• January 05, 2010 05 Jan'10 suffers service outage after operations failure

    Almost 70,000 customers experienced unexplained downtime afer a data center failure at's only operations center in Silicon Valley.

  • 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 04, 2009 04 Dec'09 PaaS (Platform as a Service): Developing in the cloud

    Jason Ouellette, author of "Development with the Platform," talks about developing for the cloud in this podcast.

  • November 17, 2009 17 Nov'09

    Amazon gets SAS 70 Type II audit stamp, but analysts not satisfied

    Although Amazon completed the comprehensive SAS 70 Type II audit which reviews policies, security and practices, analysts say it won't quell potential buyers' concerns unless Amazon releases the report.

  • November 04, 2009 04 Nov'09

    The Hartford and Johnson & Johnson tout cloud benefits

    Now that web applications and test and development are proven uses for cloud computing, finance and pharmaceutical research are set to be the next big adopters.

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  • October 08, 2009 08 Oct'09

    Developers discuss pros and cons of

    Software as a Service vendor showed its user community how Web applications can be built on at the Cloudforce conference in Boston.

  • July 08, 2009 08 Jul'09

    Trusted Cloud Computing Platform proposed to secure IaaS clouds

    Max Planck Institute proposes a way to protect data against security threats as it travels from IT shops to Infrastructure as a Service providers like AWS.

  • July 02, 2009 02 Jul'09

    Encryption breakthrough promises privacy in the cloud

    Companies may now be able to outsource data analysis without compromising data security and compliance, thanks to fully homomorphic encryption.

  • April 29, 2009 29 Apr'09

    Hardware standardization benefits cloud computing, virtualization

    Hardware standardization can benefit cloud computing and virtualization, and it reduces management issues and hardware costs, but at the risk of vendor lock-in.

  • April 29, 2009 29 Apr'09

    Choosing an application architecture for the cloud

    Have you pondered moving data or applications to the cloud? Consider your system requirements and cloud provider capabilities before you choose one of these three application architectures.

  • March 30, 2009 30 Mar'09

    Does cloud computing reduce IT staffing and costs?

    The given wisdom is that cloud computing decreases IT costs and improves employee productivity. But evidence suggests that the benefits of the cloud aren't so clear-cut.

  • March 06, 2009 06 Mar'09

    Cloud computing and teenage sex...

    What do cloud computing and teenage sex have in common? Everyone talks about, few actually do it, and even fewer get it right, according to the following story. Check it out: ...

  • September 22, 2008 22 Sep'08

    Oracle to put Fusion middleware in Amazon Compute Cloud

    What is in Cloud Computing? Now you can add Oracle Fusion middleware to the list. Plans to make Fusion available via the Amazon Cloud were part of the first day salvo at Oracle Open World in San Francisco.

  • March 20, 2008 20 Mar'08

    Alliances on demand: Partners explore relationships in cloud computing

    Partners of all types are evaluating cloud computing, and some of them are building businesses around that delivery model.