Thursday, April 19, 2012

Cloud Storage Decoded

Cloud Storage Decoded
InformationWeek
They already use iTunes and Dropbox, and cloud services make sense for mobility initiatives and where non-mission-critical data is involved. And a cloud storage strategy should be simple to set up, right? Well, no. Cloud storage used to mean simple ...

ATEN and US Micro Showcasing Cloud Computing Solution at Cloud Fair 2012
Seattle Post Intelligencer
Cloud Fair is held from April 17-19, 2012 in Seattle, WA where ATEN and US Micro are demonstrating a new hardware-based cloud computing solution at booth #9. Available now, CriKit (Cloud Resource and Infrastructure Kit), is a compact and ...

Leading Broadcast Network Selects Glowpoint Cloud Services for Global ...
MarketWatch (press release)
MURRAY HILL, NJ, April 18, 2012 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- Glowpoint, Inc. (USC:GLOW) a leading global provider of cloud managed video services, today announced that a leading broadcast network has selected Glowpoint to manage its mission critical ...

Apple, Amazon receive poor grades in Greenpeace clean cloud report; Apple ...
Washington Post
Greenpeace released a report April 17 that looked at how “green” the cloud computingoperations were for 14 major players in the industry. According to Greenpeace, some cloud data centers use as much electricity as 180000 homes would use.

Frost & Sullivan: US Department of Defense's Shift to Cloud Computing Saves ...
MarketWatch (press release)
Cloud computing will enable the DoD to share servers, storage devices and applications to save resources and time. The military can maximize the potential of network-centric warfare and enhance collaboration by using commercially successful service ...

CloudStack Vs. OpenStack Debate Rages On
InformationWeek
Cloud computing looks like it's here to stay, but many companies wish to first work with a privatecloud inside their own doors before venturing out onto the public cloud, such as Amazon's EC2 infrastructure-as-a-service. How to build that private ...

Nirvanix Doubles Down in Dallas with Twofold Increase in Cloud Storage ...
MarketWatch (press release)
SAN DIEGO, April 18, 2012 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- To accommodate rising demand, Nirvanix, the leading provider of enterprise-class cloud storage services, today announced a twofold increase in its cloud storage capacity in the Dallas area through an ...

Symform Has a Cloud Without a Data Center
PCWorld
"There's a significant gap between local and cloud storage costs, and it's widening. Local storage is getting cheaper and cloud storage price reductions just aren't keeping pace." IaaS provider Symform uses a decentralized network of local storage ...

Coyote Point Systems Launches Equalizer OnDemand(TM) Virtual Appliance for ...
MarketWatch (press release)
Originally available only to Hosting and Managed Service Providers, Coyote Point's Equalizer OnDemand virtual appliance is now available to all businesses looking to reap the benefits of cloud computing and server virtualization.

Amazon's Secretive Cloud Carries 1 Percent of the Internet
Wired News
By Robert McMillan Amazon's cloud computing infrastructure is growing so fast that it's silently becoming a core piece of the internet. That's according to an analysis done by DeepField Networks, a start-up that number-crunched several weeks' worth of ...

Wired News

Wyse Wins Everything Channel's CRN Magazine as One of the Coolest Cloud ...
MarketWatch (press release)
"This year's Coolest Cloud Computing Vendors list is based on a cloud vendor's approach to creating an innovative product, or an innovative approach to supporting solution providers in the IT channel," said Kelley Damore, Vice President and Editorial ...

Performance Cloud Computing: Yes You Can
SYS-CON Media (press release)
By Gary Orenstein The industry has long worried that cloud computing cannot deliver the performance required for critical enterprise applications. For example, the very notion of multiple compute instances or multiple applications sharing the same ...

SYS-CON Media (press release)

Symform Sponsors Cloud Network of Women
MarketWatch (press release)
Margaret Dawson, vice president of marketing, and other female Symform executives join cloud computing leaders from IBM, F5 Networks and Forrester as inaugural supporters of the newly formed organization. An active participant in the cloud community, ...

Online cloud services searching for cheaper power
SunHerald.com
By JAMES GLANZ - New York Times News Service The infrastructure that supports the Internet, online commerce and nearly all corporate data services is engaged in a vast migration eastward in search of energy prices cheaper than anything available in ...

