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  • Facebook's Zuckerberg forms advocacy group

    The group will focus on immigration reform that includes both border security and a path to citizenship, along with higher school standards and support for teachers.

    Written by Sharon Gaudin11 April 13 20:26
  • Cloud prices: How low can they go?

    Infrastructure as a service (IaaS) cloud providers are battling in a price war that has seen 29 price reductions by the four major providers during the past 14 months, a trend industry analysts expect to continue.

    Written by Brandon Butler28 March 13 21:58
  • Tempting new Apple iOS 7 concept videos emerge

    The pressure is increasing on Apple to revamp iOS for iPhones and iPads as competitors -- from Samsung to Microsoft to BlackBerry -- roll out advances, and the Apple faithful have no shortage of ideas for what iOS 7 should include.

    Written by Bob Brown21 March 13 23:02
  • Forrester: 70 per cent of private Clouds aren't really Clouds at all

    If an enterprise datacentre has a highly virtualised environment, a Web portal for business users to request and access virtual machines and a method for tracking how many of those resources are being used... that's not quite a private Cloud.

    Written by Brandon Butler26 Feb. 13 16:58
  • DIY Cloud: Choosing your own virtual machine image sizes

    Amazon Web Services, seen by many as the market-leading infrastructure cloud computing provider, has a pretty full shelf of virtual machine (VM) image sizes for customers to spin up in its Cloud -- 17 separate instance VM sizes are listed on the company's website, in fact.

    Written by Brandon Butler15 Feb. 13 17:13
  • Up-and-comers pushing cloud stalwarts to diversify

    Leading cloud computing vendors are diversifying into new product and service areas, as well as expanding into new geographic territories in an effort to stave off up-and-comers, according to new research.

    Written by Brandon Butler24 Jan. 13 21:52
  • Startup takes aim at multi-hypervisor management

    An updated version of software from startup HotLink aims to ease the management of multi-hypervisor environments, as well as provision off-premises resources, like VMs from Amazon's cloud, all from VMware's vCenter management console.

    Written by Brandon Butler22 Jan. 13 18:15
  • Cloud service partnerships could boom in 2013

    Cloud service providers will seek out partnerships to offer a wider breadth of services that customers are increasingly demanding, a new report from research firm Current Analysis predicts.

    Written by Brandon Butler11 Jan. 13 18:01
  • Amazon's cloud hiccups, again

    Less than a month after a 12-hour-plus outage on Christmas Eve, Amazon Web Service's Elastic Block Storage (EBS) service in its US-East availability zone experienced elevated error rates for about 45 minutes today.

    Written by Brandon Butler09 Jan. 13 21:57
  • 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