Saturday, February 11, 2012

Cloud Success Stories In Spotlight At Cloud Connect

Cloud Success Stories In Spotlight At Cloud Connect
This year, implementing cloud computing will take precedence over defining it at the annual Santa Clara show that helped define cloud architecture. By Charles Babcock InformationWeek Businesses and other organizations face tough challenges when trying ...

Google Preps Dropbox Cloud Storage Rival
By Thomas Claburn InformationWeek Google is once again said to be preparing to release a cloudstorage service to compete with the likes of Dropbox and Apple's iCloud. The service, according to the Wall Street Journal, will be called simply Google ...

Oracle Embraces the Cloud With $1.9 Billion Taleo Deal
New York Times
By EVELYN M. RUSLI Kimihiro Hoshino/Agence France-Presse — Getty ImagesLarry Ellison, chief of Oracle, introduced the company's first major initiative for cloudcomputing last year. Oracle, once wary of Web-based applications, has now embraced the ...

New York Times

Forget Public Cloud or Private Cloud, It's All About Hyper-Hybrid
By Thor Olavsrud CIO - Cloud computing has gone from being a promising technology to a reality that brings a unique set of challenges along with benefits. To fully leverage the disruptive potential ofcloud without getting trapped in a web of ...

Oracle's Larry Ellison Wants to Buy the Cloud
But it looks like Ellison thinks there is another important trend that Oracle must dominate: the cloud. This type of technology involves centralizing software in datacenters, which means lower costs and better productivity. Keep in mind that Larry is ...


Oracle extends cloud holdings by buying Taleo for $1.9 billion
Economic Times
Oracle, once wary of Web-based applications, has now embraced the cloud. On Thursday, the technology giant agreed to buy Taleo, a maker of online human resources software, for $1.9 billion. The acquisition - Oracle's second major purchase of a ...

Kleiner Perkins Considering New Fund for Cloud-Computing Services Startups
Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, the venture firm that backed Zynga Inc. (ZNGA) and Groupon Inc., is considering starting a new fund focused on startups selling cloud services to corporations. Kleiner Perkins partners “have talked about it, ...

Cloudscaling to Offer OpenStack Private Cloud Platform
By Nancy Gohring, IDG News Cloudscaling plans to introduce on Monday an OpenStack-based platform that enterprises can use to build private clouds. This will be the first product offering from Cloudscaling, which built its business as a services company ...

Choose the right chargeback solution for greater cloud cost savings
Network World
While cloud computing offers many opportunities for IT cost savings, its diverse and dynamic nature can make it difficult to reap the expected financial benefits. For example, how do you see all of your costs in a heterogeneous cloud environment?

Counting the Cloud's Blessings
E-Commerce Times
By Jeffrey M. Kaplan What is especially interesting about the award winners is that they have been relatively unknown cloud vendors delivering measurable benefits to a wide array of small- and mid-size businesses, as well as large-scale enterprises.

Intermedia Supports Office in the Cloud Including Hosted Exchange on New ...
MarketWatch (press release)
NEW YORK, NY, Feb 10, 2012 (MARKETWIRE via COMTEX) -- Intermedia, a global leader in cloudservices and the world's largest Microsoft Exchange hosting provider, today announced that its hosted Exchange service is available on Motorola's newly launched ...

Logicalis UK to Become Data Centre and Cloud Provider to Janet Community
Sacramento Bee
By Logicalis UK Logicalis UK today announced that it has been selected as one of a small number of data centre hosting and cloud services providers to the UK education community under a new Janet framework. Eight providers of data centre and cloud ...

FedRAMP eases vendors' path to offer secure cloud services
By Jason Miller Agencies will have more options to buy secure cloud services under a major change detailed in the concept of operations for FedRAMP. The Federal Risk and Authorization Management's (FedRAMP) program management office (PMO) Tuesday ...

Don't look now but Microsoft Azure is a kick-butt cloud
10, 2012, 1:14pm PT No Comments Microsoft's ambitious Windows Azure cloud is many things — it's a full-fledged platform as a service (PaaS) for developers. But beneath all that, it is also a huge pool of foundational compute and storage infrastructure ...


Could the Cloud Offer Better Security Than Traditional Storage?
One of the biggest criticisms of cloud storage is that it doesn't offer robust security in the most traditional sense. Locking down sensitive content when it is stored off-site can be a huge challenge for both IT professionals and their cloud service ...

Cloud Crowd Gets Down to Business
Light Reading
At Light Reading's first Carrier Cloud event in May 2011, service providers and vendors talked about what they were planning on doing in the cloud services sector. (See Happy Snaps: Carrier CloudForum 2011.) At the third Carrier Cloud Forum in North ...

BOFH : The Cloud Committee Calamity
They were all on the committee investigating whether to move our entire IT operation into the cloud." "Committees to move IT operations into a cloud are stupid things!!!!" the PFY says. "No. In several of the incidents eyewitnesses claim that the ...

Private Cloud Hosting Provider ScaleMatrix Introduces New Partner Program (press release)
By editor Web Hosting News – San Diego, CA – ScaleMatrix, a global leader in Private CloudHosting andColocation in San Diego, announced today the ScaleMatrix Channel Partner Program that will empower organizations to add Private Cloud, High Density ...

