Wednesday, February 15, 2012

UnitedHealth to Launch Cloud-Based Data Platform

UnitedHealth to Launch Cloud-Based Data Platform
Wall Street Journal
By ANNA WILDE MATHEWS UnitedHealth Group Inc. plans to launch a new cloud-computing platform aimed at health-care providers and insurers, one of a growing number of efforts to allow more sharing of medical data among industry players.

Moving apps to the cloud: Why, when and how
It started with that small voice in the back of your mind that said “maybe it's time to start putting some apps in the cloud.” Now it's an actual question from the CTO: “why aren't we using the cloud yet?” So, it's time. But before you make your move, ...

Aereo brings over-the-air TV to the cloud
by Matthew Moskovciak February 14, 2012 1:23 PM PST Follow @cnetmoskovciak The future of over-the-air TV is in the cloud. Or at least that what's Aereo's banking on. Startup company Aereo held a press conference in New York this morning to announce its ...

Stock sets new all-time high; analysts take note of cloud opportunity
By Benjamin Pimentel, MarketWatch SAN FRANCISCO (MarketWatch) — Rackspace Hosting Inc. shares jumped Tuesday, breaking past the $50 mark for the first time, as the data-storage company's financial results and strong market position in cloud computing ...

Translation Cloud Releases API for Developers In Its Updated Version 2.5
MarketWatch (press release)
14, 2012 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- Translation Cloud, , the application created by Translation Services USA, is an automated system for real time translations via a crowdsourced community of translators.

Cloud Sherpas Becomes a Google Apps Premier Reseller
San Francisco Chronicle (press release)
Cloud Sherpas, recently named the Google Enterprise 2011 Partner of the Year, announced today that it has become a Premier Enterprise and SMB Reseller of Google Apps in North America and Asia-Pacific. The designation from Google enables businesses to ...

Electric Cloud Offers 1-Year Free Access to App Build Tool
Electric Cloud is offering developers one year of free access to its ElectricAccelerator Developer Edition (EADE) tool that the company claims can improve app build times by 70 percent. ElectricCloud, a provider of develop and test cloud solutions, ...

CloudNOW's Top Women in Cloud Awards Recognize Thought Leaders and Tech Pioneers
MarketWatch (press release)
14, 2012 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- CloudNOW Selects the Top Ten Women in 1st Annual Award CloudNOW, a nonprofit executive consortium of the leading women in cloud computing, announced during Cloud Connect Santa Clara today, the first annual CloudNOW ...

Inkling Introduces Cloud-based Publishing Tool
The company calls its new Habitat publishing platform "cloud publishing" (to distinguish it from the familiar desktop publishing model embodied by iBooks Author). It seeks to replace existing publishing workflows, which are often just email- and ...

Zynga Trades Amazon Cloud For In-House Servers
Social networking game supplier has brought the bulk of its operations in house after launching games in EC2's public cloud. By Charles Babcock InformationWeek Zynga, the maker of popular social games including Farmville, CityVille, and Mafia Wars, ...

Telcos Poised To Disrupt Amazon's Enterprise Cloud
Telephone companies have the assets and track record in delivering secure and reliable services to grab a piece of the enterprise cloud services market popularized by Amazon and Rackspace. "Thecloud is not the cloud without the network.

Terremark Executives Honored with the 2012 CloudNOW Top Ten Women in Cloud Award
MarketWatch (press release)
MIAMI, Feb 14, 2012 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Terremark, a Verizon Company, announced today that Jamie Dos Santos, president & CEO of Terremark Federal Group, and Ellen Rubin, Terremark's vice president of Cloud Products, have been honored with the CloudNOW ...

SoftLayer Eyes Big Data with Cloud Storage Service
Wired News
SoftLayer today rolled out a new global cloud storage service aimed at tackling the growing needs of “big data.” Based on the open source platform OpenStack, SoftLayer Object Storage “allows users to easily store, search and retrieve data across the ...

AFORE Joins the Cloud Commons Ecosystem and Will Offer Security Solutions in ...
Sacramento Bee
14, 2012 /PRNewswire/ - AFORE Solutions, Inc., a leading provider of Cloud security and management solutions, today announced its participation in the Cloud Commons® ecosystem sponsored by CA Technologies. AFORE will provide CA Technologies customers ...

New Blog Explains Cloud Computing and Hosted Services
San Francisco Chronicle (press release)
Netcelerate announced today the launch of a new educational blog project called Clearing up theCloud. The concept is simple: to create an educational resource for technology novices to learn more about hosted telephony services, IT services, ...

Coupa Software Wins Cloud Computing Excellence Award
MarketWatch (press release)
SAN MATEO, Calif., Feb 14, 2012 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Coupa Software, the leading provider of innovative cloud spend optimization software, today announced that TMC, a global integrated media company, has named Coupa's Cloud Spend Management Solution a ...

GNAX Brings Open Source Apps to the Cloud with BitNami
San Francisco Chronicle (press release)
GNAX has selected BitNami to provide GNAX Cloud users with a tested, ready-to-run library of over 25 popular open source applications. BitNami, developer of the BitNami Application Library, and Global Net Access (GNAX), a leading technology ... Enhances Partner Program to Include Disaster Recovery to the Cloud
MarketWatch (press release)
DENVER, Feb 14, 2012 (BUSINESS WIRE) --, a leading provider of enterprise-class,cloud-based application availability and recovery solutions, today announced a major enhancement to its Partner Program. The program now enables partners to ...

