Windows 8: Microsoft Finally Unveils OS Designed With Cloud in Mind “Metro-style” user interface aside, upcoming Windows 8 operating system is set to feature some useful cloud capabilities while developers and top executives at Microsoft still decline to unveil its full cloud capacity. Most analysts focus on Windows 8´s ability to run all applications in full screen mode, just like all tablets do now, so the new operating system is developed with multiple devices in mind; it would run across desktops, laptops, tablets, phones, and even ultrabooks, a product that is still to hit the market and prove its worthiness.
Vyatta Supports the Amazon Web Services Cloud Vyatta Network OS 6.3 is now available as an Amazon Machine Images (AMI). The new release offers comprehensive network security for the Amazon Web Services (AWS) cloud with new AMI custom support packages, notes Vyatta, a specialist in software-based networking for physical, virtual and cloud infrastructures. For those unaware, an Amazon Machine Image (AMI) is a special type of pre-configured operating system and virtual application software that aid in creating a virtual machine within the Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2). According to Amazon, AMI serves as the basic unit of deployment for services
Cloud Computing Standards – is it time? In a previous article, Top 5 Cloud Computing Trends, I said that an alignment of standards in cloud computing is necessary, since cloud computing is at a relatively early stage of development and its evolution is moving at a high rate of speed. There are many organizations developing standards but the risk is fragmentation or diffusion, which instead of strengthening cloud computing, may make everybody more wary. A high level of trust is needed before any business will move into the cloud. And this level of trust is based on knowing exactly what
FireHost, Inc. Secures $10 Million in Series B Funding Led by The Stephens Group, LLC Investors Confident in FireHost’s Position as the Go-To Cloud Host for Security (DALLAS, TX – Sept. 15, 2011) — FireHost, a secure cloud hosting company, announces today a growth investment by The Stephens Group, LLC, as well as earlier-round investors. This capital infusion validates FireHost’s position that security is a top priority for businesses using the cloud and will help the company scale rapidly in the next 12 months, including an expansion to Europe. FireHost has strategically positioned itself as the premium managed hosting provider
NetApp Powers Cloud Offerings by BSNL, India NetApp will aid Sai InfoSystem (India) Limited -BSNL data centres offer cloud services including co-location, managed hosting and enterprise cloud services. BSNL or Bharat Sanchar Nigam Ltd is a major telecommunications provider in India offering telephone services to private and business customers. The cloud services offered would target the Government segment & large and medium enterprises. By leveraging its relationship as a NetApp Service Provider Partner, Sai InfoSystem (India) Limited will be able to offer differentiated services using storage solutions from NetApp. Sai expects this alliance would create the foundation for a secure
What Ails The Rackspace Stock? Rackspace US, Inc. (NYSE: RAX), a IT hosting company based in San Antonio, Texas, has long been a darling of the cloud computing industry. Established in 1998 and gone public in 2008, Rackspace is one of the early success stories of the cloud computing revolution. However, its recent stock performance, in spite of revenue increases, has given investors cause for worry. Here’s an analysis of the situation. The following table from stock analysis website The Street brings into focus the relative non-performance of Rackspace in stock ROI as compared to other parameters. Like many tech
SaaS Global Revenues to Grow 20% to $12 Billion in 2011, Gartner Report North American companies are estimated to account for nearly 64 percent of global software-as-a-service (SaaS) revenue with their share slightly decreasing from 63.6 percent in 2011 to 60.8 percent in 2015, a report by Gartner, Inc. revealed. In 2011, global market for SaaS products would generate $12.1 billion, a growth of 20.7 percent year-over-year, the report said. The United States are still the most attractive marketplace for SaaS providers, being the most developed market for such services. Evidently, North America is the largest single regional market with