Month: August 2012

August 31, 2012 Off

Cloudant Brings BigCouch Cloud Database to Microsoft Azure

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Grazed from eWeek. Author: Jeff Cogswell.

Cloudant is a big data analytics company that has created a customized version of CouchDB called BigCouch that handles scalability and high-performance data distribution. BigCouch is distributed across multiple cloud providers throughout the planet.

Cloudant also includes a Web-based control panel through which you can sign up, allocate and manage your distributed cloud databases. The control panel makes use of CouchDB’s RESTful interface, allowing you to manage your database through Javascript and Ajax…

August 31, 2012 Off

Pano Logic Expands Desktop Computing Platforms to Support Terminal Services and Simplify Cloud Migration

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Grazed from ChannelPro. Author: Editorial Staff.

Pano Logic, a provider of zero client desktop virtualization and ‘Desktop in the Cloud’ computing, has announced Pano System for Cloud/Terminal Services 2.0, which links cloud-based computing with legacy terminal services resources, easing migration to the cloud.

By expanding its platform compatibility to include terminal services, Pano Logic now supports three major computing platforms, all using a zero endpoint that contains no processor, operating system, or moving parts. IT organizations can migrate their users to a common Pano Zero Client endpoint architecture and then deliver a range of end-user desktops through the cloud while still providing access to legacy Windows applications…

August 31, 2012 Off

Use the hybrid cloud model to unite disparate cloud computing visions

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Grazed from TechTarget. Author: Tom Nolle.

Cloud projects often create so many questions that enterprises don’t know exactly where to start. There’s the public versus private cloud debate, the decision over which cloud service architecture to adopt and even the argument over who drives the cloud — individual business units or the IT department. No matter how you frame it, enterprises need to think about whether to approach the cloud using an "outside in" or an "inside out" approach.

The outside-in view of a cloud model

Line of business (LOB) planners think of cloud in the "outside in" model; they want cloud computing to make IT a more tactical component of operations. Those of the "outside in" cloud camp see the need to purchase capital equipment and software, sustain a data center and support internal IT activities as a potential cost issue and a definite impediment to agility…

August 31, 2012 Off

Secure-24 Recognized with EMC Journey to the Cloud Award

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Grazed from PRWeb. Author: PR Announcement.

Secure-24, a leading provider of cloud computing, application outsourcing and enterprise hosting services – has become a recipient of the 2012 EMC® Journey to the Cloud Award.

The award is given to EMC partners, customers or individuals who drive innovation, business value and performance through the use of virtualization as the transformational pillar for the move to cloud computing.

Secure-24 offers over 150 clients with operations around the globe managed hosting solutions on its enterprise private cloud. As a Certified SAP Partner and an Oracle Gold Partner, the company provides customized infrastructure solutions for ERP systems in a highly efficient, secure and redundant infrastructure…

August 31, 2012 Off

Cloud Computing: Workday, ORCL, SAP Competitor, Files to Go Public

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Grazed from TechDaily. Author: Tiernan Ray.

Enterprise software vendor and cloud-computing pioneer Workday this afternoon filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission a prospectus for a highly-anticipated public offering of shares.

Workday, founded in early 2005, offers software that runs on its own managed data centers to provide corporate functions such as payroll processing, benefits management, and contract tracking. The company is going up against “cloud-based” offerings from Oracle (ORCL) and SAP AG (SAP), among others…

August 31, 2012 Off

Cloud pleaser in China

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Grazed from ChinaNewsDaily.  Author: Lin Jing.

Cloud computing is spreading across the world, overshadowing other information technologies. But in China it is destined to take a different form to that enveloping Europe and the US.

The computing "cloud" is an abstract term representing an amorphous mass of IT applications and services that can be combined, integrated and tailored in numerous ways over the Internet and local networks to increase an organization’s efficiency.  It is increasingly being applied in commercial and government systems, so far mainly in telecoms, health, education, oil and finance.

Globally, revenue from the cloud computing market is expected to grow this year by 92.3 percent to $60.7 billion from the previous year, a report by Beijing IT consultancy CCID Consulting said. Another research body said the market will be worth $241 billion by 2020…

August 31, 2012 Off

Bright future beckons for cloud pioneer

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Grazed from Business Day. Author: Richard Hemming.

This week ASG showed that being a revolutionary can involve pain, particularly for shareholders.

The group has spent about $20 million in the past few years changing from being a traditional IT services provider to being a genuine cloud-based business.

The cloud we’re talking about here is not simply “hosting” or moving servers from the company onto a big data centre. It means being the direct provider of IT services. ASG is now the provider of systems such as Oracle, SAP and Microsoft to clients including Rio Tinto, ANZ, Sydney Water and government departments…

August 31, 2012 Off

What users are saying about open clouds

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Grazed from CNet.  Author: Gordon Haff.

Cloud openness, and what "open" means exactly in the context of cloud computing — whether on-premise or in a public cloud–are hot topics at the CloudOpen conference, which is being held by the Linux Foundation in San Diego this week. CloudOpen is a new event being run in parallel with LinuxCon.

That those on stage and in the audience at this event favor openness is hardly news. Nor is the fact that an open cloud is a challenge that goes beyond open source. During a panel moderated by Red Hat’s John Mark Walker, Greg DeKoenigsberg of Eucalyptus Systems described the situation as "fighting to maintain openness in a space that strongly mitigates against it at every opportunity." At the same time, several panelists acknowledged that many users will, by default, take the easiest path, whether it’s open or otherwise. For this reason, Joe Brockmeier of Citrix opined that it is "up to users to demand certain rights." He added that you "cannot count on a mandate that the cloud provider do the right thing."…

August 31, 2012 Off

When You Move To The Cloud, Plan For The Storms

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Grazed from Forbes. Author: Ashutosh Garg and Joshua Levy.

Cloud computing infrastructure plays a rapidly increasing role in business-critical online operations. A recent study of several million Internet users found that one third of them visited a website that uses Amazon Web Services (AWS) infrastructure each day. And for good reason. E-commerce websites, social and advertising networks, streaming video, and other so-called “Big Data” applications all benefit greatly from the ability to spin up large compute clusters easily and on demand. You can leave the work of setting up racks and servers to the cloud providers, pay only when you need it, and instead focus engineering resources on core competencies.

However, are there risks in your business being dependent on a single cloud provider? Recent failures at Amazon, such as a major thunderstorm-induced outage in June at Amazon’s northern Virginia data centers, have left swaths of companies that depend on the cloud — including Netflix, Instagram, Pinterest, and others — with hours of downtime. Last year also saw a more series multi-day outage for some Amazon customers. As the cloud becomes central to operations, companies must contemplate the consequences of delegating critical data center infrastructure to services that might just go away. Can an unexpected storm blow the cloud — and your business — offline?…

August 31, 2012 Off

The Most Important Things Business Owners Should Know About Cloud Computing Services

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Grazed from Business Insider. Author: Vivian Giang.

In our technologically-driven world, it’s essential that when launching a new business that those involved can quickly share and access files between one another.

There are a wide range of cloud computing services that can be crucial tools for businesses in the midst of growing rapidly, but also need to remain conscious about spending.

To get some insights on what business owners should know when choosing cloud-based tools, we turned to tech coach Peter Bell, Senior Vice President of Engineering at General Assembly, an organization specializing in education in business and entrepreneurship…