Friday, April 20, 2012

AWS Innovation Means Cloud Domination

AWS Innovation Means Cloud Domination
eWeek
Amazon Web Services (AWS) says its continued innovation is what keeps the AWS cloudgrowing and leading the pack of cloud service providers. NEW YORK – Amazon Web Services kicked off its cloud computing service in 2006 and has since taken a commanding ...

Run 100% of a Business in the Cloud? It's Happening Now
Forbes
For many businesses, cloud computing means more cost savings and greater flexibility. But that's only a piece of the story. Perhaps the most revolutionary aspect of cloud is that it is springing forth a new generation of businesses, designed on the ...

Cloud computing in the real world
Boston.com
By Hiawatha Bray A host of press reports suggest that Google Inc. will next week launch a new product called Drive, a free “cloud storage'' service that'll let you stash five gigabytes of data online, and access it anywhere through any ...

Oracle quietly plotting ambitious cloud computing plan
Computerworld
By Brandon Butler Network World - During a series of analyst briefings this week, Oracle has provided additional details of how it plans to play in the cloud moving forward. The overall strategy is an ambitious one that features software (SaaS) and ...

Is cloud computing just a cloud of pollution?
Digitaltrends.com
Are cloud services just a way to put pollution and emissions in someone else's back yard as Greenpeace claims, or is there some legitimacy to criticizing megawatt-devouring data centers? Figuring it out can get a little messy.

Digitaltrends.com

Amazon Cloud Set Stage for Rapid Pinterest Growth
PCWorld
By Joab Jackson, IDG News The explosive success of the social networking service Pinterest wouldn't have been possible without the easy scalability of the Amazon cloud services, an executive for Pinterest said. "The cloud has enabled us to be more ...

ATEN and US Micro Showcasing Cloud Computing Solution at Cloud Fair 2012
San Francisco Chronicle (press release)
Cloud Fair 2012 is Three-Day Cloud Computing Conference Held in Seattle Foothill Ranch, CA (PRWEB) April 18, 2012 ATEN today announced that it is exhibiting and showcasing new cloudtechnology at this week's Cloud Fair 2012 with partner US Micro, Inc., ...

Amazon cloud accessed daily by a third of all Internet users
InfoWorld
By Patrick Thibodeau | Computerworld The era of cloud hyper-giants, providers so big and so critical to the delivery of information and commerce, is clearly here. But unlike an electric utility, which can give an exact count of customers and power ...

DuraCloud Protects Against Cloud Failures
Wired News
Given some of the recent (and high profile) cloud storage outages with both Amazon S3 and Microsoft Azure, there is a growing interest in providing fault tolerance across storage providers. In the same way local storage solutions provide RAID, cloud ...

Services to Consider Before Signing up for Google Drive
PCWorld
By Lucas Mearian, Computerworld Just as with an Apple product launch, Google has had to do next to nothing to create buzz around its long-awaited Google Drive cloud storage service. The latest: Google Drive will launch next week.

GigaSpaces Continues Investment in OpenStack, Extending Cloudify to the New ...
MarketWatch (press release)
NEW YORK, Apr 19, 2012 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- GigaSpaces Technologies, a pioneer of next generation application platforms for mission-critical applications, announces the integration of its open PaaS stack, Cloudify, with both the HP Cloud Services and ...

Evolve IP's Next Evolution: The Cloud IQ Blog
MarketWatch (press release)
WAYNE, Pa., Apr 19, 2012 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Cloud computing is revolutionizing business of all sizes, and it seems like every organization is in some stage of developing, implementing, or managing a cloud strategy. However, before businesses or channel ...

Unlike iCloud, Google's Rumored Cloud Storage Could Be a Privacy Nightmare
Cult of Mac
Google's service will enter a crowded market of cloud providers that includes Apple's iCloud, Box with its new OneCloud feature, and the popular Dropbox. Public cloud services like these tend to concern business and IT leaders because of the ease with ...

Standing Cloud Adds Support for OpenStack for Cloud Computing Environments
Virtual-Strategy Magazine
Standing Cloud (http://www.standingcloud.com), a leading provider of cloud-based application management solutions, today announced it has added support for OpenStack® in public and private cloud computing environments. The move reflects Standing ...

Greenpeace claims Apple, Amazon guilty of dirty cloud computing
CBS News
Greenpeace released a report Tuesday called "How Clean is Your Cloud?" The environmental advocacy group graded 14 companies: Akami, Amazon, Apple, Dell, Facebook, Google, Hewlett-Packard, IBM, Microsoft, Oracle, Rackspace, Salesforce, Twitter and Yahoo ...

