Saturday, April 14, 2012

Tech Titans Pledge Support for OpenStack Foundation

Tech Titans Pledge Support for OpenStack Foundation
Data Center Knowledge
Nineteen leading technology companies signed on to become Platinum or Gold members of the OpenStack Foundation, an independent body committed to the development and propagation of OpenStack, an open source cloud operating system, the group has ...

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Big Names, Big Bucks Bolster the OpenStack Foundation
By Joe Brockmeier / April 13, 2012 10:35 AM / 0 Comments This post is part of our ReadWriteCloud channel, which is dedicated to covering virtualization and cloud computing. The channel is sponsored by Intel and VMware. Read the case study about how ...

EMC's VSPEX Cloud System Launch: 10 Takeaways for Midsize Enterprises
VBlocks, a product partnership of EMC, Cisco Systems and VMware, are convergedcloud computing systems that can run hundreds to more than 6000 virtual machines, depending on customer needs. In only two years, VBlocks have become an $800 million ...


Cloud Computing: Possible Green Solution for Businesses?
This is a special guest post on a recent report regarding cloud computing and energy efficiency. Enjoy! With many businesses venturing into the relatively young world of cloud computing, the question has arisen: “Could cloud computing be a viable way ...

Cirrus Insight to Exhibit at 4th Annual Cloud Slam'12 Cloud Computing ...
MarketWatch (press release)
MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., Apr 13, 2012 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Cloudcor® today announced that Cirrus Insight, the most popular app on the Salesforce AppExchange, will be a featured exhibitor (Booth #15) at its fourth annual Cloud Slam'12 Cloud Computing ...

Cloud Computing: NTT Data Sets Up Cloud Unit
SYS-CON Media (press release)
By Maureen O'Gara NTT Data, the service provider, has formed a business unit devoted to cloud services. It will be led by Marv Mouchawar as president and he will report directly to CEO John McCain. Mouchawar and his team will be responsible for the ...
SYS-CON Media (press release)

Research and Markets: Global - Cloud Computing for Government and Business
SYS-CON Media (press release)
By Business Wire Cloud computing is a vehicle that will allow for government and business transformation. It is especially important for governments, in particular, to abandon silo thinking - in other words, if governments are serious about adopting ...

Cloud Computing Versus Software as a Service
In this article, I'll clarify the terms "cloud computing" versus "software as a service," often referred to as SaaS. In some ways, it's like describing two sides of the same coin. However, there are some clear distinctions, along with risks and rewards ...

Microsoft Wins Its Largest-ever Cloud Computing Customer
Microsoft announced on Thursday that it had won its largest-ever cloud computingcustomer, having secured a deal to provide services to the All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE), the governing body for technical education in India.


GoGrid Big Data Solution Offers Hybrid Cloud Infrastructure
Cloud infrastructure company GoGrid announced the Big Data Solution, an offering based on a hybrid infrastructure architecture that combines cloud computing with single-tenant infrastructure components, all managed through the GoGrid management portal.

Brocade and EMC enhance cloud computing with EMC VSPEX proven infrastructure
Brocade announced Thursday its participation in a new EMC initiative to deliver Proven Infrastructure solutions for customers looking to make the transition to virtualization and cloud. The new EMC VSPEX Proven Infrastructure, available through the ...

Cloud Computing: HP Takes On Amazon
SYS-CON Media (press release)
The betas of its Cloud Services should get here on May 10. And since they're just betas, there aren't any prices yet. HP will also have a relational database service for MySQL and a block storage service that moves data from one compute instance to...
SYS-CON Media (press release)

HP's Converged Cloud Services: A Very Big Bet on OpenStack
OStatic (blog)
by Sam Dean - Apr. 13, 2012Comments (0) While Citrix's moves ahead with CloudStack and its abandonment of the OpenStack cloud computing platform dominated the news this week, there was a lot of big news surrounding OpenStack.

Cloud Computing Spending Taking Over IT Budgets
Midsize Insider
The results of a new study show that cloud computing, even though it has only been in the mainstream consciousness for a few years, is quickly taking over the budgets of IT department of all kinds of businesses. These new findings, combined with some ...

