Greenpeace Report: How Clean Is Your Cloud?

Greenpeace Report: How Clean Is Your Cloud? The cloud computing world was all abuzz last week when Greenpeace released its report, “How Clean Is Your Cloud?” According to the report, global IT brands like Yahoo, Google, Microsoft, Apple, Amazon, and Facebook are changing how we share pictures, listen to music, watch TV or movies, communicate,

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Terry Bradshaw, Welcome To The Cloud

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Terry Bradshaw, Welcome to the Cloud Why is Terry Bradshaw, a well-regarded yet far too publicized football legend, interloping into the cloud computing community? I understand that he is a jack of all trades, from the gridiron to the grocery store (he’s recently represented the wonders of the Nutrisystem diet plan). But the cloud? Seriously,

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Could Cloud Computing Cause More Stress Come Tax Time?

Could Cloud Computing Cause More Stress Come Tax Time? Money doesn’t grow on trees. Nothing under the sun is free. Aphorisms like these saw concepts such as cloud computing escape from the reality of high cost and taxation — until now. The cloud community is up in arms at what’s recently taken place in Vermont,

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Women and Cloud Computing, Part III: Spotlighting the Top Laureled Ladies

Women and Cloud Computing, Part III: Spotlighting the Top Laureled Ladies This past Valentine’s Day, CloudNOW (NOW an acronym for “Network of Women”), the leading organization of women in cloud computing, gathered to celebrate its own. Helmswoman Jocelyn DeGance Graham led CloudNOW’s first ever formal awards ceremony, which this year focused on offering praise to

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No Cloud Virgin: Music Mogul Madonna’s Lessons for Cloud Computing

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No Cloud Virgin: Music Mogul Madonna’s Lessons for Cloud Computing You can never keep the Material Girl down. Madonna has always divided the public: some corners reviling the gap-toothed pop magician and her polemical life choices, others salivating over every single Ray of Light radiated by the quintessential provocateur. Hate her or love her, Madonna

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Women and Cloud Computing, Part II: Four Leading Ladies in the Cloud Conversation

Women and Cloud Computing, Part II: Four Leading Ladies in the Cloud Conversation This series of articles shines a light on impactful female figures in cloud computing and seeks to spark a conversation on the place of women in technology. Two thousand twelve looks to be a breakout year for several standout members of the

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SOPA, PIPA, and the Cloud: We Have "Mega" Issues

SOPA, PIPA, and the Cloud: We Have “Mega” Issues SOPA and PIPA, two of the most infamous and polemical pieces of governmental legislation aimed squarely at the Internet’s copyright violators in modern history, have produced ripples of interest that should not go unnoticed by the cloud computing community. After days of heated protest both online

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Cloud Computing Progress in the EU: Should It Matter To You?

Cloud Computing Progress in the EU: Should It Matter To You? A new article from the Malta Independent announces the publication’s host country has recently entered the cloud computing community. Malta’s government is partnering with Microsoft in order to create a unique “internal cloud” for the country, similar in design to the Internet framework of

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Cloud Computing Is Now One Million Strong

Cloud Computing Is Now One Million Strong Via MarketWatch, Insight Enterprises, Inc., just distributed a press release celebrating a milestone for both the business itself and the entire cloud community: it has just sold “more than 1 million seats in various cloud offerings.” By seats, we presume they mean to represent units sold of their

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The Cloud and Kermit: “It’s Not Easy Being Green”

The Cloud and Kermit: “It’s Not Easy Being Green” This Thanksgiving holiday meant the arrival of a highly anticipated new film, centered on The Muppets. Many a critic has raved for the picture. My review: skip it by all means, especially if Miss Piggy and the gang occupy a special place in your hearts. The movie panders

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Cloud Development Resource By LibCloud

Here is a great resource for cloud developers. libcloud is a standard client library for many popular cloud providers, written in python and java Testimonials “libcloud represents a fundamental change in the way clouds are managed, breaking the barriers of proprietary, closed clouds. We at Linode believe this is of the utmost importance and fully

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Red Hat CloudForms – New Product for Private and Hybrid Clouds

Red Hat CloudForms – New Product for Private and Hybrid Clouds Raleigh, North Carolina-based open source behemoth Red Hat launched a new product line for creating and managing Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) private and hybrid clouds named CloudForms, the company announced. The product incorporates both comprehensive application lifecycle management and the ability to create integrated clouds from

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Cloud.com Releases New Version of CloudStack – The Open Source Cloud OS

CloudStack 2.2 accelerates enterprise and service provider cloud deployments with improved hypervisor support, AJAX web interface and scalability enhancements CUPERTINO, Calif. – March 15, 2011 – Cloud.com today announced CloudStack™ 2.2, the latest version of its innovative open source cloud computing platform. CloudStack is a comprehensive, open source software solution that accelerates the deployment, management

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Cloud Computing Enters Public Consciousness Through Super Bowl Commercials

Cloud Computing Enters Public Consciousness Through Super Bowl Commercials “Many a small thing has been made large by the right kind of advertising.” – Mark Twain (1835-1910), famous American author and humorist. Advertising is an integral part of our everyday lives, reflecting popular trends and shaping public opinion. From politics to economics, from sports to

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