Online Powerhouses – Too Big to Sue? Internet privacy is not just under siege from the NSA. Google is fighting two huge class action suits based upon privacy violations. Facebook recently settled two privacy-based class action lawsuits. These lawsuits are colossal because Google and Facebook are two mammoth companies with enormous numbers of customers. One class is comprised of everyone who has a Gmail account or sent a message to a GMail account over the last two years. How huge is that? The last time Google released the number of Gmail accounts was in June, 2012: 425 million worldwide. I’ve
JPMorgan Chase Inducts VMTurbo into Hall of Innovation VMTurbo Enables JPMorgan Chase to Increase Virtual Machine Density Without Impacting Workload Performance BOSTON–(BUSINESS WIRE)–VMTurbo, provider of the only software-defined control system for businesses running mission-critical applications on virtualized and cloud infrastructures, today announced that JPMorgan Chase & Co. inducted VMTurbo into the Hall of Innovation for its technology contributions in their global technology infrastructure. The IT Executive Team at JPMorgan Chase recognized VMTurbo for the impact its technology has made on the business and the disruptive nature of its technology. VMTurbo was honored with the award at the 5th Annual J.P.
Racemi Automates Migrations To IBM Cloud Services Customers can begin migrations to IBM SoftLayer’s cloud from competing services immediately ATLANTA, September 16, 2013 – Racemi, the leading provider of automated server migration software that streamlines the process of migrating workloads to public, private, and hybrid clouds, today announced global support for IBM public cloud offerings, providing clients an automated migration path to their IBM cloud of choice, at no charge for a limited time. Racemi’s Cloud Path software as a service (SaaS) enables IBM customers to migrate server workloads to IBM’s SoftLayer cloud services at no charge (see terms and conditions). “Working
Oracle Introduces Oracle Government Cloud For North American Region Tech giant Oracle launched the Oracle Government Cloud today in the North American region with an aim to strengthen its connection with government agencies as the top cloud service provider. The Oracle Government Cloud, in its essence, is an advanced form of the Oracle Cloud solution, delivering a broad and complete portfolio of public, private and hybrid cloud offerings. Through a news release on its website, Oracle claimed that its new cloud solution is the ‘best-in-class’ option available in the market that offers ‘integrated capabilities across multiple service options’ for government agencies.
VMworld Survey: Enterprises Still Unwilling to Look Outside for Private Cloud Attendees Also State Concerns Over Shadow IT as a Result of Public Cloud Services SAN FRANCISCO and PASADENA, Calif. – VMworld 2013 – August 29, 2013 – 87 percent of private cloud users deploy on their own infrastructure instead of through a hosted third-party, according to a survey of VMworld 2013 attendees conducted by Metacloud, Inc., which deploys and supports private clouds for some of the world’s largest companies. Reduced cost (38 percent) tops security (34 percent) as the reason attendees gave for deploying a private cloud. Of the
Event: VMworld ’13 To Kick Off Today! The 10th annual edition of the VMworld, the annual showcase cutting edge virtualization technology including cloud computing is scheduled to kick off today amid much fanfare in San Francisco. VMware Inc, the organizer behind the event, is hoping for the grandest of assembly in terms of technological advances as virtualization, or “software defined” networking as some put it since it became the hottest trend in the IT market in recent times, reports the Wall Street Journal. This year’s conference is estimated to attract over 22,000 visitors and some of the major market leaders
Microsoft CEO Ballmer to retire in 12 months IT mogul Microsoft announced on Friday that its incumbent chief executive Steve Ballmer will retire within the next 12 months, ending a 13-year tenure at the world’s leading software manufacturer. In a statement on its site, Microsoft announced that “upon the completion of a process to choose his successor“, Ballmer would exit the company within the coming year. However, “In the meantime, Ballmer will continue as CEO and will lead Microsoft through the next steps of its transformation to a devices and services company that empowers people for the activities they value
Apple iCloud faces outage, down for some users Tech giant Apple’s iCloud has been down for some users over the past six hours, and users are still reporting Apple services being inaccessible around the world. According to several reports, the outage occurred around 6:30 p.m. ET Wednesday, with some users experiencing downtime with iCloud service. According to a short message on Apple’s status page, users are facing problems for services like iCloud Documents, iPhoto Journals Photo Stream, along with Backup and Restore. “Users may also be unable to send or download attachments in iMessage,” added the system status message. The message from