Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Cloud-based file storage 74% less expensive

Independent report by Forrester Research, Inc., reports on the true cost of owning and operating on-premises file storage. For example, Forrester finds the cloud-based file storage model to be “74% less expensive than I&O running it in-house.” For more info, download a free copy of the report: “File Storage Costs Less In The Cloud Than In-House”--
http://d36cz9buwru1tt.cloudfront.net/Forrester_File_Storage_Costs_Less_In_The_Cloud.pdf

Cloud Computing Gains Wary Converts
Businessweek
Making a bad choice can be expensive. For example, a study of outages at 13 cloud providers by the International Working Group on Cloud Computing Resiliency, a group of academics and technology industry representatives, cataloged at least 568 hours of ...

How to Keep Cloud Computing Costs Under Control
Businessweek
Your company has enthusiastically embraced cloud computing. All its website data, customer records, and payroll information sit in the cloud—that is, on servers managed by third parties. Life is easier, right? Probably. But cloud services aren't free. Bills can ...

Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak has doubts about cloud computing
CBS News
Wozniak is concerned about the end-user losing control over files and software that is stored in the cloud, arguing that users must sign over their rights to access the service. "I want to feel that I own things," Wozniak said and emphasized that "the more we ...

CBS News

The Cloud Carries Risks, Too
Businessweek
“There's a huge variety of risk,” says Bryan Ford, an assistant professor of computer science at Yale University who studies risks in cloud computing. “It's a highly complex situation because some of the same risks apply when the computing is done in-house as ...

Apple Co-Founder Wozniak Believes Cloud Computing is a Brewing Storm
Search Engine Journal
Since he currently works as the “chief scientist” for Fusion.io, which according to the company website is working to improve the cloud's performance, his criticism of cloud computing took many by surprise. Wozniak, who was answering questions following a ...

Infochimps makes its big-data-for-developers platform real-time
GigaOM
The company has described its cloud platform , which is hosted on can run the Rackspace Cloud, as Heroku for Hadoop — although that characterization is becoming antiquated. While Hadoop is certainly an important part of the Infochimps stack, it's actually ...

GigaOM

Apple account hack raises concern about cloud storage
CNN
... cloud-based systems need fundamentally different security measures," said Honan. "Password-based security mechanisms — which can be cracked, reset and socially engineered — no longer suffice in the era of cloud computing." What is cloud computing ...

TwinStrata Expands Flexibility and Convenience with Release of New In-Cloud ...
Sacramento Bee
"With our expanded choice of platforms, cloud storage gateways are no longer only limited to on-premise deployment and can greatly enhance in-cloud application deployments," said Nicos Vekiarides, chief executive officer at TwinStrata. "Whether you want ...

IT outsourcing firm or cloud provider? The line keeps blurring
ZDNet (blog)
The Gartner Gang reports that cloud computing represents the fastest-growing segment of the IT outsourcing market. While still a relatively small piece of this market, it points to a blurring between solutions. Are cloud ... Underscoring Gartner's projections, ZDNet's Jo Best reports that Infosys has just launched its "CloudEcosystem Hub," designed to enable companies to buy, deploy and manage cloud services across multiple environments. The Hub's brokerage service enables users to compare products from over 30 ...

ZDNet (blog)

Cloud computing services growing at a faster clip: Gartner
Times of India
BANGALORE: Cloud computing services in the fastest growing segment in IT outsourcing which is expected to grow 48.7% to $5 billion in the current year, up from $ 3.4 billion last year, said Gartner in its latest outlook released on Tuesday. "Today, cloud ...

Infosys unveils self-service cloud hub
InfoWorld
Fragmentation of enterprise workloads across technologies and services running on both privateclouds and multiple public cloud services is a key issue for customers, so Infosys is offering customers self-service catalogs of well-integrated business ...

Dell opens Dell Cloud Services to partners, announces Cloud Services Enabler ...
eChannelLine
Dell has announced that its channel partners in the U.S. and Canada are able to offer Dell Cloud Services to their customers under Dell's PartnerDirect Program. Dell also announced that the Cloud Services Enabler certification, the third and final certification ...

Cash in the clouds: Google says CFOs believe in cloud computing
VentureBeat
A similar 94 percent said that the cloud will be important to the success of their companies, and just over half believed that cloud computing “offers better value” than traditional outsourcing. Source: Google. Cloud computing: important to your biz success?

VentureBeat

Dell Expands Cloud Services With PartnerDirect Channel Program
CRN
Dell on Monday released another piece of its cloud partner certification program, called Cloud Services Enabler, which allows solution providers to integrate cloud technologies and operate acloud service. Cloud Services Enabler is the last of a set of three ...

