Nowhere is the nightmare as vivid as it is when your cloud service goes down. Here are 10 worst cloud outages from AWS, T-Mobile Sidekick, Google's Gmail, Microsoft's Hotmail and BPOS, Intuit's business SaaS, Salesforce.com, Terramark, Rackspace and even PayPal.
by: JR Raphael, InfoWorld (US) 28-Jun-2011
Microsoft's outage of BPOS, which includes Exchange Online and SharePoint Online, has been hit by various outages dating back to August of last year. Yesterday's outage involved a networking hardware problem and affected customers in North America.
by: Juan Carlos Perez, IDG News Service (Miami Bureau) 23-Jun-2011
To raise service levels, 12 participating Hong Kong NGOs and schools of Microsoft's "Cloud Connect" initiative will gain access to always-on connectivity, mobility and security to offload their manpower burden and costs of IT infrastructure maintenance.
by: Asia Cloud Forum staff 11-Jun-2011
Salesforce.com's outspoken CEO discusses the company's evolution, M&A strategies, why Microsoft is 'lagging' behind in cloud development, and whether Salesforce.com and Microsoft's Azure should change their names.
by: Chris Kanaracus, IDG News Service (Boston Bureau) 07-Jun-2011
Targeting at SMBs, the joint offering of CA Technologies' backup and recovery SaaS on Microsoft's cloud platform can be deployed internally or remote offices that lack on-site IT staff.
by: StorageAsia Editors 26-May-2011
The outages affected 1% of all Microsoft Exchange users when it ran into technical problems at noon last Thursday, affecting "a small percentage that remains in the queue awaiting delivery." All new inbound and outbound messages were delivered, though.
by: Juan Carlos Perez, IDG News Service 23-May-2011
San Francisco's new unified communication system will be used by more than 23,000 employees across 60 departments and agencies. Collaboration tools include email, calendar coordination, and hosted archiving. Migration to the new cloud email system is expected to take 12 months.
by: eGov Innovation Editors 23-May-2011
While almost half of the respondents in eight APAC markets are planning a cloud implementation within the next 18 months, 53% of SMB respondents said that cloud is a priority but were concerned that limited funding may hinder cloud computing implementation.
by: Asia Cloud Forum staff 04-May-2011
Cloud-based services are ready for the taking, but is the healthcare industry moving any closer to adoption? Microsoft APAC healthcare services director Gabe Rjipma explains the challenges IT organizations face in adopting cloud services for healthcare institutions.
by: eGov Innovation editors 26-Apr-2011
The agreement will see StarHub, Singapore's second-largest operator, go-to-market with Microsoft's Office 365 cloud productivity suite in Singapore. StarHub will provide connectivity between Microsoft's own data center in Singapore and its business broadband customers signed up to the service.
by: Melissa Chua, TelecomAsia.net 20-Apr-2011