Friday, July 27, 2012

Google Talk, Twitter, Azure Outages: Bad Cloud Day

Google Talk, Twitter, Azure Outages: Bad Cloud Day
Google's video chat service had plenty of company on the disabled list on tough day for cloud computing. By Paul McDougall · InformationWeek. July 26, 2012 03:25 PM. When it comes to thecloud, it never rains. It pours. Google reported Thursday that its ...

Deploying Open-Source Cloud Systems: 5 Pros and 5 Cons
As these major vendors continue to build out their public cloud infrastructure to battle with the incumbent services leader, Amazon Web Services, there are some underlying questions about whether the same technologies are ready for the enterprise. After all ...


Cloud Computing: The IT Expectation Gap
SYS-CON Media (press release)
We wanted to be able to offer the complete continuum of products and services from traditional infrastructure build to cloud services," stated Henry Fastert, Chief Technologist and Managing Partner at SHI, in this interview with CloudExpo ...

SYS-CON Media (press release)

Cloud Computing: Akamai Posts Strong Second Quarter
SYS-CON Media (press release)
Paul Sagan, President and CEO of Akamai, stated that "Akamai's very strong second quarter results were driven on the top line by increased adoption of ourcloud infrastructure solutions as well as continued growth of content delivery solutions. Our bottom ...

SYS-CON Media (press release)

Cloud Computing: Symantec Dumps Its CEO
SYS-CON Media (press release)
Symantec Wednesday pushed its CEO and president of three years Enrique Salem out and installed its chairman, former Intuit CEO Steve Bennett, in his place. Shares rose a cheery 13.5% to $14.96 on the news. "While progress has been made over the last ...

SYS-CON Media (press release)

ZapThink Announces Cloud Computing for Architects Course
Virtual-Strategy Magazine
ZapThink, a Dovel Technologies Company, is now delivering version 2.0 of the Cloud Computingfor Architects course at its headquarters in McLean, Virginia. The two-day Cloud Computing for Architects course is the only architect-focused course on Cloud ...

Why crowdsourced computing benchmarks are the future
Cloud computing and open source software have freed IT practitioners from so much legacy vendor baggage over the past few years. Isn't it time to free them from inane benchmark boasting, too? A crowdsourced platform where users share their real-world ...


Peaks and Valleys: Software Licensing for Elastic Cloud
Wired News
One of the most compelling aspects of cloud computing is its elasticity. With cloudprovisioning models such as SaaS, PaaS and IaaS, organizations can scale up capacity to support business growth and/or temporary spikes in demand much more easily than ...

Wired News

Cloud Computing: Box Raising Money at $1.2 Billion Valuation: WSJ
SYS-CON Media (press release)
After reportedly snubbing an acquisition bid from Citrix worth at least $700 million earlier this year, Box, the cloud storage start-up, is raising more money at the tune of a $1.2 billion valuation, the Wall Street Journal reports. It supposedly has designs on going ...
SYS-CON Media (press release)

AppFog lets you pick your cloud, (almost) any cloud
For companies wanting to put workloads on a public cloud without having to sweat the details, Appfog has a bold proposition. It says its new PaaS will abstract out all that annoying tweaking and tuning for loads running on Amazon, Rackspace, Microsoft or HP ...

BMC Updates Its Cloud Building, Management Platform for Broader Use
Cloud Lifecycle Management 3.0 is a cloud-building tool that enables service providers to offer a broader set of services through the cloud, Lilac Schoenbeck, Senior Manager of Solutions Marketing in BMC's Cloud Computing group, told eWEEK. ... configurable cloud services from a service catalog and self-service portal;; provisioning of fully configured services, not just individual VMs;; tight, efficient administrative control;; intelligent, policy-driven placement and optimization;; broad resource support for physical and ...

Unisys (UIS) To Provide Private Cloud Storage Service For IRS
(By Balaseshan) Unisys Corp. (NYSE:UIS), a global information technology company, said it would provide private cloud-based storage service for the information records of Internal Revenue Service (IRS), under the Enterprise Storage Acquisition task order.

Google Talk is silenced
This snafu, which cut many people off from their instant messaging/video chat app of choice, along with today's WIndows Azure snafu in Europe, show the dark side of cloud computing. google_talk. If you're looking to chat on Google Talk this morning, you're ...

