Mobile Consumer Cloud Revenues to Reach $6.5bn by 2016 Driven by Music and Video Services, Says New Juniper Research Study (Hampshire, UK – September, 9th, 2011) High-profile launches from players such as Amazon, Google and Apple are expected to galvanize the growing market for consumer cloud mobility services, generating revenues reaching almost $6.5 billion per annum by 2016, a new report from Juniper Research has found. According to the report, while initial consumer deployments in the cloud were focused primarily on the social networking space, music and video storage/acquisition services such as Amazon’s Cloud Drive and the forthcoming Apple iCloud
2011 Competition: “Conquering the Cloud Challenge” Open Data Center Alliance (ODCA) has announced a best practices competition called “Conquering the Cloud Challenge” to find the most innovative cloud-related practices by corporations and institutions. The grand prize, $10,000, will be awarded to the entry selected by a panel of expert judges: Jan Drake, Disney Corporation; Ben Kepes, industry analyst; Frank Gens, IDC; Jeff Perdue, Carnegie Mellon University Silicon Valley; and Ravi Subramaniam, Intel. The competition is open to corporations managing data center resources, as well as government organizations, universities, and other nonprofits in all geographies. Alliance members and non-members are welcome
TMNG Global Introduces New Cloud Value Model Hidden cloud migration costs are still a concern for smart corporate executives TMNG Global introduced a new proprietary financial model called the Cloud Value Model(SM) that allows corporations and executives to measure actual costs and benefits originating from migration to the Cloud. The product is able to provide thorough analysis on potential cost savings before, during, and after migration to the Cloud, allowing corporate executives to work out more precise strategic plans and adopt cloud-based solutions based on carefully estimated return on investment, according to Rich Nespola, TMNG Global’s Chairman and CEO. “For
IBM Builds a Cloud Computing Platform in China IBM has been contracted to build a cloud computing platform that will improve the life of citizens in China via an online portal for a range of social services. A citizen livelihood service information network will cover a population of 300 million. The company has been selected by Yi Lian Zhong Information Technology (YLZ), a provider of information services in China, which will use an IBM System z mainframe running Linux as the foundation to expand its existing services available in Fujian Province to seven more Chinese provinces. Known for its reliability,
Tieto Accelerates Time-to-Market with Cloud IT service company Tieto is taking SAP and Database platforms to the cloud by the introduction of two new PaaS (Platform as a Service) offerings. By leveraging the dynamic SAP Landscape, enterprises can run applications without spending on expensive hardware or technical expertise. The Dynamic SAP Landscape, claims Tieto, has a tested environment, ready models for implementations and operations, operational processes as well as tools in place. “Cloud service model is bringing a new level of efficiency and flexibility in all core areas of IT,” said director Mika Tuohimetsä at Tieto’s Managed Services and Transformation.
SHI Enhances its IaaS Platform with Cloud Cruiser SHI is enhancing its next generation infrastructure- as-a-service (IaaS) platform with Cloud Cruiser's enterprise suite of cloud cost management and chargeback solutions. Both companies have inked a strategic deal to this end. SHI International Corp., a $3 billion+ global provider of information technology products and services, has designed its IaaS cloud platform to support secure, high performance and industrial-grade computing requirements. Cloud Cruiser, which provides cloud cost management solutions, is enabling enterprises to optimize capex and opex costs in hybrid cloud computing environments across SHI's managed private, private and public clouds. "Integrating