Cloud Computing: A Cloudy World

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Cloud Computing: A Cloudy World There has been a thunderstorm of growing noise surrounding Cloud Computing in the past 24 months. Vendors, analysts, journalists and membership groups have all rushed to cover the Cloud medium – although everyone seems to have their own opinion and differing definition of cloud computing. According to the most common

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Microsoft and HP Join Hands on the Cloud

Microsoft and HP Join Hands on the Cloud There may not be any love lost between Microsoft and Google in the cloud computing space (and elsewhere) (See: Google vs Microsoft: US Government Agrees to End Microsoft Bias  and Microsoft And Google Are At It Again); however, it would seem that Microsoft is not averse to

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Cloud Computing – A Look Back to Basics

Cloud Computing – A Look Back to Basics There has been much talk about the cloud and about how it can help businesses and how cloud computing is one of the top technologies of the future.  Although, at this point it is probably more appropriate to say cloud computing is the present and the future. 

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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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Cloud Printing: Is it more than just a fad?

Cloud Printing: Is it more than just a fad? Initial Intentions Back before cloud printing actually had solutions up and running it was thought that cloud printing could be used just for the really important absolutely-must-be-printed documents. These cloud printers would be placed at convenient locations and connected to the Internet so that people could

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iPad Manufacturer Looking Towards Cloud Computing

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iPad Manufacturer Looking Towards Cloud Computing Most people reading this article would be wondering why we would say that Apple’s entering the cloud computing now; after all, there have been articles galore, many on this website itself, covering Apple’s move to the cloud earlier with the predictably-named iCloud. Here are a few of them: 1.

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HP Named a Leader in Magic Quadrant for Midrange and High-end Modular Disk Arrays

HP Named a Leader in Magic Quadrant for Midrange and High-end Modular Disk Arrays PALO ALTO, Calif., Dec. 5, 2011 –  HP today announced it has been named a “leader” in the latest Gartner “Magic Quadrant for Midrange and High-End Modular Disk Arrays.” An independent provider of IT and research advice, Gartner’s latest Magic Quadrant

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The Cloud and Babies: Parents and Umbrellas

The Cloud and Babies: Parents and Umbrellas I was a member of the first generation of humanity to grow up with computers. We surfed the web as babes, toddlers turning HTML into child’s play. The infants of the 2010s will be the first to mature alongside technology’s own robust, promising infant: cloud computing. What to

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Satin and Silver Linings: Cloud Computing and Couture

Satin and Silver Linings: Cloud Computing and Couture I asked a friend of mine, “Do you think cloud computing and fashion will ever come together one day?” Her response: “Yeah, sure. Maybe in some new clouded leopard print, I guess.” I keep forgetting that cloud computing is still a new phenomenon. People aren’t yet entirely

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Open Data Center Alliance Membership Forecasts a Tripling of Cloud Computing Deployments

Organization Momentum Accelerates with Publication of Cloud Application Development and Resiliency Paper, Strategic Standards Collaborations, HP and Computer Associates Join Organization NEW YORK, Nov. 3, 2011 – Open Data Center Alliance (ODCA) members will triple cloud deployment in the next 2 years according to a report published by the organization today. This adoption is 5X

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A Brief History of Cloud Computing

A Brief History of Cloud Computing I have been talking about cloud computing for quite a while now, about what it is, about trends, about what can it do and why it should be adopted and I would like now to talk about how it has evolved. Once upon a time, well, mid twentieth century,

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Amazon SQS New Features: Delay Queues, Message Timers and Batch APIs

Amazon SQS New Features: Delay Queues, Message Timers and Batch APIs We are excited to announce three new Amazon SQS features today: delay queues, message timers, and the ability to send or delete multiple messages in a single API call (batch operations). Delay can be used to apply a uniform delay to all messages. Alternatively message timers

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Should You Train To Be A Cloud Computing Professional? – Part 2

Should You Train To Be A Cloud Computing Professional? – Part 2 This is the concluding part of this article. For the first part, please look up Should You Train To Be A Cloud Computing Professional? – Part 1. My recommendation for a cloud computing career is not only because of its longevity, but also

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Cloud Spending Helps Techs as PC Sales Stagger

Cloud Spending Helps Techs as PC Sales Stagger Oct 14 (Reuters) – Big U.S. Internet computing companies should outshine their plainer PC cousins when earnings season kicks off next week, as corporations and fast-growing Web players dramatically accelerate their pace of hardware spending. Corporations are increasingly turning to new technology to make themselves more productive in a

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