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Regulations a Barrier to Cloud Growth in Europe

Europe needs to become not only cloud-friendly but cloud-active to fully realize the benefits of cloud computing. That’s the view of ETNO (The European Telecommunications Network Operator‘s Association) in a recently-issued paper on cloud computing development in Europe. Read More

VMware Launches Micro Cloud Foundry and vSphere 5

On Tuesday Vmware announced the beta availability of Micro Cloud Foundry, calling it the industry’s first open Platform as a Service (PaaS) solution. Cloud Foundry delivers access to frameworks and a rich ecosystem of application services from VMware, third parties and the open source community. Read More

Video: A Closer Look at CloudSwitch

How will the acquisition of CloudSwitch boost Verizon’s cloud capabilities? In this video, co-founder Ellen Rubin provides an overview of CloudSwitch’s technology and how it can help enterprises manage clouds across in-house data centers and public cloud platforms. Read More

Verizon Buys CloudSwitch to Boost Hybrid Clouds

Verizon Communications continues to build its cloud services through acquisitions. Verizon said today that it has bought CloudSwitch, whose software makes it easier for enterprises to build hybrid clouds in which virtual machines can move between data centers and cloud platforms. Read More

Amazon Rolls Out AWS GovCloud

New RFP is for colocation space 300-350 miles from Capitol Hill to support a handful of agencies

On Tuesday Amazon Web Services rolled out a new GovCloud (US) region to provide customized cloud computing services for U.S. Government agencies and contractors with data that is subject to regulatory and compliance requirements. Read More

Roundup: Sprint, Citrix, EMC

Sprint Nextel (S) to launch cloud services, Citrix (CTXS) closes acquisition of desktop virtualization company RingCube, EMC expands VMAX virtual data center. Read More

HP Supports OpenStack; Nebula Launches

OpenStack, an open source cloud computing infrastructure project which grew out of a collaboration of Rackspace and NASA, keeps gaining momentum, with two more announcements at this week’s OSCON conference. Today, OpenStack has participation from more than 90 organizations with 1,200 participants. Read More

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