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Data center placement, FO network design key to more efficient cloud computing: Researcher

Grazed from Cabling. Author: Editorial Staff.

Telecommunication experts estimate the amount of data stored “in the cloud” or in remote data centers around the world, will quintuple in the next five years. Whether it’s streaming video or business’ database content drawn from distant servers, all of this data is -- and will continue in the foreseeable future to be – accessed and transmitted by lasers sending pulses of light along long bundles of flexible optical fibers.

Traditionally, the rate at which information is transmitted does not consider the distance that data must travel, despite the fact that shorter distances can support higher rates. Yet as the traffic grows in volume and uses increasingly more of the available bandwidth, or capacity to transfer bits of data, researchers have become increasingly aware of some of the limitations of this mode of transmission...

Optimizing Data Center Placement and Network Design to Strengthen Cloud Computing

Grazed from The Optical Fiber Conference and Exposition

Telecommunication experts estimate the amount of data stored "in the cloud" or in remote data centers around the world, will quintuple in the next five years. Whether it's streaming video or business' database content drawn from distant servers, all of this data is - and will continue in the foreseeable future to be - accessed and transmitted by lasers sending pulses of light along long bundles of flexible optical fibers.

Traditionally, the rate information is transmitted does not consider the distance that data must travel, despite the fact that shorter distances can support higher rates. Yet as the traffic grows in volume and uses increasingly more of the available bandwidth, or capacity to transfer bits of data, researchers have become increasingly aware of some of the limitations of this mode of transmission.

New research from Nokia Bell Labs in Murray Hill, New Jersey may offer a way to capitalize on this notion and offer improved data transfer rates for cloud computing based traffic. The results of this work will be presented at the Optical Fiber Communications Conference and Exhibition (OFC), held 19-23 March in Los Angeles, California, USA.

Intel Beefs Up Fight Against Cancer With Cloud Technology And Data Analytics

Grazed from TechTimes.  Author: Jill Arce.

In the war against cancer and in a world of continuously developing technology, expertise in genomics and biomedical imaging tied up with large-scale computing make a powerful weapon in fighting against a disease that kills millions of people all over the world.  It's faster, cheaper and personalized for patients.
 
At the Intel Development Forum on Aug. 17, Intel announced its collaboration with Oregon Health and Sciences University's Knight Cancer Institute through an open Platform-as-a-Service solution to managing cancer called Collaborative Cancer Cloud...

Research and Markets: Beyond Cloud Computing: Mobile Communications, Applications, Content, and Commerce in the Cloud

Grazed from BusinessWire. Author: PR Announcement.

ResearchAndMarkets has announced the addition of the "Beyond Cloud Computing: Mobile Communications, Applications, Content, and Commerce in the Cloud" report to their offering. Cloud computing is one of the hottest segments in information technology today along with mobile and wireless. Today, the number of smartphones in the US exceeds the number of laptops, tablets are enjoying significant growth, and just about every employee has one, two or even three mobile devices.

Enterprise IT now has to deal with the additional responsibility of serving customers who use their mobile products to interact with the organization. Cloud is moving beyond computing and storage and into an entirely new realm of communications, applications, content and applications. Evidence of this evolution ranges from common examples, such as Google Voice for Cloud-based communications, to less common examples such as Cloud-based payments solutions within the mobile commerce arena...

Gartner Sees the End of the Traditional Sourcing Model, Rise of the Cloud

Grazed from Sys Con Media.  Author: Patrick Burke.

Gartner has been looking toward the future, and what it sees is a future in the cloud.  Gartner believes that service-led solutions - software as a service (SaaS), infrastructure as a service (IaaS) and platform as a service (PaaS) - will usurp more traditional sourcing methods by 2015.

IT companies will need to "bridge legacy offerings and new services" to pave a way to the cloud for service providers, according to an article on CloudComputingNews.net.  Cloud services appear to be growing at a much quicker rate than other segments of the IT services market. Hardware and software support will grow slowly compared to IaaS and BPaaS (business process as a service), which will grow 13.1% and 47.3% in 2013, according to Gartner...

Solution Providers Leverage Cloud Computing & Mobile - Research Report on Cisco, Juniper, Finisar, Riverbed, & Aruba

Grazed from PRNewsWire. Author: PR Announcement.

Today, Investors Alliance announced new research reports highlighting Cisco Systems, Inc. CSCO +0.07% , Juniper Networks, Inc. JNPR +0.27% , Finisar Corporation FNSR +0.21% , Riverbed Technology, Inc. RVBD -0.48% , and Aruba Networks, Inc. ARUN -0.47% . Today's readers may access these reports free of charge - including full price targets, industry analysis and analyst ratings - via the links below.

Cisco Systems, Inc. Research Report

As the Internet of Things market is rapidly emerging, Cisco takes action to accelerate its development, by announcing the inaugural Internet of Things World Forum to unite leaders and innovators in order to create a framework for collaborative industry innovation and market adoption that will accelerate the impact of the Internet of Things on the global economy, society, and the environment. The forum, hosted by Cisco, will take place in October 2013 in Barcelona, Spain. The Full Research Report on Cisco Systems, Inc. - including full detailed breakdown, analyst ratings and price targets - is available to download free of charge at: [http://www.investors-alliance.com/r/full_research_report/fdb0_CSCO]...

Communications Service Providers falling short on SLAs, amid rise of Cloud & 4G services

Grazed from MDS.  Author: PR Announcement
 
Research conducted by MDS has shown that a staggering 93% of CIOs and IT managers are still experiencing problems with Service Level Agreements (SLAs), despite the rise of managed services and cloud-based service models driving the need for robust, reliable and mutually protective agreements.

The report findings suggest that while SLAs for CSP’s business customers remain incredibly important in principle, their deployment and development is still, in practice, in need of significant improvement. Such improvements can provide real competitive differentiation and be business-winning for CSPs – the research found that 76% of respondents would choose one service provider over another if there were a more transparent and enforceable SLA on offer. This highlights a massive opportunity for CSPs who put SLA development higher up the value chain.

 

Researchers craft program to stop cloud computing problems

Grazed from R&D Magazine. Author: Editorial Staff.

Researchers from North Carolina State University have developed a new software tool to prevent performance disruptions in cloud computing systems by automatically identifying and responding to potential anomalies before they can develop into problems.

Cloud computing enables users to create multiple "virtual machines" that operate independently, even though they are all operating on one large computing platform. However, this approach can cause performance issues when a software bug, or other problem, in one virtual machine disrupts the entire cloud...