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  • Two free cloud beta services to check out

    Jo Maitland - TechTarget 16 Feb 2010
  • Cloud computing services are popping up like daises these days. The good part is many of them are launching with a free beta service, which means you can try before you buy and more importantly, ...

  • Microsoft and NSF giving away Azure

    Carl Brooks - TechTarget 04 Feb 2010
  • The National Science Foundation and Microsoft have announced they will be giving away Azure resources for researchers in an attempt to: "shift the dialogue to what the appropriate public/private ...

  • AWS experimenting with actually supporting DNS for users

    Carl Brooks - TechTarget 25 Jan 2010
  • Sharp eyes to Shlomo Swidler, who posted an update to an old thread and an old complaint on AWS - getting lumped into spam blacklists. EC2 staffer "Steve@AWS" announced the availability of a ...

  • Benchmarks for Cloud -- more, please

    Carl Brooks - TechTarget 15 Jan 2010
  • Rackspace has commissioned a set of benchmarks to highlight performance differences between Rackspace and Amazon EC2. "Benchmarks!" you explode, your exquisitely sensitive logical faculties ...

  • 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 ...

  • When the utility model falls apart

    Carl Brooks - TechTarget 02 Dec 2009
  • Interop was great. It highlighted for me how far and how fast cloud has come along. It was all too brief; all the cloud sessions were slammed and debate ran high. Panelists like AT&T's VP for ...

  • Appirio publishes cloud ecosystem map

    Jo Maitland - TechTarget 16 Nov 2009
  • Appirio, a cloud integrator that helps companies use cloud services has published a map of the marketplace. It attempts to distinguish between services that are true cloud offerings versus those ...

  • How fast is your cloud? Depends on where you're standing

    Carl Brooks - TechTarget 10 Nov 2009
  • Network monitoring software maker Paessler has taken their own medicine and opened a fascinating new website: The site consists of Paessler's PRTG Network Monitor ...