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Virtual Machine Sizing: 3 Mistakes To Avoid

One of the great promises of virtualization is the ability to reclaim vast amounts of resources that stood forever idle on physical servers. This is …

EU Open Data law set to speed the development of Europe-wide services

Could generate an extra $52 billion for the EU each year<p>An EU council committee has voted in favor of a new Open Data law that will see European countries sharing data freely across borders. Under the new law, public sector information would be easily accessible and free to be re-used by any party. …

Cloud wars to rage on with dueling OpenStack, AWS events next week

Neither of the principal parties would admit this, but the competition between the OpenStack cloud forces and Amazon(s amzn) Web Services will play …

Intel Wants to Redesign Your Server Rack

A few days after tech giant Hewlett-Packard unveiled its idea for a fundamental rethink of the server, chip giant Intel, which often has a way of …

Analytics

Google Drive Update Lets You Edit Documents In Landscape On iPhone

If you use Google Drive for iOS, you’ve probably discovered the lack of landscape support when editing a document on your iPhone. Fortunately, that’s no longer an issue, thanks to the app’s latest update — which is available in the App Store now.<p>Google Drive 1.3.0 was released this morning, and it …

OpenDaylight could threaten SDN startups, or new alliances could crumble

As 18 networking hardware and software vendors offer up developer time and sponsoring money to make open-source code for standardizing …

Amazon EC2, Microsoft Connect Via Cloud Management Plug-In

Hybrids of dedicated private and shared public cloud services seem likely to become the cloud architecture of choice for most enterprises. But hybrid …

Network Computing

EXPERT ANALYSIS<p>Commentary<p>Terry Slattery discusses how application performance monitoring tools can help provide visibility and how to decide if APM …

OpenFlow Test Deployment Options

In a perfect world, software-defined networks could be deployed from the ground up, with new hardware, to avoid the need to support legacy …

AT&T remains silent on Digital Life launch delay

AT&T Mobility (NYSE:T) missed its planned March launch of its Digital Life home automation service, and the company is staying mum on when it will …

Windows Azure Opens Active Directory For General Availability As Identity Battle Heats Up

Microsoft has opened its Active Directory (AD) to general availability on Windows Azure, giving developers access to the single-sign-on service for access to the suite of Microsoft services, third-party apps and SaaS providers.<p>Active Directory is the long-time single point of access to Microsoft …

AppMesh, a Mobile-First Customer-Tracking App, Launches

Unless you’re a salesperson who spends a lot of time on the road, you probably don’t give much thought to the software used to track customer leads. …

Caves, ships and aging gasometers: 3 unlikely homes for data centers

Add gasometers to the list of strange places for data centers.<p>A gasometer — a place to store different kinds of gases — in Stockholm has sat unused …

Man bites dog: Rackspace sues “notorious” patent troll

Rackspace(s rax), which just successfully defended itself in a lawsuit filed by one patent troll, is now declaring war on another.<p>On Thursday, the …

The week in cloud: Google and Amazon cut prices (again); OpenStack Grizzly debuts

The incumbent public cloud champ and its wanna-be rival took turns cutting prices again last week.<p>Amazon Web Services sliced the price on Windows …