Rackspace Hosting, one of the contenders in the fight to take on Amazon Web Services division and Citrix as the dominant public cloud provider and a co-founder of OpenStack, announced the launch of world’s first large scale next generation cloud based products powered by OpenStack technology. The new offerings feature enhanced cloud [...]

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Cloud storage is one of the many ways that organizations are leveraging cloud services today. With public and private cloud storage available from a number of well-known providers such as Amazon, AT&T, Nirvanix, RackSpace, Google, HP and OpenStack, and cloud storage gateway technologies enabling instant integration of cloud storage into existing IT [...]

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Over the past year, cloud computing has changed from a technology buzzword into the reality of business. Even companies outside of the technology space are learning that a cloud solution can give them a significant edge over their competition. This edge is only heightened for small and mid-sized businesses, as these companies [...]

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Rackspace Hosting Inc., the biggest competitor to Amazon.com Inc. in the market for Web-based data centers, rose 9.5 percent in early trading after sales and profit topped analysts’ estimates.

The company earned $25 million, or 18 cents per share, on revenue of $283.3 million. Analysts had expected a profit of 15 cents [...]

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Hardware companies are on a downhill slope while server enterprises are on a steady uphill trek and startups continue to thrive in the IT industry. The question is, who among these cloud companies are on its way to the top. Obviously, and based on the current enterprise trend those with the best [...]

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With almost all service providers using the public beta of a cost-tracking service, Cloudability has entered into the scene to provide users the access they need to view their own billing and usage history. Cloudability will make use of APIs to provide the access to information from cloud providers such as Salesforce.com, [...]

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CloudTimes is proud to announce a media partnership with VentureBeat on its CloudBeat 2011 conference in Redwood City, CA on Nov 30th – Dec 1st, 2011.

The event will be different from existing cloud conferences. Using a customer-centric approach (rather than vendor-centric), the event will hone in on 12 case studies, [...]

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OpenStack recently strengthened their new cloud open source platform by introducing new application features to their existing cloud framework. The announcement was made last Thursday; the OpenStack upgrade will now include a new dashboard that will include a new service monitoring and user authentication security system called the Active Directory.

NASA and [...]

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Piston Cloud Computing, Inc., the enterprise OpenStack™ company, officially entered the market today to introduce pentOS™, an easy, secure and open cloud operating system for managing enterprise private cloud environments.

Building and Betting on OpenStack
Piston Cloud CEO and co-founder, Joshua McKenty, was technical lead and cloud architect of NASA’s Nebula [...]

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Google App Engine is expected to mark up its pricing this second week of September. This news was sent through an official email from the administrators of App Engine.

This move was to update all their policies, support models and pricing that are fully supported by Google. Consumers should expect that all [...]

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Rackspace announced today that it will be offering professional training for OpenStack provided by Rackspace Cloud Builders. OpenStack is an open source cloud operating system that is quickly becoming the industry standard for public and private clouds. OpenStack is supported by more than 100 participating organizations. Rackspace Cloud Builders will provide hands-on training [...]

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In one of the Jurassic Park movies, there was a statement, “You can’t contain life, life finds a way”. I believe that the same statement can be applied to innovation as well. Whatever circumstances, innovation would find a way to break through.  Perhaps, the tougher the conditions, more innovation would come about.

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OpenLogic has a new product offering for PaaS (platform-as-a-service), CloudSwing, which is focused on providing technical services for open-source products for developers. CloudSwing users will now also have a way to bring together their software stacks for the cloud platform.

Kim Weins, OpenLogic’s senior vice president for marketing said that [...]

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Gluster announced today the Gluster Connector for OpenStack which provides highly scalable and highly-available VM storage functionality for OpenStack, an emerging open source cloud platform. With last week’s announcement of GlusterFS 3.3, OpenStack users will be able to add scale-out integrated file and object storage to any deployment. These two capabilities together [...]

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Big data and Platform-as-a-Service offerings have recently gained momentum, indicating a shift in enterprise IT practices around application development and analytics.

Public Clouds

The second-quarter kicked off with Amazon Web Services cloud computing outage – the biggest networking issue that affected Platform-as-a-Service offering. These architectural flaws – AWS outage, Sony’s PlayStation Network [...]

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Piston Cloud Computing recently earned $4.5 million dollars of funding for supplying software in the crowded space of private cloud computing. Earlier this year and for several months Piston participated in the Nebula NASA project, and for awhile it has been the favored beta software for testing by early users. [...]

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