Are PCs Committing Suicide? The Windows 8 Buyer Reactions When we use the term “Personal Computer”, we are generally talking about machines that can trace their ancestry to the original IBM 5150 PC, the computer architecture that brought computing to the masses. Introduced in 1981, the 5150 architecture, along with the Microsoft PC-DOS operating system, became the standard upon which the modern computer industry is based. Arguably, the Microsoft operating system and the Microsoft Windows OS’s which followed had more influence on computers becoming a part of our everyday life than the hardware it ran on. There are voices in
Amazon Spot on German Engineering Prowess as it Rolls out Cloud Development Center Germany is becoming a soft spot on which cloud technology on the course to maturity can land on, at least for Amazon, via its data arm. Just a year after acquiring one of the proud moments of its technology rollercoaster in Europe, the Peritor, whose location is in Berlin, a development that was the genesis of the highly acclaimed OpsWorks devops, the company is once again hunting for native engineers from Europe’s economic powerhouse. On May 3, it became official that Amazon Web Services would set up
Last Weeks Acquisition By Software AG Small and medium-sized businesses have something new to be excited about. Software AG who last week purchased LongJump, a PaaS (Platform as a Service) vendor who in the past has worked with giants like Cisco, AT&T, and Gannett to provide white-labeled PaaS. The terms of the deal were undisclosed, but Software AG says that it will reveal the details of how it will weave LongJump’s technology into its own middleware portfolio when they are ready. LongJump uses open-source elements including MySQL database and Tomcat application server, so it is compatible with a majority of
Microsoft Steps Up to the Ring with Windows Azure in Direct Competition with Amazon Web Service The land of Infrastructure -as-a-service (IaaS) shook a little bit more this week as another titan rose in competition for the enterprise’s bustling pot of gold. Microsoft has finally delivered their promised revamp on the Windows Azure services which also serves as a direct reply to the already in-motion Amazon Web Service (AWS). AWS, with its long head start dominates the IaaS market with an estimated $1.8 billion in revenues for cloud services alone in 2012. It is projected to skyrocket to $20 billion by 2020
Backupify Launches “Spring Release for Google Apps” with Enhanced Backup and Recovery Features New cloud-to-cloud backup tools facilitate data management processes for large companies CAMBRIDGE, Mass., April 4, 2013 – Backupify, the leading provider of cloud-to-cloud backup and recovery solutions for Software as a Service (SaaS) applications, today launched an enhanced set of backup and recovery features to support its core offering for enterprise-level organizations on Google Apps. The new “Spring Release for Google Apps” includes additional tools designed to provide more efficient ways for administrators and end-users to manage their backups within the complex internal structure of larger organizations.
New Open Data Center Alliance White Paper Highlights Adoption of ODCA Cloud Usage Models Organization Delivers New Requirements for Cloud Licensing and Data Security PORTLAND, Ore. and PARIS, France – March 13, 2013 – The Open Data Center Alliance (ODCA), a global organization where hundreds of enterprise IT organizations are working together to drive broad scale requirements for the enterprise ready cloud, today announced the release of a new white paper focused on how one of its board members has adopted ODCA requirements as the foundation for its cloud implementation and the release of two new usage models focused on
CloudTweaks Collaborates With Fortune Magazine As Official Cloud Computing Partner In 2013 New York, NY (PRWEB) March 07, 2013 – CloudTweaks, the leading cloud computing resource on the web has signed a partnership agreement with Fortune as the official partner of the well-established magazine’s cloud computing sections. “We are constantly focusing on delivering quality content and relevant news on cloud computing to our readers, and are a keen supporter of the cloud industry. The agreement signed with Fortune is the result of all the passion and efforts dedicated to informing, promoting and sustaining the cloud computing industry and technology related
Death, Taxes, And The Cloud There are a few inevitabilities left in the universe. They are not always pleasant, but they are a fact of life, and although we may be able to point to exceptions, the exceptions serve to solidify the truth of the inevitability. The most important seem to be death and taxes, and because this is a Technology related information site, we will add Moore’s Law; basically that computing power will double every two years. When computers were completely physical, the government could tax them as they would a a piece of stereo equipment or appliance. You