CBS News

Greenpeace and Apple clash over report on cloud computing
Hydrogen Fuel News
Apple has, for the first time, disclosed energy consumption information regarding its new cloud computing data centers. The iCloud data center, which powers Apple's cloud-based operations, has come under fire from Greenpeace for being a burden on the ...

Hydrogen Fuel News

Advus completes Acquisition of Secure Cloud Center in Washington, DC
MarketWatch (press release)
Advus executives analyzed several different options and concluded that these assets will best enable the company to serve customer demand for highly secure cloud services. "After careful due diligence Advus realized that the intellectual property, ...

RapidShare Adopts 'Guilt by Accusation' Approach to Piracy
PC Magazine
By Mark Hachman File-hosting site RapidShare has published what it hopes might be a Bible of sorts for cloud-storage services seeking to keep on the right side of the law. The document, however, calls for cloud-storage services like RapidShare to ...

Dearth of Cloud Computing Skills Finally Being Addressed
Midsize Insider
The explosion of cloud computing over the past few years has brought a true revolution to the world of IT, especially for businesses that previously lacked the resources to take advantage of the latest trends in computing. However, this explosion has ...

Cloud Computing Company iomart Group Crowned Scottish PLC of the Year
SYS-CON Media (press release)
The Glasgow-headquartered cloud computing company also picked up a second major award, for AIM/Mid-sized Cap of the Year. Angus MacSween, CEO of iomart Group plc, said: "This is fantastic recognition for everyone at iomart who has worked so hard to ...

IBM's Analytics, Cloud Computing, Smarter Cites Perform, But Europe Drags in Q1
CMSWire
By David Roe (@druadh20) Apr 19, 2012 If you were to look at the business pages of any major newspaper in the past couple of days, you'd swear IT was in meltdown. The reactions to the Q1 figures for both IBM and Intel have pushed stock markets down.

PaperShare Selected to Host and Distribute Content from Speakers at Cloud Fair ...
Seattle Post Intelligencer
“PaperShare and Cloud Fair are perfect complements,” said David Greschler, CEO & co-founder of PaperShare, Inc. “Cloud Fair brings together professionals and companies that want to learn about the latest in cloud computing. PaperShare extends this by ...

Amazon launches an app store for all your cloud needs
VentureBeat
“Using the new AWS Marketplace, you can easily find, compare, and start using an array of software systems and products,” Jeff Barr, Amazon Senior Manager ofCloud Computing Solutions, wrote in a blog post. “We've streamlined the discovery, deployment, ...

VentureBeat

Marketplace pulls AWS hare ahead of OpenStack tortoise
ITworld.com
The new AWS marketplace enables customers to quickly lease a variety of software applications, platforms, or whole stack on top of the AWS Elastic Cloud Computing (EC2) infrastructure from a one-stop shopping portal. This is not exactly new--after all, ...

What Cloud Computing Really Means
SYS-CON Media (press release)
The problem, according to InfoWorld, is that everyone seems to have a different definition ofcloud computing. Some analysts and vendors define cloud computing as an updated version of utility computing: virtual servers available over the Internet.

Joyent Unveils Joyent Cloud Europe to Meet Customer Demand and Deliver ...
MarketWatch (press release)
AMSTERDAM, THE NETHERLANDS and SAN FRANCISCO, CA, Apr 19, 2012 (MARKETWIRE via COMTEX) -- Joyent, a global provider of cloud computing software and services, today unveiled Joyent Cloud Europe, an extension of the US-based Joyent Cloud that will ...

EMC Profit Climbs on Cloud, Big Data
TheStreet.com
EMC, which is one of the key players in cloud computing and the emerging big data market, brought in revenue of $5.1 billion, an 11% increase on the prior year's quarter, and roughly in line with analysts' forecasts of $5.12 billion.

TheStreet.com

IIJ Global to Launch Cloud-Based Federated Authentication Solution for ...
MarketWatch (press release)
This solution enables single sign-on (SSO) for inter-company and intra-company Web applications as well as federation with over 180 cloud services, providing secure SSO convenience for external connections. The federated authentication supports global ...

