The Daily Cloud repository for August

The Daily Cloud

The Daily Cloud is's oft-irreverent look at the world of cloud computing. August's editions include's surprising cloud computing earnings, RightScale's outstanding customer growth and a new app store from GoGrid.

Microsoft adds single sign-on capabilities to Azure
August 9, 2010
Microsoft's Azure cloud platform now offers single sign-on capabilities, possibly even in conjunction with Google and Yahoo's Web services.

GoGrid launches open source app store
August 6, 2010
GoGrid will trade usage statistics and marketing help for open source, cloud-ready server images and applications to host on its infrastructure.

RightScale customer spending grows tenfold in a year
August 5, 2010
RightScale's customer base is spending 10 times what they did in 2009, with the total number of servers in use growing 277%.

BlueCat and Afilias offer DNS as a Service
August 4, 2010
The new Proteus service from BlueCat Networks and Afilias claims to remove DNS management and security tasks entirely…for a fee.

UBS says Amazon makes $500 million on cloud computing
August 3, 2010
Amazon Web Services earns an apparent $500 million a year from cloud computing, a number that pales in comparison to's total annual revenues.

IDC: Cloud providers to spend $718 million by 2014
August 2, 2010
Research from IDC predicts that public cloud computing providers will spend more than 700 million dollars a year on server sales by 2014.

This was first published in August 2010

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