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  • Cloud Security Alliance in favor of open standards

    Carl Brooks - TechTarget 04 May 2009
  • Very interesting conversation with Nils Puhlmann, a co-founder of the Cloud Security Alliance originally about the DTMF initiative for open standards, but went out and about a bit; here are three ...

  • EUCALYPTUS sprouts business shoots

    Carl Brooks - TechTarget 29 Apr 2009
  • In what is surely a contender for the most-complicated backronym of the ages, the Elastic Utility Computing Architecture for Linking Your Programs to Useful Systems, first developed at Middleware ...

  • Amazon's New Elastic Map Reduce

    John Willis 03 Apr 2009
  • Amazon has offered a new web service that provides Hadoop services called Elastic Map Reduce.  Hadoop is a Java based framework that implements Map Reduce.  Map Reduce is a method of programming ...

  • In 140 characters tell me why map reduce is important?

    John Willis 02 Apr 2009
  • This morning Lance Weatherby, a local Atlanta venture catalyst, asked a simple question on twitter – "In 140 characters tell me why map reduce is important please.” When I saw the question it made ...

  • Microsoft Was Out of Line

    John Willis 27 Mar 2009
  • Reuven Cohen, the founder of Enomaly, has been one of the brightest voices in the cloud computing revolution. Reuven, a self proclaimed Instigator, has been working tirelessly to get the word out ...

  • The Tale of Three Cloud SLA's

    John Willis 23 Mar 2009
  • Wikpedia says... The SLA records a common understanding about services, priorities, responsibilities, guarantees and warranties. Each area of service scope should have the 'level of service' ...

  • Privacy org bashes Google cloud

    Jo Maitland - TechTarget 18 Mar 2009
  • The EPIC has formally asked the Federal Trade Commission to open an investigation into Google's cloud computing services -- including Gmail, Google Docs, and Picasa -- to determine "the adequacy of ...

  • Windows Azure outage holds up developers

    Hannah Drake 16 Mar 2009
  • Developers looking to use Windows Azure to build apps this weekend faced the blue screen of death as a 22-hour outage locked them out of the service. The outage is a reminder to users tapping into ...

  • The Rackspace/Mosso PCI Debate

    John Willis 16 Mar 2009
  • A few weeks ago Rackspace made an announcement about hosting the first PCI complaint cloud solution. PCI is short for the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard, which is a worldwide security ...

  • Cloud computing and teenage sex...

    Jo Maitland - TechTarget 06 Mar 2009
  • What do cloud computing and teenage sex have in common? Everyone talks about, few actually do it, and even fewer get it right, according to the following story. Check it out: ...

  • Drug company calls out cloud security concerns

    Jo Maitland - TechTarget 06 Mar 2009
  • Eli Lilly and Co. tapped into Amazon Web Services to crunch a vast chunk of data associated with the development of a new drug. Its research time collapsed from three months to two hours, a huge ...

  • IBM pushes cloud plans, partnerships

    Jo Maitland - TechTarget 12 Feb 2009
  • If anyone can solve the problems associated with selling cloud computing to enterprises, it should be IBM. Today the company announced a step in that direction with a slew of new services and ...