VMware vCloud Air Adds Google Cloud Platform

VMware is due to launch its vCloud Air platform in Australia sometime in the first half of this year. One potentially intriguing addition to the platform: rival service Google Cloud Platform.

Last Week's 10 Biggest Posts

You wanted better Gmail, programmer communication tips, Windows 10 news and Vegemite pizza. Kick off your Monday by checking out the ten most popular posts from Lifehacker Australia last week:

Cloud Patches: AWS Virtual Machines, Google Private Docker, Where's Azure?

The latest updates and additions for Amazon Web Services, Microsoft Azure and Google Cloud Platform.

Cloud Patches: Workplace Join Adds Android, Google Cloud Monitoring

Our weekly roundup of developments on Microsoft Azure, Amazon Web Services and Google Cloud Platform.

Cloud Patches: Amazon RDS Updates, Docker In Azure

Last week in cloud computing: Amazon added new security options for RDS, Google launched Cloud Trace, Azure adds its first Docker implementation, and more.

Google Cloud Trace Tracks Problems With Cloud Applications

Google’s Cloud Trace performance analytics tool was announced at the Google I/O developer conference last year. Now it’s finally available in beta for Google Cloud Platform users.

Cloud Patches: CloudFront Reporting Upgrades, AWS Tag Editor

Apparently, Christmas and the New Year doesn’t stop cloud service upgrades entirely.

Most Popular Cloud Posts Of 2014

Cloud computing was the dominant IT theme for the year. These are the 10 most popular cloud posts from Lifehacker in 2014.

How Azure Fell Over And How Microsoft Fixed It

Cloud computing services are highly automated, but still ultimately managed by humans — and humans make mistakes. That’s the key lesson from a major outage Microsoft’s Azure service suffered last month.

You Can Use Azure To Back Up Individual Windows Computers

Backup is one of the most obvious uses for cloud computing. A new update to Azure now allows individual Windows 7, 8 and 8. 1 machines to be automatically backed up into Azure.