Google Apps and 365: Cloud Face-Off If you’re looking to move to the cloud, you’ve probably wondered whether Google Apps or Office 365, two of the leading cloud computing service providers, is right for you. So how do you know which service to choose? Here is a side-by-side comparison of the services offered through each. Background While Google Apps has been around since 2006, Microsoft just released Office 365 in July 2011. Google Apps users gain access to Gmail, Google Calendar, Google Docs, Google sites, Google Groups, Google Video, Google Cloud Connect, and more, through a unique domain. Google Apps
3 Key Questions about Cloud Computing People are Not Afraid to Ask I have been writing about cloud computing for quite a while now and I have tried to write on topics I thought would be useful to my readers. From my interaction with both insiders and novices, one thing has been made very clear, the process of adopting and migrating to the cloud is one that can look overwhelming and people have questions. So I have listened to the voice of the people and I would like to focus on three that seem the most important. Why is the
VMware Launches Cloud Foundry with SuccessFactors Virtualization and cloud infrastructure solutions provider VMware has launched its Cloud Foundry project with SuccessFactors. Cloud Foundry helps businesses to build applications using open and industry-standard development technologies while preserving the flexibility to deploy across both public and private clouds. SuccessFactors, a global specialist in business execution software, will empower its customers and partners to extend SuccessFactors applications using the VMware Cloud Foundry Platform as a Service (PaaS) beta. Both companies-VMware and SuccessFactors-signed a deal for this project following which SuccessFactors was able to build its first application on CloudFoundry.com within hours. This application
Cloud Spending Helps Techs as PC Sales Stagger Oct 14 (Reuters) – Big U.S. Internet computing companies should outshine their plainer PC cousins when earnings season kicks off next week, as corporations and fast-growing Web players dramatically accelerate their pace of hardware spending. Corporations are increasingly turning to new technology to make themselves more productive in a downtrodden global economy. Meanwhile, a social networking and e-commerce boom is spurring massive outlays on the giant server factories that power Internet computing. That’s good news for Intel Corp , which is supplying more of its microchips direct to companies building their own servers, and
Juniper Networks Selected to Secure Dell’s Cloud Data Center SUNNYVALE, CA–(Oct 14, 2011) – Juniper Networks (NYSE: JNPR), the industry leader in network innovation, today announced that Juniper Networks® SRX Series Services Gateways have been selected by Dell to help secure one of its data centers. The announcement was made at the inaugural Dell World 2011 customer event in Austin, Texas. Dell will leverage Juniper Networks’ SRX technology to provide the highest possible level of security for customers using its highly efficient internal data center, which provides its customers with access to public and private cloud technologies and its world-class IT outsourcing capabilities.
Federal Roadmap to Your Cloud Achieve Greater Efficiency and Contain Costs Today, the Federal government operates and maintains approximately 2,100 datacenters, with a mandate to reduce that number by 800 by 2015. With virtualization, this goal is achievable, especially because fewer than 15 percent of Federal x86 servers are currently virtualized, according to recent estimates. If agencies undertook a simple 2:1 server consolidation effort, they could presumably reduce the number of physical x86 servers by half and achieve significant cost savings for this basic effort. Their savings potential, however, is much greater, considering that VMware customers achieve average consolidation ratios