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RightScale Eases Developing on Amazon EC2

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The RightScale Platform, a configuration and management tool, makes it easier for developers to deploy and control servers and images on the Amazon EC2 cloud computing platform. Developers can take advantage of Amazon.com's powerful cloud computing infrastructure and manage it from their laptops.

Why Schmidt's Campaign Travels with Obama Could Be Bad for Google

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Google CEO Eric Schmidt is hitting the campaign trail with Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama. Search engine giant Google says Schmidt and Obama share similar views on technology, which makes me think Obama loves cloud computing, Web services, and the mobile and wireless Internet....

Google Apps Outages Officially a Part of Our Lives

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Google's Gmail suffers an outage, while the search engine's Start Page suffers a bug, disconnecting users from their content. The blips cast another pall over SAAS, cloud computing and Web services at large. We might be able to depend on SAAS, but we must take additional measures to make sure...

Inside HP's P.O.D. Mobile Data Center

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At the Gartner Expo in Orlando, Steve Cumings, Hewlett-Packard's director of Infrastructure, walks us through the HP POD (Performance Optimized Data Center), a mobile data center container that rolls out an expandable blade data center for customers to add computing resources for such things...

Google Adapts Google Health for the Visually Impaired

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Google's Health portal, which symbolizes cloud computing for consumers, is augmented to allow visually impaired users to access the site via screen readers and self-voicing browsers. Google Health competes with Microsoft's HealthVault as the search engines continue to slug it out for more users...

What If the Feds Bailed Out the Busted Dot-coms?

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If the feds took the bailout approach to failing dot-coms in 2001, what would the world look like now?

Microsoft's Ballmer Defends Windows Vista, Slaps Google

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On the last day of the 2008 Gartner expo, Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer defends the software giant's Windows Vista operating system and claims that the adoption rate is better than when Windows XP first rolled out. Ballmer also tells the audience that Google Apps do not offer the same type of...

HP Takes Its Mobile Data Center Out for a Spin

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Hewlett-Packard is the latest vendor to offer a mobile data center for those enterprises looking to add to their IT infrastructure, increase their compute power for Web 2.0 applications or high-performance computing or create a remote disaster recovery site. The HP POD or Performance Optimized...

Google Android + Facebook Could Be the Reese's of Smart Phones

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Google's Android mobile and wireless software is creating quite a stir, spurring Motorola to hire an application development expert who can work on a special gadget. That gadget is an Android-based smart phone optimized for social networks such as Facebook or MySpace. The move comes as social...

Google Versus Microsoft: The Fight for the Future of Cloud Computing

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While Google and Microsoft have each developed very different business models and attitudes toward consumers and the enterprise, both companies are preparing to clash when it comes to how the world's cloud computing infrastructure develops in the next 10 years. While Google and Microsoft might...

Brightcove 3 SAAS Video Platform Wins Endorsement from Sun Microsystems

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Brightcove launches Brightcove 3, the latest iteration of its SAAS video platform for media outlets and other businesses. The software includes customization tools and adjustable bit rate tuning to help customers tailor their video needs to their brands and sites. Brightcove 3 comes after Google...

Amazon and Cloud Computing

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Analysis: Amazon, as an online retailer, may seem like an unlikely company to get into cloud computing, a sector that's attracting the likes of IBM, Oracle, Google and others. However, Amazon saw a way of taking an internal technology and making it available to everyone. This is a look at Amazon's...

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