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Moor To The Story: Intel And Rackspace Announce 'Cloud For All'

In an effort to accelerate cloud adoption in the marketplace, Intel Corporation and Rackspace Hosting announced an aggressive campaign to accelerate cloud adoption. They cite Jevons paradox (normally used in energy consumption) which states, in effect, that when technology advances so do efficiency …

Cloudera partners with EMC to offer "Cloudera-on-Isilon" solution

Hadoop heavyweight Cloudera Inc. has just signed on with EMC Corp.’s Technology Connect partner program, which means that EMC customers can now …

Big Data

How Facebook is eating the $140 billion hardware market

Facebook's extraordinary Open Compute Project is doing for hardware what Linux, Android, and many other popular products did for software: making it free and "open source."<p>That means that anyone can look at, use, or modify the designs of the hugely expensive computers that big companies use to run …

Fidelity Investments

Deutsche Telekom Ties Up With Huawei In Growing Amazon/Google Cloud Rivalry

Are we headed for yet more price wars in the world of cloud computing? Amazon and Google have made huge inroads into the market on the back of deep discounts and generous storage allowances, and as a measure of their competitive threat, today one of the bigger and older incumbents out of Europe …

An '80s-era Amiga controls the heating for an entire school district

Think the Windows XP workstation you use at the office is ancient? It doesn't hold a candle next to what the Grand Rapids Public School district is using to control its climate systems. All 19 schools covered by the authority depend on a nearly 30-year-old Commodore Amiga 2000 to automate their air …

10 most powerful OpenStack companies

OpenStack is seen as a way to avoid vendor lock-in and companies are looking to develop with this in mind, but who holds the power?<p>The OpenStack …

Rackspace Invests In ScaleFT To Further Its Cloud Management Ambitions

Usually a small seed investment by an existing vendor into a startup wouldn’t be particularly newsworthy. However in light of Rackspace’s historical performance, some comments from its CEO, and some broader industry trends, the fact that the company is investing $800,000 in ScaleFT raises …

Why Microsoft is Investing in Undersea Data Cables

Microsoft is investing in undersea cables to connect its global data centers in a bid to bolster its cloud business capabilities amid fierce competition from the likes of Amazon and Google.<p>The Redmond, WA-based company plans to connect its data center infrastructure in North America with Ireland …

Fortune.com

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Google Backs Rival of Docker, the Cloud's Next Big Thing

For many, Docker is the next big thing in cloud computing. But some big names—most notably Google—are now backing an alternative to this enormously …

Microsoft Launches Visual Studio Code, A Free Cross-Platform Code Editor For OS X, Linux And Windows

At its Build developer conference, Microsoft today announced the launch of Visual Studio Code, a lightweight cross-platform code editor for writing modern web and cloud applications that will run on OS X, Linux and Windows. The application is still officially in preview, but you can now download it …

SolarWinds Acquires Log Management Service Papertrail For $41M In Cash

The publicly traded IT performance management service SolarWinds today announced that it has acquired Papertrail, a log management service, for $41 million in cash. SolarWinds may not be a household name, but it’s the parent company of website monitoring service Pingdom, which it acquired last …

What CloudStack? After three years, Citrix moves back into OpenStack's embrace

Virtualization powerhouse Citrix Systems Inc. has become the latest sponsor of the OpenStack Foundation in a major change of direction that could …

OpenStack

Why The Future Of Managed Services Is In The Cloud

In the last five years, cloud computing has gone from emerging technology to quintessential business tool. If such huge change can take place in five years, what will the next year hold for the cloud?<p>First and foremost, there is significant cloud growth on the enterprise horizon.<p>“Most surveys still …

Authentication

Rackspace opens UK’s ‘greenest’ data centre with high-efficiency cooling system

Rackspace, the multinational cloud computing giant, has this week opened its latest UK data centre in the London suburb of Crawley, West Sussex.<p>The …

Rackspace

Reducing Complexity in a Hyper-scale World

Cloud computing continues to change the way that businesses reach their customers. In today’s hyper-competitive environment, ISVs and startups are on …