Cloud Computing & SaaS


Microsoft Takes HPC to the Cloud

Windows HPC Server 2008 R2, launched Monday, has been optimized for 1,000 node, up from a previous limit of 256 nodes.

Cloud Computing in Education: A Practitioner's View

A cloud computing strategy helps Westmont College do more with less. CIO Reed Sheard says that by integrating cloud-based applications with internal systems, the college has been able to succeed with several new initiatives while keeping existing staffing levels.

Open Source Java ESB Moves into the Cloud

Web-based middleware maker MuleSoft yesterday unveiled a new version of its enterprise service bus (ESB), Mule ESB 3.0 Community.

National University System Renews Partnership with Pearson LearningStudio

A company affiliated with National University and other institutions within the National University System has extended a contract to continue its use of Pearson's Web-based learning management system for an additional five years.

How Solid Is Your Clouded Data?

As more institutions of higher education turn to software-as-a-service (Saas) or cloud computing options as alternatives to traditional purchase-and-install software, a growing number of challenges are cropping up.



Gartner: Microsoft 'Dominates' E-Mail Market

Microsoft received a "strong positive" rating in a study of e-mail system vendors by Gartner, which was released in mid-August.

Outsourcing Turns IT Leaders Into the New Air Traffic Controllers

As more higher ed institutions turn to different outsourcing models--traditional, cloud-based, or consortial--IT leaders must manage, monitor, and integrate technology solutions from all directions.

Citrix To Acquire VMLogix

In a move aimed at extending its Open Cloud infrastructure, Citrix Systems Inc. has agreed to acquire VMLogix Inc.

Learning Amongst the Riches: Students in the Cloud

Students are moving away from their institutions in terms of their online “center.” They engage independently in learning conversations using applications of their own choosing, and they create their own digital identity--all without using campus-based technology.

Agile Platform 5.1 Aimed at Amazon Cloud

OutSystems has released version 5.1 of its Agile Platform, featuring "1 Click" provisioning designed to help developers quickly get projects up and running on Amazon's EC2 cloud computing service.