Cloud Computing


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.

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.

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.

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.

System Center 2012 Preview: What to Expect

Microsoft plans to consolidate many moving parts in its System Center 2012 products this year -- here's your guide to it all.

Guthrie To Lead Microsoft Azure App Platform Team

Scott Guthrie, Microsoft's .NET platform head, will leave that post to run a new Azure Application Platform team as part of a May reorg, Microsoft confirmed today.

Amazon Speaks on Cloud Outage, Offers Apology and Credits

Amazon Web Services on Friday issued an apology for an outage that left certain customer sites down for days, causing permanent data loss in some cases.

Small Businesses Losing Free Google Apps

Google's Apps for Business is changing its terms of service by requiring any organization of 10 or more to subscribe to its paid service.

Check Your Bandwidth Before Moving to the Cloud

Limitations by ISPs could foil backup service plans.

Amazon Cloud Up, Answers Coming Soon

After a three-day outage, Amazon Web Services has restored service for a majority of its customers.

Google Airs Its Cloud Security

Thinking of breaking into Google's datacenters to steal information? Think again.

Microsoft Cloud-Based Apps Pass FISMA Scrutiny

Microsoft announced on Wednesday that its cloud-based suite of applications has passed muster for government use per FISMA standards.

Amazon Cloud Service Suffers Outages

Amazon Web Services suffered outages that it attributed to latency and connectivity issues affecting its Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2) and Relational Database Service.

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