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Who Are the Contenders for the Federal Cloud?

Which players figure to benefit if the U.S. government’s looming data center consolidation shifts federal applications to cloud computing platforms? Here are the companies whose track record and cloud platforms have positioned them for leadership in this lucrative niche. Read More

Skytap: Automating Networks in Clouds

Skytap says it is offering network automation features to its enterprise private cloud customers, enabling them to create multiple secure networks that support advanced virtual routing and IT policies. Read More

Carpathia, Citrix Launch Cloud Partnership

Managed hosting provider Carpathia Hosting announced this wek that it would partner with Citrix Systems to offer public and private cloud solutions for businesses and government agencies. In this video, Carpathia CTO Jon Greaves and Citrix cloud CTO Simon Crosby outline the solution. Read More

Open Cirrus Cloud Expands to Carnegie Mellon

Carnegie Mellon University has become the latest research institution to host a site as part of Open Cirrus, the global cloud testbed created by HP, Intel, and Yahoo to provide researchers with access to an open source cloud platform. Read More

Key Cloud Metric: Revenue per Server

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Rackspace Hosting (RAX) says revenue per server is the best metric for assessing the value of its growing cloud computing business, noting the gap between revenue from its cloud customers as managed hosting clients. Read More

How Much Are Cloud Providers Making?

How much are the major players in cloud computing making from their cloud operations? The answers are all over the map. Here’s our roundup of public companies and their cloud computing revenues. Read More

Go Daddy Offers Mac OS X Cloud Servers

Go Daddy has quietly begun offering a VPS “Cloud Server” powered by Mac OS X, becoming the largest hosting provider to offer the solution for the Snow Leopard server. Go Daddy is billing it as “a complete IT solution” for small to medium sized businesses.” Read More

RightScale Powering Social Games on EC2

The popularity of Amazon’s cloud for running gaming apps for social networks has been a huge boost for RightScale, which helps social gaming companies Zynga, Crowdstar and Playfish manage their infrastructure on EC2. Eight of the 12 most popular games on the Web today are managed through RightScale. Read More

CloudLeverage Eyes Enterprise Cloud Storage

Cloud storage startup CloudLeverage says it offers enterprise-grade features at public cloud pricing. The company is funded by hosting and colocation provider Netriplex, and says its service will be cheaper than using Amazon’s storage cloud.
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