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Specialization tests cloud-computing SPI model

What do you call a service that has a SaaS front end to a infrastructure-as-a-service back end? Have we further differentiated the IaaS space?

By February 13, 2009


A field guide to the cloud

As the cloud landscape continues to grow, a new report from GigaOm asserts that hybrid clouds may be the most likely use case over the next few years.

By June 22, 2011


Google's new cloud service said to be imminent

There's speculation that the Web giant may launch its cloud service during Google I/O -- putting it in competition with Amazon's existing service and Microsoft's rumored upcoming service.

By June 24, 2012


Google, Microsoft said to be creating new cloud services

The two rivaling software giants are rumored to be in a run-off to introduce new Infrastructure as a Service platforms for the cloud, which could mean trouble for Amazon.

By May 17, 2012


Microsoft moves to match Amazon Web Services

The software giant is making generally available its Linux and Windows Server virtual machines, plus its Azure Virtual Network, both of which are key to making Azure competitive with Amazon Web Services.

By April 16, 2013


'Go to' clouds of the future, part 2

If Microsoft and Google are best positioned to take advantage of the integrated cloud for business opportunity (aka "one-stop" cloud), who are challengers most able to take a leadership position?

By January 6, 2011


'Cloud' means something important

Discussions of cloud computing often break down to complaints the term "doesn't mean anything," or to a bits-and-bytes acronym soup. But the fact is getting to flexible, variable, elastic IT is a big deal.

By April 2, 2010


Dell eyes $1 billion for data centers

The PC and server maker plans to use the billion-dollar investment to fuel a major expansion in cloud product areas, targeting enterprises with high-margin products.

By April 7, 2011


Platform as a service moves into the data center

PaaS got its start as purely hosted offerings. But we're starting to see a lot more discussion about transplanting the approach into the enterprise data center.

By May 18, 2012


Application packaging for cloud computing: A proposal

Cloud computing promises new ways to build and deploy distributed applications. So why are we so hung up on the old ones?

By January 2, 2010