Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Google's Cloud Music Service

Google launching cloud music service tomorrow without industry support
It sounds like the music industry is ready to embrace Google's long-rumored cloud music service as much as Hollywood jumped on board with Google TV. And yes, that's sarcasm. Google is apparently gearing up to launch its cloud music service — which ...
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HP Challenges Cisco with New FlexNetwork Architecture
Hewlett-Packard is continuing to press Cisco Systems in the data center networking space, rolling out a new architecture that officials said is designed to enable businesses to leverage the benefits of such technologies as virtualization and cloud ...
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EMC CEO Prescribes Cloud For IT Pain Relief
Private and public clouds were front and center at EMC World, but Joe Tucci's keynote address lacked detail about how clouds will ease IT pain. By Andrew Conry-Murray InformationWeek Budget dilemmas, data deluge, and security are the three biggest pain...
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Red Hat Summit recap: RHEL 6.1, cloud platforms, and a new openness
The event debuted a "Red Hat CloudForms" cloud-computing initiative and related "OpenShift" development platform. The final version of Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL 6.1) is not yet generally available, but was released to select partners this week at ...
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McAfee Launches Cloud Security Platform
By Stefanie Hoffman, CRN McAfee is throwing itself full-force into the cloud with the launch Monday of a security platform designed to protect cloud-based Web, e-mail and identity data. At its core, the McAfee Cloud Security Platform is designed to ...
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Amazon Cloud Drive: Now streaming to iOS
CNET (blog)
by Rick Broida It's a bit of a hassle to access the Amazon Cloud Player in your iPhone's browser, but at least it works. But as reported by Lifehacker today, Amazon just updated the service to support streaming over Safari. In other words, iOS users ...
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Cisco and Xerox to team up for cloud and printing initiatives
"This relationship puts Xerox and Cisco at the centre of a simplified, connected infrastructure, bringing together networking, printing and cloud services," said Xerox chief executive and chairperson Ursula Burns. "Together we are helping businesses ...
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Amazon SLAs Didn't Cover Major Outage
By Charles Babcock InformationWeek Service level agreements in the cloud don't necessarily guarantee very much. Amazon.com's SLA says it's obligated to provide 99.95% uptime, but that SLA didn't apply to many customers caught in the recent outage....
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Cloud can't outsource responsibility or managers
ZDNet (blog)
There's a debate brewing about whether or not cloud computing is synonymous with outsourcing. The concept puts ownership and location of hardware and infrastructure in somebody else's hands, but does that really shift responsibility? ...
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Cloud Computing Is for the Birds
BusinessWeek (blog)
That's why the large public cloud providers offer "ship your drives to us and we'll load the data" services. This isn't to say that the benefits offered by cloud storage don't exist—they're just not comprehensive. Businesses need data redundancy to ...
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