News Round-Up 4/21/2012: Microsoft Embraces Open Source, Supercomputing by the Hour, OpenStack News and more
There have been some exciting announcements and fascinating news articles recently regarding cloud services and service providers. Every week we will round up the most interesting topics from around the globe and consolidate them into a weekly summary
Amazon and Salesforce are expected to join the UK government's G-Cloud and start serving civil servants with hosted computing, storage and ERP from May.
Microsoft announces it is creating a wholly owned subsidiary for the open source community. Will the open source community embrace their support or will their skepticism keep Microsoft at arms length?
Once only available for governments and huge companies, the power of supercomputing is now available to rent by the hour. Cycle Computing has put together a massive supercomputing cluster that can be used by smaller companies for a fee.
Hostway and MorphLabs have contributed to the OpenStack platform. Coming on the heels of an active week of comings and goings in the OpenStack realm, further developments keep the platform in the news.
Rackspace comes out swinging after Citrix publicly divorced from the OpenStack platform. Although there are still some issues to iron out, Rackspace has begun to roll out OpenStack in a measured approach.
SoftLayer introduced a series of new cloud-based high performance computing to their cloud offerings. Powered by a dual-processor Sandy Bridge server, SoftLayers offering should provide impressive speed and improved performance.
Also in the news:
- Microsoft Open Technologies: Same Old, Same Old?
- What to Consider Before Signing Up for Google Drive
- Cloud Computing in the Real World