Cloud Computing Startups Raise Big Money: UPDATE 14

Cloud Computing Startups Raise Big Money This is the fifteenth in a continuing series on startups raising funding. You can read the latest in the series at: Cloud Computing Startups Raise Big Money: UPDATE 13. For previous updates, please click on relevant links in the aforementioned article.  Today, there are two startups in focus – Concurix and

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No More Cloud Delusions!

No More Cloud Delusions! I am sick and tired of the myriad cloud urban myths that run amok both in and outside of the IT community. One by one, I’d like to dismantle three of my biggest pet-peeve cloud delusions. Let’s begin with one of the more attractive and “boho-chic” cloud tall tales that never

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Africa: Cloud Computing’s Secret Weapon

Africa: Cloud Computing’s Secret Weapon Cloud computing’s best opportunity for unparalleled progress and worldwide relevance lies in how deeply and effectively it penetrates the African information technology community. Point blank. Why is this so? Simply because the massive continent remains in the dark ages of technology of all sorts, a condition which has fostered as

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Top Threats For Cloud Computing

Top Threats For Cloud Computing Cloud computing reached the point where computing functions as a utility. Here are the top cloud computing threats to help organizations better understand them and make the best choices for their businesses. Threat no 1: Security threats With cloud computing managing critical enterprise data, are enterprises and individuals possible victims

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Is Cloud Computing A Lunch Break Creation?

Is Cloud Computing a Lunch Break Creation? There have been allegations that “cloud computing” is just a marketing term, with the underlying principles and technologies having long existed. Personally speaking, while I do believe that a lot of cloud computing as it exists today did exist before Ramnath Chellappa used the term in a 1997

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Cloud Infographic: The Cloud Tablet

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Cloud Infographic: The Cloud Tablet Mobile cloud is the convergence of cloud computing and mobile apps. It is one of the hottest trends in cloud computing that is expected to play an increasingly important role in the future. The entry of iPads into the enterprise space. Tablets are now entering the enterprise space and are

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Healthcare In The Cloud: Good And Bad And Around The World

Healthcare in the Cloud: Good and Bad and Around the World What field isn’t the cloud revolutionizing right now? From music to entrepreneurship, virtually every relevant sector is capitalizing on some aspect of the cloud in order to improve efficiency and — one hopes as a byproduct — creativity as well. Healthcare is not immune

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The Cloud Gets Green

The Cloud Gets Green We are all, at this point, at least fairly well aware of cloud computing’s capacity to slash wasted time and spending for both homes and businesses. But many of us are now wondering if this significant boost in economy and efficiency could potentially translate into an environmental advantage. For the fourth

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Regional Cloud Hubs – How Government Clouds May Function In The Future

Regional Cloud Hubs – How Government Clouds May Function in the Future Sometime back I had written about the possible issues affecting the government move to the cloud (See: Does Moving to the Cloud work for the US Federal Government?). Now, a report indicates that “regional cloud hubs” can ameliorate several of these issues, not

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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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Controlling Complexity In Converged Infrastructure

Controlling Complexity In Converged Infrastructure Converged infrastructure is very similar to an Airbus 380 – it has a tremendous amount of capacity, but there is no way a human can control it without the help of a very sophisticated control system. And just as this type of control system is relatively new to aircraft, the

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The Great Cloud Race: HP Battles Amazon (and IBM) For Tech Supremacy

The Great Cloud Race: HP Battles Amazon (and IBM) For Tech Supremacy The cloud’s ongoing growth has in-the-know tech experts watching its progress with proud, loving eyes. Yet as with any burgeoning development, it’s taken time for cloud computing to be fully embraced by the establishment — to wit, major companies such as Google and

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Swedish Collective Aims to Clean up the Cloud

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Swedish Collective Aims to Clean up the Cloud Ten Regions set to Conquer Silicon Valley Stockholm, Sweden – February 21, 2012 – A cold climate, clean energy and one of the most stable electricity grids in the world have made Sweden very hot property in the IT giants’ quest for datacenter locations in Europe. In

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Icelandic Steam, French Bidding Wars: Europe and Cloud Computing in Early 2012

Icelandic Steam, French Bidding Wars: Europe and Cloud Computing in Early 2012 The European continent is — finally! — putting cash where its proverbial mouth is regarding the presence of cloud computing throughout the EU. At Switzerland’s World Economic Forum, Digital Agenda Commissioner Neelie Kroes announced that Europe is ready to pledge 10 million euro

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