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Amazon Reaches Mars

Amazon Reaches Mars The moment the United Kingdom hosts the Olympics, the United States lands on Mars. Competitive? Of course NASA used the most cutting-edge technology, the most advanced of it’s kind: it used cloud computing. Amazon’s founder, Jeff Bezos, must be the happiest man in the world right now. Bezos is a known space…

Film And The Cloud

Film and The Cloud So how are cloud companies and film companies working together, and what’s new? Let’s find out. Did you know that Channel 4, PBS, Fox Entertainment Group and many more media companies all use Amazon’s public cloud service? Of course Amazon with it’s billions behind it will be at the forefront of…

Music Cloud Services Go Head To Head

Music Cloud Services Go Head To Head Music cloud services have become hugely popular. These digital music lockers are making people pay for music again, and why not? These huge music libraries in the cloud have pretty much every song you could ever want. That is an amazing amount of convenience, made even better by…

Music Industry Grows Thanks To The Cloud

Music Industry Grows Thanks To The Cloud It is widely known that when it comes to trying to solve the music piracy problem, the music industry closed the gate after the horse bolted. For years CDs and tapes (remember those?) were overpriced, and then re-released with one extra track. In my youth I spent my…

Lowering Costs With The Cloud

Lowering Costs With The Cloud In all businesses keeping costs down is a major concern. The film industry is no exception. In an industry where it costs £30,000 just to remove a beer label with special effects, cuts have to be made somewhere. Especially as people are buying less DVDs. How can cloud computing save…

SoundCloud, But Better

SoundCloud, But Better SoundCloud has announced a redesign. The social sound platform’s new design will be available immediately but only through via private beta invites. Ho hum. It will go out to everyone else in the coming months. SoundCloud launched in 2008 and wants to make sharing sound as easy as sharing photos and videos…

Microsoft Office In A Cloud

Microsoft Office In A Cloud Everyone from students to screenwriters use Microsoft Office. It is probably the only thing that both Apple and PC users can both love and not argue over. Last Monday, Microsoft announced Office 13. Microsoft has already began to boast about the features in the new edition of their money-spinner and…

Cost of the Cloud: Is It Really Worth It?

Cost of the Cloud: Is It Really Worth It?

Cost of the Cloud Cloud computing is more than just another storage tier. Imagine if you’re able to scale up 10x just to handle seasonal volumes or rely on a true disaster-recovery solution without upfront capital. Although the pay-as-you-go pricing model of cloud computing makes it a noticeable expense, it’s the only solution for many…

Cloud-Enabled Managed Hosting: 5 Things A Cloud Provider Should Offer

Cloud-Enabled Managed Hosting: 5 Things A Cloud Provider Should Offer

Cloud-Enabled Managed Hosting The IT industry moves at light speed fueled by constant change and advancement. No area of IT has been affected more by this change than the hosting and managed service space. Advancement in the cloud and its delivery models of IaaS and SaaS have caused a monumental shift in the way IT…

Managed Services Providers (MSPs) – Urged To Embrace The Cloud

Managed Services Providers (MSPs) – Urged To Embrace The Cloud

Managed Services Providers (MSPs)  If you’ve been observant of the MSP industry over the last two years, you’ve no doubt noticed that it has had significant difficulty expanding its service capabilities and growing its revenue stream around cloud computing. At least that was the analysis of recent market research studies assessing the status of cloud…

Cloud Connectivity: Traversing The Path From Data Center To Enterprise User

Cloud Connectivity: Traversing The Path From Data Center To Enterprise User

Cloud Connectivity Industry analysts that follow enterprise organizations and the proliferation of Cloud computing are in overwhelming agreement: the Cloud is growing, and its proliferation is forever changing the business landscape. By 2018, more than 60 percent of enterprises will have at least half of their infrastructure on Cloud-based platforms. Where enterprises are concerned, today’s…

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