Author Archives: Linda Leung

FTC Debates Clouds, Consumers and Privacy

Consumer data stored by cloud computing services should be regulated through a mix of government policies, consumer responsibility, and openness by the cloud providers, according to panelists at a privacy roundtable hosted by the Federal Trade Commission. Read More

More Web Hosts Moving to the Cloud

A growing number of web hosting providers are entering the cloud computing market, a trend that underscores questions about the future of traditional Web hosting. These providers say the strong interest in cloud computing is disrupting traditional hosting models and reshaping the competitive landscape. Read More

Cloud Computing Brokers: A Resource Guide

Is a “cloud broker” what your company needs to navigate the cloud computing opportunity? Here’s a guide to cloud brokers and open source cloud management projects tools, with a description of their offerings. Read More

Opscode Equips DevOps to Automate the Cloud

Seattle startup OpsCode says its community of developers is creating a pool of open source tools for developer operations (DevOps), a combination of a systems administrator and developer who can quickly configure and update dynamic data center environments. Read More

Can NewScale Make IT Service Catalogs Sexy?

NewScale has extended its IT service catalog offering to make ordering, provisioning and tracking of buying IT services as sexy as using Apple’s AppStore, Dell.com or Amazon.com. Its latest update offers management tools that workacross cloud, virtual and physical compute environments. Read More

Could A Cloud Computing Exchange Work?

Cloud technologists are intrigued by the potential applications for commodity-style trading of compute capacity, and have begun discussing how such an exchange might work. Key ingredients: the right framework and a trusted market maker. Read More