Saturday, May 26, 2012

Don't trust cloud provider to protect your corporate assets

Gartner: Don't trust cloud provider to protect your corporate assets
Network World
John Pescatore, a Gartner vice president and security analyst, says cloud security can be thought of in a similar way: Users shouldn't rely on their cloud service provider's security features to protect their most critical data.

Intel Keynoting at Cloud Slam 2012 Cloud Computing Conference and Expo
MarketWatch (press release)
MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., May 25, 2012 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Cloudcor announces Intel Corporation as headline Diamond Partner for the 4th Annual Cloud Slam'12 Conference and Expo, taking place Wednesday May 30 - June 1, 2012 in San Francisco and broadcast ...

RiverMeadow Named Premier Partner for Cloud Slam'12 Cloud Computing Conference ...
MarketWatch (press release)
MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., May 25, 2012 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Cloudcor announces RiverMeadow Software, technology leader in virtualization and cloud onboarding software, as a Premier Partner for the fourth Annual Cloud Slam'12 Conference and expo, ...

SurDoc Now Gives 30GB Free Cloud Storage to Users
Sacramento Bee
MENLO PARK, Calif., May 24, 2012 -- /PRNewswire/ -- SurDoc™ Corporation ( – a leader in cloud document and storage technology, announced today that their Refer-A-Friend Program is now live. SurDoc users can get a bonus 20GB of free ...

Eucalyptus CEO Plays On VMware Lock-In Fears
VMware tends to see cloud computing as a feature added on top of virtualization, he claimed. "We disagree. We think it is a disruptive technology of its own and should be designed from the start as its own system, not as an add-in.

Cloud computing to the rescue! Stolen iPhone tracked via iCloud
GMA News
Cloud technology played the role of crimefighter recently, helping track down the stolen iPhone of a passenger of a Disney cruise ship last April. Photos taken using the stolen iPhone were synced to Apple Inc.'s iCloud, allowing owner Katy McCaffrey to ...

Cloud Services, Mobile Security Key to Disaster Planning: AT&T
"We've seen a strong emphasis on IT security and continued growth in areas of cloud and mobile applications; implying that companies are embracing the tools and services needed to continue operational activities despite potential threats and disasters.

Dell Closes Wyse Acquisition, Becomes A Top Cloud, Virtual Client Vendor
Dell, Round Rock, Texas, said Wyse will be combined with Dell's other virtualization offerings in the server, storage and desktop markets to make the company a full-range provider of cloud computingand desktop virtualization solutions.

Don't make cloud management an afterthought
Enterprises that use cloud computing resources must often retrofit management after the fact. Don't be those guys By David Linthicum | InfoWorld It's clear how public cloud computing is used today by larger enterprises: It's a storage system here, ...

Cloud Computing: Dell Acquires Wyse Technology
SYS-CON Media (press release)
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SYS-CON Media (press release)

Cloud computing will create nearly 14 million new jobs by 2015, says ...
PR Web (press release)
New research by IDC predicts IT innovations by the cloud will generate close to 14 million new jobs worldwide by 2015. Enterprises that embrace cloud computing reduce the amount of IT time and budget devoted to legacy systems and routine upgrades, ...

Every cloud needs an SOA lining: analyst
ZDNet (blog)
SOA has matured to the point where it provides a shovel-ready implementation blueprint for cloud computing projects. In a new research note, Ovum's Saurabh Sharma makes the case for making sure there is service orientation behind the cloud.

'Cloud computing' plan floats into Evanston
Evanston Now
Evanston's Economic Development Committee offered some tentative support this week for a developer's plan to build a major data center for cloud computing services -- possibly in the vacant building at 1890 Maple Ave. Evanston Technology Partners LLC, ...

Evanston Now

Mobile Security Services, Cloud Key to Disaster Planning: ATandT
AT&T's survey found mobile technology and cloud computing have helped businesses augment their disaster recovery plans. Disaster recovery plans are an essential element for any organization, and mobile security services are taking an increasingly ...

Spiceworks Eyes Skunkworks, Keeps Tabs on Cloud
Wired News
Spiceworks, a social network for IT management, has launched new tools to detectcloud services running on company networks. In addition to tracking down skunkworks projects that can be a threat, it also aids in aggregating cloud licenses to get better ...

