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
What Cisco’s Defeat Means For Cloud Computing “The greatest test of courage on earth is to bear defeat without losing heart.” – Robert Green Ingersoll (1833-1899), American statesman and orator. When every day brings with it news of some new cloud computing-based product or service, when every IT company worth its name has already entered or planning to enter the cloud computing market, the news of a withdrawal does rankle. When the company in question is a big name like Cisco, it may even give rise to doubt regarding the resilience of cloud computing. Last week, networking giant Cisco pulled
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
Amazon Cloud Hovers Over Japan SEATTLE, Mar 02, 2011 – (NASDAQ: AMZN) — Amazon Web Services LLC (AWS), an Amazon.com company, today announced the launch of its new Asia Pacific (Tokyo) Region, the fifth Region in which the company has deployed its global cloud computing platform. Japan-based businesses and global companies with customers in Japan can now leverage the AWS suite of infrastructure web services to build their businesses and run their applications in the cloud. Starting today, AWS is also offering support in Japanese for any customer with a Japanese language preference. The newly launched Tokyo Region is the