Cloud Adoption

How Fast Can a Cloud Run?

Grazed from New York Times.  Author: Ashlee Vance.

The cloud has been put on notice: It’s being watched.

A new graphical tool from Compuware, CloudSleuth, has arrived, in beta form, to measure and display the speeds at which cloud computing services run. The CloudSleuth tool already tracks Amazon.com, Microsoft, Google and a couple of other cloud providers. And it demonstrates that response times do indeed vary from operator to operator. It displays these results on a map that gives people an idea for the worldwide performance of different data centers at a quick glance.

AT&T taps NewBay to power Mobile Share cloud service

Grazed from FierceMobileContent.  Author: Jason Ankeny.

Digital lifestyle services provider NewBay Software announced its LifeCache rich media solutions suite will power AT&T's new Mobile Share media management initiative. LifeCache--which offers integrated services including photo and video albums/blogs, social networking, digital vault, handset and desktop clients, messaging and contacts synchronization--will enable AT&T Mobile Share users to upload, manage, store and share user-generated videos and images across multiple screens, connecting consumers with their contact lists, personal computers, the online AT&T Locker media storage hub and social networking sites like Facebook, MySpace, Bebo and Photobucket.