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Rackspace Hosting, the rare high-tech IPO these days and a chi-chi cloud purveyor at that, failed to hold up its end after it debuted Friday in a Dutch auction and dropped 20% to $10.01 from its offering price of $12.50, the low end of its $12-$16 range. Fifteen million shares were sol...
Google’s Gmail fell over and died Monday, serving up only a temporary 502 error message to both free and paid accounts and bringing life as they know it to a grinding halt for a lot of people – including Google corporate.
Nvidia fiscal Q2 revenues were down and that’s why it lost $120.9 million, 22 cents a share, in the second quarter. Well, that and the $198 million one-time charge it took to cover costs stemming from those previously admitted defective notebook chips coupled with – its CEO said – ...
As cloud computing becomes more commonplace, creating a secure method to bridge the gap between existing data centers and remote sources of compute capacity is being more and more important. The ability to efficiently and securely tap into remote cloud resources is one of the most impo...
Cloud Computing, in its current incarnation, falls short on its promise to make computing as a whole as simple as plugging an application into a utility service. The “cloud” model initially has focused on making the hardware layer consumable as on-demand compute and storage capacity. T...
Discussions around the impact of cloud computing frequently center on services - software as a service, infrastructure as a service, everything as a service. In the "there is never anything new under the sun" camp, these were similar to conversations in by-gone years about centrex vs. ...
Jungle Disk announced that the Jungle Disk Workgroup Edition, an online storage and file sharing solution for teams and businesses, has been released out of beta. Jungle Disk products are safe, secure, cost effective and simple solutions for online storage and back-up to the Amazon S3 ...
rPath announced CipherOptics has selected rBuilder and the rPath Appliance Platform to build and maintain its encryption key server application, Key Authority Point. rBuilder is a development platform that simplifies and automates the creation of hardware and virtual appliances. The rP...
Nirvanix announced that it is powering Silicon Mountain Holdings' embeddable OEM software suite for companies seeking to extend their storage products' reach with a global online backup and file sharing service complement. This announcement further attests to Nirvanix's continued growt...
Viyya Technologies announced a strategic partnership with Xandros. The agreement gives Xandros exclusive rights to bundle Viyya technology with Xandros' custom OEM solutions to meet the needs of the growing number of users of Linux-based internet connected desktop and mobile devices.
Cloud Computing offers significant benefits over traditional solutions for deploying production systems as well as for conducting development and testing activities. This session will distill the unique characteristics of clouds and describe how to best think about deployments in the c...
Morph Labs has announced a web application support program designed for iPhone developers. The Morph program brings together resources for iPhone web application developers and allows them to build applications and deploy them to the Morph AppSpace service, a fully managed environment ...
Bluewolf, a Software-as-a Service (SaaS) consulting firm, launched the first support program for SaaS applications, such as Salesforce, that combines advanced administrative support with new custom software development.
A person or persons unknown has upset Dell’s plans to trademark the nebulous buzzword “Cloud Computing.” On Tuesday the US Patent and Trademark Office suddenly yanked the so-called “notice of allowance” that gave Dell the mark but didn’t register it.
Axceleon, a company involved in high performance cloud computing solutions for computational grids, clusters and render farms, announced the introduction of its new global workflow, pipeline and "seamless rendering" product named CloudFuzion.
Virtualization has fostered a new generation of cloud services, enabling organizations to run a wide range of applications in the cloud. However, the value of cloud services will only be fully realized when organizations can take their existing application workloads, easily deploy them...
The demand for storage has increased exponentially, placing significant stress on current "in house" storage architectures and costly overcapacity build-outs. Factoring in pressures of power, space, large capital expenditures, global performance, and availability issues, companies are ...
With the transition to online services, unexpected peak loads can lead to system failure, loss of data, performance issues and more. Cloud computing aims to address these challenges by providing on-demand compute resources. However, the current infrastructure of existing applications w...
The world's first journal devoted to the delivery of massively scalable IT resources as a service has been launched by SYS-CON Media, the latest in a series of leading-edge additions to its 25-plus stable of online and print publications such as Web 2.0 Journal, AJAX & RIA Journal, Ope...
Cloud technologies offer many benefits over traditional IT systems, especially when managing the size and vastness of unstructured data and unpredictable growth in IT environments. But when does it make sense to adopt cloud technologies and migrate a set of your IT services to the clou...
