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Cloud Computing Services: Feds Get On The Bandwagon
By Elizabeth Montalbano InformationWeek After a delay due to a complicated vendor-authorization process, the General Services Administration (GSA) is finally offering cloud computing services via its website. Federal agencies now can order ...
Zynga's Unusual Cloud Strategy Is Key To Success
Zynga depends on Amazon's cloud at a critical juncture--as it launches a new game. By Charles Babcock InformationWeek Zynga has filed for an IPO that cites how its fate is intertwined with Facebook. Zynga games, such as FarmVille and CitiVille, ...
Microsoft plugs cloud to feds
By Joseph Marks 07/01/2011 Microsoft officials are touting the company's new cloud-based Office 365 as a good choice for federal customers because of its tiered subscription structure and secure management. Office 365, unveiled at an event Tuesday in ...
Box and HP Bring 50GB of Free Cloud Storage to TouchPads
MarketWatch (press release)
The Box app will make it easy for TouchPad users to store, access and share all file types on the go, and also offers an unprecedented 50GB of free cloud storage for the lifetime of the account. "Offering the Box app for TouchPad with an impressive ... Puts Partners In Cloud Driver Seat With New Channel Program
By Andrew R Hickey, CRN Cloud storage and content management mainstay is turning to the channel to refine its cloud vision and has launched an official partner program for resellers and solution providers to increase their cloud revenue. ...
Every SaaS provider runs a private cloud
ZDNet (blog)
By Phil Wainewright | July 1, 2011, 11:32am PDT The paradox at the heart of 'public' cloud provision is that any provider has to own and manage their own private cloud to deliver a secure, reliable service. Since 1998, Phil Wainewright has been a ...
Microsoft: Volume license agreements now are 'cloud ready'
ZDNet (blog)
By Mary Jo Foley | July 1, 2011, 11:19am PDT Today, July 1, is the first day of Microsoft's fiscal 2012 year, and is also the day that some new cloud-focused licensing changes from the company commence. Mary Jo Foley has covered the tech industry for ...
Zynga S-1 highlights cloud as competitive advantage — Cloud ...
By Derrick Harris
When done right, cloud computing actually can be a source of significant competitive advantage. So says Zynga, at least, which highlighted its unique cloud infrastructure, as well as its advanced analytics efforts, as part of its core ...
GigaOM — Tech News, Analysis...
Amazon Slashes Cloud Data Transfer Fees « Data Center Knowledge
By Rich Miller
On Thursday Amazon Web Services announced that it was eliminating fees for inbound data transfer (uploads) and reducing fees for outbound data transfer (delivery). Here's a roundup of analysis and commentary from around the Web.
Data Center Knowledge
In Cloud Pursuit, Dimension Data Acquires Opsource by www ...
By THN News
(The Hosting News) – Opsource has been acquired by Dimension Data, the company announced in a press release on Thursday. With the transaction, Dimension.
Five tips for controlling the cloud | TechRepublic
By Sundar Raghavan
By following a few practical tips and defining the right management process, you can gain the control you need to make your cloud solutions successful.
on TechRepublic
StratoGen Sees Growth Accelerate In Private Cloud Deployments ...
By David Marshall
StratoGen today reported an 82% growth in private cloud deployments in the 2nd quarter as organisations focused on moving their entire IT infrastructure to the cloud. Despite the recent high profile outages of some cloud providers, ... - Virtualization Technolog..
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