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October 26, 2011  8:36 PM

Amazon earnings disappoint, Juniper opens OpenFlow



Posted by: Tom Nolle
Amazon, Amazon EC2, cloud provider, cloud revenue, EC2, Juniper, Juniper Networks, OpenFlow, QFabric, quarterly reports

Amazon's third quarter earnings disappointed almost everyone, and the fact that there were so many different views about just what was disappointing makes it all the more challenging to analyze. Many...

October 7, 2011  9:37 PM

Looking at, and through, clouds: A check of key vendors’ cloud strategies



Posted by: Tom Nolle
Alcatel-Lucent, Amazon, Amazon EC2, Apple, appliances, Cloud computing, cloud computing services, cloud ecosystem, cloud provider, Cloud Services, Ericsson, Google, networking market, networking vendors, Oracle, Oracle Public Cloud, Sony

There are signs that the networking industry is doing a bit more weaving and bobbing as it looks for a position that sustains revenue and profit growth. One big item is the story that Sony...

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September 29, 2011  12:16 PM

Kindle Fire launched as media cloud appliance with EC2 links, not mere tablet



Posted by: Tom Nolle
Amazon, Amazon EC2, Apple, Cloud computing, e-readers, iPad, tablets

Well, Amazon finally announced its tablet. The event itself might have offered some clues because Apple would have done this in the Superdome, and Amazon had something that looked more like a high-school auditorium. Bezos set the tone for the launch with a long...


May 27, 2011  7:26 PM

Can enterprises offer database management as a service?



Posted by: Tom Nolle
Amazon, cloud databases, Cloud Services, Database as a Service, Database.com, DBMS in the cloud, IBM, Microsoft, Salesforce.com, Verizon, Virtella

We’re continuing to see more developments in the cloud space that go beyond the hype and address some of the important issues. One in particular -- the “Database.com” offering from Salesforce.com -- is also demonstrating some important facts about the cloud and cloud services. Cloud...


May 24, 2011  1:06 PM

Can an Amazon tablet compete in the ‘t-reader’ space?



Posted by: Tom Nolle
Amazon, e-reader, Nook, tablets

Amazon is apparently getting into the tablet business, or so say several sources. My own view is that Amazon is going to compete with the Barnes & Noble Color Nook, a...


May 18, 2011  1:51 AM

Cloud players: Who gets the highest marks?



Posted by: Tom Nolle
Amazon, AT&T, Cloud computing, Cloud Services, IBM, Microsoft, Verizon

Among cloud players, IBM and Microsoft get the highest marks on practical cloud strategies, and the second-highest go to the common-carrier cloud services, even though AT&T's cloud offerings are still developing and Verizon's (via Terremark) are only recently branded by the carrier. The reason...


April 26, 2011  2:57 PM

On Amazon cloud outage: Cloud views need to get realistic



Posted by: Tom Nolle
Amazon, cloud computing services

Amazon finally restored the “great majority” of its EC2 customers after a failure on its Elastic Block Storage (EBS) cloud DBMS left websites in limbo last Thursday and...


December 21, 2010  5:30 PM

What’s behind Oracle moving its enterprise apps to Amazon’s EC2?



Posted by: Tom Nolle
Amazon, Cloud computing, cloud computing services, EC2, enterprise applications, IaaS, Infrastructure as a Service, JD Edwards, Oracle, PeopleSoft, SaaS, Software as a Service

Fresh off of ramping up its server/networking connections for the year ahead, Oracle announced that it will be supporting at least some of its PeopleSoft and JD Edwards...


December 15, 2009  1:09 PM

Amazon introduces EC2 open market pricing for excess cloud capacity



Posted by: Tom Nolle
Amazon, Cloud computing, EC2, Eleastic Cloud Compute

Amazon has announced something totally new and potentially game-changing in cloud computing —spot pricing. Amazon's Spot Instances will allow Amazon Web Services (AWS) customers to bid on


June 2, 2009  12:56 PM

Google e-book plans target Amazon



Posted by: Tom Nolle
Amazon, Android, Cloud computing, Google

Google wants to sell e-books and is working to sign up authors and create a framework for the deal, which would obviously compete with Amazon’s Kindle. We think the two companies have seen each other...


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