Fujitsu’s Perceptions of the Cloud It’s quite some time since I wrote about Fujitsu’s presence on the cloud. Although the Japanese conglomerate had expressed its intention to invest big money in cloud computing almost a year ago (See: Fujitsu set to invest $1.2 billion-plus on cloud computing in 2011), there hasn’t been any big developments on that front other than its launch in the North American market (See: Fujitsu Rolls Out Global Cloud Computing Platform in North America). However, all that is set to change as it launches two new services and a set of hardware modules called Dynamic Infrastructures
Fighting Cancer with Cloud ComputingUsually, articles on cloud computing relate to how it can help in business, and I am no different. Over the last year, almost all of my articles have looked at cloud computing through a businessman’s (gender-neutral here, no offense to the women stalwarts of commerce and industry) lens.Whether it’s cutting costs (See: How Cloud Computing Can Save You Money , Saving Money on Energy by Going on the Cloud and Saving Money on Rent by Going on the Cloud), expanding services (See: How Cloud Computing Helped Netflix Emerge as a Streaming Media Powerhouse ), increasing mobility (See:
US Cyber Command Chief Gives Cloud Computing Security His Vote of Confidence Even as cloud computing advances by leaps and bounds, security concerns remain. This issue has been addressed time and again by me in several articles. Even supporters of the cloud maintain that unless these problems are resolved, universal adoption will remain a dream. Here are some older articles dealing with security on the cloud: 1. What Bromium’s Funding Means for Cloud Security 2. Health Care’s Reservations about Cloud Computing 3. Are Cloud Computing Service Providers Shirking Responsibility On Security? 4. What Effect Will the Epsilon Data Theft have on Cloud Computing? 5. Which
What’s Trending in Cloud Computing? According to the Merriam-Webster dictionary, “trend” may be defined as “to show a tendency towards.” When teenagers try to be trendy by incorporating the latest fashions in their sartorial decisions, they provide clothes labels information on what’s popular and what’s not. Thus, there is a continuous feedback loop where labels tell consumers what to buy and consumers tell labels what to sell. Hence, for both providers and consumers of a product or service, it is advantageous to know what’s trending in that industry. With that thought, this article speaks about the top five trends in
Dell Announces Ramp Up Of Taiwan Office – To Hire 100 Cloud Computing Professionals Two weeks back I had written about how cloud computing has emerged as a viable career option (See: Should You Train To Be a Cloud Computing Professional? – Part 1 and Should You Train To Be a Cloud Computing Professional? – Part 2 ). Now, computing giant Dell has announced the expansion of its Taiwan Design Center, with the headcount slated to increase by 100 from the current 600 employees. This increase is in an effort to expand its cloud computing research capacity. Dell has come a
Ninefold and Rackspace Battle for Australian Startup Mind Space Last month American cloud computing service provider Rackspace, in an effort to expand its presence in the Australian market, announced a deal with early stage venture capitalists Pollenizer to offer Australian start-ups free hosting worth $2,000 a month for their first year of operations. Now, Rackspace’s Australian rival Ninefold has announced an identical scheme, also in partnership with Pollenizer and another incubator Starmate. While Rackspace’s offer had been introduced in the US much earlier as the Rackspace Startup Program (See: Why is Rackspace targeting Startups? ), it’s something new in Australia.
Usually, it’s the presence of clouds that affect precipitation. However, this time round, it is rains, and the consequent floods, that may end up affecting the cloud. By cloud, of course, I mean the virtual world of cloud computing and not some fluffy ball of water vapor in the sky. As you must know by now, cloud computing does not mean there’s a tangible substance called the cloud – it is merely a construct that resides in cyberspace and is powered by tangible servers in the real world (See: What Is Cloud Computing? Yes, another Perspective). Of course, some believe
Sometime back I had written an article on how US government officials had expressed reservations on adopting cloud computing (See: Does Moving to the Cloud work for the US Federal Government?). However, as per the testimonies from several Federal officials before the Subcommittee on Cybersecurity, Infrastructure Protection, and Security Technologies, it would seem that, in spite of cloud proponent former CIO Vivek Kundra’s departure (See: Will Vivek Kundra’s Departure Affect Government’s Flight to the Clouds?), cloud computing will continue to find favor in the official administration. There have been concerns about security on the cloud, especially in the light of