Cloud Computing


Clouds Collide in Strategic Microsoft vs. Google Battle

Microsoft's flagship Windows, Office and Exchange offerings may face renewed challenges in the stratospheric battle to come.

Q&A: Google Official Rebuts Microsoft's Cloud Critiques

Google Product Mananger Rajen Sheth fends off claims about the need for rich Office clients, traditional PCs, and alleged shortcomings in Google's hosted apps and SLA policies.

Review: Office Live Stumbles

Office Live isn't bad for a Web-based suite, but it can't begin to compare to its client-based counterpart.

IBM Gets More Social, Unveils LotusLive Symphony

IBM made a few announcements at its Lotusphere 2011 event today, including some upcoming social networking improvements plus the debut of a new cloud-based productivity suite called "LotusLive Symphony."

A Cloud Doofus: Backup Lessons From Life

Cloud backup is simple, if you remember to set it up in the first place.

Verizon To Acquire Terremark

Looking to accelerate its footprint as a provider of cloud and enterprise managed services, Verizon Communications Inc. today said it has agreed to acquire Terremark Worldwide Inc. for $1.4 billion.

Will ARM-Based Servers Lift Microsoft's Cloud?

Future ARM-based servers could reduce power costs in the datacenter, helping cloud service providers such as Microsoft.

Microsoft Sues Former GM Hired by Salesforce.com

Microsoft filed a lawsuit on Wednesday against a former general manager working in the public sector market who left for an executive position at Salesforce.com.

HP Steps Up Cloud Lineup

Hewlett-Packard Co. launches portfolio of private cloud services, hardware and software and announces plans to jump into public cloud hosting.

Microsoft Unveils Online Services Support Lifecycle Policy

Microsoft announced today that it has rolled out a new support lifecycle policy for its Online Services offerings.

Amazon Launches Bulk E-mail Service

Add transactional e-mail hosting and distribution to the list of services offered by Amazon Web Services.

Salesforce.com Hires Microsoft Gov Strategist

Salesforce.com hired Microsoft GM Matt Miszewski as senior vice president for the global public sector.

Black Hat: Will New Breed of DOS Attacks Make Cloud Unaffordable?

The cloud is the current Next Big Thing in computing, and the Next Big Thing in attacks could be a new breed of economic denial-of-service attacks intended to use up resources and drive up the cost of cloud computing, warns a senior security researcher at Adobe Systems.

Amazon Web Services Reaches Out To Developers

Amazon Web Services this week took a significant step forward in making it easier for developers to deploy its apps to the company's widely used cloud services.

Microsoft Guns for Salesforce.com with Dynamics CRM 2011

In its bid to take on Salesforce.com and Oracle in the hotly contested market for CRM software-as-a-service (SaaS), Microsoft Monday launched its Dynamics CRM 2011 Online.

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.

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