Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Europe's cloud computing strategy calls for more standardization

Europe's cloud computing strategy calls for more standardization
ITworld.com
The plans, put forward by the European Commission, will also try to establish guidelines for service level agreements in order to build public trust in cloud services. The Commission admits that setting standards will not be easy. "Currently ...

Logicalis Selects Nirvanix for Enterprise Cloud Storage Services
Sacramento Bee
"Nirvanix's industry-leading, enterprise-grade object storage-based cloud services enable Logicalis to address the exploding market for backup and archiving unstructured files and infrequently accessed content," said Scott Genereux, President and CEO ...

Cloud computing companies seek FedRAMP reviews
Federal Times
FedRAMP sets security standards for federal cloud services. Companies have submitted computing models for private clouds, where services are provided exclusively to an agency or department; publicclouds, where services are available to both ...

Cloud storage: The final nail in tape's coffin
InfoWorld (blog)
The conventional wisdom is that tape is therefore here to stay, though unloved and hidden in warehouses far, far away. That conventional wisdom may be wrong. Amazon.com may have what will become the final nail in tape's coffin: Its new cloud-based ...

Private Cloud Deployment: Six Factors to Consider
Datamation
There was a time when we questioned the viability, if not the necessity of investing in cloud computing. Yet over the last couple years, that question has been answered with a definitive yes. Today, the subsequent debate has turned to benefits of the ...

Looking for a great job in IT? The cloud is hiring
InfoWorld
When Ken Stephens, a senior vice president of Xerox Cloud Services, tried to hire a product manager from IBM recently, he had quite a shock. "I offered him a 40 percent raise," Stevens said in an interview. "But then IBM came back and gave him 20 ...

The Morning Download: Cloud Computing Dogged by Energy and Accounting ...
Wall Street Journal (blog)
Good morning. Self-serving though it may have been, Google CIO Ben Fried's remark this spring thatcloud computing has reached a tipping point couldn't be more accurate. Survey after survey show that corporate IT departments are turning increasingly to ...

VMTurbo Operations Manager 3.2 expands cloud control
InfoWorld
Cloud computing has been on almost every IT organizations' buzz word bingo sheet for many years, but still only a fraction of organizations out there today have successfully completed their "journey to the cloud." Even VMware -- a company synonymous ...

NGOs are Adopting Cloud Computing but Knowledge is Barrier
CloudTimes
TechSoup in partnership with TechSoup Global Network conducted its 2012 Global Cloud Computing Survey among 10,500 nonprofits, charities, and non-governmental organizations (NGOs) from 88 countries on the use of technology hosted in the cloud at ...

Spare cloud capacity creates opportunities for CIOs
ComputerworldUK
Cloud computing is becoming a mainstream technology. However, cloud ... As larger enterprises sign up for cloud services, their CIO's expect detailed SLAs, security, disaster recovery capabilities and management tools as part of the offering. This ...

Cloud uncertainty is the enemy of investment
Financial Times
The EU's cloud computing strategy, due to be published this week, will attempt to provide European businesses with much-needed clarity over the rules that govern the use of data in thecloud. If businesses store their information with a European cloud ...

DH2i Rolls Out Enhanced Application Virtualization, Load Balancing
InformationWeek
DH2i Rolls Out Enhanced Application Virtualization, Load Balancing. Application load balancer DxSRM lets admins set up apps to move across physical, virtual, and cloud computingenvironments to meet changing workloads and conditions. By Deni Connor ...

Open hybrid cloud: when open really means open
GigaOM
Innovation in cloud computing is dominated by open-source software today, which is great news for companies looking to build clouds from open-source components, as there's a wealth of projects to choose from. However integration is a challenge and ...

GigaOM

Say hello to our 5 Structure:Europe LaunchPad finalists!
GigaOM
Europe may be slower to adopt cloud computing, but businesses there clearly see the economic advantage to a more elastic and on-demand infrastructure. Sure, many of Europe's cloud deployments may be private, but European companies are eager to ...

GigaOM

Cities expected to spend $4.8B on big data and cloud by 2017
GCN.com
Communication, data sharing and application development -- particularly cloud computing and data analytics -- will play a key role in the transformation of city government over the next five years, according to a new report from Pike Research ...

