Pixar’s Cloud Computing Reignites the Debate: Art Versus Commerce Pioneer Pixar continues to push the envelope. The legendary animation studio recently announced their most serious entry to date into the cloud, with Renderman On Demand. The cloud-rooted rendering application was launched in collaboration with GreenButton, a respected cloud services company. Currently available on Microsoft Azure, and soon to be accessible via Linux later this year, Renderman On Demand is a seminal step forward in the integration of the cloud into both arts and entertainment. Producing animation in 3D is a potentially highly lucrative enterprise for film studios; just last year,
HP ‘Master The Cloud’ Event (Montreal) – Part 2 HP Breakout Session How to accelerate the journey to private or hybrid cloud With Chris Christianopoulos CloudStrike and CloudSystem Lead, HP Canada “You recognize the power of the cloud. Deploy new applications and services in hours instead of months. Match IT resources to demand with unprecedented efficiency. This session will explore best practices for transitioning quickly and securely, while demonstrating clear business value.” (session overview) “We’re at A, so how do we get to B? If we look at the IT world today, we’ve evolved to more complex systems… From physical IT services, to virtualized, to
Monetize it in the Cloud for 2012 As many experts predict, cloud computing’s popularity will continue to explode in 2012. As the New Year has now arrived, it’s time to get your organization up to speed on the possibilities of the cloud, including advanced billing of your offerings. Managing subscriptions, metered transactions, payments and accounts, a once daunting task for many organizations, is now made easier and more effective in the cloud. The benefits of cloud monetization and billing tools, from achieving desirable economies of scale to reducing sales cycles, are abundant. However, before your organization makes the shift, it’s
Cloud Computing – A Look Back to Basics There has been much talk about the cloud and about how it can help businesses and how cloud computing is one of the top technologies of the future. Although, at this point it is probably more appropriate to say cloud computing is the present and the future. But starting with the name, cloud computing, and also looking at the vast majority of articles written about the cloud, one may think that it is an incorporeal thing, floating out there somewhere and providing services. The truth is, cloud computing as it is today
The Apache Software Foundation Announces Apache Hadoop™ v1.0 Open Source “Big Data” Cloud computing platform powers millions of compute-hours to process exabytes of data for Amazon.com, AOL, Apple, eBay, Facebook, foursquare, HP, IBM, LinkedIn, Microsoft, Netflix, The New York Times, Rackspace, Twitter, Yahoo!, and more. 4 January 2012 —FOREST HILL, MD— The Apache Software Foundation (ASF), the all-volunteer developers, stewards, and incubators of nearly 150 Open Source projects and initiatives, today announced Apache™ Hadoop™ v1.0, the Open Source software framework for reliable, scalable, distributed computing. The project’s latest release marks a major milestone six years in the making, and has achieved
15 Excellent Cloud Performance and Vulnerability Monitoring Companies Here is our updated list of 15 cloud based companies that provide excellent cloud monitoring services. Firehost Scan and monitor over 5,000 vulnerabilities, including the – SANS Top 20. Cloud Server & vulnerability monitoring helps ensure your website is protected from identify theft, credit card fraud, spyware, spam, viruses and more. CopperEgg Cloud and Server Monitoring. Building a new service in the cloud? RevealCloud will shorten your time to market. Managing deployed cloud-based applications? RevealCloud will help you keep your service snappy, minimize downtime AND run your service for less. RevealCloud is a Cloud Monitoring
Riverbed Unveils IT Performance Solution for Accelerating VMware vSphere® Replication Joint Riverbed and VMware Solution Critical for Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery in Cloud and Virtualized Environments SAN FRANCISCO—August 30, 2011—Today at VMworld® 2011, Riverbed Technology (NASDAQ: RVBD), the IT performance company, announced its Steelhead® appliance wide area network (WAN) optimization solutions accelerate VMware vSphere® Replication, a new feature of VMware vCenter™ Site Recovery Manager™ 5. The combination of the Riverbed® and VMware solutions address the challenges of replicating data across the WAN in cloud and virtualized environments, and is an integral component to improving business continuity and disaster recovery.