Saturday, March 24, 2012

Cloud Computing and Startups

What Your Company Can Learn From Startups: How Cloud Computing is Helping To Get Them Off The Ground: "If your business isn't learning from how other companies do business, then I'd say you're missing some great lessons. Take a great idea that was described in a story this week on Several forward-thinking start-ups are getting products onto the market by leveraging the cloud and other resources without having to invest in their own expensive IT infrastructure. It's a simple idea, and incredibly smart, too. So what's the lesson here for your company? It's right in front of you. Yes, your business may not be the size of a multi-national corporation, but are you aware you have access to many of the same IT business tools that fuel those huge corporations? That's where the power of the cloud can be one of your greatest friends and business tools. . . . " 

Top Five Private Cloud Computing Trends, 2012
By Tom Bittman
Mr. Bittman has led the industry in areas such as cloud computing, virtualization and infrastructure evolution. Mr. Bittman invented the term "real-time infrastructure," which has been adopted by major vendors and many… Read Full Bio ...
Thomas Bittman

Amazon Makes Clever Private Cloud Play
That means an enterprise that develops its private cloud using Eucalyptus will have built-in compatibility across several Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud services, including EC2 compute and S3 storage. Such compatibility would be an advantage to companies ...

Cloud Computing: Cisco Helps Back Cloud Storage Start-Up Ctera
SYS-CON Media (press release)
By Maureen O'Gara Four-year-old Ctera Networks, which sells a hybrid cloud storage enablement suite to SMBs and enterprise branches, has gotten a third funding round, this one led by the ever chi-chi Venrock with a strategic investment from Cisco and ...
SYS-CON Media (press release)

Baidu Takes Aim At Dropbox, Microsoft SkyDrive, With Cloud Storage Service
Chinese search engine leader Baidu is holding a developers conference today, from where it has just launched a cloud storage platform called Baidu (NSDQ: BIDU) WangPan – meaning, literally, 'web drive' in Chinese. As with rivals such as Dropbox, ...

NEC announces UNIVERGE Cloud Services UCaaS
Network World
NEC recently announced plans for UNIVERGE Cloud Services UCaaS, a set of enhanced software-as-a-service (SaaS) offerings. The initial UNIVERGE Cloud Services SaaS offering is unified communications as a service (UCaaS), providing a comprehensive suite ...

Telcos told to leave cloud computing to experts
By Naushad K. Cherrayil, Staff Reporter Dubai: Telecom providers in the region need to partner with IT vendors rather than deploy their own cloud computing solutions and cooperate with software and content providers to increase the attractiveness of ...

Army private cloud to attack IT sprawl and save millions
Defense Systems
By Joe Dysart Industry experts estimate the Army should save millions in IT costs after its recently awarded Army Private Cloud (APC2) contract is fully implemented. IBM, Lockheed Martin, HP Enterprise Services, General Dynamics One Source, ...

SunGard Availability Services Named a "Top 20 Coolest Cloud Infrastructure ...
MarketWatch (press release)
The CRN article called out SunGard's Enterprise Cloud Services because, "it offers a fully managed cloud IaaS through which it manages availability and security of compute, network and storage resources with an SLA that promises 99.95 percent uptime.

Cloud Computing: Amazon Partners with Eucalyptus
SYS-CON Media (press release)
And in that vein Thursday it agreed to work with open source private cloud peddler Eucalyptus Systems so companies can have an on-premise cloud that nicely migrates workloads to Amazon. It's a big concession for Amazon which has regarded private and ...
SYS-CON Media (press release)

Cloud Computing: Oracle Bounces Back from Q2 'Aberration'
SYS-CON Media (press release)
Lately Oracle has preferred cloud buys like RightNow and Taleo. Oracle's revenues were up 3.1% to $9 billion, again ahead of expectations. New license revenue, the great growth indicator, was up 7.2% to $2.4 billion, the high end of its guidance.
SYS-CON Media (press release)

Amazon's cloud goes to Mars
Financial Times
By Barney Jopson in New York Amazon's cloud computing service is being used to operate Nasa robots on the surface of Mars, Netflix's video streaming service and the Guardian's dating website, as the retailer's little-known IT business rapidly expands.

All you need to know about cloud data transfers
InfoWorld (blog)
By David Linthicum | InfoWorld What is it with data-transfer cloud computing performance? Some people think cloud services provide great performance, and some think they don't perform well at all. The reality is that both beliefs are true, depending on ...

