Cloud Computing News & Insights

Amazon Comes Clean on Cloud Outage

A detailed postmortem explaining Amazon Web Service's massive outage last week that crippled numerous sites was released on Friday.

Dell's Boomi Adds Java Message Service to Integration Cloud

Dell just announced an update to its recently acquired Boomi software that will include Java Message Service (JMS) connectors for middleware products.

VMware Launches Cloud Foundry as First 'Open' PaaS

VMware announced the launch of Cloud Foundry, which the company is touting as the as the first "open platform as a service" (PaaS), on Tuesday.

Three Vendors Team Up To Launch OpenStack Demos

Dell, Equinix and Rackspace today launched a demo of the environment available for service providers and enterprise customers to test cloud-based apps running atop the OpenStack platform.

SCCVM 2012 Test Release To Get Server App-V for Windows Azure Beta

Microsoft's Server Application Virtualization tool for Windows Azure was included in System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2012 beta 2, released earlier this week.

Amazon Appstore Opens, Without AT&T Support

The Amazon Appstore for Android is officially open for business.

VMware Buys Visual, Java-Based Cloud Development Platform

Virtualization vendor VMware recently announced the acquisition of WaveMaker, a San Francisco-based provider of a graphical development platform for Java-based Web and cloud applications.'s Service Cloud Goes for Social Media recently announced its Service Cloud app will offer native Facebook integration and other social media tracking and scoring tools.

CIO Panel: Moving Data to Cloud Doesn't Change Ownership

A recent panel of defense and civilian agency CIOs discussed the notion that moving applications to the cloud computing does not mean giving up control of the data -- as long as you get a guarantee in writing.

Amazon Launches Bulk E-mail Service

Add transactional e-mail hosting and distribution to the list of services offered by Amazon Web Services.

Amazon Web Services Reaches Out To Developers

Amazon Web Services this week took a significant step forward in making it easier for developers to deploy its apps to the company's widely used cloud services.

Open Source Java ESB Upgrade Adds DevOps, Cloud Features

Mule ESB 3.1 adds new orchestration features, a new management console and new collaborative capabilities.

Rackspace Acquires Cloudkick

Rackspace Hosting today said it has acquired Cloudkick, a two-year old startup that offers tools to manage multiple cloud services.

Rackspace Launches Managed Cloud Service

Rackspace Hosting is looking to make cloud computing appealing to a broader set of customers that might not have the resources or acumen to manage systems and apps in the cloud.

Java PaaS Provider CloudBees Acquires Stax

Java Platform as a Service (PaaS) company CloudBees has acquired Stax Networks, the two companies disclosed this week.

Salesforce To Acquire Ruby PaaS Heroku CEO Mark Benioff sees Cloud 2.0 on the horizon, and he believes that Ruby will be its lingua franca. Announces Multi-Platform Enterprise Cloud Database

Billing it as the first database for the cloud, today is announcing, targeted at next-generation enterprise apps.

Red Hat Acquires Makara To Build Cloud Platform Services

Red Hat today said it has acquired Makara, a provider of software that will help the open source software provider accelerate the build-out its cloud services.

CollabNet Launches ScrumWorks Pro into the Cloud

In mid-November CollabNet announced ScrumWorks Pro 4.5, an Agile project management tool that can be hosted in the cloud.

6 More Cloud Platforms You Don't Know About (But Should)

Make sure you know all your options before you pick a cloud provider. Here's six more up-and-coming cloud computing platforms that should be on your radar.

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