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Amazon Web Services and Oracle Announce New Certification

Amazon Web Services New Certification SAN FRANCISCO, CA–(Marketwire – September 20, 2010) –   ORACLE OPENWORLD Amazon Web Services LLC, an Amazon.com company (NASDAQ: AMZN), and Oracle (NASDAQ: ORCL) today announced that a wide selection of Oracle enterprise software has been certified to run on the Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2) using Oracle VM virtualization. As…

NorthScale Teams With RightScale to Deliver Elastic Data Scaling in a Managed Cloud Environment

Technology Integration Ideal for Social Games and Other Dynamic “Scale-out” Applications on the Cloud SANTA BARBARA, CA and MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA–(Marketwire – September 14, 2010) – RightScale®, Inc., the leader in cloud computing management, and NorthScale, the elastic data management software company, today announced the availability of NorthScale’s Membase NoSQL database technology within the RightScale…

Cloud Computing Comparisons Between AWS, RackSpace and GoGrid Part 2

Cloud Computing Comparisons Between AWS, RackSpace and GoGrid Part 2

Cloud Computing Comparisons By Malick As we saw in Part 1, Amazon Web Services being the pioneer in Cloud Services (Please see our earlier post about this topic: Link1, Link2, Link3) it has become common practice to compare other services with AWS. Amazon started offering its windows service back in early 2009. As the cloud…

Cloud Computing Comparisons Between AWS, RackSpace and GoGrid

Cloud Computing Comparisons Between AWS, RackSpace and GoGrid Windows Server Domination: It is no secret that most of the early cloud servers were in Unix flavors. However, in the recent past, there is a spate of new Windows cloud servers bursting out from leading cloud vendors. It is true that windows cloud servers, though they…

Practically Speaking about Amazon Web Services – Part 3

Practically Speaking about Amazon Web Services – Part 3 What is AMI and types of AMIs available in various regions? Amazon Machine Image is the basic unit of computing provided by Amazon Web Services Elastic Computing Cloud EC2. As we see in Virtualization, these are virtual appliances ready to be launched as Virtual Machines. These…

Amazon AWS Lowers On-Demand and Reserved Prices

Amazon AWS Lowers On-Demand and Reserved Prices

Amazon AWS Lowers On-Demand and Reserved Prices Effective immediately, we have lowered the On-Demand and Reserved prices for High Memory Double Extra Large (m2.2xlarge) and Quadruple Extra Large (m2.4xlarge) instances for Linux/UNIX and Windows by up to 19%. If you have existing Reserved Instances, your hourly usage rate starting September 1st will be lowered to…

Practically Speaking about Amazon Web Services – Part 2: A Cloud Giant

Practically Speaking about Amazon Web Services – Part 2: A Cloud Giant Part 1 can be visited here. We saw the various innovative cloud products and services offered by Amazon Web Services in Part 1. At this stage, it is quite natural that we have the business economics going on in our mind as how…

Practically Speaking about Amazon Web Services – Part 1: The Evolution of Amazon AWS

Practically Speaking about Amazon Web Services – Part 1: The Evolution of Amazon AWS

Practically Speaking about Cloud Computing – Series by Cloudtweaks Practically speaking: Gartner declared that Cloud Computing is at its peak of the Hype Cycle with inflated expectations in 2010. We are witnessing the same in reality now. The talk is no longer about its definitions or security concerns. As cloud computing is entering into the…

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Cloud Infographic – What Is The Internet of Things?

Cloud Infographic – What Is The Internet of Things?

What Is The Internet of Things? “We’re still in the first minutes of the first day of the Internet revolution.”  – Scott Cook The Internet of Things (IOT) and Smart Systems are based on the notions of Sensors, Connectivity, People and Processes. We are creating a new world to view and measure anything around us through…

Cloud Infographic: The Education Of Tomorrow

Cloud Infographic: The Education Of Tomorrow

Cloud Infographic: The Education Of Tomorrow  Online Education is a very exciting topic for many as it opens up many new doors and opportunities. We’ve touched on areas such as Massive Open Online Sources (MOOC) which provides tremendous levels of cloud based interconnectivity. We’ve taken a look into higher education,  the increased demand for online courses as well as…

Are Cloud Servers The Right Choice For Your Business?

