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  • Amazon Web Services takes advantage of GPUs in the cloud

    Amazon Web Services (AWS) now allows users of its cloud computing platform to take advantage of the extra power graphics processing units (GPUs) can give. The company hopes the move will attract high-performance computing applications to its service.

  • Cloud services spur mobile enterprise apps

    Mobilizing enterprise apps is nothing new, yet beyond e-mail and a few other horizontal applications, it's still a niche market. But combining the cloud with the newest generation of smartphones is just starting to change that.

  • Amazon offering EC2 access at no charge

    Amazon Web Services is rolling out an offer on Nov. 1 for new customers that provides one year of access to a "micro instance" on its Elastic Compute Cloud, as well as a number of other services, at no charge.

  • Cloud services empower startups

    Companies like Melodeo, SEOmoz and startup Spiral Genetics say they wouldn't be where they are now without access to hosted computing services.

  • Oracle will support apps running on Amazon EC2

    Oracle customers will now be able to deploy a range of Oracle software on Amazon's Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2) service in production form, the companies announced Monday at the OpenWorld conference in San Francisco.

  • Eucalyptus strengthens its back end

    Two months after releasing version 2 of the enterprise edition of its open-source cloud software, Eucalyptus Systems has posted a new version of the software's base platform, the company announced on Wednesday.

  • Amazon: Enterprises should adjust expectations for cloud

    The reported problems Amazon had last week in negotiating a contract with Eli Lilly point to a disconnect between what cloud providers offer and what large enterprises expect -- though some analysts say they also reflect a lack of flexibility at Amaz...

  • Canonical bundles Linux, IBM database for the cloud

    Canonical is offering enterprises a chance to try cloud computing via a virtual appliance that bundles Ubuntu Linux with the IBM DB2 Express-C database running on the Amazon EC2 (Elastic Compute Cloud) public cloud platform.

  • RackSpace's OpenStack targets cloud lock-in

    Rackspace's contribution of code to a new open-source project called OpenStack could help establish a counterweight to larger and proprietary players like Amazon's Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2), according to some observers.

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