Soasta, a provider of cloud-based testing services, has been awarded a patent for leveraging more than 500,000 servers across the globe. The goal is to help companies setup tests, so they can avoid crashes and failures caused by an influx of website traffic.
Claranet, a London-based cloud hosting provider, has scooped up Star, a company that delivers managed technology services like unified communications, and advanced security services.
Editor's Pick Better grab an umbrella, because it’s about to get real cloudy. A new study by Cisco estimates that global traffic generated by cloud computing services will increase a staggering 12 times by 2015 compared to cloud traffic in 2010, while data center traffic will increase at a less-showy-but-still-impressive four times by 2015.