Top 25 European Cloud Computing Rising Stars: GreenQloud

GreenQloud is headquartered in Iceland and takes advantage of the country’s unique location between Europe and North America. The company boasts its product is 100% powered by renewable geothermal and hydropower energy, which is not common among Cloud Computing competitors and other industry sectors. Actually, the company – established in 2010 – offers hosting and

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Skytap Unveils Self-Service Hybrid Clouds to Accelerate Enterprise Adoption

New Features Improve Usability, Reduce IT Management Costs, and Enable Deployment of Hybrid Clouds in Under Ten Minutes SEATTLE, WA–(February 14, 2011) – Skytap Inc., the leading provider of self-service cloud automation solutions, is furthering its leadership in cloud automation with a set of usability and security features focused on self-service set-up and management of

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Top 25 European Cloud Computing Rising Stars: OpenGamma

OpenGamma Combines Open Source and Cloud Computing in Innovative Platform OpenGamma is a good example how Cloud Computing changed the way entrepreneurs and software vendors are looking for new software and technology solutions. Kirk Wylie, Elaine McLeod and Jim Moores founded OpenGamma in 2009 and rumors were a new London-based technology start-up is entering financial

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How Cloud Computing Affects Real People

How Cloud Computing Affects Real People “Reality is merely an illusion, although a very persistent one.”                                    - Albert Einstein (1879-1955), the most famous scientist of the 20th century. Any business decision is invariably taken considering its impact on different stakeholders. In this context, stakeholder refers to any individual or entity that influences or influences the

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BitNami Open Source Cloud Hosting Introduced

BitNami Cloud Hosting Introduced BitNami Cloud Hosting is a new service that will be launched on February 8 after being in private beta for several months, the company announced. At present, the system offers support for Amazon EC2, allowing customers to deploy and manage open source and other applications in the cloud. BitNami.org offers free,

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Cloud Computing Risks (And How to Deal With Them)

Cloud Computing Risks (And How to Deal With Them) “Fear of failure must never be a reason not to try something.” – Frederick Smith, founder, chairman, president, and CEO of FedEx. There is absolutely no doubt that cloud computing is beneficial to companies looking to revolutionize their IT infrastructures. However, there is no denying that

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Runa Capital Sets Aside USD 50 Million to Back Cloud Computing and IT Companies

Runa Capital Sets Aside USD 50 Million to Back Cloud Computing and IT Companies Moscow-based venture capital company Runa Capital decided to increase its funding program to USD 50 million aimed at backing technology and Cloud Computing companies in Russia and abroad. The goal of the venture capital fund is to invest in early-stage Russian

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The Top Ten Considerations For Cloud Computing

The Top Ten Considerations for Cloud Computing Business and IT decision makers are increasingly confused by the rising number and type of cloud computing solutions. Everyone it would seem is now promising to save you time and money with this or that kind of web-based service for everything from email and enterprise applications to storage

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How To Secure Your Cloud Hosting? Part 2

Practically Speaking About Cloud Computing Before getting into the nitty gritty of what we did in our projects for hardening the cloud servers hosted by us, we would like to emphasize the following, so that these can be firmly embedded in the mind set of readers. First, the way cloud computing is attracting attention is

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Top 25 European Cloud Computing Rising Stars: Zimory

Berlin-based Zimory GmbH is a cloud start-up, describing its core product as a Carrier Grade Cloud Computing solution suite that delivers end-to-end service for private, public and database cloud. Actually, the company is involved in Cloud Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) business allowing enterprises to transform corporate virtualized data centers into Cloud Services infrastructure while

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IaaS and PaaS to disappear by 2012

IaaS and PaaS to disappear by 2012 Cloud computing comes with its own unique acronyms, which can at times make it a confusing space to work in. The two key acronyms people know are: Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS): The provider gives you on-demand access to compute infrastructure, with console access (RDP or SSH) to

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Top 25 European Cloud Computing Rising Stars: ScaleUp Technologies

ScaleUp Targets Cloud Services “Point of Purchase” Germany’s ScaleUp Technologies started offering cloud services after being in business as a managed service provider for over a decade, a fact that gives them a competitive advantage in terms of established business practices and management vision. The company delivers a self-service cloud management platform aimed at providers

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How To Secure Your Cloud Hosting? Part 1

Practically Speaking About Cloud Computing: How to secure your cloud hosting? Part 1 So having completed the migration of your application or site to the cloud, say to AWS or RS, be prepared to get surprised by the initial hacker attack attempts on your site! Recently, we had the experience of handling two projects, one

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Top 25 European Cloud Computing Rising Stars: Workbooks

A small team of Cloud Computing entrepreneurs founded Workbooks Ltd. in 2007, realizing that future is in cloud-based technologies and applications. John Cheney (CEO), James Kay (CTO), Jenny Robb (CFO), and Edward Berks (Sales Director) were among those European business people who successfully started technology companies before 2007 but their new start-up was entirely cloud-based,

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