Cloud Computing News & Insights


Hadoop on Windows Azure Moves Forward in Microsoft's Embrace of Big Data

Microsoft this week released the first public preview of its Hadoop on Windows Azure service, called HDInsight.

IBM Seeking Acquisition of IaaS Provider

IBM may be looking to acquire a major infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS) provider, according to published reports.

IBM's Cloud Offerings Officially Go OpenStack

On Monday IBM announced that the company is aligning all of its cloud infrastructure offerings around the open source OpenStack initiative.

Red Hat Embraces Big Data, Contributes Hadoop Plug-In

Red Hat Inc. last week announced the contribution of its Hadoop plug-in to the Apache open source community.

App Management Added to Amazon Web Services

Amazon yesterday launched a new app management service aimed at developers wanting to automate the deployment, scaling and modeling of application creation.

Zend Releases New IDE and Web App Server for PHP

Zend Technologies on Tuesday announced the general availability of Zend Server 6 and version 10 of its Zend Studio IDE.

Agile Development Tool for Visual Studio Released

A new cloud-based offering from Skytap aims to aid in agile development and testing processes for Visual Studio developers.

Red Hat's ManageIQ Extends Cloud Management

Red Hat on Tuesday said it has closed the $104 million deal announced last month during the holidays with ManageIQ.

High-Memory Cluster Instances Added to Amazon's EC2

Amazon Web Services announced that its EC2 cloud infrastructure can now support high-memory cluster instances for larger processing jobs.

Java PaaS Provider Expands Partner Ecosystem

Java Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) provider CloudBees is expanding its partner ecosystem with a new Services Partner Program, which offers new support for system integrators (SIs), Web designers and software development consultants.

EMC-VMware Spinoff Combines Spring, Gemfire, Cloud Foundry under Maritz

EMC Corporation this week confirmed rumors that former VMware chief exec Paul Maritz, now EMC chief strategy officer, will lead a new corporate spinoff that will manage products from several divisions.

10gen Offers MongoDB Cloud Subscription

10gen, the creator and chief commercial sponsor of the open-source MongoDB NoSQL database, has announced a new Cloud Subscription version of the database.

Red Hat Unveils Enterprise Version of OpenShift PaaS

Red Hat today launched a new version of its OpenShift cloud computing Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) packaged for enterprise consumption.

Cloud Foundry Now Offering PaaS Interoperability

VMware-sponsored Cloud Foundry announced this week it has moved to simplify its effort to provide PaaS interoperability with the introduction of Cloud Foundry Core.

VMware Unveils GemFire 7.0 In-Memory Data Platform

VMware has launched the latest version of its in-memory data platform, vFabric GemFire 7.0, which offers new features aimed at making it easier for Java developers to build apps that process massive volumes of data and scale within the cloud.

Continuuity Targets Developers with Big Data AppFabric

Continuuity Inc. this week announced Big Data AppFabric, consisting of big data application development tools and an application runtime platform running in the cloud.

IBM Voices Support for PaaS at Cloud Forum

IBM emphasized Platform as a Service (PaaS) as the next frontier for enterprise cloud computing at its annual Cloud Innovation Forum in New York last week.

Precog Launches Beta Platform Aimed at Big Data Developers

Precog recently announced the launch of its big data infrastructure platform in public beta, aiming to simplify the capture, storage and analysis of large amounts of data by developers through the use of cloud-based APIs.

Alfresco ECM Launches Open Cloud API for Mobile Apps

Alfresco has released a new open API for its cloud-based Enterprise Content Management (ECM) platform, Alfresco in the Cloud.

AT&T and IBM Unveil Joint Enterprise Cloud Services

IBM and AT&T said they are getting together to offer their shared customers cloud services that use IBM's compute and storage infrastructure, and network connectivity provided by AT&T.

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