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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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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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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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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Infosys and Microsoft Facilitate Global Adoption of Cloud

Infosys and Microsoft Facilitate Global Adoption of Cloud Infosys and Microsoft will jointly address the needs of global enterprises as they adopt the cloud, across industries such as financial services, manufacturing, retail and healthcare.  Both companies will provide cloud-based offerings to clients and collaborate on solution area development, technical proof of concepts, and sales and

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GMA Launches Cloud-based Business Continuity Portal Solution

GMA Launches Cloud-based Business Continuity Portal Solution GMA Consulting’s newly released cloud-based Business Continuity Portal solution utilises Microsoft’s SharePoint 2010 collaboration application and is hosted on the Windows Azure cloud platform. The London-based IT consultancy specialising in the design, development and implementation of solutions using Microsoft technologies claims that it is the first solution to

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SurePass and Microsoft Windows Azure Introduce Secure Cloud Services (SCS)

SurePass and Microsoft Team on Preventing Data Breaches SurePass has launched a comprehensive suite of Secure Cloud Services (SCS), which run on Windows Azure. This collaboration will enable both technology providers and application developers to deploy the additional security elements needed to deliver a secure application to their clients. SurePass is a software and hardware

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Cloud Storage Connector and Some Popular Options

There are many ways to connect to cloud storage. The most popular one is to provide web interface inside a web browser. For example, Google Docs, SkyDrive all have their own web interface. The problem of this is that it can’t be interoperable with existing applications until the applications are re-written. Google has a Google

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LinkShare Develops Marketing Application with Microsoft Cloud

LinkShare Develops Marketing Application with Microsoft Cloud LinkShare is using Microsoft’s Cloud Services Platform to develop the next generation of online performance marketing application LinkShare Lightning. This online performance marketing firm decided to use Windows Azure after evaluating the cloud computing offerings from Amazon Web Services and Google App Engine. Microsoft claims its massively scalable

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Cloud Based SugarCRM Releases Sugar 6

Cloud Based SugarCRM Releases Sugar 6 SugarCRM’s new edition of software-as-a-service, Sugar 6, is believed to have entered a beta test program from April 13.  SugarCRM is an open-source package that now appears with a newly revamped user interface which can accommodate faster navigation with the help of a one-click access to many of its

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