Measuring and Comparing the Performance of 5 Cloud Platforms

Bitcurrent and Webmetrics have run a number of tests for a month on 5 different cloud platforms – Amazon, Google, Rackspace,, and Terremark -, attempting to measure the performance of each platform. One of their conclusions is that each platform works better for different application types.

Connecting The Clouds: Integrating Google App Engine for Java with

This video presents how to connect the Salesforce SOAP Web Services API to Google App Engine for Java. The project includes an open source Web Service Client that has been completely ported to App Engine. This client is designed for high performance and will work with WSDL’s or other …

Computing in the Cloud: Security and Risks in the Cloud

How does the move to centralized services affect the security and reliability of users’ interactions with technology? What new threats are likely to emerge? How might provider behavior, user behavior, or government policy need to change in response to those threats? How does the “open source” ethos work in a …

What is Cloud Computing?

Joyent asked Tim O’Reilly, Dan Farber, Matt Mullenweg, Jay Cross, Brian Solis, Kevin Marks, Steve Gillmor, Jeremy Tanner, Maggie Fox, Tom McGovern, Sam Lawrence, Stowe Boyd, David Tebbutt, Dave McClure, Chris Carfi, Vamshi Krishna and Rod Boothby the question: “What is Cloud Computing?”