Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Forecasting Public Cloud Adoption in the Enterprise

Forecasting Public Cloud Adoption in the Enterprise
The economics of public cloud computing are accelerating the pace of change occurring in enterprise software today. ... This market dynamic is reflected in the report, Forecast: Public Cloud Services, Worldwide, 2010-2016, 2Q12 Update (ID:G00234814).


Amazon Power Outage Exposes Risks Of Cloud Computing
Huffington Post
For a few hours over the weekend, thousands of vintage-looking photos went unshared, online movies went unstreamed, and digital scrapbooks went unpinned. An electrical storm that swept across the East Coast late Friday knocked out power at a Virginia ...

Cloud Computing Forecast: Cloudy With A Chance of Fail
Amazon's Cloud service is having a bad a couple weeks. For the second time in as many weeks Amazon's East Coast cloud crashed during a severe storm that left 1.3 million in the Washington D.C. area without power. The outage brought down numerous ...

Bad weather wreaks havoc with companies that rely on cloud computing (NY ...
The Spokesman Review (blog)
A lot of people have moved their web content to the cloud. And it's not likely to decline over time, as a solid technology service for providing easy access and reliable data backup. But there are downsides, as seen in this past weekend's serious ...

MarketsandMarkets: Global Healthcare Cloud Computing Market Worth $5419.8 ...
MarketWatch (press release)
The market is witnessing a surge in the adoption of technology and cloud computing is expected to bring about a revolution in the healthcare cloud computing market. Healthcare organizations are expected to deliver more while limiting healthcare costs ...

Amazon Cloud Services Fail Again
As reported by The Wall Street Journal, electrical storms on the East Coast the evening of June 27 began causing disruptions to Amazon's cloud services shortly after 11 PM EDT on Friday, affecting customers including Netflix, Pinterest and Instagram ...

The Morning Download: In the Cloud, Nobody Can Hear You Scream
Wall Street Journal (blog)
Service disruptions at Amazon.com and Salesforce.com, in themselves, won't change the basic economics of cloud computing, which allow businesses to shift capital expenditures and labor costs to third-party vendors, and to reallocate their IT resources ...

Managed IT Services: A Critical Backstop Against Cloud Computing Failure
MarketWatch (press release)
The report, from the newly formed International Working Group on Cloud Computing Resiliency, estimates that since 2007, 13 of the world's leading cloud services have suffered from a total of 268 hours of downtime, causing a loss of more than $71.7 million.

Cloud Computing: Google-Backed CliQr Moves Legacy Apps to Cloud
SYS-CON Media (press release)
CliQr Technologies, a cloud management start-up modestly seeded by Google Ventures and Foundation Capital and now part of Google's new IaaS Compute Engine initiative, says it can put complicated legacy business apps in the cloud fast and painlessly.
SYS-CON Media (press release)

Cloud Computing: Dell Gets Quest for $2.36 Billion
SYS-CON Media (press release)
Dell has won the bidding war for Quest Software agreeing to pay $28 a share, a 50 cent improvement on its last bid. That brings the price to $2.36 billion, which is what JPMorgan claimed the company was worth weeks ago. Insight Venture Partners, which...
SYS-CON Media (press release)

Cloud Computing: Apple Pays $60 Million for Chinese iPad Trademark
SYS-CON Media (press release)
Apple has agreed to pay $60 million to make the Proview Technology (Shenzhen) Company's claims that it owns the iPad trademark in China go away. Apple bought Proview's iPad trademarks in 10 countries through a UK lawyer and a specially organized ...

SYS-CON Media (press release)

Cloud Computing: ITC to Review Finding Apple Infringes Motorola
SYS-CON Media (press release)
The ITC's six-member board of commissioners said last Monday that it's going to review allegations that Apple's iPhones and iPads tread on four Motorola Mobility patents. In April one of the agency's administrative law judges found Apple infringes one...
SYS-CON Media (press release)

Daily Report: Storm Makes the Cloud Look Riskier
New York Times (blog)
Problems with Amazon's cloud computing service over the weekend underscored how businesses and consumers are increasingly exposed to unforeseen risks as they embrace life in the cloud, Quentin Hardy reports in Monday's New York Times. Read more ...

