Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Amazon Cloud Grows Cloud Partners, Cloud Competitors

Amazon Web Services is in the middle of a worldwide tour, selling itself to customers and partners and gearing up for competition from a variety of new competitors.--

Amazon's Boom in Cloud Partners - NYTimes.com: " . .  . Last week the data storage giant EMC and its affiliate VMware, which are worried about the Amazon service, announced creation of Pivotal, a company that includes its own Amazon-type cloud. This summer, Google is likely to announce an expansion of its own Amazon Web Services-type unit, called Google Compute Engine. Both Pivotal and Google are working hard on partner networks of their own. Elsewhere, a wealth of consortia with the word “open” in their names are looking for their own openings. Many of these companies are heavily backed by older incumbent companies. . . ."

The week in cloud: So much for a million clouds; AWS chief takes on private clouds
Summary: Shhhhh, it looks like cloud computing is not immune from industry consolidation and Amazon Web Services gets testy about private cloud adoption. Clouds ... There have been other examples of cloud services shutting down. One cloud watcher ...

RightScale Sees Increase in Multi-Cloud Use and Adoption
rightscale top100 square RightScale Sees Increase in Multi Cloud Use and AdoptionCloud computing is catching on in business, but not all alike, as recent reports say. For example, the firm RightScale that mediates between users and public cloud ...


StorageCraft makes Cloud Services available to US, Canadian distributors
Wall Street Journal
StorageCraft Cloud Services allows companies to use offsite backup of servers for complete system and data disaster recovery. StorageCraft Cloud Services offers anytime, anywhere access to data and instant system failover in the cloud. It provides ...

Cloud Computing at the Hotel California, Check-in and Never Leave!
The Bloomberg Bloomberg piece goes on to point out that “earlier this month, Microsoft rolled out a new set of cloud services designed to more directly challenge Amazon and vowed to match the online retailer's lowest prices for competing products.

Cloud computing only for techies? Nah, college students chipping in
Daily News & Analysis
Cloud computing is a web-based service that provides a host of services to companies from data analysis to data management. There are private clouds that are specific to one network of computers or public cloud whose services are available to everyone.

Daily News & Analysis

Why CFOs Should Oversee Company Cloud Initiatives
CFO.com Magazine
Why CFOs Should Oversee Company Cloud Initiatives. Finance chiefs that take a hands-on approach to managing their organizations' use of cloud computing can more effectively mitigate the legal, regulatory and privacy risks that lurk in the Cloud. Janet ...

Intelisys' Cloud Computing Offensive Is Picking Up Steam - CRN.com
based carrier and technology solution provider that is driving new cloud services sales with Intelisys. "I see huge growth ahead in my business because of my partnership with Intelisys. They are educating us on cloud and bringing VARs and agents that ...

Amazon Web Services Unveils AWS Cloud Professionals Certification Program
Talkin' Cloud
Amazon Web Services apparently feels there's a shortage of talent when it comes tocloud computing professionals that work within its public cloud environment. The result: Amazon has launched the AWS Certification Program and the first of several exams ...

Talkin' Cloud

Eucalytpus Adds Netflix Tools , Amazon Options
The Eucalyptus developers produced open source versions of Amazon's cloud service APIs. Amazon in March 2012 named Eucalyptus a partner in providing cloud services. With interest in privatecloud reaching an all-time high in the enterprise, a private ...

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