Cloud B-Sides: The End Of The Album For most of the history of music, composers wrote long pieces of art, which were then consumed by discerning listeners in the manner in which they were intended…as one long stream of music consciousness. This is a concept that reaches back to Gregorian Chants, through Wagner’s Der Ring das Nibelungen, and as far forward as modern classics such as Radiohead’s OK Computer or Arcade Fire’s The Suburbs. The work of art is the sum of its parts, as a painting is the result of hundreds and thousands of brush strokes or a book is simply a compilation
Microsoft Works To Challenge Google As more research comes out, it appears Microsoft is working as hard as ever to challenge Google in the cloud. Microsoft’s hybrid cloud solution, Office 365, has been pitted against Google’s cloud service, Google Apps, for the past year since Office 365’s inception. And ever since, Google has proved time and again that it is the authority in the cloud. Most recently, Gartner Inc., a research firm, was the one to confirm Google’s lead in the cloud competition. This May, the firm released new data showing that between one-third and one-half of businesses moving to
Indaba Music: A Cloud Based Music Network In my last article, I discussed the remarkable benefits of using Dropbox to produce, record, and share musical ideas. As if that all wasn’t revolutionary enough, Indaba Music has developed a platform, much like that advanced by SoundCloud, that allows for real-time partnership between musicians from anywhere in the world. Uploading, comments, and collaboration all occur within a shared window and are viewable to the public (only if made public, of course). Most commonly used for remixes and interactive direct-to-consumer projects and competitions by major artists and production companies (Linkin Park, Snoop Dogg, Disney, and Universal, to name a
Google’s Partner Program To Push Cloud Services I have written about cloud computing companies and their partnership programs before (See: Cloud Biggies and their Partnership Programs); now, Google, one of the earliest movers to the cloud but a late starter as far as cloud partnership programs are concerned, has decided to address that gap in its portfolio. While Google did have a program in place that allowed resellers to offer the SaaS product Google Apps, the new Google Cloud Partner Program will enable them to expand to PaaS and IaaS with the Google App Engine and Google Compute Engine respectively. Thus, with this new program
Big Data Infographic: The 2012 London Summer Games Recent years have seen a lot of development in the cloud computing sphere. Big data is believed by many to be here to stay, and a lot of real investment is touted to happen in this particular area. Such a trend is quite exciting, as new, better and more powerful infrastructure will be needed to support all this. So, a lot of further development is on the way to accommodate these computing perimeters. Continue Reading Lets take a closer look at the global scale of Big Data and how it was utilized at The
Music Cloud Services Go Head To Head Music cloud services have become hugely popular. These digital music lockers are making people pay for music again, and why not? These huge music libraries in the cloud have pretty much every song you could ever want. That is an amazing amount of convenience, made even better by the fact it streams to nearly any device. Music lovers can have high-quality streamed music with actually downloading it. Music lovers are flocking to these digital boutiques to store and access their music. Charles Caldas, chief executive of Amsterdam-based Merlin, said: “The market is showing
Dropbox Leads the Way in Cloud Storage Most cloud service startups rely on newer and more appealing technology than the bigger guys. When a big IT corporation like Google releases its own cloud storage similar to that of a startup cloud service, those smaller cloud service providers tend to disappear in the dust. The industry, however, has definitely changed. Dropbox, a startup cloud service provider, has been leading the way in cloud storage and has kept up with the big guys, including Google’s newest cloud service. Enter Google Drive In April 2012, Google released the long-awaited Drive cloud storage service.
Cloud Infographic: The Cloud Games Most cloud service startups rely on newer and more appealing technology than the bigger guys. The industry, however, has definitely changed. Dropbox, a startup cloud service provider, has been leading the way in cloud filesharing and has kept up with the big guys, including Google’s newest cloud service. This infographic however shows a battle with another large competitor of Dropbox, and that being Box.com. Who wins? Infographic Source: Spice Works