Friday, November 29, 2013

Cloud Services Management, Google, Omega

"Too much production band stuff will just fight with each other. You can get very unstable behavior. It's very strange – it behaves like biological systems from time to time," he says. "We'll probably wind up moving in some of those directions – as you get larger you need to get into it." Though Omega is obscured from end users of Google's myriad services, the company does have plans to use some of its capabilities to deliver new types of cloud services, Magnusson confirmed. The company could use the system as the foundation of spot markets for virtual machines in its Compute Engine cloud, he said.(source infra)

IT'S ALIVE! IT'S ALIVE! Google's secretive Omega tech just like LIVING thing • The Register: "Omega was created to help Google efficiently parcel out resources to its numerous applications. It is unclear whether it has been fully rolled out, but we know that Google is devoting resources to its development and has tested it against very large Google cluster traces to assess its performance. Omega will handle the management and scheduling of various tasks and places apps onto the best infrastructure for their needs in the time available." (read more at link above)

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Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Intercloud, Cloud Computing, Disaster Recovery

IBM Under Attack From Cloud Computing, Analyst Says
Reitzes' research has found that cloud computing seems to “adversely impact ... While Reitzes says that the principles of cloud computing are permeating all of ...

Business Cloud News

What's Next for the Cloud? The Intercloud
Cloud computing services from Amazon, Google, Microsoft, and Rackspace—as well as companies ranging from AT&T to Zuora—are clearly gaining traction, ...
Midsize Insider
Cloud computing has become an important part of the most reliable and effective disaster recovery solutions. That is proven by the fact that ...

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Monday, November 25, 2013

Policies, Permission, Cloud Computing

Manage Cloud Computing With Policies, Not Permissions
I think the National Institute of Standards and Technology has done a great service in codifying its definition, and I rely on it to communicate the key ...
Speaking on the benefits of cloud computing, Opeke said “Cloud computing ... the Cloud Market will grow to $35.6 billion by 2015 and Cloud services revenue ...

Infrastructure management lets SMBs securely implement cloud ...\
Infrastructure management lets SMBs securely implement cloud services - 10/14/2013. For small and midsize businesses that are new to cloud computing, ...


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Friday, November 22, 2013

Next Generation Cloud Services

OpenStack Havana Has Amazon-Like Aura
Metering in previous releases "was limited," conceded John Igoe, VP of private cloud at Rackspace. It's been integrated into operations on a more thorough and ...


TIBCO Announces Next-Generation Cloud Services
"Over the past year we have been committed to developing and acquiring the foremost cloud services that enable businesses to discover new ways of ...

Talkin' Cloud

Colorfront Announces Colorfront Cloud Services
Sacramento Bee
With Colorfront Cloud Services users can enhance productivity by remotely centralizing processing tasks and storage using a standardized workflow, broaden ...

3 cloud storage 'must haves' for every mobile professional
Washington Times
WASHINGTON, October 17, 2013 — Until about four years ago, I only worked at an office, which required commuting to work daily. Even though many of us ...

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Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Google Or Microsoft, Army Users Get Choice

Google Or Microsoft? Army Users Get Choice - Government - Enterprise: "Officials in the U.S. Army's Program Executive Office for Enterprise Information Systems (PEO-EIS) believe in giving users a choice. That's why they have established blanket purchase agreements (BPAs) that let Army agencies pick between Microsoft and Google for cloud-based email, collaboration, information sharing and mobile access. In addition to a deal to buy 50,000 seat licenses of Microsoft's Office 365 suite of cloud-based applications through Microsoft partner Dell, the Army also has awarded a five-year contract to DLT Solutions LLC to offer Google's Apps for Government cloud platform to 50,000 users. . . ."

GUIYANG, Oct. 22 (Xinhua) -- China Telecom, a leading Chinese telecom operator, broke ground for a cloud computing center in southwest China's Guizhou ...

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IBM Opens Federal Cloud Innovation Center in Washington, DC
Wall Street Journal
The new IBM Federal Cloud Innovation Center in Washington, D.C., will bring IBM's cloud computing research efforts closer to federal agencies to develop ...

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Monday, November 18, 2013

Microsoft Army Deal For Office 365

Microsoft Lands Army Deal For Office 365 - Government - Cloud/SaaS -: " . . . Kolcun said there are currently more than a million federal, state and local government employees using Office 365, including the FAA, the U.S. Department of Agriculture and the National Institute of Standards and Technology. New York recently joined the states of California and Texas in signing up for Office 365, with more than 120,000 employees across New York's executive agencies scheduled to make the move by the end of the year. The move to a standardized platform is expected to save approximately $3 million in annual license, hardware, maintenance, energy and personnel costs. . . ."

Verizon & NetApp Team on Cloud
Light Reading
NetApp (NASDAQ: NTAP) and Verizon Enterprise Solutions today announced a collaboration to re-architect traditional cloud-based storage models to deliver ...


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Friday, November 15, 2013

Cloud Computing, Physical Offices

Is cloud computing making physical offices obsolete? | "The benefits for small businesses are obvious; cost, efficiency, mobility and also the ability to upgrade or switch when new programmes become available. For business owners such as Andy Atalla, founder of digital marketing agency atom42, the choice was a no-brainer. His business was established in 2007, but as it began to grow he was increasingly persuaded by the benefits of cloud computing. “Cloud computing isn’t just important to what we do, it’s part of the fabric of how we operate. Almost everything we do is cloud-based. Without these services, we wouldn’t be able to operate.”" (read more at link above)

Cloud Computing and the Brave New World
But with cloud computing and the technological advancements all around us, it doesn't take a science fiction writer to point out how our corporate world will soon ...

