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  • 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 gdgt.com autoscaled gigantic traffic, and Amazon's flagshp EC2 ...

  • June 09, 2009 09 Jun'09

    MySQL’s Mårten Mickos joins RightScale in advisory role

    Turning a funny little relational database project into one of the largest commercial open source companies ever seen, Mårten Mickos oversaw the growth of MySQL from 2001 all the way through its ...

  • June 08, 2009 08 Jun'09

    Product release round-up

    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 ...

  • May 29, 2009 29 May'09

    Sun evacuee Mickos lands at cloud start-up RightScale

    Open source ringleader Mårten Mickos and former windmill-tilter-in-chief at developer darling MySQL, apparently couldn't bear the gilded cage of Sun's "Senior Vice President" offices. He fled Sun ...

  • May 28, 2009 28 May'09

    Splitters in CloudCamp?

    The following post, Enomaly owns CloudCamp™ - has it jumped the shark?, by Sam Johnston, working group secretary at Open Grid Forum, is definitely 'inside baseball' but an interesting look at how ...

  • May 27, 2009 27 May'09

    NIST releases draft definition for cloud computing

    The ship of state turns ponderous and slow, but it appears that the National Institute of Standards and Technology has released a working draft definition for cloud computing. Dated May 22, NIST's ...

  • May 21, 2009 21 May'09

    Cloud draws crowds as Interop winds down

    It's great fun watching a big trade show wind down. Day one is all vigor and pizazz and manic tweets. By the third day, attendees are sprawled in the halls, their listless fingers struggling to ...

  • May 19, 2009 19 May'09

    Day 2 dawns at Enterprise Cloud Summit

    We're exploring new frontiers at the Enterprise Cloud Summit, as cloud deckhands try to haul up the sails and ship owners look for value. Overall the mood is good; people are receptive, especially ...

  • May 14, 2009 14 May'09

    SearchCloudComputing.com is live!

    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 ...

  • May 14, 2009 14 May'09

    Feds get specific on cloud interoperability

    Anyone hoping to sell infrastructure as a service to the Government will need to explain how they meet the following criteria for interoperability in the a cloud setting: 5.1 Describe your ...

  • May 12, 2009 12 May'09

    Cloud management startups vie for VC dollars

    Cloud computing is the fresh word on everyone’s lips; the push started in earnest a year or more ago, when Amazon’s Web Services portal came into its own and the reality of instant-on, ...

  • May 07, 2009 07 May'09

    Rich Wolski on the difference between data centers and clouds

    I'm working up an article about EUCALYPTUS and Eucalyptus Systems, cf. my earlier post on't. Leaving aside the giggles over nomenclature, I had quite a nice talk with Dr. Rich Wolski, the lead ...

  • May 05, 2009 05 May'09

    Citrix and Amazon hop into mindbending infinite-loop bed together

    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 ...

  • May 04, 2009 04 May'09

    Cloud Security Alliance in favor of open standards

    Very interesting conversation with Nils Puhlmann, a co-founder of the Cloud Security Alliance originally about the DTMF initiative for open standards, but went out and about a bit; here are three ...

  • April 29, 2009 29 Apr'09

    EUCALYPTUS sprouts business shoots

    In what is surely a contender for the most-complicated backronym of the ages, the Elastic Utility Computing Architecture for Linking Your Programs to Useful Systems, first developed at Middleware ...

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