The Spanner technology sees Google craft a globally distributed database to underpin its massive software platforms with the help of atomic clocks, GPS systems and some of its most lauded computer scientists.
The world's three most significant chip companies have radically different approaches to the cloud, and which company's technology succeeds will dictate the cost and class of future workloads.
The Eureka tool is designed to help Amazon-based clouds internally allocate workloads for more effective load balancing while maintaining proper security.
Three companies each have their own method of linking an organisation’s datacentre with public clouds, but each one holds risks and benefits for the customer that must be considered.
VMware is preparing its technologies for a future where the datacentre is viewed as a set of multiple services rather than as a collection of virtual machines and infrastructure.
A number of sources are pointing to Amazon and Facebook independently working on technologies that could shake-up the future of enterprise data storage
Amazon's tape-replacing cloud storage service costs far more than the types of on-premise kit it is attempting to supersede.
The tapeless Glacier service sees Amazon Web Services target on-premise tape systems with a redundant cloud storage technology, though to win business it will have to battle enterprise concerns about the stability of its cloud.
Though Cisco's earnings were better than expected, the company is likely to have a difficult time embracing software-defined networking, as its hardware commitment restricts its technology development options.
Rackspace has packaged up OpenStack with an automated installer to take the complexity out of getting a tester on-premise version of the cloud software up and running