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  • Watch out, Oracle: Google tests cloud-based database

    Google has released an early version of a new type of database whose approach to data management will be revolutionary, according to an analyst who has studied the technology behind it.

  • SMBs more interested in cloud than big businesses? Just a myth, Forrester says

    Enterprises with at least 1,000 employees are more interested in cloud-based virtual servers than companies with fewer employees, Forrester Research says in a new report.

  • HP targets the cloud with new hardware

    HP has designed a new portfolio of hardware, software, and services, aimed at reducing costs and saving resource, particularly for businesses involved in Web 2.0, cloud and high-performance computing.

  • Yahoo seeks Hadoop boost with release of internal version

    To advance the adoption of the Hadoop technology for processing massive data sets, Yahoo will release a version of the software it has perfected to power many of its key sites and services.

  • Forrester Forum: Keep control of cloud computing

    The cloud computing business model is a threat to traditional information technology, but for end users, it carries a risk of "lock-in".

  • Greenplum spins 'Enterprise Data Cloud' vision

    Data warehousing vendor Greenplum on Monday rolled out its "Enterprise Data Cloud" initiative, a long-term product and methodology strategy meant to further the idea of "self-service" data warehousing.

  • Google plans significant improvements to Docs suite

    Google Docs, a hosted suite of office productivity applications, still has a ways to go in its development, but users can expect dramatic changes in the next 12 months.

  • Lanco adopts cloud-based URL and security service

    In order to keep employees from accessing inappropriate Web sites, Lanco International used to enter the URLs of some banned sites into its Internet Security and Acceleration server filters, but that was a cumbersome process that didn't nearly cover the vast number of inappropriate sites.

  • Cloud computing help for small businesses offered

    HP and cloud application integrator Cast Iron Systems have ironed out a partnership linking Cast Iron software and HP hardware to help small and midsize businesses integrate cloud applications with their internally deployed systems.

  • Economy, industry consolidation take toll on Interop

    The recent Interop Las Vegas had its bright spots: cloud computing generated genuine buzz; HP flexed its growing muscles; and dozens of innovative products were rolled out. However, there was no escaping the fact that the dour economy and significant market consolidation have taken their toll on the network industry and its biggest general trade show.

  • MIT: Cloud computing to reshape IT

    A panel of experts yesterday said that more companies would look to cloud computing in the near future because of its potential cost savings and its ability to deliver flexible scaling.

  • Federal CIOs still face cloud computing hurdles

    U.S. government agencies want to use more cloud-computing services, but several hurdles still stand in the way, including the U.S. government's budgeting process and a lack of understanding of government's needs by vendors, three agency IT executives said.

  • VMware pulls trigger on vSphere 'cloud OS'

    After eight months of hype VMware has finally delivered the update to its core virtualization platform, announcing Thursday that vSphere 4 is generally available worldwide.

  • Verizon enhances cloud-based management

    Verizon Business on Wednesday gave customers of its Private IP services new options for managing and securing their networks with cloud-based tools.

  • Pricing the cloud an ongoing challenge

    Cloud computing is taking off in large part because the delivery of IT services and infrastructure over the Web offers better pricing and more flexible pricing options. That, at least, is the theory. But what if cloud pricing models are so confusing that IT shops end up paying more than they expect?

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