Benchmarking is prevalent in the IT world. To prove that cloud providers’ services are better than others, they steer their benchmarking tests performance metrics. However, the corresponding values obtained from cloud benchmarks are usually vague. Organizations doing the tests recognize that these benchmarks can be a great guide in some situations. Although [...]

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Although the market for Application Delivery Controllers (ADC) is consolidating, innovation continues, especially among some select smaller players.

Zeus Technology pioneered software-based solutions for mainstream, scalable ADC applications. The Zeus Elastic Application Delivery (ZEAD) platform provides a seamless architecture between the cloud and the enterprise. The company is finding increasing [...]

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The cloud is revolutionizing computing as businesses and organizations shift from client-server model to cloud computing. In the next years, technology experts and users expect to ‘live mostly in the cloud’ as they work through cyberspace-based applications accessed from networked devices.

GigaOM Pro’s research releases new opportunities in the cloud, new architectures [...]

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Capacity planning is a vital component of cloud computing adoption that involves understanding necessary resource requirements in order to meet the anticipated needs of customers and users.

Companies who are able to predict their computing needs can reserve capacity and plan for their predicted usage based on their IT budgets.  Other models [...]

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CloudPassage announced today that it has entered into the Cloud Tools Program with Rackspace Hosting.

This program enables Rackspace cloud customers to have access to the CloudPassage software-as-a-service security solution, where they can manage cloud security by leveraging a single solution that is purpose-built for the cloud and delivers multiple [...]

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Four years ago, the idea of running large infrastructures in elastic virtualized compute clusters seemed outlandish. Now, it’s commonplace. A convergence of technology, cost, and need has led to a revolutionary way of accessing compute resources. Service providers such as Rackspace and Amazon have democratized access to enterprise-grade infrastructure. At small scale, this [...]

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Opscode, the leading player in cloud automation sector, announced today at the O’Reilly Velocity Conference in Santa Clara, the general availability of Hosted Chef, its hosted platform to automate cloud infrastructure. Hosted Chef was released with new features which include “Quickstarts” that automate the deployments of Java Tomcat and Ruby on Rails [...]

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Not Your Ordinary Cloud Conference

The market is flooded with generic conferences and trade shows. We have all attended them; few are entertaining others overwhelming and some simply useless. The sales pitch hits you in the face like a brick wall as you cross the carpeted threshold of the Exhibitor gauntlet. Education [...]

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The Cloud-based Systems Management startup, ScaleXtreme is launching their Early Access program today. We had the chance to interview their CEO, Nand Mulchandani.

Which problems do you solve?

The rate of server deployments is vastly outstripping the rate of systems admin hiring. Admins are being asked to manage more servers, [...]

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We met up with Will Conway from Rackspace at this year’s Cloud Connect in Santa Clara. Will has helped many Fortune 500 companies construct and implement their cloud strategies and helps Rackspace partners become educated, not only where Cloud technology is going, but how it can be successfully implemented in their own corporate [...]

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Rackspace announced today it is is augmenting its OpenStack open-source cloud computing initiative with a new set of services and support options that will help partners and customers to better leverage the open cloud technology. The new support service is called Cloud Builders, and it is staffed by members of Rackspace’s OpenStack team [...]

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Cloud computing helps organizations store, manage, share, and analyze their Big Data in an affordable and easy-to-use way. Today’s cloud Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) providers such as Microsoft, GoGrid, Amazon, Google, Rackspace and Slicehost, supported by the on-demand analytics solution vendors, make Big Data analytics very affordable.

Most corporate enterprises don’t fully leverage [...]

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We have been covering data center management and also managed services in the cloud e.g. Rackspace’s new offering. ScaleXtreme focuses on a cloud based IT systems management. The Palo Alto company is backed by Accel Partners, a leading venture capital firm.

ScaleXtreme took a $2.5 [...]

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2010 was a big year for Cloud Computing and as the year approaches to an end we take a look and the top Cloud Computing stories of the year that made headlines around the world.

Oracle Moves To The Cloud

Larry Ellison, CEO of Oracle Corp has not been a big supporter [...]

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Rackspace announced today its first managed cloud offering, Cloud Servers with a managed service level. The San Antonio-based company says that this will give them an edge over commodity cloud players like Amazon Web Services. According to Rackspace, the Managed Cloud offering provides businesses with proactive monitoring, troubleshooting, and [...]

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