Sunday, May 6, 2012

Has 'cloud computing' become a redundant phrase?

Has 'cloud computing' become a redundant phrase?
ZDNet (blog)
We call it cloud computing for now. Photo: NASA. Perhaps “cloud computing” has become one of those redundant phrases as well. I recently had the opportunity to moderate a panel discussion on cloud at IBM's Impact conference. One of the panelists, ...

ZDNet (blog)

Inktank Joins the Cloud Storage Fray With Ceph Support
ReadWriteWeb
By Joe Brockmeier / May 4, 2012 03:00 PM / View Comments IDC says that spending for cloud storage will triple by 2015. It had better, because the roster of companies with their hands out for some of those storage dollars keeps growing.

Interop 2012 Preview: 12 Cool Products
InformationWeek
Kurt Marko 05/05/2012 Cloud computing, big data, and mobile lead the big themes at the Interop 2012 enterprise IT event. Get a sneak peek at some of the innovative products we expect to see. Beginning on May 6, thousands of IT professionals will ...

Gartner Outlines Cloud Computing Trends Through to 2015
Midsize Insider
Recently, IT research firm Gartner released their list of the top five cloud computing trends through to 2015--trends that may have a profound impact on the way IT departments do business. According to an article at Cloud Tweaks discussing the recent ...

Oman offices getting ready to ride the cloud
Oman Daily Observer
The buzz is about the co-location and cloud computing solutions offered by the company. For enterprises looking to streamline their IT systems for operational efficiency, the Oman Data Park stall is easily the best place to learn about customised ...

Oman Daily Observer

NIST Hosts Cloud Computing Forum & Workshop V
CloudTimes
By CloudTimes On May 4, 2012 · Leave a Comment The Cloud Computing Forum & Workshop V will be hosted by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) on June 5-7, 2012 at the Herbert C. Hoover Building of the Department of Commerce in ...

Google and Fedex Partner for Midsize Business Cloud Computing
Midsize Insider
Printing is almost obsolete with cloud computing. Documents and important paperwork can be scanned and stored on a cloud storage drive, so no paper is needed. However, there are still times when a midsize business needs a hardcopy, and that's where ...

Start May off right, with one of these 27 downloads
BetaNews
There has been a recent resurgence in interest in cloud storage following the unveiling of Google Drive, but if you are looking for a way to secure data you have backed up to the cloud, Cloudfogger 1.1.1291 may be just what you have been looking for.

BetaNews

Canadian Cloud 2.0, from Cisco
SYS-CON Media (press release) (blog)
As described on the introduction to Mike Montgomery Cisco have a range of Cloud Computing platform technologies, and they also offer social collaboration technologies too. Here's some good white papers on them. With regards to the 'generating economic ...
SYS-CON Media (press release) (blog)

Cloud computing stimulates growth in the data revenue market
CenterBeam
Cloud computing may be one of the factors responsible for increased revenue in the US data market. IT research firm Gartner predicts US data revenue will reach $151.9 billion in 2016, and this expansion is partially due to an increased demand for multi ...

EuroCloud Highlights European Growth Opportunity of Cloud With Launch of 2012 ...
SYS-CON Media (press release) (blog)
By RealWire News Distribution London, May 4, 2012 - Cloud industry network EuroCloud UK (http://eurocloud.org.uk/) is aiming to highlight cloud computing's contribution to European economic growth with the launch this week of its Awards and a special ...

Singapore firms slow to get on the cloud
AsiaOne
"In terms of industry verticals within Singapore, manufacturing is showing the least affinity for embracing cloud services overall. Government and financial services are leading the adoption although the overall rate of adoption is still relatively low ...

AsiaOne

Shumlin Pledges To Sign 'Cloud' Tax Legislation, Urge Moratorium
Vermont Public Radio
Peter Shumlin says he will sign legislation that imposes the state sales tax on cloud computingsoftware beginning in the summer of 2013, but he says he will try to persuade lawmakers next year to drop this tax before it goes into effect.

Nirvanix raises US$25m for enterprise cloud storage
DatacenterDynamics
Enterprise cloud storage company Nirvanix has raised more than US$25m in a Series C funding round. The round was led by Khosla Ventures, which joined Nirvanix's previously existing investors Valhalla Partners, Intel Capital, Mission Ventures and ...

