On-demand hosting provider Layered Technologies has developed an enhanced virtual private data center (VPDC) platform that allows customers to choose from virtualization offerings including 3Tera's AppLogic, VMware and Microsoft Hyper-V.
Some users of Amazon EC2 are reporting that the cloud computing service is having problems scaling efficiently. Amazon says these are not capacity issues and pledges to help sort out any customer scaling challenges.
Microsoft and HP announce a $250 million pact, which is focused on a joint "roadmap" for integrating Microsoft software and HP hardware, with implications for the hardware choices for Microsoft's data centers.
Microsoft has announced pricing for its hosted Windows Azure cloud computing application platform, and is urging Azure Community Technology Preview (CTP) users to upgrade to the commercial versions by Feb. 1.
The Federal Trade Commission will hold a privacy roundtable debate on Jan. 28 on the security implications to consumers of cloud computing, mobile computing, and social networking. The FTC wants a public debate into the issue as part of its...
Gear6 today announced a Web Cache Server for Cloud, offering a memcached service running atop the Amazon EC2 cloud compute platform. Memcached is an open source caching system that improves the performance of many large database-driven sites.
Moving the U.S. military's IT operations to a cloud computing model hasn't been easy. But the payoff is clear, according to Henry Sienkiewicz, who says the Department of Defense's RACE cloud computing platform, will save the government "hundreds...