Stories by Nancy Gohring

Big changes in store for the PaaS market

There's no doubt that the Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) market is crowded. In addition to the independent PaaS vendors, Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) providers like Amazon have gotten into the game, as have traditional enterprise technology vendors. They won't all survive.

Squeezing savings from the Cloud

Calculating the real ROI of Cloud apps requires the analysis of a lot of factors, and cutting corners on that process means you might not save money.

Cloud services can save you money - if you're careful

Calculating the real ROI of cloud apps requires the analysis of a lot of factors, and cutting corners on that process means you might not save money.

U.S. judge orders Motorola not to enforce Microsoft injunction in Germany

In an unusual case, a U.S. judge ruled on Wednesday that Motorola cannot enforce an injunction that would prevent Microsoft from selling Windows products in Germany, should a German court issue such an injunction next week.

Microsoft building new datacentre in Wyoming

Microsoft plans to build a new data center, this time in Cheyenne, Wyoming.

Larry Page letter highlights Google's conflicts

Google CEO Larry Page published a long public letter on Thursday that gives an update on the company's strategy and highlights some of the conflicts he faces after a year at the head of the company.

OpenStack Essex release is most stable yet, supporters say

The latest version of the cloud operating system OpenStack, known as Essex, will be released on Thursday, and supporters say that its stability should encourage larger deployments.

Citrix takes CloudStack to Apache, abandons OpenStack

Citrix has abandoned its Olympus OpenStack distribution and will focus instead on its open-source CloudStack operating system, which it has contributed as a project under the Apache Software Foundation.

Terremark launches private cloud offering

Terremark is offering enterprises a new private cloud service that includes the option to burst onto a public cloud.

Oracle, Google fail to reach settlement in Android lawsuit

Oracle and Google have failed to settle their intellectual property dispute and appear headed to court on April 16.

RIM earnings plummet; new CEO to consider licensing

Revenue and sales continue to shrink at Research In Motion as the company struggles to stay relevant before it launches a new smartphone platform.

Google and Oracle negotiate potential damages

In the runup to the trial date for their dispute over whether Google's Android mobile OS infringes on Oracle's Java patents, Google and Oracle are negotiating over potential damages.

DotCloud adds vertical scaling to its PaaS offering

DotCloud has become the latest platform-as-a-service provider to add features typically associated with infrastructure-as-a-service offerings, this time by enabling vertical scaling, the company said Tuesday.

HTC shutting down Sense backup services

HTC plans to shut down its HTCsense.com cloud backup services on April 30 in preparation for the launch of "new and improved services," it said on its website.

Facebook reportedly buys IBM patents

Facebook has reportedly acquired patents from IBM, a move that could help it shore up defenses against new patent infringement lawsuits ahead of its IPO.

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