Where Does The Chromebook Fit In The Cloud Computing World? If you are a technophile, you must have heard about Google’s Chromebook launch on June 15 this year. Even if you haven’t, here’s the lowdown: On June 15, 2011, search engine giant Google will attempt to revolutionize the personal computing world through the launch of its mobile device called the Chromebook running on Google’s Chrome Operating System (OS). The Chromebook is a netbook that will occupy a niche between a pure cloud client and a traditional laptop, and represents a vision of doing away with traditional software for personal use
Apple Has Officially Launched iCloud Apple® CEO Steve Jobs and a team of Apple executives will kick off the company’s annual Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) with a keynote address on Monday, June 6 at 10:00 a.m. At the keynote, Apple will unveil its next generation software – Lion, the eighth major release of Mac OS® X; iOS 5, the next version of Apple’s advanced mobile operating system which powers iPad®, iPhone® and iPod touch®; and iCloud®, Apple’s upcoming cloud services offering.
Google Cloud Print Google has been working feverishly in terms of putting together their new service which offers remote cloud based printing capacities anywhere in the world. “Does Google Cloud Print only work in Chrome and/or Chrome OS?” Any app can use Google Cloud Print. When a web app uses Google Cloud Print, it should just work in any browser on any device. Browsers themselves can also use Google Cloud Print. For example, the version of Chrome in Chrome OS will use Google Cloud Print for printing web pages. A cloud print proxy will be included in Chrome to enable
Managing the Virtualization Maturity Lifecycle Virtualization demonstrates substantial benefits — in agility, availability and cost reduction — but it is not all clear sailing. Most organizations struggle, sooner or later, with added complexity, staffing requirements, SLA management, departmental politics and more. In fact, most organizations face one (or more) clear ‘tipping points’, where virtualization deployment stalls as they stop to deal with these new challenges. This ‘VM stall’ tends to coincide with different stages in the virtualization maturity lifecycle — such as the transition from tier 2/3 server consolidation to mission-critical tier 1 applications; or from basic provisioning automation to
First cloud-based systems management and automation product for public and private cloud servers May 25, 2011 – Palo Alto, CA. ScaleXtreme, Inc., the first cloud-based systems management company, today announced the general availability of its early access product. Systems administrators and IT operations professionals who are interested in trying out a new way of managing their internal servers, new public cloud machines on Amazon EC2 or any other provider, can go to http://www.scalextreme.com, and create a free account to start using the product today. ScaleXtreme is a cloud-based systems management product, which for the first time allows systems administrators to
SMBs Using Cloud Storage Also High On Network-Attached Storage More than seven in ten small and medium-size businesses that use cloud-based storage solutions also use networked-attached storage (NAS), according to a newly released survey by research firm In-Stat. This report comes close at the heels of an IBM report that said sixty percent of organizations will embrace cloud computing over the next five years. This finding was based on a survey of more than 3,000 global Chief Information Officers. For those unaware, network-attached storage is a specialized server that is connected to a network which provides file-based data storage services
Working Together to Deliver the Cloud If you had any notion of not taking the cloud seriously for your business, your assumptions will certainly be challenged this year. This week alone has seen two significant developments that have boosted the visibility (if not the viability) of the cloud. First, there was Microsoft’s purchase of Internet telephony company Skype for $8.5 billion. There is a lot of speculation on whether this was a good business move for Microsoft, but regardless of how it turns out, it’s clear that Microsoft is betting big on the cloud as platform instead of Windows exclusively.
Zumasys Delivers VMware & NetApp Cloud Services Zumasys has achieved both VMware vCloud Power status and the NetApp Gold Service Provider designation. Specializing in migrating custom software applications to the Cloud Zumasys claims that it is the first provider to achieve this status. The company is also gone live with production workload at the SuperNAP Data Center in Las Vegas, Nevada and is leveraging NetApp Flash Cache and Cisco Nexus Datacenter Switches. Zumasys has also announced a brand new resource pool-based pricing model that is built on VMware’s vCloud Director architecture. Businesses running custom applications can use this model to