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Can You Trust the Cloud?

Cloud computing is reshaping the way information technology is stored, managed and delivered. For many forward thinking data center managers, it is the way of the future, offering tremendous business benefits. In spite of the great promise of the cloud, some government agencies and enterprise organizations are holding back from fully embracing it. For the majority of them, it all boils down to one question: Can I trust the cloud?
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Citrix Systems Acquires Cloud.com

Citrix Systems (CTXS) has acquired Cloud.com in a deal which will boost its position in the cloud computing market. The deal also underscores the growing role of open source software in building and deploying cloud platforms. Read More

Zynga to Boost Investment in Data Centers

After talk of numerous data center leases, effective use of Amazon’s clouds and hyper-growth capacity management, social gaming company Zynga hopes to raise !1 billion in an IPO, and says investment in data centers is a priority. Read More

Improving the Mobile Cloud Experience

For mobile cloud computing to reach its full potential, providers must lower network latency, increase network bandwidth, and provider better adaptive monitoring of network conditions. Here’s a look at progress on these three fronts. Read More

New ETF Targets Cloud Computing Sector

An overview of the weighting of the ISE Cloud Computing Index as of May 31. The index will be the basis of a new exchange traded fund (ETF).

A new exchange traded fund (ETF) will offer investors the ability to invest in an index of public companies in the cloud computing sector. The First Trust ISE Cloud Computing Index Fund will be based on the ISE Cloud Computing Index. Read More

Who Are the Hot Cloud Startups?

Solomon Hykes, , Co-Founder and CEO, dotCloud

Eleven of the most promising cloud-focused startups faced off in the Launchpad competition at Structure 2011 conference last week. Here’s a look at these companies and their technologies. Read More

Amazon Cloud Now Stores 339 Billion Objects

Werner-Vogels

What’s the state of the cloud? It’s getting bigger all the time, and sophisticated enterprise applications represent one of the fastest-growing sectors. That’s the bottom line from Werner Vogels, the CTO of Amazon Web Services. Read More

PhoenixNAP Adds Cloud Customer

Phoenix NAP, which provides data center and network access point services, said today that Virtuon, Inc., a cloud services provider, has selected its Phoenix facility to house its IT infrastructure. Read More

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