Cloud Computing


Google Gets Second Chance on Fed E-Mail Contract Won by Microsoft

The Interior Department can't award a noncompetitive contract to Microsoft, a federal judge has ruled. 

Rackspace Acquires Cloudkick

Rackspace Hosting today said it has acquired Cloudkick, a two-year old startup that offers tools to manage multiple cloud services.

Rackspace Launches Managed Cloud Service

Rackspace Hosting is looking to make cloud computing appealing to a broader set of customers that might not have the resources or acumen to manage systems and apps in the cloud.

OpSource Adds Managed Cloud Service

Hosting provider OpSource Tuesday added a suite of managed offerings to its cloud services.

Dynamics CRM 2011 Release Candidate Available

Microsoft on Tuesday announced the availability of the release candidate version of Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2011.

F5 Extends Storage to the Cloud

F5 Networks is readying software that will let enterprises extend their storage networks to public and private clouds.

Google Offers Gmail Protection for Microsoft Exchange

Google announced an e-mail continuity service on Thursday to support premises-based Microsoft Exchange.

USDA Buying Microsoft Cloud Services

The Agriculture Department is moving its e-mail, document-sharing, and other collaboration tools to Microsoft's cloud infrastructure to save money and improve efficiency, USDA officials said today.

Microsoft Unveils Privacy Control Feature for IE 9

Microsoft on Tuesday announced an upcoming privacy feature for its Internet Explorer 9 Web browser.

Salesforce.com Announces Multi-Platform Enterprise Cloud Database

Billing it as the first database for the cloud, Salesforce.com today is announcing Database.com, targeted at next-generation enterprise apps.

Google Chrome OS Pilot Launched on Hardware

Google made three announcements today concerning its consumer Web efforts.

Microsoft Cloud Infrastructure Gets FISMA Approval

Microsoft's cloud infrastructure has achieved security certification required to provide federal agencies with cloud-based services.

Amazon Launches DNS Hosting Service

Amazon Web Services today launched the beta of a programmable and purportedly scalable hosted Domain Name System service aimed at letting users of its cloud services create, modify and delete DNS zone files.

Amazon Responds to WikiLeaks Reports

Amazon Web Services said it has not caved to political pressure when deciding to oust WikiLeaks from its cloud service.

Google Apps Government Award Raises Microsoft's Hackles

Microsoft questions the use of overseas datacenters in GSA deal.

Top 10 Companies Microsoft Should Buy Today

Here's 10 companies we think Microsoft should buy right now to solidify its place in a variety of markets.

U.S. Government Agency First To Go Google Cloud

The General Services Administration is moving e-mail and collaboration tools to the cloud, becoming the first federal agency to move e-mail to a cloud-based system agencywide, GSA officials said yesterday.

Microsoft's Biggest Moments of 2010

It's December, and that means one thing for us pundits: It's time for our annual look-back and look-ahead columns.

Red Hat Acquires Makara To Build Cloud Platform Services

Red Hat today said it has acquired Makara, a provider of software that will help the open source software provider accelerate the build-out its cloud services.

Google Releases Cloud Connect for Microsoft Office in Limited Beta

Google last week announced Google Cloud Connect for Microsoft Office, a service that will let individuals synchronize and share their documents with Google Docs.

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