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  • Cloud customer council shares advice from the trenches

    Jo Maitland - TechTarget 05 Oct 2011
  • The Cloud Standards Customer Council has posted a document called the Practical Guide to Cloud Computing, which offers IT pros basic advice on how to get started in the cloud. The council includes ...

  • HP hires some cloud cred

    Jo Maitland - TechTarget 03 Oct 2011
  • HP has hired John Purrier, one of the original project leads for OpenStack from Rackspace, to run its HP Cloud Services unit. [Ed note: Is he nuts!?] Purrier is due to give a keynote at the ...

  • Ex-Fed CIO Vivek Kundra’s Cloud First policy trashed

    Jo Maitland - TechTarget 26 Sep 2011
  • Former federal CIO Vivek Kundra has been slammed by IT pros working for the government for his "Cloud First" policy, according to a survey by MeriTalk, an online IT community for U.S. government ...

  • Autodesk launches design cloud on Amazon

    Jo Maitland - TechTarget 21 Sep 2011
  • One of the biggest challenges in computer-based design is the amount of processing power it takes to simulate how designs will perform in the real world. Autodesk Inc., makers of the popular design ...

  • Will Verizon-CloudSwitch still support AWS?

    Jo Maitland - TechTarget 25 Aug 2011
  • Verizon’s acquisition of cloud computing software company, CloudSwitch, is a smart move by the telecom giant as enterprises look for hybrid cloud offerings, but will it continue the startup’s ...

  • Is VMware's new vRAM licensing private cloud poison?

    Carl Brooks - TechTarget 18 Jul 2011
  • It's now clear that VMware did the math on their customers and the new vRAM+socket licensing scheme. But did they unintentionally screw themselves on a booming trend among their own customers? ...

  • VMware pricing changes add cost to cloud

    Jo Maitland - TechTarget 12 Jul 2011
  • VMware's controversial licensing and pricing changes in vSphere 5, leaked today are positively uncloud-like when it comes to cost, casting a shadow over the new features and functions in the ...

  • Citrix acquires Cloud.com- will it be enough?

    Carl Brooks - TechTarget 12 Jul 2011
  • Citrix will acquire platform startup Cloud.com to bolster its private cloud product line. Cloud.com is a three year old software startup that makes a cloud computing platform: management and ...

  • vFabric Hyperic plugin surfaces for Cloud Foundry

    Beth Pariseau - Senior News Writer 06 Jul 2011
  • A new plugin has been developed that connects part of VMware's vFabric middleware to its Cloud Foundry Platform as a Service (PaaS) offering, according to a post last week on the SpringSource ...

  • OpSource exit shows the power of the platform

    Carl Brooks - TechTarget 30 Jun 2011
  • OpSource has been bought by ICT and IT services giant Dimension Data. This tells us several important things about the cloud computing market when we look at some of the details. It's mostly ...

  • What the heck is Office 365?

    Carl Brooks - TechTarget 28 Jun 2011
  • Office 365 is live. Read the fluff here, or watch videos all day of Microsoft SMB customers. But what exactly is Office 365? Let us hove to established tradition for "WTF is this thing" stories and ...

  • The FBI is coming to get your cloud (or not)

    Carl Brooks - TechTarget 22 Jun 2011
  • Hooray! Another "public cloud is ridiculously dangerous and will eat your babies" news item. Or not. Maybe both. Don't worry but lock up your babies, is more or less what I'm saying. Lets break it ...

  • LexisNexis throws hat in big data ring

    Carl Brooks - TechTarget 15 Jun 2011
  • Premier data analysis and records search firm LexisNexis has dropped a large rock into the next generation database pond: it’s releasing the core of its own data management and search technology as ...

  • Cloud outage roundup!

    Carl Brooks - TechTarget 18 May 2011
  • It's been a rough patch for cloud computing in the "perceptions of reliability" department. Gremlins working overtime caused EBS to fail at Amazon, taking down a bunch of social media sites, among ...

  • Did cloud computing help catch Osama bin Laden?

    Carl Brooks - TechTarget 06 May 2011
  • Now that we've gotten the link bait headline out of the way, let me say first that cloud computing is in no way to be considered anywhere near as important to the death of Osama bin Laden as the ...

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