Apple Co-Founder Steve Wozniak Thinks Cloud Computing Will Be 'Horrendous'
Huffington Post
That's why in a recent Q&A session held after Mike Daisey's play, "The Agony and the Ecstasy of Steve Jobs," Wozniak warned the audience of the dangers in cloud computing. "I really worry about everything going to the cloud," he said, per Agence ...

Cloud Services Are Getting a Bad Rap
Bank Technology News
In fact, a very real issue for professionals dealing with information overload in banks is not just thatcloud services would be used in an unauthorized manner, which, of course, could happen, but rather that cloud solutions might not be considered at all.

Infosys launches self-service cloud hub - with a little help from its friends
ZDNet
Follow @forthebest. Infosys has taken the wraps off its cloud self-service catalogue. The product, launched on Tuesday under the banner of the Cloud Ecosystem Hub, will let companies buy, deploy and manage cloud services across multiple environments.

Infosys Cloud Ecosystem Hub Unveiled: First Unified Enterprise Gateway to a ...
Embedded.com
Infosys, a global leader in consulting and technology, today launched the Infosys Cloud Ecosystem Hub. This comprehensive solution enables enterprises to create, adopt and govern Cloud servicesacross the ecosystem. Businesses can now accelerate ...

Dell Drives Cloud Services Expansion Through PartnerDirect Channel Program
Equities.com
Partners have been involved in a pilot program of Dell's Cloud Channel program since April 2012. Dell is now launching the program to the entire PartnerDirect community interested in selling cloud services backed by Dell data centers, experts and ...

Is Woz Right? Will the Cloud Shift be 'Horrendous'?
Wired News
In a post-performance dialogue following “The Agony and the Ecstasy of Steve Jobs”, co-star Steve Wozniak took to blasting the shift away from hard disks towards uploading data into remote servers, known as cloud computing, reports said. “I really worry ...

Wired News

Rackspace rebrands with open cloud mantra
GigaOM
Now that it's brought its OpenStack implementations to market, Rackspace is rebranding itself as “the open cloud company.” The company's name, Rackspace Hosting, remains unchanged, but a new logo and the rebranding acknowledges how the IT market — or at least the perception of the IT market — has changed in the era ofcloud computing. ... Today, companies look for cloud services. Both are back-end IT infrastructure — it's all hosting but described in a different way,” he said. Rackspace, San Antonio, TX., ...

GigaOM

Wired Reporter Hack Spotlights Cloud Security Risks
CIO (blog)
The disconnect exposes flaws in data management policies endemic to the entire technology industry, and points to a looming nightmare as we enter the era of cloud computing and connected devices." Cloud computing means surrendering control of your ...

Cloud Foundry Evangelist Escapes VMware's Gravity
Wired News
The move comes amidst a growing number of questions around the platform, which was built to remake VMware as a cloud computing company capable of competing with the likes of Google, Amazon, and Microsoft. On Monday, McCrory — known for coining ...

GigaOM's Structure:Europe to focus on $50-billion European cloud computing ...
Virtual-Strategy Magazine
Cloud computing technologists and executives from Europe and Silicon Valley will come together at GigaOM's flagship conference to discuss what's next for cloud computing in Europe and how the industry is evolving globally. The worldwide cloud market is ...

NASA Rides the Cloud Beyond Mars
Internet Evolution
Case in point: Given the government's verbal emphasis on cloud's value (despite resistance from key agencies), cloud computing hasn't factored very prominently in the Curiosity mission. Indeed, when I phoned Jet Propulsion Labs (JPL) yesterday, a spokesperson denied that any cloud services at all were used in the making of Curiosity. Maybe that's not ... Cloud storage has officially hit the enterprise, and LBox.net (excuse me, now the "correct" name appears to be just Box) is leading the charge. most recent post: ...

GreenPages Continues Cloud Journey With Big App Development Bet
CRN
Page 1 of 2 GreenPages Technology Solutions CEO Ron Dupler is upping the ante in the solution provider's no-holds barred cloud-computing services offensive with a big application development bet. Speaking at GreenPages' 15th annual summit, billed as ...

GigaOM's Structure:Europe to focus on $50-billion European cloud ...
By gigaallison
Cloud computing technologists and executives from Europe and Silicon Valley will come together at GigaOM's flagship conference to discuss what's next for cloud computing in Europe and how the industry is evolving globally. The worldwide ...
About GigaOM

Carestream Health sponsors industry discussion on cloud ...
By Carestream Health, Inc.
Carestream Health sponsored a round table discussion on cloud computing as part of the recent annual Healthcare Summit in Italy. ... The round table discussion brought together several eminent industry speakers to share experiences and discuss the clinical and financial benefits of using cloud services together with privacy and data protection issues. Italian Privacy Institute champions reform. “The current regulatory system is formal and not very clear, acting as a barrier to the use of ...
HealthTech Wire - The Industry News

Apple account hack raises concern about cloud storage | KWGN ...
By webstaff
Apple account hack raises concern about cloud storage. Posted on: 9:07 am, ... “Password-based security mechanisms — which can be cracked, reset and socially engineered — no longer suffice in the era of cloud computing.” The hackers ...
KWGN.com - Denver, Colorado News...