CX.com Celebrates Earth Day by Thanking Users with 10GB of Additional Cloud ...
MarketWatch (press release)
Calif., April 18, 2012 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- CX, one of the fastest-growing cloud storageand cloud solutions company, began an Earth Day contest this week on Facebook and Twitter as a thank you to all current customers with an offer of up to 10GB ...

Mobile apps can feature ready-to-use cloud services
InfoWorld
By John Cox | Network World Cloud-based app features and services now can quickly be included in mobile apps, with an improved toolset from Appcelerator. The vendor's Titanium 2.0 release offers to mobile developers a range of cloud services like push ...

Caringo Offers VMs of Market Proven Cloud Storage Architecture for Rapid ...
MarketWatch (press release)
The Virtual Editions were designed to enable the quick and easy evaluation of Caringo object storage software, which is ideal for cloud storage architectures. The VMs are available immediately for download with a free 2 TB license, bringing the ...

Greenpeace: Apple, Amazon have some of dirtiest clouds in industry
Washington Post
Environmental activist group Greenpeace released a report Tuesday examining how energy efficient and clean cloud computing really is. The group called out Apple and Amazon as having some of the dirtiest clouds in the industry.

Cloud Computing: Windows for ARM Will Be Windows RT
SYS-CON Media (press release)
Microsoft's blog announcement then goes to say that "For new apps, the focus for Windows RT is development on the new Windows runtime, or WinRT, which we unveiled in September and forms the foundation of a new generation of cloud-enabled, touch-enabled ...
SYS-CON Media (press release)

ServiceMesh Named "Cool Vendor in Cloud Management" by Leading Analyst Firm
MarketWatch (press release)
Published April 11, 2012, the Gartner, Inc. survey of global CIOs identified cloud computing as one of the top-three strategic technology investments and recommended that IT executives take advantage of cloud computing innovations in self-service ...

Frost & Sullivan: U.S. Department of Defense's Shift to Cloud Computing Saves ...
Sacramento Bee
Until standardized architectures are more widely employed and the DoD is confident that the network and data storage available through cloud services is secure, cloud computing is unlikely to experience widespread implementation.

Cloud Insecurity: Not Enough Tools, Experience or Transparency
TechNewsWorld
They are fueled, for the most part, by three factors: the slow uptick of security tools and expertise specific to cloud computing; inexperience in outsourcing; and a lack of transparency by cloudproviders concerning their multitenant environments.

How local authorities and SMEs could benefit from cloud computing
The Guardian (blog)
Cloud computing is the new revolution in information and communication technology. It's something we are already familiar with: emails and social networks are all services provided using the cloud. But the new idea associated with cloud computing is to ...

The Guardian (blog)

StratITsphere Partners with NetSocket to Assure Clear Cloud Communications in ...
MarketWatch (press release)
TEXAS, Apr 18, 2012 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Users of StratITsphere's cloud computing service will soon be able to assure the quality of their communications in real time, thanks to a partnership announced today with NetSocket.

Managed Hosting Company, OneNeck IT Services, Selected by Southwest Home ...
MarketWatch (press release)
Under the terms of the contract, OneNeck will provide hosting and management of their Microsoft application environment including Microsoft Active Directory, SQL and Exchange 2010 hosted on OneNeck's Cloud Infrastructure. The agreement also includes ...

Amazon Web Services Summit: Earth Networks, Owner of WeatherBug, to Present ...
MarketWatch (press release)
AWS Summits are an international series of one-day events designed to bring AWS customers and those interested in cloud computing together to meet, share ideas and learn about the latest technology trends and some of the most interesting AWS Cloud use ...

Appcelerator Now Offers Cloud Services and Mobile Web SDK
By Romin Irani
Mobile applications typically interact with a number of Cloud Services to fetch and store large amounts of information. This requires that the mobile developers are familiar with some server side stack and work with the preferred PaaS/IaaS ...
ProgrammableWeb

LogMeIn enters cloud storage arena with Cubby | TUAW - The ...
By Erica Sadun
Remote access giant LogMeIn is taking on Apple iCloud and DropBox with its latest move into the cloud storage arena. Cubby is now a website, a Mac.
TUAW - The Unofficial Apple Weblog

Amazon, seeking to relieve partner angst, launches partner program ...
By Barb Darrow
Amazon, the provider of public cloud services which have — at times – made its technology partners nervous, is launching an official partner program. The new AWS Partner Network, (APN) targets ISVs, SaaS companies, tool and platform ...
GigaOM

Newswire / U.S. Department of Defense's Shift to Cloud Computing ...
Until standardized architectures are more widely employed and the DoD is confident that the network and data storage available through cloud services is secure, cloud computing is unlikely to experience widespread implementation. "Industry ...
Newswire Today - Free Newswire...

