Discussions of Cloud computing often revolve around strategy, business, economics, and technology, particularly in the higher levels of the Cloud stack, SaaS, PaaS, so you may wonder why I’m writing about Intel’s Day in the Cloud event when microprocessors are found deep within enterprise infrastructure components, and the Cloud computing industry focus seems to be largely on Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) applications. To better understand the connection between semiconductors and Cloud computing, I invite you to read Silicon in the Cloud. The focus of that blog post is on the influence that the semiconductor industry has on the speed of development and
GigaSpaces Announces New Product for Enterprise PaaS & ISV SaaS Enablement Leveraging Success of First-generation Cloud Platform to Deliver the Only Industry Platform for End-to-End Multi-Tenancy, Automation, and Scaling for any Cloud or Middleware Service NEW YORK, NY – MARCH 7, 2011 – GigaSpaces Technologies, a pioneer of next generation virtualized application platforms and a leading provider of end-to-end scaling solutions for distributed, mission-critical application environments, announced the upcoming release of its second-generation cloud-enablement platform today. The new product is the result of cloud solutions successfully fielded by GigaSpaces in recent years combined with more than a decade’s expertise providing
Meeting the Cloud Challenge Anthony Park of CloudTweaks attended Intel’s – ‘Day In The Cloud’ yesterday with a number of other prominent Media sites and Bloggers. We will be discussing some of Intel’s new developments over the next couple of weeks. Here are a few illustrations from Dylan Larson at Intel, Director, Technology Initiatives Data Center Group Images provided by Intel
Layered Technologies Enhances Cloud Computing Data Services PLANO, Texas—Layered Technologies, Inc. (Layered Tech), a leading global provider of compliant hosting, managed dedicated hosting and on-demand virtualization/cloud computing services, is adding bandwidth at its wholly owned, 77,000-square-foot data center in Kansas City, Mo., while also increasing connectivity between the Kansas City, Dallas and Chicago facilities. “Our ongoing facility and network investments give our outstanding data center and technology teams even more tools with which to create significant value for customers” By adding redundant, 10G transit circuits to its Kansas City data center, which is designed to meet the highest security standards
How Cloud Computing Can Create Jobs “Few companies that installed computers to reduce the employment of clerks have realized their expectations…. They now need more and more expensive clerks even though they call them ‘operators’ or ‘programmers.’” – Peter Drucker (1909-2005), American management guru and author. As Peter Drucker wrote, new technologies do not reduce employment; they simply raise the level of skill required to be employed. Those who can change, prosper; those who can’t, have to settle for low-paying jobs or join the ranks of the unemployed. Take IT maintenance for example. With cloud computing, businesses will no longer
SALT LAKE CITY, March 3, 2011 — Galileo Processing, Inc. (“Galileo”) the leading provider of next-generation financial payment processing solutions, today announced a new suite of solutions that enable payment card issuing banks and payment card program managers to leverage the power of cloud computing while ensuring they meet required levels of security, performance, availability and regulatory compliance. With Galileo Cloud Processing, each client has a dedicated virtual environment that is not shared with any other client. Importantly, this means that clients can preserve their intellectual property and program innovation while not being affected by changes to other clients’ environments.
U.S. Authorities Grant Three Patents for Cloud Container Technology to AppZero Massachusetts-based technology startup AppZero announced the United States Patent and Trademark Office granted the application virtualization company three patents providing critical capabilities to its cloud solutions. These patents lay the foundation for AppZero’s Cloud Container Isolation ™ technology, the company said on its website. The company was granted three patents; namely, Patent # 7,757,291, titled “Malware Containment by Application Encapsulation”; Patent # 7,774,762, named “System Including Run-Time Software to Enable a Software Application to Execute on an Incompatible Computer Platform”, and Patent # 7,784,058, called “Computing System Having User