Experts are currently puzzled, and some of them even shocked, at Oracle’s latest public cloud vision, in which the software company continues their lock-in approach, which is not a good idea considering the direction taken by the cloud industry these days.

Oracle Corp. CEO Larry Ellison recently reintroduced the Continue Reading

Google’s new IaaS offering, called Compute Engine, is one of the biggest things that has happened to the cloud computing industry in such a long time and here are five reasons why:

PaaS is still to ambitious to work on a large scale

Microsoft’s failure to create a successful business [...]

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If you are not familiar with the company called Piston Cloud Computing, chances are you’re going to be within a few years, since the startup is currently developing technology that will give way to the next generation of Internet cloud services. Basically, Piston Cloud Computing is going to pave the way for [...]

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Another report predicts the growing benefit of Big Data among Small and Midsize enterprises (SMBs). This time, online poll was conducted by Harris Interactive on behalf of enterprise application software provider SAP AG.

The survey is the result of the poll conducted among 154 C-suite executives across wide range of industries in [...]

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The European Commission’s panel on privacy is planning to promote the concept of cloud computing and aims to endorse it as legal under the continent’s privacy law. In line with this, the commission also encourages organizations and companies to learn how to police themselves better in order to protect data and personal [...]

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In a recent announcement, Samsung has confirmed that they are considering the idea of hosting their own cloud service, in order to extend the appeal of their Android-based devices to enterprises. Samsung is looking into the idea of building cloud based services that will help connect a wide variety of devices based [...]

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As of May 28, Google’s cloud security reached a new high when Google Apps for Business earned ISO 27001 security certification.  Although the news of the certification caused a lot of hype in both the business and the technology worlds, not many people are aware of just how important this security certification [...]

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The highlight of the second day of Google I/O 2012 has focused on the cloud services of Google. First, Google has introduced the new features of Chrome, launching the browser application for iOS devices. Then it was the turn to Google Drive with two important innovations.

Google has presented two important [...]

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With the present attention the cloud is getting, it is but normal to be concerned about security. The cloud is popular because it is able to all music and personal emails which can be accessed through mobile devices or computers. Government agencies also use the cloud for its data storage so that [...]

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Data center and cloud hosting services, Amazon cloud infrastructure suffered a power outage last week, creating problems for their clients which lasted more than 24 hours.

The blackout was lasted several hours affecting tens of notable sites including Foursquare, Quran, Moby and Reddit. Many large EC2 users ended up losing valuable business [...]

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Even though Platform-as-a-Service is relatively new, there are IT experts who believe that it can be the most significant cloud structure. Recently, the world’s largest cloud computing service providers sat down to discuss PaaS. At the Cloud Leadership Forum, Salesforce.com, Microsoft, Google, and IBM presented their views regarding PaaS.

Platform-as-a-Service can [...]

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Experts do not believe that an API standard will be implemented in the near future. This is primarily because each of the cloud computing service providers has its own API definition. Although there is a real need to standardize APIs, these providers are really not bent on moving towards standardization because the [...]

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IBM recently launched an analytics application program which can analyze and correlate big data. The software also includes sentiment analysis culled from social networks. In one single platform the application is able to provide optimization techniques, predictive analytics, and business rules. The software, called Analytical Decision Management, is [...]

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Assessing The Costs of Cloud Outages

According to the International Working Group on Cloud Computing Resiliency (IWGCR), the total downtime of 13 well-known cloud services since 2007 amounts to 568 hours, which has an economic impact of around $71.7 million dollars.

In IWGCR’s research, they have stated that the [...]

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Rackspace’s President, Lew Moorman, has recently made a statement regarding the cloud market, basically stating that the industry needs to have an open source alternative to the current leader in public cloud infrastructure, Amazon Web Services. According to the Rackspace executive, the market is currently flooded with AWS clones, which means customers [...]

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According to the International Working Group on Cloud Computing Resiliency (IWGCR), the total downtime of 13 well-known cloud services since 2007 amounts to 568 hours, which has an economic impact of around $71.7 million dollars.

In IWGCR’s research, they have stated that the 7.5 hours per year average unavailability only amounts [...]

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