Cloud computing and net neutrality
Julius Genachowski, head of the FCC, has announced support for net neutrality, or the "principle
Chinese city to build cloud platform
The Chinese city of Dongying and IBM have announced plans for a new Yellow River Delta Cloud Computing Center, designed to help develop the city's petroleum industry, test resources for software startup companies and provide an e-government service platform for the city's economic development zone.
Department of Energy funds cloud research
Even though the public sector has been slow to adopt cloud computing, that did not stop the Department of Energy from allocating $7.384 million to the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory in order to determine the effectiveness of commercial cloud computing models for the DOE.
Time for COBOL in the cloud?
Mark Haynie, CTO of application virtualization at Micro Focus, says that the 240 million lines of COBOL programming used in the IT world and the applications built with that code could fit firmly upon cloud computing infrastructures.
Socrata chosen for Apps.gov
Social data provider Socrata has been chosen, amongst Facebook, Flickr and YouTube, as a social media application available on Apps.gov, the government's cloud computing storefront. Socrata offers government data to the public in an interface similar to an audio and video player.
Australian nuclear medicine agency to implement cloud?
ANTSO, the Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation, announced that it is about to sign a $6 million agreement with vendors to implement a cloud computing system.