Friday, March 2, 2012

How Cloud Computing Is Forcing IT Evolution

How Cloud Computing Is Forcing IT Evolution
CIO
To say cloud computing is having a dramatic effect on IT is an understatement. The capability and agility of the cloud is forcing a rapid evolution. Just as in living ecosystems, IT professionals who fail to adapt will, inevitably, dwindle into ...

How cloud computing is forcing IT evolution
ITworld.com
Three of the presentations were particularly interesting, offering a good perspective on just how dramatic an effect cloud computing is having on IT. Summed up, the capability and agility of cloud computing is forcing an extremely rapid evolution. 

Are community cloud services the next hot thing?
Computerworld
By Brandon Butler Network World - When Matthew Lodge, senior director of cloud services for VMware, looks out over the cloud landscape and envisions how it will continue to evolve, he sees community clouds playing a big role. And he's not the only one.

Cloud Nation's Tips for Choosing the Right Cloud Storage Provider
San Francisco Chronicle (press release)
Seattle, WA (PRWEB) March 01, 2012 Cloud Nation's Tips for Choosing the Right Cloud StorageProvider It's no secret that cloud computing is hot. While enterprises led the way into the cloudwith their adoption of virtualization technology, ...

AMD shares rise after deal for cloud computing
CBS News
THE BIG PICTURE: Energy consumption is becoming an important issue as more companies move toward Internet-based services known as cloud computing. With such an approach, software and services are run on servers located at remote data centers rather ...

WD® Offers Cloud Storage Protection Service to WD Sentinel™ DX4000 Storage ...
PR Newswire (press release)
WD Sentinel storage servers act as an on-site cloud storage solution for small to medium-sized businesses (SMB). The addition of KeepVault provides an integrated offsite backup solution for SMBs' most important information, providing secure offsite ...

Big Science Teams Up with Big Business on European Cloud Computing Market
HPCwire
By showing how cloud computing can help solve some of societies biggest challenges, the European cloud‐based scientific e‐infrastructure will open the way for public organizations to profit from commercial cloud services. The initiative is called Helix ...

CERN to tap new Europe cloud computing project
WHTC
By Robert Evans GENEVA (Reuters) - Three key research centers and a consortium of Internet companies said on Thursday they would work together on a European cloud computing platform to handle the continent's rapidly growing demand for computer capacity ...

Cloud computing may disrupt your workplace -- in a good way
Nextgov
By Joseph Marks 02/29/2012 Cloud computing has the power to break down office walls by allowing teleworkers to be just as productive as their office-bound peers, advocates say. Others predict it will break the tyranny of the email inbox, replacing it ...

Joyent to Provide Real-Time Public Cloud Services in Japan and Southeast Asia ...
MarketWatch (press release)
SAN FRANCISCO, CA, Mar 01, 2012 (MARKETWIRE via COMTEX) -- Joyent, a global provider ofcloud computing software and services, today announced its plans to extend its real-time publiccloud offering to Asia in the second quarter of 2012, starting with ...

StorSimple and Microsoft extend partnership for enterprise cloud storage
CTR
StorSimple, provider of cloud integrated enterprise storage for Windows and VMware environments, announced Wednesday its selection as a hardware partner for the Microsoft Technology Center (MTC) alliances program. StorSimple cloud storage appliances ...

Science Cloud: Atom-Smashing Lab Joins New Computing Initiative
LiveScience.com
A new cloud-computing project called the "Science Cloud" has just been launched by some of Europe's biggest research powerhouses along with European IT companies. The European Space Agency (ESA), along with the CERN physics lab (home of the world's ...

Microsoft Azure Outage Explanation Doesn't Soothe
InformationWeek
Microsoft leader's post mortem on Azure cloud outage cites a human error factor, but leaves other questions unanswered. Does this remind you of how Amazon played its earlier lightning strike incident? Microsoft's Azure cloud outage Wednesday was ...

Are community cloud services the next hot thing?
ARNnet
When Matthew Lodge, senior director of cloud services for VMware, looks out over the cloudlandscape and envisions how it will continue to evolve, he sees community clouds playing a big role. And he's not the only one. Community clouds can be thought ...

Cloud Services Depot Reseller Portal Updated to Help MSPs and VARs Manage ...
The Complete Managed Services Resource
By Laura Stotler A next-generation Reseller Portal is now available from Cloud Services Depot to aid MSPs, VARs and independent IT professionals. The new portal offers IT services organizations a flat-rate pricing structure for help desk and NOC ...

