VMware has recently invested $30 million on Puppet Labs, a cloud automation tools open-source vendor. With this investment, both companies agreed to form a partnership for them to work together to create application and infrastructure elements for Amazon Web Services, OpenStack, physical infrastructures, and VMware-based public [...]

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Cloud computing has truly evolved from providing computing or storage resources to a more industry-specific community. Today, there are cloud instances to cater to each compliance and security requirements of a particular industry. Verizon has its cloud service which complies with the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act for the Continue Reading

Boston and New York had recently declared a flu epidemic. In Beantown, there were about 700 reported cases wherein 18 people had already died. In order to keep things from being out of control, app developers and health officials turn to Continue Reading

Let’s get this out of the way first: MS Word is deservingly one of the best word processors in the industry, with decades of upgrade cycles full of improvements and new features under its belt, it’s become so entrenched in the industry that even users  of non-Windows OSes tend to use ports [...]

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Google Apps has been widely recognized by business owners. It is commonly used for video and text messaging, slide show presentation, and collaborative document writing in the clouds. Introduced some 6 years ago, it was designed for tech start-ups and small enterprises. Google didn’t expect that large businesses will take notice of [...]

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According to an analyst group Ovum, the Australian government isn’t taking full advantage of cloud computing. As such, it fails to connect with cloud-ready nations like Singapore, Hong Kong, Korea, and Japan. In the blog of Steve Hodgkinson, an Ovum analyst, he said The Asia Cloud Computing Associated downgraded Australia in its [...]

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By Floyd Strimling

Google challenges Amazon AWS for public cloud supremacy

With far too much attention being placed on an OpenStack competitor to Amazon, Google Compute Engine will emerge as the clear alternative. Google’s secret sauce includes a complex mix of datacenters, virtualization, breakthrough software, a comprehensive fiber backbone, and the use of [...]

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By Teyo Tyree, Puppet Labs

Enterprises look to adopt cloud operations practices more broadly. It is not just about IaaS and PaaS offerings.  The cloud effect is a continuation of the homogenization of infrastructure that started with virtualization. Homogenization has lowered operational costs and sped up new product delivery. Companies will begin [...]

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The International Data Corporation recently released its report which predicts IT cloud services’ revenues to reach $43.2 billion in the United States of America by 2016. The amount is comparatively large, up by 18.5% from its 2011 amount of $18.5 billion. The public IT cloud offerings include services for both [...]

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Earlier this week, Google announced a significant increase in its infrastructure as a service (IaaS) offer with an increase in the number of virtual machine sizes available to the US and Europe customers from 4 to 40.

In addition to the new types of instances, the company reduced the price of its [...]

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While the most presentations around big data underlying the processing systems will be deployed in the enterprise, Google built a service that will analyze the cloud of large volumes of data.

Google’s BigQuery service could help companies analyze their data without the need to build infrastructure. The service is designed primarily [...]

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We are used to receiving printed catalogs – they are a good traditional sales tool. They are a distraction from bills, etc. and are generally read by the whole family. People browse at their leisure and choose products they might otherwise not have considered. The cloud offers a revolutionary way of directly [...]

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Since its Initial Public Offering in August 2008, Rackspace Hosting’s share value has grown almost 6 times its original value. This is primarily because of the company’s growth in terms of earnings per share, revenue, and subscriber base. The cloud service provider is currently trading with an impressive profit-to-earnings ratio and analysts [...]

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One of the more common criticisms being levied at the cloud industry is the security risks inherent in the model. And the reason why it’s still fending off these criticisms up to this day is that it has some ground. In fact, even Google – which is one of the large companies [...]

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When Apple first introduced iPhone back in 2007, late Steve jobs made the famous remarks as iPhone was five year ahead of competition. And now, five years later, Apple is battling it battling it out with progressively strong competition from others. The mobile battle is now shifted about services more than it [...]

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With the increased use of mobile devices and social networks, consumers can discover, share and purchase [...]

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