The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office has reversed course on its earlier move to grant Dell trademark rights to the term "cloud computing." Dell received a preliminary notice on July 8 saying it could have the trademark, but it was withdrawn on Thursday.
Microsoft has taken another step into its cloud computing future, revealing that it will no longer ship retail versions of its Money Plus personal finance package. Instead, the product will move to "100 percent online distribution" and will be updated when required, not on the previous...
As Michael Phelps and other members of Team USA look to make history at the Olympics this week, the U.S. Olympic Committee expects fans to mob its Web site, seeking news and video from Beijing. To ensure that there are no glitches, the site is using AT&T 's new utility computing servic...
Wall Street gave a nod to cloud computing as San Antonio, Texas-based Rackspace Hosting on Friday opened for trading on the New York Stock Exchange following its initial public offering, Thursday.
Vaulthouse has launched its flagship product aimed at companies that deal with insurance claims. ClaimAble is an innovative claims management solution based on the Adobe AIR framework, enabling a desktop-like experience to be delivered over the web.
For nearly as long as the internet has been around there have been private subnetworks called the darknets. These private, covert and often secret networks were typically formed as decentralized groups of people engaged in the sharing of information, computing resources and communicati...
AT&T broke into the cloud business Tuesday with the “global launch” of what it calls AT&T Synaptic Hosting and describes as a next-generation utility computing service with managed networking, security and storage for businesses. It’s talking about a complete pay-as-you-go turnkey host...
Yahoo, HP and Intel are going to do cloud research together using a global, multi-data center, open source Cloud Computing Test Bed bigger than anything put together for such a purpose before, they said. The whole testbed could potentially scale to 24,000 cores, 18 terabytes of memory ...
In an internal e-mail leaked to Ars Technica, Apple CEO Steve Jobs admitted that MobileMe, Apple’s panned flirtation with the cloud, was launched prematurely and was “not up to Apple’s standards.” Remember? Even the Apple-loving Walt Mossberg over at the Wall Street Journal branded it ...
Antivirus software on your personal computer could become a thing of the past thanks to a new "cloud computing" approach to malicious software detection developed at the University of Michigan.
Zeus Technology, a leading provider of application delivery controller software announced that ZXTM (Zeus Extensible Traffic Manager) has been selected by NTractive as part of its infrastructure to manage its hybrid web application, Elements SBM.
Dell, it appears, put in its papers with the US Patent and Trademark Office in March of last year to trademark the buzzword “Cloud Computing.” Its application quietly passed through the Opposition Stage a few months ago unopposed and thus it is now at the point that it’s been allowed b...
In the last couple of months I've been getting increasingly aware of "Cloud Thinking." It's seriously interesting to me. As far as I can tell, all three of the big tech companies I know best, Microsoft, Sun and Dell, seem to be betting a lot of their future on The Cloud. It was even ju...
There hasn't been a PowerPC-based computer since Apple abandoned the dingus and bolted to Intel, a move that did wonders for Apple's volumes. Now a Mountain View start-up called CherryPal is about to introduce a $249 Debian-based desktop that's about the size of a dime store paperback ...
Microsoft Corp. expects a 'substantial portion' of revenue from its core business services division to come from online applications in the next few years, the new head of that division, Stephen Elop, said Wednesday.
Viyya Technologies Inc., a developer and marketer of advanced web-based content management applications, announced a strategic partnership with Xandros, Inc., the leading provider of custom OEM Linux solutions, next-generation Linux desktop and server products, and advanced cross-platf...
DataSynapse, Inc., a world leader in dynamic application service management software for the next-generation data center, today announced the results of a market survey which cited High Performance Computing edging out Virtualization as the most important IT initiative over the next 12...
A new beta test of a document translation service called Google Translation Center is being launched this week. Users will be able to upload a document and request translations into over 40 languages. You can choose between professional or volunteer translators. If the translator accep...
ELASTRA Corporation, the leading provider of software for configuring, deploying and managing complete application systems in public and private compute clouds, today announced it has closed $12 million in Series B financing. The round was led by Bay Partners, with new participation fr...
SuccessFactors announced the delivery of five new capabilities integrated with the Google Apps suite of communication and collaboration products and other tools. The integration of SuccessFactors Performance and Talent Management suite with the products from Google enables companies of...


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