Friday, November 2, 2012

Megaupload and the US Gov Attack on Cloud Computing

Megaupload and the Government's Attack on Cloud Computing ...
By Cindy Cohn and Julie Samuels
Yesterday, EFF, on behalf of its client Kyle Goodwin, filed a brief proposing a process for the Court in the Megaupload case to hold the government accountable for the actions it took (and failed to take) when it shut down Megaupload's service ...
Deeplinks

Kim Dotcom's new Mega to replace Megaupload
Telegraph.co.uk
"The new Mega avoids any dealings with US hosters, US domains and US backbone providers and has changed the way it operates to avoid another takedown." Mr Dotcom announced the new site via twitter today. He wrote: "This must be the biggest launch ...http://kim.com/mega/

Telegraph.co.uk

AT&T offers free cloud storage for iOS and Android
CNET
Customers who don't have devices that meet those requirements can still store photos and video in the Locker, but they must connect via a computer to sideload the video or pictures to the cloud storage. From the AT&T Locker, users can share their ...

EMC: Transforming VARs Into Cloud Services Providers
The VAR Guy
EMC (NYSE: EMC) is enhancing and expanding its Velocity Service Provider Program. The changes, effectively Jan. 1, 2013, could help (A) VARs to transform into cloud services providers and/or (B) VARs to find partners that offer EMC-certified cloud ...

EarthLink Earns 2012 Cloud Computing Excellence Award from Cloud ...
Sacramento Bee
"Recognizing leaders in the advancement of cloud computing, TMC is proud to announce EarthLink as a recipient of the second annual Cloud Computing Excellence Award," said Rich Tehrani, CEO of TMC. "EarthLink's Cloud Hosting solution has ...

Pogoplug offers unlimited cloud storage for $5 a month
Los Angeles Times
In what may be an industry first, a cloud services firm is offering unlimited storage for less than $5 a month. Cloud Engines, a San Francisco-based company, has begun offering a new plan through its Pogoplug cloud service that lets users store ...

Open Text profit beats estimates on cloud services
Reuters
Cloud computing services accounted for $44.9 million of the company's total revenue of $326.2 million in the first quarter ended September 30. Open Text did not report any revenue from cloud services in the year-earlier period. "We are moving more and ...

Confusion About Cloud Services Holds Back Adoption by SMBs
Equities.com
A majority of small and medium businesses (SMBs) in the UK and US are unsure of cloud servicesor think they are only for large companies, thus missing out on the opportunity to increase productivity and stay more effectively in control of their IT ...

How cloud computing can hurt jobs
Times of India
BANGALORE: Cloud computing, regarded as a boon for enterprises, could rain on the party of distributors and resellers who are now an integral part of the technology sales ecosystem. In developed economies, the community of resellers is already ...

Microsoft takes Azure to China
GigaOM
This could be a huge deal: Most researchers see China as a huge potential market forcloud services. As Doug Hauger, GM of Microsoft's Server and Tools business, pointed out in his blog post announcing the deal, Forrester Research estimates that the...

GigaOM

Amazon Launches Cloud Drive Photos On Android
WebProNews
Amazon announced today that its Cloud Drive Photo app is now available on Android phones and tablets. Android users can sign in with their Amazon account and get access to 5GB of cloud storage immediately. The photos uploaded to the service can be ...

Public cloud services cannibalise, stimulate demand for IT services spend
Hindu Business Line
Infrastructure as a service (IaaS) adoption — the most basic and fundamental form of cloud computing service — has expanded beyond development and test use cases. "Public cloudadoption is accelerating and public cloud services do, and will ...

Smart Grid: Cloud computing: The right fit for your utility?
Smart Grid - Despite some reservations, utility CIOs are gradually taking an interest in cloud computing, and cloud services are slowly making inroads. A new IDC report identifies what flavors ofcloud services.
SmartGridNews.com

AT&T adds Locker app to growing market of cloud storage services ...
By √Člyse Betters
AT&T just announced its version of Dropbox, Google Drive, Cloud Drive, etc., with the introduction of AT&T Locker for iOS. The cloud storage app, as one might assume, essentially allows folks to automatically sync and save photos, videos, ...
9to5Mac

Discover the world's first technical cloud computing standard
By Nadhan
Have you heard of the first technical standard for Cloud Computing—SOCCI (pronounced saw-key)? Wondering what it stands for? Well, it stands for Service Oriented Cloud Computing Infrastructure. It is the technical standard that The Open ...
Journey through Enterprise IT...



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