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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).

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.

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