Microsoft blames Azure cloud computing outage on leap year
V3.co.uk
by Dan Worth The outage on Microsoft's Windows Azure cloud computing platform that caused the government's G-Cloud service to go offline was the result of a calculation error caused by the extra day in February due to the leap year.

V3.co.uk

Western Digital adds offsite cloud storage backup for small businesses
ZDNet (blog)
By Andrew Nusca | March 1, 2012, 7:35am PST Summary: Western Digital gives small businesses an off-site backup solution by pre-installing KeepVault's cloud storagesoftware on its Sentinel storage servers. If you're a small business that owns Western...

ZDNet (blog)

Cloud Computing: AMD Buys SeaMicro
SYS-CON Media (press release)
The acquisition is supposed to be a strategic investment in the type of dense, low-power, high-bandwidth platform attractive to the cloud set and spook agencies these days. And that's an itch ARM also means to scratch. The sweet irony of the situation...

SYS-CON Media (press release)

DT's Obermann looks to cloud services for future revenue growth
Total Telecom
Mobile operators will be able to leverage their networks by offering cloud services, an area Obermann described as ″a new opportunity″ for operators. ″Revenues can grow again in future,″ he said. With cloud services, ″connectivity will become a ...

Total Telecom

Harris Scraps Secure Public Cloud Service
InformationWeek
Security continues to be the biggest concern for cloud services, according to InformationWeek's recent State of Cloud Computing Survey. Guidelines from the National Institute of Standards and Technology, which sets federal cybersecurity requirements, ...

Cloud Computing: A Rapid Growth in Cloud Demand
SYS-CON Media (press release)
"The ability to flexibly and quickly adjust infrastructure allows IT to respond to line-of-business requirements in a way that was impossible prior to the advent of cloud computing," noted Henry Fastert, Chief Technologist & Managing Partner, ...

How to safely integrate cloud computing into your company
Smart Business Network
There is much confusion about what cloud computing is, because there are so many different kinds of cloud service offerings. Cloud computing is nothing more than a new name for an old concept (time sharing). Cloud services enable you to connect to a ...

Cloud Computing: Understanding Infrastructure
SYS-CON Media (press release)
Without understanding anything beyond the key phrase or buzzword, they start to talk about how they are going to implement a new "strategic initiative," like Cloud Computing, as their next big step in applying technology to their business without even ...

SYS-CON Media (press release)

AMD Acquires SeaMicro, Enhances Cloud Based Computation
Technorati
The strategy behind this acquisition is to improve cloud based computation while using the energy efficient and high bandwidth microservers of SeaMicro. “By acquiring SeaMicro, we are accelerating AMD's transformation into an agile, ...

Azure's storage cloud was never at stake, insists storage cloud biz
Register
By Chris Mellor • Get more from this author Microsoft Azure's processing of bits in the cloud fouled up yesterday, but its storage of bits in the cloud was unaffected. Andres Rodriguez, the CEO ofcloud storage gateway supplier Nasuni, wants to tell ...

To cloud or not to cloud (cont'd)
Computerworld (blog)
In my last post, we discussed some of the concerns companies and government agencies should look into before moving toward cloud computing. Now, let's dig a little deeper so we can determine whether cloud computing makes sense for your organization.

Online Education Innovator Gives Virtual Internet Cloud Services an A+
PR Web (press release)
Virtual Internet worked to understand Grade Results' existing infrastructure set up and current and future business goals, then proposed a cloud hosting solution that would deliver the flexibility to scale the service as and when needed.

Weighing Cloud-Hosting Pros And Cons
NetworkComputing.com
With the sheer number and variety of hosted cloud services available, it's entirely possible to push every type of application and data out to the cloud, but despite the temptation to take a hard right towards the cloud, there are several factors that ...

Super science cloud coming to Europe — Cloud Computing News
By Barb Darrow
That's why three European agencies -- CERN, the force behind the Large Hadron Collider; the European Molecular Biology Laboratory; and the European Space Agency and supporters -- are cooking up a European science cloud.
GigaOM

Attend the Only Cloud Computing Event for Telco Professionals ...
By David Marshall
You may have seen that there are quite a few events, conferences and exhibitions on Cloud Computing taking place around the globe. But this is a cloud computing event with a difference - this is the only Cloud Computing Summit dedicated ...
VMblog.com - Virtualization Technolog...

