Energy Efficient Microservers from Dell for Cloud Computing Infrastructures

Energy Efficient Microservers from Dell for Cloud Computing Infrastructures Dell introduced its third generation of microservers, PowerEdge C5000 line, including the PowerEdge C5125 and C5220 for deploying shared infrastructure and cloud environments.  This new series of custom designed microservers enable building cloud computing infrastructures that allow applications to run on individual dedicated physical servers without

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Mainframes -> PCs -> Cloud Computing?

Mainframes -> PCs -> Cloud Computing? “I think there is a world market for maybe five computers.” – Thomas J. Watson (1874-1956), former president of IBM. “640 KB is more memory than anyone will ever need.” – Bill Gates, founder of Microsoft. Although there is no documentary evidence of these quotes having actually originated from

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Top Cloud Computing Gaming Providers

Cloud gaming, also called gaming on demand, is a type of online gaming that allows direct and on-demand streaming of games onto a computer through the use of a thin client, in which the actual game is stored on the game company’s server and is streamed directly to computers accessing the server through the client.

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Why India Prefers Private Clouds Over Hybrid Clouds

The Next Cloud Computing Superpower? Some time back, I had written on the possibility of India emerging as a cloud computing superpower. (See: Is India The Next Cloud Computing Superpower?). I had based my assumption on the fact that India has a large number of software engineers available to leverage their knowledge in the emerging

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Cloud Based Service Level Agreements – Two Different Worlds

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Cloud Based Service Level Agreements A common theme in the chatter about cloud computing is the need for SLAs around performance and availability. These SLAs simply don’t exist or are specified in a way that makes them look like they’ll never be violated. For example, Amazon’s availability SLA is around the network connectivity for an

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Why Is Rackspace Targeting Startups?

Why is Rackspace targeting Startups? I have often spoken about how cloud computing can help level the playing field between established enterprises who can afford to spend millions on information technology (IT) infrastructure to support their operations, and smaller entities that cannot. (See: Fighting Above Your Weight Class Through Cloud Computing). Cloud computing, with its

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BlackBerry-maker RIM Ties Up with Microsoft for Cloud Storage

BlackBerry-maker RIM Ties Up with Microsoft for Cloud Storage Last week saw the announcement of two major joint ventures in the cloud computing space. While German enterprise software maker SAP AG tied up with Verizon to offer its CRM solutions on the cloud, BlackBerry-manufacturer Research in Motion (RIM) announced it was teaming up with Microsoft

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Is Consolidation Coming to Cloud Computing?

Is Consolidation Coming to Cloud Computing? In recent times, the biggest news in cloud computing has been Hewlett-Packard’s (HP) entry into the sector. And this entry is not a side business; the new CEO truly believes the company’s future lies in the cloud, going on record saying, “Everything that we do in the future will

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Eloqua Recognized for Innovation in Cloud Computing – Eloqua Selected as an OnDemand Top 100 Winner

Recognized for Innovation in Cloud Computing March 21, 2011 – Eloqua, the leading provider of Revenue Performance Management solutions, today announced the company was selected by AlwaysOn as an OnDemand Top 100 winner. The OnDemand 100 is made up of the top, private on-demand and SaaS companies that are shaking up the cloud computing industry

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SAP And Verizon Announce Tie-Up: SAP Products To Be Available On Verizon Cloud

SAP products to be available on Verizon cloud For several years now, German software giant SAP AG has been at the forefront of enterprise software. Now, the largest software firm in Europe (and the fourth biggest in the world) has decided to tie up with the largest communications company in the US, Verizon, to offer

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3rd Annual Cloud Computing World Forum

3rd Annual Cloud Computing World Forum 21st& 22nd June 2011 Olympia, London www.cloudwf.com Europe’s Leading Cloud Computing Based Show Show Highlights Include: Europe’s leading 2 day conference on Cloud Computing Over 2,500 attendees anticipated 4 Theatres covering Cloud Computing, Virtualization, Enterprise 2.0, Mobile Cloud Computing and CDN Keynote agenda featuring leading industry speakers More case

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Top 25 European Cloud Computing Rising Stars: Webdoc

Stock market analysts in the main world financial centers already voice concerns over the overvalued Facebook and Twitter and started asking questions whether these cloud-based services will trigger the next bubble in the IT industry. In the meantime, start-ups like webdoc.com are eager to grab market share in a lucrative market of social platforms aimed

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The Small Print in Cloud Computing Contracts

Cloud Computing Contracts “The universe never did make sense; I suspect it was built on government contract.” – Robert A. Heinlein (1907-1988), American science fiction writer. A contract is defined as “a legally enforceable agreement between two or more parties for the doing or not doing of something specified.” Contracts are the cornerstones of business.

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Government of Canada Embraces Nisha's Cloud Recovery Product

March 17th, 2011, Toronto, Canada: Geminare, a pioneer in the Cloud Recovery space, and Nisha Technologies, one of Canada’s fastest growing aboriginal suppliers of cloud-based technologies, today announced a partnership which allows Nisha to deliver Geminare’s award-winning Cloud Recovery to the Canadian Government under its Software Licensing Supply Arrangement (SLSA). Cloud Recovery, Nisha’s latest product

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