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Cloud computing, as I define it, is the ability for organizations to rent computer time and space from the "cloud computing" services such as those from Amazon and Google. It is generally viewed as an alternative to either hosting your own infrastructure yourself, or outsourcing your i...
Skytap announced the availability of an API that enables customers to blend Skytap's cloud-based Virtual Lab platform with their existing onsite IT infrastructure. Rather than using cloud resources in a silo, Skytap's Web services API and one-click VPN functionality allows organization...
Adobe is using Alfresco’s open source ECM software as the file repository in Acrobat.com, a set of free online services – file sharing and storage, PDF conversion, online word processing and web conferencing – that can be used to create and share documents, communicate in real-time, an...
IBM claims its new intelligent blade server will reduce security threats – such as Denial of Service (DoS) attacks and viruses – while helping server providers manage network traffic better. It says consumers are using advanced communications like streaming video on handheld devices, a...
Recently I've been asked about the benefits of cloud computing in comparison to that of virtualization. Generally my answer has been they are an ideal match. For the most part virtualization has been about doing more with less (consolidation). VMware in particular positioned their prod...
Because of its slow growth - a factor of the freebie open source business model - Red Hat has become fodder for Wall Street acquisition speculation, BusinessWeek says, and offers VMware as a possible suitor. Such an acquisition would give VMware the operating system it's lacking, make ...
The beginning of the week Yahoo was trading around $18.75, below the $19.18 it was at on January 31 right before Microsoft entered the scene with its $31-a-share bid. The pundits said that was a five-year low. On Thursday, a really lousy day generally, it dipped to $17.80.
Some of the recent bumps in public clouds are inevitable (and unenviable!) in the early stages of a new technology, but they do shine the light on the management of the data center. And, as may be obvious, the people that lost their data in one case most likely have no recourse with th...
The web moved from static HTML pages to Web 2.0. Software is increasing moving away from the delivery to the “hosted” model. Computing resource acquisitions is moving from buying to renting. This has given rise to new paradigms of delivering software such as Software-as-a-Service or Sa...
We are seeing more being written about Cloud computing and cloud platforms today, and there is strong validation that the future of computing will include significant innovation and value in web/cloud platforms. Microsoft’s Cloud strategy is materializing, and as part of our overall So...
The world of clouds these days is full of definitions and counter-definitions. There are many posts that try to define the concept of cloud computing; many that try to distinguish utility computing, grid computing and cloud computing; many that try to define public vs private clouds; a...
Seanodes announced that ServiSMART has selected Seanodes Shared Internal Storage technology as the virtualized storage platform for its new cloud computing infrastructure. ServiSMART is an emerging hosted services provider currently in stealth mode founded and managed by a team of expe...
SIMtone announced the release of an end-to-end universal cloud computing platform. The SIMtone Universal Cloud Computing Platform enables multiple cloud services, such as “PCs in the Cloud,” virtual desktops, DaaS and SaaS, or Web services to be hosted and managed simply, securely and ...
Google opened its doors in September 1998. But, as the Google official site phrases it, "The exact date when we celebrate our birthday has moved around over the years, depending on when people feel like having cake." Maybe, now that Chrome is released, instead of waiting till the 27th ...
ParaScale has announced that its ParaScale Cloud Storage (PCS) software has entered broad customer trials. Targeted at service providers and enterprises that require better solutions for file storage, management and distribution, PCS is a software-only solution that includes features a...
SOASTA announced the successful close of $6.4 million in Series B funding. New investor, Formative Ventures led the round with continuing participation from previous investors including Canaan Partners and The Entrepreneurs' Fund. The new funding will be used to support product enhance...
What Apple has done with its App Store is show the world that the key to monetizing the cloud is in the delivery of the key applications and assets (music, video, ringtones) through a simple and accessible channel. In the last few weeks Microsoft, Google and T-mobile have all announced...
GigaSpaces Technologies announced that John Giubileo has been named as the Company's general manager of the Americas. Giubileo will oversee all sales and go-to-market activities in the Americas, including business development, partnerships, channels and OEM actions.
rPath announced the beta launch of its rBuilder Appliance Creator and rBuilder Catalog features for the Amazon Elastic Cloud Compute (Amazon EC2). When coupled with rPath's technology for release management, lifecycle management, and its comprehensive support capability for Linux techn...
