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Cloud Price Reductions: A Definitive Analysis of 2013 Trends

March 21, 2014,
Posted By: Bret Clement
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As organizations flock to cloud services — and cloud providers battle for market share — public cloud prices in 2013 continued on a steady downward trend. RightScale analyzed price reductions from four leading public cloud providers in 2013 (AWS, Rackspace, Google Compute Engine, and Azure) and found that the pace of price reductions continued to accelerate.

Google Compute Engine Live Migration Passes the Test

December 12, 2013,
Posted By: Brian Adler
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Last week Google announced the general availability of its Google Compute Engine cloud service, including new live migration technology that enables your virtual machines to keep running while Google performs upgrades to its physical infrastructure. We put the live migration feature to the test with not-surprising results.

Google GCE Goes GA: 5 Reasons It's Time to Take a Look

December 03, 2013,
Posted By: Rishi Vaish
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Google has announced general availability of its Google Compute Engine (GCE) cloud service. Since GCE was first announced at Google IO in June 2012, cloud users and cloud pundits have been analyzing and theorizing about the significant impact Google could have in the IaaS market. Here are five reasons why GCE is a serious IaaS contender.

Cloud Strategists See Enterprises Gaining Confidence with Security

August 19, 2013,
Posted By: Phil Cox
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Early adopters of the cloud computing model had to fight the perception that no Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) provider could be as security-conscious as their own organizations. Over the last several years, as public cloud providers have gotten better about communicating their security features, that view has changed, according to the cloud strategists we talked with. For most organizations, the conversation is no longer about "Is cloud secure?" but more appropriately "How do I secure the cloud I'm using?"