Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Cloud Platform Stress Tests Mobile Apps

Cloud Platform Stress Tests Mobile Apps
By Thomas Claburn InformationWeek Performance testing company SOASTA is extending its cloudtesting platform to mobile devices. On Monday, the Mountain View. Calif.-based company plans to update its CloudTest Platform to enable automated mobile ...

Tech Data's StreamOne Simplifies Cloud Licensing for IT Pros
Tech Data is looking to make it easier for IT administrators and channel partners to overcome the complexity of end-user license agreement when it comes to buying technology, especially for business interested implementing cloud services.

Cloud gaming on the iPad with OnLive
OnLive's game service is already available for Android devices, but there's an iOS version in the works. Here's a hands on demo with the beta client on an iPad, along with the OnLive wireless controller, which I think brings a much better experience ...

IBM, Microsoft tout fat cloud progress, but proof is thin
23, 2012, 11:41am PT No Comments To hear IBM and Microsoft tell it, their respective cloud strategies are coming up rosy. But given the lack of real numbers, it's hard to tell if that is the case. These two incumbent tech giants, which both hosted ...


Will the Government Sabotage the Cloud?
A day later, the swift hammer of American justice fell hard on Megaupload.com, a New Zealand-based and Hong-Kong-registered cloud hosting site. Its crime: piracy -- $500 million worth. The kingpin-style takedown confiscated Megaupload's hardware while ...

Google Product Purge Kills Exchange Cloud Backup
By Andrew R Hickey, CRN Google's ongoing axing of dead weight from its product portfolio has claimed a host of new victims, chiefly a cloud-based backup offering for Microsoft Exchange. "As we head into 2012, we've been sticking to some old resolutions ...

States Choose Cloud-based Ballots for Voters Around the Globe
Sacramento Bee
"Because of its scalability, reliability and low cost, the Windows Azure cloud solution makes sense. Elections officials are among the first to realize the benefits of cloud computing for their unique seasonal situations.

OpenText Widens Cloud Support
NewsFactor Network
Waterloo, ON, January 23, 2012 -- OpenText today announced the expansion of its global alliance agreement with Microsoft Corp. to include wider support for Microsoft cloud computing initiatives. As part of the agreement, OpenText's newly formed ...

LabTech Cloud Brings Subscription-Based RMM to MSPs
by ChannelPro-SMB January 23, 2012 04:13 PM LabTech, a remote monitoring and management (RMM) provider for MSPs, is now offering LabTech Cloud, cloud-based Software-as-a-Service option for MSPs. LabTech Cloud allows IT service providers to offer remote ...

Strategy Analytics: Global Cloud Services Market Revenues are Expected to Hit ...
MarketWatch (press release)
BOSTON, Jan 23, 2012 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Cloud products and services were in abundance at International CES 2012, due to the increasing demand for easy to use, flexible, and high availability solutions for accessing information.

Price Of The Cloud Still Out Of Reach For Small Businesses
The Cloud?” That way I can keep all of my company's software databases, have someone else host it for me, and only pay a monthly fee for the server I put it on, right?” I've been asked that question by no less than thirty of my small business clients...


iPerceptions Offers the First Concept Clouds for 'Voice of Customer' Feedback
MarketWatch (press release)
iPerceptions' Concept Clouds create more accurate and actionable aggregations of the open-ended feedback compared to traditional Word Clouds. "Concept clouds are an improvement over simple Word Clouds, which rely on basic term frequency counts," said ...

Polycom Cloud Strategy Drives Video-as-a-Service
Channel Insider
Polycom is rolling out RealPresence Cloud, a wholesale video-as-a-service offering designed to enable service providers to enter the VaaS business without building out their own hosted solution. Polycom is looking to drive video-as-a-service (VaaS) ...

Faye Business Systems Group Partners with Intacct to Add Cloud Financial ...
MarketWatch (press release)
23, 2012 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- Intacct, a leading provider of cloud financial management and accounting software, today announced that Faye Business Systems Group (FBSG), a top technology consulting firm in Southern California, has added Intacct ...

Ultimate Software Commemorates 10 Years of Delivering HCM Cloud Solutions with ...
MarketWatch (press release)
Ultimate Software launched its first cloud solution for human capital management (HCM) in Spring 2002, and today the company serves more than 2300 customers, representing more than seven million people, in its multi-tenant SaaS environment.

Meraki Ups The Cloud-Based Networking Ante
As the network edge gets redefined and the cloud makes its presence felt in LAN and WLAN spaces, announcements like Meraki's latest update are getting to be more commonplace, and exciting. With a number of interesting product updates to share, ...

Symplified Vice President to Explain how to Secure the Cloud using Identities ...
MarketWatch (press release)
WHO: Jay Wallingford is vice president of engineering for Symplified, the Cloud Identity Company. He has spent more than 20 years developing internet and cloud based technology solutions. Mr. Wallingford has held technical management positions at ...

This Is The Reason Cloud Computing Hasn't Taken Off Yet
Business Insider
Certainly, the business world at large is interested in the benefits of the cloud, but enterprises have been very slow to adopt a key element of cloud computing: platform-as-a-service or PaaS. So what? For the business world to fully embrace the cloud, ...

