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  • Nobody Can Win The Cloud Pricing Wars

    Nobody Can Win The Cloud Pricing Wars

    Earlier this week, Google lowered prices 10 percent across the board on their Google Compute Engine cloud platform . The cost is getting so low, it’s almost trivial for anyone to absorb the costs of running infrastructure in the cloud, but you have to wonder as the cloud pricing wars continue, how low can they go and if it’s a war anyone can win. The end game is obviously zero… Read More

  • After $25B IPO, US Cloud Infrastructure Players Best Pay Attention to Alibaba

    After $25B IPO, US Cloud Infrastructure Players Best Pay Attention to Alibaba

    Amazon Web Services better watch its back. And while we’re at it, let’s issue a warning to Microsoft and Google and just about any cloud service you can think of, because there is a new player in town and they have a lot going for them including being based in China and oh, getting a record-setting IPO last Friday that resulted in raising a whopping $25B. That kind of money gives… Read More

  • Massachusetts Open Cloud Project Hopes To Create Ad-Hoc Infrastructure Marketplace

    Massachusetts Open Cloud Project Hopes To Create Ad-Hoc Infrastructure Marketplace

    Today, the cloud infrastructure market is dominated by several big companies — Amazon, Google and Microsoft — but a public/business/academia partnership called the Massachusetts Open Cloud project is hoping to change that by creating an open computing marketplace where you can negotiate whatever services you need from multiple infrastructure vendors. Peter Desnoyers, a professor… Read More

  • UCloud, China’s Answer To AWS, Raises $50M As It Eyes Up An IPO In The U.S.

    UCloud, China’s Answer To AWS, Raises $50M As It Eyes Up An IPO In The U.S.

    UCloud, a China-based provider of cloud computing infrastructure and services for games companies, mobile startups and other enterprises has raised $50 million in a Series B round of financing. UCloud, which offers prices that compete against those of Amazon Web Services, says this is the largest-ever funding round for a Chinese provider of cloud-infrastructure-as-a-service. The round… Read More

  • Google Could Loosen Amazon’s Cloud Grip With Pay-Per-Use API Services

    Google Could Loosen Amazon’s Cloud Grip With Pay-Per-Use API Services

    Editor’s note: Chris Potter is co-founder of ScreenLight, a cloud video collaboration service for video producers to review and approve video with their teams and clients. Google recently rolled out a number of enhancements to its Cloud Platform products. With these changes, it’s clear that Google is aiming its sights directly at Amazon Web Services and other IaaS providers, such… Read More

  • Eucalyptus Systems Aims For Private Cloud Dominance

    Eucalyptus Systems Aims For Private Cloud Dominance

    Marten Mickos is working on a joke. He has the opening line — “An app guy, an ops guy, and a VMware sales guy walk into a bar…” — but he hasn’t figured out what the punchline is, yet. Mickos is the former CEO of MySQL AB. Today he’s the CEO of Eucalyptus Systems, developers of private infrastructure as a service solutions, and he thinks about… Read More

  • Readers: What’s Your Cloud Strategy?

    Readers: What’s Your Cloud Strategy?

    I get press releases every week about some new (or old!) company and their so-called cloud solution. Some folks are clearly abusing the popularity of the “cloud” buzzword, and others are actually doing interesting things with distributed computing, infrastructure- and platform-as-a-service, orchestration, and related technologies. Amazon is the prime mover on IaaS, but… Read More

  • Cloud Application Services Company Iron.io Raises $1.4 Million Seed Round From Baseline

    Cloud Application Services Company Iron.io Raises $1.4 Million Seed Round From Baseline

    Cloud application services provider Iron.io has just closed a $1.4 million round of seed funding, led by Baseline Ventures, the same investors who led the seed rounds for Instagram, TaskRabbit, Heroku, Weebly and many others. Additional investors participating in this round are Ignition Partners, Cloud Capital Partners, Citrix Systems, Jonathan Siegel, Matt Ocko, Jared Kopf and Lance… Read More