7 Salient Trends and Directions in Cloud Computing

7 Salient Trends and Directions in Cloud Computing Cloud computing is a rapidly evolving field and as more enterprises join the platform, new trends are emerging. In this post, I will cover the major trends in cloud computing for the immediate future (2012-14). Cloud storage goes mainstream in consumer segment. While cloud based storage services

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US Army Awards First Cloud Computing Contract

US Army Awards First Cloud Computing Contract I have always stated that the best vote of confidence that cloud computing can get is from the military. By their very nature they are cautious, and will undoubtedly shun use of technology that can possibly jeopardize national security. In fact, military spending has long been a bone

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Deutsche Bank Conquers the Cloud

Deutsche Bank Conquers the Cloud Considering the dynamic, constantly-changing nature of cloud computing, “conquering” it may be an exaggeration; however, that was the title bestowed onto Deutsche Bank by its peers in the Open Data Center Alliance (ODCA). Late last month, the ODCA announced that Deutsche Bank won the “Conquering the Cloud Challenge,” a competition

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Cloud Computing: A New Paradigm

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Cloud Computing: A New Paradigm Perception and interpretation of cloud computing with the existing experiences, beliefs and values that affect the way an individual perceives reality, admittedly, will not be easy to accept emerging new business-driven model with the new paradigm offers revolutionary processes. Last year I read a whitepaper, titled “The Economics of The

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The Cloud is Here (and Not Going Anywhere)

The Cloud is Here (and Not Going Anywhere) Lately, there have appeared many articles on the Internet about how the cloud is now approaching maturity, and definitely here to stay, so I thought we should have a look at the evidence and what it actually means. This State of the Cloud 2011 Global Survey shows

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Business in the Clouds in 2012

Business in the Clouds in 2012 The year 2012 is quickly approaching and I would like to add my thoughts about what will might see.  I have nothing to add about the end of the world ending in 2012. My daughter was frantic about it several months ago but now even the teenagers seem to

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Dell Announces Ramp Up Of Taiwan Office – To Hire 100 Cloud Computing Professionals

Dell Announces Ramp Up Of Taiwan Office – To Hire 100 Cloud Computing Professionals Two weeks back I had written about how cloud computing has emerged as a viable career option (See: Should You Train To Be a Cloud Computing Professional? – Part 1  and Should You Train To Be a Cloud Computing Professional? –

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Ubuntu Cloud: The Reseller Opportunity

Ubuntu Cloud: The Reseller Opportunity As market conditions remain uncertain, your customers are looking for new, more cost-effective ways to do business. This is dramatically increasing demand for cloud computing solutions that promise big savings on in-house infrastructure and management. By supporting your customers’ journeys into the cloud, you can generate new service revenues and

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Cloud Service 'InMage' Announces Industry Visionary Kumar Malavalli as CEO

SANTA CLARA, Calif. – August 15, 2011 –InMage® (www.inmage.com), the leading independent software vendor of award winning, disk-based, business application recovery solutions and cloud computing solutions, today announced the appointment of technology industry icon Kumar Malavalli as CEO. Malavalli is widely considered to be a leading visionary in network storage fabrics, the fundamental technology that

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Top 110 Cloud Computing Enablers Gaining Mind Share in 2Q 2011

Top 110 Cloud Computing Enablers Gaining Mind Share in 2Q 2011 Happy 4th of July! I hope you enjoyed your holiday weekend (if you happen to live in the U.S.) Today we take a look at the first half of 2011 to see which Cloud players are gaining mind share. In addition to the, “Top 110 Cloud

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Avnet Provides Cloud Solutions Demos to HP Partners

Avnet Technology Solutions has introduced its HP-designated Cloud Center of Excellence (CCoE) at its Global Solutions Center in Chandler, Ariz. Avnet’s HP CCoE is built on a complete, integrated and open platform – HP’s CloudSystem.  This platform allows both businesses and service providers to build and manage services across private, public and hybrid cloud environments.

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NEC Helps Customers Build Enterprise Hybrid Clouds

NEC Helps Customers Build Enterprise Hybrid Clouds NEC is enabling organizations to directly implement communication-as-a service delivery models as part of their private or hybrid clouds.  The company has announced the immediate availability of UNIVERGE Sphericall as a VMware software-based virtual appliance to this end. Because UNIVERGE Sphericall is adapted to a VMware software-based virtual

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BMC Software and Unisys Team on Delivering Cloud Solutions

BMC Software and Unisys Team on Delivering Cloud Solutions BMC Software and Unisys have signed a joint initiative to deliver and manage advanced cloud solutions by drawing on their complementary strengths. The companies claim that their solutions will make clients’ IT organizations more responsive and efficient in delivering business services.  This collaboration will enable customers

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