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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

Investment Firms Acquire Go Daddy

Go Daddy said today that it a definitive agreement to “receive a strategic investment and enter into a partnership” with KKR, Silver Lake and Technology Crossover Ventures (TCV). Other accounts say the domain and hosting company was acquired by the investors for $2.25 billion. Read More

Dimension Data Acquires OpSource

Dimension Data has acquired enterprise cloud specialist OpSource, which will become part of a new Cloud Solutions Business Unit at Dimension Data. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. Read More

Los Alamos Takes Supercomputers Offline

The two supercomputers at Los Alamos National Laboratory have been taken offline as a precaution as emergency teams seek to protect the lab from a wildfire that has consumed more than 60,000 acres of land on two sides of the property. Read More

NYSE’s Data Fortress Powering the Financial Cloud

The long main hallway of the NYSE Euronext data center provides a sense of the immense scale of the 400,000 square foot facility in New Jersey. (Photo: Rich Miller)

The new NYSE Euronext data center in New Jersey is engineered for extraordinary security and reliability to serve as the nerve center for the NYSE’s electronic trading operations. Starting tomorrow it will add a new role: powering the financial industry’s first cloud computing platform. 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

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