The Lighter Side Of The Cloud – Whoops! By David Fletcher
The Similarities between Airplane Travel and Cloud Computing “Airplanes may kill you, but they ain’t likely to hurt you.” – Satchel Paige (1906-1982), Baseball Hall of Famer. Over the decades, Mankind has had a love-hate relationship with airplane travel. In spite of the fears of cocooning themselves in an aluminum cylinder hurtling through the atmosphere at 600 miles per hour at heights of 30,000 feet, in a situation where someone once commented “There may be 50 ways to leave your lover, but there are only 4 ways out of this airplane…”, airplane travel has grown in popularity almost every year.
Businesses can now use Google Sites with the SMEStorage Open Cloud Computing Platform for free. This is made possible thanks to the SMEStorage Open Cloud Platform, which is supporting Google Sites using the Google OAuth authentication mechanism. Google Sites is just another storage cloud for the SMEStorage Open Cloud Platform, which, according to a release, enables Sites users to access, modify and upload data through a range of desktop and mobile clients. In order to use Google Sites with the SMEStorage Open Cloud Platform for free, businesses will have to register a free account at SMEStorage.com. Although the free windows
ScienceLogic Survey Finds Alarming Lack of Confidence in the Cloud An alarming trend is reported among IT specialists attending Interop Las Vegas 2011, a survey by IT operations and cloud management solutions provider ScienceLogic, revealed. The company polled 150 professionals in Las Vegas and over two-thirds of them or 70 percent have admitted they do not have confidence in the strategy for managing cloud computing resources deployed by their respective companies. At the same time, nearly 70 percent of the respondents are planning deployment of cloud-based solutions or already utilize a sort of cloud computing, the survey has found. Not
Viravis – Cloud Start-Up Review Overview: Viravis is an upcoming cloud based platform for developing database rich applications by anyone regardless of their programming skills and globally accessible via internet. Based in Turkey, a Microsoft Bizspark Startup founded in mid 2010, Viravis with its simple, centralized, web-based development platform makes it remarkably easy for end users to develop data driven software applications. Viravis enables the development of feature rich applications by providing development tools that are accessible using the web or desktop based GUI development clients. Viravis is a Hybrid Cloud offering which provides the development platform services of PaaS
Here is a great resource for cloud developers. libcloud is a standard client library for many popular cloud providers, written in python and java Testimonials “libcloud represents a fundamental change in the way clouds are managed, breaking the barriers of proprietary, closed clouds. We at Linode believe this is of the utmost importance and fully support this effort.” – Christopher S. Aker, Linode, Founder “Libcloud will make life easier for our customers. We appreciate and support this standardization tool.” – Matt Tanase, Slicehost, Founder “I’m excited to see the development of projects, like libcloud, that help make the lives of
Use Microsoft and Dell Compellent Virtualization to Improve Delivery of Infrastructure as a Service Virtualization and the emergence of private cloud computing provide today’s organizations with powerful new ways to provide business groups with the computing and infrastructure resources they need—more quickly and cost-effectively than ever before. For many business groups, virtual machines (VMs) can provide precisely the resources they require without those groups having to jump through the hoops associated with gaining access to the same resources delivered through a physical infrastructure. Both the IT team and the business organization benefit from the absence of physical infrastructure, the elimination
NetSuite Strengthens Ties with Google’s Cloud NetSuite, a provider of financials / ERP software suites, has strengthened its ties with Google’s cloud and integrated with Google Apps. This move includes contextual integration between the main components of NetSuite and both Gmail and Google Calendar, which ultimately offers improved productivity in the cloud. NetSuite has also announced full synchronization of Google Calendar and the calendar in NetSuite OpenAir, a global cloud professional services automation (PSA) and services resource planning (SRP) solution. The NetSuite OpenAir calendar app allows OpenAir events such as bookings and task assignments to be exported in real-time from