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Survey Shows That Concerns Remain in the Open Source Cloud

Open source cloud computing solutions have been proliferating, as businesses and organizations demand flexible solutions for deploying public and private cloud applications. Among these solutions, OpenStack remains one of the highest profile examples, with vendors ranging from Hewlett-Packard to Red Hat to Dell supporting it. But, OpenStack competes directly with Eucalyptus Systems, which we've covered since its inception here at OStatic, and with Citrix's CloudStack. Despite all this competition among open source cloud platforms, we noted the other day that not everyone is so smitten with the trend.  And, according to the results of a new survey from Zenoss, there are many concerns about open source cloud offerings. Zenoss surveyed more than 100,000 members of its community on open source cloud topics and...

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Cloud Storage Isn't What It Used To Be [Humor]

There's a generation of youngsters growing up who think that Cloud Storage means Dropbox or Drive, and not some crazed childhood idea to collect all those awesomely shaped plumes in the sky. [XKCD] More »...

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Amazon Puts Free Relational Databases in its Cloud

MySQL, Oracle and Microsoft SQL Server Express databases are now available in the "Free Tier" Usage plans for Amazon Web Services...

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RackSpace Announces OpenStack Training and Certification Program

Just when you thought it was safe to go back into the data center with just your magic wand and a prayer, RackSpace steps up and gives you something substantial to work with: Training and certification on OpenStack.

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Oracle Must Build Out APAC Data Centers

With just one in Australia, and a second slated to open in Singapore, Oracle will need to beef up its footprint in Asia-Pacific if it wants firms in the region to buy into its cloud play.

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