Wired News

StraTech to Present “Perceptions and Directions in Cloud Computing” at CIO ...
Virtual-Strategy Magazine
“Cloud computing is presenting opportunities for many businesses to optimize key services,” said StraTech CTO Steve Bulmer. “However, there are many perceived barriers to adopting cloudtechnologies — from security and manageability to availability ...

Cloud Computing: Jury Clears Google of Infringing Oracle's Java Patents
SYS-CON Media (press release)
By Maureen O'Gara After six days of deliberating, a federal jury Wednesday cleared Google and Android of infringing two Java-related patents now held by Oracle. The jury was then dismissed for good since it won't be figuring out any damages Google ...
SYS-CON Media (press release)

Cloud Computing: EMC Buys Syncplicity
SYS-CON Media (press release)
By Maureen O'Gara EMC has bought cloud storage start-up Syncplicity, which, as one might suspect from its name, does one-click file syncing and sharing as well as real-time backup. Users are supposed to be able to access, manage and share files across ...
SYS-CON Media (press release)

WAN Virtualization's benefits “beyond the WAN” for security, cloud computing
Network World
Next time, we'll delve further into how WAN Virtualization and colocation are the keys to enabling the move to not just private cloud computing but also public cloud services and/or hybrid cloud computing. Here we'll focus on the case for WAN ...

Networking as the Next Great Opportunity for the Channel in the Cloud
Channel Insider
The next great bottleneck is going to be the networking layer in the cloud. A recent survey of 1300 IT professionals conducted by Cisco finds that the one of biggest inhibitors to cloud computingadoption is the readiness of the network According to ...

Box Ups The Ante For Business And iOS Cloud Storage
Cult of Mac
The company went from being a pretty basic cloud storage solution to true enterprise solution and a hub for storing, viewing, and editing all manner of documents on an iPad or other mobile device. Box's journey continued this week as the company ...

IBM Commerce on Cloud Targets Supply Chain Processes
CIO Today
Now that the dust has settled on IBM's Smarter Commerce Summit in Madrid, analysts are beginning to offer insight into what some of Big Blue's announcements really mean for cloud computing and the enterprises that are rolling forward with the ...

CIO Today

IBM bans Dropbox, Siri and rival cloud tech at work
By John Leyden • Get more from this author IBM has banned employees from using Dropbox and Apple's iCloud at work as it claws back permission to use third-party cloud services. The rethink has also resulted in a edict against the iPhone 4S's Siri voice ...

CSI: Customers Finally Understanding, Demanding Cloud
By Rob Wright, CRN While a year or two ago cloud computing was viewed as an amorphous term, Computer Services Inc. (CSI) says today customers are finally "getting it" and demanding different types of cloud services to enhance their IT infrastructure.

Nutanix touts SAN-free cloud computing performance boost
by Daniel Robinson Datacentre infrastructure firm Nutanix has set up a European presence to bring its SAN-less datacentre platform to enterprise customers across Europe, promising to provide better performance in cloud computing and virtualised ...

Nine Lives Media Names Ntiva, Inc. to the Talkin' Cloud 100
Virtual-Strategy Magazine
Ntiva, Inc. ranks among the world's top 100 cloud service providers (CSPs), according to Nine Lives Media's second-annual Talkin' Cloud 100 report. The top 100 CSPs generated more than $2.3 billion in combined cloud services revenues for 2011, ...

G-Cloud framework for SMEs launched by Cabinet Office
The framework is intended to give more companies an opportunity to supply G-Cloud services through the CloudStore online catalogue, and represents a key promise of the government to open up more government procurement to SMEs, according to Cabinet...


Become an IBM Certified Solution Advisor – Cloud Computing ...
By Joydipto Banerjee
Here's your chance to get certified in the latest cloud certification program from IBM. Test ”000-281: Foundations of IBM Cloud Computing Architecture V2” gives you the certification designation of IBM Certified Solution Advisor – Cloud ...
Thoughts on Cloud Blog

Next Challenge for Governance - the Cloud Computing ...
However with the adoption of Cloud computing, even this hazy boundary is being eroded. Thus the challenge ahead for a sovereign state is how to adapt to new technological paradigm. Cloud computing ('Cloud') is changing the concepts of ...
Vivekananda International Foundation...