Cloud Computing and Lawyers: 5 Things You Need to Know (Part 1 ...
By NikiBlack
But how exactly are lawyers using cloud computing? According to the 2011 report, 23.2% of lawyers use online platforms to create and share documents, 22.8% use online services for messaging and communication, 17.2% for invoicing and ...
MyCase Blog

Cloud Computing: Heeding the Hype Cycle | Big Data | DATAVERSITY
By A.R. Guess
by Angela Guess Louis Columbus of Forbes recently reported on the hype cycle for Cloud Computing. He writes, "Enterprises are beginning to change t...
DATAVERSITY

Microsoft Digital Government – Cloud Computing Best Practices
By Neil McEvoy
Connected Government Reference Architecture – The backbone of this program is a technical architecture for integrating legacy on-premise applications and new Cloud applications, where an Enterprise Service Bus can better unite data from ...
Cloud Computing Best Practices

Storms lead many to question cloud security | Simply Security
By Simply Security
The federal government has been pushing for more cloud computing and BYOD (bring your own device) implementation for its workers to allow greater mobility and to cut costs. While the Obama administration has been an advocate of this ...
Simply Security

Gartner Releases Their 2012 Hype Cycle for Cloud Computing ...
By Courtney C
In Gartner's latest release of their 2012 hype cycle for cloud computing, they made a strong point to show that the enterprises' with the most success rate. ... SSD Cloud Computing News and Industry Blog. Blog Home · Cloud Computing 101 ...
Cloud Provider USA

the invasion of cloud services in businesses: what should you do ...
By Jean-Fran├žois Audenard
For businesses, cloud computing applications are more or less the same thing as athlete's foot or other fungi: employees sign up for cloud services on their own accord, without informing the security manager; in fact, the latter is deliberately left ...
connecting technology blog

Carrier Cloud Strategies: Advice from GigaOM Pro | Cloudscaling
By Robert Cathey
As Jo puts it, “with mixed successes: Telstra, SingTel, French operator SFR, British Telecom, KT Corporation, Orange, AT&T, KDDI Corporation and Chunghwa Telecom, among many others, have all taken a shot at creating a cloud-services business.” So, why have carriers experienced ... This entry was posted in Cloud Computing and tagged carrier, csp, gigaom, jo maitland. Bookmark the permalink. Previous ... our customers business needs. Open clouds for cloud storage solutions ...
Cloudscaling

The utterly horrifying reality of today's consumer cloud services ...
By Ewan
I've got 6 Apple computers live at the moment along with 2 iPads and 3 iPhones. I'd be seriously annoyed if they were lost or stolen. But I'd be safe ...
Mobile Industry Review

Cloud Computing Won't Eliminate the Need for IT Professionals ...
By Andrew G. Rosen
“The sky is falling!” For many IT professionals looking to the cloud – as in the off-site technological infrastructure service – that cry of despair grows louder. But just as the proverbial Chicken Little's claim proved false, fears of change within the ...
Jobacle.com Blog

Wozniak: Cloud computing trend is 'horrendous' Alex Jones - Infowars
The risks of cloud computing will be “horrendous”, Steve Wozniak said last night, .... since '93 and ...
www.infowars.com/wozniak-cloud-computing-trend-is-horren...

Cloud services News, Videos, Reviews and Gossip - Lifehacker
Microsoft Outlook Is Actually Awesome, Overcoming #NBCFail, and Sharing Music in a Cloud This week we're learning that Microsoft's new Outloook webmail ...
lifehacker.com/cloud-services/

Introduction to Cloud Storage
Cloud storage systems take advantage of Internet network technologies to provide you and your business an easier way to back up and share files. Cloud storage has some disadvantages and risks, however. ... What Is Cloud Computing?
compnetworking.about.com/.../introduction-to-cloud-storage....

A Customer Testament to Trust and the Cloud - Cloud Computing ...
The Trustworthy Computing blog shares Microsoft perspectives about cloud computing. From security in the cloud to the evolution of IT, we show how Microsoft ...
blogs.technet.com/.../a-customer-testament-to-trust-and-the-clo...

Pogoplug: Secure & Private Cloud Storage Solutions — building43
Pogoplug provides secure and private cloud storage solutions. Pogoplug PC runs on any ...
www.building43.com/.../pogoplug-secure-private-cloud-stora...

Pogoplug: Secure & Private Cloud Storage Solutions - Rackspace
Pogoplug provides secure and private cloud storage solutions. ... Liaison Officer, helping small teams have a huge impact with cloud computing technology.
www.rackspace.com/.../pogoplug-secure-private-cloud-storage...



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