Cloud Computing


Rackspace Taps Akamai for CDN

Rackspace Hosting has turned to Akamai Technologies to provide Web acceleration and its content delivery network (CDN) to Rackspace's cloud and hosted services customers.

Microsoft's Live@edu To Morph Into Office 365

Microsoft on Tuesday shared additional details about its next-generation Live@edu service offering for the education market.

Live@edu Gaining Higher Ed Traction

Microsoft's Live@edu software gained four million new student users over the last three months worldwide.

Server and Tools Head Muglia Exiting Microsoft

Bob Muglia, head of Microsoft's Server and Tools Business, and one of four Microsoft presidents, will be stepping down.

Amazon Adds Cloud Support Plans

Amazon Web Services today said it has added two new support plans to its enterprise cloud services and lowered the cost of its existing two support offerings by 50 percent.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Google Apps Government Award Raises Microsoft's Hackles

Microsoft questions the use of overseas datacenters in GSA deal.

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.

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