Rumors In Cloud: What A Tangled Web We've Woven ...
By Jeff Norman
As our community has witnessed cloud's rise to headliner, we have also failed to dispel certain rumors that could hinder its acceptance. Incorrect information merely hampers the progress cloud computing could make as the IT phenomenon it ... - Cloud Computing...

Cloud Expo NY: Taking Your Application Delivery Strategy to the ...
Enterprises and business are leveraging the public cloud and Internet now more than ever. The explosion of Software as a Service and cloud computing has presented today's enterprises with a new challenge: controlling and optimizing the ...
Latest News from Cloud Computing Journal

NASA backs off OpenStack development — Cloud Computing News
By Barb Darrow
NASA, one of the two original backers of the OpenStack project, plans to stop actively developing software for that open-source cloud computing platform. NASA executive Karen Petraskas signaled the move at the Uptime Symposium this week, ... According to the report, Petraska said rather than competing with cloud providers, NASA wants to be a “smart consumer” of commercial cloud services. She also said NASA would stop development for the OpenStack-related Nebula ...

MongoDB or MySQL? Why not both? — Cloud Computing News
By Barb Darrow
Someone please tell me we've gotten past the either-or debate over NoSQL and relational databases. While NoSQL databases are foundational technologies for web startups — with most of these young companies opting for MongoDB, ...

T-Systems on cloud 7.0 » Ovum
By David Molony
In fact, the telco rollout of cloud services is showing signs of maturing. T-Systems has already passed a number of milestones in its cloud services trail. It introduced X86-based cloud computing in 2005, and within a year it launched Dynamic ...

Small Business Humor: Cloud storage, are you using it? | PaySimple ...
By Sarah Jordan
Small Business Humor: Cloud storage, are you using it? Posted on May 25, 2012 by Sarah Jordan | Leave a comment | Small Business Humor. Comic and illustration by Kristi Siedow-Thompson. Tweet. Tags: cloud-computing, small business ...
PaySimple Blog

Zenny's Weekly Cloud Links #58 | Zenoss Blog by @tbalinas
By Travis Balinas
Every Friday we like to highlight some of our favorite posts on IT Operations, Cloud Computing, DevOps, Virtualization and anything else that grabbed our attention over the week. Here are some great articles from the week of May 21st that are worth ... UK cloud services provider Six Degrees Group acquires Datahop, giving it a high-speed fiberoptic network connecting datacenters in London, Amsterdam, Frankfurt and Paris. Interest in Cloud Computing Has Peaked by Reuven Cohen ...
Transforming IT Operations

Connecting The Cloud Universe | Business Computing World
By Nathan Bell
With Apple recently emerging onto the cloud landscape, we now have a wide range of players offeringcloud services, with which we can do just about anything. The array of virtualization technology required to deliver cloud computing has ...
Business Computing World

Learning Beyond: Library Services in the Cloud
By life-long learner
Roy Tennant, well known for explaining technical topics simply and understandably, will lead you through an exploration of cloud computing starting with the basics and moving on to the implications for libraries. By the end of the course you ...
Learning Beyond

(IT) Seminar Helps Businesses Leverage Cloud Computing
By information technology uses in business - Google News
Information Technology (IT) Seminar Helps Businesses Leverage Cloud Computing ...MarketWatch (press release)Kaufman discussed the complex world of information technology (IT) and how proper use of technology creates greater ...
Information Technology

Yes, Cloud Offerings Can Have an On-Premises Element
By Neil MacDonald
One of the common misconceptions that I run into is that a public cloud services provider can't have an on-premises element to their offering and that having this footprint somehow “breaks” the cloudmodel. The root of this misconception lies in ...
Neil MacDonald

The Reality of Cloud Computing Infographic | BittBox
The reality of cloud computing infographic by Rackspace UK.

Cloud Computing 101 Workshop Sample
The Evolution of Cloud Computing; Steve Mills - Dispelling the Vapor Around Cloud Computing ...Manpower Professional Cloud Computing Introduction ...

Cloud Computing: Taming the Cloud Data Beast at Cloud Expo New ...
The growth and success of Cloud Computing will be on display at the upcoming Cloud Expo conference and exhibition in New York City, June 11-14, 2012, and ...

Getting your retail network ready for cloud computing - Cisco Blog
Last week at the Interop conference in Las Vegas Cisco announced the 2012 Global Cloud ...

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