Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Cloudy everywhere

Why Amazon Cloud Drive Is an iPhone's Best Friend
Fox News
That's why I'm so excited about Amazon Cloud Drive. It could make wired syncing a thing of the past. Last week, in preparation for a three-day family trip, I downloaded a slew of podcasts and new albums. Unfortunately, in my mad 3:30 am dash to the ...


Lawson Aims Customers Toward the Amazon Cloud
PCWorld
By Chris Kanaracus, IDG News Lawson Software is hoping to entice its customer base to deploy their applications in Amazon's Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2), and has a marquee customer to show it can be done successfully. The government of Scott County, ...
IEEE Hopes to Drive Cloud Computing Standards
PCWorld (blog)
By Mikael Rickn√§s, IDG News Standards organization IEEE has decided to get involved in cloud computing, starting with two development projects related to cloud interoperability, it said on Monday. The current state of cloud computing is comparable to ...
Mezeo upgrades cloud storage software; more SNW Spring 2011 news
Search Storage
The cloud played a prominent role in product releases at Storage Networking World (SNW) Spring 2011 today, with Mezeo Software Corp. releasing a new version of itscloud storage software platform and StorSimple Inc. and Zetta Inc. enhancing their ...
Public cloud vs. private cloud: Why not both?
Computerworld
By Beth Schultz Network World - As cloud computing moves from hype to reality, certain broad trends and best practices are emerging when it comes to the public cloud vs. private cloud deployment debate. Anecdotally and from surveys, it's becoming clear...
Take the fast track to private clouds
Computerworld
By Beth Schultz Network World - If you're interested in achieving the benefits of a private cloud, but aren't sure you want to devote the time and resources to build one from scratch, there is an alternative - cloud-in-a-box. Integrated cloud stacks ...
Saugatuck Technology's McNee to Lead Cloud Panel at Wells Fargo Conference
San Francisco Chronicle (press release)
The panel, entitled, "Simplifying the Cloud," will focus on identifying some of the key technology issues and challenges that need to be overcome for businesses to fully embrace and fulfill the potential that the Cloud represents. ...
Marvell Intros Appliance For Accelerating Storage To Cloud
CRN
The DragonFly VSA is targeting the bottleneck that develops when multiple virtual servers attempt to access storage, especially storage in public or private clouds, Kung said. Server virtualization has helped solve issues related to server density, ...


Where to start with public cloud computing
Computerworld
For large enterprises, public cloud-appropriate SaaS workloads are those that classically have little automation, such as for marketing, or those that have had some automation, but little integration. CRM, customer care and human resource management...
PayCommerce Previews Cloud-Based SMB Universal Payments Platform
PR Newswire (press release)
AUSTIN, Texas, April 4, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- NACHA Payments 2011, Booth #909 -- PayCommerce today began previewing a cloud-based platform that provides small-to-medium sized businesses (SMBs) with a universal business payments solution to automate ...
Cloud contracts stalled by existing support/maintenance
ComputerWeekly.com
A survey of 200 IT directors within large enterprise organisations has found that IT directors are worried about the potential management headaches of cloud computing. The Vanson Bourne survey commissioned by 2e2 reported that 71% of IT directors are...
Cancer center builds Texas-sized cloud
Computerworld
By Beth Schultz Network World - As researchers at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center work at "making cancer history," they're doing so with the help of compute power and storage capacity from a private cloud. After all, when you're ...
Cloud Computing Transforming Manufacturing Industry: Microsoft
CloudTweaks News
If you are new here, you might want to subscribe to the RSS feed for updates on Cloud Computing. The biggest benefit of cloud computing is lowered cost of optimizing infrastructure, according to The Microsoft Discrete Manufacturing Cloud Computing ...
ChamberofCommerce.com and Fonality Connect Small Business Owners with Industry...
San Francisco Chronicle (press release)
The partnership will make Fonality's cutting edge, cloud-based communications solutions accessible to over one million small business owners on ChamberofCommerce.com. "At ChamberofCommerce.com we provide our small business owners with the tools that ...
