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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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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Cloud Computing Will Surpass the Internet in Importance

IDG News Service — Cloud computing will top the Internet in importance as development of the Web continues, according to a university professor who spoke Friday at the World Future Society conference in Boston. While those who developed the Internet had a clear vision and the power to make choices about the road it would

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Cloud Computing is one of The Fastest Growing Online Jobs Industries for Q2

SYDNEY, July 6 /PRNewswire/ —  Freelancer.com, the world’s number one outsourcing marketplace, announced today their findings on the fastest growing online outsourcing jobs in Q2 with the release of the Freelancer 50. “We’ve outsourced more projects (725,000) than any other website on the planet. This coupled with the largest user base of 1.6 million professionals

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Skytap Wins 2010 Red Herring 100 North America Award

Leading Provider of Self-Service Cloud Automation Solutions Recognized for Cloud Computing Innovation, Financial Health, Management Strength and Customer Acquisition SEATTLE, WA–(Marketwire – July 1, 2010) –  Skytap, Inc., the leading provider of self-service cloud automation solutions, today announced that the company has been selected as a winner of Red Herring’s North America 100 award, a

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The cloud job market: A golden opportunity for IT pros

With the market heating up for cloud computing talent, many are rushing to learn more and updating their résumés — and a few are lying We’re seeing a lot of strategic and well-publicized hires in the cloud computing world these days, such as Cisco Systems grabbing up cloud computing mainstay and former Sun Microsystems executive

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Cisco Live Snapshot: Cloud Computing Adoption Surges Ahead

Cloud Benefits Clear Despite Debate Over Definitions Shows Network Instruments Onsite Survey LAS VEGAS, June 30 /PRNewswire/ — According to a survey conducted during Cisco Live, 71 percent of organizations have implemented some form of cloud computing, despite an unclear understanding as to the actual definition of the technology. From the exhibition floor, Network Instruments

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Federal government seeks bids for cloud computing services

Local companies are hoping to help the federal government move into cloud — or Internet-based — computing, as the General Services Administration prepares to select approved vendors. GSA has issued a request for quotes, open to companies on its information technology schedule, to provide the cloud infrastructure. After reviewing the bids — due June 30

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EC2 Creators Strike Out on Their Own

Apparently the Silicon Valley-based Nimbula has been in stealth mode for over a year A couple of Amazon’s boys, credited with leading the development of EC2, have struck out on their own and launched Nimbula, whose purpose is to “blend EC2-like scale, agility and efficiency with private infrastructure customization and control.” Apparently the Silicon Valley-based

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Amazon experts launch private-cloud start-up – Nimbula

Two men who led one element of Amazon’s successful cloud-computing services have launched their own a start-up called Nimbula focusing on a private version of the technology. Cloud computing takes several forms, but Amazon Web Services generally delivers building blocks available over the Internet that developers can use to construct their own higher-level services. Nimbula,

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