Rackspace’s President, Lew Moorman, has recently made a statement regarding the cloud market, basically stating that the industry needs to have an open source alternative to the current leader in public cloud infrastructure, Amazon Web Services. According to the Rackspace executive, the market is currently flooded with AWS clones, which means customers [...]

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Casa Video and Netflix are examples of organizations that use the public cloud for core operations, with Casa Video using Amazon Web Services to run their entire operations, from computing to storage and running multiple instances with load balancing. Netflix, on the other hand, uses Amazon cloud services to handle data center [...]

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There’s a talk around town. Google is allegedly set to launch a cloud service at its I/O conference, finally marking Google’s foray into the cloud computing industry, and putting them in direct competition with current market leader Amazon Web Services (AWS).

Google’s offering will be a complete IaaS cloud, which will give [...]

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The GigaOm Structure 2012 conference kicked off on 20 to 21 June in the Mission Bay Conference Center in San Francisco. CloudTimes was proud to be an official media sponsor of the show – just as last year. We reported live on Twitter – see also some photos [...]

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Amazon Web Services and Microsoft, together with Rackspace Hosting, are staging a price war for their services. Amazon started implementing its cloud support plans changes in response to the price slash Microsoft and Rackspace are instituting for their services. Being a leader in Infrastructure-as-a-Service offerings, Amazon holds around 80% of the whole [...]

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Terremark, a subsidiary of Verizon Communications Inc. and EMC join forces in a strategic global support for clients on cloud computing. This initiative aims to develop and distribute all products and services by cloud optimized storage technologies, backup and replication of EMC.

In this context, Terremark intends to standardize its [...]

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Zynga may be on its way to becoming a serious competitor to Amazon’s robust Infrastructure as a Service, since the social network gaming giant will soon sell cloud IaaS to game makers in need of a hosting platform.

Zynga may not be the first company to offer cloud IaaS, but it will [...]

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Microsoft Windows Azure evolved to incorporate a little more dimension – IaaS, PaaS, and now service offering a hybrid cloud. This is exemplified by the introduction of persistent Linux virtual machines to Windows Azure platform.

Microsoft, earlier this year, hinted its big plan for 2012 to allow some access to [...]

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According to a recent Web Host Industry Review report, Karen Petraska, who is an executive in NASA’s CIO office, recently announced to the attendees of the Uptime Symposium last May 22 that NASA will be scaling back the development of their OpenStack project after it has hit the commercialization stage.

NASA was [...]

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Cloud companies design their services using Amazon Web Services (AWS) as a role model, hoping that they will be able to get a portion of Amazon’s pie or attract a new market.

Recent news reports that IBM is in partnership with Ogilvy and Mather to relocate the advertising titan’s SAP implementation from [...]

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Cloudscaling is a leading provider of open cloud infrastructure solutions for cloud-ready applications. The Cloudscaling Open Cloud System (OCS) is the first infrastructure-as-a-service solution designed to deliver the cost, performance and scalability benefits of Amazon Web Services (AWS) for public and private clouds. Cloudscaling is based on OpenStack and was founded in [...]

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After being criticized for locking developers into an ever rising cloud stack, retail giant Amazon has launched a brand new managed database services that include Elastic Beanstalk support, which is a boon to the large number of Microsoft-centric developers out there.

It was only a few days ago that Amazon announced [...]

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Amazon is pushing harder to attract Microsoft Windows .NET developers. The company has launched two new managed services offerings aimed to woo Windows .NET developers. First, Amazon RDS (Relational Database Service) for SQL Server relational database, a new service for Microsoft’s database server and second .NET applications can now be developed and [...]

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HP announced the public beta of its first public cloud services that allow developers to create Web application on its public cloud, or hybrid cloud. Announced in early April, HP Converged Cloud (the name HP has given to the company’s promising cloud ecosystem) is based on OpenStack and will also support [...]

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Article by: Nelson Nahum, co-founder and CTO, Zadara Storage

When people talk about cloud storage, they usually refer to storage that is accessible from outside the cloud, to stores files, pictures, and backups. Sometimes referred as object storage, a good example of this type of cloud storage is Amazon S3. In this article, [...]

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In the recent concluded Amazon Web Services Summit in New York, Dr Werner Vogels, CTO, Amazon provided some insight highlighting how cloud computing particularly public cloud computing will transforms future business market.

Vogels claims seven essential technology transformations will create strong foundations for enterprises to adopt cloud computing. Vogels ideas were well [...]

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