Windows 8: Microsoft Finally Unveils OS Designed With Cloud in Mind “Metro-style” user interface aside, upcoming Windows 8 operating system is set to feature some useful cloud capabilities while developers and top executives at Microsoft still decline to unveil its full cloud capacity. Most analysts focus on Windows 8´s ability to run all applications in full screen mode, just like all tablets do now, so the new operating system is developed with multiple devices in mind; it would run across desktops, laptops, tablets, phones, and even ultrabooks, a product that is still to hit the market and prove its worthiness.
Amazon Announces ElastiCache Amazon ElastiCache is a web service that makes it easy to deploy, operate, and scale an in-memory cache in the cloud. The service improves the performance of web applications by allowing you to retrieve information from a fast, managed, in-memory caching system, instead of relying entirely on slower disk-based databases. Amazon ElastiCache is protocol-compliant with Memcached, a widely adopted memory object caching system, so code, applications, and popular tools that you use today with existing Memcached environments will work seamlessly with the service. Amazon ElastiCache simplifies and offloads the management, monitoring, and operation of in-memory cache environments,
Virtustream, Softengine Enable Deployment of SAP Business One in the Cloud Softengine and Virtustream have teamed to enable the deployment of SAP Business One in the cloud through a new offering for SAP Business One partners. Virtustream provides cloud services and next-generation dynamic infrastructure solutions and Softengine specializes in ERP and CRM business solutions. Both companies offer the uniquely designed Global Cloud Service Center that features best-of-breed cloud technology, infrastructure, ERP vertical solutions and services designed to benefit both SAP Business One partners and end users. A “one-stop-shop” hosted model allows partners to resolve issues pertaining to data security and
Syncplicity Expands Virtual Private Cloud Capabilities Syncplicity is expanding virtual private cloud capabilities with the launch of its new iPhone app that is fully optimized and 100% native to Apple’s iOS platform. Syncplicity, which specializes in cloud based file management, sync and backup solutions, notes that its newly released application is set to give its users universal mobile access to all their files and folders. The new application will also enable users to meet important business requirements such as security, backup and versioning. Cloud-based file management has definitely gone to the next level with this announcement as customers are now
Microsoft’s Latest Shot at the Clouds: Office 365 Apple launches iCloud, and now Microsoft is pushing their latest offering, Office 365. The long awaited Microsoft response to Google Apps is based on the hugely popular Microsoft Office. Now you can have it on the cloud as well. Microsoft has finally released its Office 365 product, after unsuccessful attempts with Business Productivity Suite and Office Live, aiming to meet the collaboration requirements of companies in a Cloud environment. Before deciding to move to Office 365, here is some of its main features: Access: For personal users, it only requires a Microsoft
Symform Gives 100GB of Cloud Storage for Free Symform is giving 100GB of cloud storage for free to new and existing customers. This offer will enable users to access and experience, durable, and highly available decentralized cloud storage at no cost. Symform, the company specializing in offering safe, fast, and cost-effective solution for businesses, notes that this offer is suitable for businesses and organizations of all sizes, Managed Service Providers, and IT Professionals. As the industry’s first decentralized cloud storage solution, the Symform Storage Cloud has an edge over traditional storage, back up, and disaster recovery solutions. Typically, customers find