Cloud Computing & SaaS


Hyper-V To Be Integrated in OpenStack

Microsoft recently announced a partnership with Cloud.com to help integrate its commercial hypervisor into the open source OpenStack project.

Microsoft's Ray Ozzie Envisions a 'Post-PC World'

What will a "post-PC world" look like? Ray Ozzie, renowned for jumpstarting Microsoft's move to the cloud, described a new vision for such an environment in a memo posted this week.

A Cloud Class Faces Graduation

Arizona State has entered its fourth academic year of having students use Google Apps for Education to do e-mail, documents, presentation, and collaboration work. Those who have been part of the journey said they believe the change has had an impact greater just the technology in use.

3 CSU Campuses Migrate E-Mail to the Cloud

Three of the more populous campuses in the massive California State University system are shifting their mail and document collaboration to a cloud-based solution for students, faculty, and alumni.

Researchers Gain Free Access to Microsoft Cloud Resources

Scientists in Japan will be gaining free access to cloud computing resources in a joint grant program set up between Microsoft and Japan's National Institute of Informatics. The initiative is part of a project being promoted by the institute to encourage researchers to explore the use of the cloud for supporting data retrieval from new kinds of information systems that require high performance computing.



Small University Pushes ID Management to the Cloud

Moving a university's mission-critical ID management solution to the cloud requires something of a leap of faith. For Coppin State University, the leap also required a hands-on, several-months-long proof of concept with a trusted vendor to convince the small university that the solution would work.

Office Web Apps Get Makeover

Microsoft announced some new milestones for its browser-based Office Web Applications.

Gartner Says Cloud Spending on the Rise

Cloud computing services accounted for 12.5 percent of overall IT budgets, according to a research report released by Gartner.

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.