Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Cloud Computing Goes Mainstream

Cloud Computing Goes Mainstream
More than eight in 10 companies currently deploy cloud computing solutions or services, and more than 50 percent plan to increase their cloud investment by 10 percent or more in 2012, according to the latest "Annual Trends in Cloud ...
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Don't Trust Cloud Security
InformationWeek
... than a data center. But that's the wrong question to ask. Instead, customers and potential customers of public cloud services--whether infrastructure-as-a-service, platform-as-a-service, software-as-a-service, or some other as-a-service--need to ...

Cloud Storage: Benefits of Better Provisioning and Better Data Protection
Formtek Blog (blog)
Of those companies surveyed, 73 percent had already begun using some type of cloud computing, and more than a quarter of those companies have been using the cloud for more than three years. The report also found that users of cloud storage had more ...

AdVoice: Amazon Cloud's 'Elastic Beanstalk' PaaS adds Python
Forbes
The oddly named Elastic Beanstalk makes it easier to roll out and operate cloud computingservices running on Amazon's AWS/EC2 infrastructure. By Richi Jennings, this is OTOH: curated, fluff-free news and commentary, for people too busy to sift the ...

Fox Networks Group Shifts to Nirvanix Enterprise Cloud Storage for Content ...
Sacramento Bee
20, 2012 -- /PRNewswire/ -- Nirvanix, the leading provider of enterprise-class cloud storage services, today announced that Fox Networks Group has selected the Nirvanix Cloud Storage Network™ for digital content collaboration to accelerate secure ...

Cloud Security Platform Lockbox Eyes $10 Million Raising
Wall Street Journal (blog)
The group's chief executive Peter Long spoke to Deal Journal Australia about the group which has developed privacy solutions for cloud storage services. Founded in 2008 in Melbourne, Lockbox filed patents in February this year after developers built a ...

Wall Street Journal (blog)

Microsoft Offers Guidance On Transitioning To Cloud Computing
CRN
Solution providers are wrestling with the best way to add cloud computing to their areas of expertise, and Microsoft offered attendees at UBM Channel's XChange 2012 conference in Dallas some advice on how to make the transition. Microsoft, which is in ...

IndependenceIT Launches Cloud Partner Program, Enhanced Services
CRN
Cloud services provider independenceIT on Monday launched a partner program to let MSPs, VARs and ISVs resell its updated product portfolio to business clients. The program allows partners to use its VCD dashboard to manage ... The VCD dashboard, which ...

States starting to tax the cloud
ITworld.com
August 20, 2012, 10:23 AM — Cloud computing, particularly public software as a service (SaaS), may have an unlooked-for advantage over "shrink-wrapped" software--freedom from the tax man. But that advantage may not last forever. Many states in the US ...

Massachusetts: Cloud is taxed when there's a software license
Network World
... of Revenue ruled. BACKGROUND: Cloud services face taxing dilemma ... Traditionally tax laws just don't work for this new era of cloud computing, she says, because there is not a tangible transaction of a disc or piece of hardware. Massachusetts ...

For government, 'key driver of SOA and cloud is reuse': Justice Department CTO
ZDNet
That's one of the key drivers of cloud for us -- we can do it fast, we can demonstrate to customers very fast, through rapid and agile deployments. And also realize the benefits of the scalability of the cloud services that we have. It really leads to ...

ZDNet

6 Ways the Cloud Enhances Agile Software Development
CIO
Cloud computing and virtualization make it easy for agile development teams to seamlessly combine multiple development, test and production environments with other cloud services. Here are six important ways cloud computing and virtualization enhance ...

Avnet's New Cloud Training Platform - Analyst Blog
NASDAQ
According to management, Avnet will facilitate its channel partners to deploy the cloud-related opportunity, which is an effective service offering designed especially to take on cloud computing. Furthermore, Avnet's latest training platform will also ...

Cloud Computing: Is the Hype Hiding the Benefits?
Midsize Insider
Public cloud storage is one area where disillusionment has set in, says the report. ... The issues of the need for security, cost control, and integration and the need to make cloud services work with existing infrastructure will remain a barrier to ...

XChange 2012: Transformational VARs Thrive In The Cloud
CRN
Channel partners fall into three types -- vintage, progressive or transformational -- that reflect how they are responding to the onset of cloud computing and how they will fare in the future, Robert Faletra, the CEO of UBM Channel, said Monday at UBM ...

Cloud computing: no longer an experimental technology
The Express Tribune
Increasingly, leading companies are turning to cloud computing to shift the competitive stakes in their favour. They are crafting new ways of weaving cloud computing throughout their organisations to transform internal operations, re-imagine product ...

