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OpenStack Gains Global Traction

Developers around the world are contributing to OpenStack, the open source platform for public and private clouds. The platform was created by Rackspace and NASA, but now belongs to the burgeoning open source community developing its latest version, Folsom. Read More

Colocation and the Cloud

Colocation centers allow enterprises and cloud providers to offload the risks of growing capital costs, facility management and obsolescence and focus on their goals. Read More

Cloud Growth Spurs Demand for Data Centers

The growth of cloud computing is prompting increased demand for data center space in North America, according to a survey commissioned by Digital Realty, suggesting robust growth ahead for the U.S. data center industry. Read More

Storm on Demand Offers SSD-Powered Cloud

Storm on Demand says it news SSD-powered servers have recorded input/ouput per second (IOPS) benchmarks far exceeding its existing servers and Amazon EC2 instances. (Source: Storm on Demand).

Will Solid State Drives (SSDs) be a differentiator for cloud computing services? One provider that thinks so is Storm On Demand, the cloud hosting arm of managed hosting provider Liquid Web, which said today that it has begun including Solid State Drives in its cloud servers. Read More

New Science Cloud to Support Hadron Collider

A look at the ATLAS particle detector experiment at the Large Hadron Collider (LHC), the huge particle accelerator at CERN near Geneva, Switzerland. (Photo: Image Editor via Flickr)

Leading European research centers are teaming with commercial service providers to create a European cloud computing platform that can provide data storage and processing power for scientific research projects, including the Large Hadron Collider. Read More

Zynga Data Centers Power zCloud, New Platform


As Zynga (ZNGA) rolls out its new web gaming platform today, it has become the poster child for hybrid cloud platforms that combine in-house data centers with the public cloud. In the process, it has become a major player in the market for wholesale data center space. Read More

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