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Microsoft is adding 1,000 new customers a day to the Azure platform

Wed, 04/17/2013 - 14:31
As Microsoft confirmed that Azure will make the long-awaited change to provide IAAS (infrastructure as a service), Bill Hilf, the general manager for Windows Azure product marketing, gave InfoWorld an impressive statistic. Azure has over 200,000 active customers and it is growing at the rate of 1,000 customers a day. At the same time, Microsoft [...]

Can cloud computing prices go any lower?

Wed, 03/27/2013 - 16:12
Cloud computing prices can only go up from here, according to an analysis in IT World that looks at price changes at Amazon, Google,  Rackspace and others. Price reductions in storage were about 20 percent; cuts in the cost of bandwidth were about 50 percent and the charges for database services dropped more than 30 [...]

Amazon’s cloud for CIA should help put security fears to rest

Tue, 03/26/2013 - 16:10
You won’t be able to get anyone making public claims but from all available evidence, the CIA is spending over $600 million to build a private cloud with Amazon Web Services (AWS). There is no public announcement (for which American citizens should be grateful) but  reporters at have put together the basic outline of [...]

Cloud computing index fund lagging broader markets

Thu, 02/28/2013 - 16:30
Back in July 2011, I wrote about the launch of an ETF (exchange traded fund) devoted to cloud computing stocks.  The companies in the fund did not appear to be a highly speculative bunch. Most of the companies had strong revenue flows from legacy businesses that were mature before they entered the cloud space. After [...]