Cloud Computing


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.

Microsoft's Exchange Online Customers Hit by Outages

Microsoft's cloud-based Business Productivity Online Suite network has undergone multiple outages over the past few days, according to complaints from customers.

10 Technologies Microsoft 'Borrowed'

These technologies may not have been Microsoft originals, but today they bear the Redmond stamp.

Google Chromebooks Coming June 15

Google today announced "Chromebooks," the new name for forthcoming notebook devices that will run its Chrome OS operating system.

Cloud Providers Downplay Security

According to a recent study by the Ponemon Institute, and sponsored by CA, cloud computing customers and venders may not be paying enough attention to cloud security issues.

Red Hat Shifts Its Cloud Into High Gear

Red Hat unveiled two new additions to its cloud service offerings at its Red Hat Summit-JBossWorld event.

The Cloud vs. IT: Is Your Job in Jeopardy?

Everyone is pushing the cloud. But there's a raging debate as to whether the cloud is good or bad for IT. We talked to readers and analysts and other industry experts to find out what the cloud may really mean for your future, plus other implications of this emerging technology.

VMware Restores Cloud Foundry Service After Outages

VMware restored service and apologized for two outages last week that affected some users of its relatively new Cloud Foundry service.

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