Cloud Computing Helps Reduce Costs For Media Producers Cloud computing is having a huge impact on media post-production workflows. We take a look at how cloud computing lowers costs for production companies. Modern multimedia production and delivery is heavily dependent on computational power and data storage. For media producers and post-production companies, whether they work with video, audio, or both, efficient workflows require massive amounts of processing power and the efficient storage, movement, and delivery of multi-terabyte files. Until the advent of cloud computing and Infrastructure as a Service, that meant there was a huge barrier to entry into the
Indiana’s 2013 TechPoint Startup Winner – Bloomerang – Is Expanding In Vision And Workforce! Bloomerang, the Indiana startup, began just last year and since has grown significantly; partnering with over five dozen others and winning startup awards such as TechPoint’s 2013 Tech Startup of the Year. Some known partners of Bloomerang’s include Achieve, Commonwealth USA, Cathexis and Fired-Up Fundraising, as well as Avectra and their newest partner Fundly. Interestingly enough, Bloomerang’s co-founder, Jay Love, is also a senior VP at Avectra; which is a company also geared solely towards non-profits. The startup specializes in cloud-based fundraising, as well as donor relations and is solely
4 Ways Of Improve Cloud Security As cloud computing increases in popularity there is a surefire need to ensure that the business data available is always safe and secure. Those wishing to access the system could cause untold misery if allowed into the system, meaning security measures are more important than ever. Indeed, many companies have listed security issues as a reason for slow uptake of cloud solutions, highlighting how important it is to look after data and files. As cloud computing expands to encompass more devices, it means a greater number of employees, customers and contractors can access data which may
Cloud Startup: Dropplets – Refreshingly Simple! Dropplets is all the rage in the blogging world today with its seamless blogging layout, hassle-free of any database background. Seriously, the blogging world is tweeting about it and spreading the news. Dropplets even made YCombinator’s Hacker News. Dropplets launched back in February of this year and has since developed through to version 1.6. Built by Jason Schuller from Circa75 Meda, LLC out of Seattle, Washington, Dropplets is a blogging platform that many think of as a CMS or content management system; though it states right on their website that it is not. Regardless of the
Victim of Cloud-Washing? Use VPCs to Compete with the Big Firms As Amazon continues to innovate and deliver new services at an incredible pace it can be a challenge for others in the Cloud Service Provider (CSP) market to keep up. Predicted high growth on public cloud services is causing some existing data center providers to engage in cloud washing – labeling their services as “cloud” or “cloud-enabled”. This leaves genuine CSPs squeezed at both ends – struggling to keep up with Amazon, and struggling to differentiate from cloud washed managed services. Virtual Private Clouds (VPC) provide one way to stand out.
How did the Cloud Transform the World of Change Management? Change management is extremely important for organizations embracing and deciding to go through with all kinds of technology initiatives. However, since much of the focus on cloud services over the last few years have been on Agile, or in general rapid deployments, many fail to realize this concept. Moving your business to a SaaS model (based in the cloud of course) not only has technology implications, but also various business implications. Business operations and processes can be encapsulated as services. Thus, they can be delivered expeditiously. This is even true
Verizon Cloud - Verizon Reinvents the Enterprise Cloud New Verizon Cloud Delivers Enterprise-Class Performance and Unprecedented Control with Startup Flexibility and Speed NEW YORK – Verizon today announced Verizon Cloud – its new cloud Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) platform and cloud-based object storage service. With this service, Verizon is fundamentally changing how public clouds are built. Large enterprises, mid-size companies and small development shops will get the agility and economic benefit of a generic public cloud along with the reliability and scale of an enterprise-level service with unprecedented control of performance. The public beta for Verizon Cloud will launch in the fourth