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  • IBM plugs OpenPower servers into SoftLayer cloud

    IBM will roll out a cloud computing service next quarter using OpenPower-based servers, continuing an effort to expand the market for Power processors and challenge Intel in hyperscale data centers.

    Written by James Niccolai04 March 15 15:54
  • French newspapers go offline, but hosting company rules out DDoS as cause

    High-profile French media websites went offline for a few hours Friday morning, prompting frenzied speculation about "unprecedented" cyberattacks -- but the hosting company behind the sites soon dismissed talk of a massive distributed denial-of-service attack.

    Written by Peter Sayer17 Jan. 15 02:39
  • IBM customizes cloud services for the enterprise

    Hoping to jump out in front of providers of generic cloud services, IBM has launched a portfolio of cloud packages, called IBM Cloud Business Solutions, designed to run specific business processes such as asset management and customer care.

    Written by Joab Jackson30 May 14 04:25
  • Microsoft offers Azure discounts in renewed cloud push

    Microsoft will offer discounts on its Azure cloud service next month as part of a cloud computing push that also includes new releases of its Windows Server and Systems Center software.

    Written by James Niccolai07 Oct. 13 23:55
  • Lenovo to open up consumer Cloud service this quarter

    Lenovo will open its Reach consumer Cloud service beta to anyone who wants to sign up later this quarter in North America, which could boost the Chinese company's hardware sales by tying that portfolio to the cloud service.

    Written by Agam Shah30 July 13 15:59
  • CIOs bemoan lock-in and the 'false flexibility' of the Cloud

    Despite the promise of portability from service providers, the reality of the Cloud for big customers is a similar type of lock-in as they experience with on-premise apps vendors such as Oracle and SAP, two CIOs said Tuesday.

    Written by James Niccolai20 June 13 00:33
  • Possibly related DDoS attacks cause DNS hosting outages

    Distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks that could be related have in the past few days slammed the DNS servers of at least three providers of domain name management and DNS hosting services.

    Written by Lucian Constantin04 June 13 20:00
  • Cloud indexing software extends its reach to Box

    SearchYourCloud, which provides a single search interface to find documents stored on a desktop or several cloud-based services, expanded on Tuesday to include Box.

    Written by Martyn Williams07 May 13 13:03
  • Microsoft promises Surface Pro in European stores next quarter

    Microsoft's Surface Pro tablet will go on sale in Europe in the second quarter priced somewhere around €899, while a local telco is now reselling the latest editions of its Office 365 hosted productivity suite, the company announced ahead of the Cebit trade show on Monday.

    Written by Peter Sayer04 March 13 15:05