SunGard Enterprise Cloud Services — Enterprise Strategy Group
By Mark Bowker
Long-time managed services and disaster recovery specialist SunGard is raising its game by offering Enterprise Cloud Services. Enterprise Cloud Services allows SunGard to deliver security and availability for organizations' compute, network ...
Enterprise Strategy Group

Six principles for effective cloud computing | Networks Asia
By fmmonteverde
Only through proper governance and management can cloud computing achieve its potential for organizations, says ISACA.
Asia's Source for Enterprise...

THE MICROSOFT INVESTOR: Microsoft's Cloud Computing ...
By Heather Leonard
Upcoming catalysts include Windows 8, Windows Server 8, Office 15 and Windows Phone 8; expansion in the smartphone market with primary hardware partner Nokia; strides in cloud computing; profitability in the online business, including ...
Business Insider

Cloud Computing: Lose the Hard Drive | The Alcalde
By Jordan Schraeder
Free-associate the word “cloud.” Rain, snow, electrons, and even one's judgment may come to mind. And in the age of digital media, another reference is floating around: cloud computing. Everyone's been talking about this online storage ...
The Alcalde

B-10 Outsourcing Guideline applies to cloud computing says OSFI ...
By Barry Sookman
Information technology plays a very important role in the financial services business and OSFI recognizes the opportunities and benefits that new technology-based services such as Cloud Computing can bring; however, FRFIs should also ...
Barry Sookman

HIMSS '12: Cloud Computing for Healthcare
By Thu Pham
The healthcare IT HIMSS '12 conference this year was full of great educational sessions and presentations from industry leaders and health IT professionals. One presentation with speakers native to our home-base of Michigan, Navigating the ...
Managed Data Center News, Trends,...

Security In The Cloud: Logs, Audits, Encryption… | CloudTweaks ...
By cloudtweaks
Cloud computing is growing exponentially as more and more vendors are starting to offer services, and as more businesses are beginning to see the potential for cost savings as well as the ability to offer new services that were beyond their ... Remember, we are discussing cloud services, not hosted datacenters, so your data might move from one datacenter to another dynamically anyway, so scheduling a site visit might prove fruitless anyway, unless you merely want to see an ...
CloudTweaks.com - Cloud Computing...

Cloud computing may disrupt your workplace ... - Nearshore Journal
By admin
Similarly, agency executives expect to save about 6 percent, or $5 billion, of the government's $80 billion annual IT budget by outsourcing data storage to corporate and government-owned computerclouds. In addition they expect to drastically ...
Nearshore Journal

What's New in Windows 8 for Hyper-V Based Cloud Computing (Part ...
By janiquec@infrastructor.com (Janique Carbone)
In this article, you learn about new storage features in Windows Server 8 that Hyper-V can leverage to provide highly scalable and highly available cloud environments.
VirtualizationAdmin.com

Is Virtualization the Same as Cloud?
By Shalini Jagadish
It is very common to confuse cloud computing with virtualization. Since they are both relatively new and since organizations are calling it the saving face of new age technology, I assumed we might want to look into what exactly the two ...
Data Center Design, Disaster...

The Cloud (Storage) War | Cloud Computing Journal
In The Battle for the Enterprise the reference is to cloud computing leaders making their way into the enterprise segment taking market share from the legacy IT ...
cloudcomputing.sys-con.com/node/2181444

Cloud Computing - Why Cloud? - Microsoft UK Health Blog - Site ...
So is cloud computing just virtualisation or hosting by another name? ... Public Cloud servicesenables organisations to move to utility computing (and start to ...
blogs.msdn.com/b/.../cloud-computing-why-cloud.aspx

Large-Scale Linked Data Processing: Cloud Computing to the ...
At the upcoming 2nd International Conference on Cloud Computing and Services Science (CLOSER 2012) we – Robert Grossman, Andreas Harth, Philippe ...
webofdata.wordpress.com/.../large-scale-linked-data-processin...

Cloud Computing for Nonprofit Organizations
Cloud Computing Growth Worldwide Cloud Computing Market is currently $8 billion. • 40% in the US. • Spending on Cloud Services will increase at annual ...
www.slideshare.net/.../cloud-computing-for-nonprofit-organiz...

Compute Cycles in Cloud Computing | Windows 7,Cloud Computing ...
Compute Cycles is a concept for standardization of unit of cloud computing usage consumption introduced first by Rackspace. Let us go deeper in Compute ...
thecustomizewindows.com/.../compute-cycles-in-cloud-compu...



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