Microsoft Azure Boosts HPC Cloud Capabilities with GreenButton Acquisition

Microsoft is acquiring New Zealand-based cloud startup GreenButton, the company announced Thursday in a blog post. The terms of the deal have not been disclosed. According to GreenButton’s website, it provides cloud solutions for compute-intensive applications. Its flagship product, called GreenButton Cloud Fabric, is designed for Enterprises and Software Vendors to access unlimited cloud computing…

.LONDON Begins Taking Local Domain Reservations

Applications are now being received by registrars for the new .LONDON domains, which are scheduled to come online in three months, making it one of the first cities in the world to launch its own domain name. Starting at 5pm GMT (12 noon EST) Tuesday, the Dot London registry officially opened its “London Priority Period”…

Cirrus Hosting Introduces Private Networking To Its Public Cloud Platform

Cirrus Hosting, a leading provider of VPS hosting,enterprise cloud hosting, and dedicated server hosting, will offer public cloud hosting clients the ability to build private virtual networks within the Cirrus Hosting cloud. Whereas deploying a private network would have previously involved the purchase of expensive dedicated switches or VLAN products, Cirrus Hosting’s cloud-based private network…

CloudOps Extends Security Features of Apache CloudStack with Palo Alto Next-Gen Security Platform Integration and Cloud-Native Hardware Accelerated SSL Offload

CloudOps, a leading provider of best-in-class private, public and hybrid Cloud solutions for Service Providers and Enterprise, announced today the security enhancements they contributed to Apache CloudStack and the availability of their implementation and managed services for Apache CloudStack 4.3. Apache CloudStack is an integrated Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) software platform that allows users to build feature-rich…

Canonical to Close Cloud Storage Service Ubuntu One

Canonical, the company behind the Ubuntu operating system, is shutting down its cloud storage service, Ubuntu One. Canonical first introduced Ubuntu One as a beta service in 2009. It has since grown to become a suite of cloud services including storage, sync, sharing and streaming. It featured a freemium model where a basic account with…

1&1 Launches New Offer for Personal Websites

1&1 Internet, Inc. ( www.1and1.com),  a global leader among Web hosting providers, today launched a remarkable new offer for creating a personal website for only $0.99 for 1 year.  1&1 MyWebsite Lite is a high quality solution for many website purposes.  The main features include more than 200 customizable website designs, optimization for mobile devices…