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.
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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.
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The free upgrade means companies can set up policies to automatically migrate data from the high-cost easily accessible S3 service into the low-cost long-term Glacier storage according to their own policies.
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The software-defined networking suite from Big Switch Networks gives admins access to OpenFlow-based technology for increasing network efficiency and is backed by Microsoft, Citrix and other major IT companies.
Amazon has opened up a datacentre hub in Australia, ticking off another continent in the cloud company’s journey of global expansion.
Amazon has dramatically cut the price of renting cloud database servers from its US datacentres while increasing their capability.
The infrastructure-as-a-service cloud uses technology from Node.js-steward Joyent to offer an uptime service-level agreement that is significantly better than that of AWS, Microsoft and Google.
Facebook, HP, Samsung and others are looking to jump-start development of software on ARM processors and in doing so are embarking on a risky, high-stakes road.
Shifting data between servers and Elastic Block Store volumes faster should mean applications will be more responsive.