The growth of cloud computing has led to a rise in the importance of APIs for passing information between different applications, but viewing, using and publishing APIs is still quite complicated - something Mulesoft is hoping to change.
Cloud computing is a powerful technology for renting servers and storage, but if you work with big data, the costs of going outside your own datacentre could be prohibitive.
In a world where IT is centralising, some companies have been trying to involve users by producing clouds based on peer-to-peer technology architectures. The past has shown it's not an easy trick to pull off.
The new upgrade to Riak Cloud Storage is compatible with Amazon Web Services and allows cloud admins to replicate data between multiple datacentres - potentially letting them avoid downtime and spin up their own global clouds.
Cloud computing is rearranging the datacentre infrastructure market: large server makers are seeing their dominance wane as competition grows from low-cost Asian manufacturers that sell directly to the clouds of Google, Amazon and others.
Google has updated its cloud platform to let companies keep their data within Europe, though the company is not yet letting people select where their data is stored on a country-by-country basis.
The extensive upgrades to Google's infrastructure-as-a-service cloud computing technology heighten competition with market leader Amazon Web Services.
Dell has acquired Gale Technologies, a software company that specialises in cloud management, and has set up a new Enterprise Systems and Solutions group as it continues to push into enterprise IT services.
Cloud computing is on a path to becoming a true utility - but what exactly is a utility and how closely does cloud fit that picture? ZDNet asked an industry expert to find out.
The updates to Rackspace’s distribution of the open source cloud management system OpenStack brings features from the latest distribution of the software to the hoster's supported distribution.