Two Mega Cloud Conferences: What Google I/O and GigaOM Pro each had to Offer The cloud has finally settled after the weekend’s dual momentous occasions. Google I/O, the yearly gathering of tech heads on the West Coast of the US is finally over, with lauding and misgivings, alike. On the fringes was also a cloud computing platform that seeks similar, albeit more academic, answers than those of the former conference: GigaOM Pro’s conference. Here is an analysis of what the two disparate approaches to the fundamental world of the Internet, applications and the cloud, in general, had to offer the
Cloud Syncing: a Big Ado about Functionality in Google Play Game’s New Release According to leaks on the Big Spider, the world of gaming is getting a new face that may perhaps eclipse existing applications like the iOS Gaming Center if Google Play Games comes mid-May, with a cloud-synchronization feature, among a ton more stats. Allegedly, the company is on course to prove that it is ‘much ado about everything’ rather than the Shakespearian negation of ‘much ado about nothing,’ when it syncs the with its cannon of existing services. Google+, its web-based mail, and Android OS are all part
Google Dumps Custom Linux in Favor of Debian for App Engine Google has made the switch from its own custom version of Linux, which they called “Google Compute Engine Linux” to more standard and generic, Debian Linux for App Engine. The switch syncs with the announcement of Debian 7.0 codenamed “wheezy” which brings significant new improvements and bug fixes as pushed by the community. The switch was announced last week on the Google App Engine blog. Google’s support for a standard version of Linux would ease down on compatibility issues and also increase its user base. In addition to other benefits
Google Wants to Keep Your Memos with Google Keep Google helps keep you organized, and jumps in to the burgeoning digital memo market with Google Keep, but they may be too late to the game, analysts say. Google recently released the new addition to its strong lineup of free and robust services. Google Keep makes use of the cloud’s omnipresence to keep you posted of all yours, well, posted notes across all platforms to ensure that you do not forget anything. Your main posting app is the Google Keep Android app available on the playstore while your cloud storage would be
Heroes Of The Cloud – Part 6 (Google and VMware) If there is one company that defines the growth and importance of the Internet, the company would have to be Google. Google did not invent everything that it does on the ‘net, and to be sure, some of the things that the company is attempting to do are in arenas where Google is playing catch-up. There is no denying that in Google’s core business, search, they are still the “go-to” application for most users. Google’s power and influence make them a contender in almost any field they choose to operate
Clean Energy, Google Is Ready To Take The Plunge. Are You? As Google has moved a step ahead towards clean and green energy by purchasing wind power for its Oklahoma data center, the IT world is standing again in front of a question. A question which has been here for a long time, but in a muted mode, has again hit the news headlines. It’s about the IT world vs. clean energy. Since the adverse effect of using too much of fuel or coal energy is bare to all and sundry, the Information Technology industry often comes under the scrutiny.