Cloud Computing


Microsoft Document Outlines Its Cloud Security Infrastructure

Microsoft's new white paper explains the organizational and standards-based underpinnings of its cloud security efforts.

Amazon Adds GPU Instances to Cloud Service

In a move that will allow users to accelerate the performance of its cloud services, Amazon Web Services has launched Cluster GPU Instances.

Amazon Announces General Availability of CloudFront

Amazon Web Services has announced the general availability of its content delivery Web service.

Q&A: The Next-Generation Data Center

What will the next-generation data center look like, what role will virtualization play, and what key issues must you deal with now to meet tomorrow’s challenges?

Q&A: How to Choose a SaaS Provider

The benefits and drawbacks of software-as-a-service, plus tips for choosing a SaaS provider.

Application Monitoring in the Clouds

Business-driven processes for measuring and guaranteeing service levels in the cloud will help CIOs successfully transition to this new infrastructure.

Apps.gov to Add Storage, Virtualization, Web Hosting Services

Government agencies will soon have access to storage, virtualization, and Web hosting applications via Apps.gov, the General Service Administration's cloud-based storefront, government officials said yesterday.



Cloud Spending Gets Serious

Almost half of all the money spent on cloud computing is new IT spending -- some of it diverted from other, non-cloud projects.

Gartner Says Cloud Spending On the Rise

Cloud computing services accounted for 12.5 percent of overall IT budgets, according to a research report released this week by Gartner.

Open Source Java ESB Moves into the Cloud

Web-based middleware maker MuleSoft has unveiled a new version of its enterprise service bus (ESB), Mule ESB 3.0 Community.

Gartner: Microsoft 'Dominates' E-mail Market

Microsoft received a "strong positive" rating in a study of e-mail system vendors by Gartner released in mid-August.

Cloud Developers Prefer Google, IBM

Google seems to be the platform of choice for public cloud adopters; IBM gets high marks from private cloud users.

Citrix To Acquire VMLogix

In a move aimed at extending its Open Cloud infrastructure, Citrix Systems Inc. has agreed to acquire VMLogix Inc.

Q&A: Cloud Integration Challenges and Best Practices

What is cloud integration, and what dangers can you avoid by following best practices?

Sizing up the Hype and Substance of Cloud Computing

A new study underscores cloud computing's momentum and helps put the phenomenon into perspective.

Microsoft Offers New SQL Server Migration Tools

Microsoft updated some of its free tools to help users move to Microsoft SQL Server and released a new Oracle MySQL migration tool.

Microsoft Lays Out "Open Cloud" Vision

Microsoft used the occasion of the open source conference last month to advance its vision of an open cloud by breaking it down into four basic principles.

Security: Don't Believe the (SAS 70) Hype

Confusion about the efficacy of SAS 70 seems to be more the rule than the exception. A new report suggests that a SAS 70 reality check is long overdue.

Microsoft Debuts Visual Tool for Non Programmers

Company says it is readying tool to let non-programmers develop desktop- and cloud-based business apps

Google Going After Government Market With Apps Certification

After a year of working on security steps to comply with federal government regulations, Google today launched Google Apps for Government