Saturday, June 9, 2012

Cloud computing IPOs hope to overcome Facebook woes

Cloud computing IPOs hope to overcome Facebook woes
Financial Post (blog)
Data analysis software company Tableau Software and developer tools maker Atlassian are among several small, business software firms preparing to go public in the next 12 months, hoping a growing market for cloud computing will shield them from the ...

Financial Post (blog)

US unveils single standard for cloud-computing services
Washington Post
The General Services Administration earlier this week unveiled a single authentication standard for government cloud-computing services. The Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program, known as FedRAMP, will standardize the basic security ...

AppDynamics Delivers Performance Monitoring for Microsoft Windows Azure
Microsoft recently announced a slew of new June 2012 updates for its Windows Azure cloud computing platform. Enterprises running applications on Microsoft's cloud platform can now gain full visibility into their applications and rapidly troubleshoot ...

Seven Cloud Computing Trends (Part 2)
Data Center Knowledge
Olafur Ingthorsson is an IT professional in Reykjavik, Iceland who writes about cloud computing atCloud Computing Topics. This is the second in a series. See Part One for more. Cloud computingcontinues to be a hot topic, as more enterprises explore ...

Mobile devices bring cloud storage -- and security risks -- to work
PC Advisor
There's a growing number of online consumer cloud services through which data can leak, including, Carbonite, Google Drive, Mozy, SugarSync, YouSendIt and Apple's iCloud. "IBM has the world's BYOD program and they just locked down Evernote and ...

Windows Azure re-imagined: Microsoft's fit for the cloud
ZDNet (blog)
By Andrew Brust | June 8, 2012, 6:00am PDT Summary: After more than three years on the market, and an under-new-management experience, Microsoft's Windows Azure cloud computing platform looks comprehensive and highly competitive.

Revamped Azure cloud uses OCZ SSDs
By Chris Mellor • Get more from this author Microsoft is taking the fight to Amazon, cutting Azurecloud storage transaction prices by 90 per cent. A statement on Microsoft's Windows Azure team blog says: "We heard you loud and clear that you want ...

Oracle Cloud Now Available
(ORCL - Analyst Report) recently launched its much anticipated public cloud computing service. The public cloud system known as Oracle Cloud offers a portfolio of software-as-a-service (SaaS), platform as a service and social applications.

Cloud Computing: RPost Gets a Patent on Web Bugs
SYS-CON Media (press release)
RPost means to license US Patent 8161104 to tens of thousands of e-mail marketers, social media companies and cloud-based businesses, and pursue any infringers. Licensing terms are unknown. The company is no stranger to the law courts.
SYS-CON Media (press release)

Richi Jennings
Computerworld (blog)
Ellison's proclamation of Oracle's newfound cloud prowess...stood in stark contrast to his past mockery of cloud computing as..."gibberish". "We made a decision to rebuild all of our applications for the cloud almost seven years ago," Ellison said.

INTERGEO 2012 Cloud computing will dominate the GIS enviorment (press release)
Cloud computing is on everyone's lips. And the same goes for INTERGEO, which is taking place from 9 to 11 October 2012 in Hanover, Germany. The leading conference trade fair for geodesy, geoinformation and land management will show that the key topics ...

Cloud computing company announces downtown Raleigh expansion
Citrix Systems, a provider of cloud computing, says it has chosen Raleigh as the site for the expansion of its Sharefile Data Sharing Group. The expansion will create 337 new, permanent, full-time positions with an average wage of $70914.

Cheyenne Newspapers Accelerate their Digital Future with DTI Cloud
San Francisco Chronicle (press release)
Springville, UT (PRWEB) June 08, 2012 Digital Technology International (DTI™) announced it will deploy circulation and advertising software applications for Cheyenne Newspapers, Inc. via DTICloud, its award-winning cloud computing platform, ...

New Azure Services for Hybrid Cloud
The change, which was originally reported to be in the pipeline in January, is because of a set of updates to the Azure cloud platform, including a new virtual machine role. The list of compatible operating systems that are supported under the new role ...

