Forrester Research projected that by 2020, the cloud computing business will be worth $241 billion dollars! Both SaaS and cloud computing platforms have promised to cut the costs by doing away with the huge software licenses.

There are at least 25 cloud vendors who are brawling for the big chunk of the [...]

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The cloud is revolutionizing computing as businesses and organizations shift from client-server model to cloud computing. In the next years, technology experts and users expect to ‘live mostly in the cloud’ as they work through cyberspace-based applications accessed from networked devices.

GigaOM Pro’s research releases new opportunities in the cloud, new architectures [...]

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Cloud computing continues to gain more mainstream adoption as more companies move into the cloud. This article focuses on where the cloud space stands in the market and the future driving trends in these five specific areas: Infrastructure as a Service, Platform as a Service, Software as a Service, Cloud Storage and [...]

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Werner Vogels, the CTO of Amazon Web Services, gave  his annual “state of the cloud” presentation Wednesday morning at the GigaOm Structure 2011 conference in San Francisco. Vogels stated that Amazon’s S3 storage service doubled in volume from the same time last year and now [...]

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ScaleXtreme, Inc., a leading cloud-based systems management company, today announced new functionality for VMware vCloud Director and Amazon EC2. The new cloud provisioning and management functionality, offers users the first hybrid-cloud management product that can both provision and manage the lifecycle of machines through the cloud. Using ScaleXtremeTM, customers with VMware® [...]

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Capacity planning is a vital component of cloud computing adoption that involves understanding necessary resource requirements in order to meet the anticipated needs of customers and users.

Companies who are able to predict their computing needs can reserve capacity and plan for their predicted usage based on their IT budgets.  Other models [...]

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Best Buy Co., the world’s largest consumer-electronics retailer, is expanding its U.K. online music platform to the U.S. in an attempt to challenge the cloud-based offerings from Amazon and Apple.

California based Catch Media Chief Executive Officer Yaacov Ben-Yaacov said today in a phone interview with Bloomberg that Best Buy’s U.S. Music [...]

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For all of you who don’t have a chance to attend GigaOM’s Structure Conference next week in San Francisco: CloudTimes will be attending the event and reporting live on our site and via Twitter.

This year’s Structure conference will be less about whether cloud computing is a good idea and more [...]

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Four years ago, the idea of running large infrastructures in elastic virtualized compute clusters seemed outlandish. Now, it’s commonplace. A convergence of technology, cost, and need has led to a revolutionary way of accessing compute resources. Service providers such as Rackspace and Amazon have democratized access to enterprise-grade infrastructure. At small scale, this [...]

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In part 1 of this article we initiated a comparison of the services provided by Amazon AWS and Microsoft Azure. We talked about a bit of the history of the two platforms and found certain pros and cons of each of them.

Further in this part 2 of the series, we’d [...]

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The Apple Worldwide Developer conference (WWDC) will kick off next Monday morning with keynote from CEO Steve Jobs. Jobs is expected to introduce the next version of iOS and OS X and a new service called iCloud.

iCloud is said to be a revamp of Apple’s MobileMe storage and is likely a [...]

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Cloud-based computing is shaping up to be a major battleground.

In line with the growth of cloud storage options, technology is getting closer to the mainstream. This is creating confusion due to a wide array of choices, and the lack of mainstream education about the advantages and disadvantages of the technology.

According [...]

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Both cloud and mobile computing create a major impact in businesses these days. Each of them appears as a major source of revenue for market vendors who wish to capitalize on products that are popular among users. But, the numbers game states that mobile computing gets all the money and only 1 [...]

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In today’s cloud computing services market, the biggest and the best providers are slugging it out for higher market share and revenue.  Being a utility service, the service quality is what matters  In this two part series, we would check out the two of the biggest names in cloud computing arena, the [...]

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Apple’s plan to launch a new streaming music service has created a massive amount of speculation. According to a Bloomberg report, Apple’s upcoming cloud music service will have the ability to scan your hard drive and then mirror the users’ music collection on its own servers.

Apple’s new product will have several [...]

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The Cloud-based Systems Management startup, ScaleXtreme is launching their Early Access program today. We had the chance to interview their CEO, Nand Mulchandani.

Which problems do you solve?

The rate of server deployments is vastly outstripping the rate of systems admin hiring. Admins are being asked to manage more servers, [...]

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