Cloud Computing

Oracle To Turn Focus on Cloud with Next Major WebLogic Update

Oracle this week announced the forthcoming availability of Oracle WebLogic Server 12c, a major update of the company's WebLogic app server and the cornerstone of its Cloud Application Foundation.

Why Telcos Won't Rule the Cloud

There is a common belief that the future of IaaS clouds will be dominated by telcos. That belief is wrong for many reasons.

Microsoft's Office 365, SkyDrive Get Major Updates

Two of Microsoft's cloud-based services, Office 365 and SkyDrive, underwent significant updates on Tuesday.

Joyent Joins VMware's 'Community Leads' To Support Cloud Foundry

Joyent has signed on to VMware's Community Leads program to lend its Node.js expertise to that company's Cloud Foundry project.

Fujitsu Bundles Microsoft's Azure Services for Hybrid Cloud Offering

Fujitsu this week launched a hybrid cloud offering that lets enterprises tie apps running on-premises to those running on Microsoft's Windows Azure service.

Microsoft Defines Its Cloud Terms at Investor Event

An executive within Microsoft's Server and Tools division gave investors some perspective on Microsoft's cloud vision on Monday, at the CLSA Asia USA Forum in San Francisco.

Cloud Provider mindSHIFT To Be Acquired by Best Buy

Consumer tech retailing giant Best Buy has agreed to buy IT outsourcer and cloud provider mindSHIFT Technologies for $167 million.

Report: General Motors To Switch from Lotus Notes to Google Apps

According to a report published Friday by The Wall Street Journal, Google has inked a deal with General Motors Corp. to move the automaker's 100,000 employees to the cloud-based Google Apps suite.

Standards Group Releases Cloud 'Roadmap' for Government

To encourage U.S. government agencies to adopt cloud computing technologies, the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has issued a "roadmap" draft for public comment.

Transforming Private Clouds

Maintaining control and security are essential when building out virtualized datacenters.

V-Commander Takes Charge of Private Clouds

Embotics combines all the bells and whistles in one slick, easy-to-use private cloud package.

Virtualization with the vSphere Storage Appliance

Shared storage is one of the main enablers of enterprise features in virtualization.

Mainframe Clouds Roll In

More and more x86 workloads are returning to the big box. It makes perfect sense, too, as it's the big box where the cloud had been conceived decades ago.

Enough with the Truth Already: A Cloud Conversation with Jon Toigo

You want a piece of Jon Toigo? Be my guest.

TAKE 5: Cloud Security Solutions That Caught My Eye

The variety of cloud security strategies leaves users with interesting and diverse choices.

Citrix Announces Slew of Cloud, Desktop Virtualization Products

Citrix Systems rolled out several new products on Wednesday during its Synergy partner conference in Barcelona.

Microsoft, Amazon Offer SQL Server 2012 Testing in the Cloud

A collaboration between Microsoft and Amazon would allow developers to test SQL Server 2012, previously code-named "Denali," in Amazon's Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2).

What Drives VMware CTO Stephen Herrod? Customers, Challenges, The Cloud

A Q&A with the tech chief on what keeps the company looking above the cloud.

Zend Announces PHP Cloud

Zend Technologies recently rolled out, a platform and partner ecosystem aimed at facilitating the development and delivery of PHP-based Web apps.

Oracle To Acquire RightNow

Oracle announced today pans to purchase RightNow Technologies Inc. for $1.5 billion.

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