Cloud computing: Improving healthcare services
CIO Australia
There is a lot of conversation on Cloud computing and how it could benefit our healthcare practices. With Cloud computing, hospitals, particularly the large ones, are able to deliver IT as a service without the costly and complex investment in ...

Cloud Computing: Zumbox Sets Up Joint Venture in Oz
SYS-CON Media (press release)
Obviously Zumbox is kicking in its cloud-based technology for mirroring every street address in the country with an electronic mailbox and storage archive. It says the system has been extended, adapted and customized to meet the specific requirements ...
SYS-CON Media (press release)

GTSI Schedules Investor Conference Call for March 29, 2012
SYS-CON Media (press release)
GTSI has extensive capabilities and past performance in software development, data center, networking, collaboration, security and cloud computing solutions. In addition, GTSI's advanced engineering, integration, support and financial services - and ...

Cloud Computing: Big Data, Mere Mortals, Meaningful Consumption and Money
SYS-CON Media (press release)
Public and private clouds are part of the whole presentation layer and a way to get at the web data sets. ClearStory's founders include CEO Sharmila Shahani-Mulligan, a marketer out of Netscape, Kiva Software, Opsware and clustered database house Aster ...
SYS-CON Media (press release)

Private cloud
By Doug Dineley | InfoWorld "If you build it, they will come" may be a line from a baseball fantasy, but it describes what really happened in the world of cloud computing. One late summer day in 2006, online bookseller quietly made a portion ...

Share cloud storage online with Symform
One challenge with cloud storage is getting enough space for the gigabytes of data most of us have when you include music and video without breaking the bank. Symform has a novel approach to solving this problem. It offers the most storage of any free ...

Cloud Computing: You Have a Supercomputer and Didn't Know It
SYS-CON Media (press release)
By Maureen O'Gara Xoreax, a 10-year-old Israeli software acceleration house, says it can employ the idle PCs and servers cycles in a corporate network SETI-like to create a so-called private processing cloud - Windows-based, of course - that's got the ...

SYS-CON Media (press release)

Amazon to provide Indian cloud services over Tata infrastructure?
By Sophie Curtis | Techworld | Published: 14:58, 23 March 2012 Amazon could be preparing to launch cloud services in India, after it emerged that the company has been buying up infrastructure from telecommunications provider Tata Communications in its ...

Cloud Computing: EMC Buys Pivotal Labs
SYS-CON Media (press release)
EMC will target start-ups and enterprises with cloud, Big Data, social and mobile next-generation applications in mind. It said it will invest in the company to get it to global scale. The Pivotal Tracker project management tool is currently used by ...
SYS-CON Media (press release)

Piston Cloud Delivers Private Cloud In Hours For As Little As $800
IT departments looking at standing up private cloud environments in a hurry, and without some of the complexity usually associated with cloud infrastructure, would do well to take a look at Piston Cloud from Piston Cloud Computing.

Citrix Startup Accelerator Spurs Mobile and Cloud Innovation at Upcoming DEMO ...
SYS-CON Media (press release)
Synergy: This track at Citrix Synergy will provide insight into the incredible fluidity of mobile workstyles and the new demands placed on IT for the cloud services that empower them. It will provide an inside look at tomorrow's multibillion tech ...

After Amazon Scripting Cloud Services For India; What Can You Expect
VC Circle
Amazon could soon roll out its cloud storage services in India. Apparently, the Internet giant has been building its tech infrastructure for the launch (could be within a year) of its cloud servicesand has leased infrastructure from Tata ...

Cloud News: Microsoft, HP, Savvis, Nimsoft
Data Center Knowledge
HP selected by CenterBeam to support cloud offering. HP (HPQ) announced that cloud servicesprovider CenterBeam has selected HP Converged Infrastructure to support the increased capacity demands of its cloud service offerings and joined the HP ...

CCID Consulting: China's Mobile Cloud Service Industry Looks Promising
MarketWatch (press release)
Technological innovations and transformation of business model represented by cloud computing and mobile Internet moved to change people's lives. Products represented by iCloud of Apple Computer and Cloud Drive of Amazon, combined cloud computing with ...