Cloud Computing: Microsoft Extracts Royalties from Linux User
SYS-CON Media (press release)
Ahead of making a clean sweep of the Android device makers, Microsoft this week changed tack and nailed Dublin-based Amdocs Software Systems Ltd, the software contracting side of giant Amdoc Ltd, which supplies billing and CRM widgetry to big telecom ...
SYS-CON Media (press release)

Six Degrees Group Announces New Funding and Cloud Hosting Acquisition
MarketWatch (press release)
LONDON, Jul 26, 2012 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Six Degrees Group today announces it has raised GBP 8 million in new funding from Penta Capital and that it has completed the acquisition ofCloud Computing Centre (CCC), a Surrey-based managed cloud ...

Windows Azure outage hits Europe
This is just the latest reminder that while the cloud offers customers great scale and potential cost savings, not even the largest, most well financed public cloudsare immune from downtime. Windows Azure experienced a widely publicized “Leap Day” outage ...


Security nous lacking in cloud app development
The maturing cloud computing trend has spurred more enterprise applications to be built for access via the cloud network, but one Hewlett-Packard executive argues that developers have yet evolved in tandem with regard to putting security at the forefront of ...

Are Foreign Cloud Providers Exploiting Privacy Concerns?
Tech officials are warning House subcommittee members that foriegn cloud services providers are trying to exploit perceived weaknesses in privacy laws to drive business away from U.S. providers. By Kenneth Corbin Thu, July 26, 2012 . CIO — A panel of technology officials Wednesday warned members of a House subcommittee about the challenges of overseas expansion confronting the burgeoning cloud computing market, including privacy and security concerns and efforts by foreign governments to protect ...

Best Buy's mindSHIFT: Managed, Cloud Services Blanket US
While parent Best Buy (NYSE: BBY) has been navigating strategy changes and executive changes, mindSHIFT CEO Paul Chisholm has kept his organization focused on IT outsourcing, expanded cloud services, new offices and potential acquisitions.

Is cloud computing secure?
Sydney Morning Herald
I guess, 'it depends' is the answer to whether the cloud is secure." Ian Lamont, IT security specialist with luxury car manufacturer BMW, said security comparisons should not be made between cloud services and more established on-premise data storage methods. "It is like comparing apples and oranges," Lamont said. ... I was worried about security but still wanted to use cloud storage. As a workaround I have encrypted my volumes where I store sensitive data and back up the volume online. Commenter: cloud user ...

Sydney Morning Herald

Windows Azure Hit by Cloud Outage in Europe
Data Center Knowledge
Microsoft's Windows Azure cloud computing platform is experiencing a significant service outage in western Europe, the company said this morning. Azure compute services are largely unavailable for customers in the region. Microsoft services for West ...

Google Details Its 1 Gigabit Fiber Network In Kansas City, Will Come With TV ...
That's about 100 times faster than most current residential broadband connections in the U.S. There will be no monthly caps or overage charges. Google Fiber will also come with 1 terabyte ofcloud storage and HD TV service. Users in Kansas City will have to ...

Dimension Data puffs up cloud partners
In February, the company rolled out its converged hosting and cloud services from its Cloud Services division. Like Amazon Web Services, it spans the globe, but unlike AWS it comes in a white-label version. The white-label kit allows service providers to use ...

Cloud Analytics – Tapping the Value of Big Data
Virtual-Strategy Magazine
For many organizations, the answer is increasingly cloud storage. Like its name implies, cloud storage is a world-class storage infrastructure managed by a dedicated third party that provides virtually limitless managed capacity for any enterprise need.

Twitter outage makes three
GigaOM · Home · Apple · Cleantech · Cloud · Europe · Mobile · Video. Jul 26, 2012 - 9:00AM PT. Twitter users endured second major outage this summer. By Barb Darrow · 3 Comments · Tweet · Email This. Google Chat and Windows Azure outages are one ...


Decommissioning Legacy to Drive Real Clouds, in the Fast Lane
SYS-CON Media (press release)
We can probably all agree that the cloud computing service-based model of application delivery has received more than its fair share of hype, over-embellished hyperbole and hyper-cross-talk in the last few years. Surely now then we have come to a new ...

SYS-CON Media (press release)

Report: Cloud Driving Multidimensional Channels
Channelnomics (blog)
With each passing year, experience is bringing businesses closer to moving mission-critical infrastructure, applications and data to cloud services and virtualized environments. Cloud computing is already big business and only getting bigger. It's stratifying ...

Integrated Systems and Enterprise Cloud Adoption
SYS-CON Media (press release)
Why is it that cloud computing is maturing but adoption is lagging? This transformational approach has huge potential but compared to the buzz surrounding it, enterprises are just taking baby steps towards widespread adoption. When invited by IBM to do a ...

SYS-CON Media (press release)

Flurry gets into cloud services with AppCloud, powered by Trestle ...
By Devindra Hardawar
Mobile app analytics and advertising company Flurry is embarking on new territory today with the launch of the Flurry AppCloud, a collection of cloud services that developers can easily implement in their apps.

