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  • Amazon counters Google with its own Cloud price cuts

    The price war among major cloud providers continues, with Amazon Web Services announcing Wednesday that it is lowering the prices of a number of its cloud services, one day after Google slashed prices.

    Written by Joab Jackson26 March 14 20:40
  • Amazon's WorkSpaces becomes generally available

    Amazon Web Services' hosted virtual desktops have become generally available, priced from US$35, but the company and its competitors have a lot of hurdles to overcome before this sort of technology is widely used by businesses.

    Written by Mikael Ricknäs26 March 14 17:22
  • KinCare goes all in on cloud

    The CIO of aged care provider KinCare has said he will have moved everything to the cloud by the end of the year.

    Written by Adam Bender21 March 14 16:14
  • VMware launches virtual SAN software

    VMware has introduced software designed to make it much easier for its customers to store large numbers of virtual machines (VMs) created with the company's software.

    Written by Joab Jackson12 March 14 20:51
  • Red Hat to take on Microsoft with .NET hosted service

    Challenging Microsoft's Windows Azure on its own turf, Red Hat is ramping up services that would offer Microsoft .NET and SQL Server capabilities on its OpenShift platform as a service (PaaS).

    Written by Joab Jackson05 March 14 21:20
  • HP breaks Autonomy IDOL into discrete services

    Developers seeking to embed some advanced text processing capabilities into their applications might want to take a look at a beta service that the Autonomy software unit of Hewlett-Packard is fielding, tentatively called IDOLOnDemand.

    Written by Joab Jackson28 Feb. 14 21:04
  • IBM begins moving software portfolio to the cloud

    Swiftly putting its recently acquired Softlayer global cloud to use, IBM is moving much of its software portfolio and all of its existing platform services to the Softlayer cloud, where they all can be accessed as services under a common open architecture.

    Written by Joab Jackson24 Feb. 14 05:04
  • Amazon Web Service now offers R on demand

    Amazon Web Services now offers a hosted version of the R programming language, providing an easy way for individuals and organizations to start and test their big-data-styled analysis projects.

    Written by Joab Jackson10 Feb. 14 22:03
  • Microsoft PowerBI puts Web and internal data on the map

    Microsoft's new service, Power BI, provides a way to analyze data and present the results in a visually appealing way, without the bother of consulting an enterprise business intelligence software package.

    Written by Joab Jackson10 Feb. 14 18:35