DatacenterDynamics

Host1Plus Extends Cloud VPS DNS Manager
Virtual-Strategy Magazine
New York, NY, May 05, 2012 --(PR.com)-- Host1Plus London based international hosting services provider have introduced the special feature for Cloud VPS customers – the Cloud VPS DNS Manager. It has been created and implemented by Host1Plus technical ...

Cloud Security: New Video and White Paper
Virtual-Strategy Magazine
No silver lining for cloud computing if you don't keep control of your security. Businesses risk trouble if they rely on cloud suppliers to keep their data secure, according to independent cyber security experts Company85.

Intel and McAfee unveil plans for unified security future
Register
What Intel is planning is a cloud to desktop security strategy, mixing hardware and software features in a federated framework designed to make cloud computing safer, locking down the desktop and, coincidentally, giving IT managers another reason to ...

The Bradenton Times Polls
The Bradenton Times
by E - The Environmental Magazine Dear EarthTalk: Why is Greenpeace upset with some leading tech companies for so-called “dirty cloud computing?” Can you explain? - Jeremy Wilkins, Waco, TX Leading tech companies like Google, Apple and Microsoft are ...

At Pistoia Meeting, Vendors Demo Cloud-based Platforms for Pharma NGS Data ...
GenomeWeb
By Uduak Grace Thomas During the Pistoia Alliance meeting held in Boston last week, representatives from three groups demonstrated pilot platforms for delivering cloud-based next-generation sequence data services with an eye toward the needs of ...

PACSGEAR Introduces Open Image Exchange at SIIM 2012
SYS-CON Media (press release)
By Business Wire PACSGEAR, the leading provider of imaging connectivity for electronic health records, today announced the PACSGEAR Image Exchange, a cloud-based solution designed to securely upload and share medical images and results between ...

The cloud allows for large-scale data collection, but needs more data analysis ...
CenterBeam
One of the purposes behind cloud computing is the storage of a vast amounts of data. While access to a lot of data can be a good thing for businesses, large amounts of it create a challenge when it comes to actually using that data effectively, ...

Public GovCloud Computing – Assessing the requirements
SYS-CON Media (press release) (blog)
By Cloud Ventures As more and more large enterprises start to make public adoptions of cloud and service providers figuring out the role they play in the market, one of the biggest potential cloud adopters has been watching and looking for signs that ...
SYS-CON Media (press release) (blog)

Parallels - Cloud Service Provider Blog - News Round-Up 5/5/2012 ...
By Brian
Mike Pearl from PriceWaterhouseCooper provides a useful plan of attack for business adoption of cloud computing. 10 Things You Just Gotta Have in Your Cloud Contract. CFO's guide to the wild and wooly world of cloud services in which ...
Cloud Service Provider Blog

Is big data just a fad, or something much more profound? — Cloud ...
By Derrick Harris
The cloud animates formerly lifeless artifacts, transforming them into social, data-generating objects. In a pre-social media environment, people would host digital assets such as photos, documents and contacts on local machines, where these ...
GigaOM

Top reads in big data: Week of April 29 | Smarter Computing Blog
By Crysta Anderson
"Big Data Challenges and How the Cloud Can Help ," by Thoran Rodrigues, Tech Republic, April 25. How are big data and cloud computing converging? Thoran Rodrigues looks at how big data processing has emerged and some of the ...
Smarter Computing Blog

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EIN Presswire - New book on cloud computing helps organisations ...
New book on cloud computing helps organisations develop a cloud programme. ' Cloud Computing' are the words on everyone's lips - it's the latest technology, ...
www.24-7pressrelease.com/.../new-book-on-cloud-computing...

Cloud Computing Requires Its Own Management Tools | Big Fat ...
Just because an organization moves applications to the cloud doesn't mean the IT staff is relieved from the task of IT service management (ITSM). Yet, that is ...
bigfatfinanceblog.com/.../cloud-computing-requires-its-own-...

A Cloud-Computing Gem in the Making (DELL)
Dell (Nasdaq: DELL ) seems to be making all the right moves. The company is not only focusing on the exploding market for tablet computers in the corporate ...
www.fool.com/.../a-cloud-computing-gem-in-the-making-.asp...

Opal Events 2nd Annual Business of Cloud Computing
Cloud computing has moved from headline grabber to key IT strategy. Enterprises, large and small, have turned to cloud computing providers for savings, ...
www.opalevents.org/.../2nd-annual-business-of-cloud-computi...



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