Cloud Services

Does Bob Muglia’s Departure Spell Doom for Windows Azure?

Grazed from GigaOM.  Author: Derrick Harris.

Cloud computing infrastructure services 'becoming established'

Grazed from Experian QAS.  Author: James Glass.

A growing number of companies are set to make use of cloud computing infrastructure services in the next few years.

This is the opinion of a new report from IT analyst Gartner, which forecast the global enterprise software market will record revenue growth of 7.5 per cent in 2011 compared to last year.

Tom Eid, research vice president at Gartner, said: "The focus in the enterprise software industry is on upgrading of build-run-manage technologies to improve agility, establishing cloud computing infrastructure services and results-reporting transparency."

Mobile cloud services to emerge in 2011

Grazed from ZDNet.  Author: Kevin Kwang.

According to Nitin Bhat, partner at research house Frost & Sullivan Asia-Pacific, the world is becoming more Web-connected than ever before, and will drive the number of connected devices sold globally from 6 billion in 2011 to 80 billion in 2020. Connected devices include smartphones, tablets, televisions and smart grids, Bhat said during a media briefing here Thursday to reveal the research firm's 2011 ICT predictions.

Meet Elastic Beanstalk, Amazon’s PaaS Play

Grazed from GigaOM.  Author: Stacey Higginbotham.

Amazon Web Services, which popularized cloud computing with its Elastic Compute Cloud and Simple Storage Service, has moved up the stack from infrastructure to providing Amazon Elastic Beanstalk, its Platform-as-a-Service play. However, Amazon is layering its PaaS offering on top of its other services in a way that’s easily reversed, which means developers can take the easy way out of developing on Beanstalk, or they can peel back the platform to manually provision and tweak their underlying VMs if they want.

Look Out! Your Data Center Is About to Change Again

Grazed from GigaOM.  Author: 

Software-as-a-service 'helps to simplify IT procedures'

Grazed from Experian QAS.  Author: James Glass.

One of the reasons behind the growing popularity of software-as-a-service solutions is the technology's ability to make IT procedures simpler to carry out.

This is according to an article published on the IT Web website by RDB Consulting, which noted software-as-a-service can make things easier for end users, as well as maintenance and administration providers.

Five tips for finding a cloud solution that's ready for your users

Grazed from ZDNet.  Author: Sundar Raghavan.

Cloud computing is here to stay. It has quickly earned a reputation as a powerful business enabler, based on benefits such as scalability, availability, on-demand access, rapid deployment, and low cost. IT-savvy users in development and test functions have adopted the cloud model to accelerate application lifecycles. And with recent innovations in self-service access, users in consulting, training, and sales demo areas are also becoming the direct consumers of cloud services.

Is AWS Stealing VMware Users, Improving Their Lives or Both?

Grazed from GigaOM.  Author: Derrick Harris.

EMC expands Atmos for cloud service providers

Grazed from ZDNet.  Author: Jack Clark.

The EMC Atmos Cloud Delivery Platform (ACDP), announced Tuesday, adds a host of modules that will allow Atmos customers to turn the storage product into a storage-as-a-service platform without having to write their own metering, management, utilization and billing modules.

The Browser Takes All

Grazed from MIT Technology Review.  Author: Tom Simonite.