Making Sense of the Real Cloud

After years of questions about what cloud computing is and how it will affect IT, we’re finally starting to get answers. With major acquisitions having gone down, hybrid clouds now a reality and the federal government eyeing cloud-inspired legislation, it is becoming more clear how the [...]

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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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The new era of the cloud—together with the expected explo­sion in connected devices and the dynamic applications optimized for them—information can be continu­ously fed to cloud-enabled “big data” and analytic engines, opening up the promise that all of marketing could migrate to a true real-time Internet marketing model.

In an ever-increasing extent, [...]

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Electricity providers will soon be up to many challenges as consumers learn how to use “smart meters” and how to upgrade their utility set-up. They need to be prepared for the influx of information more than what they are prepared to handle.

Managers at utility companies need to get on their feet [...]

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We are living in the age of “Big Data” where billions of transactions, events or activities are generated through use of smartphones, web browsing, smartmeter sensors and more. Hadoop, MapReduce and a new generation of NoSQL technologies are helping us manage, transform, analyze and deal with the data overload. Together they process [...]

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MongoLab, a cloud-based database provider created by San Francisco-based ObjectLabs, announced today that it has closed a $3 million series A funding round led by GRP Partners, Freestyle Capital, Foundry Group, Baseline Ventures, David Cohen, and others. The list of investors is impressive, considering that it includes several names involved [...]

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The recent Sony’s PlayStation Network security issue and Amazon Web service outage brought a number of people calling for the downfall of cloud computing. Sony’s security blunder that let loose 100 million credit card numbers turned into a learning experience for the company to correct their flaws.

A Reuter’s article highlighted [...]

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In its 18th year running, TiEcon has attracted 3000+ attendees. Each year, TiEcon creates a magical ecosystem and brings together entrepreneurs, professionals, advisors, investors, customers, and VCs for networking, thought-provoking talks, and idea sharing. Many startups have been launched from such platforms and many others walk away inspired and motivated about their [...]

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With every passing day, the clout of cloud computing is increasing. Leaders in their own areas, new players come in and try to create a niche for themselves.  Redhat already announced a PaaS offering called openshift, and now with the release of Jboss Enterprise Data Grid 6, they have taken cloud integration [...]

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The US government is facing a revolution in IT infrastructure. The country’s first CIO, Vivek Kundra has taken early steps towards moving federal IT to the Cloud. Back in November 2010, Jeffrey Zients, the federal government’s first chief performance officer, announced that the Office of Management and Budget will now require federal [...]

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In an effort to support the cloud computing community with the latest thought leadership on cloud computing, security and virtualization, CloudTimes is proud to announce our own Research Library. The library consists of whitepapers, articles, documents and webinars which can be downloaded for free on http://research.cloudtimes.org/

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MeriTalk, the government information technology (IT) network, today announced the results of the “Federal Cloud Weather Report” report. The report provides a status on Federal cloud computing migration, explores agencies’ cloud challenges, and delivers insight on the road ahead. Underwritten by VMware, the leader in virtualization [...]

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Dell has rolled out at the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) 2011 conference in Orlando, new subscription-based private cloud services for healthcare providers. These cloud services will provide a more streamlined access to patients’ archived information for easier sharing and management of the information between physicians, hospitals and other point [...]

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Read our exclusive section on the latest topic on Cloud Computing: “Big Data”. CloudTimes recently visited the Strata Conference in Santa Clara, CA, which was the most important event around Big Data so far. The event was based on the theme “Making Data Work”, and will be held twice a [...]

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EMC Corporation will announce today at the O’Reilly Strata Conference in Santa Clara, a free Community Edition of the EMC® Greenplum® Database, the industry-leading, high-performance massively parallel processing (MPP) database product, along with free analytic algorithms and data mining tools. A free download is immediately available at http://community.greenplum.com.

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Cloud computing helps organizations store, manage, share, and analyze their Big Data in an affordable and easy-to-use way. Today’s cloud Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) providers such as Microsoft, GoGrid, Amazon, Google, Rackspace and Slicehost, supported by the on-demand analytics solution vendors, make Big Data analytics very affordable.

Most corporate enterprises don’t fully leverage [...]

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