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AWS Launched Read Replicas for its Database Service

Grazed from GigaOM.  Author: Editorial Staff.

Amazon Web Services, a division of Amazon announced it’s launching Read Replicas, a new feature for its relational database service, RDS. The new feature would make it easy to scale MySQL deployments, and would make it a breeze for Amazon customers to create one or more copies of a MySQL database instance.

Zimbra Executive Heads To Hot Storage Startup

Grazed from GigaOM.  Author: Om Malik.

Scott Dietzen, co-founder President and CTO of Zimbra, is headed to a hot stealth-mode startup, PURE Storage, a company started by John Colgrove, a veteran of storage industry and founding engineer at Veritas, a storage software company.

PURE Storage, according to industry sources, is said to be working on an SSD-drive-based network attached storage and has developed unique software to enhance the performance and dependability of these expensive storage systems.

Microsoft’s cloud investment will deliver in long run

Grazed from ComputerWorld.  Author:  Leo King.

chief executive Steve Ballmer has said the company’s continued heavy investment in cloud computing will pay off “in the long run”.

Insisting that the shift to the cloud was one of the most important changes in the history of IT, Ballmer said: “I’m not going to apologise for our investment in cloud computing. We have to invest in the long run and not just the short term. We’re sticking with what we believe in.”

Microsoft bringing Office Web Apps to its cloud service

Grazed from ComputerWorld.  Author:  Juan Carlos Perez.

Microsoft has definite plans to add Office Web Apps to its hosted Business Productivity Online Standard Suite (BPOS), but the company isn't providing a specific timetable for the integration.

Dialogs necessary for evolving cloud regulations

Grazed from ZDNet.  Author: Liau Yun Qing.

Speaking at a media lunch Tuesday, Jim Ousley, Savvis chairman and CEO, said companies are now open to cloud as an option when upgrading their systems. Their concerns currently lie with how to satisfy internal and governmental security requirements, he noted.

Government regulations also need to evolve with new technologies and can be achieved through two-way conversation between the regulators and other stakeholders, said Mark Smith, Asia-Pacific managing director at Savvis.

Telecoms demand gets cloudy

Grazed from IT Wire.  Author:  David Swan.

In a new report, the independent telecoms analyst claims that wholesale telecoms providers are set to benefit from growing consumer and business demand for cloud-based services, provided by a new breed of enterprise.

Enterprise data management work 'needs organisational backing'

Grazed from Experian QAS.  Author: Neil Hill.

An entire organisation needs to throw its weight behind data management initiatives for them to be a success.

Writing on the Financial Director website, columnist Richard Crump explained that many businesses are struggling to come to terms with demands for improved performance and transparency levels, as well as having to deal with uncertain economic conditions.

He said that financial directors can employ business intelligence (BI) systems to help them out in regard to these issues, but pointed out that they also require the backing of their colleagues.

Hadoop: From Open Source Project to Big Data Ecosystem

Grazed from GigaOM.  Author: Martin Hall.

Software as a service puts public networks under pressure say analysts

Grazed from ComputerWorld.  Author:  Leo King.

The development of Cloud, software as a service and video streaming is putting public networks under severe pressure, analysts at the NetEvents Summit in Istanbul, have warned.

New networking technology and supporting applications are available and network suppliers should to be bold in innovating to keep pace with data growth, said Jeremiah Caron, VP at Current Analysis.

What the Web Is Saying: HP’s New CEO Fail

Grazed from GigaOM.  Author: Mathew Ingram.