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Vendors Outline API Standard for PaaS Clouds

In cloud computing news, a group of IT companies lef by Oracle, Rackspace and Red Hat are set to submit a management specification for platform as a service (PaaS), and Quantum challenges Amazon Glacier with its new Q-Cloud. Read More

Hibernia Expands Direct Connect for Amazon

Microsoft’s public cloud platform Azure continues to add functionality for Big Data and the Internet of Things (IoT).

As Amazon Web Services continues to extend its Direct Connect service, Amazon is now looking beyond specific data centers and providers, and offering private hookups through Hibernia Atlantic, a fiber provider with a network that spans dozens of major data centers. Read More

Riverbed Integrates Stingray and SDN With VMware

Riverbed Technology (RVBD) made integration announcements at VMWorld 2012, with Stingray Traffic Manager integrating with VMware’s vFabric Application Director, and a planned product to ensure operational viability of VMware-based SDNs and virtual data centers. Read More

Book Review: Is Your Company Ready for Cloud?

Our contributor Bill Kleyman reviews recently published book on cloud strategy, which features discussion of the high-level value of cloud computing while diving into specific use-cases as well. The authors – one currently at IBM, the other a former IBMer now at Dell, really delivered the message of where the cloud is beneficial – and where there are still challenges. Read More

Glacier: Cold Cloud Storage From Amazon


Amazon Web Services today rolled out Glacier, a new “cold storage” service that expands the company’s cloud computing platform. The announcement immediately prompted questions about how Glacier works and how it may impact the storage world. Here’s a roundup of notable analysis and commentary from around the web. Read More

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