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First look: Google Compute Engine vs. Amazon Web Services
This week Google Compute Engine became generally available, meaning that anyone can sign up to use the same on-demand virtual machines and storage that the Internet's leading search website uses to power its own operations. In light of this news, Gartner analyst Lydia Leong says the cloud computing market has entered a new era. Amazon Web Services has been the kingpin of the market, but it now has a more legitimate competitor than ever. Here's a look at how the two cloud offerings compare. Read More

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Google Compute Engine's biggest challenge
Is Google serious about the level of enterprise customer service needed to make its cloud computing service successful? Read More

The 21 most powerful enterprise networking companies
Here they are – the 21 companies that have the biggest effects on the day-to-day operations of enterprise networks. Spanning a broad range of different businesses – from wireless carriers to hardware vendors to cloud providers – these firms are, in our view, the ones with the most sway over what happens on the network. We drew on our own institutional expertise, as well as extensive discussions with industry analysts, to come up with the list. Read More

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Google Compute Engine vs. Amazon Web Services cloud: The battle is on
With news this week that Google Compute Engine cloud is now generally available, the battle in the Infrastructure-as-a-Service market has hit a new level. The biggest question is: Can Google give the kingpin of the public IaaS market, Amazon Web Services (AWS), a run for its money? Read More


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