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  • Why cloud marketplaces are taking off

    Jo Maitland - TechTarget 24 Oct 2011
  • Just this week two different cloud marketplaces went live, Equinix's cloud marketplace and Synnex’s CloudSolv. Both claim to bring buyers and sellers of cloud services together under one roof ...

  • OpenStack: teenager or toddler?

    Alex Barrett - Modern Infrastructure Editor-in-Chief 11 Oct 2011
  • The OpenStack project’s release of Diablo a few weeks ago invited comparisons to adolescence, but after attending the OpenStack Conference in Boston last week, that analogy strikes me as premature. ...

  • IBM snaps up Platform Computing for private cloud

    Jo Maitland - TechTarget 11 Oct 2011
  • IBM has acquired Platform Computing, a score for the commodity private cloud champions over those pushing expensive, proprietary cloud in a box systems. Historically a strong player in the high ...

  • IBM beefs up SmartCloud

    Jo Maitland - TechTarget 10 Oct 2011
  • This week IBM plans to give the world a sneak peak at its latest public and private IBM SmartCloud services and software. It's porting SAP, ERP and all database applications to it. And claims new ...

  • Cloud customer council shares advice from the trenches

    Jo Maitland - TechTarget 05 Oct 2011
  • The Cloud Standards Customer Council has posted a document called the Practical Guide to Cloud Computing, which offers IT pros basic advice on how to get started in the cloud. The council includes ...

  • HP hires some cloud cred

    Jo Maitland - TechTarget 03 Oct 2011
  • HP has hired John Purrier, one of the original project leads for OpenStack from Rackspace, to run its HP Cloud Services unit. [Ed note: Is he nuts!?] Purrier is due to give a keynote at the ...

  • Ex-Fed CIO Vivek Kundra’s Cloud First policy trashed

    Jo Maitland - TechTarget 26 Sep 2011
  • Former federal CIO Vivek Kundra has been slammed by IT pros working for the government for his "Cloud First" policy, according to a survey by MeriTalk, an online IT community for U.S. government ...

  • Autodesk launches design cloud on Amazon

    Jo Maitland - TechTarget 21 Sep 2011
  • One of the biggest challenges in computer-based design is the amount of processing power it takes to simulate how designs will perform in the real world. Autodesk Inc., makers of the popular design ...

  • Will Verizon-CloudSwitch still support AWS?

    Jo Maitland - TechTarget 25 Aug 2011
  • Verizon’s acquisition of cloud computing software company, CloudSwitch, is a smart move by the telecom giant as enterprises look for hybrid cloud offerings, but will it continue the startup’s ...

  • Is VMware's new vRAM licensing private cloud poison?

    Carl Brooks - TechTarget 18 Jul 2011
  • It's now clear that VMware did the math on their customers and the new vRAM+socket licensing scheme. But did they unintentionally screw themselves on a booming trend among their own customers? ...

  • VMware pricing changes add cost to cloud

    Jo Maitland - TechTarget 12 Jul 2011
  • VMware's controversial licensing and pricing changes in vSphere 5, leaked today are positively uncloud-like when it comes to cost, casting a shadow over the new features and functions in the ...

  • Citrix acquires will it be enough?

    Carl Brooks - TechTarget 12 Jul 2011
  • Citrix will acquire platform startup to bolster its private cloud product line. is a three year old software startup that makes a cloud computing platform: management and ...

  • vFabric Hyperic plugin surfaces for Cloud Foundry

    Beth Pariseau - Senior News Writer 06 Jul 2011
  • A new plugin has been developed that connects part of VMware's vFabric middleware to its Cloud Foundry Platform as a Service (PaaS) offering, according to a post last week on the SpringSource ...

  • OpSource exit shows the power of the platform

    Carl Brooks - TechTarget 30 Jun 2011
  • OpSource has been bought by ICT and IT services giant Dimension Data. This tells us several important things about the cloud computing market when we look at some of the details. It's mostly ...

  • What the heck is Office 365?

    Carl Brooks - TechTarget 28 Jun 2011
  • Office 365 is live. Read the fluff here, or watch videos all day of Microsoft SMB customers. But what exactly is Office 365? Let us hove to established tradition for "WTF is this thing" stories and ...