Is Cloud Computing Security the Next Y2K Opportunity?

Cloud computing is often hyped as a cool new technology and a near-cure-all; move all that complicated IT infrastructure to the cloud so your company can be more efficient and save money and space in the process. Deloitte venture capitalist Mark Jensen strongly believes in cloud computing’s value proposition, but with some important caveats. “The

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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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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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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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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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Cloud Computing News – Savvis Announces Time for Second Quarter 2010 Earnings Call

ST. LOUIS, July 12 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ — Savvis, Inc. (Nasdaq: SVVS), a global leader in cloud infrastructure and hosted IT solutions for enterprises, today announced that it plans to release its second quarter 2010 financial results before the market opens on Monday, July 26, 2010. Company executives will host a financial analyst call at 10 a.m.

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Fujitsu, Microsoft Unite To Take Cloud Computing Global

TOKYO (Nikkei)–Fujitsu Ltd. (FJTSY, 6702.TO) and Microsoft Corp. (MSFT) will share data centers worldwide in a bid to catch up to Google Inc. (GOOG) and other pioneers in the business of providing software and computing services online, the Nikkei reported Friday. The effort will combine Microsoft software with Fujitsu customer service to speed both firms’

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IBM unit plans to hire 600 workers to help fill their 100,000-square-foot cloud computing center

New RTP center may draw up to $7.8M in state incentives DURHAM, Jul 09, 2010 (The Herald-Sun – McClatchy-Tribune Information Services via COMTEX) – A subsidiary of IBM is planning to hire 600 workers and invest $3.7 million in a new process service center in Durham’s Research Triangle Park in the next two years. As

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