What The HECK Is The Uppernet From Verizon?!

What the HECK is the Uppernet from Verizon?! Been watching television lately? If so, the odds are more or less strong that you’ve come across yet another of Verizon’s slickly produced commercials, touting the grandeur of a superhero action movie, boldly hailing the company’s latest venture, the “Uppernet,” in all capital letters. Impressive, Grandiose, Important:

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The Odd Couple: Microsoft And Ubuntu Work It Out In The Cloud

The Odd Couple: Microsoft And Ubuntu Work It Out In The Cloud The past week has marked the beginning of a new era for cloud technology in general and for Azure and Ubuntu in particular. Microsoft publicized that its cloud-computing service, Azure, is proudly extending the spectrum of its support to Ubuntu, the much-admired open-source, Linux-powered

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7 Reasons Why You Need To Move From Archival Tapes To Cloud Backup Solutions

Even though cloud backup solutions have matured a lot over the past ten years, many enterprises are still in the storage-tape era. Although discs and optical drives were supposed to kill them in the 1990s, tapes have hung on. While consumers have waved goodbye to their VHS and audio cassettes, many enterprises still find tapes

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Red Hat To Present Middleware Virtual Event

Red Hat to Present Middleware Virtual Event and Press Conference on June 20 RALEIGH, N.C. ­ June 13, 2012 ­ Red Hat, Inc. (NYSE: RHT), the world¹s leading provider of open source solutions, today announced that executives from the company’s middleware business unit will host a virtual event and press conference webcast at 11 a.m. ET on June 20, 2012. For attendees located in Europe, the Middle East, Africa or Asia, a second virtual

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Why Tablets Would Tank Without The Cloud

Why Tablets Would Tank Without The Cloud If the late 1800s were notable for the telegram, and the 20th century is best known for the advent of the telephone, the early 2010s will go down in history as the epoch in which the tablet emerged as technological star. This is not to say that tablets

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Cloud Startup News: Top Startups Emerge from Summer Expo at Plug and Play

Top Tech Startups Emerge from Summer Expo at Plug and Play Competition is fierce in the tech startup space yet few venues showcase new talent quite like Plug and Play’s quarterly EXPO. Last Thursday, over 500 attendees poured into Plug and Play Tech Center’s Sunnyvale headquarters to watch new tech startups compete. The event also

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Microsoft’s Strategy In The Private-Cloud Computing World

Microsoft’s Strategy In The Private-Cloud Computing World The private-cloud computing world has been bombarded with a barrage of service providers. In the thick of this barrage, Microsoft has emerged with innovative and accessible ideas. To start off, Microsoft’s private-cloud platform includes the general purpose windows server and the system center, which is optimized for top

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The Linux Foundation Announces 2012 Linux Training Scholarship Program

The Linux Foundation Announces 2012 Linux Training Scholarship Program With Demand for Linux Skills Reaching an All-Time High, Linux Foundation Invests in Today’s Most Promising Talent and Adds Enterprise-Specific Training Courses SAN FRANCISCO, CA– The Linux Foundation, the nonprofit organization dedicated to accelerating the growth of Linux, today announced its 2012 Linux Training Scholarship Program. It is

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The US Government's Latest Move In Cloud Computing – FedRAMP

Five Things You Need To Know About FedRAMP The US Government’s Latest Move In Cloud Computing Last week, the US federal government launched the Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program (FedRAMP), which will help to build a single authentication standard for the government’s cloud services. During the past couple of years, the administration has built

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In-House Or Outsource – Your Data Center Infrastructure?

Outsourcing data center infrastructure Setting up your own data center is expensive in terms of money, time and deployment of human resources but it is more efficient to outsource this service, which will save your company costs and allow the business to focus on core competencies. According to WiseGEEK answers, infrastructure outsourcing is a subcontracting

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Things All Cloudy: Oracle Takes The Inevitable Plunge

Things All Cloudy: Oracle Takes The Inevitable Plunge The past week has witnessed Oracle making good on a pledge to adapt the (otherwise inevitable) shift towards cloud computing. The announcementcomes in an altogether different fashion, studded with overwhelming hardware and software resources, a fair mix of misdirection and a whole lot of competitor-bashing. Be reminded

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Private Cloud Considerations

Private Cloud Considerations The private cloud market is getting hot as plenty of advantages to enterprises in industries with higher-level security and compliance requirements are being offered. While the attractions are obvious, it must be noted that private cloud implementations can significantly differ from those of public clouds. If you are ready for the jump

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