Is Cloud Lock-In A Bigger Issue Than Security?

Cloud lock-in a bigger issue than security Before LabSlice I was employed as a Security Architect for a major bank. Banks, government departments and  health providers are naturally suspicious of technology solutions that they do not fully control. This is why cloud security is frequently listed as a concern for big industry, typically followed by operational uptime concerns.

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IBM Expects To Generate $7 billion In Cloud Computing Revenues By 2015: CEO

IBM expects to generate $7 billion in cloud computing revenues by 2015: CEO That some of the big IT players are expecting big bucks from cloud computing is nothing new; what’s new is Big Blue IBM’s amazing optimism on the future of the market in general and its fortunes in particular. On 8 March 2011,

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Amazon Chief Technology Officer talks about the Cloud Computing Ecosystem

Amazon Chief Technology Officer talks about the Cloud Computing Ecosystem At the Cloud Connect conference currently on in Santa Clara, California, Amazon Chief Technology Officer (CTO) Werner Vogels spoke about what he called the “cloud computing ecosystem.” By “ecosystem”, Vogels was referring to the gamut of services built upon the base of Amazon’s cloud-based platform

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Cloud Data Migration: What An ISV Needs To Know

Cloud Data Migration: What an ISV Needs to Know Data migration is not new to ISVs. Data conversion from legacy systems during new implementations is common and so is the data migration during major upgrades. ISVs adopt either manual methods or proprietary tools or resort to sophisticated ETL tools for this important step of a

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A Day In The Clouds – Part I

Discussions of Cloud computing often revolve around strategy, business, economics, and technology, particularly in the higher levels of the Cloud stack, SaaS, PaaS, so you may wonder why I’m writing about Intel’s Day in the Cloud event when microprocessors are found deep within enterprise infrastructure components, and the Cloud computing industry focus seems to be

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GigaSpaces Announces New Product for Enterprise PaaS & ISV SaaS Enablement

GigaSpaces Announces New Product for Enterprise PaaS & ISV SaaS Enablement Leveraging Success of First-generation Cloud Platform to Deliver the Only Industry Platform for End-to-End Multi-Tenancy, Automation, and Scaling for any Cloud or Middleware Service NEW YORK, NY – MARCH 7, 2011 – GigaSpaces Technologies, a pioneer of next generation virtualized application platforms and a

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A Taxonomy Of The Amazon Cloud

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Using the Amazon cloud is a challenge, partly due to the overwhelming number of terms that must be understood to just get your servers up and running. Below is a taxonomy break-down that you can use as a reference for getting started with the Amazon cloud.: Cloud Computing: A self-service environment for the creation of highly-scalable applications,

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The CIO Cloud Summit – June 14th-16th, 2011

Register with our event partner to meet and network with several leading CIOs on June 14th-16th, 2011 Check Out: Follow Us On: Agenda Call for Speakers Testimonials LinkedIn YouTube Flickr Event Description The CIO Cloud Summit, Jun 14 – Jun 16, 2011, will bring together CIOs and IT thought-leaders from various industries to discuss cloud

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The Amazon Cloud Enters Japan – Opens In Asia Pacific Region

Amazon Cloud Hovers Over Japan SEATTLE, Mar 02, 2011  –  (NASDAQ: AMZN) — Amazon Web Services LLC (AWS), an Amazon.com company, today announced the launch of its new Asia Pacific (Tokyo) Region, the fifth Region in which the company has deployed its global cloud computing platform. Japan-based businesses and global companies with customers in Japan

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Are Cloud Computing Stocks Overvalued?

Are Cloud Computing Stocks Overvalued? “It’s only when the tide goes out that you learn who’s been swimming naked.” – Warren Buffett, legendary American investor and one of the richest men in the world. If one were looking for lessons in creating wealth in the stock market, there can be no better teacher than Warren

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Data Storage Startup Acunu Raises $3.6 Million To Launch Its First Product

Data Storage Startup Acunu Raises $3.6 Million  To Launch Its First Product London-based startup Acunu managed to secure USD 3.6 million in a Series A funding, provided by UK’s venture capital companies Eden Ventures, Oxford Technology Management and Pentech Ventures LLP, intended to help the company launch its first data storage product. The company’s software

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Cloud Security: Keeping Those Keys Safe

Cloud security: Keeping those keys safe Jack Murgia, from Cloud Controllers, sent me an interesting query last week: “How does LabSlice ensure that the Amazon Web Services (AWS) Access Keys remain secure within the application?” This is a great question, as the AWS Access Keys are the keys to the house for any business using the

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Amazon AWS Releases CloudFormation

AWS CloudFormation AWS CloudFormation gives developers and systems administrators an easy way to create a collection of related AWS resources and provision them in an orderly and predictable fashion. Developers can use AWS CloudFormation’s sample templates or create their own templates to describe the AWS resources, and any associated dependencies or runtime parameters, required to

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Movies In The Cloud – Amazon Challenges NetFlix With Cloud Based Movie Service

Cloud based movie viewing is a huge benefit for the consumer. SEATTLE, Feb 22, 2011 – Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN) today announced the launch of a new benefit for Amazon Prime members: unlimited, commercial-free, instant streaming of more than 5,000 movies and TV shows. This new benefit is being added at no additional cost — Prime

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