Public cloud

  • 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 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 ...

  • October 29, 2009 29 Oct'09

    Dark side of the cloud -- the potential for abuse is limited only by our imagination

    We all appear to have swallowed the cheerful news about cloud computing hook, line and sinker, thanks in part to a confluence of economic woes and a sudden maturation of the technology- by happy ...

  • October 14, 2009 14 Oct'09

    Amazon would like to remind you where the hype started

    Amazon would like to remind you to thank them for the heightened expectations. So a Web app running on a telecom service goes belly up and cloud is moribund yet again. That seems to be the latest ...

  • October 05, 2009 05 Oct'09

    Private cloud isn’t a new market

    Private cloud is a touchy subject these days. Proponents say it's inevitable, detractors say it's all marketing. Enterprises, who are supposed to be clamoring for it, are cautious: hearing endless ...

  • September 30, 2009 30 Sep'09

    Why is Larry Ellison afraid of the cloud?

    I just finished watching Larry Ellison’s conversation with Ed Zander at the Churchill Club, a Silicon Valley business and technology forum. While these type of dialogues are not rare in the ...

  • September 23, 2009 23 Sep'09

    Net Neutrality-the lifeblood of the cloud

    Cloud providers in the US should thank their lucky stars there's a new guy at the FCC who is moving ahead with policies that will guarantee net neutrality. What is net neutrality? Let me explain. ...

  • September 09, 2009 09 Sep'09

    Measuring the Growth of Cloud Computing

    As cloud computing has grown in recognition, and the marketplace has started to attract serious cash, some people are beginning to put some serious effort in to tracking and measuring actual cloud ...

  • September 04, 2009 04 Sep'09

    VMware vCloud Express: Right move, wrong focus

    VMware is right to introduce a cloud computing service that competes with Amazon EC2. But wrong to focus on the aspect of buying these services with a credit card. We know of at least one company ...

  • September 04, 2009 04 Sep'09

    How to Build a Private Cloud

    Ubuntu Enterprise Cloud (UEC) is a private cloud that embeds Eucalyptus cloud on Ubuntu server. The current release of UEC runs on Ubuntu 9.04 Server running Eucalyptus 1.5. There is a latter ...

  • August 26, 2009 26 Aug'09

    Amazon VPC: moving the goal posts or playing catch-up?

    Amazon has announced, in its inimitable bloggy style, a new service to allow users to create virtual private clouds within its data centers. The new Amazon VPC offering is "virtual" because the ...

  • August 14, 2009 14 Aug'09

    Party's over, kids: Microsoft has private cloud all sewn up. In 2010. Maybe

    Microsoft says it will have the definitive virtualized public/private/platform cloud solution ready to go in a "shrink wrap" package by 2010, and that, by the way, hosters that aren't fully ...