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Archives for September, 2010


Rackspace AppMatcher and SaaS marketplaces

by Lydia Leong  |  September 17, 2010  |  2 Comments

Rackspace has teased a preview page for a SaaS marketplace called AppMatcher. (It looks to be more of a front-page mock-up than anything actual; note that the “1,000 apps”, “100,000 businesses” bits look like placeholders.) The concept is pretty straightforward: app providers provide info about their target customer, and potential customers provide info about their [...]

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More colo coverage

by Lydia Leong  |  September 13, 2010  |  Comments Off

My colleague Alex Winogradoff (alex dot winogradoff at gartner dot com) has begun to pick up an increasing percentage of the colocation inquiry that myself and Ted Chamberlin have previously taken. Ted and I are both hugely busy (if you don’t know him, Ted is my co-author on the Magic Quadrant, and is our primary [...]

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Amazon introduces “micro instances” on EC2

by Lydia Leong  |  September 9, 2010  |  3 Comments

Amazon has introduced a new type of EC2 instance, called a Micro Instance. These start at $0.02/hour for Linux and $0.03/hour for Windows, come with 613 MB of allocated RAM, a low allocation of CPU, and a limited ability to burst CPU. They have no local storage by default, requiring you to boot from EBS. [...]

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