Nimsoft scored another big win in the cloud sector, as SoftLayer Technologies said it will standardize on Nimsoft and deploy its monitoring solution on more than 25,000 systems. Last month Rackspace Hosting (RAX) also standardized on Nimseoft.
Cloud computing presents a compelling opportunity to reduce data center power bills, according to Jonathan Koomey, a leading expert on IT power issues. Koomey discussed cloud computing and energy issues at the Uptime Institute Symposium 2010 today...
More than 365,000 web sites hosted on the Amazon EC2 cloud computing platform, and that number is growing fast, according to Netcraft. The data highlights EC2's emergence as a competitive threat to hosting companies.
Last week Salesforce.com and VMware introduced VMforce, a new cloud computing platform that allows Java developers to write applications for the cloud. Here's a brief video providing an overview of VMforce.
IBM has acquired Cast Iron Systems in a deal that highlights the growing niche for companies that serve as "cloud brokers" that serve as guides for companies seeking to make the most of the emerging cloud delivery model.
News from Interop: Internap (INAP) releases a new web acceleration service, Joyent and Arista Networks announce partnership on network infrastructure management, products from Extreme Networks (EXTR), Infinera (INFN) and LSI Corp. (LSI).