Venture capitalists should focus on the Cloud Cloud-based computing, software as a service (SaaS) and mobile are the next wave of technology, according to Jos White, one of the founders of MessageLabs, a cloud-based anti-virus and anti-spam company. In an interview to The Wall Street Journal, Europe, Jos White- who now runs venture capital firm Notion White- encouraged venture capitalists to orient themselves along similar lines. However, the ride may not be easy given the nature of highly-divided, highly-fragmented European tech market. MessageLabs founders faced tough market conditions when they launched their business in 2000. Operating from a converted barn
Using the Amazon cloud is a challenge, partly due to the overwhelming number of terms that must be understood to just get your servers up and running. Below is a taxonomy break-down that you can use as a reference for getting started with the Amazon cloud.: Cloud Computing: A self-service environment for the creation of highly-scalable applications, with the immediate availability of compute power and granular levels of billing. Amazon Web Services (AWS): A set of services delivered by Amazon that can be used to meet your needs for a cloud-based application. Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2): A service, accessible through either a console or
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
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.