Saturday, March 3, 2012

Zynga's play platform tests its cloud computing prowess

Zynga's play platform a big test for its cloud computing prowess
ZDNet (blog)
That Z-Cloud will be tested as becomes a destination. Zynga's move to create its own platform and Web service for game developers will be a big test for its cloud computinginfrastructure. The game company on Thursday outlined its new ...

Small businesses harness the power of cloud computing
BBC News
As CTO, John is involved in the technology and service strategy for Rackspace and frequently speaks with customers at conferences, and to the media and analyst community, on the topic of cloud computing and Rackspace's role in the future of IT.

BBC News

Spending: What you need to know about cloud computing
Chicago Tribune
In a recent survey by the NPD Group, 76 percent of those who responded had used Web e-mail and tax-preparation and photo-sharing sites, but only 22 percent were familiar with the term cloud computing. 3. CLEAR THE CLUTTER. Using the cloud means you get ...

Will community cloud services be the next big thing?
By Brandon Butler | Network World US | Published 16:06, 02 March 12 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 ...

Why Putting 99.9% of Computing on the Cloud Works for Risk Analytics Firm Axioma
American Banker
Those who still fear cloud computing (and if you do, you're not alone, many bankers suffer fromcloud anxiety) should consider the example set by risk analytics firm Axioma. The company puts 99.9% of its computing on the cloud, specifically on ...

independenceIT to Share Cloud Computing Best Practices and Success Stories at ...
MarketWatch (press release)
Seth Bostock, Executive Vice President of Business Development/Strategy at independenceIT will share with attendees information, case studies and best practices on how cloud computing can quickly and easily be implemented at any organization to both ...

Cloud computing's success hinges on rapid certification
By Aliya Sternstein 03/02/2012 Under a 2015 deadline to save $5 billion annually by outsourcing computer applications, the federal government is banking on a high-speed certification program for obtaining cloud services.

Redefining cloud computing -- again
Here's what it's really about By David Linthicum | InfoWorld Back in August, I declared the term "cloud computing" officially meaningless because of its extensive overuse and misuse. No matter what a vendor sold, it was somehow "cloud computing.

Big science teams up with big business to kick-start European cloud computing
In this image, cloud computing joined the Taiwan receiving station CSRSR, ERS-2 satellite data, Mianmi's Center for Southeastern Tropical Advanced Remote Sensing and CNR/IREA to provide timely data to the science community.

Research and Markets: Analysis of the U.S. Department of Defense Cloud ...
This research service is an outline of the research, development, testing, and evaluation (RDT&E); procurement; operations and maintenance (O&M); and services spending and contract activity for the US DoD cloud computing market. Cloud computing is ...

Cloud Services: Understanding Which One Is Best For You
You might have heard cloud services being referred to as the future of the internet. But what do they do? And which of them is best for you? We'll take a look at the major offerings from Microsoft, Apple and Google in a moment.

Cloud Computing and Export Laws: Are You Exporting Illegal Data?
Cloud computing has opened a new world of discovery for data storage and sharing. Its ability to share both data and computing resources has caused the world to look upon it as the first major information technology of the 21st century.

Is Cloud Computing Killing the Hardware Stars? Dell, HP: Take Heed
CloudTweaks News
New York Times “Bits” writer Quentin Hardy declared major victory last week for cloud computing. The triumph resounded well enough to earn the title “The Week the CloudWon.” After lengthy months of incremental progress, cloud's organizations have ...

CloudTweaks News

Cloud Nation's Tips for Choosing the Right Cloud Storage Provider
Seattle Post Intelligencer
It's no secret that cloud computing is hot. While enterprises led the way into the cloud with their adoption of virtualization technology, nowadays even the ma-and-pop store down the street is looking into cloud storage. Millions of consumers and ...

CERN unveils pan-European cloud computing platform for scientific experiments
by Dan Worth CERN has announced it is developing a pan-European cloud computing platform, with two other leading scientific organisations, which will take advantage of the increased computing power cloud systems offer to help scientists better analyse ...

The Personal Cloud
Wired News
In 1994, BYTE Magazine ran the first big cover story on cloud computing: The Network with Smarts. Although we included a sidebar called Don't Write Off The Internet, which noted that the newly-minted Secure Hypertext Transfer Protocol might be an ...

