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Top 10 Cloud Stories Of 2010

Everybody's head was in the cloud, or so it seemed in 2010. Both well established and startup vendors developed solutions and strategies designed to extend their reach or provide entry into this booming market. After all, IDC estimated the cloud market will be worth $55 billion by 2014; Gartner predicted the cloud world could be valued at $148 billion at that time, in part because Gartner included Google AdWords advertising revenue in its figures, said Gregor Petri, adviser, lean IT and cloud co
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Rackspace, the second-largest supplier of cloud Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS), teamed up with NASA to launch OpenStack, an open source project. It's designed to produce the core elements needed to establish a cloud service, and its efforts may be of interest primarily to service providers, such as Cloud.com, an early member, and Rackspace itself, the second largest supplier of infrastructure as a service to Amazon's EC2. Both NASA and Rackspace already have experience in establishing cloud services and decided to team up with others to share costs and speed development. With the federal government's commitment to cloud, the project will be closely watched.

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Rackspace Announces Open Source Cloud Platform

NASA Readies Nebula Cloud Computing Platform For Release

Microsoft Supporting Cloud Open Source Code For Hyper-V

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Open Source Clouds On The Rise

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