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November 9, 2010  9:24 PM

Food fight! Rackspace ditched for AWS



Posted by: CarlBrooks
Amazon infrastructure, aws, cloud infrastructure, food fight, Rackspace, Rackspace Cloud, web 2.0, why pick one cloud over another

Web company Mixpanel delivered an informative tirade on why they are leaving Rackspace Cloud for Amazon Web Services (AWS) today. The story basically boils down to "AWS is better potting soil for Web apps," although there...

September 29, 2010  4:32 PM

I saw AT&T’s cloud



Posted by: CarlBrooks
AT&T cloud computing, AT&T Internet Data Centers, AT&T Synaptic hosting, cloud infrastructure, Data Center, Virtual Private Cloud, watertown

...and it was dense. I toured an AT&T Internet Data Center (IDC) facility this morning, in dear old Watertown, MA. It's impressive; lots of new, gleaming white PVC and galvanized steel tubing. The facility has the ability to shutdown its chillers in the winter and get free cooling when it's...


June 4, 2010  12:57 AM

VMware wants the whole private cloud software stack- and it may get it



Posted by: CarlBrooks
cloud infrastructure, infrastructure, VMware

Details of VMware's Project Redwood have been unearthed, and it’s a telling look at where VMware sees itself in the new era of cloud computing: in charge of everything. While Redwood is...


June 30, 2009  3:32 PM

Trawling for ideas in Open Cirrus — HP’s stab at a free cloud



Posted by: CarlBrooks
cloud computing, cloud infrastructure, cloud management, open source, research

HP plans to release its own open source cloud computing platform, according to the Director of HP's Service Automation and Integration Labs, Chris Whitney. The Open Cirrus project, which HP Labs sponsors along with Yahoo! and Intel, was designed...


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