Category Archives: Technology

Firehost’s European-Based Secure Cloud Hosting Services Go Live

Firehost’s European-Based Secure Cloud Hosting Services Go Live Ultra-secure, scalable, contract-free services now available at European data centers Cloud Expo Europe, London, UK – January 25, 2012 – Secure cloud hosting company, FireHost, has today announced the expansion into Europe, with news that its secure hosting services are now available at data centers in London…

Cloud Billing – Monetize it in the Cloud

Cloud Billing And The Cloud  As many experts predict, cloud computing’s popularity will continue to explode in 2012. As the New Year has now arrived, it’s time to get your organization up to speed on the possibilities of the cloud, including advanced billing of your offerings. Managing subscriptions, metered transactions, payments and accounts, a once…

Cloud Computing Contract – US Army Awards First

US Army Awards First Cloud Computing Contract I have always stated that the best vote of confidence that cloud computing can get is from the military. By their very nature they are cautious, and will undoubtedly shun use of technology that can possibly jeopardize national security. In fact, military spending has long been a bone…

Cloud Hiring Reaches New Heights

Cloud Hiring Reaches New Heights For those offended by puns, I apologize for the very obvious one in the title to this article. But considering that there has been a 61% annual increase in cloud computing-related jobs, you will undoubtedly agree that the title is no exaggeration. Backing up a little bit, it seems only…

SOPA, PIPA, and the Cloud: We Have Mega Issues

SOPA, PIPA, and the Cloud SOPA and PIPA, two of the most infamous and polemical pieces of governmental legislation aimed squarely at the Internet’s copyright violators in modern history, have produced ripples of interest that should not go unnoticed by the cloud computing community. After days of heated protest both online and away from the…

Piston Cloud Debuts First OpenStack OS

Piston Cloud Debuts First OpenStack OS In a move set to make waves for VMWare, Piston Cloud Computing Inc.came out with their Piston Enterprise OS, the first OpenStack-based OS in the industry. Announced on Wednesday (18 January 2012), the new OS which is to be called pentOS is set to offer datacenter-owning enterprises a smoother path…

Cloud Computing “Most Positive for Businesses”: UK Study

Cloud Computing “Most Positive for Businesses”: UK Study A regular reader of this site will undoubtedly attest to the benefits of going on to the cloud. While it is true that different businesses, depending on size and operations (See: Which Type of Businesses Benefit Most from Cloud Computing?), benefit differently from cloud computing, the overall…

Hit the Road, Jack: Autos Motor to the Cloud

Autos Motor to the Cloud Cloud computing has always sought to empower consumers with a bit more vroom. The auto industry now looks to capitalize on the cloud’s abundant horsepower for tech-savvy motorists. As with most pioneering pushes into the car world, auto shows look to be the inaugural playing field for cloud computing in…

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