Saturday, May 14, 2011

Google Blogger outage and the cloud

Google's Blogger outage makes the case against a cloud-only strategy
ZDNet (blog)
Your apps, documents, and settings are stored safely in the cloud. So even if you lose your computer, you can just log in to another Chromebook and get right back to work. Google has owned and operated Blogger since 2003. It's not like they're still ...

Why definitions of cloud are creating 'false' debates
by James Urquhart Why, when so many have already begun evaluating and even executing on cloud strategies, are there still so many debates about what is and isn't "cloud"? When we've seen a growing number of stories about enterprises successfully...
Microsoft to Talk Cloud at Tech Ed
By Joab Jackson, IDG News Cloud computing will once again be a major theme for this year's Microsoft Tech Ed conference, according to the company. And attendees seem to be interested in finding out how the cloud can be used in conjunction with their ...
Microsoft BPOS cloud outage burns Exchange converts
Microsoft has served up another apology for the unreliability of its cloud after burning converts to its BPOS collaboration service by killing their email. Dave Thompson, corporate vice president for Microsoft's online services, has been telling ...
Google I/O Take-Away: Google Trusts The Cloud
Everything that Google revealed at its I/O developer conference this week in San Francisco hinges on one important thing: Google's utter trust and belief in the cloud. By Eric Zeman InformationWeek There have been some spectacular cloud failures in the ...
Cloud Standards Dominate Interop Discussion
By Andrew R Hickey, CRN Cloud standards, or the lack thereof, dominated a good deal of the clouddiscussion at Interop Las Vegas 2011 this week, with many vendors and industry experts calling for some kind of standardization in the wild west that is ...
NIST Releases Federal Cloud Guidelines
Technology standards organization aims to be a comprehensive resource to help agencies comply with government's "cloud-first" mandate. By Elizabeth Montalbano InformationWeek The federal technology standards organization has released its most ...
Tough Questions To Ask Cloud Service Providers
Cloud SLAs warrant close scrutiny from enterprises planning a move to the cloud, a SunGard executive said at Interop. By Charles Babcock InformationWeek The cloud is not one thing, so when you're thinking about moving to the cloud, try to find the one ...
Ford: Smarter, more fuel-efficient cars with help from Google's cloud
At the Google I/O software developers conference this week, researchers from Ford Motor Company showed how Google's cloud could make future cars smarter at figuring out driving routes that use the least amount of fuel. For years, the Ford engineers ...
Will Privacy and Security be Critical Differentiators in Cloud Computing?
Sustainable Business Forum
Google, no stranger to accusations over infringements of privacy, is upping the ante with the release of a computer that, rather than running software and storing files on its own hard drive, will instead rely predominantly on cloud computing. ...

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