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  • Amazon makes it easier to track costs, usage in its cloud

    Somewhat undercutting a budding ecosystem of vendors that provide similar services, Amazon Web Services today announced increased features for customers to track their usage of AWS public cloud resources.

    Written by Brandon Butler14 Dec. 12 17:04
  • Rackspace follows Amazon in beefing up its database tools

    Following major announcements from Amazon Web Services in recent weeks around data warehousing and management, Rackspace today announced new capabilities for database hosting and management.

    Written by Brandon Butler13 Dec. 12 18:01
  • Nicira CTO shares sneak peek of company's SDN plans

    Nicira, the software-defined networking (SDN) startup that VMware purchased for $1.2 billion earlier this year, plans to release an SDN product that runs independent of the underlying hypervisor and hardware that will work in VMware environments and beyond.

    Written by Brandon Butler11 Dec. 12 22:14
  • Weather Channel forecasts heavier reliance on cloud computing

    During Hurricane Sandy this fall, The Weather Channel experienced its highest traffic ever. Normally the media company -- which spans television, desktop and mobile platforms -- supports about 90 million Web and mobile users a month. During Sandy, that jumped to 450 million -- nearly double the company's previous high for Web traffic.

    Written by Brandon Butler11 Dec. 12 18:01
  • Consultancy launches DIY cloud, OpenStack-style

    Cloud consultancy Mirantis today released a series of support options to help customers launch test or full-scale deployments of OpenStack-powered clouds.

    Written by Brandon Butler10 Dec. 12 23:04
  • Windows shops now more welcome in Amazon cloud

    Amazon Web Services has announced support for a handful of Windows Server applications in its public cloud, the company's latest move to attract enterprise IT shops.

    Written by Brandon Butler04 Dec. 12 21:00
  • WD releases 4TB version of high-performance drive

    Western Digital today released a 4TB version of its highest performance desktop drive, the WD Black, a 3.5-inch, 7200rpm drive with 64MB of cache and SATA 6Gbps interface.

    Written by Lucas Mearian20 Nov. 12 11:11
  • Apple to kill Messages beta for OS X Lion next month

    Apple has told Mac owners running OS X Lion that the beta of Messages, its replacement for both the older iChat instant messaging service and SMS (short message service) texting, will expire Dec. 14.

    Written by Gregg Keizer17 Nov. 12 20:24