Is Google’s GCE ready to take on Amazon’s EC2?

Following an 18-month review, Google Inc. has finally announced the general availability for full commercial use of its Infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS) offering Google Compute Engine (GCE). At least one analyst said GCE still lacks

Published on: December 4th, 2013 Nestor E. Arellano

Scale, customization behind AWS’s success

Scale and the ability to customize down to a granular level are the top factors behind the success of Amazon Web Services, according to the vice-president who builds data centres for the cloud

Published on: November 18th, 2013 Nestor E. Arellano

AWS powering many U.S. gov’t departments

The public sector is naturally skittish about outsourcing their computing to public cloud providers, but it seems that in the U.S., many government departments are now using these services.  This article by Professional Outsourcing

Published on: October 17th, 2012 brian bloom

AWS announces Reserved Instances Marketplace

Amazon Web Services has launched a marketplace for its customers to sell their unused cloud computing resources, reports Tom's IT Pro. Customers pay a one-time fee to reserve capacity for a certain term

Published on: September 17th, 2012 brian bloom

Eucalyptus, Terracotta partner for private clouds

Terracotta Inc. and Eucalyptus Systems Inc. have announced a partnership that promises to solve two key challenges enterprises face with private clouds – scalable data management and elastic provisioning.“Working together, we will be able to

Published on: February 9th, 2010 Jennifer Kavur