupled parallel processes, or with applications sensitive to network

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Big News! eBay and Microsoft Announce Cloud Computing Partnership

WASHINGTON — July 12, 2010 — Microsoft Corp. and eBay [NASDAQ: EBAY] today announced that eBay will be one of the first customers of Microsoft’s new Windows Azure platform appliance for cloud computing. The partnership is a significant joint engineering effort that will couple the innovation and power of the Windows Azure platform appliance with

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CentriLogic Offers Infrastructure-as-a-Service With Disaster Recovery Services Powered by 3PAR

3PAR Brings Innovative Cloud-Agile Program to Canada FREMONT, CA, Jul 12, 2010 (MARKETWIRE via COMTEX) — 3PAR(R) /quotes/comstock/13*!par/quotes/nls/par (PAR 10.01, +0.01, +0.10%) , the leading global provider of utility storage, announced today that CentriLogic, a leading provider of Cloud Computing, Managed Hosting, and Data Center solutions, has become the first member of the 3PAR Cloud-Agile

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