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May, 2010

  • 7 May

    Start-up buys Cloud.com

    Cloud computing start-up VMOps announced the acquisition of a great domain this week: Cloud.com. It bought the name from Meetup co-founder Scott Heiferman for an undisclosed price. VMOps will rebrand itself as Cloud.com. Whatever price the firm paid for the name, I think it was worth it. Cloud.com is short, …

  • 3 May

    IBM buys cloud computing firm Cast Iron Systems

    Looking ever-upward toward the clouds, IBM has bought cloud computing integrator Cast Iron Systems. The company is a “cloud broker” that helps other firms switch to cloud computing. Craig Hayman, general manager of IBM WebSphere, stated: The integration challenges Cast Iron Systems is tackling are crucial to clients who are …

April, 2010

  • 29 April

    Ubuntu 10.04 LTS Server Edition Released

    Today Canonical, the company responsible for the popular desktop Linux operating system called Ubuntu, also released their latest server edition, version 10.04 LTS. The “LTS” stands for long-term support, which Canonical will offer for five years (Normal Ubuntu versions are released every six months). In the Linux server web hosting …

  • 19 April

    Netflix moves to Amazon's cloud

    According to The New York Times, Netflix is outsourcing its hosting to Amazon’s EC2 cloud service. What makes this so interesting is that Amazon is the company’s competitor. The two industry players are currently duking it out for control over the video-on-demand market. I find it very amusing that Netflix …

  • 7 April

    Ubuntu providing home grown clouds

    When one thinks of cloud computing in business terms, it is usually because he or she is considering a move to a cloud offering from Amazon or Google. But some organizations need to offer some cloud applications internally to their customers or employees. While those with large IT development staffs …

  • 5 April

    Cloud computing lets iPad users play Crysis

    Thought cloud computing was limited to boring old businesses and IT firms? Think again. A new start-up called OTOY plans to use the technology to deliver HD video and graphic-intensive games to any device– including the iPhone. The video above shows Crysis running on an iPad. The service is slated …

March, 2010

  • 29 March

    Dell designs new servers for cloud computing

    dell poweredge c1100Dell revealed a new line of “CloudEdge” servers this week designed specifically for cloud computing. Dell is hoping to sell quite a few of these systems as server demand increases and more and more firms move to the cloud. The new models include the PowerEdge C1100, C2100 and …

  • 18 March

    IBM chooses Red Hat for its cloud virtualization

    When it comes to virtualization, there are a few platform arenas to consider: 1. the server, 2. the virtual desktop, and 3. the cloud. It appeared for some time that IBM was satisfied relying on VMware for its virtualization needs, but they have recently announced that they will use Red …

  • 15 March

    Manage Amazon S3 storage with CrossFTP

    Let’s face it, many of the today’s website owners and even system administrators are not as comfortable with code, scripts, and command line tools as the generation that come before them. Some may struggle with cloud services like Amazon S3 because of difficult and sometimes time-consuming command line programs. CrossFTP …

February, 2010

  • 16 February

    HP launches cloud infrastructure design service

    Businesses are jumping to get on the cloud, but many will have to redesign their server infrastructure to most effectively meet the needs of the new technology. That’s why server guru HP has launched the HP Cloud Design Service. As part of the service, HP will evaluate a company’s server …