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Rackspace Signs onto Arrow's ArrowSphere Cloud Platform

Rackspace is expanding its presence in the channel with a new distribution agreement with Arrow, which has added Rackspace's managed cloud offerings to its ArrowSphere platform. The agreement will expand Rackspace's reach in both the United States and Canada.

Datameer adds Smart Execution Engine to Big Data Analytics

Datameer will soon be updating its Big Data analytics application that was built for the Hadoop ecosystem. The latest version, Datameer 5.0, will have new capabilities through the Smart Execution engine, which the company noted can intelligently and dynamically select the best-of-breed compute framework at each step in the Big Data analytics process.

Atlantic.Net Targets Startups with 99-Cent Server

Cloud virtual private server hosting provider Atlantic.Net is looking to attract more startup customers with the launch of its "aggressively priced" Go plan, which offers cloud-based servers for 99 cents.

Rackspace Follows Amazon with Server Reboots

Rackspace is rebooting several of its servers over the next few days, similarly to what Amazon Web Services began last week (and should be ending today).

SingleHop Forms Enterprise On Demand Partner Program

Cloud-enabled managed hosting and on-demand infrastructure provider SingleHop is interested in building out its ecosystem of technologies and partners that are fully integrated with its cloud offerings. To begin with, the company is partnering with security-as-a-service vendors.

Microsoft Azure Price Cut Coming Oct. 1

Microsoft (MSFT) will be slashing the prices of several Azure cloud services as of Oct. 1. Although Microsoft has been quoted as saying the price cuts were not made because of competitive reasons, the action seems in line with the continuing price war that competitor Google (GOOG) has said is only beginning.

Microsoft Cloud Solution Provider Program Details Emerge

Microsoft has been fairly quiet about the Cloud Solution Provider channel partner program it unveiled at Microsoft Worldwide Partner Conference in July, but now a few more details have surfaced thanks to a blog post written by Gavriella Schuster, general manager of the Microsoft Worldwide Partner Group.

RightScale: How to Prepare for Amazon's EC2 Instance Reboot

Amazon Web Services notified customers on Wednesday that it would be conducting a big reboot of a substantial number of Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2) instances between Sept. 26 (yes, today) and Sept. 30.

Microsoft Azure Gets SSD-Backed Storage Virtual Machines

The use of solid state disk (SSD) storage is definitely on the rise in cloud computing as cloud services providers look for ways to offer greater performance in their virtual machines (VMs) and instances.

Verizon Secure Cloud Interconnect Adds Amazon Web Services

Verizon Enterprise Solutions is expanding the list of public cloud infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS) it supports through its Secure Cloud Interconnect service.

Is Oracle Set to Announce PaaS at OpenWorld 2014?

It appears big announcements are being planned for next week's Oracle OpenWorld.

Microsoft to End Office on Demand for Office 365 in November

A recent decision by Microsoft (MSFT) to end what some are calling a "disruptive change" is irking a handful of people in the Twitterverse, but the Redmond-based company seems unphased because of alternatives its customers can use, according to an article from Redmond Magazine.

IndependenceIT Integrates Cloud Workspace Suite with AWS

IndependenceIT is once again expanding its desktop-as-a-service (DaaS) offering. This time, the DaaS specialist has launched its Cloud Workspace Suite on Amazon Web Services.

IBM Aims for Fast Business Recovery with New Resiliency Center

IBM has launched a new cloud resiliency center in Research Triangle Park, North Carolina, to provide enterprises with business continuity capabilities in the cloud to protect from natural disasters, cybercrime and other unexpected things that can knock a business out of commission.

Alert Logic Adds Machine Learning Analytics to Security as a Service

Alert Logic is adding machine learning analytics capabilities to its security-as-a-service offerings through an OEM partnership with Prelert, which calls itself "the anomaly detection company." Through the partnership, Alert Logic will add Prelert's machine learning functions to enhance its existing capabilities for detecting threats that are designed to bypass traditional, signature-based approaches.

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