Energy Efficient Microservers from Dell for Cloud Computing Infrastructures

Energy Efficient Microservers from Dell for Cloud Computing Infrastructures Dell introduced its third generation of microservers, PowerEdge C5000 line, including the PowerEdge C5125 and C5220 for deploying shared infrastructure and cloud environments.  This new series of custom designed microservers enable building cloud computing infrastructures that allow applications to run on individual dedicated physical servers without

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Mainframes -> PCs -> Cloud Computing?

Mainframes -> PCs -> Cloud Computing? “I think there is a world market for maybe five computers.” – Thomas J. Watson (1874-1956), former president of IBM. “640 KB is more memory than anyone will ever need.” – Bill Gates, founder of Microsoft. Although there is no documentary evidence of these quotes having actually originated from

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The Lighter Side Of The Cloud – The Storage Room

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Cloud Based Video Conferencing Innovator Nefsis Announces…

Cloud Based Video Conferencing Innovator Nefsis Announces… SAN DIEGO, March 24, 2011 — Online video conferencing innovator Nefsis announced today state-of-the-art advances to its distributed cloud computing technology: intelligently virtualizing online meeting rooms closer to business participants. This advancement leverages the distributed nature of cloud computing and real-time routing information to reduce roundtrip latency time

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Cloud Computing Feasibility- What Should ISVs Look For?

Cloud feasibility- what should ISVs look for? There is a myriad of consulting options available to ISVs when considering cloud adoption. On one hand, there are short consulting engagements adopted as a “foot in the door” strategy to win cloud migration projects. On the other, there are very detailed engagements which can lead to analysis

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Microsoft 'Intune' With New Cloud Management Service

Microsoft Intune With Cloud Management Service REDMOND, Wash. – March 23, 2011 – When Microsoft PC management and security solutions go to the cloud, the result is Windows Intune – a new Microsoft product to help businesses manage, secure and update their fleet of PCs.  Windows Intune is a cloud-based solution that lets IT pros

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Top Cloud Computing Gaming Providers

Cloud gaming, also called gaming on demand, is a type of online gaming that allows direct and on-demand streaming of games onto a computer through the use of a thin client, in which the actual game is stored on the game company’s server and is streamed directly to computers accessing the server through the client.

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Microsoft Improves Performance Through Private Cloud Computing

Microsoft Improves Performance Through Private Cloud Computing Microsoft is now focusing on private cloud computing mainly to improve the performance of many applications. Through private cloud computing the performance levels of the application services such as Windows Azure, Office 365, Xbox Live and Bing services can be optimized. This benefit of private cloud can be

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Why India Prefers Private Clouds Over Hybrid Clouds

The Next Cloud Computing Superpower? Some time back, I had written on the possibility of India emerging as a cloud computing superpower. (See: Is India The Next Cloud Computing Superpower?). I had based my assumption on the fact that India has a large number of software engineers available to leverage their knowledge in the emerging

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Cloud Based Service Level Agreements – Two Different Worlds

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Cloud Based Service Level Agreements A common theme in the chatter about cloud computing is the need for SLAs around performance and availability. These SLAs simply don’t exist or are specified in a way that makes them look like they’ll never be violated. For example, Amazon’s availability SLA is around the network connectivity for an

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Why Is Rackspace Targeting Startups?

Why is Rackspace targeting Startups? I have often spoken about how cloud computing can help level the playing field between established enterprises who can afford to spend millions on information technology (IT) infrastructure to support their operations, and smaller entities that cannot. (See: Fighting Above Your Weight Class Through Cloud Computing). Cloud computing, with its

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Top 25 European Cloud Computing Rising Stars: BlueTeach

Founded in 2009 and based in Paris, France, BlueTeach employs only seven professionals but already has a customer base calculated in thousands of users worldwide. The company self-describes its service as a knowledge sharing community in the Cloud and competes with services like eduFire and Livemocha to attract customers who are eager to gain new

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BlackBerry-maker RIM Ties Up with Microsoft for Cloud Storage

BlackBerry-maker RIM Ties Up with Microsoft for Cloud Storage Last week saw the announcement of two major joint ventures in the cloud computing space. While German enterprise software maker SAP AG tied up with Verizon to offer its CRM solutions on the cloud, BlackBerry-manufacturer Research in Motion (RIM) announced it was teaming up with Microsoft

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Eucalyptus Systems Sponsors New York Cloud Event

Eucalyptus Systems Sponsors Cloud Expo 2011 New York All roads lead to New York this summer for the 8th International Cloud Expo. Eucalyptus Systems, the developer of an independent cloud computing platform is the “Bronze Sponsor” of this event scheduled to be held on June 6-9, 2011, at the Javits Center in New York. This

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