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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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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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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There’s a talk around town. Google is allegedly set to launch a cloud service at its I/O conference, finally marking Google’s foray into the cloud computing industry, and putting them in direct competition with current market leader Amazon Web Services (AWS).

Google’s offering will be a complete IaaS cloud, which will give [...]

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More than two months after publishing its beta, Enterprise open source software vendor Red Hat has officially launched on the market JBoss Data Grid 6, a NoSQL in-memory database logically designed to trendy world of Big Data for its JBoss management platform.

Today, the main challenge companies face a much [...]

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CliQr Technologies launches today with a new cloud platform that empowers existing applications to move to the Cloud. CliQr has been emerging from over one and a half years spent refining its revolutionary cloud application management platform and monitoring the success of early production customers.

CloudCenter is a unique and powerful [...]

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Free Access to Microsoft ALM Servers – TechEd Conference

In its recent TechEd conference held in Orlando, Florida last June 4, Microsoft announced that they are already in the process of expanding access to their cloud-based application lifecycle management service, even though the app itself is still in preview mode.

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The GigaOm Structure 2012 conference kicked off on 20 to 21 June in the Mission Bay Conference Center in San Francisco. CloudTimes was proud to be an official media sponsor of the show – just as last year. We reported live on Twitter – see also some photos [...]

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These past few years, a number of enterprises have already made the jump to cloud computing, and are now focused on managing the cloud and maximizing business value out of the services. As the IT field moves past the theoretical phase and entered management and implementation, enterprises who have made the jump [...]

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KPMG has created an online resource regarding taxing of cloud computing services by tax authorities in various countries. Called as Country Perspective on Taxing the Cloud, the online resource aims to aid providers and users of cloud services in planning their activities and operations as well as work in order gain tax [...]

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SPEC (Standard Performance Evaluation Corporation) plans to use its testing methodology to benchmark cloud deployments. The company is well known in the industry because of its benchmarks on computer systems. It maintains and develops benchmarks which are standardized to evaluate enterprise computing systems. A not-for-profit organization, SPEC recently formed a working [...]

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IBM continues its strategy of betting on intelligent computing and announced a wide range of improvements in performance and efficiency of their storage systems and technical systems to deal with Big Data.

IBM announced Smarter Computing, a new strategic approach to design and manage storage infrastructures. The new offering delivers more [...]

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Zynga Taking on AWS as an IaaS Provider

Zynga may be on its way to becoming a serious competitor to Amazon’s robust Infrastructure as a Service, since the social network gaming giant will soon sell cloud IaaS to game makers in need of a hosting platform.

Zynga may not be [...]

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Analysts from Gartner have recently released findings that reveal a delay in adoption of cloud computing in Europe, as a result of several factors that include different business processes across more than 40 countries, privacy rules, the deepening debt crisis, and the recession. That is not to say that cloud computing in [...]

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Microsoft Windows Azure evolved to incorporate a little more dimension – IaaS, PaaS, and now service offering a hybrid cloud. This is exemplified by the introduction of persistent Linux virtual machines to Windows Azure platform.

Microsoft, earlier this year, hinted its big plan for 2012 to allow some access to [...]

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by Razi Sharir, CEO of Xeround

Cloud infrastructure is being continuously improved and optimized, so that over time it will be standardized and commoditized. Today’s cloud service providers are offering nearly identical hardware and stacks, which is more cost effective on their end in terms of maintenance and operational costs. This begs the [...]

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