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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


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


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


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


How I did with my 2011 cloud predictions

I didn't have any howlers. But I was off here and there with the pace of change.

By December 7, 2011


Big IT vendors missing the boat with cloud developers

As cloud adoption continues at an alarming rate, big IT vendors aren't sending the right messages to developers.

By December 3, 2011


Can any cloud catch Amazon Web Services? (part 2)

How can competitors in the cloud-computing space challenge Amazon Web Services? And, are any of them ready to do so today?

By September 2, 2011


Can any cloud catch Amazon Web Services? Part 1

While many hosting companies claim to have competitive offerings to Amazon Web Services, do they really? Well, it depends on how you look at it...

By August 29, 2011


BMC's vision for the cloud

BMC CTO Kia Behnia spoke with CNET about the company's vision for cloud services, and where the opportunities are for private clouds.

By August 4, 2011


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