Cloud Computing


Amazon Cuts Cloud Data Transfer Fees

Amazon Web Services today said it is removing the fees for inbound data transfers and lowering outbound data transfer among all its cloud services, including its CloudFront content delivery network.

Google Rains on Microsoft's Office 365 Cloud Launch

The Google Apps team took on Office 365 the day before Microsoft had its big cloud launch.

Microsoft Makes Office 365 Globally Available

Office 365 is now officially available in 40 markets around the world, Microsoft announced on Tuesday at a New York launch event.

Office 365: Analyst Explains Limitations and Nuances

Organizations looking to move to Office 365 got some of the finer points discussed during a Thursday Directions on Microsoft talk.

Wyoming Goes Google

The state governor's office announced this week that Wyoming is the first state to "go Google."

Citrix CTO To Leave for Cloud Startup

Simon Crosby blogged that he's joining two other founders at Bromium; company will focus on security and virtualization solutions.

Microsoft's Online Exchange Service Out for Hours

An outage affected Microsoft's cloud-based Exchange messaging service, which went down on Wednesday across North America.

Microsoft Exec Nadella Bullish on Cloud Prospects

Microsoft's new president of the Server and Tools Business Division answered some cloud questions today at the GigaOM Structure event, which is happening today and tomorrow in San Francisco.

Microsoft To Cut Windows Azure Charge

Microsoft plans to change its Windows Azure pricing next month, offering free inbound data transfers during peak hours, in addition to off hours.

Report: IT Cloud Services Spending To Hit $72.9 Billion by 2015

According to a newly released forecast by IDC, the IT segment is projected to grow its spending in public cloud services by a compound annual growth rate of 27.6 percent over the next four years.

Microsoft Beefs Up Windows Live SkyDrive Service

Microsoft upgraded its free consumer-oriented Windows Live SkyDrive personal cloud storage and file-sharing service on Monday.

IT Skittish About Unified Communications Over the Public Cloud

Tapping unified communications (UC) services over a public cloud sounds like a good idea, but mid-to-large U.S. enterprises remain somewhat reluctant to go that route, according to an industry-commissioned study announced today.

Cloud Economics: Deciding Build vs. Buy

Should you build you own private cloud or buy someone else's? What about doing both?

Fujitsu To Launch Windows Azure Service in August

Fujitsu expects to begin offering commercial cloud services in August from its datacenter in Japan that uses Microsoft's Windows Azure platform.

Office 365 Set For General Release June 28

Microsoft took to Twitter this morning to announce Office 365, the successor to Microsoft's Business Productivity Online Suite with desktop productivity functionality added, will be available for all on June 28.

Exchange Hosting Giant Intermedia Acquired by Private Equity Firm

Private equity firm Oak Hill Partners has acquired Exchange hoster Intermedia for an undisclosed sum and has named former Savvis CEO Phil Koen, as its new chairman and chief executive.

Microsoft Wins San Francisco Bid for Hosted E-mail Service

San Francisco plans to migrate 60 departments and agencies to Microsoft Exchange Online over the next 12 moths.

Observations from Tech-Ed 2011

While the cloud was turned down this year, Microsoft's Windows Phone 7 took the center stage.

Did Hackers Use Amazon's Cloud Service To Attack PlayStation Network?

Bloomberg News is reporting this morning that the hackers who attacked Sony's PlayStation Network -- which was down for almost a month -- used Amazon's cloud service to stage their attacks.

Windows Azure Cloud and Devices In the Spotlight at Tech-Ed

During Microsoft's keynote at Tech-Ed North America conference on Monday, the company focused on the cloud and opened the door for vendors to showcase devices designed to manage applications and services in a hybrid environment.

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