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Opscode Scales Up Along With Its Customers

Opscode said today that it more than 3,000 customers using The Opscode Platform, which offers server configuration management delivered as a service. Those customers include the online music service Rhapsody, e-commerce portal Etsy and game publisher IGN Entertainment. Read More

Roundup: Western Digital Buys Hitachi GST

Western Digital, whose  WD-RE4 hard drive is pictured above, has bought Hitachi  Global Storage technologies for $4.3 billion.

In a major deal in the storage industry, Western Digital announced Monday that it will acquire Hitachi Global Storage Technologies for about $4.3 billion. Here’s a roundup of notable analysis and commentary from around the web. Read More

Roundup: LayeredTech, Emerson, RightScale

Layered Tech selected by Model N for SaaS hosting, Emerson Network Power to design six data centers in India for Datacraft, RightScale expands Asia-Pacific operations, Riverbed selected by Khaleej Times in United Arab Emirates. Read More

Cloud Computing Leaders on a Hiring Binge

While much of the U.S. economy experiences a “jobless recovery,” the cloud computing sector is hiring like mad. Demand for technologists with cloud skills is surging, and both Amazon.com and Rackspace Hosting are seeking to hire hundreds of new technologists. Read More

How The Mobile Cloud Can Boost App Development

Creating apps for the mobile cloud is significantly different than developing apps for a native smartphone platform like the iPhone or Android. But over the long run, the mobile cloud computing model may prove more profitable for app developers, and open the field to a larger number of developers. Read More

The WHIR Acquired by iNet Interactive

The Web Host Industry Review has been acquired by iNET Interactive, which will add the hosting industry publication to a business portfolio that also includes the Web Hosting Talk forum and HostingCon trade show. Read More

Cloud-Based Unified Communications

The Enterprise Connect conference kicked off Monday in Orlando, Florida and all of the big names in communications were there to discuss unified communications, managing mobile in the enterprise, and advances in communication technology. Read More

Hollywood’s Render Farms Move to the Cloud

Last night’s Academy Awardsceremony provided reminders that even Hollywood can not escape the cloud computing trend, as the powerful render farms of computers that make animated films and incredible visual effects take to the clouds to power the movies. Read More

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