Posts tagged "greenqloud"
Xeround, and a tale of evolving business models

Xeround, and a tale of evolving business models

Last night, cloud database company Xeround announced that they’re shutting down the version of their service hosted in public clouds such as Amazon, Rackspace, GreenQloud, and others. Users of the free service have until 8 May to move elsewhere, whilst paying customers have until 15 May. The company describes this as an attempt to “re-focus,”...
My GigaOM week – report published, fireside chat videos, and more

My GigaOM week – report published, fireside chat videos, and more

It’s been a pretty GigaOM-focussed week. To begin the week, my GigaOM Pro report on Europe’s Helix Nebula cloud project was published. Then Tuesday and Wednesday were dominated by activities in and around GigaOM’s first conference on this side of the Atlantic; Structure Europe, held in Amsterdam. I moderated two sessions on the main stage...
Crunching the numbers in search of a greener cloud

Crunching the numbers in search of a greener cloud

Although sometimes portrayed as a big computer in the sky, the reality of cloud computing is far more mundane. Clouds run on physical hardware, located in data centres, connected to one another and to their customers via high speed networks. All of that hardware must be powered and cooled, and all of those offices must...