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December, 2009

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December 31, 2009  11:48 PM

Cloud computing, 2009 in brief

CarlBrooks Carl Brooks Profile: CarlBrooks

It's fun being at the top of a technology wave. The past year in cloud computing has moved with the giddy, inexorable pace that marks a major technological shift in how we use computing power, and more importantly, how we think about it. Cloud computing, barely a whisper in three or four years...

December 16, 2009  8:48 PM

Amazon lets users bid on unused EC2 capacity

JoMaitland Jo Maitland Profile: JoMaitland

Amazon says its new EC2 Spot Instances offering lets user bid on unused EC2 capacity and run those instances for as long as their bid exceeds the current Spot Price....


December 3, 2009  12:38 AM

Wharton prof discusses Google’s prospects for anti-trust action

JoMaitland Jo Maitland Profile: JoMaitland

Is Google a self-regulatory public servant or rapacious and unscrupulous monopolist, asked Eric Clemons, professor of operations and information management at The Wharton School, during a talk at the Supernova conference in San Francisco today. Clemons drew a parallel between Microsoft's...


December 2, 2009  9:36 PM

When the utility model falls apart

CarlBrooks Carl Brooks Profile: CarlBrooks

Interop was great. It highlighted for me how far and how fast cloud has come along. It was all too brief; all the cloud sessions were slammed and debate ran high. Panelists like AT&T's VP for Business...


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