TIBCO Launches Cloud Services
Data Center Knowledge
By the end of this year TIBCO will have new cloud services ready, with additional services scheduled in the first quarter of 2013. TIBCO GeoAnalytics is a cloud ...
Network World
Cloud computing has transformed the way IT resources are utilized, but the... For instance, online retailers can leverage cloud services to effectively implement ...

The Guardian (blog)

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Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Google, Googlers, the Cloud

Google CIO Ben Fried on How Google Works - Liz Gannes - Enterprise - AllThingsD: " . . . So, how much does Google, as an enterprise, really trust the cloud? “The overwhelming philosophy of my organization is to empower Googlers with world-leading technology,” said Fried in a recent interview. Based in New York, Fried took the CIO role at Google five years ago, after 13 years at Morgan Stanley. “But the important part,” Fried said, “is that we view our role as empowerment, and not standard-setting or constraining or dictating or something like that. We define our role as an IT department in helping people get their work done better than they could without us. Empowerment means allowing people to develop the ways in which they can work best. . . .”

Cloud Computing's Confusion: Pricing
To understand why the pricing of cloud computing is so confusing and semi-chaotic, take a look at the cloud's confusing ... What's a unit of cloud services cost?

Herding Clouds: IT Faces Its Hybrid Future
The latest InformationWeek State of Cloud Computing Survey found that 40% of respondents use cloud services, up seven points since 2011, with an additional ...

Business Standard

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Monday, November 11, 2013

Microsoft Windows Azure vs Amazon Web Services

Microsoft takes fight to Amazon on raft of cloud announcements • The Register: "Microsoft has tried to close the distance between Windows Azure and Amazon Web Services by confronting the threat posed by Bezos & Co's cloud. The company announced a range of new cloud services on Monday, and server chief Satya Nadella gave a briefing in San Francisco in which he sought to bolster Redmond's cloud credibility. . . ."
IBM aims to bolster federal agencies' adoption of cloud services and open standards. ... that will continue to grow and influence the direction of cloud computing.

CloudTweaks News

Dell Appoints Anand Sankaran to lead Dell Services' Infrastructure ...
Anand will help us execute our strategy and rapidly build upon the strength of our Infrastructure and Cloud Computing capabilities. These capabilities will help ...

Times of India

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Friday, November 8, 2013

Amazon, CIA Cloud Contract

Amazon Wins Ruling for $600 Million CIA Cloud Contract - Bloomberg: " Inc. (AMZN) defeated International Business Machines Corp. (IBM)’s effort to reopen bidding for a $600 million Central Intelligence Agency cloud computing contract. Judge Thomas Wheeler of the U.S. Court of Federal Claims in Washington granted Amazon’s request for judgment on the administrative record following a hearing yesterday, according to a minute order posted on the court’s electronic docket. A written opinion will follow, according to the order. Amazon sued in July after the Government Accountability Office, the agency that makes recommendations on challenges to contracts, sided with IBM and agreed that the CIA had failed to properly evaluate prices and had waived a contract requirement only for Seattle-based Amazon. . . ."

Army awards contract for Google, Microsoft cloud services
Federal Times
The Army is expanding its use of commercial cloud services through new contracts awarded to Google and Microsoft, the service announced this week.


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Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Google Enterprise Cloud, Cloud Computing, Software as a Service

Google's Enterprise Cloud Problem - Cloud Computing - Software as a: ". . . ."There are a lot of good features in Google products, but not everyone appreciates them ... because they aren't exactly like Outlook," says another commenter. "Collaboration tools are very good. We had a difficult time getting people to collaborate using Microsoft products, so this is a big improvement." Google also scores big as a visionary for enterprise IT: 22% say its product line is consistently innovative and often leads the industry versus just 2% dismissing it as all flash, better suited for consumers. . . ." (read more at link above)

Google App Engine Swings, But OpenStack Is King
Or as IBM's VP of cloud services Ric Telford put it Tuesday, "With cloud computing, there's a tremendous opportunity for IT to remake itself." Marc Jones, VP of ...


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Monday, November 4, 2013

Large organizations buying into PaaS cloud services

Large organizations are buying into PaaS cloud services
Cloud is often seen as the way to go for small companies with few IT resources. However, the middleware and development layer of cloud -- Platform as a ...


Cloud Computing and Its Overall Value
Midsize Insider
Cloud computing has proven to do more than just save businesses money, and ... cloud services to various industries and to the growing midmarket segment....

Midsize Insider

How next generation cloud services will impact businesses moving ...
Keao Caindec, CMO, Cloud Business Unit at Dimension data, speaks to... What is the difference between a server-centric and network-centriccloud?...


Passing The Bar On Legal Cloud Computing
The American Bar Association (ABA) says there's a legitimate business argument to be made for using subscription-based legal software that stores certain data ...

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Friday, November 1, 2013

Cloud Computing, Confused?

Cloud computing: Why are Americans confused by it?
Christian Science Monitor
Cloud computing, or using remote Internet servers to store data, may be one of the most misunderstood terms in our country today. Skip to next paragraph...

Christian Science Monitor

Red Hat Earnings: Cloud, Storage, Linux Triple Play?
The VAR Guy
The big question from The VAR Guy: Can Red Hat prove that partners are embracing the company's virtualization, cloud, storage and middleware technologies?...

The VAR Guy

Cloud-enabling technologies market to reach $22.6 billion in 2016
Virtualization - the foundation of cloud computing - accounts for the majority of total market revenue, with a 66 percent share. But, as the most mature market ...

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