Cloud Computing: IBM Puts All Its Experience in a Box
SYS-CON Media (press release)
And of course there's a cloud angle. There's always a cloud angle these days. PureSystems apps can run in-house or up there in the cloud, to start with, on IBM's own SmartCloud to, say, test and develop, and reportedly it happens at the press of a ...
SYS-CON Media (press release)

Amazon Offers Cloud Computing Services through New Amazon CloudSearch
Newstar Media
By D Robert Curry With all of the recent talk and hype about Cloud Computing, it should come as no surprise that consumer giant Amazon has entered into the realm of the Cloud. More specifically, this new service, dubbed CloudSearch is from Amazon Web ...

Big data and cloud computing: Watch out for these unknowns
InfoWorld (blog)
Cloud computing provides the underlying engine, typically through the use of Hadoop. Because these commodity server instances can be rented as needed, big data becomes affordable for most enterprises. We always make discoveries as we use new technology ...

Cloud Computing and Mobile Web: Everyone Is Gearing Up for a Complex New World
Midsize Insider
With cloud computing and virtual machines changing the way we utilize networks and deploy solutions, the next generation of networks will be very different. TechRepublic reports that 70 percent of enterprise organizations are already gearing up for the ...

VMware: Cloud Foundry is like Linux for the cloud
By Paul Krill, InfoWorld | Cloud Computing Add a new comment April 13, 2012, 6:09 AM — EMC VMware is likening its Cloud Foundry PaaS (platform as a service) to Linux for the cloud, serving as an application portability layer. The company on Wednesday ...

Increasing business efficiency through cloud computing
Cloud computing provides a cheap and efficient scalabie system to meet their business needs. By Sue Tabbit Few businesses are required to be as dynamic as those providing services around major events – a challenge that specialist event agency iLUKA ...

What makes a cloud a cloud? 5 defining characterstics
By ITworld staff, ITworld | Cloud Computing Add a new comment First, "broad network access." Access to resources in the cloud is available over multiple device types. This not only includes the most common devices (laptops, workstations, etc.) ...

AICTE biggest MS cloud computing customer
Daily Pioneer
With this, AICTE has become the biggest-ever customer of Microsoft in cloud computing. This is expected to cover 10000 engineering colleges, which will enable about 7.5 million users to connect with each other and have access to quality education.

Cloud Computing: SAP to Challenge Oracle's Database Dominance
SYS-CON Media (press release)
By Maureen O'Gara SAP, a database neophyte, means to throw a nominal $492 million at its Hana database analytics appliance to prove that it's a database contender - at least in-memory Big Data databases - and make Larry Ellison eat his words.
SYS-CON Media (press release)

EMC Unveils New VSPEX Option for Midrange Cloud Systems
The resulting cloud computing systems can range in size from hundreds of virtual machines to more than 6000 virtual machines, depending upon the need of the customer. But not all IT shops need to be running 6000 VMs, so EMC is coming forth with some ...

Hitachi and Microsoft Collaborate to Enhance Global Cloud Business
MarketWatch (press release)
Hitachi, Ltd. and Microsoft Japan Co., Ltd. today announced that they collaboratively provide global cloud solutions by combination of Hitachi Cloud Computing Solutions and Microsoft(R) global data center. Hitachi cloud computing solution will be ...

Speed, Agility, Not Cost Reduction, Drive Cloud
In a Gartner report he penned on the 'Top Five Private Cloud Computing Trends, 2012', Bittman says there will be a 10X increase in private cloud deployments in 2012 above the amount last year. The reason is technologies from companies like Eucalyptus, ...

ODCA Releases 5 Cloud Computing Usage Models
In an effort to address some of the most pressing cloud computing challenges and requirements its members have identified, the Open Data Center Alliance (ODCA) has released five new usage models, which are available for download now.

High stakes for open source in the commercial cloud
InfoWorld (blog)
By Simon Phipps | InfoWorld Cloud computing has been described by some of the more radical thinkers as a profound challenge to the heart of software freedom. There's some justification to this accusation. First, you need more than your software's ...

2nd Watch Joins SMB Cloud Champions Club and Cloud Accelerate Program
PR Newswire (press release)
SPOKANE, Wash., April 13, 2012 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- 2nd Watch, Inc., a software and cloud-computing consulting company, has been recognized by Microsoft for its commitment and expertise providing cloud solutions with an invitation to join the SMB ...