The Law Firm of Levi & Korsinsky, LLP Announces Investigation into Possible ...
SYS-CON Media (press release)
As advanced data storage, access and analytics technologies aimed at handling high-volume and/or fast moving data all move center stage, aided by the Cloud Computing boom, Cloud Expo is the single most effective event for you to learn how to use you ...

CIOs fear business leaders see cloud as way to circumvent IT
By Sooraj Shah Seventy two per cent of CIOs believe their business sees cloud computing as a way to circumvent IT, according to research conducted by research firm Forrester Consulting. The study, Delivering on High Cloud Expectations, and carried out ...


Baidu Has Its Head in the Clouds
Motley Fool
Just as Dropbox is all the rage stateside with its cloud storage of files that can be accessed anywhere that a Web connection is possible, WangPan has the potential to catch on quickly. It's also free, at least for the first meaty 15 gigabytes of ...

Majority Of CIOs Concerned About Effects Of Cloud Computing
A report conducted by Forrester Consulting has shown that Chief Information Officers (CIOs) are worried that cloud computing is more of an enemy than a friend. The survey of over 300 enterprise execs found that CIOs were concerned that the cloud wasn't ...


Quantum Dedupes, Goes Virtual for Cloud Backups
Infostor magazine
Quantum's technology arrives at a frothy time in cloud storage, with no shortage of innovations bubbling to the surface. In recent months, cloud backup providers have been eyeing Amazon's new AWS Storage Gateway. Fujitsu teamed with Crossroads Systems ...

2nd Watch Continues Growth, Expands into Seattle Market
PR Newswire (press release)
SEATTLE, March 23, 2012 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- 2nd Watch, Inc., a software and cloud-computing consulting company based in Spokane, WA, recently expanded its market to open an office in Seattle, WA. In the last few years, 2nd Watch has enjoyed ...

Amazon Partners With Eucalyptus for Private-Public Cloud Migrations
By David Roe (@druadh20) Mar 23, 2012 A look to the (near) future of cloud computing and some good news — we hope — for those considering the deployment of private clouds. Amazon Web Services (AWS) has partnered with Eucalyptus to enable private ...

Pyramid Sees Cloud Computing Trending in Western Europe ...
By CrossTalk Staff
How Western European Telcos Meet the Cloud Computing Needs of Enterprises,” a new report recently released by Pyramid Research, examines the. ... and discusses how they translated those drivers into specific requirements. Pyramid also analyzes the various types of service models that may be deployed by cloud providers, and includes case studies of three Western European operators that provide B2B cloud services: Orange France, KPN, and Telefonica. For more information ...
CrossTalk Broadband Blog from Actiontec

New Academic Paper on Melting Clouds
By Jay Heiser
He takes a nuanced approach, explaining that this is speculative and forward-looking, but given the increasing reliance on public cloud computing, this is an area that deserves research attention now. ... linked to above: “As diverse, independently developed cloud services share ever more fluidly and aggressively multiplexed hardware resource pools, unpredictable interactions between load-balancing and other reactive mechanisms could lead to dynamic instabilities or “ meltdowns.
Jay Heiser

ICT Board's Paul Kukubo to speak at Cloud Computing Forum Africa ...
By David Marshall
The Cloud Computing World Forum Africa offers delegates an opportunity to discuss the latest topics in cloud services, including security, mobile, applications, communications, virtualization and CRM among others. Kukubo will speak on the ... - Virtualization Technolog...

Srini Penchikala: Anil Gaur on Cloud Computing Support in Java EE ...
By editor
Srini Penchikala interviews Anil Gaur on Cloud Computing Support in Java EE 7: Java EE 7 specification (JSR 342) includes support for cloud computing to help developers build applications that are portable across Java EE PaaS platforms.

Cloud Computing – The new Utility? | The Future of Documents
By Francois Ragnet
Interesting article on Cloud Computing drawing a nice (although not really new) parallel with the evolution of the electricity industry - from small individual factories to a “grid”, how one man revolutionized the way electricity was distributed, ...
The Future of Documents

How to Capture the Advantages of Cloud Computing While Avoiding ...
By CRM SoftwareBlog
Microsoft Dynamics CRM Partners and Experts provide advice, costs, comparisons, and and the latest information on CRM sofware.
CRM Software Blog

Introduction to cloud computing - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
2.1 Cloud services; 2.2 Cloud systems; 2.3 Cloud roles; 2.4 Cloud tenants .... Cloudinfrastructure includes cloud storage, cloud servers and cloud networks.

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