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Amazon, the mother of all clouds

Did Jeff Bezos choose that name to symbolise the largest bookstore in the world or did he realise that he would one day create an enterprise cloud service that was as large and complex as the river basin? After spending some time with his enterprise infrastructure service, I think he saw this coming.
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HP Cloud review

HP challenges Amazon and Google with an OpenStack-based IaaS cloud that blends openness and portability with nice proprietary extras and welcome hand-holding.
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Google Compute Engine review

Google took its sweet time entering this corner of the cloud. While Amazon, Rackspace, and others started off with pay-as-you-go Linux boxes and other "infrastructure" services, Google began with the Google App Engine, a nice stack of Python that held your hand and did much of the work for you.
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Bitcoin review

A clever if somewhat controversial social experiment, Bitcoin sets out to be an internet-only currency.
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Microsoft Windows Azure review

There's "the cloud" and then there's Windows Azure.

We tested the available production level features in Microsoft's platform-as-a-service (PaaS) offering, and found that Azure is similar in many ways to what already exists in the cloud sky. But there are some key differences. Azure is homogeneously Windows-based. And big chunks of Azure are still in beta or "customer technology preview."


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Jean-Claude Vandonghen said: I have been using Joyent SmartOS for a while and I confirm what is written above I strongly recommend you give it a try

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