Saturday, October 20, 2012

Cloud storage specification gets ISO approval

Cloud storage specification gets ISO approval
"There is strong demand for cloud computing standards and to see one of our most active consortia partners contribute this specification in such a timely fashion is very gratifying," Karen Higginbottom, chairwoman of the ISO committee, said in a statement.

SAP launches cloud services on HANA in-memory DB
Computerworld (blog)
One component of the strategy, NetWeaver Cloud, is generally available. ... Unlimited-use developer licenses...are available now at no charge. [It] provides native integration to SAP and other on-premises applications, identity management and single ...

Microsoft Expands Cloud Storage with StorSimple Acquisition
TalkinCloud (blog)
The two companies have been doing integration work together for the last couple of years, and this acquisition no will doubt mean even greater integration between StorSimple's cloud storagesolutions and the growing suite of Microsoft cloud services ...

Customers wait and see as cloud wars rage
We often hear about companies that dove feet first into cloud computing. What we don't hear, though, is that these businesses are typically larger, more aggressive firms that put a value on trying new things to get strategic advantage -- and their ...

Cloud Services Continue to Shake Up IT Outsourcing Industry
PC Advisor
Half of the service providers surveyed by ISG said that a quarter of the engagements in their pipeline included cloud computing services and all of them expected cloud services to grow faster than traditional IT outsourcing particularly in the Americas ...

Ubuntu 12.10 brings the cloud Juju
That's all well and good, but frankly the bit that caught my eye in the press material coming out was on the server side, where cloud computing is the big news and Unity is background noise. The integration of OpenStack technology isn't new, according ...

Oracle OpenWorld 2012 Focuses on Cloud Computing
ARC Advisory Group
In 2011, Oracle Cloud offered two tiers of cloud services: Software as a Service (SaaS) and Platform as a Service (PaaS). In June 2012, this evolved to social services (SaaS), application services (SaaS), platform services (PaaS), and common ...

Clueless About Cloud Computing
Business 2 Community
A recent survey from BSA, The Software Alliance found only a quarter of respondents used cloud services, compared to 34 per cent globally. Nearly 4000 people were surveyed and the majority had either never heard of cloud computing or had heard the term ...

Business 2 Community

Cloud Graphics: Could Your Next Smartphone or PC Use a Virtual GPU?
Nvidia's throwing its silicon hat in the cloud computing ring with something it's calling a VGX or “virtualized graphics” card, available in high-end K2 or lower-end K1 models. The idea, Nvidia contends, is to offload virtual desktop (VDI) graphics ...


Did OpenStack Let VMware Into The Henhouse?
OpenStack provides the building blocks of cloud computing: compute, network, and storage management, with virtual machine provisioning built in. It has a monitoring/reporting system through its Horizon dashboard, plus image management in Glance.

Cloud computing 2012 - Looking back and moving forward - e27
By Joash Wee
Cloud computing has been a major topic for tech startups over the past few years. What has been done and what more opportunities are there in the cloud?

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