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RHEL Now Available on Reserved Instances in Amazon's Cloud

Amazon Web Services has added the ability to run Red Hat Enterprise Linux as a Reserved Instance, which allows users to cut their costs, the company said on...

Can Open Source Save HP?

A bold new cloud offering built on open source -- with a subtle restructuring -- may plant the seeds for the future rescue of HP.

Megaupload Lawyers Ask for Judge to Restore Business

A U.S. judge should permanently dismiss a U.S. Department of Justice criminal case against file-sharing and storage website Megaupload, the company's attorney requested Friday.

Are Foreign Cloud Providers Exploiting Privacy Concerns?

Tech officials are warning House subcommittee members that foriegn cloud services providers are trying to exploit perceived weaknesses in privacy laws to drive business away from U.S. providers.

5 Tips for Making Your Cloud SLA Air-Tight

It's one of the most important documents you sign when starting a cloud deployment with a public vendor: your service-level agreement (SLA).

US Groups: Foreign Cloud Providers Marketing Against Privacy Concerns

Cloud computing services from outside the U.S. are trying to exploit perceived weaknesses in privacy laws to drive business away from U.S. providers, according...

Google Establishes Partner Program for Cloud Services

Following the best marketing practices of traditional IT firms, Google has launched a partner program to help third-party vendors use and sell Google cloud...

A Clearer View of Cloud Computing Security Now that the Haze is Gone

The cloud is here to stay because most organizations are looking to the cloud for "extension" -- the capability to take their business in new directions faster, rather than simply as a method of cost management.

Windows 8 Features That Will Benefit Businesses

The new OS will be released October 26. Here's how businesses will benefit from upgrading.

Amazon Opens up About Its Cloud Security Practices, Joins CSA Registry

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.

VMware to Acquire OpenFlow Pioneer Nicira for $1.26 Billion

Continuing its push to virtualize all aspects of the data center, VMware is acquiring software-defined networking firm Nicira for US$1.26 billion, the companies...

Beyond Dropbox: Security is Only Part of the Cloud's Problem

In light of Dropbox's latest security flaw, the cloud still has a ways to go before customers can trust it.

Shocker: Government Agency Drafts Sensible Cloud Computing Strategy

But Department of Defense's cloud plan could be at risk if it continues to rely on the same old IT contractors.

Dell's Cloud Plans Slip Behind Schedule

Dell announced an aggressive schedule last year to roll out cloud-based application services, but it now looks like the schedule was a little too aggressive.

Microsoft Sizes Up Its Cloud

Microsoft says its Azure cloud has more than 4 trillion objects stored in it, a fourfold increase from a year ago.