Satin and Silver Linings: Cloud Computing and Couture I asked a friend of mine, “Do you think cloud computing and fashion will ever come together one day?” Her response: “Yeah, sure. Maybe in some new clouded leopard print, I guess.” I keep forgetting that cloud computing is still a new phenomenon. People aren’t yet entirely familiar with what it means. And what it doesn’t mean. (Clouded leopard print? Seriously?) I donned my Columbo hat to investigate the inevitable marriage of the catwalk with the cloud. Here are my findings. The Next Great Luxury Brand The toughest task for an upstart
Worldwide Purpose-Built Backup Appliance 2011-2015 Forecast This study provides the market size and initial five-year forecast for the worldwide PBBA market as part of IDC’s Cloud Storage Solutions coverage. In this IDC study, market share positions for revenue and raw capacity are reported for eight named PBBA vendors for the full year 2010. In addition, this study provides the market size and initial five-year forecast for the worldwide PBBA market as part of IDC’s Storage Solutions coverage. The five-year forecast reports total factory revenue and raw capacity in terabytes through 2015. The worldwide PBBA market covers both open system –
Dell Announces Ramp Up Of Taiwan Office – To Hire 100 Cloud Computing Professionals Two weeks back I had written about how cloud computing has emerged as a viable career option (See: Should You Train To Be a Cloud Computing Professional? – Part 1 and Should You Train To Be a Cloud Computing Professional? – Part 2 ). Now, computing giant Dell has announced the expansion of its Taiwan Design Center, with the headcount slated to increase by 100 from the current 600 employees. This increase is in an effort to expand its cloud computing research capacity. Dell has come a
Preferred Three-Way Strategic Collaboration With EMC and VMware to Deliver Next-Generation Infrastructure With SAP® Services Offerings to Provide Upgrade Support for Customers MADRID, Spain – November 09, 2011 – As cloud computing and virtualization rapidly evolve, SAP AG (NYSE: SAP) is working in a preferred three-way strategic collaboration with partners EMC (NYSE: EMC) and VMware to develop tools and services that make it easier for customers to adopt cloud and run SAP systems in next-generation cloud infrastructures with increasing levels of automation. The company is deepening its partnerships with EMC and VMware to deliver even more business agility and scale
Ninefold and Rackspace Battle for Australian Startup Mind Space Last month American cloud computing service provider Rackspace, in an effort to expand its presence in the Australian market, announced a deal with early stage venture capitalists Pollenizer to offer Australian start-ups free hosting worth $2,000 a month for their first year of operations. Now, Rackspace’s Australian rival Ninefold has announced an identical scheme, also in partnership with Pollenizer and another incubator Starmate. While Rackspace’s offer had been introduced in the US much earlier as the Rackspace Startup Program (See: Why is Rackspace targeting Startups? ), it’s something new in Australia.
Cloud Computing and Funding clearly go hand in hand at the moment. Many of the recent cloud computing acquisitions involve well established businesses which have strong management, a history of sales and a proven track record. However, if you are on the other side of the spectrum and are a small start-up with a limited number of employees, limited sales but the right business model, you may then want to look into CrowdFunding. Take a look at one of our previous posts regarding crowdfunding Source: ColumnFiveMedia
How Cloud Computing Can Save Hollywood: Tinseltown Needs More Truffauts Like Hollywood needs saving. Many of us wouldn’t mind the million dollar paydays film execs rake in each weekend from the box office. Nevertheless, Hollywood elbows Wall Street and Capitol Hill as a primary American institution of influence. Keep up with the latest in the film biz, and you improve your cultural awareness in the same shot. How movies are interacting with the cloud is one of the industry’s hottest conversations. Cloud computing, get ready for your closeup. Living in New York City (and with Los Angeles as my hometown),
Evolution and Revolution with Cisco Data Centre Fabric Flexibility, scalability and security are the words most used in relation to cloud computing. However, flexibility and scalability are usually mentioned as advantages and security as a possible problem, but which the cloud computing industry is managing well. Data centers are all about scale and security, which forms the base of Cisco’s recent announcement, introducing innovative data centre fabric. The solution is presented as the most scalable and secure fabric in the industry, ready for physical, virtual and cloud environments. So what does it mean for cloud computing? Scalability and flexibility –