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  • Q&A: Microsoft hybrid Cloud push promises benefits for IT, end users, pocketbook

    Brad Anderson, Microsoft vice-president of Windows Server and System Center, keynoted at the company's user conference TechEd North America 2013 this week, dishing out over a span of two hours a smorgasbord of new versions of platforms, most notably Windows Server, SQL Server, Visual Studio and System Center that encourage business use of Cloud services.

    05 June 13 18:25 Written by Tim Greene
  • Microsoft overhauls pricing for Azure Web services

    Microsoft is cutting prices for many of its Azure services and revamping how it charges for many of its services, the company said during its TechEd North America 2013 keynote.

    04 June 13 15:04 Written by Tim Greene
  • IBM buys SoftLayer as part of public cloud push

    IBM has signed an agreement to acquire SoftLayer Technologies, as it looks to accelerate the build-out of its public cloud infrastructure. The company is also forming a services division to back up the push.

    04 June 13 14:13 Written by Mikael Ricknäs
  • Get ready for a flood of new Hadoop apps

    The latest release of Apache Hadoop code includes a new workload management tool that backers of the project say will make it easier for developers to build applications for the big data platform.

    03 June 13 21:27 Written by Brandon Butler
  • Microsoft TechEd focuses IT pros on the 'Cloud OS'

    For the kickoff of Microsoft's annual North American TechEd conference, the company is urging administrators and IT professionals to think of it as the provider of the "Cloud OS."

    03 June 13 19:33 Written by Joab Jackson
  • TechEd: Microsoft preps system software for cloud usage

    Microsoft is updating a number of its IT infrastructure and development tools to work more seamlessly with its Azure hosted cloud services, including Windows Server, System Center, Visual Studio and SQL Server.

    03 June 13 13:35 Written by Joab Jackson
  • Zoho launches Pulse business social-network app

    Zoho is getting into the business social-networking game with a new product called Pulse, which also ties back to many of its other applications.

    30 May 13 16:07 Written by Chris Kanaracus
  • The Cloud goes global

    As competition in the Cloud computing market intensifies, some of the biggest players are looking beyond their domestic borders to gain an international advantage.

    29 May 13 20:12 Written by Brandon Butler
  • Liberty Reserve indicted for US$6 billion in money laundering

    The U.S. Department of Justice has indicted online payment processor Liberty Reserve for laundering US$6 billion in a series of global transactions, which the agency charges may be the largest international money laundering prosecution in history.

    28 May 13 20:01 Written by Joab Jackson
  • Japan's first cloud-based game console to cost US$5 per month

    A Japanese streaming content provider will launch the country's first cloud-based gaming console, a small modem-like device that plugs into a TV and offers subscription access to titles from US$5 per month.

    28 May 13 10:28 Written by Jay Alabaster
  • Public cloud shakeup: VMware in, Dell out, and OpenStack in limbo?

    It's been a busy week in the cloud. Dell ditched plans to build its own cloud and instead will work with partners, while focusing on private clouds. In an opposite move, VMware revealed its plans for how it will compete in the public cloud market.

    24 May 13 18:12 Written by Brandon Butler
  • IBM preps SmartCloud for real-time analytics

    Deploying an update of its DB2 database, IBM is pitching its SmartCloud infrastructure as a service (IaaS) for use in data reporting and analysis.

    23 May 13 20:34 Written by Joab Jackson