Would A Cloud By Any Other Name Sell As Well?

Would a cloud by any other name sell as well? By Simon Ellis My last blog entry ‘Does Gartner understand cloud computing’ generated a lot of interest, especially in the twitter-o-sphere. This was no surprise, as opinions about this space tend to be very mixed. More so, I suspect that there is frustration with vendors,

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Computing Without Borders – What Works, What Doesn’t

Computing Without Borders “Information is the oxygen of the modern age. It seeps through the walls topped by barbed wire, it wafts across the electrified borders.” – Ronald Reagan (1911-2004), 40th US President. “You live in the age of interdependence. Borders don’t count for much or stop much, good or bad, anymore.” – Bill Clinton,

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Microsoft Windows Azure Cloud’s Elasticity is Enhanced by Chicago-based Paraleap Technologies

As Windows Azure matures, independent software vendors are starting to provide extra value to Azure customers. Paraleap Technologies created a unique Elasticity-as-a-Service offering designed to help applications running in Azure capitalize on the pay-for-use model of Microsoft’s cloud technology. Arlington Heights, IL January 26, 2011 — Paraleap Technologies, a Chicago-based software company specializing in cloud-computing

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1 GB Free Data Transfer with Amazon Simple Email Service

Amazon Introduces Bulk Email Service, Users Receive 1 GB Free Data Transfer Amazon Web Services (AWS), the online arm of Amazon, officially introduced the beta release of its cloud-based Amazon Simple Email Service (Amazon SES) – bulk and transactional email-sending service for businesses and developers. The service integrates with other AWS services, making it easy

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Free Red Hat Event: Cloud Best Practices

Last Day To Register For This Online Event! Free Registration Cloud Best Practices: Implementing for IaaS Tools, Components, & How to Put Them Together Date: January 26, 2011 Time: 02:00 pm (UTC+1) In this session, Malcolm Herbert and Lee Denison, senior architect at Red Hat, will discuss key Red Hat technologies, methodologies, and ideas for

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Monitis Offers Free IT Cloud Tools – New Page Load-Tester

WHO DOESN’T LIKE ‘FREE?’ MONITIS CONTINUES TO PIONEER FREE IT TOOLS Webmasters Can Check Server Speed Instantly with New Page Load-Tester Yes, the best things in life are free! That’s why Monitis, the award-winning provider of the world’s first all-in-one monitoring cloudware, has added a no-cost instant, full web page load-testing tool to its web

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Where Is Cloud Computing Going? Up, Up And Away!

“An invasion of armies can be resisted, but not an idea whose time has come.” – Victor Hugo (1802-1885), celebrated French author. Going by recent reports, cloud computing is indeed an idea “whose time has come.” First, the figures. According to a report published by market research firm In-Stat, by 2014, businesses in the United

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Cirtas Systems Nets $22.5 Million in Series B Funding for Bluejet Cloud Storage Controller

New Investors, Shasta and Bessemer, Team with NEA, Lightspeed and Amazon to Close Landmark Investment Round Manage Terms San Jose, CA – January 25, 2011 – Cirtas Systems, the first company to make cloud storage work like onsite enterprise storage, announced today that it has closed a Series B funding round totaling $22.5 million, led by Shasta

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Cloud Computing Spending To Raise To USD 13 Billion In 2014, Cloud Influences Overall IT Growth

U.S. companies will be spending over USD 13 billion on Cloud Computing in 2014 compared to USD 3 billion in 2010, a report by In-Stat showed last week. Thus, cloud spending will more than quadruple in less than three years proving that Cloud Computing, SaaS, IaaS, PaaS and other cloud-based services are the fastest growing

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Australian Government Releases Paper On Migration To Cloud Computing

Governments have been traditionally slow adopters of new technology, and with the security concerns surrounding the nascent field of cloud computing, the latter can expect little support from official circles. That was the long-held belief. Fortunately, things have improved in the recent past. Not only have governments encouraged innovative technologies through research grants, they have,

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Emails from Cloud Server – Part 3

Practically Speaking About Cloud Computing: Continued From part 2 Emails from Cloud Server – Part 3 Third Party ESP as a solution to the problem: After a series of customer support discussions with the cloud service provider, we decided to go for a third party ESP for the requirement. Incidentally we found that a lot

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Red Hat Live Event: Implementing for IaaS Tools, Components, & How to Put Them Together

Free Registration Cloud Best Practices: Implementing for IaaS Tools, Components, & How to Put Them Together Date: January 26, 2011 Time: 02:00 pm (UTC+1) Dr. Malcolm Herbert — Director, Strategy & Solutions, Red Hat Lee Denison — Senior Architect, Red Hat In this session, Malcolm Herbert and Lee Denison, senior architect at Red Hat, will

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How Small Firms Can Benefit Big From Cloud Computing (And Why They Are Not)

How Small Firms Can Benefit Big From Cloud Computing (And Why They Are Not) When big companies decide to go on the cloud, they make headlines in technical journals around the globe. When governments decide to go on the cloud, they make headlines in both technical and mainstream media, chary as governments are in embracing

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Top 25 European Cloud Computing Rising Stars: CohesiveFT

Cohesive Flexible Technologies, or CohesiveFT, can be depicted as more than a European cloud-based rising star. The London-headquartered start-up has offices in Chicago and Palo Alto and in the past three years has attracted the interest of journalists and analysts alike. Craig Heimark, Alexis Richardson, and Dwight Koop founded the company in 2006 with the

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