The One Lesson The Cloud Needs To Learn From Facebook People, websites, talk shows, and even doctors discuss more about a Facebook epidemic than they are talking about an obesity epidemic. In fact, the massive amount of time that young people spend checking their status updates is not only the latest Hollywood fad, but also a reflection of the new level of online social interaction that Mark Zuckerberg has managed to create. You don’t need to be a psychology or sociology major to know how he managed to bring together so many people. What he did was to use the
Survey Says: 3 Years More For Cloud Before It Covers The Whole Sky A recent survey conducted by ISACA on the 2012 Cloud Computing Market revealed good news for the IT people. You would be surprised to know that, despite its popularity, cloud computing is going through its infancy stage. The study shows that three more years may be necessary before we can see a fully developed cloud computing service. There has been a lot of debate about the rapid growth of the cloud and its broadness that may soon change all the business graphs and trends. But according to
Important IaaS Cloud Industry Platforms Worth Knowing Every now and then one often hears of a new terminology in the cloud platforms. As the industry grows by leaps and bounds, it is hardly necessary to expect nothing short of dramatic and innovative changes. In this wave of developments, the established companies bask in all the glory while the new fish in the pond try to surface to the ground. Still, the latter are providing an alternative platform that might be revolutionizing the Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) scene by their open-ended technologies. Before introducing the new giants in the field
DreamHost Introduces DreamCompute Public Cloud Computing Service A Scalable, Resilient, and Secure OpenStack Powered Cloud for Entrepreneurs and Developers LOS ANGELES, California—October 15, 2012—DreamHost®, a global leader in Web hosting and cloud services, today announced DreamCompute™, a highly scalable and cost-effective cloud computing platform for Internet entrepreneurs and developers. Using DreamCompute’s open source infrastructure-as-a-service platform that is Powered by OpenStack®, customers can create and prosper in the cloud, powering Web and mobile applications, digital media and e-commerce Web sites, big data analytics, and test and development environments. DreamCompute is an exciting new edition to DreamHost’s growing portfolio of services, which include shared, virtual
The Future Gets Closer To An Intelligent Car: Or Is It Just A Passing Cloud? Though Internet technology inside vehicles has come up pretty recently, 2008 or so, the look of things is changing rapidly in the auto industry in that vein. Cloud computing is quickly becoming a part of automobile blueprints in major assembly plants. One of the oldest makers of automobiles in the United States that began its operations after the first Model-T discovery in 1910 has already signaled a future of an intelligent car. The vehicle will not only have the usual applications that are becoming commonplace
The Cloud: Focusing On Cloud Performance – Part 2 Continued from Part 1 Companies are usually recommended to do a workload analysis exercise before deciding on moving a process to the cloud and choosing a provider. For vendors it is, again, critical to understand in both business and computational terms (like number of records, size distributions, CPU and memory consumptions) the loads of the companies they wish to serve. While this may sound obvious, the outcome of a study conducted by the IEEE will explain why it needs to be articulated. The study published in November 2010, Performance Analysis of Cloud
Get Off Of My Cloud One of the main detractors of cloud computing for the uninitiated is security. With so many individuals having access to a service provider’s cloud, can there be a solid guarantee for any user that their information is safe? The top concerns when considering using a cloud service are: identity protection; privacy issues and data safeguards. The concept of identity protection encompasses two issues: user authentication and information encryption. When using a cloud computing service, the unique personal login information of every subscriber must be inaccessible to not only other subscribers, but also to intruders both
Cheap Laptops or Integrated Cloud Systems for Education? One of the most heated debates in many emerging economies and third-world countries is tying education to device ownership. The original mentality of NGO programs that use e-learning to support remote communities online is to provide over-the-counter laptops. These would normally have a face value of under a hundred dollars per machine. The schemes would even do away with Value Added Tax in the country of use. Now there is the integrated system that brings together a myriad of such devices in a classroom and makes them more than a mere local network.