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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

Is BSM Ready For The Cloud?

Business service management (BSM) is a requirement for businesses taking to the cloud, but the offerings from management providers are at differing stages of maturity. Read More

HPC Customers Get a Cloud Computing Option

Six months after launching its Penguin on Demand (POD) cloud computing service, high-performance Linux cluster provider Penguin Computing said up to 200 of its 2,000-strong customer base are using its on-demand offering. Read More

Cloud Monitoring Services: A Resource Guide

The cloud computing market has spawned an ecosystem of third-party tools that monitor the performance of your hosted apps, or keep a watch over public clouds. Here’s our guide to cloud monitoring companies, with a brief description of what each service offers. Read More

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