Cloud Computing: RightScale to Leverage New Partner Equinix
SYS-CON Media (press release)
After all Equinix services more than 4000 companies and 300 cloud service providers - a lot of them Fortune accounts - out of 38 data centers in the Americas, Europe/Middle East/Africa, and Asia-Pacific. Anyway, the pair will deliver what is called a ...
SYS-CON Media (press release)

Leap Day brings down Microsoft's Azure cloud service
Microsoft is touting its Azure services as a reliable cloud platform for enterprises and apps...yet it was thrown for a loop by February 29. Microsoft has been running its Azure cloud services since 2009, touting the technology as a robust and secure ...

Keeping your data — not your head — in the clouds
Chicago Tribune
Cloud computing provides convenience to users and cost savings to companies and organizations. It allows users to access resources, including Web-based email, and information from anywhere as long as they have Internet access, and it prevents companies ...

Microsoft Azure Leap Year Glitch: Key Lessons Learned
Analysis: The bottom line here is very simple: Each enterprise needs to manage its own system as if it were all on-premises -- including all VPN networks, remote offices and devices, clouds and/or cloud services within it.


Process: The Forgotten Component of Cloud Computing
Billing World (blog)
Six months later, as that relationship grows, the customer adds cloud services for 50 more users that will expire in five years. In two-and-a-half years the customer adds another service that doesn't have an expiration date and will only be cancelled ...

East Africa IT should boost cloud computing, says Pyramid
Bikya Masr
CAIRO: Leading IT and communications firm Pyramid Research has called on East African information technology service providers to partner with vendors and boostcloud services. The firm said in a new report on Thursday that the market could benefit ...

Bikya Masr

Project Manager at Cloud Computing in Edinburgh
Project Manager needed by leading Cloud Computing company in Edinburgh. This rapidly expanding company are looking for an IT Project Manager to take control of their projects in their brand new Edinburgh office. This is an opportunity to work with some ...

Big Data and Cloud Computing in Academics
SYS-CON Media (press release)
Fortunately the emergence of cloud computing and Big Data analytics has provided a perfect combination for supporting the needs of the academic community. The cloud platform over all makes a perfect platform to support the information needs of the ...

Cloud Computing: Alpine Makes Big Data Predictive Analytics Collaborative
SYS-CON Media (press release)
It works in the enterprise data cloud or in the data warehouse to make sure you're using everything and are therefore accurate. Fancy that. Having got that out the door, Alpine has now progressed to the next step - Illuminator, ...

SYS-CON Media (press release)

East Africa should boost cloud computing — Report
IT News Africa
New data shows said information technology services should aim to boost cloud services. ( The report entitled “Global Cloud Computing Market Is Strengthened by Telco Competition,” identified major players in the space and external ...

UN World Tourism Organization Partners With Microsoft for Cloud Computing
According to Microsoft, the answer may be cloud computing. WebProNews is reporting that Microsoft recently signed a deal with the UN World Tourism Organization to implement new technology to the vacation-sphere, and hopefully drive economic growth in ...

New Science Cloud to Support Hadron Collider
Data Center Knowledge
A new cloud computing platform has been announced that will provide IT capacity for the LHC. (Photo: Image Editor via Flickr) Three leading European research centers are teaming with commercial service providers to create a European cloud computing ...

Cloud Computing: VMware Creates Spring Hadoop Mashup
SYS-CON Media (press release)
Maureen O'Gara the most read technology reporter for the past 20 years, is the Cloud Computing and Virtualization News Desk editor of SYS-CON Media. She is the publisher of famous "Billygrams" and the editor-in-chief of "Client/Server News" for more...
SYS-CON Media (press release)

Super Cloud Computing Center in Europe Will Make Space ...
By Alex Davies
The Helix Nebula Science Cloud to be built in Europe will enable faster and better scientific research.
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Cloud computing is forcing IT departments to evolve ...
By (Bernard Golden)
I had the privilege of chairing the infrastructure track at last week's Cloud Connect conference. Three of the presentations were particularly interesting, offering a good perspective on just how dramatic an effect cloud computing is having on IT.
Computerworld UK's In Depth Articles

Research and Markets: Analysis of the U.S. Department of Defense ...
Research and Markets ( has announced the addition of Frost & Sullivan's new report "Analysis of the U.S. Department of Defense Cloud Computing Market" to their ...
Enterprise Communications and...