New York Times (blog)

Apple's MobileMe Closure Is a Sign of Growing Cloud Investments
... to iCloud. The same week, Google introduced new cloud services and two major cloud providers stumbled. ... Cloud Computing - eWeek ... Cloud Computing News & Reviews arrow Apple's ... 0. There are user comments on this Cloud Computing story.

The Confusing Comparison: Google vs. Amazon
Wired News
The big winners here are not the buyers, but the marketing departments that are only going to see their importance and budgets swell as they wage a war of words to secure long-term and lucrativecloud customer contracts. ... Is new cloud computing ...

Google Compute Engine: What took them so long?
InfoWorld (blog)
The popular notion of cloud computing really began with Google: A sea of cheap white Google servers shimmered before the eyes of C-level execs everywhere, igniting the dream of commodity computing. Pool everything! Allocate resources wherever you need ...

Cloud Provider Datapipe, Makes Solution Provider 500 List
MarketWatch (press release)
JERSEY CITY, NJ, Jul 02, 2012 (MARKETWIRE via COMTEX) -- Cloud provider Datapipe, a global provider of managed services and infrastructure for outsourced IT and cloud computing, today announced it has been recognized by UBM Channel as a part of ...

Gartner: Consumers Will Drive Huge Growth for Cloud Storage
Data Center Knowledge
Consumer use of cloud computing will ramp up over the next few years, according to research firm Gartner, Inc., which recently predicted consumers will store 36 percent of their digital content in the cloud by 2016. This compares with a mere 7 percent ...

Data Center Knowledge

Pano Logic Launches System for Cloud Platform
Zero-client virtual desktop infrastructure specialist Pano Logic introduced Pano for Cloud, a cloud computing platform with a centralized architecture that provides a single management console to deploy, control and secure both endpoints and cloud ...

Sony purchases Gaikai to bring cloud services to network business
Gaming Examiner
Sony will acquire Gaikai Inc “the world's leading interactive cloud-based gaming company”. In the press-release sent out this morning SCE stated “SCE will establish a new cloud service, ensuring that it continues to provide users with truly innovative ...

Will you get locked into your cloud? Ask the data gravity theory
ZDNet (blog)
Cloud computing was meant to do away with vendor lock-in, but the work of an independent researcher suggests it could be having the opposite effect. Researcher and cloud architect Dave McCrory has spent the past two years working on a theory of "data ...

Why Dell fought (and won) Quest for $2.36 billion
While Quest's middleware offering may not be as sexy as a big data service or cloud computing software, Dell has actually been working in those areas over the past few years via acquisitions of companies such as Boomi, Wyse, Force10 and Compellent, and ...


Cloud Outages Show CIOs Still at Vendors' Mercy
Wall Street Journal (blog)
CIOs would like more visibility, guidance and control from cloud computing vendors.

Cloud Computing: Piston & Gridcentric to Deliver OpenStack-Based VDI
SYS-CON Media (press release)
Piston Enterprise OS software automates 99% of IT systems management tasks and eliminates the need for a separate storage solution, making it an easy way to deploy and manage an OpenStack private cloud environment behind the firewall. Gridcentric's...
SYS-CON Media (press release)

Find the best cloud storage system for you
South Bend Tribune
Q.There are too many companies that have their own cloud storage systems. I can't really tell the difference. Which one is the best? A.There's not really a "best" system, but there probably is one that will work best for you. If you buy media from ...

Airtel, HP to provide cloud services for small enterprises
Hindu Business Line
Bharti Airtel on Monday said the company is launching customised cloud computing services for small and medium business enterprises. The company is partnering Hewlett Packard (HP) for the new offerings. Airtel had earlier announced partnerships with ...

