While cloud computing and virtualization, along with a focus on small and midsize businesses, are expected to be major trends at this year's VMworld show, the virtual desktop infrastructure players are looking to make some news this week as well.
Amazon has opened up a market for archival storage in the clouds, analysts say, one that others have tried but gave up on.
As consolation, Joyent is offering customers the free use of one of the company's SmartMachines for one year.
Two of the bigger names in cloud computing -- VMware and Rackspace -- have each released today low-cost or free trial versions of their cloud offerings.
The ACLU and Facebook both weigh in on case of deputy sheriff who says he was fired over politics.
Cloud computing has taken some heat this week.
Talk to Dan Schoenbaum, the newly announced CEO of enterprise collaboration company Teambox, and he'll tell you the market for applications that let workers share files using cloud-based tools, collaborate instantaneously and access the software anywhere is ripe to take off.
The official social media accounts of several Major League Baseball teams were compromised Thursday, leading to some embarrassing messages appearing on the Facebook and Twitter accounts.
Google's new IaaS cloud boasts strong compute performance but lacks the breadth of features in Amazon Web Services' 4-year-old Elastic Compute Cloud, according to one industry analyst's side-by-side comparison of the services.
Netflix has released Chaos Monkey, which it uses internally to test the resiliency of its Amazon Web Services cloud computing architecture.
The Olympics happen every two years, but according to media watchers and IT professionals, the impact of the Olympics on communications traffic globally from this year's games could be more significant than any in the 116-year history of the modern games.
It's one of the most important documents you sign when starting a cloud deployment with a public vendor: your service-level agreement (SLA).
Amazon Web Services has submitted an entry to the Cloud Security Alliance's Security, Trust & Assurance Registry (STAR), a move that sheds some light into the security features of its IaaS cloud offering.
Microsoft says its Azure cloud has more than 4 trillion objects stored in it, a fourfold increase from a year ago.
Recent cloud and tablet announcements by Microsoft and Google seem to put Amazon directly in the crosshairs of two powerhouses.