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Xoreax Software Finds Diamonds in the Cloud

Xoreax Software announced recently that diamond-producer Sarin Technologies has has adopted the company’s IncrediBuild-XGE acceleration software. Sarin is using IncrediBuild-XGE to accelerate the performance of Sarin Advisor, a specialized diamond analysis application that maximizes the value of raw diamonds. The software calculates millions of potential diamond cutting options and identifies optimal cutting patterns based on stone attributes including size, weight, and internal flaws. Our adoption of...

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Ubuntu One vs Dropbox: Which Cloud Do You Use?

Canonical added support for PayPal to their commercial Ubuntu One cloud storage service.

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Blowing the Cloud Wide Open: Box.net to Begin Negotiable Enterprise Licenses

The generally accepted definition of "cloud services" - even the one prescribed by the U.S. Government (PDF available here) - includes the existence of metered or measured service - usually a flat rate that scales along with the service consumed.  Now one of the cloud's most prominent competitors is opening up its enterprise license program to negotiation, enabling big customers - perhaps including the government itself - to name their price and enter into long-term, fixed-price deals. Box.net's move, announced this morning, opens the door for potentially very large customers to enter into long-term arrangements that would otherwise be quite expensive. 

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ownCloud 4 Released

Version 4 of the ownCloud "personal cloud" system is out. "ownCloud 4 – built through active community support – adds innovative features like file versioning, – which actively saves files, allowing users to “rollback” to previous versions – and a new API — giving developers an easy, stable and supported...

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Google, Microsoft Said to be Creating New Cloud Services

The two rivaling software giants are rumored to be in a run-off to introduce new Infrastructure as a Service platforms for the cloud, which could mean trouble for Amazon. [Read more]...

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