Crisis in the clouds – what to do if your service provider goes bust
Like businesses across all sectors of the economy, cloud service providers are far from immune to the worst ravages of the recession. But when a provider does go bust, what happens to the businesses that have put their faith, money and resources in finding a suitable partner and are now threatened with losing services, resources and data as a result of their collapse?
Amazon announces S3 cloud storing two trillion objects
What’s the best way to put the kibosh on your competitor’s latest key cloud release? Make a statement loaded with braggadocio yourself, as Amazon has done by announcing that two trillion (2 x 10¹²) objects are now stored on its S3 cloud – a turnaround of 1.1m requests per second.
Microsoft fronts up for cloud battle with Infrastructure Services release
Microsoft has stepped up its cloud push by releasing Windows Azure Infrastructure Services this week, and pricing it in direct competition with Amazon Web Services (AWS). “Our announcement today is a significant step in our cloud computing strategy, which has been influenced directly by our discussions with customers and partners around the world,” wrote Bill Hilf, general manager of Windows Azure.
What are the top five cloud features every exec should know?
You don't have to be an IT expert, but knowing the key cloud attributes can make selling a migration to the cloud an easy business decision to make.
Gartner: cloud makes the IT world go round
The convergence of four IT forces – cloud, social, mobile and information – has formed what analyst house Gartner has described as a new “Nexus of Forces” which will become the paradigm for the future of IT.
Which of these lesser known storage services is right for you?
There are so many cloud storage services vying for your business that it can be seriously tough to decide on which is best.
6 things you should know before your move to the Cloud
Why are companies still making costly mistakes when it comes to implementing their cloud strategy? Marcie Terman highlights, once and for all, the six most important areas of risk to consider when making such a major step.
Megaupload case gathers steam as warrants deemed invalid
US case against Megaupload takes another blow this week as celebrities and industry leaders line up to lend their support.
Will CliQr end fears of cloud vendor lock-in?
As the Google I/O conference gets underway in San Francisco, a Google-backed start-up has launched a cloud solution which aims to eradicate vendor lock-in.
Is Google about to launch a new IaaS service?
Rumours are afoot that the internet giant is preparing to announce the launch of an expanded batch of cloud services.