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Cloud Computing Reality Check: Microsoft Servers Crushed By Windows 7 Downloads

You could consider this a positive sign for Microsoft (MSFT): Interest in the recently announced public availability of Windows 7 Beta has been so strong that Microsoft’s servers failed under the load, leaving Windows engineers scrambling to add capacity. Microsoft has been actively stoking interest in Windows 7 Beta, and they must have known interest […]

Microsoft’s 2009 To-Do List Includes Services, Virtualization

Microsoft has a lot on its plate for 2009, including establishing Windows 7, Windows Azure, and Hyper-V for Windows Server 2008 It has been a year of transition for Microsoft in 2008, with the biggest being co-founder and company icon Bill Gates stepping aside and Ray Ozzie assuming the role of chief software architect. On […]

What’s New with Microsoft Virtualization, and Cloud Computing Podcast with Microsoft’s David Greschler

In episode 66, Douglas Brown interviews David Greschler, Director of Virtualization Strategy at Microsoft.   Doug and David discuss what’s new with Microsoft Virtualization and Microsoft Cloud Computing!   David and Doug also discuss the following subjects: What’s New with Microsoft Virtualization, App-V, and Hyper-V System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2008 Microsoft Enterprise Desktop Virtualization (formally known […]

Cloud Computing Security: From DDoS (Distributed Denial Of Service) to EDoS (Economic Denial of Sustainability)

It’s Thanksgiving here in the U.S., so in between baking, roasting and watching Risk Astley rickroll millions in the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, I had a thought about how the utility and agility of the cloud computing models such as Amazon AWS (EC2/S3) and the pricing models that go along with them can actually pose […]

Amazon CTO Says Cloud Infrastructure Keeps Companies Focused On Innovation

On the night of the historic U.S. presidential election, news outlets across the country streamed live video of the news coverage on their Web sites. Obviously, the Web traffic that night, compared to others, was exponentially greater. But it’s not as if news organizations went out and spent boatloads of money to build massive datacenters […]

Capgemini Brings Cloud Computing to the Enterprise with Amazon Web Services

Capgemini launches Cloud Computing Center of Excellence delivering innovation for the Enterprise market Capgemini, one of the world’s foremost providers of consulting, technology and outsourcing services, today announced an agreement with Amazon Web Services, a subsidiary of extending its Outsourcing portfolio with Cloud Computing services. Capgemini’s new Center of Excellence, focused on cloud computing […]

Windows Azure Is Much More Important Than Windows 7

If you were to base your opinion on what was the most important announcement at Microsoft’s Professional Developers’ Conference last week in Los Angeles, you might conclude that it was Windows 7. To a certain extent, that makes sense. If Windows Vista proved a difficult operating system for customers and reflected negatively on Microsoft, then […]

VMware: Windows Azure More Smoke than Cloud

Now that Microsoft has finally embraced the concept of cloud computing with the unveiling of the Windows Azure platform, a new battleground is emerging for the hearts (and wallets) of IT professionals. After ridiculing cloud-based applications like Google Apps, Microsoft has had a change of heart and clambered aboard the cloud computing bandwagon. Microsoft CEO […]

Microsoft’s Azure: Cloud Computing, The Internet, and You

There has been some discussion of cloud computing recently as Microsoft revealed Azure, their attempt to chip away at Google’s unyielding grasp on the hosted services sector. Centralized computing changes the way people compute their data, simplifying the process and reducing the need for desktop software. Is this the new model for generating revenue in […]

Dell Will Build the Microsoft Azure Cloud

Cloud computing means a lot of things to a lot of people these days, but if this catch-phrase-of-the-moment has one goal, it’s to make huge numbers of independent servers and related storage to support millions of users in such a way that they neither know nor care about how the underlying iron and its software […]

Microsoft Interoperability and Cloud Computing

Last week at our semi-regular Professional Developer’s Conference, several announcements have been made regarding Microsoft’s newest foray into cloud computing, Microsoft Azure. From the announcement: "The Azure Services Platform has been built from the ground up with interoperability in mind. With its standards-based and interoperable approach, the services platform supports multiple Internet protocols, including HTTP, […]

Microsoft Announces Windows Azure: Cloud Computing

Microsoft on Monday announced a version of Windows that runs over the Internet from inside Microsoft’s own data centers. Dubbed Windows Azure, it’s less a replacement for the operating system that runs on one’s own PC than it is an alternative for developers, intended to let them write programs that live inside Microsoft’s data centers […]

Cloud Computing Webinar: rPath Defines the Path for Cloud Computing Success

Amazon Web Services and Independent Research Firm are Webinar’s Featured Guests With confusion and vendor competition rising, cloud computing can sound like hype and empty promises. In an upcoming webinar, rPath and featured guests Amazon Web Services and Forrester Research will bring clarity to cloud computing with: Forrester defining cloud computing; Amazon Web Services discussing […]

rPath Supports Virtual Appliances for Windows Server 2008 Hyper-V

rPath today announced application providers can use rBuilder® and the rPath Appliance PlatformTM to build, deploy and maintain virtual appliances that run on Windows Server 2008 Hyper-V. rPath is a silver sponsor of Microsoft’s U.S. launch event in Bellevue, Wash. Leading analyst firm Gartner predicts virtualization will be the highest-impact trend changing IT infrastructure and […]

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