Ceelox adapted Ceelox ID, a biometric Identity Access Management tool, to work with Citrix servers and client computers. "Using biometrics to secure access to centralized Citrix networks is a giant leap forward for Ceelox," Gerry Euston, CEO, said.
"It's Google’s first step to cloud computing," declared Raymond Frame, from Wellington NZ, on hearing about the release today of Google Chrome. Nick Carr agrees, calling it "The first cloud browser." The Official Google Blog contends: "Google Chrome is clean and fast. It gets out of yo...
Over the last few weeks we have seen a noticable spike in desktop centric cloud computing inquires. What's more, this spike has been from a particular market segment, that of ISPs and telecoms who all seem to have had a sudden and dramatic increase in interest in this area. CDI is an i...
Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) is one of the buzzwords that’s mentioned often in the cloud computing space. In short, PaaS is a platform for delivering applications, similar to a pre-built system with hardware, OS and application stack all built in. In the PaaS case, this system is hoste...
Research and Markets has announced the addition of the "What’s News?: AT&T Launches Synaptic Hosting" report to their offering. This aDRD (Announcement-based Data-Rich Deliverable) is part of the Business Managed & Hosted Services, Business IT, Business Applications and Competitive Pro...
SOASTA and QTRAX announced a breakthrough in the load testing of web applications in the Cloud. SOASTA CloudTest Lab, running in Amazon EC2, simulated 100,000 virtual users against QTRAX's soon to be launched digital music service. The test required approximately 100 test servers that ...
Achieving an effective disaster recovery solution has always been difficult and expensive. Often companies backup and/or mirror their data and software only to find that when forced to run them on hardware and network configurations altered by disaster, they don't always work. "Moving ...
How should enterprises or Cloud Providers react to the VMware "August 12th surprise"? To those who may not have heard - the latest versions of VMware's ESX hypervisor started shutting down as the hypervisor clock hit the date of August 12th. This was due to what amounts to a hardcoded ...
Building upon its commitment to provide a comprehensive collaboration portfolio, Cisco announced its intent to acquire privately held PostPath. Based in Mountain View, Calif. with additional development operations in Sofia, Bulgaria, PostPath will enhance the existing email and calenda...
I’ve noticed people lately have been saying things like "I am cloud computing because my mail is now on gmail ZOMG" - but storing your mails on the internets is not cloud computing, it’s just online storage. Uploading pics from your phone directly to the web is not cloud computing. Goo...
OpSource announced a strategic partnership with Asite Solutions. Asite will use OpSource On-Demand to support the delivery of their SaaS platform to an increasingly global audience. Asite joins a growing list of international companies selecting OpSource as their Web operations provide...
Asigra announced that CDW has selected Asigra Televaulting as its online backup platform. Chosen for its unmatched service-oriented architecture, powerful data de-duplication and broad interoperability, Asigra Televaulting will be the technology platform behind CDW’s Remote Backup Serv...
The Infrastructure-as-a-Service model of early Cloud Computing providers has focused on making the hardware layer consumable as on-demand compute and storage capacity. Stuart Charlton, Chief Software Architect for Elastra, will be giving a session on 'Cloud Computing and the Next-Gener...
As cloud computing becomes more commonplace, creating a secure method to bridge the gap between existing data centers and remote sources of compute capacity is becoming more and more important. Reuven Cohen, Founder & Chief Technologist of Enomaly, will be giving a session on Bridging...
IT managers and pundits speak of the reliability of a system in "nines." Two nines is the same as 99%, which comes to (100%-99%)*365 or 3.65 days of downtime per year, which is typical for non-redundant hardware if you include the time to reload the operating system and restore backups...
“A major requirement of the Hana Financial Group was to select a standards-based authentication solution. The ActivIdentity Mini-token was selected as it complies with the OATH open standard, providing compatibility with 3rd party software, and assurance of future proofing as industry ...
CohesiveFT announced support for Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2) large, extra-large and high-CPU instances. This is an expansion beyond the company's existing support for standard instances on Amazon EC2's 32-bit platform. Developers interested in defining software components...
