8×8 Introduces Cloud-Based Virtual Room Service A new cloud-based video conferencing service from 8×8 is offering an easier, more flexible and significantly more affordable way to collaborate using voice, video and content. 8×8, a provider of innovative cloud communications and computing solutions, is offering these services to businesses of all sizes and claims that it can seamlessly and reliably interoperate with the largest number of participants at the lowest cost. The new service is based on 8×8′s voice and video IP service platform and unified communications (UC) solutions and Polycom’s UC Intelligent Core software platform and video collaboration solutions. 8×8
Media Alert: Cisco to Unveil Networking and Cloud Computing Innovations at Cisco Live SAN JOSE, Calif. – Next week at Cisco Live, Cisco’s annual IT and communications conference, Cisco will host two news conferences to discuss strategy and unveil new technologies for networking and cloud computing. The news conferences will be webcast via the U-Stream service. Tuesday, July 12, 2011 What: News Conference: The Next Generation Network – With customers: VeriSign and HCL Who: Cisco Senior Vice President, Core Technology Group, John McCool When: 8:30 a.m. – 9:30 a.m. PDT Where: To view the live program or the replay, visit
Disney joins 50 game publishers who have provided games for the OnLive platform, with many more coming. OnLive is the pioneer of on-demand, instant-play video game services, delivering real-time interactive experiences and rich media through the Internet. With groundbreaking video compression technology, OnLive harnesses cloud computing to provide the power and intelligence needed to instantly deliver the latest, premium game titles to any HDTV via the OnLive Game System or nearly any PC and Mac via a small browser download. The OnLive Viewer app is available for the iPad and full gameplay is coming to both iPad and Android tablets.
Managing the Virtualization Maturity Lifecycle Virtualization demonstrates substantial benefits — in agility, availability and cost reduction — but it is not all clear sailing. Most organizations struggle, sooner or later, with added complexity, staffing requirements, SLA management, departmental politics and more. In fact, most organizations face one (or more) clear ‘tipping points’, where virtualization deployment stalls as they stop to deal with these new challenges. This ‘VM stall’ tends to coincide with different stages in the virtualization maturity lifecycle — such as the transition from tier 2/3 server consolidation to mission-critical tier 1 applications; or from basic provisioning automation to
Announcing Live Streaming for Amazon CloudFront Using Amazon CloudFront with Amazon EC2 running Adobe’s Flash® Media Server and Amazon Route 53 (AWS’s DNS service), you can now easily and cost-effectively deliver your live video via AWS. And, we’ve made it simple to get started by creating an AWS CloudFormation template that handles all of the provisioning and sequencing for all the AWS resources you need for this live streaming stack. You only pay for the AWS resources you consume, and you have full control over your live streaming origin server (Adobe’s Flash Media Server running on Amazon EC2) — so
Cambridge, Mass, April 6, 2011 — Akamai Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: AKAM),the leading provider of cloud optimization services, today announced that the Akamai HD Network is the first global video delivery network to have its HTTP dynamic streaming implementation certified by Adobe. The certification validates that the Akamai HD Network delivery of live and on-demand streaming based on Adobe Flash® technology, via the Adobe F4F format, is fully compatible with Adobe Flash run times that currently support HTTP dynamic streaming. Accordingly, content owners are expected to soon be able to take advantage of new HTTP dynamic streaming features, supported across the