The Express Tribune

Riverbed to Demonstrate Performance Acceleration for Cloud and Virtual ...
Broadcast Newsroom
VMworld, the IT industry's largest virtualization and cloud computing event, will provide attendees with the tools and training needed to master the new cloud landscape. At the conference, Riverbed® (booth #723) will demonstrate with VMware integrated ...

Myths of the cloud
SecurityInfoWatch
The cloud computing market is exploding. According to technology research firm Gartner, the market was worth over $100 billion in 2012 and is expected to double within the next four years. With a growing range of "Security-as-a-Service" offerings from ...

Nimbus Data feeds flash storage frenzy
GigaOM
GigaOM · Home · Apple · Cleantech · Cloud · Data · Europe · Mobile · Video. Aug 20, 2012 - 12:01AM PT. Nimbus Data feeds flash storage frenzy. By Barb Darrow · No Comments · Tweet · Email This. The Gemini flash array is the first of what will probably...

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FICO Partners with Savvis to Deliver Cloud-based Collections and Recovery ...
Sacramento Bee
Already a leading collections and recovery solution, FICO Debt Manager is now optimized for Savvis data center services and Savvis Symphony Dedicated Cloud, an enterprise-class cloud computingsolution. This means that lenders are now able to ... "By ...

Startup SimpliVity pitches super-appliance
GigaOM
And, for the many companies wanting to use public cloud infrastructure, they can put their OmniStack VM images up on Amazon's EC2 as well. Mark Bowker, senior analyst for Enterprise Strategy Group, is intrigued. “There is an advantage in not having the ...

GigaOM

VMware Kills vRAM Licensing, Will Focus On vSphere Cloud Bundles
CRN
VMware is discontinuing an unpopular server virtualization-licensing program and will focus on marketing vSphere and its other cloud computing products as a unified stack, CRN has learned. In its upcoming release of vSphere 5.1, VMware is getting rid ...

Mirantis Expands Training for OpenStack Cloud
Equities.com
Bernard Golden, vice president, enStratus, and co-author of "Creating the Infrastructure for Cloud Computing" and "Cloud Computing: Managing the Risk". "For me, the most useful part of attending this Boot Camp was seeing and interacting with the software.

Scaling Up To Handle Big Data Analytics – The Cloud Could Be The Key
Business 2 Community
Big Data and Cloud Services Amazon recently conducted a Big Data event in Boston where its web services division (AWS) shared with the community how customers are leveraging its cloud platform to process large data and calculation sets. Traditionally ...

Business 2 Community

Why Consumer Style Sells in the Corporate World: 10 Questions with Box CEO ...
Wired News (blog)
Cloud-storage company Box, led by 27-year-old CEO Aaron Levie, has proven that you can make enterprise software people actually want to use. Wired Business sat down with Levie to discuss what he's learned in the seven years since founding Box about ...

Quest Provides Control Over Cloud-Based Unstructured Data
TalkinCloud (blog)
Cloud services providers, particularly those that host unstructured data for customers, could apply data governance software as a value-added service and provide detailed reports on unstructured data with Quest One, Sander said. The launch of this new ...

CA Technologies and Logicalis Extend Strategic Relationship to Deliver Cloud ...
Moneylife
As enterprises come to rely on a wide variety of cloud services provided by many different vendors and running on different environments, management of those resources can become a challenge.Cloud automation helps IT professionals address this ...

Major Release from Open Source and Cloud Digital Asset Management Provider ...
Virtual-Strategy Magazine
Furthermore, the support for cloud storage has been widened to additionally support Amazon S3, Nirvanix and Eucalyptus (with Akamai support coming soon). Moreover, a brand new version of the popular API is now available, which many organizations use ...

Limited space on your PC? Use 'cloud storage' to your advantage
Economic Times
The app has a custom server address that makes setting it up super-easy. Another app, Polkast converts your computer into your personal cloud for free. The Polkast server software (www.polkast.com) lets you choose which folders to share. Plus, there is ...

