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  • CloudSwitch launches v2.0

    Jo Maitland - TechTarget 13 Dec 2010
  • Startup, CloudSwitch has released version 2.0 of its software that lets enterprise users connect their private data centers with cloud computing services and crucially, extends their internal ...

  • A roundup of the latest Amazon updates: Warp drive, Mr. Sulu

    Carl Brooks - TechTarget 10 Dec 2010
  • Despite blowback from refusing to supply services to whistleblower website WikiLeaks, controversy over congestion, uptime and customer service (or lack thereof), it seems that cloud computing giant ...

  • Food fight! Rackspace ditched for AWS

    Carl Brooks - TechTarget 09 Nov 2010
  • Web company Mixpanel delivered an informative tirade on why they are leaving Rackspace Cloud for Amazon Web Services (AWS) today. The story basically boils down to "AWS is better potting soil for ...

  • Abiquo lines up more VC dough, releases v1.7

    Jo Maitland - TechTarget 01 Nov 2010
  • On route to the Cloud Computing Expo this week, I ducked into Abiquo's offices in Redwood City to catch up with CEO, Pete Malcolm. By the end of the year he said the cloud management startup will ...

  • How Azure actually works, courtesy of Mark Russinovich

    Carl Brooks - TechTarget 01 Nov 2010
  • Mark Russinovich -- Microsoft technical fellow, a lead on the Azure platform and a renowned Windows expert -- took pains at PDC '10 (Watch the "Inside Windows Azure" session here) to lay out a ...

  • Amazon does not oversubscribe

    Carl Brooks - TechTarget 07 Oct 2010
  • Amazon CTO Werner Vogels said on Twitter that AWS does not oversubscribe its services. "If you launch an instance type you get the performance you ask (and pay) for, period. No oversubscription," ...

  • I saw AT&T's cloud

    Carl Brooks - TechTarget 29 Sep 2010
  • ...and it was dense. I toured an AT&T Internet Data Center (IDC) facility this morning, in dear old Watertown, MA. It's impressive; lots of new, gleaming white PVC and galvanized steel tubing. ...

  • Vroom: Cloud on wheels

    Carl Brooks - TechTarget 17 Sep 2010
  • The flexibility of cloud computing services appears to be extending to the physical infrastructure itself. Researchers point to new examples of the rapidly maturing “shipping container data center” ...

  • Verizon/VMware hybrid cloud missing key feature

    Jo Maitland - TechTarget 14 Sep 2010
  • Is anyone else amused by Verizon’s puffed up claims to dominance in the cloud computing market? In the wake of the vCloud Director unveiling at VMworld 2010, industry analysts made a huge fuss of ...

  • The persistent itch: What does Amazon’s security really do?

    Carl Brooks - TechTarget 07 Sep 2010
  • A story we wrote last week about Amazon’s newest disclosures on its security procedures was sparked in part by a earful from one of the sources in it. Seeking reactions to the newly updated ...

  • Did Googler jump the gun with cloud calculator?

    Carl Brooks - TechTarget 07 Sep 2010
  • Googler Vijay Gill posted a quick and dirty cloud calculator a few weeks ago that has caused some head scratching. The calculator seems to show an eye popping 168% premium on using AWS versus ...

  • CA spends close to $1 billion on cloud acquisitions

    Jo Maitland - TechTarget 25 Aug 2010
  • CA’s spending spree in the cloud market is far from over according to Adam Elster, SVP and general manager of CA’s services business. The software giant has gobbled up five companies in the last 12 ...

  • Eli Lilly - Amazon Web Services story still stands

    Jo Maitland - TechTarget 30 Jul 2010
  • This week I wrote a story about Eli Lilly's struggle with Amazon Web Services over legal indemnification issues. Sources told us that Eli Lilly was walking away from contract negotiations with AWS ...

  • Did Google oversell itself to the City of LA?

    Carl Brooks - TechTarget 23 Jul 2010
  • Has the endless optimism and sunny disposition of the Google crew finally led them to bite off more than they could chew? Reported trouble meeting security standards has stalled a high profile deal ...

  • Cloud confusion? Does not compute

    Carl Brooks - TechTarget 06 Jul 2010
  • Madhubanti Rudra writes for about last week's Cisco Live event that confusion may still linger over what, exactly, cloud computing is. The survey revealed that a clear understanding about ...