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
AT&T: Benefits of Marching into Cloud Computing being a leading Telecom Company. Business is a dynamic activity, so should be your infrastructure. Of late, cloud computing has invaded the IT world, fixing its roots deeply and swiftly. With the unexpected seasonal spikes showing up in businesses every now and then, hiring cloud services has become extremely essential to counterbalance this inflated business activity. And the exponential increase in the demand has certainly shot up the allurement of setting up separate departments and organizations for development of these profitable services to a degree that even the communications giants AT&T couldn’t refrain
Private or Shared Cloud and Everything in Between When deciding to implement cloud computing in order to manage your IT processes, you should start by deciding on the type of cloud you want to store your data on. Since there is no universal receipt for success when implementing cloud computing, you must carefully consider all the options. You can start by understanding the differences between private and public cloud and everything in between. You can work with a cloud provider to setup and help manage your cloud or manage your own cloud on your equipment. Public Cloud: ● Provides an
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
The Multiplier Effects of Cloud Computing “Dairy has the greatest multiplier effect for economic benefit to a community. Studies show dairy is well suited to our agriculture community and our geographic location.” – John Hartford (1937-2001), American folk and country musician. In macroeconomics, the “multiplier effect” is defined as follows: “A measure of the change in a country’s money supply that occurs as the result of banks’ ability to lend. The multiplier effect is dependent on banks’ required reserves, or the amount of money in deposits they are legally required to keep in-house. If a bank has a low reserve
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