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  • Cloud computing, 2009 in brief

    Carl Brooks - TechTarget 31 Dec 2009
  • It's fun being at the top of a technology wave. The past year in cloud computing has moved with the giddy, inexorable pace that marks a major technological shift in how we use computing power, and ...

  • Amazon lets users bid on unused EC2 capacity

    Jo Maitland - TechTarget 16 Dec 2009
  • Amazon says its new EC2 Spot Instances offering lets user bid on unused EC2 capacity and run those instances for as long as their bid exceeds the current Spot Price. The price will change based on ...

  • Wharton prof discusses Google's prospects for anti-trust action

    Jo Maitland - TechTarget 02 Dec 2009
  • Is Google a self-regulatory public servant or rapacious and unscrupulous monopolist, asked Eric Clemons, professor of operations and information management at The Wharton School, during a talk at ...

  • Net Neutrality-the lifeblood of the cloud

    Carl Brooks - TechTarget 23 Sep 2009
  • Cloud providers in the US should thank their lucky stars there's a new guy at the FCC who is moving ahead with policies that will guarantee net neutrality. What is net neutrality? Let me explain. ...

  • Measuring the Growth of Cloud Computing

    Carl Brooks - TechTarget 09 Sep 2009
  • As cloud computing has grown in recognition, and the marketplace has started to attract serious cash, some people are beginning to put some serious effort in to tracking and measuring actual cloud ...

  • VMware vCloud Express: Right move, wrong focus

    Jo Maitland - TechTarget 04 Sep 2009
  • VMware is right to introduce a cloud computing service that competes with Amazon EC2. But wrong to focus on the aspect of buying these services with a credit card. We know of at least one company ...

  • How to Build a Private Cloud

    John Willis 04 Sep 2009
  • Ubuntu Enterprise Cloud (UEC) is a private cloud that embeds Eucalyptus cloud on Ubuntu server. The current release of UEC runs on Ubuntu 9.04 Server running Eucalyptus 1.5. There is a latter ...

  • Amazon VPC: moving the goal posts or playing catch-up?

    Carl Brooks - TechTarget 26 Aug 2009
  • Amazon has announced, in its inimitable bloggy style, a new service to allow users to create virtual private clouds within its data centers. The new Amazon VPC offering is "virtual" because the ...