Friday, December 30, 2011

More Cloud, Web Companies Join SOPA Opposition

More Cloud, Web Companies Join SOPA Opposition
By Andrew R Hickey, CRN The Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) gained more vocal opponents from the cloud computing and Web community this week as DreamHost and publicly denounced the bill. DreamHost's and's moral opposition to the ...

Cloud storage sites by Amazon, Google, Apple, Carbonite compared
Los Angeles Times
Using cloud storage services such as those offered by Amazon, Google, Apple and Carbonite to protect your music, photos and other files is becoming more affordable. Amazon's Cloud Player lets you upload your music collection to the Internet so that you ...

Los Angeles Times 

Federating Storage Clouds To Create New Services and Opportunities
These technologies have increased the effectiveness and lowered the overall costs of digital storage in the cloud. Software technologies that have created the rapid increase in cloud storage and services include virtualization where real physical ...

Cloud Computing Company Centuric Offers Reduced $3.99 Transfer Fees on Domain ...
Sacramento Bee
29, 2011 -- /PRNewswire/ -- Centuric, a full service Cloud computing company offering business solutions for a wide range of companies—from small businesses to large enterprises—is now offering reduced transfer fees of $3.99 on domain registration ...

Cloud Storage: See You Next Year
If cloud storage was one of the few bright spots in information technology in 2011, the trend is likely to continue through 2012, for many of the same reasons, analysts and vendors say. Predictions for 2012 in the area of cloud storage include ...

appiChar launches cloud platform for NFPs
By Natalie Apostolou • Get more from this author Australian IT services company Appichar has developed a new cloud-based relationship management platform branded supporter360 which targets the not-for-profit sector. The platform, which is set to be ...

Grading my cloud predictions for 2011: How'd I do?
29, 2011, 12:43pm PT No Comments I made a lot of predictions about cloudcomputing and the general IT infrastructure space heading into 2011, and I impressed myself with my skills of prognostication. Of course, some might have been no-brainers,...


ProviDyn Managed Cloud Services to Support ServPro
ProviDyn, an IT support, network solutions and private cloud solution provider, will kick off 2012 with a new managed services contract with ServPro, a fire, water, mold and specialty cleanup and restoration service provider. ...
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2011: The year radio entered the cloud
Radio Survivor
It only makes sense, really, that a medium often referred to as the aether should now be associated with the cloud. For those who haven't been paying attention to the interwebs for the last couple of years, the cloud refers to idea of data being ...

Radio Survivor

Microsoft eyeing cloud backup service for its phones
Competitors like Apple and Google have moved farther away from this, offering cloud-based backup services for their mobile operating systems. In Google's case, the phone will re-download apps, app data and settings when a user logs in with their Google ...

Confidence in cloud, cybersecurity key to growth
Reuters Blogs (blog)
By Richard Beales Cloud computing and cybersecurity are both hot, fast-growing markets. But faith in the cloud took a knock with outages at Amazon and elsewhere in 2011. And the hacking of targets from Sony to Hollywood star Scarlett Johansson, ...

Amazon takes supercomputing to the cloud
As reported by Wired, Amazon Web Services latest salvo into the computing on demand landscape is a platform known as the Elastic Cloud Computer, which at $1279 per hour, or $11 million a year if run full time, is probably on par in comparison to the ...


IBM`s 2011: Watson, Cloud Advances, Analytics, Security
Big Blue also continued to build on its already significant efforts in cloud computing and business analytics with a series of acquisitions. Meanwhile, IBM proved the mainframe has more lives than a cat as the company continued to evolve the platform...


EE Times' top ten cloud stories in 2011
Power Management Design Line
The most popular cloud computing stories of 2011 were about big vendors jumping into or kicking the tires on this emerging space and engineers coming to grips with the technologies involved. Data center design news also grabbed some eyeballs while ...

Moving files through the cloud: your favorite free file-sharing services
Ars Technica
By Eric Bangeman | Published December 29, 2011 10:05 AM The cloud. It's where our music, bookmarks, passwords, and even our backups increasingly can be found. A decade ago, online storage was paltry—10 megabytes, or maybe 20 if the service provider ...

IT pros will take a harder look at cloud computing in 2012
Despite slow adoption by enterprise IT in the years since cloud computing emerged, 2012 may turn out to be the year when cloud technologies finally begin to gain parity with more traditional data center staples such as virtualization and tape libraries ...

Cloud over state's education scholarship plan
Times of India
MUMBAI: After the controversy over bogus enrolment of students in schools, the state government may now catch flak over its scholarship scheme for college students. State officials said nearly Rs 500 crore was distributed to colleges in 2010-11 as ...

As law enforcement moves to cloud, security concerns loom large
Government agencies at all levels are examining how to use cloud services as a means of upgrading their systems while maximizing value. Moving to cloud can allow agencies to condense sprawling IT systems, offer more mobility options and manage legacy ...

CA Technologies surveys cloud-computing challenges
Click here CA Technologies surveys cloud-computing challenges 17 m ago By Joseph Mallia Challenges in the transition toward cloud computing -- and away from dedicated servers and PC-installed software -- is the focus of an informal poll on the website ...