Salesforce.com: Pushing social business into the mainstream
ZDNet
Salesforce.com hosted Dreamforce, the company's annual cloud computing love fest, in San Francisco last week. With 90,000 registered attendees, the conference brought a sea of people to the Bay Area; throngs of people everywhere in hotels, on the ...

ZDNet

CIOs Count the Reasons to Resist the Cloud
Wall Street Journal (blog)
Some research shows CIOs can get a better return on investment using cloud services. But many CIOs are concerned about the way that cloud services – recorded as expenses on the income statement – impacts corporate cash flow. Much of the decision ...

VMware Welcomed Into OpenStack Foundation
CRN
The OpenStack Foundation has officially launched and is moving ahead with its mandate to foster open, interoperable cloud computing. In a board of directors meeting last week, the OpenStack Foundation opened for business and, among its first acts, ...

Cloud Computing Provider Doubles the Capacity of its Cisco-Based Hosting ...
IT News Online
LAS VEGAS, Sept. 24, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- At Zumapalooza, Zumasys' 6th annual Customer Solutions Summit being held today at the Red Rock Resort, the company announced its opening of a new 5,000 sq. ft. office in Las Vegas, NV. The unique property ...

Apprenda Wants You to Build Your Apps for the Cloud ... for Free
CIO
The PaaS market is the smallest of the three major cloud computing platforms compared to software as a service (SaaS) and infrastructure as a service (IaaS), but Gartner PaaS analyst Richard Watson says it's basically broken down into two camps. The ...

Dylan Smith Reveals The Strategic Shift That Made Box A Cloud Storage Hit
Fast Company
The speed of today's well-funded startups is brutal. But it does allow for change in direction. This series explores those destiny-altering decisions made by companies that have gone on to great success. Read more about their course corrections--and ...

Education Sector Moving to Cloud for Cost, Convenience
CB&H (blog)
Institutions both K-12 and higher education are finding cost savings and convenience through cloud computing applications. As of May last year, about a third of higher education institutions and a quarter of K-12 schools were using cloud-based software ...

Big Data's Dark Side: A Massive, Polluting Drain on the Nation's Power Supply
Slate Magazine (blog)
That may be obvious to those in the tech industry, but for much of the general public—a majority of which apparently thinks cloud computing has something to do with the weather—it's a point worth hammering home. That said, a number of points raised ...

Slate Magazine (blog)

It's reasonable to ask whether our regulators have the balance right
The Australian
We have been talking about cloud computing for some time and the truth is that we can no longer continue to talk about it in the future tense _ it is here now and is already an essential enabler of many businesses. Although private clouds ... Public ...

Delivering an Integrated Infrastructure for the Cloud
CIO
In an IDC White Paper sponsored by HP, IDC covers how cloud computing is one of the prevailing IT trends today and how HP is helping organizations address this trend. By providing greater levels of provisioning and automation, cloud computing can help ...

Piracy Drives Microsoft To The Cloud
Seeking Alpha
It is also building a new cloud computing base in Shanghai to keep pace with the data center that Apple just announced it is building. According to the latest available data, Microsoft/Nokia have around 4% of the smartphone market in China, behind ...

Cloud Computing is not a 'Thing' … It's a way of Doing Things ...
By Duke Skarda
I like to think that we are beyond 'defining' cloud, but what I find in reality is that we still argue over basics. I have conversations in which people still delineate things like “hosting” from “cloud computing” based degrees of single-tenancy.
SoftLayer Blog

Systems Integration in the Cloud Era РAPI vs. Integration - Kai Wähner
By admin
Today, I was at the SOA CLOUD Service Technology Symposium 2012 in London (http://www.servicetechsymposium.com). Believing the organisors, it is „The World's Largest Conference Dedicated to SOA, Cloud Computing & Service ...
Blog about Java EE / SOA / Cloud...

Agile Testing: 3 things to know when starting out with cloud computing
By Grig Gheorghiu
In the same vein as my previous post, I want to mention some of the basic but important things that someone starting out with cloud computing needs to know. Many times people see 'the cloud' as something magical, as the silver bullet that will ...
Agile Testing

Cloud Computing Can Use Energy Efficiently - The New York Times ...
By The New York Times
Google's servers refresh 20 billion pages a day, process over 100 billion search queries a month, provide email for 425 million Gmail users and process 72 hours of video uploaded per minute to YouTube. And yet we're able to do all that work ...
Featured Articles on Green Data...