Cloud Computing: Oracle's Great Suit Against Google to Go to Trial
SYS-CON Media (press release)
By Maureen O'Gara Monday April 16 is the start of what the judge has called the "World Series of IP cases," an eight-week trial in which Oracle will seek to prove that APIs are copyrightable and that Google infringed 37 Java APIs when it spun up...
SYS-CON Media (press release)

Iron Bow Achieves Cisco Cloud Builder Designation
MarketWatch (press release)
As a Cisco designated Cloud Builder Partner, Iron Bow has met the rigorous required competencies across all cloud infrastructure components (security, networking, computing, storage and virtualization solutions), cloud management applications and a ...

Cloud computing: Economic issues | vox - Research-based policy ...
Cloud computing – services that are accessed directly over the Internet – is the new 'game-changer' in the information technology world. Yet cloud computing is still in its infancy. This column explores what it might mean for competition among ... Recent Articles

CCSP 2012 : Special Session on Cloud Computing: A Security ...
CCSP 2012 : Special Session on Cloud Computing: A Security Perspective.

HP Takes On Amazon | Cloud Computing Journal
... Bill Veghte, "There is a gap between what businesses need and what information technology is delivering." It will let companies choose from public, private and managed cloud services. ...Protection and Cloud Optimization and outsourced private cloud management called EnterpriseCloud Services. Forrester Research, which thinks HP's Converged Cloud could attract service providers, figures the market for cloud computing services will reach $61 billion by the end of this year.
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Cloud computing means that businesses can now spend less time worrying about technology, and more time focusing on what matters. This brief video will give you an introduction to cloud computing. Is cloud computing right for your business ...
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Cloud computing was the fastest-growing category of U.S. service provider infrastructure spending in 2011, with a 28.4 percent increase, according to the Telecommunications Industry Association. The TIA also expects cloud computing will ...
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It describes the varieties of Cloud services and delivery models, the principal risks associated with Cloud computing and how the Cloud fits within the IT service delivery options for an organization. It relates the Cloud back to the basic building ...

LogMeIn announces Cubby, cloud storage with a peer to peer twist ...
By Nate Ralph
LogMeIn wants your stuff. The remote desktop software developer has announced Cubby, acloud storage service that's offering 5GB of free space for your digital baubles, bolstered by unlimited peer to peer sharing. The service is currently in ...
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Connect 2 Fans - Cloud Computing Best Practices
By Neil McEvoy
As you'll see here on the exciting Startup Canada initiative, my contribution to this hugely important initiative is to focus on what role Cloud Computing means for Canadian startup innovation. Indeed the ability to enhance and expand the ...
Cloud Computing Best Practices

ViewSonic Creates Cost-Effective Path to Cloud Computing with ...
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Editorial Contact: Trish DaCosta. LEWIS PR for ViewSonic Corp. ViewSonic Creates Cost-Effective Path to Cloud Computing with New MultiClient™ Hardware Offerings, Industry Partnerships ...
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LogMeIn Gets In On Cloud Storage Action By Unleashing Cubby ...
By Roy Alugbue
The vast number of online storage apps and services seems like it's growing by the day, which isn't a bad thing. Each new service may offer something better than its competition, so it's ultimately a win-win for consumers who use the services.
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Hadoop in 17 syllables — Cloud Computing News
By Derrick Harris
If you're an amateur poet and love big data, high-performance system vendor AMAX has a deal for you. The company is conducting a contest (entry details here) to find the best haiku on big data, Hadoop or, if you're a serious devotee, AMAX ...

Cloud Computing: Possible Green Solution for Businesses ...
With many businesses venturing into the relatively young world of cloud computing, the question has arisen: "Could cloud computing be a viable way to save significant money on energy costs?" The answer to this question, as addressed b...

CloudFoundry attacks Google-style problem with BOSH — Cloud ...
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With its new BOSH management process, VMware keeps pushing CloudFoundry as a good multi-cloud PaaS option by making it easier to deploy and manage across clouds and on the biggest clouds. ... Companies go multi-cloud. It makes sense to be cloud agnostic. Since some highly publicized outages, many companies hesitate to trust their entire cloud computing load on a single cloud provider. VMware really wants CloudFoundry to be, as Herrod put it, the “Linux ofcloud,” ...

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