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Tech giants put their heads in the clouds

Cloud computing is much more down to earth than the term might imply. For Google, Amazon, and others, it's about delivering bits to billions of devices--and users.

Cloud computing is much more down to earth than the term might imply. For Google, Amazon, and others, it's about delivering bits to billions of devices--and users.

Yahoo looking to unleash its cloud computing infrastructure

CTO Ari Balogh says that much like Amazon's EC2 and Google's App Engine, Yahoo could offer infrastructure services. applications.
(Posted in News Blog by Dan Farber)
June 26, 2008 12:51 PM PDT

Cloud computing hangover

I came away from GigaOM's Structure 08 with cloud-computing overload. Just trying to define cloud computing is daunting given all the hype and companies thunderclapping.
(Posted in Outside the Lines by Dan Farber)
June 26, 2008 10:35 AM PDT

Cloud computing on the horizon

Sun CTO Greg Papadopoulos predicts that by the beginning of 2010 the majority of systems sold would be for Web apps, high-performance computing, and software-as-a-service applications.
(Posted in Outside the Lines by Dan Farber)
June 25, 2008 4:07 PM PDT

Microsoft's big switch to server/client computing

Debra Chrapaty, of Microsoft's Global Foundation Services, sheds some light on the cloud-based infrastructure supporting Redmond's move to server/client computing.
(Posted in Outside the Lines by Dan Farber)
June 25, 2008 2:30 PM PDT

Consensus: You can't separate software from services

Once philosophical rivals, Salesforce.com and Microsoft are converging to solve the same problems.
(Posted in Webware by Rafe Needleman)
June 25, 2008 2:32 PM PDT

Is Google's BigTable too private?

During a panel discussion at the Structure 08 conference, the issues of lock-in and standards for Google's cloud-computing platform fire up some open-infrastructure conversation.
(Posted in Outside the Lines by Dan Farber)
June 25, 2008 11:13 AM PDT

Mosso revamps cloud service tools

The company says its Hosting Cloud service now sports a revamped control panel and a new behind-the-scenes provisioning system.
(Posted in News Blog by Mike Ricciuti)
June 25, 2008 12:12 PM PDT

The new geek chic: Data centers

Could it be that infrastructure--"clouds" of servers, storage, and networks--is the hot new thing? At the very least, it's getting a lot of attention.
(Posted in Outside the Lines by Dan Farber)
June 25, 2008 9:04 AM PDT

Amazon's blueprint for cloud computing

At the Structure 08 conference, Werner Vogels, CTO at Amazon, outlines the core objectives and principles that cloud computing must meet to be successful.
(Posted in Outside the Lines by Dan Farber)
June 25, 2008 9:57 AM PDT

Tiny (comparatively) GoGrid taking on Amazon Web Services

The company provides GUI control panel to cloud computing, as well as access to Windows services.
(Posted in Webware by Rafe Needleman)
June 25, 2008 12:07 PM PDT

Hyperic service peers into Amazon cloud

The company begins testing a service called CloudStatus that reports on the performance of Amazon Web Services.
(Posted in News Blog by Mike Ricciuti)
June 23, 2008 1:17 PM PDT

Trend Micro proposes better mousetrap: cloud-based

Today, PCs use an inordinate amount of horsepower for security. Trend Micro believes the current model is not sustainable and offers an alternative.
(Posted in News Blog by Jon Oltsik)
June 24, 2008 12:49 PM PDT

Parascale nabs $11 million for Linux cloud storage

The Silicon Valley company is the latest storage provider to attract venture capital. Its investors: Charles River Ventures and Menlo Ventures.
(Posted in News Blog by Stefanie Olsen)
June 23, 2008 10:17 AM PDT