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October, 2011

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October 31, 2011  6:59 PM

DuraCloud launches preservation service

JoMaitland Jo Maitland Profile: JoMaitland

Universities, cultural heritage organizations and libraries around the world – there’s a cloud service for you now too. It’s an open source offering developed by not-for-profit organization, DuraSpace, called

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October 24, 2011  10:40 PM

Why cloud marketplaces are taking off

JoMaitland Jo Maitland Profile: JoMaitland



Just this week two different cloud marketplaces went live,

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October 11, 2011  5:19 PM

OpenStack: teenager or toddler?

Alex Barrett Alex Barrett Profile: Alex Barrett

The OpenStack project’s release of Diablo a few weeks ago invited comparisons to adolescence, but after attending the OpenStack Conference in Boston last week, that analogy strikes me as...


October 11, 2011  3:47 PM

IBM snaps up Platform Computing for private cloud

JoMaitland Jo Maitland Profile: JoMaitland

IBM has acquired Platform Computing, a score for the commodity private cloud champions over those pushing expensive, proprietary cloud in a box systems. Historically a strong player in the high performance computing market, Platform switched its focus from grid management software...


October 10, 2011  9:07 PM

IBM beefs up SmartCloud

JoMaitland Jo Maitland Profile: JoMaitland

This week IBM plans to give the world a sneak peak at its latest public and private IBM SmartCloud services and software. It's porting SAP, ERP and all database applications to it. And claims new technologies will be available to deploy...


October 5, 2011  8:13 PM

Cloud customer council shares advice from the trenches

JoMaitland Jo Maitland Profile: JoMaitland

The Cloud Standards Customer Council has posted a document called the Practical Guide to Cloud Computing, which offers IT pros basic advice on how to get started in the cloud. The...


October 3, 2011  9:16 PM

HP hires some cloud cred

JoMaitland Jo Maitland Profile: JoMaitland

HP has hired John Purrier, one of the original project leads for OpenStack from Rackspace, to run its HP Cloud Services unit. [Ed note: Is he nuts!?] Purrier is due to give...


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