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Amazon Web Services Adds SQL Server to Virtual Private Cloud

Amazon Web Services (AWS) announced that its Virtual Private Cloud (VPC) service is now supporting Amazon RDS for SQL Server.

Polyglot PaaS Provider AppFog Acquires Nodester

Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) company AppFog today announced the acquisition of Nodester, provider of a PaaS based on the open source Node.js server-side JavaScript development environment.

Java PaaS Provider CloudBees Grows Its Ecosystem

CloudBees has added six vendors to its partner ecosystem, adding new services the company says will fill more holes in the road for Java jocks rolling toward the cloud.

OpenStack Preview Released

The Technology Preview of Red Hat's OpenStack software was released this week.

Private Cloud Software Released by Rackspace

Rackspace has made available free software for the purpose of building private clouds based on the same platform that runs the company's cloud hosting service.

AppFog Partners with Rackspace To Support OpenStack

Platform-as-a-Service provider AppFog recently announced it has joined with cloud hoster Rackspace to make it possible for its users to deploy apps on the OpenStack-based Rackspace cloud.

Nimbula Adds Hadoop to Private Cloud

Nimbula is now offering what it claims is the first Apache Hadoop-based distribution designed to process Big Data in private clouds.

Rackspace Expands Support for the OpenStack Platform

Racskpace announced that as of August 1, its Cloud Servers and its Rackspace Cloud Databases now run on the OpenStack platform.

HP Releases Cloud Object Storage to Public

Hewlett-Packard announced on Wednesday that customers can purchase the company's HP Cloud Object Storage and CDN.

Amazon Releases AWS Cloud Security Practices

Last week the company submitted a 42-page document detailing security policies for Amazon Web Services (AWS).

Rackspace Launches SaaS Marketplace

Rackspace launched its Cloud Tools Marketplace this week, which aims to let its customers find and subscribe to any number of SaaS offerings.

DevOps Automation Provider Adds Auto Deployment

On Wednesday DevOps automation company Electric Cloud announced an upcoming new application deployment solution for enterprises, ElectricDeploy.

Rackspace Exec: OpenStack Will Prevail in Fragmented Market

A new survey commissioned by Rackspace shows 86 percent see portability as a key consideration when choosing a cloud service provider.

Google Announces IaaS Cloud Offering

Google announced at its annual Google I/O developer conference that it will offer an Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) cloud.

Red Hat to Provide Java EE-based EAP 6 in OpenShift PaaS, Announces Plans for 'Supported' OpenShift

Red Hat is now providing its Java EE-based JBoss Enterprise Application Platform 6.0 (EAP 6) in the developer preview of its free OpenShift Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) environment.

'Publish to the Cloud' Plugin Available for Java Devs Deploying on Azure

GigaSpaces Technologies has added its support to the Windows Azure Plugin for Eclipse with Java project with the contribution of a "publish to the cloud" wizard.

Open Source Developer Survey: Java Still on Top, Mobile Hot, Cloud Not

There are some surprising findings in The Eclipse Foundation's annual survey of developers about their usage of open source tools.

Microsoft Outlines Massive Azure Additions

Microsoft's Windows Azure platform will be receiving support for both Linux and IaaS, and is refocusing its cloud offering as a hybrid product.

HP Extending Cloud Support to Amazon Web Services

Hewlett-Packard announced this week that it is extending links to Amazon Web Services EC2 as well as its own forthcoming HP Cloud service.

Red Hat Unveils Hybrid Cloud Management Platform

Red Hat today announced the general availability of Red Hat CloudForms, a new open source, hybrid cloud platform aimed at heterogeneous enterprise environments.

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