The Daily Cloud is SearchCloudComputing.com's oft-irreverent look at the world of cloud computing. April's editions include Taiwan pushing for cloud computing, IBM giving away cloud resources and Microsoft predicting a victory over Google in the cloud.
The Daily Cloud for April
Taiwan boosters to push cloud computing
April 14, 2010
The country forms a cloud computing consortium to advance the development of local cloud environments.
Microsoft Azure expands to 41 countries worldwide
April 13, 2010
Microsoft increases Azure availability to 20 new regions and countries.
SNIA releases cloud standard for storage
April 12, 2010
The Storage Network Industry Association's new cloud storage standard attempts to regulate data storage and transfer through a REST interface.
ISACA auditors cautiously endorse cloud with new guidelines
April 9, 2010
The Information Systems Audit and Control Association has released new guidelines for managing cloud computing and governance for enterprises.
CA unleashes Force.com add-on
April 8, 2010
Software giant CA has launched Software as a Service (SaaS) for agile developers who use the proprietary Force.com platform.
Eucalyptus adds to private cloud with GroundWork
April 7, 2010
The two for-profit open source firms have formed a partnership that will enhance Eucalyptus' private cloud offering.
IBM gives away cloud computing resources to startups
April 6, 2010
The company's Global Entrepreneur Initiative will offer cloud to new ventures already working on IBM's Smarter Planet projects.
Cloud providers developing apps for Apple iPad
April 5, 2010
Several cloud vendors, Rackspace chief among them, are moving their applications from the iPhone to the iPad.
Microsoft predicts cloud computing victory over Google Apps
April 2, 2010
A vice president at Microsoft calls Google's cloud-based office tools 'confusing' and predicts big wins for Office Online.
Salesforce.com's business surges in Asia
April 1, 2010
The company says its Force.com platform spurred the addition of 1,800 new Asia Pacific customers in the last year.