IaaS

NephoScale Jumps Into IaaS Cloud Market

Grazed from Network Computing.  Author: Robert Mullins.

There's a new entrant in the growing infrastructure as a service (IaaS) cloud market that is claiming innovative technology rivaling that of established players such as Amazon EC2, Rackspace and Go Grid. NephoScale says that its cloud infrastructure is built from the ground up to overcome some of the limitations of legacy cloud providers.

NephoScale, which has been in beta testing for eight months and emerged from stealth mode just two weeks ago, introduced on Jan. 11 its IaaS offering. It includes an application programming interface (API) for customers that simplifies movement of IT resources to the cloud.

SpotCloud: It’s a Market, Not a Cloud

Grazed from GigaOM.  Author: Stacey Higginbotham.

Out of Many, One In-box

Grazed from MIT Technology Review.  Author: Tom Simonite.

Smart phones allow multiple ways to connect with friends, from phone calls to Twitter messages, but each has its own app or in-box. Now the cell-phone manufacturer Nokia is experimenting with a universal in-box that puts messages and updates from separate apps in one location, so you can see everything at a glance.

The universal in-box looks superficially like a regular e-mail in-box. But the stream of recent messages can be a mixture of e-mails, text messages, call logs, tweets, Facebook updates, Flickr photos, and more.

Gladinet Adds Support For Openstack, Rackspace Cloud Files And Caringo Castor In Version 2.4

Grazed from Network Computing.  Author: Mike Fratto.

Backup For Cloud Apps

Grazed from Forbes.  Author: David F. Carr.

Yes, I clicked the delete button. Yes, I regret it now. Yes, I belatedly realized why the Backupify service makes sense.