Microsoft is working on a programming model to make it easier to migrate clumps of computation and data storage between datacentres.The model, named 'Orleans', creates a programming layer that can sit between Microsoft's Common Language Runtime (CLR) environment and Microsoft's cloud platform Azure.
From datacentres down to USB keys, if it involves storage, I'll be looking at it.
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John Fowler, executive vice president of Systems at Oracle has confirmed that Oracle Solaris 11 will ship in 2011, though Oracle are going to initiate an "early program soon so enterprise customers can get used to it."Fowler was speaking at a live Oracle Systems Strategy Update Webcast on Tuesday.
A team of researchers, including a Google engineer, has produced a proof that shows that no initial Rubik's Cube position needs over 20 moves to solve.Prior to this, researchers had narrowed down the lower bound of the number to 20 and the upper bound to 22.
Amazon's web services division could become an important earner for the company, according to a report released today by UBS Investment Research.Analysts Brian Pitz and Brian Fitzgerald predict AWS revenues of $500m (£313m) in 2010, rising to $750m (£470) by 2011.
Dell has cut the online shopping choices it provides to users searching for a laptop pre-installed with Ubuntu.The company now only offers one laptop with pre-installed Linux through its online store — the Dell Latitude 2100, which comes pre-installed with Ubuntu 9.
Chipmaker Qualcomm is looking to sell off MediaFLO, its mobile television platform.MediaFLO supports Qualcomm's FLO TV mobile television service, which is supported in the US by telcos such as AT&T and Verizon.
VeriSign SSL customers can now receive visual warnings about site safety from their search engine, and have their site crawled every 24 hours for exploits by VeriSign's internet drones.But the schemes are restricted to new and existing Verisign SSL customers - there is no free component.
Google may be ramping up spending on datacentres, though whether the money is going on new sites or upgrading existing ones is unknown.In Google's quarter two financial results (Q2 2010) the search titan disclosed that it had made $476m (£312m) in capital expenditures, the "majority of which was related to IT infrastructure investments, including datacentres, servers and networking equipment.
IBM has launched a dedicated cloud-services centre in Ehningen, Germany.The datacentre add-on, which will host a range of cloud-geared technology platforms, shares its town with IBM's largest European datacentre.
Google may be in the process of testing multiple account sign-ins within a sole browser, a screenshot has indicated.The screenshot surfaced on the unofficial and unendorsed Google Operating System blog on Wednesday.