Cloud News Round Up Post – February 15th

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Here is your cloud news round up post for the week. Front Desk Raises $4 Million to Expand Mobile Cloud Platform – Don’t turn your nose up at Front Desk, as the software startup are preparing for big things. Specifically, Front Desk are looking to process more than $100 million in payments in 2014. Spanning 20 countries

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Security In The Cloud – Maintaining A Secure Environment

Security In The Cloud – Maintaining A Secure Environment One of the most prevalent points brought up by skeptics of cloud computing is the integrity of the security for said systems. Different reservations are held against different models of cloud computing, in particular for public clouds. The mere fact that public clouds host environments for

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Cloud Computing: Windows To Try And Dominate The Field

Cloud Computing: Windows To Try And Dominate The Field It was written before that we rarely talk about the operating systems and the code behind cloud computing. We can talk until we are blue in the face about what cloud computing does and how it works but the technical part in the background rarely gets

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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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Microsoft’s Strategy In The Private-Cloud Computing World

Microsoft’s Strategy In The Private-Cloud Computing World The private-cloud computing world has been bombarded with a barrage of service providers. In the thick of this barrage, Microsoft has emerged with innovative and accessible ideas. To start off, Microsoft’s private-cloud platform includes the general purpose windows server and the system center, which is optimized for top

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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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How to Build a Private Cloud

How to Build a Private Cloud Despite it being so easy to just hook into the public cloud by going to Google, Amazon, Microsoft and other public cloud vendors, a private cloud offers a bit more control to your virtualization and automation efforts. Many people have already tried it and posted up how they did

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Amazon Announces: Virtual Private Cloud (Amazon VPC)

Amazon Announces: Virtual Private Cloud (Amazon VPC) The global rollout of Amazon Virtual Private Cloud (Amazon VPC) plus new enterprise capabilities for dedicated networking and identity management. These new capabilities are designed to support the security, network management, dedicated connectivity and access control requirements of enterprises when deploying mission critical applications in the cloud. Amazon

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Microsoft Corp has announced that it has partnered with Cloud.com

Open source cloud initiative embraces Microsoft virtualization platform. REDMOND, Wash., Oct. 22 /PRNewswire/ — Microsoft Corp. today announced that it has partnered with Cloud.com to provide integration and support of Windows Server 2008 R2 Hyper-V to the OpenStack project, an open source cloud computing platform. The addition of Windows Server 2008 R2 Hyper-V provides organizations

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Cloud Computing Maturity – How To Shift to Cloud-Based Technology

Cloud computing is still not mature enough to give a final verdict about its usability. However, there is no doubt that there is a constant paradigm shift to cloud based computing. Before you shift your business or infrastructure to cloud based technology, you must learn some of the basic concepts about cloud-based technology, about its

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Cloud-based solutions – When to plug business cracks with technology

When a small business first starts up, there’s a good chance everything it needs resides on the founder’s PC. Customer lists might be in word processor documents or spreadsheets, and assets are probably scarce enough to be tracked on paper. But as the business grows and additional staff and computers are added, especially if they’re

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