Are You Using The Right Cloud Providers For Your Business?

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Are You Using The Right Cloud Providers For Your Business? Do you know where the users of your services are? Are some of your customers complaining about slower load times, while you are noticing no performance issues at all in your country? Depending on the providers used, you could have wide differences in performance among

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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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Will Google’s G-Drive Turbo Charge the Consumer Cloud?

Will Google’s G-Drive Turbo Charge the Consumer Cloud? The rumors on Google’s cloud storage solution – G Drive is back, after a couple of years of hiatus. Leaks based on the screenshots reveled here and here point to a service with a 5 GB free storage to be launched in the middle of April. Google

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CopperEgg’s RevealCloud v3 Delivers First Real-Time System Process Monitoring Service

CopperEgg’s RevealCloud v3 Delivers First Real-Time System Process Monitoring Service CopperEgg’s RevealCloud v3 delivers first real-time server process monitoring service and supports larger server deployments with features ideal for both DevOps and IT System Administrators. (Austin, Texas  March 26, 2012) CopperEgg, Corp., a real-time monitoring and analytics company, today announced the release of RevealCloud™ v3, the

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Microsoft Azure Outage Blamed on Leap Year

Microsoft Azure Outage Blamed on Leap Year All of us will remember the fears associated with the Y2K problem, where computers’ inability to distinguish between the years 1900 and 2000 was supposed to create a slew of problems. Although problems were never as severe as some doomsday prophets predicted, often due to precautionary measures, there were some incidents

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IDC Analyst Firm Predicts: Cloud Computing to Create 14 Million New Jobs by 2015

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IDC Analyst Firm Predicts: Cloud Computing to Create 14 Million New Jobs by 2015 REDMOND, Wash. – March 5, 2012 – Spending on public and private IT cloud services will generate nearly 14 million jobs worldwide from 2011 to 2015, according to a new study by the analyst firm IDC. The research, commissioned by Microsoft, also

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Cloud Computing, Big Data and EMC’s Impressive Quarterly Results

Cloud Computing, Big Data and EMC’s Impressive Quarterly Results One of my recent articles explored the idea of cloud computing contributing to lower margins at Microsoft (See: Can Cloud Computing Be Bad For Microsoft?). While that may still be true with respect to Microsoft’s highly profitable MS Office suite, recent developments have showed how cloud

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Can Cloud Computing Be Bad For Microsoft?

Can Cloud Computing Be Bad For Microsoft? Microsoft and Cloud Computing share a strange relationship. On one hand, Cloud Computing threatens Microsoft’s dominance in the personal computing space through its Windows OS and Office suite; on the other hand, Microsoft accepts the inevitable progress of Cloud Computing and is investing considerable resources in that space

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The Cloud is Here (and Not Going Anywhere)

The Cloud is Here (and Not Going Anywhere) Lately, there have appeared many articles on the Internet about how the cloud is now approaching maturity, and definitely here to stay, so I thought we should have a look at the evidence and what it actually means. This State of the Cloud 2011 Global Survey shows

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HP Powers Move to Cloud for Enterprises and Service Providers

HP advances clients’ cloud deployment, sourcing, security and learning VIENNA, Nov. 30, 2011 – HP today announced new Cloud Solutions that advance deployment of private, public and hybrid clouds, enabling enterprises, service providers and governments to capitalize on emerging market opportunities. With thousands of successful cloud deployments, HP has helped clients get the best of a hybrid delivery approach without

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The Public Cloud

The Public Cloud While I was writing my article on the history of cloud computing the other week, I have realized how far we have come, starting from brilliant ideas in Internet and computing as services, to today’s world where both are common place. The dream of on-demand computing where services are available much like

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Dialogic Enables Cloud-Based Voice and Video Application Development

Dialogic is enabling enterprise and service provider customers to build innovative cloud-based HD voice and video solutions in both Linux and Windows. The company has launched its Dialogic PowerMedia Host Media Processing Software Release 5.0 (PowerMedia HMP 5.0), the first solution in the PowerMedia HMP product family to incorporate a distributed architecture. HMP 5.0 can

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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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Can Box.net Overtake Microsoft SharePoint?

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Can Box.net Overtake Microsoft SharePoint? If Microsoft Windows is the dominant operating system in the world and Microsoft Office the most popular productivity suite, Microsoft SharePoint is the preeminent file sharing platform. However, after years of dominance, a new challenger has appeared in the form of Box.net. As things stand today, Box.net with 7 million

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