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  • Amazon EC2 zap smash: everyone's cool with it

    Carl Brooks - TechTarget 18 Jun 2009
  • In hindsight, the lightning-strikes-Amazon-data center story is a tidy little example of a nu-media bubble. Someone should make a graph of the coverage indexed by hysteria, outrage, maniacal ...

  • pushes free version of

    Jo Maitland - TechTarget 15 Jun 2009
  • has announced a free version of its cloud development platform,, in an effort to woo new customers. Salesforce claims 110,000 business applications are currently running on ...

  • Light and dark in the Cloud: Amazon fails, Rackspace punts

    Carl Brooks - TechTarget 11 Jun 2009
  • In a succint one-day recap of the mouth-watering prospects of using cloud computing and the legless terror it can engender, website autoscaled gigantic traffic, and Amazon's flagshp EC2 ...

  • MySQL’s Mårten Mickos joins RightScale in advisory role

    Carl Brooks - TechTarget 09 Jun 2009
  • Turning a funny little relational database project into one of the largest commercial open source companies ever seen, Mårten Mickos oversaw the growth of MySQL from 2001 all the way through its ...

  • Product release round-up

    Carl Brooks - TechTarget 08 Jun 2009
  • What follows is a semi-regular exposition on all the products announcements we can't cover in longer form, kids. They're all interesting technology, really neat in some cases, strategically ...

  • Sun evacuee Mickos lands at cloud start-up RightScale

    Carl Brooks - TechTarget 29 May 2009
  • Open source ringleader Mårten Mickos and former windmill-tilter-in-chief at developer darling MySQL, apparently couldn't bear the gilded cage of Sun's "Senior Vice President" offices. He fled Sun ...

  • Splitters in CloudCamp?

    Jo Maitland - TechTarget 28 May 2009
  • The following post, Enomaly owns CloudCamp™ - has it jumped the shark?, by Sam Johnston, working group secretary at Open Grid Forum, is definitely 'inside baseball' but an interesting look at how ...

  • NIST releases draft definition for cloud computing

    Carl Brooks - TechTarget 27 May 2009
  • The ship of state turns ponderous and slow, but it appears that the National Institute of Standards and Technology has released a working draft definition for cloud computing. Dated May 22, NIST's ...

  • Cloud draws crowds as Interop winds down

    Carl Brooks - TechTarget 21 May 2009
  • It's great fun watching a big trade show wind down. Day one is all vigor and pizazz and manic tweets. By the third day, attendees are sprawled in the halls, their listless fingers struggling to ...

  • Day 2 dawns at Enterprise Cloud Summit

    Carl Brooks - TechTarget 19 May 2009
  • We're exploring new frontiers at the Enterprise Cloud Summit, as cloud deckhands try to haul up the sails and ship owners look for value. Overall the mood is good; people are receptive, especially ...

  • is live!

    Carl Brooks - TechTarget 14 May 2009
  • Exciting news, the site I've been brought on to write and report for launched today! There's plenty of content there already, including straight news, advice, and expert commentary. Many of the ...

  • Feds get specific on cloud interoperability

    Jo Maitland - TechTarget 14 May 2009
  • Anyone hoping to sell infrastructure as a service to the Government will need to explain how they meet the following criteria for interoperability in the a cloud setting: 5.1 Describe your ...