Cloud Computing

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

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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HP Announces Cloud Design Service

HP is expanding its cloud consulting portfolio with the HP Cloud Design Service, which will evaluate customers’ existing infrastructure and requirements and create a custom cloud infrastructure design and implementation plan. Read More

Which Cloud Platform and CDN Are Fastest?

Cloud computing market maker CloudHarmony this week published results of its “speed test” for leading cloud platforms and content delivery networks. Among cloud services, Voxel, Amazon EC2 and the IBM Developer Cloud fared the best. Read More

Equinix: On-Ramp to the Cloud?

Equinix (EQIX) has seen a “meaningful increase in demand” from cloud computing providers looking to host their infrastructure. “We have a tremendous opportunity to connect the world’s clouds through Equinix,” said CEO Steve Smith. Read More

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