Nirvanix announced that its Storage Delivery Network (SDN) has been serving as the integrated promotional platform for Doom’s worldwide promotion of its first full-length feature “On The Doll.” For the past four months, the film’s official website (www.onthedoll.com) has provided visit...
rPath announced that Progress Software has certified rPath's rBuilder for its OpenEdge platform. This allows independent software vendors (ISVs) to use rPath technology to create Software as a Service (SaaS) applications as virtual appliances that include/leverage the Progress OpenEdge...
Verari Systems announced the addition of the SB5168XL DataServer to its blade-based hybrid server and storage system family. The newly introduced architecture combines an Intel Xeon 3000 series processor and 10G Ethernet connectivity with the highest storage density available in a blad...
David Young, Co-Founder & CEO of cloud-computing specialist Joyent, is the latest Cloud Computing pioneer to join the distinguished Speaking Faculty of SYS-CON's pathbreaking "Cloud Computing Expo" being held November 19-21, 2008 in San Jose, California. He will speak on "The Open Clou...


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The official Release Candidate of Windows 7 will be available for download by MSDN and TechNet subscribers from April 30, according to the Windows Team Blog, but public availability won't begin till May 5th.
In ASP.NET 2.0, we introduced a very powerful set of application services in ASP.NET (Membership, Roles and profile). In 3.5 we created a client library for accessing them from Ajax and .NET Clients and exposed them via WCF web services. For more information on the base level ASP.NET ...
Microsoft introduced Silverlight as cross-platform, cross-browser next generation RIA solution. This session will use real world implementations to show you how to build a Silverlight application from start to finish, as well overall strategy why we should or shouldn't use Silverlight....
The Web has evolved into a structured data space of loosely connected databases, enabling granular data access-by-reference to Web-accessible entities, courtesy of HTTP. This evolution and the emergence of AJAX-based RIA technologies lay the foundation for a new generation of libraries...
SaaS based applications continue to grow at a staggering rate. According to software market analysts, SaaS represented approximately 5% of business software revenue in 2005 and, by 2011, 25% of new business software will be delivered as SaaS and will grow at a 21% % annual growth rate ...
Come see a no-slides, code-only presentation that starts with a blank directory and builds a data-driven, AJAX enabled, ASP.NET web application from scratch that implements common AJAX patterns with the rich set of AJAX Control Toolkit, accesses data with LINQ, and implements standards...
Today, there is a wealth of technologies to take advantage of to add AJAX behaviors to your Spring-based Java Web applications. This session will assume you know the basics of AJAX and Spring, and will dive straight into evaluating the leading AJAX technologies, and how to integrate th...
JavaScript is one of the most interesting and misunderstood programming languages in common use today. Most developers will go their entire careers without realizing its full potential. It's not often that you get a language that supports the feature set that JavaScript does, while sti...
As the mobile Web matures, we see more and more people running around airports with their mobile devices in hand, searching for hotel rooms, reading the news, or just playing video games. People are more connected with their mobile phone today than any other electronic device they use....
Apple has introduced a number of extensions to the JavaScript programming language to assist iPhone Web developers. Including new fast lookup functions, native SVG graphics processing, CSS effects, database storage and full screen mode. These new functions will transform the way Web an...
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The question before companies today is not whether to become intelligent, it’s a question of how and how fast. The key is to adopt and deploy an intelligent application strategy while simultaneously preparing to scale that intelligence. In her session at 21st Cloud Expo, Sangeeta...
In his session at 21st Cloud Expo, James Henry, Co-CEO/CTO of Calgary Scientific Inc., introduced you to the challenges, solutions and benefits of training AI systems to solve visual problems with an emphasis on improving AIs with continuous training in the field. He explored app...
"MobiDev is a software development company and we do complex, custom software development for everybody from entrepreneurs to large enterprises," explained Alan Winters, U.S. Head of Business Development at MobiDev, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at 21st Cloud Expo, held Oct 31 – N...
"Akvelon is a software development company and we also provide consultancy services to folks who are looking to scale or accelerate their engineering roadmaps," explained Jeremiah Mothersell, Marketing Manager at Akvelon, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at 21st Cloud Expo, held Oct ...
Coca-Cola’s Google powered digital signage system lays the groundwork for a more valuable connection between Coke and its customers. Digital signs pair software with high-resolution displays so that a message can be changed instantly based on what the operator wants to communicat...
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