Alliance formed to develop new Cloud Computing solutions A strategic new alliance formed by Harris, EMC and the Virtual Computing Environment Company (VCE), will result in the joint development and marketing of new trusted multi-tenant cloud solutions. The trio will work towards creating solutions that will drive more commercial and government enterprises to adopt cloud infrastructure as a service (IaaS) applications. Multi-tenant cloud solutions can optimize resource sharing as well as provide high levels of isolation to the tenants and quality of service throughout a shared environment. Synergy of these three companies will maximize the benefits of multi-tenant cloud solutions.
Looking Back at Joe Weinman’s 10 Laws of Cloudonomics Back in September 2008, Joe Weinman, Strategic Solutions Sales VP for AT&T Global Business Services, came up with a new term “Cloudonomics” to describe the economic effects of cloud computing. At that time, cloud computing hadn’t entered the popular lexicon and his definition went a long way towards popularizing the technology. During this time, Weinman also came up with what he called “The 10 Laws of Cloudonomics.” Now, two and a half years later when cloud computing has somewhat matured as a technology, it will be interesting to look back at
HP Declares Ambitious Plans in Cloud Computing Space For a long time, relatively speaking, Hewlett-Packard (HP) has been content to sell servers that service providers use to create cloud computing products and services. Now, HP has realized the immense potential of cloud computing and is planning a more active role in this field. In this way, it will follow in the footsteps of IBM, and to a lesser extent Oracle, who have footholds in both the hardware and software sectors of cloud computing. On Monday, 15 March 2011, new HP CEO Leo Apotheker outlined his vision for the company’s future,
Gluster Joins OpenStack Community with the likes of RightScale, Amazon AWS, VMware Milpitas, Calif. – March 15, 2011 – Gluster, the leading provider of scale-out, open source storage solutions for public and private clouds, today announced that it has joined the OpenStack™ community. It is Gluster’s intention to develop enhancements to OpenStack Storage offerings that give users redundancy, unlimited scale and high availability. Gluster intends to announce its first code contribution enhancement at the OpenStack Developer Conference on April 26th 2011 in Santa Clara, California. OpenStack is a collection of open source technologies delivering a scalable cloud operating system, and it
Gaming on the Cloud “Gaming is no child’s play; it’s big business!” Quick, what’s the first thing that comes to mind when you visualize gaming? If you are thinking “unsocial teenager whose only exercise is moving his fingers on the computer keyboard”, you are wrong. While unsocial teenagers do comprise a big chunk of the gaming market, the appeal of video/computer games transcends demographics. Gaming’s universal appeal is why it racks up the big numbers. Since the last two years, gaming has been bringing in more revenue than Hollywood. Individual titles have outperformed the biggest blockbusters, and the trend is