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Microsoft Consolidates Azure Application Services into App Service

by Janakiram MSV on  Mar 25, 2015

Microsoft attempts to bring web, mobile, API and workflow development under one umbrella called App Services. Along with this, Microsoft also added integration for many 3rd party APIs.

Cloud Foundry Foundation is Born and Gets a New Lead

by Rags Srinivas on  Feb 11, 2015

Cloud Foundry Foundation that was formed recently to advance an open source PaaS gets a new lead, Sam Ramji as the CEO. InfoQ talks to James Watters, VP for Product at Pivotal, Christopher Ferris, CTO Open Cloud at IBM and Dr. Nic Williams, CEO of Stark and Wayne.

Azure DocumentDB is Available in More Regions with Increased Account Limits

by Janakiram MSV on  Feb 04, 2015

Azure DocumentDB, Microsoft’s NoSQL cloud database service is available in newer regions within Asia and US. The account limits are enhanced to support increased capacity units and document size.

Microsoft Enhances Azure SQL Database, Active Directory and Media Services

by Janakiram MSV on  Feb 03, 2015

Microsoft announced new features to Azure SQL Database, Azure Active Directory, Azure RMS and Azure Media Services.

VMware Will Offer Google Cloud Services and Rackspace Offers vCloud

by Abel Avram on  Jan 29, 2015

Cloud vendors are combining their strengths to provide extra services for their customers. The latest developments include VMware offering Google BigQuery and Rackspace building private dedicate vCloud’s.

Microsoft Azure G-Series VMs are Generally Available

by Janakiram MSV on  Jan 26, 2015

Azure’s beefy, powerful G-series VM types are now available in East US 2 region.

Heroku Adds GitHub and Dropbox Deployment Options

by Richard Seroter on  Jan 21, 2015

Developers have two new ways to publish code to the Heroku Platform-as-a-Service. Heroku recently added mechanisms to push code stored in either Github or Dropbox. These features, currently in beta, give Heroku a set of deployment techniques that compare favorably to other PaaS providers.

Parse Announces Local Datastore for iOS and Crash Reporting Service

by Matt McComb on  Dec 17, 2014

MBaaS (Mobile Backend as a Service) provider Parse recently announced two new additions to its platform, a crash reporting service and support for local data storage on iOS.

Bluemix Launches Docker-based IBM Containers Service Beta

by Daniel Bryant on  Dec 11, 2014

IBM's new IBM Containers service lets developers launch Docker containers directly onto the IBM Cloud with Docker-native features and standardised interfaces, including the new Docker orchestration services.

Cloud Foundry Foundation Forms with 40 Member Companies

by Janakiram MSV on  Dec 11, 2014

Cloud Foundry Foundation is formed to established formal open governance model for the Cloud Foundry open source Platform as a Service (PaaS).

Restlet Launches APISpark, PaaS for Web APIs

by Jeevak Kasarkod on  Nov 26, 2014

Restlet, creators of the most widely deployed framework for APIs, today announced the general availability of APISpark, a cloud service for developers seeking to quickly publish and manage APIs, and businesses that want to give application and website developers around the world access to their data.

IBM Announced Bare Metal PaaS and Private API Catalog

by Janakiram MSV on  Nov 26, 2014

IBM is offering a Cloud Foundry based PaaS called Bluemix on SoftLayer's bare metal infrastructure. The service is integrated with other products including MQ Series, IBM Watson and Cloudant NoSQL.

AWS Elastic Beanstalk Adds Preconfigured Docker Platform

by Steffen Opel on  Nov 13, 2014

After gaining generic Docker support in July 2014, Amazon Web Services (AWS) now added Preconfigured Docker as a new category of supported platforms to its platform as a service offering AWS Elastic Beanstalk. This category of platforms is based on the recently added official repositories for language stacks on the Docker Hub Registry.

Google Announces Cloud Container Engine Using Kubernetes

by Abel Avram on  Nov 05, 2014

Google made a number of cloud-related announcements during their Google Cloud Platform Live Event that is taking place in San Francisco these days. The most important is the availability of Google Container Engine (GKE), currently in public alpha. Others are: Managed VMs, more connectivity options, Cloud Debugger, Autoscaler, and price reductions.

Amazon CloudWatch Gains Log Monitoring and Storage

by Steffen Opel on  Oct 31, 2014

Amazon CloudWatch recently gained log file monitoring and storage for application, operating system and custom logs and meanwhile enhanced support for Microsoft Windows Server to cover a wider variety of log sources.

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