- ODCA Forecast Conference Update – Exclusive Interview with Allyson Klein, Intel Corp
The Open Data Center Alliance (ODCA) will hold its one-day Forecast conference on June 12th in New York, concurrent with the 10th International Cloud Expo. The Open Data Center Alliance is working actively to shape the future of cloud computing—a future based on open, interoperable standards. CloudTimes is an official media sponsor of [...]
- Social Media, Cloud, Smartphones Pose Threat to Security – InformationWeek Report
The biggest challenge for security teams is not about meeting compliance demands, and preventing breaches, but its managing complexity, risk management and handling security challenges says the latest finding from InformationWeek 2012 Strategic Security Survey.
InformationWeek, the peer-based IT research and analysis provider, 2012 Strategic Security Survey: Pick the Right Battles report [...]
- Cloud Adoption in APAC is Gaining Momentum – IDC Report
Asia Pacific region including the world’s two upcoming superpower China and India are slow in adopting some form of cloud computing services despite increase in resource allocation by IT vendors to scale-up their offerings.
According to the results of IDC’s latest cloud survey, Cloud Adoption in the Asia Pacific – Retail Industry, only [...]
- SAP Boosts Cloud Offering with Ariba Acquisition
German enterprise software maker SAP will buy cloud-based provider of software for business e-commerce, Ariba, for $45.00 per share or about $4.3 billion in a deal that will further boost SAP’s cloud offerings.
The acquisition is unanimously approved by the Board of Directors of Ariba, but yet to get green light from shareholders and [...]
- Green Hadoop: The Cloud is Going Solar
Researchers at the Polytechnic University of Catalonia and the Rutgers University have recently proposed building a programming framework that can effectively manage a datacenter’s workload in a solar powered system. Dubbed the “Green Hadoop”, the system will also be using the grid, but only as a backup source of power.
The Green Hadoop [...]
- News Digest May 29, 2012
SAP Rolls Out New Cloud Strategy for Large EnterprisesOver the past five years, the cloud strategy of SAP revolved around Business ByDesign, a suite of management applications designed for medium-sized companies which offer demand oriented packages including financial solutions, human resources, supply chain management, business analysis and compliance management.
When SAP announced [...]
- CloudTimes CEO Series – Michael Grant, CEO of Cloudscaling
Cloudscaling is a leading provider of open cloud infrastructure solutions for cloud-ready applications. The Cloudscaling Open Cloud System (OCS) is the first infrastructure-as-a-service solution designed to deliver the cost, performance and scalability benefits of Amazon Web Services (AWS) for public and private clouds. Cloudscaling is based on OpenStack and was founded in 2006. The [...]
- Salesforce Introduces New Entry Level Tiers at Heroku
This week, the problem with keeping up with the needs of lower data-volume requirements while helping startup developers break through high volume production has been addressed by Salesforce.com‘s Heroku division with the launch of two entry level tiers of its cloud database service, which is based on Postgres.
The new addition includes [...]
- Is Google The Alpha and Omega of Enterprise Search?
There’s no denying that Google is King of the Hill right now when it comes to enterprise search, and it has been for quite some time now. There are other search engines that can handle the big data wave, but they remain a distant second, with Google enjoying a competition-less environment – but [...]
- IaaS and PaaS Are Merging – Thoughts on CloudFoundry, Microsoft, Amazon
After being criticized for locking developers into an ever rising cloud stack, retail giant Amazon has launched a brand new managed database services that include Elastic Beanstalk support, which is a boon to the large number of Microsoft-centric developers out there.
It was only a few days ago that Amazon announced on their [...]
- SMEs Benefit From Cloud Computing and Mobile Processing – Survey
Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) are always looking for automation and technologies to improve their business operation in the most cost effective way possible, especially to save operational cost. In house software solutions and network infrastructure historically have been one such solution to help them accomplish this.
However, these technologies were out of reach [...]
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