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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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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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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Disruption from the Cloud: Opportunities and Challenges for SMB Channel Partners

NEW YORK–(BUSINESS WIRE)–The rapid growth of cloud computing is making it much easier for SMB channel partners to provide a broader range of offerings on a 24/7 basis at a lower cost and with fewer IT staff. These offerings include services such as SaaS and managed IT services. As a result, SMB channel partners could

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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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LimeWire Peer-to-peer (P2P) file-sharing Moving to the Cloud?

Source Computerworld – After a thorough pummeling by the music industry, peer-to-peer (P2P) file-sharing software vendor LimeWire Inc. will launch a subscription-based music service for consumers. The service is scheduled to go live later this year and will allow users to download and stream music to laptops, smart phones and other mobile devices for a

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Ingram Micro Announces New Cloud Conduit Initiative to Accelerate Adoption of Cloud Computing

Forges New Relationships with Amazon Web Services, Rackspace Cloud Hosting and salesforce.com DALLAS, June 7 /PRNewswire/ — INGRAM MICRO CLOUD SUMMIT – As part of its inaugural Cloud Summit, Ingram Micro Inc. (NYSE: IM) today announced the Cloud Conduit − a new services initiative that connects Ingram Micro’s North America channel partners with leading and

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