Thursday, April 28, 2011

The right lessons from the Amazon fiasco

Redundacy, automated deployment, accessibility of data, portability . . . 

Sony, Amazon Uptime, Security Problems Aren`t Unique to the Cloud
Cloud services aren't inherently riskier or more insecure than maintaining applications and data in the corporate data center. In fact, some experts still believe that the cloudstill provides greater security to enterprises. ...
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CenturyLink To Buy Cloud Provider Savvis For $2.5 Billion
Wall Street Journal
The deal pushes CenturyLink further into cloud computing, a hot area in the tech sector that enables access to computer services and data storage over the Internet. The industry has been booming since the recession because it allows businesses to ...
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Will Apple's music cloud be free?
TG Daily
Apple could allow users to access certain aspects of its cloud music streaming service for free - at least initially. Such a move would likely help Cupertino secure its place as the number one cloud music player, while Google enters the marketplace and ...
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VMware Acquires SlideRocket for Online Presentations
SaaS-based presentation service adds to VMware's growing catalog of applications that can be deployed across any device via the cloud. VMware on April 26 acquired a new whiz-bang feature to add to its growing stock of cloud-based products: SlideRocket, ...
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Microsoft Office 365 Cloud Migrations: Quest Assists Partners
As reported, Office 365 is Microsoft's all-on SaaS platform, offering Exchange Online, SharePoint Online, Lync Online and other cloud applications. Quest has extensive experience with Microsoft-related cloud migrations. For instance, Apptix has ...
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Polaris buys 85% stake in IdenTrust for $20 million
Economic Times
The acquisition will mark Polaris' entry into the cloud computing space for financial technology solutions, the company said in a filing to the Bombay Stock Exchange. Iconic business executive John Sculley ended his stint as chairman of IdenTrust after ...
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Attachmates eyes cloud customers for Suse
By Paul Krill | InfoWorld Having closed its $2.2 billion acquisition of Novell, Attachmate now is eyeing cloud service providers as potential customers for the company's newly acquired Suse Linux platform. The company also plans to continue promoting ...
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Feds To Shutter 137 Data Centers In 2011
PC Magazine
By Damon Poeter The US government will shut down 137 of the nearly 1200 data centers it currently operates and 100 government e-mail systems at 15 federal agencies will be moved to the cloud, according to reports. "We're cracking down on duplicative, ...
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Force 10′s Open Cloud Networking
Data Center Knowledge
Force 10 Networks announced new data center core and top-of-rack switches and their vision for cloud and conventional data centers, built on open architectures. Underpinning its new vision for the cloud and conventional data centers, Force 10 announced ...
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USA PATRIOT Act: The myth of a secure European cloud?
ZDNet (blog)
By Zack Whittaker | April 27, 2011, 7:00am PDT ZDNet's USA PATRIOT Act series: Concluding comments of the consequences of the USA PATRIOT Act on EU clouddata. And it's not good news. Zack Whittaker is a British student at the University of Kent in ...
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Video: Google flaunts Cloud data security
Computerworld Australia
Google has sought to reassure its three million global Cloud customers with the release of a video tour of its Hamina data centre facility in Finland. Google Enterprise US senior manager, Adam Swindler, said in a blog post that the video was released ...
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Stock picks for the Cloud Revolution
MarketWatch (blog)
When you stream a movie off Netflix, you're in the cloud. Do you think you'll be watching more movies on a DVD, or will you watch them over the Internet with your smartphone, tablet, car dashboard, computer and TV over the next five years? ...
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Windows Azure: Microsoft's In It For The Long Run
By Rick Whiting, CRN At its recent Convergence conference Microsoft unveiled plans to develop cloud versions of its Dynamics ERP applications by adapting them to run on the company's Windows Azure cloud computing platform. Azure has been available ...
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BMC Introduces More Flexible Cloud Management Tools
Software maker BMC has updated its entire cloud management portfolio in a bid to allow public and private organisations to build and manage flexiblecloud computing environments. The company says that its cloudmanagement portfolio is a part of its ...
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Privacy and security in the cloud and at Wi-Fi hotspots
The Guardian
I largely agree with John Harris's analysis (Why hackers and spooks want our heads in the cloud, 26 April), but his fixation with the idea of "cloud computing" is misplaced. "Cloud computing" is just another way of describing the "back end". ...
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Citrix NetScaler Helps Boost Q1 Earnings 55 Percent
By Kevin McLaughlin, CRN Citrix Systems reported its Q1 earnings Wednesday and the results reflected the strong momentum that exists in virtualization and cloud computing. For Q1, Citrix's profit jumped 55 percent to $73.5 million, or 38 cents a share, ...
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Verizon's cloud service centers complete SAS 70 Type II examination
Businesses of all kin June 6-8, 2011 — Donald E. Stephens Convention Center Rosemont, IL Verizon (NYSE: VZ) has finished its annual SAS 70 Type II examination of its data centers that support its growing cloud computing service suite. At the same time ...
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Extentech and Standing Cloud Form Open Source Private Office Partnership
By Rajani Baburajan Extentech, an application management software company leveraging cloud technology, and Standing Cloud, which is committed to creating best docs editing and development platform, have announced their partnership. ...
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GLOBALINX Joins Cloud Communications Alliance
Channel Partners
Voice and data provider GLOBALINX announced Wednesday that it has been accepted as a member into the Cloud Communications Alliance. The CCA was created last year by companies using BroadWorks, the VoIP platform from Broadsoft Inc., to promote the...
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What happens to cloud computing data when a cloud provider fails?ComputerworldUK
By Lucas Mearian | Computerworld US | Published 17:15, 27 April 11 "All of these things are coming together ... to give cloud storage providers a black eye. Anyone who was on the fence about cloud storage may be off of it by now," said Gartner research ...

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