Cloud Computing, Web Hosting, and Big Data Will Mostly Control ...
By Donald Weaver
Gartner Inc announced this week end on Saturday August 28, 2012 that the major part of the technology hype cycle is controlled by cloud computing, web hosting, big data, and 3D printing systems on the domain of technology businesses on ...
GreatResponder.com

Trends in Cloud Storage | A Systems Approach
By Larry Peterson
CDN-as-a-Platform for Cloud Services. Trends in Cloud Storage. Posted on August 20, 2012 by Larry Peterson. Here's a modest insight. When designing a cloud storage system, there is value in decoupling the system's archival capacity (its ability to persistently store large volumes of data) from the system's delivery capacity (its ability to deliver popular objects to a scalable number of users). The archival half need not support ... This entry was posted in Cloud Computing. Bookmark the ...
A Systems Approach

Cloud computing, benefits, risks and your privacy | Delta Chamber of ...
By Peter Roaf
Cloud computing is the delivery of computing services over the Internet. Cloud services can range from web-based email and social networking to full-scale software suites and data-storage services. Businesses using cloud services can ...
Delta Chamber of Commerce

3 Pre-Cloud Computing Implementation Steps - SSD Cloud ...
By Courtney C
Okay, so you're company has approved the status for a cloud computing implementation. Great! However, now comes the dirty work, this is the point where you take the research and preparation you did and put it to action. A little nervous?
Cloud Provider USA

Forrester: security in cloud services in the spotlight - connecting ...
By Jean-Fran├žois Audenard
... international enterprises. We cover today's most pressing technology challenges, including network optimization, security, and cloud computing, as well as newer technologies such as virtualization, IPv6 and M2M. ... spotlight_hubis3d_Fotolia. jpg In a Forrester study entitled “Status, Challenges, And Near-Term Tactics For Cloud Services In Enterprise Outsourcing Deals” (Paul Roehrig, November 18, 2009), issues relating to the security of cloud services are discussed extensively.
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Webcast: Securing Identities in the Cloud « Ralf Schnell's Cloud - Blog
By Ralf Schnell
Ralf Schnell's Cloud Computing Blog. Virtualization ... To manage this risk, companies must determine the level of transparency and control they require for their cloud services and find a service provider that meets these requirements. Join CA ...
Ralf Schnell's Cloud Computing Blog

Invitation: August 22nd/23rd IBM SmartCloud Enterprise Developers ...
By Dominique Vernier
Ignacio is a researcher and SCE development team lead for the cloud services framework (CSF). ...This entry was posted in Miscellaneous and tagged cloud, cloud-computing, cloud-event, ibm, ibmcloud, smartcloud, smartcloud-enterprise.
Thoughts on Cloud Blog

OStatic's Latest Collection of Open Source Cloud Computing ...
In 2012, the open source community is making larger than ever contributions to the shift toward cloud computing, and the pace has quickened significantly recently. Just last week, for example, we covered the delivery of Rackspace's private ...
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Is Your Head in the Cloud on Compliance? | SecurityWeek.Com
By Danelle Au
You've essentially handed over controls to a third-party, so how do you implement the right levels of security in a cloud environment, trust the provider to take care of the rest, and still meet compliance initiatives? ... Multi-tenancy - Cloud computing environments support large numbers of customers and platforms to achieve cost benefits and economies of scale from cloud services. Multi-tenancy from multiple customers sharing the use of a common infrastructure or platform can lead to ...
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What the IT Professionals are using in the Cloud - Infographic ...
By Jon Smith
Adoption of cloud services. ... Infographic: Trending Attitudes in Cloud Computing. Trending Attitudes in Cloud Computing – An infographic by the team at Insight Cloud Computing Solutions ...
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Massachusetts Issues Foggy Cloud Tax Ruling | Channelnomics
By Larry Walsh
The state issued a ruling that many cloud computing services sold to customers within its boundaries are not subject to the same 6.25 percent sales taxes as are shrink-wrapped software licenses. The issue, handed down by the ... The ruling, part of an ongoing effort by Massachusetts to determine its taxing authority on cloud services under current law, essentially means services such as Salesforce.com, Google Apps and MicrosoftCorp.'s Office 365 are not subject to sales tax. Hybrid ...
Channelnomics

Linux Today - Cloud Computing: Moving To Open Source
Open source makes it possible for software applications to be accessible to everyone. It also offers more collaboration and affordability. Because cloud ...
www.linuxtoday.com/.../cloud-computing-moving-to-open-so...

The Captain of Cloud Computing - AKAM, EQIX, INAP, IBM, RAX ...
Rackspace Hosting offers a vast array of cloud computing services, including Public Cloud hosting and Dedicated Cloud hosting. Serving all sizes of businesses ...
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Joe Weinman on Cloud Computing Standards - YouTube
Joe Weinman leads Telx's fast-growing cloud service business development and strategy. In ...
www.youtube.com/watch?v=3vi7K3js46I



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