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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One of the drawbacks of cloud storage, at least when it comes to business or enterprise implementations, is that it comes with a hefty price tag. According to Cloud Engine’s Pogoplug, it will be more cost effective for small and medium sized companies to use existing hardware and use for the same [...]

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GoDaddy recently announced its newest offering, Cloud Servers, and competes for the first time with companies like Amazon Web Services and Rackspace. (See an exclusive interview with GoDaddy CEO Warren Adelman below.)

Apart from a very competitive price point, GoDaddy’s Cloud Solution is designed to give its customers a fast [...]

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Citrix Systems announced last week the launch of CloudStack software to the Apache Software Foundation. This makes them the first legitimate alternative to OpenStack. The creation of Citrix was actually inspired when OpenStack failed to work with Citrix’s system. After exhausting all strategies, they decided that a defection is the best next [...]

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Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) firm GoGrid along with managed hosting company Sungard, announced the general availability of Big Data solutions based on Hadoop technology. The big data services are designed to handle high-performance analytic jobs while leveraging open source data solutions such as Hadoop.

According to the company, this solution enables [...]

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Since the emergence of the personal computer, IT managers have had to navigate through a computing and communications landscape where business and consumer technologies have intersected. Sometimes those intersections produce benefits for all involved; other times they result in destructive collisions.

For better or worse, consumer products and technologies today are exerting [...]

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Nicira is a new startup that is making great waves in the cloud computing industry. Everyone seems to be impressed with its networking virtualization solutions and is waiting to see who will next buy its software.  To date, among the users of its Network Virtualization Platform include eBay, AT&T, NTT, Rackspace and [...]

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Australia’s leading cloud platform, Brennan IT is completing its cloud portfolio and it recently announced that it will include Microsoft’s Hyper-V in the 2012 package. This is as they predicted that 15% of their cloud users will be running on Microsoft Hyper-V. The company sees Microsoft Hyper-V as the key ingredient to [...]

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Joyent recently bagged $85 million of funding from several investors headed by major participant’s Accelero Capital and Weather Investment II Group. Other funding are also expected from Telefonica Digital plus existing support from Intel Capital, Liberty Global, Epic Ventures, El Dorado Ventures and Greycroft Partners.

The series of funding will leverage Joyent’s [...]

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AT&T has closed a major partnership deal with OpenStack to provide an open-source cloud-based platform. This development was announced last January 9, 2012. AT&T is expected to give the project a big boost, while the company also benefits from the OpenStack cloud platform.

OpenStack, an IaaS project was the brainchild of NASA [...]

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Cloud computing is obviously a game changer and a life changer; this brings to mind how the nature of work and jobs will be affected in 2012. This includes not just the IT Technology, but all jobs that operate on the cloud.

IT will play a strategic role on the direction that [...]

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CloudSigma announced today that it has secured a significant round of angel investment funding from its own chairman, Anthony Foy, and director Phil Collerton. Both Foy and Collerton have deep technological expertise in data centers, cloud and managed services, enterprise software and telecommunications, and are well-positioned to help strategically [...]

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In spite of the global economic crisis cloud computing is an exception. The cloud still continues to thrive and make tremendous growth even while most of the other companies are making huge losses resulting to high unemployment rate and uncontrollable debt crisis.

Cloud computing is not just about software development; rather, it [...]

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Cisco had seen the unwavering huge effect of acceleration services in the improvement of cloud performance such as Saas and other cloud-based applications. Their Virtual Network Index (VNI) report had consistently showed the dramatic increase in cloud network usage. This was also confirmed in the study made by quantum and cosmos mechanics [...]

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A recent study conducted by ThinkStrategies, a consulting services and MuleSoft, a cloud integration service provider showed the top five factors that will impact SaaS and cloud vendors on the rising cloud computing market.  One of the top challenges facing SaaS and cloud companies is integration. This was shown in the responses [...]

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by: Jelle Frank van der Zwet, marketing manager cloud segment, Interxion

There’s no doubt cloud computing is officially engrained in today’s business landscape. With Gartner estimating the cloud services market will reach $150.1 billion by 2013, there’s tremendous market potential and companies of all sizes in all industries are taking advantage [...]

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