Exploring the Intel Cloud Builder Community Nowadays, it is a generally accepted belief that this is going to be an Asian century. In the same manner that the 19th century was dominated by Britain and the 20th century by the United States, experts theorize that China and India are going to be the preeminent nations of the 21st century. Now, any nation desiring advancement has to invest in technology, and Asiatic nations are no different. With the immense possibilities of Asia, both as a producer and consumer of cloud computing, it’s no surprise that several technology multinationals are looking there.
Taking “Cloud Computing” Too Literally: Hilarious Comments by Indian Anti-Graft Crusader Cloud computing is a serious issue, and with nanotechnology and biotechnology, promise to transform human civilization over the next few decades. However, even when discussing such serious business, we occasionally come across moments of hilarity that grab our attention. Regular readers of this website may remember my earlier attempt at humor writing on the occasion of All Fool’s Day (April 1) (See: Cloud Computing Without The Internet – Is It Possible?); however, what I am about to narrate today is not a figment of my imagination but all true.
Interview: Mr. Avinoam Nowogrodski – CEO & Co-Founder (Clarizen) Avinoam brings over 20 years of experience in sales, engineering and business management positions to Clarizen. Avinoam co-founded Clarizen with the vision to simplify the way companies manage their projects. Prior to establishing the company, Avinoam co-founded and served for 10 years as the Chief Executive Officer of SmarTeam Corporation, a leading provider of collaborative product life cycle management solutions. As CEO from 1995 – 2005, Avinoam’s leadership molded the company through many phases, from its early entry into the market via an indirect channel through the creation of an enterprise
China’s No.1 Search Engine Jumps On To The Cloud Computing Bandwagon Over the last decade, China has been the country to watch out for. After decades of isolationism through communism, China has embraced capitalism with frenzy, though nominally, communism still rules the one-party State. Overtaking Japan as the world’s second largest economy, China is fast closing on to the United States, with India following close behind. That is why any development in China has the potential to influence the world at large. While I had earlier written about the general trends in cloud computing in these two countries (See: The
Virtualization: The Virtual Way to Real-World Benefits “One cannot resist an idea whose time has come.” – Victor Hugo (1802-1885), legendary French poet and author. “Virtual” has usually been a poor substitute for “real”, but virtualization in computing is set to turn this notion around. Applicable to hardware, software, memory, databases and networks, virtualization is truly an “idea whose time has come.” As one of the few companies to operate in all these spaces, Dell is uniquely positioned to help businesses benefit from this amazing technology paradigm. Cloud computing is one of the ways that virtualization can be implemented. Again,
Cloud Computing: Risks vs Benefits – Part 2 In Part 1 of this two-part article, I discussed the context in which, in spite of some drawbacks, cloud computing made sense in the long run (See: Cloud Computing: Risks vs Benefits – Part 1). In the second and concluding part, I carry this argument further and talk about some opposing points of view. I would like to introduce the concept of BATNA at this point. BATNA, or the best alternative to a negotiated agreement, is a concept in negotiation theory that defines the course of action that will be taken by
What Does Verizon Expect from the CloudSwitch Acquisition? Verizon is betting big on cloud computing. After this year’s $1.4 billion acquisition of data center operator Terremark, Verizon has once again loosened its purse strings to buy cloud computing startup CloudSwitch. The latter develops software that eases the transition of company applications from in-house servers to the cloud. So, what does Verizon expect from this acquisition? For one, Verizon expects to use CloudSwitch’s capabilities to offer its customers seamless migration to the cloud. CloudSwitch integrates with cloud providers’ public application program interfaces (APIs) to make moving an application or workload to the cloud
Cloud Computing: Risks vs Benefits – Part 1 “There are three kinds of lies: lies, damned lies, and statistics.” – Mark Twain (1835-1910), noted American author and humorist. By quoting the most famous American author on how statistics are often used to bolster unreasonable arguments, I may have showed my hand prematurely, but here are a few figures that do give one cause for thought: on the average, over the last decade more than 40,000 people have been killed annually in automobile accidents in the United States. Now, this may give the impression that road travel is dangerous, and, if