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OpenStack Company Piston Adds Virtual Desktop Infrastructure

Piston Cloud Computing is the first OpenStack-based company to embrace virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI).

Oracle's Hurd to Spell out New 'Customer Experience' Product Strategy

Oracle is planning to build on its acquisitions of companies such as ATG, Fatwire and RightNow with a new product strategy centered around "customer experience."

Google's Revamped Data-Sharing Could Apply to Government After All

Google isn't likely to track users or mine data, but apparently its privacy language doesn't actually preclude it.

Don't Expect a Kinder, Gentler Oracle After Sales Executive's Departure

Oracle customers hoping that the pending departure of a top company executive will help pave the way for a kinder, gentler sales culture may be engaged in...

Rackspace Exec Warns of Amazon Lock-in

Customers of Amazon Web Services may be unknowingly locking their data and computational logic in with the popular cloud service, making it difficult to move or...

Bitcasa Cloud Service Launches Public Beta

Bitcasa, a consumer cloud services startup, launched a public beta of its unlimited cloud storage service on Wednesday.

Salesforce.com Buys Corporate 'perks' Software Vendor ChoicePass

Salesforce.com has acquired ChoicePass, a Web company that offers companies services for providing employees with perks and discounts at local businesses.

Eucalyptus Moves to GitHub

Eucalyptus Systems has updated its IaaS (infrastructure as a platform) cloud computing software so that computing jobs may be started more easily.

Cloud Failures Cost More Than $70 Million Since 2007, Researchers Estimate

A total of 568 hours of downtime at 13 well-known cloud services since 2007 had an economic impact of more than US$71.7 million dollars, an industry group says.

SAP Looking to Create 'distinguished Engineers' for Its HANA Database

SAP is creating a new program that seeks to anoint consultants as "distinguished engineers" working with its HANA in-memory database platform, the company...

10 Questions for OwnCloud CFO Dan Curtis

OwnCloud manages an open-source project that supports firms hosting their own cloud storage on the premises or remotely, for data and file syncing, sharing, and viewing.

Canon to Launch Augmented-Reality Platform Based on Head-Mounted Displays

Canon said Monday it will launch a new augmented-reality platform that uses head-mounted displays to realistically project virtual images onto real backgrounds.

Salesforce.com Upgrades Force.com With Mobile, Database Gifts for Developers

Salesforce.com is rolling out a number of upgrades to its Force.com platform in conjunction with the Summer '12 update to the vendor's cloud CRM (customer...

VMware Patches Arbitrary Code Execution Flaw in Desktop, Server Virtualization Products

Virtualization software vendor VMware has released security patches for its Workstation, Player, Fusion, ESXi and ESX products in order to address two...

SPEC Extends Benchmarks to Cloud Measurements

The Standard Performance Evaluation Corporation (SPEC), well known for its computer system benchmarks, is planning to extend its testing methodology to measure...