Cloud Computing Explained | LiveHelpNow Blog
By Kathryn
“Cloud computing.” Sounds mysterious, abstract, shapeless. Looking at those words, there's no way of knowing exactly what the term means. Regardless, I can almost guarantee you're using it.Cloud computing refers to storing and sharing data on a third party server — accessible from the internet — instead of your in-house hard drive. Not tied to a specific location, this data can be ...Another bonus: cloud services are completely scalable. Two services worth looking into are Microsoft ...
LiveHelpNow Blog

UK Host Six Degrees Acquires Fourth Cloud Host This Year with ...
By Nicole Henderson
UK web hosting provider Six Degrees announced on Thursday that it has acquired cloud hosting provider Cloud Computing Centre. The terms of the acquisition were not disclosed in the press release. In addition to the acquisition, Six ... - Daily Web Hosting News

Cloud Storage: Addressing Common Concerns
By GetCloudServices
The two biggest concerns about cloud storage are reliability and security. Know how to address both. ... Follow what's happening at Get Cloud Services. Home; Blog. ← Using A Virtual Machine For Your IT Services ...
GetCloudServices Cloud Server,...

More from Information Week: Cloud Storage | Flash Memory Summit
By LeeStein
Today, we'll take a look at applications driving cloud storage. Note that ... Covering a variety of SSD implementations in Cloud Computing and Storage, The Enterprise Applications Track, part of the Flash Memory Summit (Aug. 22-23) at the ...
Flash Memory Summit

Will Hiring for the Cloud Ever Stop? – Jobs. Trends. Insight.
By Abby Lombardi
It seems that there is no end in sight for cloud computing hiring demand. In June ... In fact, cloud computing jobs remain online for 44 days, meaning that it is likely that Recruiters will spend more than 6 weeks on average filling these positions.
Jobs. Trends. Insight.

Cloud Computing Is Changing Business Models
By admin
A shift to cloud computing, the proliferation of mobile devices, a sharp increase in online transactions, a tsunami of Big Data – each of these factors is a domino in a chain that is mapping new patterns for the government IT business.
Envision Gov IT

The cloud now has a silver lining – KYOCERA Cloud Connect ...
By kyocerasocialmedia
Cloud computing and cloud storage are becoming mainstream in today's business environment, as customers want to store and access data from anywhere at any time. Here we talk with Kyocera's Product Marketing Manager, George Kharoufeh , about how the cloud works and ... “Evernote is among the world's fastest growing cloud services with over 34 million users today. The application is a tool for users to “Remember Everything” including captured memos, photos and web ...
Kyocera Document Solutions Australasia

FFIEC cloud computing risks document: Where's the beef? - Security ...
By msavage
It seems the Federal Financial Institutions Examination Council could have done a little better with its cloud computing advisory. Earlier this month, the FFIEC issued a statement on outsourced cloud computing. The resource document outlines ...
Security Bytes

Still not quite ready for the cloud? | 1099News
By Angela
We hate to be the bearer of bad news, but it turns out that organizations that have not yet embraced some sort of cloud computing are already falling behind in their technology and communication. North Bridge's 2012 Cloud Computing Survey ...
1099 News (Powered By Convey)

How the cloud has changed the business world | memeburn
By Nur Bremmen: Staff reporter
According to Eric Knorr and Galen Gruman at InfoWorld, cloud computing refers to “virtual servers available over the Internet.” Not really the nebulous definition one envisions, but as cloud computing is in its earliest stages, the actual ...

threats- Trend Cloud Security Blog – Cloud Computing Experts
In light of the introduction yesterday of the seminal Cyber Security Act and the Presidents OP-Ed in the WSJ: Taking the Cyberthreat Seriously. It is time we learn ...

Cloud Computing for Architects: DC – September 27-28, 2012 ...
The Cloud Computing for Architects course an intensive, two day “fire hose” of information that prepares you to leverage the Cloud to achieve real business ...

Hybrid Cloud Storage
Hybrid cloud storage incorporates the use of both on premises resources as well ... Home ·Cloud Servers · Cloud Services · Cloud Computing · Company · Blog ...

HP Blogs - Review: Cloud Computing: Beyond the Hype - The HP ...
Late last year I was asked to provide some inputs to Paul McFedries, as he wrote a book oncloud computing. That was my first interaction with Paul.

BRIC IT Market, Cloud Computing Market in India & Augmented ...
B. Cloud Computing Market in India 2011-2015 This research forecasts the Cloud Computingmarket in India to grow at a CAGR of 54.5% over the period ...

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