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  • Moving to the cloud in 2012? Look out for these pitfalls

    Businesses that want to take advantage of the maturing cloud marketplace in 2012 can learn from some common mistakes others have made when moving to infrastructure- and platform-as-a-service offerings, experts said.

    Written by Nancy Gohring15 Dec. 11 07:20
  • RackConnect gets security, automation features

    Rackspace is making some updates to RackConnect, an offering designed to let businesses securely connect and run applications across private and public cloud services.

    Written by Nancy Gohring09 Nov. 11 02:08
  • Rackspace to offer support for clouds in other data centers

    Rackspace for the first time plans to extend its support services to OpenStack cloud implementations that reside within the walls of an enterprise or third-party commercial data centers, the company announced Monday.

    Written by Nancy Gohring08 Nov. 11 09:04
  • Microsoft Windows Azure tops Cloud speed tests

    Microsoft’s Windows Azure has come out on top in a year’s worth of Cloud speed tests, beating Amazon EC2, Google App Engine, Rackspace and 20 others.

    Written by Diana Nguyen10 Oct. 11 15:34
  • OpenStack's secret weapon is modularity

    Although somewhat late to the market for cloud computing infrastructure, OpenStack enjoys an advantage over other cloud stacks in that it has a modular architecture, said one of the first developers of the open-source cloud software.

    Written by Joab Jackson07 Oct. 11 08:17
  • OpenStack spun out from Rackspace control

    Responding to the rapid adoption of their software, the folks behind the OpenStack cloud software are planning to form a stand-alone nonprofit foundation to steward future development of the open-source software suite.

    Written by Joab Jackson06 Oct. 11 09:30
  • 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
  • NYSE launches VMware-based cloud for financial firms

    The New York Stock Exchange has built a VMware-based cloud computing service for financial firms, which goes live today from a data center in New Jersey with expansions planned for Toronto, Tokyo and London.

    Written by Jon Brodkin02 June 11 00:48
  • How is cloud computing like an airplane?

    LAS VEGAS – A cloud computing service is like an airliner - even though it can experience devastating crashes that affect many people, like Amazon’s crash last month, it’s still safer than driving your own car… or IT infrastructure.

    Written by Jim Duffy12 May 11 08:54
  • Rackspace to wind down Slicehost

    Some Slicehost users were dismayed to hear that Rackspace, which acquired the company in 2008, plans to wind down the service.

    Written by Nancy Gohring04 May 11 08:56
  • Rackspace adds load balancing to cloud-based servers

    Rackspace's cloud computing division is offering a load-balancing service to help customers distribute workloads across multiple servers, providing applications with higher availability.

    Written by Jon Brodkin19 April 11 23:40
  • Red Hat becomes cloud service provider

    Red Hat officials never seem to stop talking about cloud computing, but until recently all the company's efforts were targeted at helping enterprises and service providers use Red Hat software to build and manage their own cloud networks.

    Written by Jon Brodkin15 April 11 04:09
  • Lawson aims customers toward the Amazon cloud

    Lawson Software is hoping to entice its customer base to deploy their applications in Amazon's Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2), and has a marquee customer to show it can be done successfully.

    Written by Chris Kanaracus04 April 11 21:38