Cloud Computing


Microsoft's Biggest Moments of 2010

It's December, and that means one thing for us pundits: It's time for our annual look-back and look-ahead columns.

Red Hat Acquires Makara To Build Cloud Platform Services

Red Hat today said it has acquired Makara, a provider of software that will help the open source software provider accelerate the build-out its cloud services.

Google Releases Cloud Connect for Microsoft Office in Limited Beta

Google last week announced Google Cloud Connect for Microsoft Office, a service that will let individuals synchronize and share their documents with Google Docs.

Attachmate To Acquire Novell for $2.2 Billion

Novell last week announced it will be sold to Attachmate, a business software company based in Seattle, for $6.10 per share.

Microsoft Makes HPC Announcements at Supercomputing Conference

Windows HPC Server 2008 R2 SP1 to allow data centers to tap Windows Azure server resources in the cloud.

Microsoft To Decrease Prices on Windows Server SPLAs

Microsoft plans to decrease the pricing of its Service Provider License Agreement offerings for Windows Server 2008 R2, starting next year.

Google Apps Get a Facelift

Google said today it is bringing its various cloud productivity apps offering under the Google Apps branding infrastructure.

Microsoft Document Outlines Its Cloud Security Infrastructure

Microsoft today announced a new white paper that explains the organizational and standards-based underpinnings of its cloud security efforts.

Amazon Adds GPU Instances to Cloud Service

In a move that will allow users to accelerate the performance of its cloud services, Amazon Web Services has launched Cluster GPU Instances.

Quest Launches Cloud-based SQL Server Testing Service

Quest Software has launched a free cloud-based service that analyses SQL Server trace files and helps determine the source of performance issues.

Amazon Announces General Availability of CloudFront

Amazon Web Services has announced the general availability of its content delivery Web service.

Microsoft Talks Up Private Clouds at Tech-Ed Europe

Hyper-V Cloud, one among several solutions announced at Berlin confab, aims to facilitate private cloud deployments.

Microsoft Argues Cloud Boosts Green Computing

By shifting computing operations to the cloud, organizations can reduce their carbon emissions by 30 percent, according to a study that is the basis of the report.

Google Sues Feds Over Cloud Contract that Requires Microsoft BPOS

Google is suing the Interior Department for allegedly excluding Google's products in a request for quotation the agency issued on Aug. 30.

Dell To Acquire Cloud Integrator Boomi

Dell today said it will acquire Boomi, which operates a service designed to simplify the integration of cloud services with premises-based infrastructure.

Record First-Quarter Revenue for Microsoft

According to a Microsoft financial report released today, the first fiscal quarter of 2011, ending on Sept. 30, brought in 16.20 billion in revenue.

Microsoft Focuses on Windows Phone, IE 9, Cloud in PDC Keynote

Microsoft kicked off its 2010 Professional Developers Conference (PDC) today by offering developers worldwide an update on its emerging cloud computing, Windows Phone and Internet Explorer 9 development platforms.

Ozzie Lays Out 'Post-PC World'

Ray Ozzie, renown for jumpstarting Microsoft's move to the Internet cloud, described a new vision for the company in a "post-PC world."

Microsoft's Hyper-V To Be Integrated in OpenStack

Microsoft today announced a partnership deal with Cloud.com to help integrate Microsoft's proprietary hypervisor into the OpenStack project.

NYC Gets Citywide Deal for Microsoft Cloud Apps

New York City has struck a deal with Microsoft for a single, citywide license for the company's software under which the city, operating in a cloud computing environment, will pay only for the applications that employees use.

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