Lanamark Unveils Hybrid Cloud Design Module
MarketWatch (press release)
LAS VEGAS, NEVADA, Feb 14, 2012 (MARKETWIRE via COMTEX) -- Lanamark Inc., a global provider of agent-less, Services-Oriented Analytics software for IT solution providers delivering desktop and data center solutions across physical, virtual and cloud ...

Five Reasons You Need Effective WAN Optimization for Cloud Storage
MarketWatch (press release)
MINNEAPOLIS, MN, Feb 14, 2012 (MARKETWIRE via COMTEX) -- Cloud storage is positioned to be one of the hottest IT trends of 2012. At the same time network WAN performance has been identified as a key inhibitor to cloud storage adoption, according to ...

Obama Cuts IT Spending, Touts Cloud and Data Consolidation
Information Management
February 14, 2012 – President Obama would cut overall federal IT spending in 2013, but increase backing of cybersecurity and tech research, and continue dedications for cloud computing and data center consolidations. The budget unveiled Monday by the ...

HP Serves Up Multi-Vendor Cloud Management
As more and more businesses make their way into the cloud, the ability to manage various suppliers becomes far more complex—especially for large enterprises. Another issue for IT is that business groups are rapidly adopting cloud services, ...

Angoss Expands Predictive Analytics in the Cloud with KnowledgeCLOUD™ Solutions
MarketWatch (press release)
These industry solutions deliver predictive analytics in the Cloud to help organizations in the financial services, high tech, healthcare and retail industries gain competitive advantage in the areas of sales, marketing and risk management.

Cloud makes it easy
Times of India
Well, there is no need to get disappointed as you can still access it through your iphone or ipod if you had uploaded it on "cloud". We are not referring to the literal meaning of cloud, but here we mean the latest technology known as "cloud computing" ...

Cloud on fire: the burn rate on Tumblr's big backend is building fast
“With the elastic cloud, you can reach a fairly massive scale on a limited amount of capital.” But when a startup goes from being a scrappy, fast growing company to a massive, top twenty property on the web, the cost of having a third party like Amazon ...

Aereo puts TV antennas in the cloud, streams OTA broadcasts on ...
By Michael Gorman
We've all heard about SlingBox, that nifty bit of kit that lets you stream your cable or satellite television to the mobile device of your choice, and now.

NFC vs. cloud-based payments: Which will reach scale first ...
By Chantal Tode
“There is momentum behind cloud-based solutions,” said Lara Albert, senior director of global marketing at Globys, Seattle. “But I wouldn't count NFC out yet – you have some of the biggest players in mobile behind these services,” she said.
Mobile Commerce Daily

The Path to the Intelligent Cloud | Cloud Computing Journal
Let's face it right now the cloud is pretty immature. The level of automation and management of these environments are analogous to the early assembly lines, but it won't be this way long. This is not the industrial revolution and it moves at a ...
Latest News from Cloud Computing Journal

Can One Trust Government as a Cloud Provider?
By Andrea Di Maio
upgrading his technology to a more modern cloud platform and rolling out a set of applications — including online payments, a health and human services communication portal, Web publishing suite, services registration, food inspection and ...
Gartner Blog Network

Joining the Cloud with Companies You Know: Dell, HP, and IBM ...
By Stephanie Faris
Schoolwire recently contracted with Dell to provide its Cloud services, bringing attention to the idea of going with a trusted non-Cloud company to provide Cloud services. How your business can benefit from Cloud services from non-Cloud ...
Small Business Technology

Coupa Software Wins Cloud Computing Excellence Award
By Ariadni Pereira
Coupa's Cloud Spend Optimization Solution Honored for Innovation. SAN MATEO, Calif. – February 14, 2012 – Coupa Software, the leading provider of innovative cloud spend optimization software, today announced that TMC, a global ...
Coupa Cabana

Ping! Zine » Cloud Test Lab Launched at San Francisco Area Data ...
By Ping! Zine Editor
Set to be available on the first on next month, the data center solution provides users with features such as using private cloud software to test their apps, the configuration of virtual resources and resource management using elastic-compute.
Ping! Zine

Registration Opens for OnApp's New Free Cloud Hosting Platform at ...
By David Marshall
OnApp has announced early registration for a new free version of OnApp Cloud, its next-generation platform for public, private and hybrid cloud deployments. OnApp is a leading provider of cloud and CDN software. The new free version of ... - Virtualization Technolog...

CloudBees puts its PaaS anywhere — Cloud Computing News
By Barb Darrow
CloudBees Java-centric platform as a service can now run inside a customer's data center, at a hosting provider or on the Amazon cloud, or on some combination of the above. Anycloud will compete with Red Hat OpenShift, and VMware's ...

Cloud&Grid 2012 : The 2012 International Workshop on Cloud and ...
Cloud&Grid 2012 : The 2012 International Workshop on Cloud and Grid Interoperability.

Cloud Access Reviewed by Joomla Hosting Reviews
Joomla Hosting Reviews announces their review of Cloud Access. The review calls Cloud Access a great choice for Joomla specific hosting.

NSF releases Cloud Computing Report
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There is something about the Cloud « Open-E Blog
Where does the Cloud begin, and where does it end? You may say: “Yes, I have access to my data from various locations. I can choose the capacity of services.

Intel's Cloud Computing Technology
Cloud computing technology: Intel helps to develop a cohesive set of open, well- defined cloudcomputing solutions across IT infrastructures.

Privacy in the Cloud Computing Era
Cloud Computing for Governments and Businesses . ... services—also known as “cloudcomputing”—are rapidly emerging to complement the traditional model ...

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