Public-Private Cloud Partnership: Ontario Government And IBM Join Hands

Public-Private Cloud Partnership: Ontario Government and IBM Join Hands Government agencies encouraging new technologies through grants and partnerships with private entities are not a recent phenomenon. From DARPA (Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency) to NASA (National Aeronautics and Space Administration) to NSF (National Science Foundation), a lot of agencies have gone down that path, and

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Cloud Computing: Determining The Cost Of The Cloud – Part 3

Cloud Computing: Determining The Cost Of The Cloud – Part 3 Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) This service model enables user organizations to forgo deployment of new datacenter equipment to handle growing operational needs. Rather, the business obtains needed IT infrastructure – servers, security, storage, networks, etc. – from a cloud services provider, often via

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Cloud Computing: Cloud Service Models – Part 3

Cloud Computing: Cloud Service Models – Part 3 Continued From Part 2… Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) This service model enables user organizations to forgo deployment of new datacenter equipment to handle growing operational needs. Rather, the business obtains needed IT infrastructure – servers, security, storage, networks, etc. – from a cloud services provider, often

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Apache Hadoop v1.0: Open Source "Big Data" Cloud Computing Platform Powers Millions…

The Apache Software Foundation Announces Apache Hadoop™ v1.0 Open Source “Big Data” Cloud computing platform powers millions of compute-hours to process exabytes of data for Amazon.com, AOL, Apple, eBay, Facebook, foursquare, HP, IBM, LinkedIn, Microsoft, Netflix, The New York Times, Rackspace, Twitter, Yahoo!, and more. 4 January 2012 —FOREST HILL, MD— The Apache Software Foundation (ASF),

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Fujitsu’s Perceptions of the Cloud

Fujitsu’s Perceptions of the Cloud It’s quite some time since I wrote about Fujitsu’s presence on the cloud. Although the Japanese conglomerate had expressed its intention to invest big money in cloud computing almost a year ago (See: Fujitsu set to invest $1.2 billion-plus on cloud computing in 2011), there hasn’t been any big developments

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Alcatel-Lucent Connects Communications Networks and The Cloud

Alcatel-Lucent connects communications networks and the cloud New CloudBand ‘carrier cloud’ solution brings the reliability, security and high performance of communications networks to the cloud services market Paris – November 17, 2011 – Today Alcatel-Lucent (Euronext Paris and NYSE: ALU) is introducing a new solution, called CloudBand, which brings together the computing power and flexibility of the

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Zenoss Expands Unified Cloud Monitoring With Support for Citrix CloudStack

Heterogeneous Cloud Management Enhanced With Addition of Leading Cloud Computing Platform SANTA CLARA, CA–(Marketwire – Nov 7, 2011) – Today at Cloud Expo, Zenoss, a leading provider of management software for physical, virtual, and cloud-based IT infrastructures, announced the availability of a free and open source CloudStack ZenPack. The new ZenPack extends Zenoss Core to

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AWS News: Microsoft Windows on Amazon EC2 Cluster Instances

Run Microsoft Windows on Amazon EC2 Cluster Instances Starting today you can run Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2 and Microsoft Windows SQL Server Standard 2008 R2 on Cluster Compute and Cluster GPU instances for Amazon EC2. Cluster Compute Instances provide customers with high CPU capability within a high bandwidth, low latency network for IO intensive

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Fujitsu Rolls Out Global Cloud Computing Platform in North America

Fujitsu Rolls Out Global Cloud Computing Platform in North America Fujitsu launching free, three-month beta trial of Infrastructure-as-a-Service offering beginning May 31 Sunnyvale, CALIF. – May 24, 2011 – Fujitsu today announced the North American roll-out of its proven Global Cloud Platform, already launched in Japan, Australia, Singapore and UK. The Fujitsu Global Cloud Platform

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Use Google Sites with SMEStorage Open Cloud Platform for Free

Businesses can now use Google Sites with the SMEStorage Open Cloud Computing Platform for free. This is made possible thanks to the SMEStorage Open Cloud Platform, which is supporting Google Sites using the Google OAuth authentication mechanism. Google Sites is just another storage cloud for the SMEStorage Open Cloud Platform, which, according to a release,

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Coupa Cloud Spend Management (CSM) Platform – Cloud Computing Service Overview

Coupa Cloud Spend Management (CSM) Introduction Coupa is one of the world’s top providers of cloud computing platform-based solutions. Coupa e-Procurement SaaS, deployed on Ruby and Rails, gives choices of requisitioning, purchase orders, approval management, RFQ’s and Quotes, budgeting, receiving and inventory, reporting and dashboards. Coupa e-procurement is easy to use, deploys fast and is

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Encoding.com Creates Fastest Encoding Service – Integrates with Rackspace and Amazon Cloud Platforms

Encoding.com Creates Fastest Encoding Service – Integrates with Rackspace and Amazon Cloud Platforms SAN FRANCISCO, April 14, 2011 — Encoding.com, the world’s largest video encoding service provider, today announced that it is also the world’s fastest Encoding service, with the addition of its game changing new feature – Instant Encoding™.  With Instant Encoding, the Encoding.com

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NTT America Demos Cloud Computing Platform at Web 2.0 Expo

NTT America Demos Cloud Computing Platform at Web 2.0 Expo NTT America will demonstrate its cloud computing platform at the Web 2.0 Expo San Francisco. Attendees will get a chance to listen to NTT America‘s technical staff who will discuss the company’s hosting, cloud computing, security and colocation offerings. These offerings help businesses to tap

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Mainframes -> PCs -> Cloud Computing?

Mainframes -> PCs -> Cloud Computing? “I think there is a world market for maybe five computers.” – Thomas J. Watson (1874-1956), former president of IBM. “640 KB is more memory than anyone will ever need.” – Bill Gates, founder of Microsoft. Although there is no documentary evidence of these quotes having actually originated from

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