Saturday, June 1, 2013

SAP to focus on cloud computing

SAP revamps management to focus on cloud computing
FRANKFURT (Reuters) - German business software maker SAP said it was revamping its management to sharpen its focus on cloud computing as demand for the service which saves clients money grows. SAP and rivals such as IBM and Oracle are dashing ...

Microsoft Steps Up Japan Cloud Services
Wall Street Journal
Microsoft Steps Up Japan Cloud Services. Microsoft Corp. , the world's largest software maker, is enlarging capacity for its Windows Azure cloud computing services for Japanese businesses, betting on growing corporate IT spending in the country.

How the Xbox One draws more processing power from cloud computing
Ars Technica
UPDATE: The original version of this story misstated the 300,000-server capacity for Xbox One'scloud computing architecture as 30,000 servers. Ars regrets the error. While Tuesday's Xbox One presentation answered some questions about Microsoft's ...

Taiwan forms cloud computing initiative to join Facebook project
China Post
The Cloud Computing Association in Taiwan (台灣雲端運算產業協會) yesterday announced the formation of the Open Compute Project Taiwan initiative (OCPT). A certification center is expected to be established toward the end of this year, with a number of ...

Dell's downsized cloud ambitions might actually work out
According to my friend Brandon Butler at Network World, "Dell has dramatically shifted its cloud computing strategy, canceling plans it once had to launch a public cloud service based on the OpenStack open source platform, and discontinuing an EMC ...

UAE's Cloud Computing As Security On An Upward March According To Latest ...
CloudTweaks News
A reputable research agency, on tech matters, has provided the latest details on this progress, to the effect that cloud computing security is taking a life of its own in the UAE. Reports show that the nation's gross returns on the security wing, alone ...

Colt expands cloud services platform with 20 European data centres
Colt vice president of portfolio and strategy Jon Bennett said: “Our enterprise cloud services are designed to deliver scalable cloud solutions as well as flexible service and commercial levels delivered via our service catalogue. “After consulting ...

Skyhigh Networks gets $20m boost to help businesses identify and manage ...
Skyhigh Networks helps companies discover which cloud services their employees are using so that they can address any potential security issues. The funding round was led by Sequoia Capital, but existing investor Greylock Partners also contributed.

Google Cuts Prices On New Datastore Service
Google reduces per-gigabyte pricing for Cloud Datastore by 25%, reflecting falling cloud storage prices; read operations are cheaper, too. 8 Great Cloud Storage ...

Hybrid public-private cloud usage more widespread than you think
Network World
Network World - Many times in discussions about cloud computing, the hybrid cloud – meaning a service that combines both off-site public cloud and on-premises private cloud computingresources – is thought of as being some nirvana state that will be ...

Microsoft details how Xbox One cloud servers will tackle processor ...
By Steve Dent
One of the Xbox launch's big reveals was that Microsoft added 300000 servers to Xbox Live, and now GM Matt Booty has detailed to Ars Technica how.
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Cloud Computing Grows Up Benefits Exceed Expectations ...
ISLANDIA, N.Y., May 21, 2013 – Cloud computing is exceeding expectations. ... participants—IT decision makers that have implemented cloud services for at ...

Cloud Computing and the Benefits |
An infographic on the benefits of Cloud Computing for small to medium businesses.

Cloud has silver lining for telcos
The Age
Telstra's director of cloud services, Michael Riad would not comment on current growth rates, but the 4000 customers added in the three months since suggest growth is accelerating. Smaller ISP iiNet announced its Business Cloud offering in November ...

Terremark's VMware Cloud Software Story: It's Complicated
It is eager to support VMware customers who wish to use its Enterprise Cloud services, and it will provide them with all the VMware components they need to duplicate the environment they have on premises. On the other hand, Terremark, a former ...

British Cloud Firm Wins Background Check Security Contract
Skyscape Cloud Services, a British cloud SMB, has won a £1.5 million ($2.3 million) annual contract to provide security for the background check system British citizens use to reveal any criminal records to prospective employers. Following a number of ...

Microsoft to build Australian cloud computing centres
Economic Times
SYDNEY: Microsoft Corp is expanding its services for hosting and processing online data in Australia with the establishment of two new "cloud" computing data centres in the country. The world's biggest software company said on Tuesday it was expanding ...

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