Tools that benchmark performance promise to reveal the strengths and weaknesses of competing cloud providers.
A proposed system would let cloud developers control the way their data travels across different machines.
Offering free Office software from the cloud is a major strategy shift.
An IBM project promises cheaper network management.
A startup promises a painless way to move existing software.
A new tool explores large sets of data–and might help organize the Web.
Chrome OS is ridiculously simple–and that’s why you’ll love it.
The next step in cloud computing is to link different systems.
Information technology’s next grand challenge will be to secure the cloud–and prove we can trust it.
A new tool takes a hint from 1980s database programming.
Cloud password cracker is a sign of things to come.
Cryptography solutions are far-off, but much can be done in the near term, says Whitfield Diffie.
Researchers are working on ways to make encrypted data easier to find.
New research reveals how to find would-be victims within cloud hardware.
Virtual private clouds bridge real and virtual computing infrastructure.
Custom datacenters can help lower energy consumption, experts say.
Cloud computing solutions might improve the overall security of government software.
Amazon’s new protocol should make accessing the cloud faster and more reliable.
Stephen Cass, senior editor of special projects at TR, interviews Dwight Merriman, CEO and cofounder of 10Gen, a startup that is developing a database designed to cope with the idiosyncrasies of cloud computing.
Security and reliability aren’t the only problems for cloud users and providers.
Will clouds be dominated by a few big players?
A startup seeks to undercut Photoshop with subscription software.
How engineers are making on-demand computing a reality.
IBM’s big cloud-computing plan starts with virtual desktops and software application testing.
Software developed by rPath makes it easier to port applications to the cloud.
An advanced Web-based editing tool is connecting to sites across the Internet.
A startup hopes to make it easier to hop between cloud-computing services.
New technology offloads processing from a mobile device to its cloud-based doppelganger.
A “fast array of wimpy nodes” could replace behemoth server infrastructure.
Open-source cloud-computing tools could give companies greater flexibility.
Microsoft is hoping it can leapfrog the competition yet again, with an operating system dubbed Windows Cloud.
Combining scanning approaches could keep PCs safe from viruses.