Monday, November 5, 2012

This week in cloud: More outages, fewer data centers

This week in cloud: More outages, fewer data centers
One reason is that companies will not build as many small data centers in house and will shift more work to the cloud computing typicaly handled by the mega data centers built by Amazon, Facebook, Google, and Microsoft. That means while the number of ...


Top 10: why your cloud is only as good as your network
AME Info
Revenue from cloud computing products and services are due to increase from around $20bn to almost $150bn by 2020 - a total of 8% for all technology spend, according to research by Bain & Company. Their study, titled The Five Faces of theCloud ...

AME Info

Cloud, social media changing way of doing business: Oracle
Muscat Daily
New technologies like cloud computing, social networking and big data solutions are changing the ways of doing business, the vice president of Gulf states and cluster and technology leader of Oracle said. Speaking at the Oracle Day event at Grand Hyatt ...

EMEA cloud traffic set for alarming growth
The vast majority of the data centre traffic is not caused by end users but by data centres and cloud-computing workloads used in activities that are virtually invisible to individuals. For the period 2011 – 2016, Cisco forecasts that roughly 76% of ...


Your Photos Get Lifted With the Amazon Cloud Drive Photos App
Chip Chick
The app provides anyone who downloads it with 5 GB of free cloud storage for photos on their Android devices. The app works across all Android devices, not just those made by Amazon. Integrated features are also present across all devices – by pressing ...

Start-ups based on mobile, cloud tech poised to grow
Hindu Business Line
With a mobile subscriber base of over 950 million in the country, innovations around mobile technology, cloud computing, application hosting and social media would be good verticals for online start-ups, he said. A reverse brain drain, with a lot of ...

Hindu Business Line

Porticor Locks Down Data in the Cloud | Cloud Computing Journal
Maureen O'Gara the most read technology reporter for the past 20 years, is the Cloud Computing and Virtualization News Desk editor of SYS-CON Media. She is the publisher of famous "Billygrams" and the editor-in-chief of "Client/Server ...
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Cloud Computing to Pick Up Pace in the Country
A report by Deloitte East Africa released last week cited cost and tax advantages as some of the key reasons for the expected increase in uptake, in addition to other advantages derived from the cloud services. The concept of cloud computing works ...

AT&T Launches Locker Cloud Storage App For iOS
Hot Hardware
Cloud storage may be young in the consumer world, but it's growing up fast. With online data being handed out left and right, used to store everything from multimedia to documents, it seems that even carriers are getting in the game. Now, AT&T has ...

Hot Hardware

The Key to Success in Cloud Computing? Good Plumbing
Companies offering cloud services have to have a good idea, in other words, but it is more important that they make sure their system doesn't crash, annoy users or leak data like a sieve. “The barrier to entry is low but getting to scale is a new bar ...


Small businesses eye cloud for efficiency, cost savings
Then Chase stumbled onto, unwittingly joining waves of other small-business owners who have turned to "cloud computing." That's the tech industry's way of referring to applications online that allow users to input, edit and manipulate data ...

Cloud legal
Java World
Mr. Goodwin (a standard cloud computing contract) and the contract between Megaupload and the server host, Carpathia (also a standard agreement), "likely limit any property interest he may have" in his data. (Page 4). If the government is right, no ...

Rackspace Q3 Profit Seen Up 36% On Cloud Computing Growth RAX AMZN
Investor's Business Daily
2 cloud computing services provider behind (AMZN), will be looking for signs of progress in the company's OpenStack initiative when it reports third-quarter results late Tuesday. Rackspace has led an industry group that's backing OpenStack ...

EMC bolsters channel program for cloud services
As a result, the revamped Velocity program is adapting to support current and anticipated growth incloud services delivery and recognizing and rewarding those channel partners that are delivering the most transformative IT value to enterprise customers.

AT&T offering 5GB free cloud storage to iOS users
AT&T recently announced they are entering the cloud computing business market with hopes of competing with services like iCloud or Google Drive. Their new cloudservice is called “AT&T Locker,” and allows users to store music, photos and other types of ...


5 ways to profit from your cloud
There's more to cloud analytics than just saving costs. When companies really know how to take advantage of cloud computing to increase profit and margin, they have the opportunity to achieve real cloud “nirvana.” The cloud can become a natural ...


Cloud computing company is joining the UK government's G ...
ExecutiveBiz (blog)
Salesforce says its cloud services are meant to help agencies streamline internal processes, collaborate across departments, and engage with the public via social networking and mobile devices. Posted by David J. Barton on Friday, November 2nd, 2012.

Megaupload and the Government's Attack on Cloud Computing
By Kevin
But in addition, the government's approach should terrify any user of cloud computer services—not to mention the providers. The government maintains that Mr. Goodwin lost his property rights in his data by storing it on a cloud computing ...

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