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The utility of cloud computing

From a technology perspective, the idea of delivering computing services from the cloud has gone mainstream. Every day, it seems, we end up hearing about or interacting with a new service or app that gets its capabilities from the ephemeral…

Samsung announces purchase of US cloud provider Joyent

When it comes to cloud computing services, the big three names are Amazon Web Services (AWS), Microsoft Azure, and Google Cloud Platform. But now it seems that Samsung is looking for a slice of the action; the Korean firm has…

The evolution of cloud computing

Servers are probably not near the top of your list for conversation topics nor are they something most people think about. But, it turns out there are some interesting changes happening in server design that will start to have a…

IBM to license Power chip design for custom cloud servers

IBM recently revealed plans to license their Power chips to other companies much like ARM is successfully doing with their own processors in the mobile sector. IBM is creating the OpenPower Consortium as part of the effort alongside partners that…

IBM to acquire cloud, hosting services provider SoftLayer

IBM has agreed to purchase cloud services provider SoftLayer Technologies Inc. following months of speculation that such a deal was in the works. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed although rumors from just a few months ago pegged…

Wave of freshly minted Chromebooks to arrive later this year

Despite the ostensibly small niche Chromebooks occupy, a recent rumor suggests another wave of Chrome-inspired laptops are on the way anyhow. The bulk of those upcoming models are expected to arrive during the second half of 2013 with a growing number of manufacturers…

Netflix to give away $100,000 in Cloud Prize competition

Netflix is giving away $100,000 in prizes as part of a just-launched competition designed to make cloud computing better for everyone. The company is asking developers around the world to help improve the features, usability, reliability, quality and security of…

AMD's SeaMicro launches new servers with Opteron and Xeon chips

SeaMicro has unveiled the first product updates to its energy-efficient server platform since being acquired by AMD earlier this year, launching the SM15000 server and Freedom Fabric storage enclosures. The new servers are aimed squarely at the cloud computing market, offering...