These Data Centers are at the Center of the Cloud 

Microsoft Quincy Data Center

You can access a larger version here. People thought that our previous post on this topic was helpful, so we wanted to provide some more insight. We have been looking into the physical side of the cloud– the data centers that Amazon, Google, Microsoft and others use to host the infrastructure that powers our applications. […]

The top five cloud stories for the week of Dec 6 

This week in the cloud: BitTorrent Sync doubles users in a single month, Microsoft  moves to reassure foreign governments and businesses over its security, SaaS dominates New Zealand spending, Google Cloud Compute goes live, AWS Certified professionals get Stackdriver free for 6 months.   BitTorrent Sync doubles users in a single month – VentureBeat This […]

The top five cloud stories for the week of November 22 

This week in the cloud: Windows Azure gaining 1,000 customers a day, AWS worth $50 billion by 2015, cloud computing beats Moore’s law, AWS re:Invent presentation: DevOps Nirvana, cloud computing in China.     Windows Azure Gaining 1,000 Customers Per Day – Information Week In this article written by Charles Babcock, we learn how Microsoft […]

The top five cloud stories for the week of November 1 

This week in the cloud: Microsoft works to resolve Microsoft Azure compute issues, Dropbox hires another Facebook alum, IBM shutters SmartCloud Enterprise platform, the U.S. governments enlists Google, Red Hat and Oracle to help on Obamacare’s website, Google’s Eric Schmidt offers cloud computing tips.   Microsoft works to resolve Windows Azure compute issue – ZDNet […]

The top five cloud stories for the week of October 11 

This week in the cloud: IBM focuses on SoftLayer for its cloud infrastructure, the battle between OpenStack and AWS, Microsoft builds an Azure Cloud for the government, Dome9 makes it easier to understand AWS Security, AWS launches AWS Activate.   IBM says it’s tapping SoftLayer for more of its cloud biz – GigaOM The Big […]

The top five cloud stories for the week of September 27 

This week in the cloud: difficulties in the UK to hire cloud experts, another VMware executive leaves the company, AWS CloudFormation presents new templates for building RDS read replicas, the U.S. government moves its data to the cloud, Oracle and Microsoft work together on Azure Cloud. Big data, cloud computing experts hard to hire, bosses […]

The top five cloud stories for the week of September 13 

This week in the cloud: Rackspace hires a new Chief Customer Officer, Dropbox further promotes its business angle, Microsoft targets scientists with Windows Azure research, how Steve Jobs helped to invent cloud computing and how to detect noisy neighbors in your cloud environment.   Rackspace Appoints Chief Customer Officer to Grow International Presence – The […]

Top 5 Cloud News Stories this Week 

This week in the cloud: positive data for AWS and Dell, Azure goes to the Far-East, VMware to launch IaaS and new features for Route 53 users.

Top Cloud News Stories for the Week of May 10 

1. Debian Linux Will Serve As The Default OS For Google Compute Engine | TechCruch Google have chosen Debian as their default OS for GCE; their new Infrastructure-as-a-Service platform. Experts say that their choice is based on the other main options – Red Hat and Ubuntu requiring payment when used, as well as cultural similarities and Debian’s […]

Microsoft Azure for Cloud Novices 

I recently published an article comparing the ease of use of Amazon’s EC2 and Rackspace ‘Cloud Servers’. The strong reaction it got made me realize the importance of ease of use when comparing cloud vendors – many of their customers may not be tech savvy. To that end, I tried out Microsoft Azure today to expand the comparison. Although I can’t speak to other aspects like functionality or reliability, Microsoft have clearly built Azure with the user in mind – this is definitely the easiest to use IaaS vendor I have tried so far.