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Battle in the Clouds: Google, Microsoft Target Amazon

Recent cloud and tablet announcements by Microsoft and Google seem to put Amazon directly in the crosshairs of two powerhouses.

Facebook Touts Open Graph Versatility

In an effort to encourage broader use of its Open Graph protocol, Facebook has posted a number of examples of how the company used the Web standard to build its...

Virtualization Versus a Private Cloud

Since the mid 2000s one of the prevailing trends in the IT world has been to move networks, data, operating systems and servers into an environment where they are not tied to a specific piece of hardware.

VMware Acquiring Cloud Automation Vendor DynamicOps

Expanding beyond the delivery of software for its own cloud platform, VMware is acquiring DynamicOps for its heterogenous cloud management offerings.

The Long Life and Slow Death of the Virtual Server

Many people are discovering that virtual servers never die. Should we kill them?

Seven Practical Steps to Help You Run Your On-Premise Cloud Like a Business

Long regarded as "just" technology providers, IT organizations now are routinely called on to leverage infrastructure advances and virtualization in order to drive efficiencies, improve performance and transform business functions throughout the enterprise.

ERP Vendors Syspro, Unit4 Launch App Stores

The app store model popularized by Apple is gaining further adoption in the world of ERP (enterprise-resource-planning) software, with new stores announced this...

Cloud Adoption Pushes Storage Virtualization

Storage hypervisors are increasingly being used to virtualize storage hardware to allow for disparate infrastructures to be centrally managed.

The Long Death of Fat Clients

Web development and open standards have triumphed, while the JavaFX framework is merely a last gasp.

How NASA Helped Open-Source Cloud Computing Take Off

The government agency famous for Tang and memory foam has also fostered the development of open-source could computing.

Google Launches IaaS Compute Engine

Expanding its portfolio of cloud computing services, Google is launching an IaaS (infrastructure-as-a-service) package, called Google Compute Engine (GCE).

Salesforce.com Hit With Outage

Salesforce.com experienced system problems in a number of regions on Thursday, starting at 3:34 a.m. PDT, according to an online status page.

Red Hat CEO Jim Whitehurst Weighs in on Strategy, Oracle and Growth

Red Hat CEO Jim Whitehurst is coming up on his five-year anniversary at the helm, following his arrival in December 2007. Under Whitehurst's leadership, Red...

Google's App Engine Comes to Europe

Google has added the ability to run App Engine applications on a cluster located in Europe, in order to improve performance for local users, the company said at...

Survey: China to Replace Silicon Valley as Tech Innovation Hub

China is seen as the next global technology innovation center replacing Silicon Valley, according to results of KPMG Global Technology Innovation Survey released on Wednesday.