Under cloud, Justice Pal to take oath as HC judge today
Indian Express
Justice Mohinder Pal of Punjab and Haryana High Court will take oath as a judge of Gujarat High Court tomorrow morning. His warrants of transfer were received by the Punjab and Haryana High Court on Wednesday evening. The Gujarat High Court Bar, ...

Apps are Earthbound for Adobe Creative Cloud
Enterprise License Optimization Blog (blog)
By Alan Swahn Adobe is making a move to the Cloud and its right around the corner, coming in the first half of 2012. 3 Adobe Creative Cloud provides file storage, collaboration, distribution, and a presentation layer to many devices—smart phones, ...

2012 Outlook Concerning Cloud, MSPs
Business Solutions Magazine
By Alex Osipov, CTO, OS33 What do MSPs need to do to take their practices to the next level as they mature and as cloud pushes in? "Own the office" or last mile can definitely be an opportunity to grow services with existing clients. ...

IT Productivity Gains Slowing Job Growth
Investor's Business Daily
By PETE BARLAS, INVESTOR'S BUSINESS DAILY Posted 05:49 PM ET Founded in 1993, the company has become a leading provider of support and related services for the Linux open-source operating system, which companies often use to build cloud computing-based ...

Grading my cloud predictions for 2011: How'd I do? — Cloud ...
By Derrick Harris
I made a lot of predictions about cloud computing and the general IT infrastructure space heading into 2011, and I impressed myself with my skills of prognostication. Of course, it's possible I'm just grading myself too generously, so I'll let ...

Best of 2011 - Cloud Services - Website Magazine - Website Magazine
By Michael Garrity
It's been written countless times that the cloud is the future of Web tech and will possibly be the most important investment most businesses make in the near future – especially enterprise companies. Of course, there are those with strong...
Website Magazine

OpenLogic PaaS Now Deploys on Rackspace Cloud | SiliconANGLE
By Maria Deutscher
OpenLogic said today that its open-source PaaS offering can now be deployed by Rackspace Cloudusers. CloudSwing is also becoming available via the Rackspace Cloud Tools catalog. CloudSwing's big attraction is that users can fully ...

This Cloud Kind Of Stinks - Features -
By Jeff Cork
Why Microsoft's Xbox 360 implementation of cloud-based game saving gets it all wrong.

On cloud 3x3 | Xebia Blog
By Adé Mochtar
3 top 3 lists of cloud computing, software-as-a-service, platform-as-a-service, infrastructure-as-a-service.
Xebia Blog

Global Services - Cloud Becomes a Requirement for Adoption
Cloud computing remains a top IT investment priority for 2012 and in the long run, will have a transformational impact.
Global Services - Latest Stories

A look at VMware's vFabric Cloud Application Platform
By admin
The vFabric Cloud Application Platform was built by VMware to help move applications and capabilities into the cloud (or cloud friendly architectures). This platform combines their “Spring” development platform to the vFabric service delivery ...

Countdown to the New Year! 100 Cloud Stats from 2011
By Travis Balinas
UPDATE 12/27: Between the time I wrote this post and publishing it on our blog, SlideShare selected this eBook to be featured on the front page for 24 hours. Needless to say, we're thrilled at the response & look forward.
The Cloud Management Blog

Get Organized: QVIVO Cloud LetsPut Your Digital Files in Order ...
By brownann
QVIVO ( recently announced that their media centers apps are now in sync with the QVIVO Cloud. With this, users' entire personal media collection of film, music and television favorites become available to share and stream ...
Boing Boing Submitterator

Building a Library in the Sky – The Cloud and School Libraries ...
By GMO Cloud America
Doug Johnson, Director of media and technology for a public school system, advocates cloudcomputing and hosting technology adoption for school libraries.
GMO Cloud America

cloud storage saves the environment
By J. Conor Sullivan
cloud storage saves billions of dollars and millions of metric tons in emissions.
In The Personal Cloud

Cloud Infographic: Cloud Services Tipping Point | The Cloud ...
By Ivan
Juniper Networks sponsored this useful cloud computing infographic that can give you the big picture of cloud opportunities.
The Cloud Infographic

The Advantages of Cloud Computing | Cloud Computing Journal
What is your sense of the cloud market overall? Is it getting stronger year after year? David Canellos, President and CEO of PerspecSys, discusses these ...

Blog | CloudSleuth
Those who manage performance in the cloud want to know the best approaches. As cloudcomputing becomes more pervasive within the enterprise, new ... | Five Enterprise Cloud Predictions for 2012
by: Cloud Computing Team. ... Building a Private Cloud · Managing a Cloud · Red Hat Enterprise MRG · Realtime · Grid · JBoss Enterprise Middleware ...

HP Blogs - It's cloud prediction time: 5 themes for 2012 - The HP ...
There will be public cloud outages, but that will not stop enterprises using cloud. Larger companies will focus on private cloud, while smaller will continue ...

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