Public cloud and other cloud deployment models

  • July 14, 2009 14 Jul'09

    Windows Azure pricing vs. Amazon AWS

    Microsoft has released its pricing for Azure today. It’s tough to do an apples-to-apples comparison with Amazon AWS because they are different technical models, but the CPU service seems like it ...

  • July 13, 2009 13 Jul'09

    The Curious Case of CloudSwitch

    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 ...

  • July 13, 2009 13 Jul'09

    AWS growth info exposed

    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 ...

  • July 13, 2009 13 Jul'09

    Infrastructure as Code

    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 ...

  • July 10, 2009 10 Jul'09

    Microsoft nabs domain for Office Online?

    Veteran virtual collaboration software vendor ContactOffice has given up its prime post over the domain, possibly in favor of Microsoft, which is rumored to be announcing its Google Docs ...

  • July 08, 2009 08 Jul'09

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

    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 ...

  • July 08, 2009 08 Jul'09

    Researchers discuss virtual private clouds, coin CloudNet

    A research paper by the University of Massachusetts and AT&T Labs proposes CloudNet, a way for connecting enterprise VPNs to cloud networks called Virtual Private Clouds.

  • July 02, 2009 02 Jul'09

    AppEngine follows Rackspace's lead, barfs all over the place

    Google's vanguard platform service AppEngine has fallen down , hot on the heels of Rackspace's storied hot mess on Monday Follow the real-time nerd outrage on, what else, Twitter. A Google ...

  • June 30, 2009 30 Jun'09

    Rackspace falls over in Dallas, tweets the whole thing

    More than 24 hours after users began reporting Rackspace hosted services were unresponsive, and the main site went dark, Rackspace has possibly set a new record for transparency and accountability, ...

  • June 30, 2009 30 Jun'09

    Trawling for ideas in Open Cirrus -- HP's stab at a free cloud

    HP plans to release its own open source cloud computing platform, according to the Director of HP's Service Automation and Integration Labs, Chris Whitney. The Open Cirrus project, which HP Labs ...

  • June 30, 2009 30 Jun'09

    Cisco's Warrior strikes upon the cloud market

    Cisco Systems' CTO Padmasree Warrior said cloud computing is the most over-used, over-hyped topic in IT in recent years, but that a genuine shift is taking place in the market and the network is a crucial piece of it.

  • June 23, 2009 23 Jun'09

    HP launches cloud computing consulting services

    HP 'workshops' will guide companies in how to use the cloud -- and encourage more HP service adoption, of course.

  • June 18, 2009 18 Jun'09

    Amazon EC2 zap smash: everyone's cool with it

    In hindsight, the lightning-strikes-Amazon-data center story is a tidy little example of a nu-media bubble. Someone should make a graph of the coverage indexed by hysteria, outrage, maniacal ...

  • June 15, 2009 15 Jun'09 pushes free version of has announced a free version of its cloud development platform,, in an effort to woo new customers. Salesforce claims 110,000 business applications are currently running on ...

  • June 11, 2009 11 Jun'09

    Light and dark in the Cloud: Amazon fails, Rackspace punts

    In a succint one-day recap of the mouth-watering prospects of using cloud computing and the legless terror it can engender, website autoscaled gigantic traffic, and Amazon's flagshp EC2 ...