VMware announces vCloud Express, releases APIs
VMware took advantage of VMworld 2009 to announce the release of both its vCloud Express brokerage service and vCloud application programming interface (API). The vCloud Express will allow "enterprises that already use VMware virtualization to start extending their deployments into the cloud," and the API release comes after the API releases from fellow public cloud providers Rackspace and Amazon.
Xen and Citrix try to one-up VMware
New cloud services abound
Gmail goes down, cloud under scrutiny
Gmail, Google's cloud-based email application, suffered a 100-minute outage earlier in the week, reigniting a general discussion about the pros and cons of storing certain information solely in the cloud.
EMC acquires FastScale
Cast Iron casts into Amazon's cloud
Cloud integration provider Cast Iron Systems is renting space on Amazon's Elastic Compute Cloud, a move that will allow its customers to move data from EC2 applications to their data centers and back again.
Wipro to offer the cloud
Wipro Technologies, one of the largest IT outsourcing providers in India, is launching a hosting service called w-SaaS that will allow companies to offer their existing applications as Software as a Service.
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