East Africa should boost cloud computing | AfricanBrains
By AfricanBrains
New data shows said information technology services should aim to boost cloud services. ( The report entitled “Global Cloud Computing Market Is Strengthened by Telco Competition,” identified major players in the ...

Windows Server “8” and Cloud Computing - Private Cloud ...
By Thomas W Shinder - MSFT
This is a multi-author blog aimed at Private Cloud computing with a focus on infrastructure (virtualization, management, datacenter, storage, networking, and other cloud-enabling technology). Content comes from Microsoft Services & Product ...
Private Cloud Architecture Blog

Cloud Computing - Delivering IT as a service - Microsoft UK ...
By HowieT
... perspectives on the role of technology in Government. The focus of the content will be on the following topics: business intelligence; environmental sustainability; cloud computing; operational efficiency; smarter government; open government.
Microsoft UK Government Blog

independenceIT to Share Cloud Computing Best Practices and ...
Company to Help Attendees Learn to Quickly Realize the Cost Savings, Mobility Advantages and Operational Efficiencies of Cloud Computing | Virtual Strategy Magazine is an online publication devoted entirely to virtualization technologies.
Virtual-Strategy Magazine - Your...

The Takedown of Megaupload Raises Mega Questions About Cloud ...
By Preetam Kaushik
The overriding factor for business users of cloud computing services is to do their due diligence properly before signing up for cloud storage or a cloud computing site. This is the key takeaway in this affair. ... In conclusion, it is high time that the emerging paradigm of cloud services evolves into a mature and responsible industry replete with ethical and sound business practices which safeguard the interests of the users as well as the providers. Author: Preetam Kaushik Preetam ...
Business 2 Community

Cloud Computing for Small and Mid-sized Law Firms | Construction ...
By Christopher G. Hill
Kriss Wilson of Superior Document Services joins Construction Law Musings to discuss the pros and cons of cloud computing for lawyers.
Construction Law Musings- Richmond, VA

Resilience Planning For Cloud Computing | Socius
By Socius
Cloud computing is gaining strength as a powerful option for IT infrastructure for any business – large or small. Many regional or global companies are.

Bring Your Own Cloud Storage Account | Cloud Computing Journal
Prior to Cloud Storage, bring your own storage to traditional software is common sense. You may bring your own USB drive and have the backup software back it up to your USB drive. As long as you possess the USB drive, you have the data ...
Latest News from Cloud Computing Journal

Mobile cloud computing- representing a paradigm shift in IT resources
By Irina Mukherjee
IT industry is once again back with yet another innovation merging the technical wonders of mobile and cloud computing applications giving rise to “Mobile Cloud Computing”. ... Cloud services like this enable the companies to just pay the resource costs like program hosting and data storing for which the network providers charge just the subscription amount. Security services for these networks are also provided by the network operators that opens yet another arena of opportunity by ...

independenceIT to Share Cloud Computing Best Practices and ...
independenceIT™ (iIT), provider of the complete cloud workspace, today announced that it would be giving two presentations at the upcoming XChange Solution Provider 2012 conference, taking place from March 4-6, 2012 at the Hyatt ...

HPC in the Cloud: Cloud Computing Helps Fight Pediatric Cancer
Dedicated to covering high-end cloud computing .... Joyent to Provide Real-Time Public Cloud Services in Japan and Southeast Asia to Meet ... of VMware vCloud Powered Services · NirvanixCloud Storage Takes the Sting Out of Disk Drive ...

Creating Effective Cloud Computing Contracts for the Federal ...
requirements related to cloud computing contracts that will allow Federal agencies to effectively and safely procure cloud services for agency consumption5.

How Does Cloud Computing Apply to Me? - TechNet Blogs
technical content on cloud computing and virtualization with focuses on private cloud, hybridcloud, service-based deployment, and emerging enterprise ...

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