Cloud Computing: On The Fringe or Mainstream?

Cloud Computing: On The Fringe or Mainstream?

Cloud Computing Revenue Numbers Imagine that your viewpoint is shared by 5% of people. You’d be in a fringe political party, perhaps, or share a fondness for some obscure sport or hobby. Or you’d be a proponent of Cloud Computing. Because the reality is that after many years of technical development, entrepreneurial freneticism, and big-company marketing,…

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…

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…

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…

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…

Cloud Based Service Level Agreements – Two Different Worlds

Cloud Based Service Level Agreements – Two Different Worlds

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

Is Consolidation Coming to Cloud Computing?

Is Consolidation Coming to Cloud Computing? In recent times, the biggest news in cloud computing has been Hewlett-Packard’s (HP) entry into the sector. And this entry is not a side business; the new CEO truly believes the company’s future lies in the cloud, going on record saying, “Everything that we do in the future will…

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Transforming Traditional DevOps To A Modern Cloud-Centric Operation

Transforming Traditional DevOps To A Modern Cloud-Centric Operation

Transforming Traditional DevOps Over the last year, I’ve been hearing about more and more instances of companies asking the question that the title suggests – how do you transform a DevOPs process into a more cloud-centric operation? To start, we must all assume that there is some notion of a traditional DevOPs process built into…

Cloud as Our Children’s Playground

Cloud as Our Children’s Playground

Cloud as Our Children’s Playground We read everyday about the fast pace of business adoption of the cloud.  But children are adopting the cloud at just as an aggressive pace.  The Cloud is changing our children’s lives – the way they play, learn, and interact with others and the world around them.  I see children…

Cloud Computing: On The Fringe or Mainstream?

Cloud Computing: On The Fringe or Mainstream?

Cloud Computing Revenue Numbers Imagine that your viewpoint is shared by 5% of people. You’d be in a fringe political party, perhaps, or share a fondness for some obscure sport or hobby. Or you’d be a proponent of Cloud Computing. Because the reality is that after many years of technical development, entrepreneurial freneticism, and big-company marketing,…

Hoarders And Data Collectors: On The Brink Of Unmanageability

Hoarders And Data Collectors:  On The Brink Of Unmanageability

Hoarders and Data Collectors In our physical world, hoarders are deemed “out of control” when they collect too much.  Surely the same analogy applies in our online world.  When providers collect realms of data from us, it seems they lose control of that too?  In the last months it’s not just the frequency of data…

Surprising Facts and Stats About The Big Data Industry

Surprising Facts and Stats About The Big Data Industry

Facts and Stats About The Big Data Industry If you start talking about big data to someone who is not in the industry, they immediately conjure up images of giant warehouses full of servers, staff poring over page after page of numbers and statistics, and some big brother-esque official sat in a huge government building…

Is Docker The Next Big Thing?

Is Docker The Next Big Thing?

Is Docker The Next Big Thing? We often hear that a particular product or idea is going to be the ‘next big thing’, and analysts and commentators are frequently falling over themselves to predict an emerging trend or developing idea. In the case of Docker, it might actually be justified. The open source technology is…

Cloud Computing Checklist For Startups

Cloud Computing Checklist For Startups

Cloud Computing Checklist For Startups There are many people who aspire to do great things in this world and see new technologies such as Cloud computing and Internet of Things as a tremendous offering to help bridge and showcase their ideas. Innovation is not doing what everyone else is doing #onefest — Warren Whitlock (@WarrenWhitlock)…

The History Of Back-Ups

The History Of Back-Ups

The History of Back-Ups There’s no doubt about it – we are spoilt. With external hard-drives, CDs, USB memory sticks, SD cards, online storage and multiple devices with vast memories we can save, access and back up our data more easily and more efficiently than ever before. (Image Source: Maxim Yurin, SoftLogica)  It’s not always been…

Report: Cybercriminals Rely On People To Access Corporate Environments

Report: Cybercriminals Rely On People To Access Corporate Environments

Cybercriminal Report Users are the weakest link when it comes to cybersecurity, with only 1 percent representing 75 percent of the security risk in a cloud environment, according to a new cloud cybersecurity report released yesterday. The CloudLock Cyberlab analyzed 10 million users as well as 1 billion files and more than 91,000 applications and…

NSA Planning For Quantum Resistant Algorithms To Protect National Security Systems

NSA Planning For Quantum Resistant Algorithms To Protect National Security Systems

NSA Planning For Quantum Resistant Algorithms The National Security Agency (NSA) has announced that it plans to introduce methods of cryptology that will make quantum computers secure. Acknowledging that quantum computers are likely to become a reality in the not too distant future, they say they are committed to the transition and are doing everything…

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