Cloud news: Amazon targets high-speed graphics; Rackspace boosts VM performance

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Cloud news: Amazon targets high-speed graphics; Rackspace boosts VM performance

image_jpegTwo of the leading cloud computing providers today announced significant revisions to their on-demand virtual machines, with Rackspace rolling out new higher performing SSD-based VMs, and Amazon Web Services reducing the prices on one class of its VMs and introducing a service for graphics processing.

The moves reflect the jockeying, back-and-forth nature of the cloud computing market where when one company announces a significant new feature or price drop competitors usually follow, sometimes within days or even hours of the announcement or, in the case of today, announce the news on the same day.

2013-11-18T12:13:31+00:00