The Troposphere:

November, 2008


November 20, 2008  10:41 PM

10 plugs for by the New York Times

Posted by: JoMaitland
cloud computing, SaaS

Acknowledging that a vendor paid for your hotel and travel does not excuse shameless reporting. It just makes it pointless. I'd rather read a creative ad than a re-written press release.

November 20, 2008  4:13 PM

Symantec ‘cloud’ service patchy

Posted by: JoMaitland
cloud computing, SaaS, Storage, Uncategorized

This week, Symantec Corp. launched a service that pushes configuration updates to Veritas Cluster Server and Veritas Storage Foundation users specific to that user's environment. It's called Veritas Operations Services and is supposedly "cloud based," according to Sean Derrington, the director of...

November 12, 2008  10:13 PM

Cloud tidbits from the 451 Group Client Conference

Posted by: JoMaitland
cloud computing

Duncan Johnston-Watt, the CEO of stealthy upstart Cloudsoft Corp. gave the first presentation on his new company at the 451 Group's Client Conference in Boston today. "I like to say you're not doing more with less;...

November 10, 2008  5:12 PM

EMC takes wraps off Atmos cloud plans

Posted by: JoMaitland
cloud computing, Cloud storage, EMC Atmos

EMC Corp. says that it has a handful of Web 2.0 service providers using its new Atmos cloud-optimized storage (COS) product, but none that were ready to discuss it today. So for now, Atmos is an interesting technology...

November 5, 2008  10:01 PM

Cloud computing allowed you to read an 1851 New York Times article online

Posted by: Mark Fontecchio
Amazon EC2, Amazon S3

Nicholas Carr recounts the story of the New York Times trying to get its archives all online, and using cloud computing to do it. The short version: NYT scanned all their articles in, resulting in four terabytes worth of...

November 3, 2008  2:54 PM

Rackable Systems CloudRack designed for cloud computing

Posted by: Bridget Botelho
cloud computing, Cloud storage, CloudRack, DataCenter, Rackable Systems

Fremont, Calif.-based Rackable Systems, Inc. is catering to cloud computing environments with a new server rack designed specifically for cloud environments called Systems CloudRack,...


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