Infosys Launches Its Unified Cloud Ecosystem With so many cloud options in hand, convergence is the need of the day. This was the focus of HP’s big recent push into cloud computing (See: “Waiting for Cloud Standards Is Like Waiting for Godot” ). Now, Indian IT consulting major Infosys has announced the launch of the Infosys Cloud Ecosystem Hub as an integration mechanism to bring all cloud services under one roof. It promises to enable “enterprises to create, adopt and govern cloud services across the ecosystem.” It features a “smart brokerage feature” that claims to provide “an enterprise-wide decision support mechanism to select, compare and
The Converged Cloud – Is This What Businesses Are Looking For? In a business environment different workloads are reserved to be in different places because they have diverse preferences and requirements. Keeping this menace in mind, HP alleges that its converged cloud solution lets enterprises envision and approach multiple clouds in a systematic and easy way. Converged clouds empower customers and give them the capability to go back and actually look at the value of the services they try to deliver, rather than to be down into the infrastructure and understand where they are putting what. Digging in deeper, when
SoundCloud, But Better SoundCloud has announced a redesign. The social sound platform’s new design will be available immediately but only through via private beta invites. Ho hum. It will go out to everyone else in the coming months. SoundCloud launched in 2008 and wants to make sharing sound as easy as sharing photos and videos on the internet. A niche that just may make their business one of the next big things. This is how SoundCloud describe themselves: Capture a voice, moment or music in seconds or upload audio you’ve already created. I use SoundCloud for my online magazine and
Cloudability, The Mint.com For Cloud Storage Cloud storage is not just a place where a company or individual stuffs their files; it also creates a more functional business plan. For most business owners, their IT budget is sloppy and unclear. Enter Cloudability. This new company markets itself as the “Mint.com for cloud storage” since it monitors a company’s cloud computing spending, rather than storing the actual files. Does Cloudability Really Serve a Purpose? Many traditional business owners would look at the idea of Cloudability and dismiss it, but according to the beta statistics from Cloudability’s release in November 2011, Cloudability
17 million cyber-attacks blocked between April and June by secure cloud hosting provider London, UK – July 24, 2012 – Secure cloud hosting company, FireHost, has today revealed the latest statistical analysis of attacks successfully blocked by its servers located at data centers in the US and Europe. During the period of April to June 2012, the web applications, databases and websites of FireHost’s customers – spread across 33 countries worldwide – were protected from a total of 17 million cyber attacks, of which more than two million were categorized as the most serious kind of attack, and among FireHost’s ‘Superfecta’.
Beginning of an Overcast Era: The Department of Defence Meets the Cloud The United States Department of Defence has recently endorsed the (long awaited) shift to the cloud. The cloud computing strategy, as the feds calls it, expounds the departments’ intention to relocate the existent network applications from the whirlpool of conventionally burdensome, overly expensive in-house application set to a light-weight, secure out-bound cost-effective eco-system. The responsibility for choreographing the cloud transition has been entrusted to Defence Information Systems Agency. Teri Takai, Chief Information Officer at Department of Defence, publicized the said information. In addition, a note has been published
Cloud Fringe Benefits: Tackling The Olympic Rush With Cloud Computing The London Olympics 2012, an event definitely expected to result in festivity throughout the United Kingdom, might not prove to be that much of an auspicious experience for businesses located within (and even outside) the city. The reasons are quite understandable – higher magnitudes of traffic density and crowds pouring in like rain are bound to serve as overt impediments to the normal operational dynamics of business ventures. Matt Gordon-Smith, director of security at Attenda, considers cloud technology to be a clear-cut savior in this particular situation. Matt believes that business