The Cloud’s Tipping Point

The Cloud’s Tipping Point I always enjoy hearing from those of you who have come to the conclusion that Cloud computing will not work, and decided you will not be developing plans to shift your business to the Cloud. Sometimes the analysis is sound. More often than not, it omits key variables. Perhaps you relied

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China’s No.1 Search Engine Jumps On To The Cloud Computing Bandwagon

China’s No.1 Search Engine Jumps On To The Cloud Computing Bandwagon Over the last decade, China has been the country to watch out for. After decades of isolationism through communism, China has embraced capitalism with frenzy, though nominally, communism still rules the one-party State. Overtaking Japan as the world’s second largest economy, China is fast

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Ruckus Wireless Expands Hotspots for “The Cloud”

Ruckus Wireless Expands Hotspots for “The Cloud” Ruckus Wireless will support the large-scale upgrade and expansion of nationwide Wi-Fi service from The Cloud. Recently acquired by BSkyB, the UK’s largest public access Wi-Fi provider has chosen Ruckus to supply advanced indoor wireless products and technology to this end. The Cloud offers Wi-Fi coverage across 12

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Cisco Survey: The Mobile Cloud Office Generation

The Internet Is Fundamental Resource for the Humankind, Cisco Survey Future leaders, workers, and customers will rely increasingly on cloud resources More than half of all students and young professionals consider Internet as an “integral part of their lives,” according to Cisco’s Connected World Technology Report 2011. In fact, the report’s findings are comparable and

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The IaaS Management Market: Evolution, Vendors and More

The IaaS Management Market: Evolution, Vendors and More A lot have already been said about the false cloud use where the IaaS platform utilized as an hosting extension of the IT organization’s data center and not taking advantage of the elasticity benefits to generate a cost effective and scalable IT operation. Using the public IaaS

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Virtualization: The Virtual Way to Real-World Benefits

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Virtualization: The Virtual Way to Real-World Benefits “One cannot resist an idea whose time has come.” – Victor Hugo (1802-1885), legendary French poet and author. “Virtual” has usually been a poor substitute for “real”, but virtualization in computing is set to turn this notion around. Applicable to hardware, software, memory, databases and networks, virtualization is

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The Difference Between Virtualization And Cloud Computing

The Difference Between Virtualization And Cloud Computing Microsoft raised some eyebrows when Corporate VP Brad Anderson boldly proclaimed that, “Virtualizations is not cloud computing.” While this statement garnered a lot of buzz due to its timing – Anderson said this during the VMWorld annual event – that doesn’t make this statement any less true. It

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A Windows OS for the Clouds

A Windows OS for the Clouds The software produced by Microsoft is usually largely adopted by enterprises, but personal users have lately started to look for more agile and light-weighted technologies, with the help of Apple and Google. Although Microsoft has been one of the first players to step on the cloud computing scene with

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Salesforce.com Further Democratizes the Service Cloud

Salesforce.com Further Democratizes the Service Cloud Salesforce.com has further democratized the Service Cloud by completing the acquisition of Assistly, an instant customer-service help desk built for the cloud. Assistly was acquired for about $50 million in cash, net of cash acquired. Salesforce.com also assumed Assistly’s unvested options and will issue restricted stock units to certain

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Cloud Gaming Pioneer 'OnLive' Launches Breakthrough Service at 'Eurogamer Expo' in London

Cloud Gaming Pioneer ‘OnLive’ Launches Breakthrough Service at ‘Eurogamer Expo’ in London London—22 September 2011 — OnLive, the pioneer of cloud gaming, launches its breakthrough on-demand video game service today at the 2011 Eurogamer Expo in London, bringing amazing new gameplay experiences to the UK. Gamers across the UK can sign up for free at www.onlive.co.uk

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AboveNet Enables Access to AWS Cloud Computing Platform

AboveNet Enables Access to AWS Cloud Platform AboveNet has become an Amazon Web Services (AWS) Direct Connect Solution Provider to help provide high performance access to the AWS cloud platform. AboveNet, a provider of high bandwidth connectivity solutions, has signed an agreement with AWS to this end. The company notes that companies of all sizes

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Cloud Computing: Risks vs Benefits – Part 2

Cloud Computing: Risks vs Benefits – Part 2 In Part 1 of this two-part article, I discussed the context in which, in spite of some drawbacks, cloud computing made sense in the long run (See: Cloud Computing: Risks vs Benefits – Part 1). In the second and concluding part, I carry this argument further and

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Alert Logic and Datapipe Release Advanced Network Security Solution for Amazon Web Services Customers

Alert Logic and Datapipe Release Fully Managed Advanced Network Security Solution for Amazon Web Services Customers Partnership provides Amazon Web Services Customers Access to World Class Managed Services (HOUSTON and JERSEY CITY, N.J. – September 21, 2011) – Alert Logic, the leader in delivering Security-as-a-Service for the cloud, today announced the limited availability of the

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