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  • Does Microsoft have the urge to merge Azure and System Center platforms?

    Ed Scannell - Senior Executive Editor 27 Jan 2012
  • In its Microsoft Product Roadmap for 2012 Directions on Microsoft expects Azure and System Center 2012 to grow increasingly close and eventually merge into a single platform.

  • Is the cloud Linux country?

    Alex Barrett - Modern Infrastructure Editor-in-Chief 20 Jan 2012
  • VMware and virtualization changed the face of enterprise IT. And cloud computing -- in some form or another -- promises to do the same. What shape will the cloud take? It’s still too early to say ...

  • Windows Azure cloud to embrace Linux OS

    Stuart Johnston - TechTarget 09 Jan 2012
  • A kinder, gentler Microsoft added Linux to the list of operating systems Windows Azure supports. Is the company feeling generous or trying to improve its public cloud persona?

  • Cloud SLAs can be a touchy (feely) subject

    Michelle Boisvert - Executive Site Editor 15 Dec 2011
  • Get a bunch of cloud proponents in a room together to talk service-level agreements and things can get heated and even a little emotional. Or at least that’s how it seemed at the recent Cloud ...

  • Tata approaches U.S. cloud market with caution

    Jo Maitland - TechTarget 16 Nov 2011
  • For U.S. cloud users looking for a provider with a global footprint, Tata Communications is easing its way into the Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) market, one continent at a time. The ...

  • Skytap eyes alternatives to Savvis

    Jo Maitland - TechTarget 14 Nov 2011
  • Cloud test and dev service provider, Skytap plans to expand to other colo facilities beyond its Savvis data center in Tukwila, Washington, next year, according to Brett Goodwin, VP of marketing and ...

  • Cloud-connected cars turn my stomach

    Jo Maitland - TechTarget 10 Nov 2011
  • I got a glimpse of the future of driving this week and it made me feel a bit queasy. I sat in the new Tesla Motors electric car at the GigaOm Roadmap conference in San Francisco and it's a ...

  • OpSource, Rackspace upset cloud software market

    Jo Maitland - TechTarget 08 Nov 2011
  • Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) providers, OpSource and Rackspace, threw their hats into the cloud software ring this week, disrupting the traditional enterprise software market and other ...

  • DuraCloud launches preservation service

    Jo Maitland - TechTarget 31 Oct 2011
  • Universities, cultural heritage organizations and libraries around the world – there’s a cloud service for you now too. It’s an open source offering developed by not-for-profit organization, ...

  • Why cloud marketplaces are taking off

    Jo Maitland - TechTarget 24 Oct 2011
  • Just this week two different cloud marketplaces went live, Equinix's cloud marketplace and Synnex’s CloudSolv. Both claim to bring buyers and sellers of cloud services together under one roof ...

  • OpenStack: teenager or toddler?

    Alex Barrett - Modern Infrastructure Editor-in-Chief 11 Oct 2011
  • The OpenStack project’s release of Diablo a few weeks ago invited comparisons to adolescence, but after attending the OpenStack Conference in Boston last week, that analogy strikes me as premature. ...

  • IBM snaps up Platform Computing for private cloud

    Jo Maitland - TechTarget 11 Oct 2011
  • IBM has acquired Platform Computing, a score for the commodity private cloud champions over those pushing expensive, proprietary cloud in a box systems. Historically a strong player in the high ...

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