Public cloud and other cloud deployment models

  • February 16, 2010 16 Feb'10

    Two free cloud beta services to check out

    Cloud computing services are popping up like daises these days. The good part is many of them are launching with a free beta service, which means you can try before you buy and more importantly, ...

  • February 04, 2010 04 Feb'10

    Microsoft and NSF giving away Azure

    The National Science Foundation and Microsoft have announced they will be giving away Azure resources for researchers in an attempt to: "shift the dialogue to what the appropriate public/private ...

  • January 27, 2010 27 Jan'10

    The Daily Cloud: Oracle caves on cloud computing

    After two years, Oracle has accepted the term cloud computing. To the surprise of no one, however, the company is redefining the oft-defined term to suit its own needs.

  • January 25, 2010 25 Jan'10

    AWS experimenting with actually supporting DNS for users

    Sharp eyes to Shlomo Swidler, who posted an update to an old thread and an old complaint on AWS - getting lumped into spam blacklists. EC2 staffer "Steve@AWS" announced the availability of a ...

  • January 15, 2010 15 Jan'10

    Benchmarks for Cloud -- more, please

    Rackspace has commissioned a set of benchmarks to highlight performance differences between Rackspace and Amazon EC2. "Benchmarks!" you explode, your exquisitely sensitive logical faculties ...

  • January 04, 2010 04 Jan'10

    What's in store for cloud computing in 2010?

    According to industry insiders, the Platform as a Service model will grow, private clouds will gain traction and security will remain the number one cloud computing concern in 2010.

  • December 31, 2009 31 Dec'09

    Cloud computing, 2009 in brief

    It's fun being at the top of a technology wave. The past year in cloud computing has moved with the giddy, inexorable pace that marks a major technological shift in how we use computing power, and ...

  • December 23, 2009 23 Dec'09

    Tales from the cloud: 2009 in review

    For all its successes, the cloud computing market featured its fair share of blunders in 2009. Famed holiday humbug Ebenezer Scrooge took some time to explain where cloud went wrong.

  • December 16, 2009 16 Dec'09

    Amazon lets users bid on unused EC2 capacity

    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 ...

  • December 02, 2009 02 Dec'09

    Wharton prof discusses Google's prospects for anti-trust action

    Is Google a self-regulatory public servant or rapacious and unscrupulous monopolist, asked Eric Clemons, professor of operations and information management at The Wharton School, during a talk at ...

  • December 02, 2009 02 Dec'09

    When the utility model falls apart

    Interop was great. It highlighted for me how far and how fast cloud has come along. It was all too brief; all the cloud sessions were slammed and debate ran high. Panelists like AT&T's VP for ...

  • November 17, 2009 17 Nov'09

    Cloud computing: First do no harm

    Cloud computing and service-oriented architecture (SOA) share similarities. But companies beware: in some cases, a cloud may do more harm than good, says a cloud expert.

  • November 17, 2009 17 Nov'09

    Windows Azure slated to go live in January 2010

    At Microsoft's Professional Developer Conference 2009, Microsoft announced that Windows Azure will be available as a production service for paying customers on January 1, 2010.

  • November 16, 2009 16 Nov'09

    Appirio publishes cloud ecosystem map

    Appirio, a cloud integrator that helps companies use cloud services has published a map of the marketplace. It attempts to distinguish between services that are true cloud offerings versus those ...

  • November 10, 2009 10 Nov'09

    How fast is your cloud? Depends on where you're standing

    Network monitoring software maker Paessler has taken their own medicine and opened a fascinating new website: The site consists of Paessler's PRTG Network Monitor ...