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  • How Azure actually works, courtesy of Mark Russinovich

    Carl Brooks - TechTarget 01 Nov 2010
  • Mark Russinovich -- Microsoft technical fellow, a lead on the Azure platform and a renowned Windows expert -- took pains at PDC '10 (Watch the "Inside Windows Azure" session here) to lay out a ...

  • Amazon does not oversubscribe

    Carl Brooks - TechTarget 07 Oct 2010
  • Amazon CTO Werner Vogels said on Twitter that AWS does not oversubscribe its services. "If you launch an instance type you get the performance you ask (and pay) for, period. No oversubscription," ...

  • I saw AT&T's cloud

    Carl Brooks - TechTarget 29 Sep 2010
  • ...and it was dense. I toured an AT&T Internet Data Center (IDC) facility this morning, in dear old Watertown, MA. It's impressive; lots of new, gleaming white PVC and galvanized steel tubing. ...

  • Vroom: Cloud on wheels

    Carl Brooks - TechTarget 17 Sep 2010
  • The flexibility of cloud computing services appears to be extending to the physical infrastructure itself. Researchers point to new examples of the rapidly maturing “shipping container data center” ...

  • Verizon/VMware hybrid cloud missing key feature

    Jo Maitland - TechTarget 14 Sep 2010
  • Is anyone else amused by Verizon’s puffed up claims to dominance in the cloud computing market? In the wake of the vCloud Director unveiling at VMworld 2010, industry analysts made a huge fuss of ...

  • The persistent itch: What does Amazon’s security really do?

    Carl Brooks - TechTarget 07 Sep 2010
  • A story we wrote last week about Amazon’s newest disclosures on its security procedures was sparked in part by a earful from one of the sources in it. Seeking reactions to the newly updated ...

  • Did Googler jump the gun with cloud calculator?

    Carl Brooks - TechTarget 07 Sep 2010
  • Googler Vijay Gill posted a quick and dirty cloud calculator a few weeks ago that has caused some head scratching. The calculator seems to show an eye popping 168% premium on using AWS versus ...