Nov. 24: What We’re Reading About the Cloud

Heading into the long holiday weekend, the news today is all about what’s new:’s new chief scientist, Google’s new data centers, EMC’s new business and Fujitsu’s new versatile blade server.

Google Building Two More Data Centers (From Data Center Knowledge) Google’s capex has been skyrocketing over the past few quarters, here’s part of where it’s been going.

Isilon May Stay On Seattle Scene (From The Register) I’m having a hard time digesting this theory. Why would EMC, a storage vendor with a broad portfolio, run a separate storage company?

The Public Cloud Gets a New Evangelist as Brings on JP Rangaswami (From ReadWriteWeb) The analyst comments in this article echo my sentiments on GigaOM Pro: Rangaswami will use his vision and technological prowess to make a cutting-edge cloud provider.

Fujitsu Turns Blade Server On Its Head (From Server Farming) I’m still waiting for Fujitsu to make its long-promised marketing moves in North America. The company has been doing some innovative things around servers and cloud services over the past year.

SQL Azure Federation: Is It “NoSQL” Azure Too? (From Visual Studio Magazine) In case anyone was questioning whether Microsoft really understands how life is different in the cloud. SQL Azure appears to operate like a NoSQL-RDBMS hybrid, which helps everyone.

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