The Troposphere:

February, 2010

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February 26, 2010  11:20 PM

CA’s $100 million dollar cloud wager



Posted by: CarlBrooks
3tera, CA, cloud management, M&A

On Wednesday $4 billion software provider CA bought 20-man 3Tera; analysts reported that CA had paid around 30 times the revenue valuation of the cloud software platform maker. Independent...

February 16, 2010  9:20 PM

Two free cloud beta services to check out



Posted by: JoMaitland
Cloud storage, Nasuni, Silverline, Spot instances

Cloud computing services are popping up like daises these days. The good part is many of them are launching with a free beta service, which means you can try before you buy and more importantly, get some valuable experience with cloud-based IT services. The first one to check out is an...


February 5, 2010  1:46 AM

Microsoft and NSF giving away Azure



Posted by: CarlBrooks
azure, giveaway, HPC, lookoverhereitsshiny, loss leader, National Science Foundation

The National Science Foundation and Microsoft have announced they will be giving away Azure resources for researchers in an attempt to: "shift the dialogue to what the appropriate public/private interaction" is for research computing, according to Dan Reed, Corporate Vice President for Extreme...


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