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  • 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 ...

  • Why is Larry Ellison afraid of the cloud?

    Judith Hurwitz - Hurwitz & Associates 30 Sep 2009
  • I just finished watching Larry Ellison’s conversation with Ed Zander at the Churchill Club, a Silicon Valley business and technology forum. While these type of dialogues are not rare in the ...

  • Measuring the Growth of Cloud Computing

    Carl Brooks - TechTarget 09 Sep 2009
  • As cloud computing has grown in recognition, and the marketplace has started to attract serious cash, some people are beginning to put some serious effort in to tracking and measuring actual cloud ...

  • Azure to blaze the way for hybrid cloud

    Carl Brooks - TechTarget 12 Aug 2009
  • Infosys believes Microsoft is staking out the cloud as the inevitable future of IT -- and designing Azure to be a seamless bridge between hither and thither in order to make the transition in small ...

  • Cloud computing surfaces in local politics

    Carl Brooks - TechTarget 27 Jul 2009
  • In a demonstration of cloud computing’s increasing stature in the real world, Washington state freshman state representative Reuven Carlyle called for scrapping a $300 million data center in favor ...

  • The Curious Case of CloudSwitch

    John Willis 13 Jul 2009
  • A few days ago I had a call with Ellen Rubin, one of the co-founders of a new cloud startup called Cloudswitch.  Cloudswitch recently closed an $8M Series B funding from Commonwealth Capital ...

  • AWS growth info exposed

    Steve Cimino - TechTarget 13 Jul 2009
  • We recently came upon some photos displaying, in fancy picture form, the growth of Amazon Web Services in terms of bandwidth usage and objects stored in Amazon S3. The results are impressive, as ...

  • Infrastructure as Code

    John Willis 13 Jul 2009
  • A few weeks ago I attended Velocity "09" in San Jose, Ca. One of the sessions used a phrase that I had never seen before and it stung me like a bee. In fact, in my opinion, this new phrase ...

  • Paglo goes whole hog to lift log fog; this blog agog

    Carl Brooks - TechTarget 08 Jul 2009
  • Cloud-based IT management provider Paglo has busted out with an interesting twist on managing network log files: Google-style browser search, cross referenced over time. Paglo says it's the first ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • Citrix and Amazon hop into mindbending infinite-loop bed together

    Carl Brooks - TechTarget 05 May 2009
  • We're sensing someone had an office pool going on "alliteration they could get away with" for this slug line: "Citrix Announces Citrix C3 Lab Built on Amazon Web Services to Connect Cloud Computing ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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' ...