Business Insider

ScienceLogic to Attend Cloud Expo Europe 2012
MarketWatch (press release)
LONDON, Jan 23, 2012 (MARKETWIRE via COMTEX) -- Cloud Expo Europe (booth #565) -- ScienceLogic(TM) Inc. CTO Antonio Piraino and EVP Richard Chart are scheduled to speak aboutcloud management during Cloud Expo Europe 2012, to be held at Olympia ...

Cloud Computing: RIM Replaces CEOs
SYS-CON Media (press release)
Research In Motion late Sunday named Thorsten Heins, 54, one of its co-COOs, president and chief executive, replacing co-CEOs Mike Lazaridis and Jim Balsillie in the hopes the move reverses the company's dramatic nosedive and calms irate investors ...

SYS-CON Media (press release)

Cloud Computing Survey Illustrates the Changing Attitudes of Small & Medium ...
PR Web (press release)
Business Web Hosting plans conducted a survey of over 500 businesses to find out if small and medium-sized businesses are adapting to cloud computing technology. The results showed how many of the respondents are using cloud computing, and for how long ...

Joyent Investment Boosts Telefónica's Cloud Capabilities
Billing World
Telefónica has made an investment in cloud services/technology provider Joyent, a partnership that gives the telco giant access to the latest technologies and software for the deployment of high-performance and cost-efficient cloud services.

Technology Experts Guy Kawasaki, Tiffani Bova and Marsha Collier to Deliver ...
MarketWatch (press release)
These hosting industry leaders will share their insider knowledge on the seismic shift in SMB IT purchasing, and their vision for how to capitalize and profit from the new cloud landscape. "I'm pleased to launch Parallels Summit 2012 with the ...

Why Cloud Computing is Confusing for Customers and Providers
The Complete Managed Services Resource
By Gary Kim “Cloud computing” is one of those “hyped” concepts the telecom industry runs into from time to time that is confusing both for customers and service providers alike. To make matters worse, suppliers often try to repackage existing services ...

Three ways that ogres are like clouds | Thoughts on Cloud
By Chris Dotson
Shrek tells Donkey that ogres and onions are alike because they both have layers. I'm certain that Donkey would have understood better if Shrek had compared himself to cloud computing, because according to the NIST definition of clouds, ...
Thoughts on Cloud

InfoQ: Cloud Foundry with Spring, Part Two: Services
By Ramnivas Laddad, Scott Andrews and Jennifer Hickey
Ramnivas Laddad, Scott Andrews and Jennifer Hickey talk about using services with Cloud Foundry: Auto-reconfiguration, Cloud Namespace, Profile Support, Java Configuration and External Service Access.
InfoQ Personalized Feed for Fergus Neff

Ex-NASA OpenStack engineers launch private cloud OS ...
By cwukfeedback@idg.co.uk (Colin Neagle)
Piston Cloud Computing recently released the first private cloud operating system based on OpenStack, the open source infrastructure-as-a-service framework that was first designed by a group of researchers at NASA.
Computerworld UK's News

Security Top Concern for Businesses Contemplating the Cloud ...
By webadmin@itbusinessedge.com
Five Best Practices for Cloud Security Tips on how to better secure your cloud computing environment. Data security is one of the primary reasons that companies.
Sue Marquette Poremba

Gunnar Peterson on Understanding Cloud Security Standards, part ...
By Jeffrey Goldberg
Moving applications to the Cloud puts many enterprises in an accustomed position, the technology and processes that their business depends on aren't under their sole control, but rather a mix of responsibilities. The move to the Cloud is not a ...

LabTech Software Introduces Managed Services Cloud Edition ...
By Joe Panettieri
LabTech Cloud Edition is cloud software for managed services providers (MSPs) and VARs to remotely manage customer PC networks.

A Solution for Private Cloud Security Blueprint-Design Guide ...
By Nikosan
This is a blog dedicated to news and notes for Microsoft's Application Platform products and technologies.
MSDN Blogs

Office 365 and the future of Cloud | TechRepublic
By Patrick Gray
Patrick Gray talks about how hosted infrastructure is now within reach of even the smallest companies, and how it will evolve.
on TechRepublic

Why Business Students Should Have Their Heads in the Cloud ...
By Jesse L., Guest Blogger
Cloud computing has spent the last few years growing from an IT buzzword into a force that is changing the face of business. It is no longer acceptable for business leaders to remain ignorant of what the cloud is, nor of its potential benefits.
Graziadio Voice: Business Student Blog

On TOSCA and Cloud Standards. MyPOV
By Ben Kepes
Recently OASIS standards body started work on the proposed Topology and Orchestration Specification for Cloud Applications (or TOSCA) for short, standards specification. The standard aims to deliver on the long-heralded, but much ...

Securing virtual machines in the cloud | Thoughts on Cloud
As adoption of cloud increases, a number of new security challenges are introduced, ... In addition to the challenges introduced by cloud, there are challenges ...

Cloud Computing Implementation on Healthcare | CloudTimes
KLAS recently conducted a survey of small clinics and hospitals and surprisingly found that 55% are already using cloud-based apps. It was from their storage, ...

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