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November 12, 2008  10:13 PM

Cloud tidbits from the 451 Group Client Conference

Posted by: JoMaitland
cloud computing

Duncan Johnston-Watt, the CEO of stealthy upstart Cloudsoft Corp. gave the first presentation on his new company at the 451 Group's Client Conference in Boston today. "I like to say you're not doing more with less;...

November 10, 2008  5:12 PM

EMC takes wraps off Atmos cloud plans

Posted by: JoMaitland
cloud computing, Cloud storage, EMC Atmos

EMC Corp. says that it has a handful of Web 2.0 service providers using its new Atmos cloud-optimized storage (COS) product, but none that were ready to discuss it today. So for now, Atmos is an interesting technology...

November 5, 2008  10:01 PM

Cloud computing allowed you to read an 1851 New York Times article online

Posted by: Mark Fontecchio
Amazon EC2, Amazon S3

Nicholas Carr recounts the story of the New York Times trying to get its archives all online, and using cloud computing to do it. The short version: NYT scanned all their articles in, resulting in four terabytes worth of...

November 3, 2008  2:54 PM

Rackable Systems CloudRack designed for cloud computing

Posted by: Bridget Botelho
cloud computing, Cloud storage, CloudRack, DataCenter, Rackable Systems

Fremont, Calif.-based Rackable Systems, Inc. is catering to cloud computing environments with a new server rack designed specifically for cloud environments called Systems CloudRack,...

October 29, 2008  6:12 PM

Cloud storage: What a difference a decade makes

Posted by: Alex Barrett
cloud computing, Cloud storage, Nirvanix, Rackspace, The Planet

When it comes to all the varieties of cloud services out there, cloud storage gets a lot of love from hosting providers such as RackSpace and the Planet, which have both made...

October 27, 2008  10:28 PM

Microsoft launches Azure for cloud computing

Posted by: Leah Rosin
cloud computing, Microsoft Azure

Following on the heels of an IDC report predicting that cloud computing will capture IT spending growth over the next five years, another major player came to the cloud game on Monday. During a keynote speech at the

October 22, 2008  9:18 PM

Rackspace: From managed hosting to cloud hosting

Posted by: Alex Barrett
cloud computing, Mosso, Rackspace, Storage, Virtualization, VMware, VPS, Xen

In an effort to wrap my mind around this cloud computing stuff, I watched the webcast of Rackspace’s cloud computing launch today, where the company laid out its plans to move from simple managed hosting provider to cloud provider...

October 22, 2008  4:20 PM

Five common cloud computing fears

Posted by: Lauren Horwitz
cloud computing

This blog was written by Caroline Hunter, assistant editor of Don’t let fears about cloud computing prevent you from investigating the technology’s potential to reduce costs and open up...

October 21, 2008  8:52 PM

rPath offers Cloud Computing Adoption Model, webinar

Posted by: Bridget Botelho
cloud computing, rPath, Virtualization

Jake Sorofman, vice president of marketing for rPath, which provides technology for virtualizing software applications and managing cloud and virtualized environments, has offered a five step strategy on how to ease into

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