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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


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


A Map of the Players in Cloud Computing, SaaS, and PaaS

It's about time someone defined what we're talking about with these online services. This helpful map gives insight into the major players.

By May 5, 2008


Little startup Infochimps has a platform for big data

Infochimps announces platform as a service environment for the redhot big data market.

By February 22, 2012


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


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


'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


Red Hat acquires Makara for cloud platform

Red Hat is expanding its open-source roots into the cloud with the acquisition of platform provider Makara.

By November 30, 2010


Cloud security is dependent on the law

While many are proclaiming the victory of public cloud security over that of enterprise data centers, their evaluations often miss the elephant in the room: cloud and the law.

By November 22, 2010