Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Amazon cloud sales chief sued for going Google

Amazon cloud sales chief sued for going Google
According to Powers' LinkedIn profile and the lawsuit, he worked at IBM for two decades before taking over its cloud computing sales division for North America. After just five months at that position, he left IBM. After a six-month hiatus, he joined ...

Amazon suit shows Google as public cloud threat — Cloud - GigaOM
By Barb Darrow
At just a few months old, Google Compute Engine is seen as a threat to public cloud leader Amazon Web Services. At least that appears to be what Amazon thinks given its lawsuit against a former exec who is joining Google.

VMware Revenues Show Cloud Worries
VMware's goal both here and abroad, however, is to participate in two of the fastest growing software markets in the world, data center virtualization and cloud computing. VMware doesn't separate revenues by product lines, so it's not possible to say ...

GreenQloud, Xeround Partner to Boost Cloud Storage Sustainability
Cloud computing and data storage specialist GreenQloud and database software developer Xeround announced a partnership to run their zero-management clouddatabase solution for MySQL applications on GreenQloud's 100 percent renewable energy-powered ...


Hurricane Sandy path kills events by Google, Facebook, WSJ (update)
Computerworld (blog)
Also, how much do our cloud-computing needs rely on that part of the county? In IT Blogwatch, bloggers hunker down and hope for the best for ... And we all rely on the cloud services they provide. ... The servers, housed largely in...high-intensity ...

Larry Ellison Gives Four Reasons to Love the Oracle Cloud
Oracle CEO Larry Ellison believes cloud computing is rapidly gaining favor among businesses for a variety of reasons, but at or near the top of any such list of reasons are flexibility in consumption, the simplification of IT infrastructures and ...

A Dividend Payer Set To Take Control Of Cloud Computing Services
Seeking Alpha
Disclosure: I have no positions in any stocks mentioned, but may initiate a long position in KEYN over the next 72 hours. I wrote this article myself, and it expresses my own opinions. I am not receiving compensation for it (other than from Seeking Alpha).

NAMA Boosts Operations With Cloud Computing
Nigerian Airspace Management Agency (NAMA) has said that its recent deployment of Windows Server 2012, has improved the agencies services as well as led to the reduction of its Information Technology costs. The Chief Information Officer, (CIO) of NAMA, ...

Can MSPs Predict Cloud Outages? (Increasingly Yes; Here's How)
MSPmentor (blog)
Amazon Web Services and Google App Engine both suffered cloud services outages in recent days. MSPs, meanwhile, are striving to offer cloud monitoring services. But can managed services providers actually predict a third-party cloud outage — and put ...

“Fake” cloud services cause business concerns
The cloud hosting provider said this view was supported by the fact that 67 percent of respondents had been offered 'cloud' services that are fixed term, 40 percent had been offered services that weren't elastic or scalable and 32 percent had found ...


OneAccess Networks Introduces OneOptimization to Improve Cloud Service ...
Sacramento Bee
OneOptimization is another proof point of OneAccess' commitment to lead the evolution of the multi-service router (MSR) from a Layer 3 centric network element to a cloud-based application delivery solution. According to OneAccess, the key to this ...

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