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  • May 09, 2012 09 May'12

    Is Microsoft jettisoning Azure name?

    An email to customers about dropping some Azure naming causes speculation that Microsoft may be dumping the hard-won brand.

  • March 08, 2012 08 Mar'12

    Yup, your cloud hunch was right

    Everything you’ve read about who is using cloud computing and why is pretty much true, so says a recent study from the Cloud Industry Forum.

  • February 15, 2012 15 Feb'12

    Making cloud viral in your enterprise

    End-user desire for always-on access is pushing cloud adoption, and IT is ready to put it into practice, said speakers at Cloud Connect Santa Clara.

  • February 09, 2012 09 Feb'12

    VMware claims three-fold jump in 'vCloud Powered' clouds

    The virtualization leader brings out a new tool meant to make provisioning a snap for cloud services resellers. Is it caught in the wake of more agile competitors?

  • February 03, 2012 03 Feb'12

    OpenStack may drop Hyper-V from next release

    Despite assurances from Microsoft that it's still working with the OpenStack project to support Hyper-V, a lack of maintenance could signal the end.

  • January 27, 2012 27 Jan'12

    Does Microsoft have the urge to merge Azure and System Center platforms?

    In its Microsoft Product Roadmap for 2012 Directions on Microsoft expects Azure and System Center 2012 to grow increasingly close and eventually merge into a single platform.

  • January 20, 2012 20 Jan'12

    Is the cloud Linux country?

    VMware and virtualization changed the face of enterprise IT. And cloud computing -- in some form or another -- promises to do the same. What shape will the cloud take? It’s still too early to say ...

  • January 09, 2012 09 Jan'12

    Windows Azure cloud to embrace Linux OS

    A kinder, gentler Microsoft added Linux to the list of operating systems Windows Azure supports. Is the company feeling generous or trying to improve its public cloud persona?

  • December 15, 2011 15 Dec'11

    Cloud SLAs can be a touchy (feely) subject

    Get a bunch of cloud proponents in a room together to talk service-level agreements and things can get heated and even a little emotional. Or at least that’s how it seemed at the recent Cloud ...

  • November 16, 2011 16 Nov'11

    Tata approaches U.S. cloud market with caution

    For U.S. cloud users looking for a provider with a global footprint, Tata Communications is easing its way into the Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) market, one continent at a time. The ...

  • November 14, 2011 14 Nov'11

    Skytap eyes alternatives to Savvis

    Cloud test and dev service provider, Skytap plans to expand to other colo facilities beyond its Savvis data center in Tukwila, Washington, next year, according to Brett Goodwin, VP of marketing and ...

  • November 10, 2011 10 Nov'11

    Cloud-connected cars turn my stomach

    I got a glimpse of the future of driving this week and it made me feel a bit queasy. I sat in the new Tesla Motors electric car at the GigaOm Roadmap conference in San Francisco and it's a ...

  • November 08, 2011 08 Nov'11

    OpSource, Rackspace upset cloud software market

    Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) providers, OpSource and Rackspace, threw their hats into the cloud software ring this week, disrupting the traditional enterprise software market and other ...

  • 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 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 ...

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