The week of the big cloud reboots

The week in cloud: Amazon Web Services and Rackspace both acknowledged that they needed to re-start a big chunk of their public cloud infrastructure due to a non-disclosed Xen issue.

The race for your files continues, as Amazon Zocalo comes online

The week in cloud: Amazon, Google, Microsoft, Dropbox and Amazon all want your business and personal files in their respective clouds so they can then sell you more stuff. Storage price cuts are flying — but make sure you watch pricing of other services.

Beware of vendors bearing sponsored research

VMware used third-party benchmarks to claim that vCHS is less expensive than Amazon Web Services or Microsoft Azure. But really, what would you expect them to show?