Cisco, EMC, IBM and TOSCA recently communicated their support to back up setting the standard and specifications for hybrid cloud portability. This is to stand true to cloud’s promise of ease of access and portability in service migration from one cloud provider to another. There are, however, obstacles to face with this [...]

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Oracle mounted on its Big Data, Hadoop last October, this was after everyone thought that Larry Ellison, CEO will announce their roll up of their open-source elephant. It turned out, however, that everyone’s assumptions were wrong.

The truth is, Oracle had made an OEM agreement with Cloudera, the largest commercial Big Data [...]

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SaaS cannot put a stop to the cloud computing mergers and acquisitions (M&A) in the cloud services sector of the business, in fact, it is expected to balloon in the coming months. First on the line is Intermap’s move to acquire Voxel for $30 million, which was announced earlier last week. This [...]

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“The cloud” has revolutionized from being a substance-free buzzword, into a buzzword that brings significance to businesses. Companies such as Google, Amazon and Salesforce led the way for this transformation during the past years. Cloud services at home, in the workplace and in enterprises has increased significantly. With this, mobile platforms are [...]

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In this year of cautious optimism and grinding economic growth, it is safe to say that buying won in the proverbial buy versus build question. In 2010, many companies slashed costs and hoarded cash. However, in Q1 2011, the economy began to grow and growth expectations in the market elevated; as [...]

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Cloud computing has obviously given business startups the boost it needs in 2011. Several companies such as RightScale, Hiroku and New Relic emerged and flourished with the cloud platform. In 2012, there will be other business startups that will leverage their business, but if there’s one thing they need to focus on [...]

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Microsoft is preparing for its big plan for 2012 and that is allow some access for customer’s virtual machines (VM) to run on its Windows Azure. This means Linux customers can now use Microsoft’s Azure PaaS platform to run their VMs. This is expected to run on its test phase by spring [...]

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How are small and mid-market organizations responding to trends like cloud computing, mobile deployments and increasingly complex IT requirements?  OS33 shares 5 Top IT drivers for SMB decision makers, giving insight into the factors that are influencing their IT budgets and purchasing decisions in 2012.  This is a recommended read for [...]

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Mobile Cloud Update

On December 31, 2011 By

The third quarter of 2012 can be considered as the most unpredictable period for the mobile services. Huge changes included Google’s decision to move to hardware market when it proposed a partnership with Motorola. Hewlett-Packard, on the other hand, shocked everyone when it announced it will discontinue production of phones and tablets [...]

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The United Sates and Taiwan recently had an agreement to spearhead the fee-for-service rental of cloud products and services for SMBs (Small and Medium sized Businesses) in the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation forum. This move is made to develop competitiveness among enterprises.

US and Taiwan hopes to leverage their cloud solutions in [...]

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With the cost-savings, scalability and agility that cloud computing offers to organizations, it’s no wonder the market opportunity is growing rapidly – jumping to more than $241 billion in 2020 from $40.7 billion this year, according to Forrester.  However, as organizations look to embrace cloud computing they are confronted with a number [...]

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As 2011 rolls to a close, it’s time to make a few predictions for 2012 in the cloud data space. 2011 was a year of adoption, where many companies started to enjoy the economies of scale, security and ease-of-use of the cloud in managing their growing data needs. Clearly, 2012 promises even [...]

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Written by Mark Goros, CEO of Caringo Inc.

1. Object Storage will bring Cloud economics to any organization in 2012

A key to the affordability delivered with cloud storage is to begin with commodity components in a redundant, multi-tenant architecture with highly efficient disk utilization. These benefits are driven by [...]

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2011 is marked in the calendar as “Year of the Cloud” for its remarkable contributions in businesses and advancements in cloud computing. In fact, cloud computing has been adopted by various businesses globally and many product and service providers have focused on cloud-based business ventures. The question everyone is asking now is [...]

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Cloud computing has grown at a tremendous speed over the last two years and it continues to build up speed. It is currently dominated by American companies such as Google and Amazon as it helped other businesses to flourish and grow. Cloud computing has penetrated even the medical industry as more hospitals [...]

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Consolidating databases onto a private cloud is a new model for the delivery of database services. Private clouds consolidate servers, storage, operating systems, databases, and mixed workloads onto a shared hardware and software infrastructure. Deploying databases on a consolidated private cloud enables IT departments to improve quality of service levels and reduce [...]

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