cloud technology

Cloud Computing: Supreme Court Justices Criticize Aereo, But Worry About Overbroad Ruling

Grazed from TheWrap. Author: Ira Telnowitz.

Several of the Supreme Court justices who heard arguments in the broadcast networks’ case against the online TV site Aereo criticized the company's business model but worried about passing down a ruling that could affect other technology. Broadcasters contend that Aereo — a New York based company with less than a million subscribers — is stealing their signals.

The company uses millions of small antenna to relay broadcast signals to subscribers’ laptops, tablets and other devices, collecting a small fee. While the justices expressed skepticism that Aereo's technology violates copyrights, they also questioned whether the company was trying to take advantage of legal loopholes...

A closer look at the new Intel Cloud Technology program

Grazed from VentureBeat. Author: Sam Charrington.

Launched in 1991, Intel's "Intel Inside" marketing slogan and accompanying advertising campaign has been famously successful. The campaign, launched two years after the introduction of the company's 486 processor, made the company - once known only to engineers and scientists - a household name and, in the process, helped stave off commoditization by rival chipmakers, namely AMD.

This morning Intel revealed its "Intel Inside" for the cloud computing era, a new "Powered by Intel Cloud Technology" badge and the associated Intel Cloud Technology Program, designed for Cloud Service Providers (CSPs). The company also announced the initial crop of 16 CSPs to participate in the program and the Intel Cloud Finder, a portal targeted at helping end-users find cloud services built on Intel technologies...

Business World: Cloud Computing

Grazed from BusinessTechnology. Author: Joanne Frearson.

IT leaders in emerging nations are more upbeat about the cloud than the developed market and are focusing on its transformational and innovative potential, according to a Cisco/Intel study about the impact of the cloud on IT consumption models.

Emerging market respondents of the study believe that the greater use of cloud services would not necessarily marginalise IT departments and that the full-time IT headcount would increase. In addition, emerging market respondents say that the role and responsibilities of IT would increase relative to third parties in areas such as systems integrators or cloud service providers...

Nvidia Introduces Cloud-Based Lighting Tech with CloudLight

Grazed from GamingBolt. Author: Editorial Staff.

For all the talk we’ve heard about Cloud computing and how consoles like the Xbox One and PlayStation 4 tout the power of the Cloud and how it will improve the games we’ve played, we’ve yet to see many examples of this. Until now, as Nvidia has showcased CloudLight, a cheap way for developers to be able to imbue their games with real-time lighting using the power of the Cloud.

Nvidia explains just how CloudLight works, stating that it is “a system for computing indirect lighting in the Cloud to support real-time rendering for interactive 3D applications on a user’s local device. CloudLight maps the traditional graphics pipeline onto a distributed system. That differs from a single-machine renderer in three fundamental ways...

Dell Announces A Range Of Cloud Client Computing Technologies

Grazed from BizTech2. Author: Editorial Staff.

Dell has announced a broad range of innovative cloud client computing technologies that deliver turnkey solutions purposefully built to complement and enhance corporate IT environments based on Citrix XenDesktop and XenApp.

When organisations of all sizes are increasingly looking to empower their employees with access to corporate information across application platforms and devices, Dell and Citrix’s new cloud client computing solutions provide customers with powerful tools to work securely and productively. The combination of simplicity, flexibility, and power in Dell’s technology creates an unmatched end-to-end virtual computing experience and alleviates customer pain points from the data center to the endpoint devices, including: the Dell DVS Enterprise - Active System 800 for Citrix XenDesktop, Dell DVS Enterprise for Citrix XenDesktop, Dell Wyse Xenith Pro 2 zero client and the Dell Wyse D90Q7 and Z90Q7thin clients...

Mind-Blowing Cloud Startup Numecent Wants To Change How You Use Android Apps, Too

Grazed from Business Insider. Author: Julie Bort.

Numecent, a company that has a new kind of cloud computing technology with the power to change the software industry, has been making steady progress since it came out of stealth a little over a year ago. Today, it announced a $13.6 million investment from T-Venture, the VC arm of German Telecom giant Deutsche Telekom. The total raised to date is just under $27 million.

The company was cofounded by wealthy tech mogul Osman Kent, best known for his previous company, 3Dlabs which he sold to Creative Labs in 2002 for about $170 million. Kent had retired from tech and was kicking around as a music producer with his own record label (Songphonic Records) and living in an English mansion formerly owned by Roxy Music's Phil Manzanera, he previously told Business Insider...

The Cloud does not absolve anyone from common sense IT

Grazed from CloudTech. Author: James Bourne.

The difficulties around cloud security may be improving, but users don’t help themselves if they’re not street smart about their IT usage. That’s according to Informatica senior vice president Juan Carlos Soto, who said that cloud computing shouldn’t “absolve anyone from common sense IT”. “Cloud has tremendous benefits around cost savings and agility, and typically it’s not the absolute short term cost – it’s all the other benefits that go along with it,” Soto told CloudTech, adding: “Despite all those benefits, cloud does not absolve anyone from common sense IT good practices.

“For example, even as an individual user, we should back up our data. As an individual user, we should put passwords on our computers should we leave it somewhere. “Some of that common sense is often ignored by persons when they’re using the cloud because the cloud has delivered, I dare say, above expectations [in] security and reliability up to now...

Cloud Computing: Equinix Opens $60 Million Seattle Data Center

Grazed from InformationWeek. Author: Charles Babcock.

Equinix opened a $60 million SE3 data center in downtown Seattle Thursday to enhance its data center and network communication services to the RightScale cloud management service, and potentially to Amazon Web Services (AWS) and major enterprise customers. AWS and Equinix are already cloud partners in six other locations, and Equinix officials said the close working relationship makes it likely that AWS will use the Seattle facility at some point in the future.

Amazon Web Services currently relies on Equinix facilities to power its Direct Connect service, used by financial services and other privacy-oriented organizations that wish to establish a fiber-optic communications link with an Amazon data center rather than relying on the public Internet...

Telecommuting and cloud computing: For innovators only

Grazed from InfoWorld. Author: David Linthicum.

I hate talking about topics of the week, such as the debate around Yahoo's new CEO, Marissa Mayer, telling her staffers to stop working from home. First, in my opinion, CEOs are allowed to make such statements to their employees, and you can't judge unless you work there or own stock. Second, it probably won't help Yahoo one bit. However, what is relevant about this issue is the use of cloud computing by a remote workforce. What are those synergies? That's worth discussing.

The work-at-home movement drives a great deal of interest in cloud computing. Public cloud platforms are typically better at providing IT services over the open Internet than enterprise IT is capable of doing. Thus, the public cloud can better serve a workforce that's as likely to work at the local Starbucks as the corner conference room because they can push processing, storage, and enterprise applications to a middle tier between the company and the user. In other words, connectivity, security, capacity management, and resiliency become somebody else's problem...

Google Chromebook Pixel is a cloud-computing showpiece

Grazed from USAToday. Author: Edward C Baig.

Here's what you thought you knew about Google's Chromebook laptops: They're designed for Internet computing and are known for plain designs and bargain-basement prices. The former is still true. You're supposed to be connected to the Internet when using a Chromebook, at least a good chunk of the time. But the latter is now only partially the case. You can still purchase an Acer Chromebook in the Google Play store for a mere $199, or spend $50 more for a Samsung model.

But the new Chromebook Pixel laptop that began shipping this week is not only beautiful, it fetches $1,299 for a Wi-Fi-only model. The Pixel that I tested is even pricier, a $1,449 model that complements Wi-Fi with fast LTE cellular service from Verizon Wireless. It ships in April...