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Amazon & Google’s Price Drop

Cloud computing prices are being driven down, and quickly at that. On Tuesday, March 25, Google announced some pretty dramatic price cuts across its range of services for running software applications and websites and storing large quantities of data. Just one day later, Amazon echoed that by cutting prices on its own set of cloud…

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Hybrid Cloud Increasing in Popularity

According to researchers at the University of Sydney, hybrid cloud deployment (also referred to as multi-cloud deployment) is the most cost-effective, efficient method for organizations to manage abundant cloud computing resources. The University’s School of Information Technologies’ Centre for Distributed and High Performance Computing has recommended the hybrid cloud model, as it is a “scalable,…

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Amazon Cloud Ahead of its Peers

Recently, two important sources have named Amazon Web Services (AWS) as head and shoulders above the competition, particularly in terms of providing infrastructure as a service (IaaS) and platform as a service (PaaS) offerings to their clients. Here’s the proof Research firm Gartner’s most recent MagicQuadrant on IaaS placed Amazon in its leaders category, far…

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Amazon vs. ProfitBricks

Amazon’s cloud computing service may encounter a new rival with an interesting offering on providing virtual servers. Rather than offering several types of pre-defined instances (each with a ­predetermined amount of memory, storage and CPU power), ProfitBricks, a new infrastructure as a service (IaaS) company is prepared to allow its customers to create their own…

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High-Performance Computing and the Cloud

Recently, the high-performance computing sector has been a great example of what the public cloud can offer, particularly in terms of economizing while developing the scale of computation. Background Arguably, the high-performance computing (HPC) sector is a great indicator of the future of computing. In the cloud computing environment, HPC companies have leveraged cheap, plentiful…

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