Martin Tantow is the Founder of CloudTimes. Founded in 2009, CloudTimes is a leading technology media property, dedicated to providing in-depth research and breaking news on Cloud Computing and related topics. Apart from its well-known news section, CloudTimes hosts the largest research database on the web, featuring free white papers, webinars and articles from leading IT companies.
“The cloud” has revolutionized from being a substance-free buzzword, into a buzzword that brings significance to businesses. Companies such as Google, Amazon and Salesforce led the way for this transformation during the past years. Cloud services at home, in the workplace and in enterprises has increased significantly.
In this year of cautious optimism and grinding economic growth, it is safe to say that buying won in the proverbial buy versus build question. In 2010, many companies slashed costs and hoarded cash. However, in Q1 2011, the economy began to grow and growth expectations in the market elevated; as a result, equity investors favored growth companies.
Microsoft is helping game developers roll out games faster by offering them tools and, in return, having them host their games on Windows Azure. Microsoft launched this week at the Casual Connect in Seattle, a toolkit for developers that provides the basic code for a number of back-end game technologies which all game developers typically must build but find it time consuming to create.
CloudTimes is happy to announce that we closed a media partnership for the Mobilize 2011 conference, on September 26 & 27 in San Francisco, CA. This comes is in continuation to the successful partnership for GigaOM’s Structure event in June 2011 which we covered closely.
Microsoft and Amazon Web Services have agreed to let Amazon cloud users run Microsoft Windows Server Application on their Amazon cloud infrastructure.
Citrix announced today it has completed its acquisition of Cloud.com, a provider of software-infrastructure platforms for cloud providers.