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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

Understanding Enterprise Cloud Management

Enterprises must manage many different workloads, most of which require only one server. Cloud governance has become essential for maintaining control over an increasingly complex and integrated system, services, and human resource environment. Read More

Eight Fundamental Truths About Cloud

Bob Deustche, who joined Intel in 2004 and has more than 25 years of business and IT experience in positions that ranged from data center operations to software development to CIO, has worked through what he calls “Eight Fundamental Truths about Cloud.” We bring you the complete list of links his cloud columns for your enjoyment. Read More

Riverbed and Akamai Accelerate Hybrid Clouds

Akamai is partnering with Riverbed to tie the CDN's global content delivery network into Riverbed's Steelhead appliance for WAN optimization. (Graphic: Riverbed)applia

Riverbed and Akamai have teamed up on a new product, the Steelhead Cloud Accelerator, that combines Akamai’s Internet optimization technology and Riverbed’s WAN optimization technology to deliver end-to-end performance gains for software-as-a-service (SaaS) applications. Read More

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