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Cloud vendors: Who's cloud washing?

Amazon Web Services and its EC2 will remain dominant. Salesforce also leads as the rest of the field plays catch up to some degree.

October 26, 2012

Nimbula, MapR launch turnkey Hadoop solution for private cloud

Nimbula, the creators of the Amazon EC2 cloud, has partnered with big data experts at MapReduce Technologies to develop a turnkey solution that allows enterprise customers to get a Hadoop cluster running on a private cloud in minutes. The solution unites Nimbula Director with MapR's Hadoop distribution and includes templates, recipes and verification tests for running Hadoop on Nimbula Director, the companies announced.

August 9, 2012 by

Microsoft: Azure PaaS tech could be given away for free

Microsoft has an "ambition" to make some of Windows Azure's platform-as-a-service components free, after the IT giant announced sweeping changes to the service that ratcheted up its competition with Amazon Web Services.On Tuesday Microsoft's general manager for Windows Azure, Bill Hilf, told ZDNet UK that the company is contemplating making some of Azure's PaaS features free in an attempt to spur developer adoption.

June 12, 2012 by

AWS releases private cloud cookbook

Amazon Web Services has released a tool that lets people create a recipe for a Virtual Private Cloud from a single template file.The upgrade, which lets developers use a CloudFormation template file to describe a set of EC2 resources and their supporting infrastructure, cuts the steps it takes to design and launch a private cloud system on the Amazon Web Services (AWS) cloud, the company announced in a blog post on Wednesday.

April 26, 2012 by

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