The Social Cloud: Twitter’s Top Cloud Titans

The Social Cloud: Twitter’s Top Cloud Titans It’s fair to say that a sizable percentage of cloud-savvy folk maintain active social networking profiles, one of which being an account on mega microblogging titan Twitter. Facebook may tout a larger membership, but few social networks (besides, perhaps, Pinterest) can brag of as compellingly quick growth as

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Zynga’s Shift from the Public to the Private Cloud

Zynga

Zynga’s Shift from the Public to the Private Cloud Zynga is a company that has grown tremendously since its modest beginnings in 2007. Named after a bulldog named Zinga once owned by founder Mark Pincus (who also features prominently in the company logo), Zynga began life as a startup and got $29 million in venture

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Why Did Amazon Cut Cloud Computing Rates? Part II

Why Did Amazon Cut Cloud Computing Rates? Part II (Continued from Part I) Of course, the explanation behind the price decrease may be as simple as economies of scale. After all, the amount of data stored in S3 did triple in 2011, marking its fastest year of growth since 2006. At the same time, the challenge posed

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HP Seeks To Give Amazon Competition with a New Public Cloud Service

HP Seeks To Give Amazon Competition with a New Public Cloud Service For several years now, Amazon has held sway over the cloud computing heap, especially in IaaS. HP, in contrast, though being one of the largest traditional IT infrastructure players, had been slow to jump onto the cloud computing bandwagon. However, over the last

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Making The Leap From Public To Hybrid Cloud Computing

Making The Leap From Public To Hybrid Cloud Computing While the Private vs Public Cloud debate continues to plod along, a major Public Cloud user struck an equally massive blow for Hybrid Cloud when Zynga decided to make the move from AWS to their own zCloud private servers. In a move which flipped 80% of

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Some Recent Cloud Computing Acquisitions

Some Recent Cloud Computing Acquisitions As an industry matures, consolidation occurs and some prominent players emerge. With big companies already staking their claims in this space – a phenomenon which I had argued differentiated the cloud computing fervor from the dotcom bubble (See: Are Cloud Computing Stocks Overvalued?) – it was only time that the

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(Super)computing On the Cloud

(Super)computing On the Cloud $1279 an hour – seems a lot to hire a computer, right? What if it’s a supercomputer capable of performing 240 trillion calculations per second, or 240 teraflops (a flop is the acronym for floating point operations per second, the universal measure of a computer’s performance)? This is the performance promised

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Best Cloud Computing Apps You’ve Never Heard Of

Best Cloud Computing Apps You’ve Never Heard Of This article’s title may arguably mislead you. Cloud connoisseurs will express familiarity with one app featured here. And even your grandmother has heard of yet another. But no matter where you are in your grasp of cloud computing, you should find something new here to inspire you

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A Brief History of Cloud Computing

A Brief History of Cloud Computing I have been talking about cloud computing for quite a while now, about what it is, about trends, about what can it do and why it should be adopted and I would like now to talk about how it has evolved. Once upon a time, well, mid twentieth century,

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SOA Software Positioned in the “Leaders” Quadrant of the Magic Quadrant for SOA Governance

SOA Software Positioned in the “Leaders” Quadrant of the Magic Quadrant for SOA Governance Evaluation Based on Completeness of Vision and Ability to Execute Los Angeles, CA. – October 24, 2011 – SOA Software, a leading provider of SOA governance, cloud and enterprise API Management products, today announced it has been positioned by Gartner, Inc. in the

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