Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Americans Still Unclear About Cloud Computing

Americans Still Unclear About Cloud Computing
In addition, 33 percent see the cloud as a thing of the future, even though 97 percent are already using cloud services through online shopping, banking, social networking, and file sharing. “This survey clearly shows that the cloud phenomenon is ...

Amazon Cloud Data Center Opens In Australia
But it's added another, its ninth region worldwide, in Sydney, Australia, where AWS has 10,000 customers. Amazon will offer its full gamut of cloud services from that location, including Elastic Compute Cloud, Simple Storage Service and Elastic Block ...

SugarSync 2.0 Cloud Storage Service Beta Released
The adoption of personal cloud services for file access, sync and sharing has accelerated in the past two years, according to a July 2012 study conducted by Forrester Consulting on behalf of SugarSync. In 2010, 9 percent of U.S. online adults were ...


FileLocker offers 25GB free end-to-end encrypted cloud storage
PCWorld (blog)
If recent cloud storage breaches have you wondering if the web can be trusted with your files a new service launched Tuesday called FileLocker, that provides encrypted cloud storage, may give you new faith. FileLocker, a folder sync and collaboration ...

Microsoft Cloud Partner M&A: Champion Acquires MessageOps
Talkin' Cloud
Champion Solutions Group, a Boca Raton, Fl.-based virtualization and cloud computing services provider, is building out its Microsoft cloud services through the acquisition of Charlotte, NC-based MessageOps. MessageOps has focused its core business on ... Kicks Off Cloud Services at Dallas Data Center
Sacramento Bee
DALLAS, Nov. 13, 2012 -- /PRNewswire/ --, a leading provider of enterprise-class, managed cloud hosting services and disaster recovery solutions, announced today it is hosting an open house and tour of its Dallas data center, now fully ...

Thomas Duryea's journey to the cloud: Part one
The next BriefingsDirect IT leadership discussion focuses on how leading Australian IT services provider Thomas Duryea Consulting made a successful journey to cloud computing as a business. We'll learn why a cloud-of-clouds ... To learn more about ...

Cloud Computing: Open Source Options See Low Number of Adopters amid ...
Formtek Blog (blog)
There's been a lot of buzz about platforms like OpenStack that create an Open Source platform for building a cloud. While interest in cloud computing in general is hyped incredibly high, surprisingly, a report from Zenoss finds that there hasn't been ...

Cloud computing, mobility impact data storage, security
Gemini (blog)
Barcelona ( A Digital Information Index highlighting the significant impact that cloud computing and mobility have on businesses around the world has been released by Symantec, an American computer security software corporation. The 2012 ...

SolidFire moves into GA, promises its SSDs will greatly speed up cloud services
...  SolidFire, a promising solid-state storage maker for cloud services, has finally launched into general availability and announced its first customers after a year of relatively low ...


Cloud Storage Service SugarSync Gets a Face-Lift, Adds Search ...
By Lauren Goode
Personal cloud storage service SugarSync, which competes directly with Dropbox, is rolling out a desktop redesign and adding search functionality to its service. The new SugarSync desktop app resembles a chat box, and lets users share ...

Electronic Testing Services (ETS) Uses Cisco Cloud Computing
By Gary Serda
Cloud-based computing is being viewed by schools, colleges and universities as an increasingly attractive option for delivering education services more securely, reliably, and economically. Ciscocloud customer, Electronic Testing Services ...
Cisco Blog

Secure Cloud Computing | Huddle's Blog
By Rishi Chowdhury
Sure, there were some benefits to using cloud services but security was a far higher priority and if any breach occurred the cloud's benefits would be nullified pretty quickly. Secure cloud computingwas a concept that many people simply ...
Huddle's Blog

Citrix Is Preparing Cloud, A Relaunch Of The Service It ...
By Ingrid Lunden
Cloud services are where the action is for enterprise IT companies right now, and Citrix, which bought the open source, cloud-computing platform for..

Tech publisher Ziff Davis snapped up by cloud services provider j2 ...
By Nick Akerman
Business cloud services provider j2 Global has completed a deal to purchase long-running tech publisher Ziff Davis. j2 paid $167 million for the company and expects the investment to have an instant impact on its financial report, contributing ...

Winners in the cloud revolution | ZDNet: "Many of the software technologies generating much of the cloud interest are open source - Puppet, Chef, Hadoop, Linux - and so to win in this area companies need to help steward the development of the technology while concentrating on enterprise-grade support - a potent source of revenue in open software. For this reason companies like Linux stewards Canonical and Red Hat stand to benefit as well, along with companies backing strong open source projects and making them into commercial products, like cloud infrastructure software maker Joyent via the node.js language, or Rackspace via OpenStack. In the same way that Hadoop can be run locally or from a cloud service, such as Amazon Web Service's Elastic MapReduce technology, all companies that deal in scalable software have the potential to sell to the whole spread of the IT market, ranging from individual developers up to companies with on-premise commodified hardware and, perhaps, to the cloud providers themselves. "

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