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  • July 18, 2011 18 Jul'11

    Is VMware's new vRAM licensing private cloud poison?

    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? ...

  • July 12, 2011 12 Jul'11

    VMware pricing changes add cost to cloud

    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 ...

  • July 12, 2011 12 Jul'11

    Citrix acquires Cloud.com- will it be enough?

    Citrix will acquire platform startup Cloud.com to bolster its private cloud product line. Cloud.com is a three year old software startup that makes a cloud computing platform: management and ...

  • July 06, 2011 06 Jul'11

    vFabric Hyperic plugin surfaces for Cloud Foundry

    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 ...

  • June 30, 2011 30 Jun'11

    OpSource exit shows the power of the platform

    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 ...

  • June 28, 2011 28 Jun'11

    What the heck is Office 365?

    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 ...

  • June 22, 2011 22 Jun'11

    The FBI is coming to get your cloud (or not)

    Hooray! Another "public cloud is ridiculously dangerous and will eat your babies" news item. Or not. Maybe both. Don't worry but lock up your babies, is more or less what I'm saying. Lets break it ...

  • June 15, 2011 15 Jun'11

    LexisNexis throws hat in big data ring

    Premier data analysis and records search firm LexisNexis has dropped a large rock into the next generation database pond: it’s releasing the core of its own data management and search technology as ...

  • June 02, 2011 02 Jun'11

    NYSE launches community cloud for financial traders

    A vertical cloud for the cash crowd is now in beta. But is it just hosting with another name?

  • May 25, 2011 25 May'11

    Microsoft formalizes cloud computing enterprise licensing

    Microsoft licensing will try and catch up to cloud computing; buy Software Assurance and get "license mobility" for your volume licenses.

  • May 18, 2011 18 May'11

    Cloud outage roundup!

    It's been a rough patch for cloud computing in the "perceptions of reliability" department. Gremlins working overtime caused EBS to fail at Amazon, taking down a bunch of social media sites, among ...

  • May 13, 2011 13 May'11

    Verizon's two-headed cloud strategy

    What will Verizon do with Terremark's cloud? How will a new partnership with SAP affect its cloud strategy? These are the questions that we never got to ask Verizon's cloud chiefs.

  • May 06, 2011 06 May'11

    Did cloud computing help catch Osama bin Laden?

    Now that we've gotten the link bait headline out of the way, let me say first that cloud computing is in no way to be considered anywhere near as important to the death of Osama bin Laden as the ...

  • May 04, 2011 04 May'11

    Why HP wants the whole cloud stack

    HP's clumsy cloud leak this week sheds a little bit more light on the printer giant's cloud computing plans, but the details signal a much bigger trend. The major IT players feel they must own the ...

  • May 03, 2011 03 May'11

    HP exec leaks cloud plans; VMware in, Microsoft out?

    HP will most likely base its cloud Platform as a Service offering on VMware's CloudFoundry, according to plans leaked by an HP exec. Surprisingly, there was no mention of support for Microsoft ...

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