Why Did Amazon Cut Cloud Computing Rates? Part I

Amazon AWS Rates

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

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Gartner Introduces: New Magic Quadrant for Public Cloud IaaS

Gartner Introduces: New Magic Quadrant for Public Cloud IaaS I’m happy to announce that the new Gartner Magic Quadrant for Public Cloud Infrastructure as a Service has been published. (Client-only link. Sorry; I’ll link a public reprint when one is available.) This is a brand-new Magic Quadrant; our previous Magic Quadrant has essentially been split into two MQs, this new Public

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Ninefold and Rackspace Battle for Australian Startup Mind Space

Ninefold and Rackspace Battle for Australian Startup Mind Space Last month American cloud computing service provider Rackspace, in an effort to expand its presence in the Australian market, announced a deal with early stage venture capitalists Pollenizer to offer Australian start-ups free hosting worth $2,000 a month for their first year of operations. Now, Rackspace’s

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Ubuntu Cloud: The Reseller Opportunity

Ubuntu Cloud: The Reseller Opportunity As market conditions remain uncertain, your customers are looking for new, more cost-effective ways to do business. This is dramatically increasing demand for cloud computing solutions that promise big savings on in-house infrastructure and management. By supporting your customers’ journeys into the cloud, you can generate new service revenues and

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What Ails The Rackspace Stock?

Cloud Stock Factor

What Ails The Rackspace Stock? Rackspace US, Inc. (NYSE: RAX), a IT hosting company based in San Antonio, Texas, has long been a darling of the cloud computing industry. Established in 1998 and gone public in 2008, Rackspace is one of the early success stories of the cloud computing revolution. However, its recent stock performance,

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The Cloud Lock-In (Part 1): Public IaaS is Great !

The Cloud Lock-In (Part 1): Public IaaS is Great ! It always good to start with Wikipedia’s definition as it helps to initiate a structured discussion, here is Wiki’s definition for Lock-In: “In economics, vendor lock-in, also known as proprietary lock-in or customer lock-in, makes a customer dependent on a vendor for products and services, unable

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3 Handy Cloud Computing Price Comparison Engines

3 Handy Cloud Computing Price Comparison Engines We’ve researched a number of sites for the best cloud specific price comparison search engines.  And we’ve come up with 3 of them which should help you in determining the best service for the best price. If you run a small, medium or large business you should be

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Video Tutorial: Install WordPress onto Rackspace Cloud Sites

Video Tutorial: Install WordPress onto Rackspace Cloud Sites This is a quick tutorial that has been on the web for awhile now. It still serves a purpose and is extremely practical and useful for companies and individuals looking to setup their company blog or personal site on the cloud quickly and easily.

Dell Advances IaaS with Cloud Offering

Dell Advances IaaS with Cloud Offering Dell has introduced industry’s first OpenStack Infrastructure-as-a-Service Cloud solution. The all new Dell OpenStack Cloud Solution is touted to further advance the adoption of open source Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS). Dell OpenStack Cloud Solution integrates the OpenStack cloud operating system, cloud-optimized Dell PowerEdge C servers, the Dell-developed “Crowbar” OpenStack installer, and

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Akamai Launches Global NetAlliance Partner Program

Company helps systems integrators, application and infrastructure service providers, and technology partners to address the challenges of doing business in the cloud CAMBRIDGE, MA – July 18, 2011 – Akamai Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: AKAM), the leading provider of cloud optimization services, announced today its NetAlliance Partner Program designed for global IT solution providers to integrate

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Cloud Computing – Threat or Opportunity? Part 1

Cloud Computing – Threat or Opportunity? Part 1 Threat – an indication or warning of probable trouble Opportunity – a good position, chance, or prospect, as for advancement or success A new technology, a new way of thinking, a new environment, a paradigm shift – these are often threats to established players who dominate the landscape. However, these same things often offer opportunities for others to thrive. Consider the dinosaurs.

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Update: Rackspace Discontinues Reseller Client Support

Update: Rackspace Discontinues Reseller Client Support We are discontinuing 24×7 Client Support to resellers’ end customers. To more clearly identify who is authorized to act on behalf of an account, Rackspace will no longer discuss account related issues or provide account specific support to individuals that are not our direct customers.  We will stop providing

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