Earthquakes and Cloud Computing “We learn geology the morning after the earthquake.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882), American poet and lecturer. Switch on the television, and there’s only one news item grabbing headlines around the globe – the earthquake in Japan. Unless you have been meditating in the Himalayas, you must know that Japan has been hit by the strongest earthquake in 140 years, measuring a massive 8.9 on the Richter scale. Although the epicenter was hundreds of miles from the mainland, the resultant tsunami has resulted in extensive loss of life and material damages. The official death toll stands
Cloud Backups with EMC Atmos and Gladinet You are the CTO or decision maker for a service provider, a school or a trusted solution provider or any company that can make good use of EMC Atmos, a low cost and scalable storage solution in the age of cloud computing. You are thinking about how to best leverage EMC Atmos for your customers, your employees or any group of users. This article discuss a reference implementation that best leverage EMC Atmos technology and integrate EMC Atmos into user’s desktop PCs. 1 – Anywhere Access for Individual Users The individual users can
Cloud lock-in a bigger issue than security Before LabSlice I was employed as a Security Architect for a major bank. Banks, government departments and health providers are naturally suspicious of technology solutions that they do not fully control. This is why cloud security is frequently listed as a concern for big industry, typically followed by operational uptime concerns. What you can’t control with your big budget is usually what you fear will backfire and cause you trouble. But that’s not my stance. In general there is little that differentiates normal security concerns from cloud security concerns, and the big players (Amazon, Google and Microsoft) can
Here is a part of an interview today conducted by CNN/Fortune Tech with Google’s Enterprise Chief What do you see as the advantages of Google’s cloud-based services versus Microsoft’s? We have the advantage of being born of the cloud. We are a 100% web company. We’re not trying to retrofit anything of the past. Microsoft is a great company but their applications were built in the world of a single PC and a single user. What that amounts to is we can go faster. We are pure web. We only have one email system. We only have one code base
The First Business Continuity Solution to offer a credible “stepping stone” to Private Cloud for Small and Medium Business Storage element of “SmartStyle Computing” concept offers innovative Business Continuity appliance for on-premise that scales to deliver a private local cloud computing solution March 10, 2011, GHENT – Zenith Infotech, a technology innovation company specializing in cloud and business-continuity solutions, today launches MirrorCloud, a revolutionary business continuity solution offering exceptional scalability, fault tolerance and redundancy to the European Channel. MirrorCloud is a key component in the “SmartStyle Computing” platform aimed at helping Small and Medium Enterprises benefit from Cloud Computing technologies.
IBM expects to generate $7 billion in cloud computing revenues by 2015: CEO That some of the big IT players are expecting big bucks from cloud computing is nothing new; what’s new is Big Blue IBM’s amazing optimism on the future of the market in general and its fortunes in particular. On 8 March 2011, IBM CEO Sam Palmisano said that he expected the company to generate $7 billion in cloud computing revenues by 2015. He was speaking at IBM’s annual investor meeting. Palmisano remarked that cloud computing “is the next technical shift in the enterprise” and that it “represents
OpSource Offers Affordable Cloud OpSource is making secure cloud computing accessible and affordable to businesses of all sizes. The enterprise cloud and managed hosting provider is bundling hardware-based security and networking with its Cloud Servers to this end. The company notes that even though cloud computing has the potential to cut costs by 70% many organizations hesitate to use this technology due to security concerns. “Organizations that consider moving mission-critical applications into the cloud typically cite security as one of their number one concerns, and it continues to be a barrier to entry,” said Philbert Shih, senior analyst, hosting for
A Day in the Cloud – Part II Last week at Intel’s Day in the Cloud event in Portland, Oregon, I had an opportunity to get an overview of Intel’s Cloud Strategy, and discuss the Cloud industry with members of Intel’s team and several of Intel’s ecosystem partners such as Cisco, EMC, and VMWare. That part of the ecosystem was to be expected given their Cloud computing alliance and Acadia joint venture via Virtual Computing Environment (VCE), a new company formed to pursue the Cloud computing market. “The Acadia joint venture was between Cisco and EMC with VMware and Intel