Public cloud

  • June 17, 2010 17 Jun'10

    Amazon's early efforts at cloud computing? Partly accidental

    Former 'Master of Disaster' at Amazon Jesse Robbins has a couple of fun tidbits to share about the birth of Amazon EC2. He said the reason it succeeded as an idea in Amazon's giant retail machine ...

  • June 03, 2010 03 Jun'10

    VMware wants the whole private cloud software stack- and it may get it

    Details of VMware's Project Redwood have been unearthed, and it’s a telling look at where VMware sees itself in the new era of cloud computing: in charge of everything. While Redwood is still vapor ...

  • May 17, 2010 17 May'10

    Inside the world of cloud computing at Citrix Synergy 2010

    Donna Lyon, an attendee at Citrix Synergy, offers her take on the cloud announcements from the show. There is always a debate over whether cloud computing is a marketing phase or a technological ...

  • May 14, 2010 14 May'10 A slap in the face to business as usual

    The federal government has just launched running entirely on Amazon's cloud services. Vivek Kundra, federal CIO and cloud champion, is using the site to browbeat skeptics who said that ...

  • May 04, 2010 04 May'10

    Citigroup values AWS sales at $650M in 2010

    Citigroup estimates Amazon Web Services (AWS) will hit sales of $650 million in 2010, according to a recent article in Businessweek on the prospects for the cloud computing leader. Amazon does not ...

  • March 30, 2010 30 Mar'10

    UPDATE: Net Neutrality far from dead--National Broadband Plan axes net neutrality proposal?

    The FCC raised eyebrows last Friday with its proposed National Broadband Plan at a Congressional hearing last week by excising any mention of net neutrality—the idea that internet providers have to ...

  • March 23, 2010 23 Mar'10

    Cloud spending plans revealed at Cloud Slam '10

    If you're interested in hearing about enterprise IT plans for cloud computing this year, check out the Cloud Slam '10 virtual trade show happening this week. I will be giving the TechTarget keynote ...

  • February 26, 2010 26 Feb'10

    CA's $100 million dollar cloud wager

    On Wednesday $4 billion software provider CA bought 20-man 3Tera; analysts reported that CA had paid around 30 times the revenue valuation of the cloud software platform maker. Independent sources ...

  • 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 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 ...

  • 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 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 ...