How Many Open Source Projects Does It Take To Build A Cloud?
InternetNews.com
Red Hat's cloud solutions include a long list of open source projects to create a cloud foundation. By Sean Michael Kerner: More stories by this author: For Linux vendor Red Hat (NYSE:RHT), the cloud isn't about any one particular project, ...
Verizon Buys Cloud Computing Provider Terremark For $1.1B
Manufacturing Business Technology
NEW YORK (AP) — Verizon Communications Inc. said it has completed a $1.1 billion tender offer for Terremark Worldwide Inc., a provider of "cloud computing" services. Verizon said it purchased 59.8 million Terremark share for $19 apiece in cash under ...
Google Inc. (NASDAQ:GOOG) Not Alone In Cloud
eMoneyDaily
It has been reported that Google Inc. (NASDAQ:GOOG) is facing tight competition in cloud based services. Google Inc. (NASDAQ:GOOG) Not Alone In Cloud Although the Docs product, made by Google Inc. (NASDAQ:GOOG), is the most common cloudplatform that ...
HP Printers become Cloud Print ready
iProgrammer
HP has announced a range of ePrint printers that offer built-in support for Google'sCloud Print. The advantage that they do not need to be connected to a computer means you can now print from almost anywhere. There is also an API that you can build ...
Cloud over $200m data project: another bidder withdraws, new minister sets terms
The Australian
While in opposition, new Financial Services Minister Greg Pearce said cloud computing should be investigated beyond the basic data centre approach taken by Labor. An O'Farrell government would seek cloud computing technologies that utilised the ...
Top 15 Cloud Collaboration Apps
InformationWeek
The cloud empowers individuals to use these tools practically anywhere, further boosting corporate productivity and spurring investment. Here's 15 of the leading cloud collaboration applications. AtTask, which develops a social work management platform...
EchoSign and SugarCRM Integrate to Offer Cloud-based Contract Management to ...
PR Newswire (press release)
This integration allows users to collaborate, negotiate and share contracts and sales data in the cloud, generating faster time-to-sales. Users will experience increased sales productivity and shortened sales cycles so they can close more business. ...
Abiquo Enterprise Cloud Management
ZDNet (blog)
The goal, they said, was a product that would allow management of physical, virtual and cloud resources in a highly graphical, policy based, comprehensive and powerful way. I think that they have done a good job of meeting their goal. ...
Post-n-Track Leverages NaviSite's Managed Cloud Services to Deliver Healthcare ...
TMC Net
Post-n-Track, provider of a cloud Software-as-a -Service platform that enables healthcare entities to connect and communicate information securely and reliably and collaborate across the spectrum of health information, joins Gartner, Inc.'s Research ...
Enterprise Cloud, Virtualization Trends Drive AMD Direction
Server Watch
As enterprise computing will increasingly hinge on cloud computing and virtualization, an Advanced Micro Devices exec says that AMD's server chip road map dovetails nicely with that trend. Also reported in this eWeek report is that it is also ...
Gladinet maps Amazon Cloud Drive to your Windows desktop
By Lee Mathews
Amazon's recently-introduced Cloud Drive is a great place to store your files online. It offers 5 gigs of totally free space, and U.S. users also.
Download Squad - http://downloadsquad.switched.com/
Enterprise & Cloud: What Are the Decision Points? « Data Center ...
By Olafur Ingthorsson
Cloud computing is still in its early stages and most enterprises are still in the learning phase trying to understand how the cloud can best suit their needs. What are the key differentiators for the cloud model in the enterprise ...
Data Center Knowledge - http://www.datacenterknowledge.com/
SharePoint Cloud Intiative : Beyond Search
By Stephen E. Arnold
After Market Business provides us with an interview with Colin Masson the Microsoft Worldwide Director of Operations. He explains the cloud initiative and how it is affecting the business world. When Masson was asked how cloud computing ...
Beyond Search - http://arnoldit.com/wordpress/
Death of the Pure IaaS Cloud: Part 2-
By patrick
European cloud hosting with instantly flexible cloud servers. CloudSigma is a flexible cloud computing IaaS provider with a wide range of cloud computing services. Offering both Windows cloud computing and Linux cloud computing services ...
