Ubuntu Expands Cloud Support

Ubuntu Expands Cloud Support By David Schofield of CloudTweaks The forthcoming launch of Natty Narwhal (version 11) of Ubuntu will see the addition of OpenStack support APIs into the kernel in addition to the support that already exists for Eucalyptus and Amazon EC2 clouds. This will expand the Ubuntu Enterprise Cloud offering in the private

GigaSpaces and CloudTran Partner to Bring Data Integrity to the Cloud

New York & Pleasanton, California, January 11, 2011 – GigaSpaces Technologies, a leading provider of a new generation of virtualized application platforms delivering end-to-end scalability, announces that CloudTran has integrated its transaction management middleware with GigaSpaces eXtreme Application Platform (XAP). The end result is a Java-based solution that runs large database infrastructures in public, private,

2011 Trends in Cloud Migration

2011 Trends in Cloud Migration By Sunil Gupta, SVP & Head of Service Lines, Symphony Services and CloudTweaks contributor Cloud Migration was one of the key trends of 2010 and it is very likely to accelerate during 2011 and beyond. Many cloud vendors and service providers have come up with interesting solutions to facilitate this task

Weekly Cloud Computing Presentations and Research Papers

Remove Barriers and Empower Developers with Cloud Computing Learn how the cloud can enable innovation and facilitate collaboration while reducing organizational costs for even the most complex development organization. Forrester Principal Analyst Dave West will present “An Industry Viewpoint: ALM in the Cloud.” CollabNet CEO Bill Portelli will also discuss new trends in cloud computing,

Crunchie Awards Finalists – Best New Cloud Start Ups

Best New Cloud Start Ups The Annual Crunchie awards is hosted and put together by TechCrunch, GigaOm, and VentureBeat. Listed are the finalists in each category Best Internet Application ChartBeat Greplin Pandora Rdio Ujam Best Social App Cityville Dailybooth Foursquare GroupMe Twitter Best Social Commerce App Blippy Groupon Jetsetter LivingSocial One King’s Lane ShopKick Best

Salesforce.com Acquires Dimdim – An Open Sourced Collaboration Service

Salesforce.com Acquires Dimdim Acquisition will extend salesforce.com’s Chatter collaboration platform with critical real-time communication technologies.  Follows the proven Facebook model of combining real-time collaboration and communication into a single integrated service. Enables salesforce.com to build on momentum of 60,000 Chatter customers,  accelerating the industry shift to Cloud 2 SAN FRANCISCO, – Salesforce.com [NYSE: CRM], the

Lower Amazon Prices – Cloud Support Package Breakdown

Lower Amazon Prices – Cloud Support Package Breakdown By CloudTweaks On January 6th 2011, Amazon Web Services (AWS) announced some good news for users of the existing Premium Support offerings with a 50% usage pricing reduction. They have also added two new support plans; Bronze and Platinum to their existing Silver and Gold Premium Support

LiveOps Receives Customer Interaction Solutions® Magazine’s 2010 Product of the Year Award

Contact Center Cloud Platform Honored for Exceptional Innovation SANTA CLARA, CA–(Marketwire – January 6, 2011) – LiveOps announced today that the LiveOps Contact Center Cloud Platform has received a 2010 Product of the Year Award from Technology Marketing Corporation’s (TMC®) Customer Interaction Solutions magazine, the leading publication covering CRM, call centers and teleservices since 1982.

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How CYOD Helps Make Hybrid Cloud More Productive and More Secure Recent analysis by IDG/DELL has found that companies are expecting “increased IT efficiencies” and “lowering total cost of ownership (TCO) with optimized application delivery” as they move toward hybrid cloud and private cloud deployment. In short, they expect things to work better and cost…

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Cloud Infographic – Wearable Tech And Preventative Healthcare

Cloud Infographic – Wearable Tech And Preventative Healthcare

Wearable Tech And Preventative Healthcare There are so many exciting new opportunities available to utilize wearable technology in the future.  Areas such as nanotechnology disease monitoring, crowdfunding to wearable accessories are some excellent examples of the potential. Estimates vary, but appear to suggest that the market will produce between $14-50 Billion over the next few years. Included below

Ten Tips For Successful Business Intelligence Implementation

Ten Tips For Successful Business Intelligence Implementation

Ten Tips for Successful Business Intelligence Implementation The cost of Business Intelligence (BI) software goes far beyond the purchase price. Time spent researching, implementing, and maintaining your BI investment can snowball quickly and mistakes are often expensive. Your time is valuable – save it by learning from other businesses’ experiences. We’ve compiled the top ten

Knots And Cloud Service Providers

Knots And Cloud Service Providers

How Do These Two Compare? In Boy Scouts, I learned how to tie knots. The quickest knot you can tie is the slipknot. It’s very effective for connecting one thing to another via the rope you have. It was used in setting up tents, mooring boats to docks temporarily and lifting your food up into

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To Have and Have Not: Big Data Initiatives In Developing Countries

To Have and Have Not: Big Data Initiatives In Developing Countries

Big Data Initiatives In Developing Countries The poor of the developing countries are becoming increasingly connected, to the point where they too are part of the Big Data revolution that’s happening across the globe. It didn’t come with laptops, though, as some supposed it would. Whereas it costs a fortune to connect broadband to a

Big Data In Your Garden: Initiatives For Better Understanding Nature

Big Data In Your Garden: Initiatives For Better Understanding Nature

Big Data in Your Garden Big Data and IoT initiatives are springing up all across the globe, making cities, protesters–and just about everything else–smarter. However, thus far there’s been little attention paid to the interactions between these bizarre technologies and living things other than humans. Biology, that is, human biology is one field where Big

Who Holds the Key to the City: Big Data and City Management

Who Holds the Key to the City: Big Data and City Management

Big Data and City Management Cities like New York, Madrid, and especially Rio de Janeiro are augmented with Big Data-powered initiatives that range from combating crime with predictive analytics (New York & Madrid) to providing real-time data for improved management. Although Big Data is no panacea and is mainly used in conjunction with a greater

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Gartner Research – Homes In 2022 Will Contain Hundreds Of Smart Objects

Gartner Research – Homes In 2022 Will Contain Hundreds Of Smart Objects

How the Internet of Things is Saving Lives Just hearing the phrase ‘internet of things’ is enough to strike fear into the hearts of many elderly people. As the world’s economy shifts increasingly towards online-only, the oldest people among us often feel left behind, confused that the ‘way things used to be done’ – the

Where’s the Capital of the Internet of Things?

Where’s the Capital of the Internet of Things?

Where’s the Capital? We all know the capitals of fashion are London, New York and Paris, while the capital of film is Hollywood (or Bollywood!) – but what’s the new capital of the internet? Specifically, the internet of things? The answer – according to new research by Ozy – might surprise you. It’s not Tokyo, Seoul,

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