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HP and Microsoft Simplify Technology Environments with Solutions Built on New Infrastructure-to-application Model

HP (NYSE:HPQ) and Microsoft Corp. (Nasdaq:MSFT) today announced a three-year agreement to invest $250 million to significantly simplify technology environments for businesses of all sizes. “Driving innovation helps businesses establish a competitive advantage” The companies plan to deliver new solutions that will: be built on a next-generation infrastructure-to-application model; advance cloud computing by speeding application […]

Windows Azure Prepping for Launch

Even a month ago, I’d have bet money against it, but it looks like Microsoft is going to have Windows Azure ready for paying customers by a target release date of February 1, 2010. Here’s a quick rundown of what you should know as the date draws near. To recap, Windows Azure is Microsoft’s Windows-based […]

Open Source Meets Cloud Computing

The U.S. government is increasingly using open source software in its IT infrastructure. Separately, the feds are adopting cloud computing. Those two trends are about to merge, putting federal IT pros on the forefront of what will likely become an industry-wide phenomenon. There’s no rule that says cloud computing environments must be based on open […]

Cloud Ready For App Development In 2010

Cloud computing offers a potentially higher speed development platform. It’s time to get started, say three Forrester Research analysts.   The cloud is an emerging platform that can ease the strain on application development, analysts at Forrester Research conclude in a report published Monday, "The Top Five Changes For Application Development In 2010."   Analysts […]

How Cloud Computing Will Drive SaaS in 2010

When we think about software-as-a-service (SaaS), we tend to envision large-scale services such as After all, the conventional wisdom is that for providers to make money, they need scale. But much of that conventional wisdom will be turned on its head in 2010. More targeted SaaS application environments will evolve with the availability of […]

Elastra Releases Its Predictions for Cloud Computing in 2010

Elastra Corporation, the leading provider of application infrastructure automation software, today released its top predictions for the cloud computing industry in 2010. “In 2009 we saw a lot of large enterprises get their feet wet with cloud computing. They were testing the waters and trying to figure out a model that fits for the way […]

Network Bandwidth Costs and Cloud Computing

We stumbled upon an interesting article that was written earlier this year entitled the Hidden Cost of the Cloud which outlines the uplift in network bandwidth charges that could be incurred if you used a cloud platform, such as Microsoft’s Windows Azure, Amazon or Rackspace, to host your applications and/or data. Now we’re not making […]

Microsoft Buys Virtual Management Tool Vendor

Moving to strengthen its management tools related to virtual environments, Microsoft said that it has purchased IT process automation vendor Opalis for an undisclosed sum. Microsoft said the acquisition, which had been rumored for nearly two months, adds to its System Center portfolio needed tools that can manage highly automated and scalable virtual environments. The […]

Why Microsoft Azure Should Matter To Businesses

I’ll make a prediction that 2010 will be the most exciting year yet for cloud computing, and that’s partly related to Microsoft’s ramp-up of Azure. Anyone attending’s Dreamforce conference last month understands the potential of cloud platforms for rapid application development. And this is all coming together at a time when IT shops need […]

FullArmor PolicyPortal for Windows Azure: Enterprise Policy Management Podcast with Danny Kim – November 27, 2009 – Episode 106

In episode 106, Douglas Brown interviews Danny Kim, co-Founder and CTO of FullArmor Corp. Doug and Danny discuss the FullArmor enterprise policy management solution for Windows Azure cloud computing. Danny explains how PolicyPortal works, what it takes to install, how they handle security in the cloud, why cloud computing is a better fit than traditional computing and much more. […]

Windows Azure World Tour with David Chappell

This week our team hosted the silicon valley stop (at our Mountain View campus) in David Chappell’s world-wide tour to talk about the impact of cloud computing, and latest developments on the Windows Azure Platform. David Chappell’s talk looked at the Windows Azure platform and what it means for enterprises. The topics he covered include: […]

Windows Azure: MSDN Subscribers Get Perks

As Microsoft prepares to officially launch Windows Azure — it’s cloud-based Windows platform — the software giant has introduced key perks for those within the Microsoft Developers Network (MSDN). Here are the details. For starters, Microsoft Windows Azure has opened up for developers. If you’re among the ranks of the Microsoft Developers Network, you’re going […]

Microsoft’s Other Windows Project: Azure Nears Launch

Windows 7 is out the door, but Microsoft has its hands full with another Windows development effort: Windows Azure, which will allow independent software vendors (ISVs) to develop and run applications in Microsoft’s cloud. Here’s an update on Windows Azure, and the implications for VARs and channel partners. Microsoft introduced the Windows Azure partner strategy […]

Research and Markets: Tectrends Reporter Cloud Computing Key Recent Media Coverage – a Monthly Edition of This Important New Development in Information Technology

Research and Markets ( has announced the addition of the "TecTrends Reporter Cloud Computing Key Recent Media Coverage, May 2009" report to their offering. This monthly edition of TecTrends Reporter considers the opportunities and challenges posed by cloud computing as an important new development in information technology. One of the most promising new computing models […]

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