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July, 2009

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July 27, 2009  3:53 PM

Cloud computing surfaces in local politics

CarlBrooks Carl Brooks Profile: CarlBrooks

In a demonstration of cloud computing’s increasing stature in the real world, Washington state freshman state representative Reuven Carlyle called for scrapping a $300 million data center...

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July 22, 2009  8:22 PM

Rackspace opens cloud APIs to the masses

CarlBrooks Carl Brooks Profile: CarlBrooks

Speaking at the open-source hippie lovefest OSCON today, Rackspace made good today on last week's report that it would open-source its APIs. Rackspace released the API specification under the Creative Commons license....


July 17, 2009  5:48 PM

Big Week In The Clouds

JohnMWillis John Willis Profile: JohnMWillis

Most weeks are pretty cloudy for me these days. However, this one was chock-filled with exciting stuff. In case you missed any, here goes...

Rackspace Cloud API

Rackspace has three cloud offerings, ( Cloud Files, Cloud Sites, and Cloud Servers). Cloud Sites is their PaaS offering...


July 14, 2009  3:22 PM

Windows Azure pricing vs. Amazon AWS

JoMaitland Jo Maitland Profile: JoMaitland

Microsoft has released its pricing for Azure today. It’s tough to do an apples-to-apples comparison with Amazon AWS because they are different technical models, but the CPU service seems like it will be cheaper. Keep in mind you have to explicitly program for Azure to use the CPU. Here is the...


July 13, 2009  9:03 PM

The Curious Case of CloudSwitch

JohnMWillis John Willis Profile: JohnMWillis

A few days ago I had a call with Ellen Rubin, one of the co-founders of a new cloud startup called Cloudswitch.  Cloudswitch recently closed an $8M Series B funding from Commonwealth Capital Ventures.  The interesting thing is that they are...


July 13, 2009  4:11 PM

AWS growth info exposed

Mino65434 Steve Cimino Profile: Mino65434

We recently came upon some photos displaying, in fancy picture form, the growth of Amazon Web Services in terms of bandwidth usage and objects stored in Amazon S3. The results are impressive, as you'll see below:

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July 13, 2009  1:09 PM

Infrastructure as Code

JohnMWillis John Willis Profile: JohnMWillis

A few weeks ago I attended Velocity "09" in San Jose, Ca. One of the sessions used a phrase that I had never seen before and it stung me like a bee. In fact, in my opinion, this new phrase described one of the more dominant themes of the conference. These sometimes called "Internet 10"...


July 10, 2009  4:09 PM

Microsoft nabs office.com domain for Office Online?

CarlBrooks Carl Brooks Profile: CarlBrooks

Veteran virtual collaboration software vendor ContactOffice has given up its prime post over the office.com domain, possibly in favor of Microsoft, which is rumored...


July 8, 2009  8:13 PM

Paglo goes whole hog to lift log fog; this blog agog

CarlBrooks Carl Brooks Profile: CarlBrooks

Cloud-based IT management provider Paglo has busted out with an interesting twist on managing network log files: Google-style browser search, cross referenced over time. Paglo says it's the first of it's kind. It's definitely unique. Here's a sample of the...


July 2, 2009  7:44 PM

AppEngine follows Rackspace’s lead, barfs all over the place

CarlBrooks Carl Brooks Profile: CarlBrooks

Google's vanguard platform service AppEngine has fallen down , hot on the heels of Rackspace's storied hot mess on Monday Follow the real-time nerd outrage on, what else, Twitter. A Google spokesman,...


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