Cloud computing company announces Raleigh downtown expansion
Citrix Systems, a provider of cloud computing, announced Thursday that it has chosen Raleigh as the site for the expansion of its Data Sharing Group. (more) Raleigh is buzzing over the addition of a major new corporate headquarters to the downtown ...

Cloud adoption not only about reducing costs
Increasing IT productivity and improving business agility are now the top drivers ofcloud computing adoption in EMEA, says VMware's Matthew Piercy. Most enterprises have moved beyond cost reduction as their primary driver of cloud computing investment ...


Oracle Launches a Broad Set of Integrated Cloud Services
Web Host Industry Review
Oracle has unveiled its advanced cloud strategy and introduced Oracle Cloud Social Services, a broad enterprise social platform offering. Database software giant Oracle announced on Wednesday it has unveiled its advanced cloud strategy and introduced ...

Dell to Host Agfa Medical Imaging Database in the Cloud
The cloud will provide the storage capacity and processing power as doctors look for ways to make medical images compatible with electronic health records (EHRs). Cloud computing will be an essential factor in this effort, especially when IT budgets ...

Cloud Computing: Salesforce to Buy Buddy Media for Social CRM
SYS-CON Media (press release)
Salesforce already owns Radian6, a so-called social media listening platform, and will merge the two platforms together in its Marketing Cloud so it can offer the entire social marketing lifecycle. Salesforce said it got interested in Buddy Media after ...

SYS-CON Media (press release)

EMC, Terremark partner to provide cloud computing applications
Computer Business Review
EMC is teaming up with Terremark, a Verizon company, to identify and provide cloud-based applications using Terremark's service capabilities and EMC's cloud-optimised information infrastructure technologies. Under the agreement, EMC will provide its ...

CSC Wins $91 Million Contract to Implement Cloud Services for the FAA
Bobsguide (press release)
The US Department of Transportation's (DOT) Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) awarded CSC (NYSE: CSC) a contract to implement a cloud software-as-a-service solution for its Enterprise Messaging System. The contract has a one-year base period and ...

Asking the right questions can ensure cloud computing data security
With organizations producing -- and responsible for -- more data than ever before, the cloud has proven a viable data management option. But don't expect to just send your data to the provider and be done with it -- cloud computing data security is as ...

Cloud Computing – Is Everything Old Really New Again?
SYS-CON Media (press release) (blog)
Enter the newest headline-grabbing network service – “Cloud.” It seems the market still has differing opinions on how to define Cloud. I have heard professionals blur the lines by referring to Cloud as anything in the network, or by lumping it in with ...

SYS-CON Media (press release) (blog)

EMC and Terremark partner on cloud storage and management
Cloud Pro
Verizon-backed Terremark and storage giant EMC have inked a partnership deal that will see the datacentre company standardise its cloud storage infrastructure on EMC equipment. Terremark has more than 50 datacentres around the world, including newly ...

Windows Azure gets real-time application performance monitoring
ZDNet (blog)
By David Chernicoff | June 8, 2012, 9:26am PDT Summary: New Relic's commitment to Windows Azure is an important step in making Microsoft's cloud platform a viable alternative. Regardless of the benefits that cloud computing can bring to your production ...

In defense of the private cloud -- sorta
InfoWorld (blog)
The notion is that the private cloud is a popular approach to cloud computing, but it does not produce the same value as the public version. Nonetheless, in a few cases, it's still the right solution. The truth is, most of the criticism that private ...

AWS: Can anyone catch Amazon's cloud?
By Jack Clark, ZDNet UK, 8 June, 2012 13:30 @mappingbabel One of Amazon's secret weapons is its attitude to profit margins, where it is happy to undercut its cloud computing competitors. This combines with its economies of scale to make life very...


Cassidy: Google, Dropbox, iCloud -- Silicon Valley has created my own personal ...
San Jose Mercury News
Face it: The cloud is not all it's cracked up to be. Yes, I'm living in the cloud now, and who isn't in this era when every time you turn around you're hearing about "cloud computing"? And you know what my cloud looks like?

