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Cloud Security Alliance's Call for Gov. Surveillance Transparency

A recent roundtable discussion hosted by the CSA discussed how both customers and providers are calling for more insight on federal data collecting programs like PRISM.

Database Startup GenieDB Bringing MySQL to the Cloud

Distributed database startup GenieDB added to the burgeoning “as-a-Service” market this week with the release of a MySQL-based Database-as-a-Service (DBaaS).

Google App Engine 1.8.2 Released

Among the improvements in version 1.8.2 is an update of the Google Plugin For Eclipse.

IBM and Pivotal To Support the Cloud Foundry Open Source PaaS Project

IBM this week said it is backing the VMware-launched Cloud Foundry initiative.

Java PaaS Firm CloudBees Acquires Data Integrator FoxWeave

Java Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) company CloudBees today announced the acquisition of FoxWeave, a provider of a cloud-based data integration platform of the same name.

Microsoft & Azul to Build OpenJDK for Azure

The new distro will be freely distributed and licensed under the GNU General Public License version 2.

Study: Poor End User Experience Is Top Cloud Concern

Cloud bottlenecks affecting user experience is a major concern when looking into cloud solutions.

Red Hat & Google Partner on Open Source Java Framework for Cloud Apps

The goal of CapeDwarf is an implementation of the Google App Engine (GAE) API that allows Java developers to deploy their applications on Red Hat's JBoss Application Server (JBoss AS) unmodified.

Oracle, Salesforce.com Strike Cloud 'Strategic Partnership'

Salesforce.com CEO Marc Benioff and Oracle CEO Larry Ellison held a joint webcast last week to say they have formed a "strategic partnership."

Stratus Developing Fault-Tolerant Offering for OpenStack

High-availability computing software and hardware maker Stratus announced a new product designed to enable fault-tolerant operations in OpenStack clouds.

Microsoft Partnering with Oracle To Extend Java Support

Microsoft and Oracle today outlined a new partnership to support all of Oracle's key software offerings including Java on Microsoft's Windows Server line.

Big Data Product Watch 6/20/13: Big Players Weigh In

On the verge of the 6th Annual Hadoop Summit, the Big Data space is awash with recent product announcements from vendors big and small.

IBM Acquiring Cloud Service Provider SoftLayer

IBM announced on Tuesday it is acquiring SoftLayer, the large privately held Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) provider.

Java PaaS Provider Jelastic Updates Platform

Java-based Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) provider Jelastic has released a new version of its cloud hosting platform.

CA Extends Cloud Push with Layer 7 Acquisition

CA has announced that it has acquired Layer 7, whose secure API offering will bolster its identity and access management suite, which includes SiteMinder, with the aim of providing added cloud security services.

Windows Azure SDK for Ruby Released

Microsoft has released the Windows Azure SDK for Ruby, and provided tools and guidance as well.

Red Hat Rebrands JBoss App Server 'WildFly'

Red Hat has officially rechristened the JBoss Application Server (JBossAS) project "WildFly," a name selected by members of the JBoss.org open source community in a special election in late 2012.

Xamarin Announces Mobile Cloud Testing Service

Xamarin Inc. announced this week a new product called Xamarin Test Cloud at its first Evolve Conference in Austin, Texas.

Red Hat Launches OpenStack Distro, Partner Network

Red Hat on Monday announced a new community-supported distribution of OpenStack running on Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL), Fedora, and their derivatives, called "RDO."

Java PaaS Provider Pushes App Changes through the Cloud

Java Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) provider CloudBees has announced Continuous Cloud Delivery (CCD).

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