Cloud computing: Five reasons why it won't face a backlash ...
By Mark Samuels
Even the inexorable rise of outsourcing met with resistance, but IT experts seem to think cloud computing will escape a similar negative reaction. ... Cloud computing will make the IT profession more exciting. David Molony, principal analyst at Ovum Telecoms, also thinks access to new types of service will help develop new ... “If you're in an emerging market, and you're in a hurry, cloud services offer a great way to move quickly,” he says. “If you're a specialist engineering company, ...
on TechRepublic

Caringo offers VMs of cloud storage architecture for evaluation ...
By dsellers
Caringo, a provider of object storage software, has announced virtual machine editions of CAStor, an object storage engine, and Content File Server (CFS), instant access to CAStor via standard file protocols (CIFS, NFS, FTP, and WebDAV).
MacNews Latest News

Amazon launches cloud app store (and eats ecosystem?) — Cloud ...
By Derrick Harris
At this point, though, AWS is the 800-pound gorilla in the cloud space, and it can't make a move without stepping on some toes and taking some criticism. If you want to hear more about wherecloud computing is headed — and where AWS ...
GigaOM

The Cloud Gets Green | CloudTweaks.com - Cloud Computing ...
By Jeff Norman
The Cloud Gets Green We are all, at this point, at least fairly well aware of cloud computing'scapacity to slash wasted time and spending for both homes and.
CloudTweaks.com - Cloud Computing...

Cloud Computing Rocks – Especially for Small Business | Small ...
By admin
Not only do the latest advances in technology offer this benefit, they can also make life much more straightforward and reduce the workload of those running their own business. Cloud computing is a key tool that offers some basic but essential ...
BizLaunch Small Biz Blog

Cloud Computing Question: Running Old Software in the CloudIs ...
By paulballen
Cloud Computing Question: Running Old Software in the CloudIs there a cloud computingsolution that would allow me to actually run old software (from 1995) in.
Paul Allen (the lesser)

Oracle starts outlining cloud computing vision - ComputerworldUK.com
By cwukfeedback@idg.co.uk (Brandon Butler)
During a series of analyst briefings this week, Oracle has provided additional details of how it plans to play in the cloud computing arena. The overall strategy is an ambitious one that features software (SaaS) and platform (PaaS) offerings, ...
Computerworld UK's News

Amazon Web Services Launches AWS Marketplace | Cloud ...
In his Focus Lunch Keynote at the 10th International Cloud Expo, Rex Wang, Vice President of Product Marketing at Oracle, will explore the emerging trends in cloud computing and offers best pr... Apr. 19, 2012 11:04 AM EDT Reads: 200. Cloud Expo ... “The definition of cloud and cloud services continues to evolve,” observed Robert Crespi, VP, CIO at Cervalis, in this exclusive Q&A with Cloud Expo Conference Chair Jeremy Geelan. “As such it is difficult to predict the growth,” Crespi ...
Latest News from Cloud Computing Journal

Buy-Side Executives: Key considerations for conducting due ...
By Michael Stoeckert
In fact, the cloud is expected to dominate technology growth for the next 20 years. Cloud-computing technology is expected to increase at five times the rate of traditional information technology (IT), while representing only 12% of total IT ...
Blog Center

Is Cloud Computing a “Buyers' Market?” | The Open Group Blog
By The Open Group Blog
This is an area that comes up frequently in establishing costs and benefits of on-demand solutions using the term Cloud Computing. Cloud Computing terms have been overhyped in terms of their benefits and have saturated the general IT ...
The Open Group Blog

Microsoft wins its biggest cloud computing client - Technology ...
LONDON — Microsoft announced its biggest-ever customer for cloud computing — software that it hosts on behalf of clients and delivers over the Internet ...
www.msnbc.msn.com/.../microsoft-wins-its-biggest-cloud-com...

Advance Announcement: 2012 ACM Cloud Computing Security - Lists
Forwarded from: Conference Mailer <noreply (at) crypto.cs.sunysb.edu> 2012 ACM Cloud Computing Security Workshop (CCSW) at CCS October 19, 2012, ...
seclists.org/isn/2012/Apr/44?utm_source=twitterfeed...

Free Cloud Storage – Symform
You immediately receive 10 gigabytes of free cloud storage just for downloading Symform. Start contributing local storage to the Symform Network, and you can ...
www.symform.com/free-cloud-storage/

HP Cloud Services Pricing
HP Cloud Services Non-CDN Bandwidth Pricing ... and you don't have to worry about buying and maintaining physical hardware for your public cloud storage.
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