Cloud Computing: Cloud Pricing Models – Part 4 | CloudTweaks ...
By cloudtweaks
Cloud chargeback. Chargeback is a term used in IT (cloud computing) and implies the cost charged for providing cloud computing services to organizations for using cloud services: that is, making the consumer pay for the usage.
CloudTweaks.com - Cloud Computing...

Mobile Cloud Computing Closer Than We Think ... - Cloud Storage
By admin
Cloud computing is nothing new to internet users any more and very recently has it become a on some of the most modern mobile phones, however experts believe that cloud computing is not a long way from becoming a common feature for ...
JustCloud News

How Can My Business Benefit By Using Cloud Computing ...
By bbndev
Small business owners that have their own servers and IT departments should know the benefits of using cloud computing over their own in-house systems. Saves Money. Business owners are constantly looking for ways to cut expenses and ...
Barebones Networking

Hybrid Clouds - A Solution For Those Considering the Cloud | Small ...
By Ramon Ray
Nervous About Cloud Computing? Hybrid Clouds Are A Safety Blanket. April 18, 2012 By Ramon Ray avatar. I do not blame the business owner who is a bit nervous about having all of her data in remote servers. Of course, I do think this is the ...
Small Business Technology

Nervous About Cloud Computing? Hybrid Clouds Are A Safety ...
By Ramon Ray & the Smallbiztechnology.com Team
I do not blame the business owner who is a bit nervous about having all of her data in remote servers. Of course, I do think this is the way to go and your data is 99.999% safe. However, having your data on premise might be comforting as well ...
War Room Contributors

Cloud Computing | Data Availability Solutions to Match Your Needs ...
By Expedient
Everywhere you look these days, cloud computing solutions are being parceled out. Simply run a Google search for the term “cloud computing services,” and you will be inundated by an array of websites, blog posts and infographics – all ...
Expedient

The Data Center Journal Cloud Services Provider, SoftLayer, Has ...
By Rakesh Dogra
Cloud Services Provider, SoftLayer, Has GPU Lining. Rakesh Dogra April 18, 2012 No Comments ». SoftLayer, a cloud computing service provider and hosting company has launched GPU enhanced server instances and has announced its ...
The Data Center Journal

BMC Communities: Cloud Computing
Latest trends and hot news in managing hybrid Clouds, boosting benefits of virtualization.
https://communities.bmc.com/communities/community.jspa?...

The Business Agility of Cloud Computing | Cloud Computing Journal
Many organizations are initially attracted to Cloud Computing as the new bright shiny ... Cloud Computing Journal: Which of the recent big acquisitions within the ...
cloudcomputing.sys-con.com/node/2240713

Sprint Debuts Wholesale Cloud Services
Sprint said Wholesale Cloud Services provides SMB-focused resellers with a full suite of enablement applications and one-on-one support to help them launch ...
www.billingworld.com/.../sprint-debuts-wholesale-cloud-servi...

Cloud Computing At NAB: The Media And Cloud Businesses Are ...
Cloud Computing At NAB: The Media And Cloud Businesses Are Evolving To ... While the bulk of the enterprise IT market grumbles about the maturity and security of cloud computing services,.... Java PaaS, DBaaS, and Dev cloud services.
blogs.forrester.com/.../12-04-16-cloud_computing_at_nab_th...

Nuggets - STUDY: Cloud Services Increase Workplace Innovation
Cloud services could not only help businesses lower IT costs, but also ... Over the last few years, cloud computing has become one of the most widely used ...
nuggets.golden-tech.com/.../study-cloud-services-increase-wor...

Enterprise Cloud Computing Demands Proven, Scalable, Secure ...
As enterprise companies look to cloud computing for solutions to their existing complex IT ...
en.community.dell.com/.../enterprise-cloud-computing-deman...


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