Are Cloud Servers The Right Choice For Your Business?

Cloud servers offer power, flexibility, reliability, and client friendly hosting for small and medium businesses that have outgrown shared hosting. New business hosting clients are bombarded with an incredible diversity of different choices for their site’s hosting. It can be a challenge to negotiate the range of platforms and the marketing hype that many hosting…

Cloud Infographic – The Internet Of Things In 2020

Cloud Infographic – The Internet Of Things In 2020

Cloud Infographic –  The Internet Of Things In 2020 The growing interest in the Internet of Things is amongst us and there is much discussion. Attached is an archived but still relevant infographic by Intel which has produced a memorizing snapshot at how the number of connected devices have exploded since the birth of the…

2014 Future Of Cloud Computing Survey Results

2014 Future Of Cloud Computing Survey Results

Engine Yard Joins North Bridge Venture Partners, Gigaom Research and Industry Collaborators to Unveil 2014 Future of Cloud Computing Survey Results SAN FRANCISCO, CA–(Marketwired – Jun 25, 2014) – Engine Yard, the leading cloud application management platform, today announced its role as a collaborator in releasing the results of the fourth annual Future of Cloud Computing Survey,…

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Moving From Email Into The Cloud

Moving From Email Into The Cloud

Mobile Collaboration In The Cloud Imagine that you, as a manager, are told by the powers that be that you have to find “efficiencies” within your department that will result in one million dollars of savings annually. You struggle with this. You send an email to everyone on your senior team. “Where can we save…

IT Security: Think Like A Thief – And An Average Joe, Too

IT Security: Think Like A Thief – And An Average Joe, Too

IT Security: Think Like A Thief – And An Average Joe, Too With security threats to information services growing in sophistication, frequency and variety, IT professionals on all sides of the marketplace are realizing an urgent need to reinvent themselves to better anticipate the bewildering variety of attacks that they and their customers face. The…

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Cloud Service Provider Selection Considerations

Cloud Service Provider Selection Considerations

Why Cloud Brokers Make Sense Different workloads perform differently on different cloud service providers. Enough so that it is prudent in planning to consider the optimal configuration and the optimal CSP for your solution. Consider this old word problem from years ago. One person can carry two buckets of water. It takes 5 minutes to…

Migrating to a Business Cloud (5 Warnings)

Migrating to a Business Cloud (5 Warnings)

Migrating to a Business Cloud  In theory, migrating to cloud computing should be easy. Choose a cloud provider, move the files to the data server and everything is good to go. While that may work for the personal cloud, migrating into a business cloud format is a lot more complicated. As Ann Bednarz pointed out…

5 Considerations You Need To Review Before Investing In Data Analytics

5 Considerations You Need To Review Before Investing In Data Analytics

Review Before Investing In Data Analytics Big data, when handled properly, can lead to big change. Companies in a wide variety of industries are partnering with data analytics companies to increase operational efficiency and make evidence-based business decisions. From Kraft Foods using business intelligence (BI) to cut customer satisfaction analysis time in half, to a…

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The Who to launch virtual reality app for Facebook’s Oculus Rift

The Who to launch virtual reality app for Facebook’s Oculus Rift

Fly-through app will celebrate bands 50th anniversary, alongside 3D retrospective apps for Android and iOS Id always hoped Id fly through a virtual reality environment on a Lambretta listening to some of The Whos greatest hits before I got old. Now I have, courtesy of an official app being developed for Facebooks Oculus Rift headset.…

How Home Depot and JP Morgan could have avoided the worst

How Home Depot and JP Morgan could have avoided the worst

Rather than relying on the detection of known signatures, the fight against today’s sophisticated attackers is about leveraging big data techniques, self-learning and expertise in collaborative cybersecurity – generally in the cloud. Read the source article at Information Age