Storm Blamed for Instagram, Netflix, and Foursquare Outages
ABC News (blog)
Amazon's Web Services, which powers many sites and Cloud services, was taken out by the lighting storms. Amazon's main server facility in Northern Virginia was hit hard by the storm, which left over 3 million people on the East Coast without power ...

ABC News (blog)

Seeking practical side of cloud computing
Knoxville News Sentinel
Sponcia says the data center attracts three types of companies: information technology companies that provide cloud services to their clients; companies that have IT staff but don't want them focused on hardware and don't want to continue making ...
Level 3 Launches Latin American Cloud Services | Telecom ...
By Robert Powell
Level 3 Launches Latin American Cloud Services. July 2nd ... The effects of new cloud computingservices like this one are probably further down the road of course, with organic growth being powered by demand for existing services. More on ...
Telecom Ramblings

Windows Azure Caching (Preview) and Ruby Cloud Services - The ...
By Larry Franks
One of the new features introduced in the spring update to Windows Azure is the ability to use memory in your compute instances for caching. This cache is distributed across all instances of your application, so it scales with your application ...
The Silver Lining Blog

#CloudComputing – research material and resources available from ...
By E&T magazine
This book includes examples that illustrate problems and explain the mechanisms needed to successfully harness cloud computing, providing real-world case studies of numerous existing computing, storage, and application cloud services.
Engineering & Technology magazine

Renault selects HP for EV Cloud services - automotiveIT International
By abongard@automotiveIT.com
Renault has selected HP to help develop telematics services for its growing electric vehicle range. The US based IT group said the French carmaker had chosen HP to host its European IT infrastructure and manage its technical applications.
automotiveIT International

The Evolution of Targeted Attacks in a Web 3.0 World | Trend Cloud ...
By ricardo
Cloud computing, mobile, Advanced Persistent Threats. All are buzz words of the moment in IT and information security circles and yet all are frequently. ... Well, as APTs adapt for the Web 3.0 age, a holistic approach to managing cloud, mobile, cyber and physical security becomes even more fundamental to the success of your information security plans. Web 3.0 is the next stage of the internet. An internet for the machines where everything with an electric current running through it ...
Trend Cloud Security Blog - Cloud...

Cloud computing, your business and your customers - the four ...
By Adrian Swinscoe
Many of you will know that the founder of this blog Stefan Töpfer, founded and is steadily building, Winweb, a cloud computing firm. I have known Stefan for a while now after I interviewed him for a book, Rare Business (you can buy a copy ...

The Cloud is Dead! Long Live the Cloud! Twitter Chat Recap
By John Dixon
Last week, Cloud Commons hosted a Twitter Chat on the end of Cloud Computing. ... 47 tweets in response to the second question, “What needs to happen before enterprises start to fully embracecloud computing?” Overwhelmingly, the ...
Journey to the Cloud

How Big is the Cloud Computing Opportunity, for Telcos? | IP Carrier
By Gary Kim
One frequently hears these days of high service provider interest in cloud computing as a potential driver of service provider revenue, and the thinking is not without merit. Likewise, one also hears that data centers and content delivery ...
IP Carrier

PSA: The end of MobileMe is nigh, time to move on or move out ...
apple, cloud, cloud computing, cloud storage, CloudComputing, CloudStorage, drive, google drive, GoogleDrive, icloud, mobileme, psa, skydrive, storage ...

Three Ways That Cloud Computing Benefits Business Process and ...
Most small business owners understand cloud computing as a tool. .... “The definition of cloud andcloud services continues to evolve,” observed Robert Crespi, ...

Cloud Services| Ellucian
Cloud computing is transforming the way higher education institutions today store and share information. Ellucian Cloud Services provides a scalable, cost ...

Pano Logic Reinvents Cloud Computing for the Desktop - Yahoo ...
REDWOOD CITY, CA--(Marketwire -07/01/12)- Pano Logic, the leader in zero client desktop virtualization (VDI), today announced Pano System for Cloud, the ...

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