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  • What's Amazon's enterprise strategy for the cloud?

    Roaming the floor of Amazon Web Services' first user conference last week, it didn't look like a traditional tech show. Many of the 6,000 attendees were with startups or midsize businesses looking to learn more about AWS services or the public cloud.

    Written by Brandon Butler04 Dec. 12 19:14
  • Google, Microsoft watching Amazon's cloud moves

    Among the 6,000 attendees of Amazon Web Services' first user conference were representatives from competing cloud companies Google and Microsoft. But these companies didn't have big booths and announcements like many other companies at the show. In fact, they were being a bit stealthy.

    Written by Brandon Butler04 Dec. 12 19:14
  • Tech pros getting MBAs: Necessary or not?

    Earning an MBA can help tech pros to bridge the gap between business and IT, but it's no guarantee of career success, nor does it automatically translate into a bigger salary.

    Written by Ann Bednarz03 Dec. 12 13:14
  • Eucalyptus: We're the Amazon of private Cloud companies

    Late last year Daniel Bozeman, a software engineer at wireless analytics firm Mosaik Solutions, wanted to build a private Cloud. The company is a heavy user of Amazon Web Services (AWS) public Cloud resources, and Bozeman had a vision of creating a system that would allow him to seamlessly run workloads either in the company's own datacenter, or in Amazon's public Cloud.

    Written by Brandon Butler29 Nov. 12 17:03
  • CloudStack releases first code under Apache license

    OpenStack has grabbed a lot of headlines recently, but competing cloud management platform CloudStack made some news of its own this week with the project releasing its first open source code as part of the Apache Software Foundation.

    Written by Brandon Butler07 Nov. 12 16:49
  • RightScale joins OpenStack, supports Rackspace's open cloud

    RightScale, whose management platform that acts as an integrator for companies using public cloud resources, today announced its official support for the OpenStack project, and announced it will support customer deployments into Rackspace's OpenStack-powered cloud.

    Written by Brandon Butler05 Nov. 12 16:48
  • 'Lance Armstrong' bug hunt continues in stable Linux kernel

    The discovery of a somewhat alarming bug in the Linux ext4 filesystem provoked a minor wave of panic this week, but project maintainer Theodore Ts'o says it has since become clear that the problem can likely only affect a small number of users.

    Written by Jon Gold25 Oct. 12 15:42
  • Does OpenStack need a Linus Torvalds?

    OpenStack has been dubbed by some enthusiasts as the Linux of the cloud - an open source operating system for public or private clouds. But there's one stark difference between the two projects: OpenStack doesn't have a Linus Torvalds, the eccentric, outspoken, never-afraid-to-say-what-he-thinks figurehead of the Linux world.

    Written by Brandon Butler24 Oct. 12 17:56
  • HP betting big on Cloud to help company turn around

    A few weeks ago HP's Meg Whitman braced tech watchers with sobering warnings that earnings for one of the pioneering companies of Silicon Valley may fall 10% next year, and may not grow for another two years.

    Written by Brandon Butler22 Oct. 12 15:44
  • Cloud activity to explode in 2012

    In testing cloud computing services and observing the growth of cloud activities, we've noticed that there are distinct phases that organizations go through in adopting cloud.

    Written by Tom Henderson20 Dec. 11 22:28
  • OpenStack gets a new GUI

    The developers behind OpenStack have updated their open source cloud software package with a new graphical user interface and a unified authentication management system, the project's organizers announced Thursday.

    Written by Joab Jackson23 Sept. 11 04:13
  • Dell debuts Cloud-ready system

    Using OpenStack cloud software, Dell has created a package of hardware, software and services that organizations can use to deploy their own IaaS (Infrastructure-as-a-Service) operations.

    Written by Joab Jackson27 July 11 00:32
  • OpenStack cloud project remains on track

    OpenStack, the open-source cloud management software project formed by hosting provider Rackspace, has met an initial development milestone, backers are expected to announce Thursday.

    Written by Chris Kanaracus21 Oct. 10 07:55