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Public cloud and other cloud deployment models

  • October 31, 2011 31 Oct'11

    DuraCloud launches preservation service

    Universities, cultural heritage organizations and libraries around the world – there’s a cloud service for you now too. It’s an open source offering developed by not-for-profit organization, ...

  • October 28, 2011 28 Oct'11

    Azure updates may leave Windows shops wanting more

    Analyst firm highlights key developments in Windows Azure and points out where the service still has holes.

  • October 25, 2011 25 Oct'11

    IT shop goes for costly Verizon cloud over AWS, Azure

    For its CaaS cloud, Verizon makes customers sign a one-year deal and pay a premium price. Still, one company elected for the services over AWS, Azure.

  • October 24, 2011 24 Oct'11

    Why cloud marketplaces are taking off

    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 ...

  • October 11, 2011 11 Oct'11

    OpenStack: teenager or toddler?

    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. ...

  • October 11, 2011 11 Oct'11

    IBM snaps up Platform Computing for private cloud

    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 ...

  • October 10, 2011 10 Oct'11

    IBM beefs up SmartCloud

    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 ...

  • October 05, 2011 05 Oct'11

    Cloud customer council shares advice from the trenches

    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 ...

  • October 03, 2011 03 Oct'11

    HP hires some cloud cred

    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 ...

  • September 26, 2011 26 Sep'11

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

    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 ...

  • September 21, 2011 21 Sep'11

    Autodesk launches design cloud on Amazon

    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 ...

  • September 20, 2011 20 Sep'11

    Community cloud pushes Harvard out of the data center

    Harvard's community cloud project will move the university into a new world of consuming IT resources as a utility.

  • September 15, 2011 15 Sep'11

    Gated community cloud appeals to exclusive IT set

    Hosting provider INetU rolled out a gated cloud service for Fortune 2000 customers. Riff-raff need not apply.

  • August 25, 2011 25 Aug'11

    Will Verizon-CloudSwitch still support AWS?

    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 ...

  • July 29, 2011 29 Jul'11

    Enterprise cloud by definition demands a custom fit

    When it comes to cloud computing, enterprises need individual, complex solutions. Cloud-in-a-box or everything-on AWS attitudes simply won't work.

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