“Waiting For Cloud Standards Is Like Waiting For Godot”

Converged Cloud

“Waiting For Cloud Standards Is Like Waiting For Godot” The title of this post comes from one of the more interesting comments made during the Twitter chat on 12 April focusing on the interactions between the public and private clouds, and how converged clouds may be the solution to several associated problems (the conversations are

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Dreamhost Joins Elite Roster of Nicira’s OpenStack Customers

Cloud Provider Joins Elite Roster of Nicira’s OpenStack Customers Palo Alto, Calif., April 9, 2012 – Nicira, the network virtualization company, today announced that Southern California-based cloud provider DreamHost will deploy its Network Virtualization Platform (NVP).  DreamHost joins global leaders NTT, Rackspace and others using Nicira’s software to reduce costs and accelerate service delivery in

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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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Cloud Computing Startups Raise Big Money: UPDATE 11

Virtustream

Cloud Computing Startups Raise Big Money: UPDATE 11 This is the twelfth in a continuing series on startups raising funding. You can read the latest in the series at: Cloud Computing Startups Raise Big Money: UPDATE 10 . For previous updates, please click on relevant links in the aforementioned article. Today, there are two startups in focus

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Recent Cloud Computing Team Ups – III

Recent Cloud Computing Team Ups – III This is a continuing series on cloud computing companies joining hands. As is evident from the previous articles, cloud companies are increasingly looking to join forces to better leverage their individual competencies. Today’s article features two such team-ups: Atos, EMC and VMware Three big companies – Atos (http://www.atos.net), EMC (www.emc.com) and

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The Growing Number Of Cloud Channels

The Growing Number Of Cloud Channels ‘C’ LOUD The big C when it comes to Cloud for the Channel is Conflict. I have been presenting and visiting partners around Europe for the past several years and listening to the opinions and input from vendors, Vars, Resellers, MSP’s, ISP’s and a variety of channels by varying

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Corporate Espionage in the Cloud Era

Corporate Espionage in the Cloud Era Wow!!  That was our reaction when we saw this story about cloud file sync and share that was allegedly used in a case of theft at a law firm. Well, wow and DUH of course this was bound to happen. Whether this turns out to be really nefarious or not is

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SunGard Announces Solution Provider Relationship with Amazon Web Services

SunGard Announces Solution Provider Relationship with Amazon Web Services Santa Clara, Ca. – Cloud Connect: February 15, 2012 – SunGard Availability Services today announced it will provide highly available cloud backup through Amazon’s Direct Connect services to both Amazon Web Services and SunGard cloud customers during the course of 2012. As the first phase of the relationship, SunGard will leverage

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Cloud Infographic: Virtual Patching

Trend Micro Cloud

Cloud Infographic: Dick Vs Hiro Here is a somewhat humorous take by Trend Micro on the very stark reality of  cloud security and the potential vulnerabilities involved. Source: Trend Micro Cloud Solutions

Cloud Computing Startups Raise Big Money: UPDATE 7

Tidemark

Cloud Computing Startups Raise Big Money: UPDATE 7 This is the eighth in a continuing series on startups raising funding. You can read the first six in the series here:  Cloud Computing Startups Raise Big Money:  1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 Today, there are two startups in focus – Symplified and Tidemark. Tidemark

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HP ‘Master The Cloud’ Event (Toronto) – Part 2

HP Event

HP ‘Master The Cloud’ Event (Toronto) – Part 2 Here’s an interesting parallel, one somewhat removed from the busy world of cloud computing. In the world of “people,” social psychologists who specialize in generational issues are starting to refer to the most recent generation of kids coming-of-age as the Purell generation, since they are likely to be aware

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HP ‘Master The Cloud’ Event (Montreal) – Part 3

HP Cloud Event Montreal 2012

Continued from: Part 1 , Part 2 It had been a whirlwind day, folks. I’d like to thank Laura Mackey (@HPsoftware) for hosting us bloggers, and Rebecca Pallister (@HPenterpriseCA) for putting it all together. You two deserve a round of applause all your own. It takes a dedicated individual to greet someone so warmly that

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HP 'Master The Cloud' Event (Montreal) – Part 1

HP Event

HP ‘Master The Cloud’ Event (Montreal) – Part 1 It’s a cold, bright day in Montreal, Quebec, where HP has chosen to present their day long Master the Cloud event this 26th of January, 2012. Le Palais de Congrés, or Convention Centre, is packed with Canadian HP customers, vendors, press, bloggers, and staff. Promptly at 9, Dave Frederickson, VP

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Intel and its Vision of the Cloud

Intel and its Vision of the Cloud Intel and India have both featured in previous articles. Now, both of them came together at the “Intel Cloud Summit 2011” in Mumbai which covered Intel Cloud Builder(s) Program of reference architectures (See: Exploring the Intel Cloud Builder Community – Opportunities and Challenges in Asia )and the Intel

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