CloudSigma Cloud Computing Blog - http://www.cloudsigma.com/blog/
How To Use Gladinet With Amazon Cloud Drive
By Steve Kovach
The app, called Gladinet Cloud Desktop, already supports services such as Google Docs, and has been updated to include Amazon's new Cloud Drive. It's only available for Windows right now, but the developer tells us a Mac version is in ...
Business Insider - http://www.businessinsider.com/
Amazon Cloud Player Streams Music to PC or Android, For Free ...
By Don Hatfield
New customers will be allotted a nice 5GB area in the cloud. While 5GBs really isn't that much space -- the cheapest iPod Touch and most Android handsets come with at least 8GBs -- Amazon has made it pretty easy to get some more cloud ...
MTV Geek - http://geek-news.mtv.com/
Gladinet Cloud Desktop Adds Amazon Cloud Drive Integration
By Martin Brinkmann
Gladinet Cloud Desktop integrates cloud storage as virtual storage on the computer system. The software combines the integration of cloud storage with backup.
gHacks Technology News | Latest... - http://www.ghacks.net/
GigeNET to Release Cloud Version 3 - Ping! Zine
By Ping! Zine Editor
Zine Web Hosting Magazine) – GigeNETCloud, the Illinois-based Cloud Server provider, announced that its GigeNETCloud with its newly added features is the best and most feature rich Cloud environment on the market today” and since that ...
Web Hosting News, Reviews, Directory,... - http://www.pingzine.com/
Here Is THE Source For Amazon Music Cloud 101- Amazon Cloud For ...
By mitchell
Last week, Amazon launched its Cloud Drive, with an emphasis on music storage. While there have been a number of “jukebox” services these last 10 years.
eWallstreeter - http://ewallstreeter.com/
IBM introduces cloud-based social media analytics capabilities for ...
By a38c77c84a68365538a62009357af1e9
IBM has launched a new cloud-based software designed to help marketers gain real -time, actionable insight from data available across social media channels.
Enterprise Innovation RSS feed - http://www.enterpriseinnovation.net/eirss
Amazon Cloud Drive: Learn More
Upload your music, photos, videos, and documents from your computer to your AmazonCloud Drive. You'll never lose your files from a hard drive crash or a ...
https://www.amazon.com/clouddrive/learnmore
Amazon Cloud Drive and Cloud Player (review) | The Download Blog ...
CNET reviews Amazon.com's cloud-based storage for media and files, including music, videos, photos, and documents. Read this blog post by Donald Bell on The ...
download.cnet.com/8301-2007_4-20048416-12.html
Amazon Cloud Player goes live, streams music on your computer and ...
Oh snap! Look who just ate Apple and Google's lunch here? Minutes ago, Amazon rolled out its very own music streaming service which is conveniently.
www.engadget.com/.../amazon-cloud-player-goes-live-streams...
Amazon Cloud Player: First Impressions
Here are some of our initial thoughts about Amazon Cloud Player and its companion Android app.
mashable.com/2011/.../amazon-cloud-player-first-impressions/
Cloud Girlfriend
The latest on Cloud Girlfriend, an unusual startup.
www.businessinsider.com/cloud-girlfriend-update-2011-3
Amazon Cloud Player puts your music on the Web - Faster Forward ...
Amazon launched a Web music-storage and playback service that lets music fans listen to their music from a wide variety of Internet-connected devices--but ...
www.washingtonpost.com/...on.../AFBJ5jsB_blog.html
Amazon Cloud Player lets you play your music from anywhere - CNN
Amazon has just entered the streaming music business with the launch of CloudPlayer, a music player that lets anyone upload their music to Amazon's servers ...
articles.cnn.com/.../amazon.cloud.mashable_1_music-player-a...
Amazon on Cloud Player: we don't need no stinkin' licenses
Amazon has apparently launched Cloud Drive and Cloud Player without securing streaming licenses from the music industry. But does it need to?
arstechnica.com/.../amazon-on-cloud-player-we-dont-need-no...

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