The Cloud's Proliferating Open Source APIs
In June, Red Hat moved its Deltacloud open source project into the Apache Software Foundation's incubator. In July, Rackspace made its Cloud Files code open source and will collaborate with partners in the OpenStack project. The Open Cloud Standards Incubator at the DMTF is producing another set. Isn't this just too much open source?
Army Plans Private Cloud
APC2, the Army Private Cloud, will be a cornerstone of a broader data center consolidation initiative that aims to reduce the number of Army data centers from 200 to less than 20.
Amazon Launches $139 Wi-Fi Kindle
The Wi-Fi only electronic reader and a $189 third generation model of the original Kindle with Wi-Fi and 3G are Amazon's latest bid to spur digital book sales.
Google Ramping Games Business
Discussions with online gaming companies and a job listing for a games project manager suggest Google is prepping its Facebook-competing social network.
Defense Agency Expands Cloud Computing
Platform-as-a-service, Microsoft Office, and SharePoint may be delivered to military agencies from the Defense Information Systems Agency's private cloud.
Slideshow: Top 10 Tech Newsmakers Of 2010
These individuals and companies involved in the most significant news stories so far this year. Here's of list of the people and businesses who are making waves in the tech pool.
EVO Drives Sprint Nextel Subscriber Growth
Despite reporting a $720 million quarterly loss, the wireless provider's announcement of a net customer gain after three years of subscriber attrition drove its stock up 4%.
Amazon Sells Out Of Kindles
The growth rate of Kindle sales has tripled since Amazon lowered the price to $189; customers can still order the electronic reader, but estimated delivery dates are not available.
Google For Government Signals Long Cloud March Ahead
Google's announcement Monday that it was formally releasing a version of its application suite for government doesn't just represent a Google sales push, but in some ways also indicates that although the federal government is stepping up its cloud computing push, much work remains.
Google Docs Gets Smartquote Controls
Google on Tuesday is adding two new features to Google Docs: The ability to translate documents into one of 53 languages and the ability to remove smartquotes.
India Unveils $35 Tablet PC
The solar-powered iPad lookalike, targeted to students with support for web browsing, video conferencing and word processing, is the Indian government's "answer to MIT's $100 computer."
Rackspace's OpenStack: Where Do We Go From Here
There's a new kid in town when it comes to open source code in the cloud. It's Rackspace's OpenStack, based on both Rackspace's and NASA Nebula's existing cloud engines. Wasn't there already sufficient open source code in play? Why do we need this initiative on top of those already afoot? Actually, we need 3-4 such initiatives.
NASA Evaluates Nebula Cloud Platform
Data center outsourcing services RFPs totaling $1.5 billion have been placed on hold while the agency assesses the Nebula cloud computing platform for providing compute power to several large-scale applications.
Analytics Slideshow: Calculating Cloud ROI
Highlights of exclusive InformationWeek Analytics research as it appears in "Cloud ROI: Calculating Costs, Benefits, Returns," our report and visual case study evaluating the fiscal consideration companies apply before tapping into the public cloud.
Google Images Reimagined
A revamped image search interface and a new image ad format promise easier image searching and more ad revenue.
With VDI, Local Disk Is A Thing Of The Past
Last week I read a few interesting articles about storage in desktop virtualization, VDI in particular. The consensus is that this storage belongs on local disk, not the SAN. One industry expert even says you can use SSDs locally and still get away for less money. I beg to differ.
iPad For The Enterprise: Remote Control Solutions Reviewed
We've evaluated file synchronization tools for the iPad, and Citrix Receiver client for remote desktop access. Now we delve into a few more remote access tools from Array Networks and LogMeIn; and a Air Display, which turns your iPad into an extra monitor.
iSuppli Raises iPad Sales Forecast
Apple is increasing production targets for the tablet computer, prompting the market research firm to boost its 2010 sales forecast by 45%.
Dell Acquiring Ocarina Networks
The privately held company provides technology to compress images and other unstructured data in order to free up storage space, complementing the deduplication capabilities in Dell's storage systems.
Building The Open Source Cloud
Despite the fact that most of the underlying technology of cloud computing is based on open source, much of the current wave of cloud computing platforms are closed. But a new open source initiative is hoping to fully open up cloud computing.
Google Acquires Metaweb
With Metaweb's knowledge, Google aims to enhance its ability to understand search queries and deliver definitive answers.
Windows Phone 7 In Technical Preview
Microsoft's new mobile OS is now in the hands of operators for testing, and well on track for a holiday ship date. We took a video tour of some of its features, apps and capabilities.