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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Infographic: Humans vs. Computers (Cloud Evolution)

Cloud Computing - Human Vs Computers

An interesting and somewhat playful look at ‘Man vs Machine’ found over at the Dell Community. There is however a very serious undertone to this for those leaning a bit on the paranoid side.  With the acceptance and explosive growth of cloud computing and the utilization of online collaboration services, its simply just a matter

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Does Moving to the Cloud work for the US Federal Government?

Does Moving to the Cloud work for the US Federal Government? The Federal government’s relationship with cloud computing have always been a topic of interest on this website. Over the last months, I have covered this area in considerable detail. However, but for the slight hint of skepticism, the articles have been largely positive about

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Which Type of Businesses Benefit Most from Cloud Computing?

Which Type of Businesses Benefit Most from Cloud Computing? “A rising tide lifts all boats.” This quote, mistakenly attributed to President John F. Kennedy who used it often, is associated with the idea that improvements in the general economy will benefit all participants in that economy. Extending this to technology, it is but natural that

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Cloud Computing Goes Mainstream with University Certification Course

Cloud Computing Goes Mainstream with University Certification Course When does a technology actually become mainstream, an established part of our daily lives? Is it when it becomes part of the popular vocabulary, or when there’s an addition to the Oxford English Dictionary confirming its existence? Is it when companies make money selling that technology, or

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How Private Cloud is Changing Business

How Private Cloud is Changing Business The economic crisis of the last four years and the austerity measures that followed  have forced businesses large and small to assess their budgets and spending in areas including IT. The recovery from the latest financial crisis has coincided with the growth in popularity of cloud computing – essentially

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Mainframes in the Age of Cloud Computing

Mainframes in the Age of Cloud Computing Mainframes may be 1960s technology, but they still manage a huge portion of the world’s data. This is mainly because of two reasons – i) continuous improvement of the technology and ii) the huge costs involved in changing them en masse. However, in today’s world of cloud computing

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Reminder: OSCON (Open Source Convention) Event

CloudTweaks is pleased to be a Media Partner of the OSCON Event on July 25-29, 2011 at the Oregon Convention Center in Portland. For 13 years, OSCON, the O’Reilly Open Source Convention, has put open source to work building the future. OSCON’s program encompasses 20 tracks to explore all things open source. New tracks have

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8×8 Introduces Cloud-Based Video Conferencing Service

8×8 Introduces Cloud-Based Virtual Room Service A new cloud-based video conferencing service from 8×8 is offering an easier, more flexible and significantly more affordable way to collaborate using voice, video and content. 8×8, a provider of innovative cloud communications and computing solutions, is offering these services to businesses of all sizes and claims that it

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Akamai Launches Global NetAlliance Partner Program

Company helps systems integrators, application and infrastructure service providers, and technology partners to address the challenges of doing business in the cloud CAMBRIDGE, MA – July 18, 2011 – Akamai Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: AKAM), the leading provider of cloud optimization services, announced today its NetAlliance Partner Program designed for global IT solution providers to integrate

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Joyent and Cloud9 Partner to Provide Ready-to-Deploy Node.js IDE

Joyent and Cloud9 Partner to Provide Ready-to-Deploy Node.js IDE JavaScript and Node.js™ inventors join to provide web app developers with one-stop cloud development and deployment San Francisco, CA and Amsterdam, NL – July 13, 2011 – In an arrangement that brings together the work of JavaScript inventor Brendan Eich and Node.js inventor Ryan Dahl, Joyent

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Zynga, the Latest Cloud Computing Success

Zynga, the Latest Cloud Computing Success The business world is abuzz with the upcoming Zynga IPO which is expected to raise $1 billion from investors and value the gaming company as high as $20 billion. Just for the record, Zynga is a California-based game developer that made FarmVille and CityVille, two of its most popular

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