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  • 10 of the most useful cloud databases

    Big data is becoming a big deal and cloud providers want to be the place where enterprises databases live.

    Written by Brandon Butler19 Dec. 12 11:39
  • Amazon allows users to spread workloads more broadly now

    Amazon Web Services today announced a new feature that allows users to replicate block storage volumes across regions of the world, which will make it easier for systems to stay up in case of a cloud outage.

    Written by Brandon Butler18 Dec. 12 18:00
  • 16 of the most useful cloud management tools

    One of the biggest concerns users have with public cloud resources is not knowing how much they will cost, given the pay-as-you-go model.

    Written by Brandon Butler17 Dec. 12 20:01
  • Amazon makes it easier to track costs, usage in its cloud

    Somewhat undercutting a budding ecosystem of vendors that provide similar services, Amazon Web Services today announced increased features for customers to track their usage of AWS public cloud resources.

    Written by Brandon Butler14 Dec. 12 17:04
  • Rackspace follows Amazon in beefing up its database tools

    Following major announcements from Amazon Web Services in recent weeks around data warehousing and management, Rackspace today announced new capabilities for database hosting and management.

    Written by Brandon Butler13 Dec. 12 18:01
  • Weather Channel forecasts heavier reliance on cloud computing

    During Hurricane Sandy this fall, The Weather Channel experienced its highest traffic ever. Normally the media company -- which spans television, desktop and mobile platforms -- supports about 90 million Web and mobile users a month. During Sandy, that jumped to 450 million -- nearly double the company's previous high for Web traffic.

    Written by Brandon Butler11 Dec. 12 18:01
  • Consultancy launches DIY cloud, OpenStack-style

    Cloud consultancy Mirantis today released a series of support options to help customers launch test or full-scale deployments of OpenStack-powered clouds.

    Written by Brandon Butler10 Dec. 12 23:04
  • Windows shops now more welcome in Amazon cloud

    Amazon Web Services has announced support for a handful of Windows Server applications in its public cloud, the company's latest move to attract enterprise IT shops.

    Written by Brandon Butler04 Dec. 12 21:00
  • 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
  • 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