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It’s Official – Rackspace Moves to OpenStack

Aug 7, 2012 |

Rackspace is now the largest OpenStack-based public cloud in the world. After a four-month beta period, Rackspace began using the open source cloud management platform OpenStack, which it cofounded with NASA, to power its extensive public cloud infrastructure. The move occurs just weeks after OpenStack celebrated its second birthday.

Cloud Helps Address Capacity Woes

Jul 12, 2012 |

The Uptime Institute has released its second annual datacenter survey. The data confirmed a number of long held observations regarding cloud computing, but also uncovered a few surprising results.

Amazon Bit the Dust… Again

Jul 2, 2012 |

Amazon suffers a double whammy during the month of June. Netflix, Pinterest, Instagram and others were affected by the disruptions.

Lockheed Martin Helps Define Cloud Usage Models

Jun 12, 2012 |

In an interview at ODCA’s Forecast 2012 in New York City, Curt Aubley, the VP & CTO of Cyber Security & NexGen Innovation at Lockheed Martin, as well as the Open Data Center Alliance president, explained that moving the market forward with open solutions enables Lockheed to have more options, avoid lock-in and get the benefits of new technologies so that they can move faster in a more affordable fashion.

HP Cloud Helps Build Dream Movies

May 21, 2012 |

During their decade-long partnership, HP has helped digital moviemakers at DreamWorks create such blockbuster animated features as Toy Story, Shrek and Kung Fu Panda.

Cycle Spins Up 50,000-core Cluster in Amazon Cloud

Apr 24, 2012 |

The case for utility supercomputing just got a lot bigger, literally. Cycle Computing has created a 50,000-core virtual supercomputer to assist in the development of novel drug compounds for cancer research.

HP Positions Public Cloud Offering as Alternative to Amazon

Mar 12, 2012 |

Computer technology giant Hewlett-Packard is on track to launch a major cloud computing service in the next two months.

Windows Azure Cloud Suffers Lengthy Outage

Feb 29, 2012 |

The Microsoft Windows Azure cloud experienced a serious outage early Wednesday morning (Greenwich Time), preventing some customers from accessing data and applications.

AWS Adds Windows Instances to Free Usage Tier

Jan 24, 2012 |

Windows developers will now have access to the same free resources on AWS as Linux developers.

Cloud Computing: It’s Not Just for Rocket Scientists

Dec 5, 2011 |

In addition to benefiting a host of industrial and formal research workloads, cloud computing is proving to be an invaluable tool for university students. By developing Master Thesis projects related to this technology, students can complement their standard education and perhaps even create the next scientific breakthrough or successful software startup in the process. What follows is a showcasing of the work done by a group of students at the Complutense University of Madrid.

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