VMware Issues vCloud Integration Manager
Virtualization and cloud infrastructure specialist VMware (NYSE: VMW), introduced the vCloud Integration Manager, a platform designed to help service providers automate the delivery and operations of VMware vCloud Director -based clouds.

Cloud Computing: Google Cultivates a Rep as Patent Gouger
SYS-CON Media (press release)
Apple quietly wrote a letter to ETSI, the European Telecommunications Standards Institute, in November asking it to set basic rules for the licensing of standards-essential patents and to make its patent-wielding members commit to the principles.

SYS-CON Media (press release)

Cloud Computing Co Nivio Gets $21M From AEC Partners, Videocon Group
VC Circle
Cloud computing firm nivio, which allows subscribers to rent software applications from companies like Microsoft and Adobe, has secured $21 million (Rs 104 crore) from the Videocon Group and AEC Partners, a US-based private equity firm specialising in ...

Tech Insight: Penetration-Testing Your Cloud Provider
Dark Reading
By Adam Ely, Contributing Writer Understanding what lies behind a cloud-based application or service can sometimes be painful -- but it doesn't have to be. Cloud service provider audits typically start out of habit: the need to review, understand, ...

Huddle: Amazon, Google clouds not Government ready
Huddle claims big public cloud vendors don't offer enough security to be used by central Government. By Tom Brewster, 10 Feb 2012 at 16:54 Generally available bigcloud services from the likes of Amazon and Google are not ready for UK Government use, ...


Top-Ranked ADP(R) AdvancedMD and ChartLogic Unveil Combined Cloud Offering at ...
MarketWatch (press release)
SALT LAKE CITY, UT and SAN FRANCISCO, CA, Feb 10, 2012 (MARKETWIRE via COMTEX) -- AAOS 2012 - BOOTH # 337 -- ADP(R) AdvancedMD, a leader in cloud practice management, medical scheduling software, and billing applications for medical practices, ...

Ping! Zine » Partnering, Telx Offers More Cloud Services
By Ping! Zine Editor
“With Appcore's Onsite Private Cloud solution, customers can accelerate turnkey cloud deployments, achieve rapid time to value and leverage our purpose-built community that delivers the on-demand services, highly available networking and ...
Ping! Zine

Cloud and the Enterprise
By Ben Kepes
Recently I spent a remarkably enjoyable hour chatting with Steve Gillmor and John Taschek on a special enterprise-focused Gillmor Gang. Somehow I was roped in to be the provocateur and judging by many of the comments on the back ...

FBI Stands Solid on Cloud Security Standard | Channelnomics
By Larry Walsh
In the wake of the Los Angeles Police Department's aborted adoption of Google Apps, the FBI has issued a clear clarification on the cloud service security requirements of all law enforcement agencies. The standard will make it hard for ...

Virtustream Enhances Cloud Brokerage Capabilities with Enomaly ...
By editor
Web Hosting Services - San Francisco – Virtustream, Inc., a leading provider of enterprise cloudsolutions, today announced that it has completed its.
FindMyHost Directory

Cloud vs. Open Source? I don't think so! - Content Log
By John Newton
Is cloud a threat to open source? Far from it! Not only does the cloud run on open source, but thecloud provides new opportunities for open source, content management and Alfresco. It's just another, but exciting place to deploy open source.
Content Log

EDD Update: Cowen Group Leadership Roundtable on IG, the Cloud
By Albert Barsocchini, Esq
The Cowen Group returned to San Francisco this week for its breakfast leadership roundtable series. David Cowen organizes these events around the country to bring together thought leaders to share and exchange ideas on major ...
EDD Update

Zenny's Weekly Cloud Links #45 by @tbalinas via @Zenoss
By Travis Balinas
Every Friday we like to highlight some of our favorite posts on IT Operations, Cloud Computing, DevOps, Big Data and anything else that grabbed our attention over the week. Here are some great articles from the week of February 6th that are ...
The Cloud Management Blog

How Cloud Computing is Set to Change the Economics of the ...
According to a study done by Gartner, the size of the cloud computing market is expected to reach $150 billion by 2013. Over 50% of the companies covered in the study cited business agility as the primary reason for shifting to cloud ...

NTT America CTO Delivers Keynote At Carrier Cloud ... - HostReview
NTT America, a global infrastructure services provider and wholly ownedsubsidiary of NTT Co,NTT America CTO Delivers Keynote At Carrier Cloud Forum.

Cloud federation with RightScale | TechRepublic
As cloud technologies mature, enterprises continue to look for ways to reduce risk. One way is distributing applications across different cloud provid.

London School of Economics Study says Cloud Computing could be ...
A recent study conducted by the London School of Economics (LSE) said that cloud computing may boost the worsening global economic crisis.

starting a cloud cloud storage company in india - OnStartups - Stack ...
I am planning to start a cloud storage company. At present I am planning to use Microsoft Azure to host the service. I have a belief that if i am hosting the service ...

Six principles of HP Cloud Services
HP Cloud Services focuses on six cloud design principles such as security and automation. Know what to expect when building a private or hybrid cloud on HP.

Open Cloud Initiative Is Dead Long Live OCI
First let me make it clear that Open Cloud Initiative (OCI) is not dead and it is going to stay for a long time advocating openness. Also, I will fight all I can to keep it ...

More Cloud News below--computing, storage, infrastructure, security

No comments:

cloud computing news

cloud security news

cloud infrastructure news

cloud storage news

Google Cloud Platform Blog