Cloud Computing: Egenera Makes the Leap to Cloud Management
SYS-CON Media (press release)
It says no other cloud lifecycle automation product can consume both physical and virtual resources, making it easier for the enterprise and service providers to manage and provision cloud services by matching configurations with resources that best ...
SYS-CON Media (press release)

Cloud Computing: Egenera Makes the Leap to Cloud Management ...
It says no other cloud lifecycle automation product can consume both physical and virtual resources, making it easier for the enterprise and service providers to manage and provision cloud services by matching configurations with resources ...
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Web Host SoftLayer to Retire CloudLayer Cloud Storage Solution ...
By Nicole Henderson
“This will allow us to focus resources on developing and supporting an even better class of cloud services, such as our recently launched Object Storage solution,” SoftLayer said in the email. CloudLayer Storage accounts will no longer be accessible to customers as of Monday, July 16, 2012. ... writing for the WHIR since September 2010. You can find her on Twitter @NicoleHenderson. Related posts: The Open Group Publishes Standards for SOA and Cloud Computing · Cancel reply... - Daily Web Hosting News

Top 5 Paybacks from Cloud Computing - Spiceworks
By Cbeyond
IT Best Practices, How-tos, Product Reviews, discussions, articles for IT Professionals in small and medium businesses.
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Cloud Computing: Nine Ways the Cloud Changes Users' Lives at ...
Explore how you can use cloud services like PubNub to deliver "human-perceptive" real-time experiences that scale to millions of users worldwide. Explore Cloud Expo Sponsorship & Exhibit Opportunities ! Speaker Bio: Todd Greene is the ...
Java Industry News

FortressITX CEO to Present at Cloud Expo | Ping! Zine
By Ping! Zine Editor
The presentation will cover the benefits of cloud computing for small business, cloud computingaction points, best practices and examples of case studies proving the overall benefits of cloud computing in a corporate setting of any size.
Ping! Zine

DCU launches masters in cloud computing | Digital Times
By Fergal Gallagher
Dublin City University (DCU) Business School announced Friday details of three new masters programmes, The MSc in Management (Cloud Computing), MSc in Management (Digital Marketing) and MSc in Management (Strategy), due to ...
Digital TimesDigital Times |...

US to Europe: “Eat My Cloud Dust” | - Cloud ...
By Jeff Norman
US to Europe: “Eat My Cloud Dust” Europe may trump the United States in such matters as academic prosperity in mathematics and sciences, as we know it. ... Cloud Computing Companies and Information Database · ... - Cloud Computing...

Microsoft paints Azure with open source brush — Cloud Computing ...
By Barb Darrow
For someone who's watched Microsoft on and off for more than 20 years, today's Meet Azure event was eye-opening, even though much of the content had been telegraphed, leaked and covered well in advance. Most striking was that the ...

Head in the clouds |
By Boulderganic
Following the U.S. are other industrialized countries; China is second, followed by Russia and Japan. The next contender on the list is not a country, but an industry. “Cloud computing,” with 623 billion kwH of consumption, has the fifth largest ...

Cloud computing will dominate the GIS environment - GEO:connexion
Karlsruhe, 8 June 2012. Cloud computing is on everyone\'s lips. And the same goes for INTERGEO, which is taking place from 9 to 11 October 2012 in Hanover, Germany. The leading conference trade fair for geodesy, geoinformation and ...
Geo: International UK News Articles

HP cloud landscape getting clearer | Reseller News New Zealand
Adding to the managed cloud services and private cloud, HP has broken up its cloud services into smaller pieces, allowing businesses to pick and choose what they need. The first part of that, says Neal Clapper, senior vice-president and ...
Reseller News

By Nicholas Greene
Today, we're going to take a look at some of the ways cloud is utilized in the enterprise. The first- and most obvious- means by which cloud computing is utilized is, not surprisingly, data storage. After all, it's a use to which the cloud is uniquely ...

Cloud Computing – Is Everything Old Really New Again ...
Is the Cloud New? ... Cloud Computing – Is Everything Old Really New Again? ... services also make up the largest growth potential for Cloud Services.

Virtualization, Cloud Computing and Big Data Are Made to Be Married
Depending on which cloud computing platform and solution the business is pursuing ... Cloud Computing Journal: Which of the recent big acquisitions within the ...

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