Cloud computing was the dominant IT theme for the year. These are the 10 most popular cloud posts from Lifehacker in 2014. More »
Drexel Hamilton’s James Gilman today initiates coverage of Salesforce.com (CRM) with a Hold rating, part of a review of 100 companies that he writes shows investors “overestimated the operational performance” of cloud computing, specifically missing the lack of free cash flow made by the group. Gilman lays out that “software-as-a-service,” the main flavor of cloud computing [...]
Atlanta-based MacStadium has raised a $1 million Series A round to help become the Amazon Web Services of Apple hardware. MacStadium provides dedicated Apple Mac hosting and cloud computing services for software development businesses. Because...Show More Summary
Illustration by Tyler Hoehne Last month at the International Union for Conservation of Nature’s World Parks Congress in Sydney, Australia, Google unveiled a project it bills as a groundbreaking leap in the use of cloud computing, big data, and satellite networks—all to stamp out overfishing. Show More Summary
It seems like only yesterday — but it’s actually been a few years — since the concept of the cloud picked up steam with the general public. Once an unfamiliar and technical term to people without a degree in computer science, the cloud is now more or less a fixture in everyday life. Show More Summary
Canonical’s stripped down “Snappy” edition of Ubuntu Core is now available on Amazon’s AWS cloud computing platform. If you’ve followed along over the last few weeks, that’s not a major surprise. Snappy first launched on Microsoft Azure at the beginning of this month and then arrived on Google’s Compute Engine platform earlier this week. It was… Read More
Among the agencies U.S. government, the adoption of cloud computing hasn’t been moving full steam ahead, to say the least. Even though 2011 saw the Obama administration unveil the cloud-first initiative…
Next year, half of the chips Intel sells to cloud businesses will be custom. The company is used to selling tens of millions of the same thing, but outfits like Google and Facebook need special features, and pay for them.
For Google, promoting its Cloud Dataflow service is a matter of getting more people on board with a different type of computing from what they might be used to.
Cloud computing services are highly automated, but still ultimately managed by humans — and humans make mistakes. That’s the key lesson from a major outage Microsoft’s Azure service suffered last month. More »
Microsoft has announced the open-source release of the back-end cloud software that powers its popular game Halo’s multiplayer capabilities. Called Project Orleans, the software is the creation of eXtreme Computing Group at Microsoft Research based on the.NET platform and … Continue reading ?
This post is sponsored by IBM. The cloud is driving significant changes to how businesses operate — in fact, this rapidly growing market earns more than $100 billion a year. Over 90% of companies use some form of cloud computing. Cloud computing plays a crucial role in the expansion of several new industries. Show More Summary
Canonical Ltd., the maker of the Ubuntu Linux distribution, has just made its snappy Ubuntu Core operating system, designed for running Docker containers, available on Google’s Compute Engine. Ubuntu Core is a newly released, stripped down version of the original … Continue reading ?
Backup is one of the most obvious uses for cloud computing. A new update to Azure now allows individual Windows 7, 8 and 8. 1 machines to be automatically backed up into Azure. More »
Over the past few weeks I’ve taken a look at Dropbox, Google Drive and Microsoft OneDrive. All three of these online file storage products let you store and synchronize your files across multiple devices and let you access them from anywhere you can get an Internet connection. Show More Summary
Microsoft boss Satya Nadella loves cloud computing, and a new, rumored Microsoft service could be putting all that computing power to better use than every. A project codenamed "Arcadia" (yes, another Halo reference) could soon stream games and apps to Windows devices, phones and tablets and computers alike. Read more...
In a move that parallels some smart moves made by Red Hat in the cloud computing space, VMware has launched an independent foundation supporting its Cloud Foundry platform. The Cloud Foundry Foundation is focused on VMware's own Platform-as-a-Service offering of the same name, but will concentrate on fostering an ecosystem surrounding Cloud Foundry. Show More Summary
A week ago, Canonical released the first alpha version of its new minimalist “Snappy” edition of Ubuntu Core for container farms. To the surprise of many, the launch partner for Snappy was Microsoft’s Azure cloud computing platform. Starting today, however, you will also be able to use this version of Ubuntu on Google’s Compute Engine. Google has clearly made support… Read More
Technology revolutions tend to come in waves. Personal computers. The Internet. Search engines. When pathbreaking new ideas first arrive, they set the tech world afire, but mostly bore and confuse everybody else, who go on with their lives much as before, mostly oblivious to the change around them. Gartner calls this the Hype Cycle. There is an Continue reading ?
Microsoft is continuing its open-source push, this time announcing that it will open source its Project Orleans cloud computing web framework. The framework has supposedly been “used extensively” in the Azure…