News from the Cloud: Preventing Cloud Computing from becoming a gathering storm

A regular round-up of stories about web-based applications from our new sister site, BusinessCloud9.com. This month the following has happened:

2 Sept - VMware warns of Cloud’s ‘Hotel California’ syndrome Virtualisation specialist VMware is creating a Cloud Computing infrastructure to by-pass the software version of ‘Hotel California’. CEO Paul  Maritz told the VMworld 2009 conference in San Francisco last week that companies spend a majority of their IT budgets ensuring their infrastructure is kept up and running rather than on bottom line activities.

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1 Sept - Amazon reaches into private Clouds Online retailer Amazon’s web services wing has introduced a new Virtual Private Cloud (VPC) service to give business customers their own "isolated" computing resources in the Amazon Cloud infrastructure.

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