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    HP: Trying to stand out from the crowd in the DRaaS space

    James Bourne

    Back in September, Nirvanix announced to its customers that they had two weeks to move its data before the company went down the plughole. As the enterprise cloud storage provider waved the white flag, Gartner research director Kyle Hilgendorf noted in a blog post that the analyst house’s paper on cloud exit strategies was one of the least popular in the collection.

    About 3 days, 20 hours ago - 0 comments - Categories: DisasterRec, Enterprise, IaaS, Virtualization
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    After Google and Amazon slash their cloud prices, Microsoft follows suit

    James Bourne

    Microsoft has announced price cuts on its compute facility by up to 35% and its storage by up to 65%, days after Google and Amazon Web Services did likewise. Perhaps this is the least surprising news of the year – Amazon’s price cuts being the second least surprising. That said, everyone suspected Redmond’s cloud announcement wasn’t going to be just renaming Windows Azure to Microsoft Azure.

    About 2 weeks, 2 days ago - 0 comments - Categories: IaaS, Infrastructure, Microsoft, Storage, Vendors
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    Amazon responds to Google: You’ve slashed your prices – now here’s ours

    James Bourne

    Amazon Web Services has announced big price cuts across its cloud computing portfolio at an event in San Francisco – one day after rival Google did the same. Andy Jassy, AWS senior vice president, explained to delegates in his keynote speech that lowering prices was “not new” for AWS, laying out the company’s latest price drop.

    About 3 weeks, 2 days ago - 0 comments - Categories: Amazon, IaaS, Industry, Storage
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    Google slashes prices for cloud platform, throws down gauntlet to Amazon

    James Bourne

    Google has cut prices for its cloudy infrastructure across the board, aiming to “blend IaaS and PaaS” as well as change the outlook of the cloud pricing wars.

    About 3 weeks, 2 days ago - 0 comments - Categories: Developers, IaaS, Industry, PaaS
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    Oracle progresses its aggressive cloud strategy

    Ovum StraightTalk

    It hardly rains in Palm Springs, California. But there was a great deal of talk about clouds at Oracle’s recent CloudWorld analyst conference.

    About 3 weeks, 3 days ago - 0 comments - Categories: IaaS, PaaS, SaaS , Strategy
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    Why managed AWS isn't just about managing AWS

    LogicWorks

    Amazon Web Services (AWS) is like an F-16 Fighting Falcon. In the right hands it can be nimble, graceful, and extremely powerful. Not to mention that it often destroys other cloud platforms in a dogfight… However, an important part of the analogy is the understanding that the AWS fighter plane comes in a thousand pieces with “some assembly required.”

    About 3 weeks, 4 days ago - 0 comments - Categories: Amazon, Enterprise, IaaS
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    Telstra takes Cisco’s global cloud platform local in Australia

    Ovum StraightTalk

    Telstra and Cisco have announced a first-of-its-kind alliance that signals an inflexion point in the evolution of the global infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS) market. Even as Australia’s largest telco, Telstra has decided that the economies of scale required for sustainable success as an IaaS provider are beyond its means.

    About 1 month ago - 0 comments - Categories: IaaS, Vendors
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    Amazon Web Services turns eight: Highlights...and the future

    James Bourne

    Amidst the World Wide Web turning 25, a company in Seattle was having a little celebration of its own. On March 14 2006, Amazon Web Services (AWS) announced the launch of Amazon S3, described as “a simple storage service that offers software developers a highly scalable, reliable, and low-latency data storage infrastructure at very low costs.” To say the eight years which have passed since then have been a success is an understatement to say the least.

    About 1 month ago - 0 comments - Categories: Amazon, IaaS, PaaS, Research
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    IBM's cloud strategy: Will it become the best in the business?

    James Bourne

    IBM wants your cloudy dollars - and it's making an extremely aggressive play to be the market leader in enterprise cloud computing. But can it become the market leader? Does it have to be?

    About 1 month, 1 week ago - 0 comments - Categories: Feature, IaaS, Interview
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    Global cloud market will be worth $121bn by next year, report finds

    Ted Navarro

    A recent report from market research firm Markets and Markets reveals that the cloud market is expected to grow to $121 billion dollars by 2015: a 26% compound annual growth rate from the $37 billion value in 2010. A large proportion of the growth of the cloud services sector is being driven by rapid adoption of Software-as-a-service platforms, which are saving businesses on the cost of licensing, management, and deployment of software and hardware for productivity and collaboration.

    About 1 month, 2 weeks ago - 1 comment - Categories: Hype, IaaS, Research
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