Cloud storage investing volume | Startable - Healy Jones' & Prasad ...
By Healy Jones
B Insights has a short article on cloud storage funding remaining robust in the face of a pretty competitive landscape. I'm not sure if the following chart includes ... in is getting a lot of noise right now. Posted in Cloud computing | No Comments » ...
Startable - Healy Jones' & Prasad...

Xamarin Partners with Microsoft to Provide Windows Cloud Services ...
Xamarin Partners with Microsoft to Provide Windows Cloud Services to Android and iOS Apps.
CodeGuru - Microsoft developers...

Putting to Bed the Common Myths Around the Cloud | Ping! Zine
By Ping! Zine Editor
Whilst the promise of cloud computing to reduce costs, manage expansion and make the creation of new services easier is very real, we're still in the early days of adoption. Organisations are still largely digesting what they've heard, sifting ...
Ping! Zine

Cloud Expo Silicon Valley: Amplifying the Power of Cloud Computing
The recent Cloud Expo at the Javits Center in New York City, NY, was the largest Cloud Computingconference ever produced with more sponsors, exhibitors and delegates than all other Cloud events of the year combined! Cloud Expo Silicon ...
Java Industry News

BYOD Reports Dramatic Growth - Web2, Cloud Computing, Social ...
By Kevin Tea
Tweet The proliferation of employee-owned devices – specifically iPads and other tablet computers – in the enterprise, the challenges that IT departments face trying to identify and manage such a wide variety of endpoints, and the desire for ...
Web2, Cloud Computing, Social...

Kleii seeks funding to strengthen position as Asian cloud storage - e27
By Joash Wee
Just last month, we noticed an Asian startup looking to make a name for itself in the cross-platformcloud storage space. With heavy hitters like Dropbox and Box.net from the West, Kleii looks to be the Asian counterpart. Three months since the ...
e27

Is Cloud Ready for You? Get to know more at INTEROP, NY
By Sajesh
Well, cloud computing is already a near-ubiquity in IT marketing and the year have been really cloudy too. People who resist the notion of running businesses in the cloud are now dwindling and started evaluating the cloud again. We have ...
The Vembu Blog | Online Backup...

Managing access in an IBM SmartCloud Provisioning cloud ...
By Rossella De Gaetano
Did you ever try to apply this model to cloud computing? I know it might sound strange at a first glance, but there are some similarities. Let's start at the last example of kids sharing the same toys: isn't the idea of sharing toys similar to sharing ...
Thoughts on Cloud Blog

OakLeaf Systems: Windows Azure and Cloud Computing Posts for 9 ...
By Roger Jennings (--rj)
Updated 9/23/2012 3:00 PM PDT with new articles marked ‡. •• Updated 9/22/2012 12:00 PM PDT with new articles marked ••. • Updated 9/21/2012 4:30 PM PDT with new articles marked •. Tip: Copy bullet(s) or dagger, press Ctrl+f, paste ...
OakLeaf Systems

Microsoft's Energy-Wasting Strong-Arm Tactics Show That Redmond ...
By Brian Proffitt
Cloud computing promises to create a more efficient, more productive global economy - but it uses gargantuan amounts of electricity: between 1.7 and 2.2 percent of U.S. power use, according to a 2010 report. That puts cloud providers in a ...
ReadWriteWeb

Insider Threats Related to Cloud Computing--Installment 8
Insider Threats Related to Cloud Computing--Installment 8: Three More Proposed Directions for Future Research in Detail. By Insider Threat Team on ...
www.cert.org/.../insider_threats_related_to_cloud_computing-...

DuraSpace and SanDiego Supercomputer Center (SDSC) Partner to
DuraCloud Gives Institutions the Option to Use Academic Cloud Storage ... “ SDSC is pleased to deploy its OpenStack-based cloud storage service to support ...
duraspace.org/duraspace-and-sandiego-supercomputer-center-...

ZeroDesktop Extends Cloud Services Brokerage Solution to iOS and Android ...
Sacramento Bee
24, 2012 -- /PRNewswire/ -- ZeroDesktop, Inc., a leading developer of next-generation personal CloudOperating System and Cloud Service Brokerage solutions, today announced the expansion of its portfolio of Cloud Services Brokerage APIs with the ...



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