Movie Cloud: Will It Democratise The Film Industry? The first thing to really change independent film was the DSLR. Personally I have made a movie on a Canon 60D. It is a stills camera that shoots HD, cinema-quality film. The independent film route is a hard and brutal road which has practically no money in it. Or is it? Hollywood legend Dov Simens has launched the Movie Cloud with Derek Christopher (president of TV/Film Seminars). But what is it? Simens says it will revolutionize the way independent films are produced, distributed, and consumed. Simens and Christopher consider Hollywood to be
Does Microsoft Windows Azure Threaten vCloud? It appears like Microsoft is desperate to become the OS for cloud computing. At Microsoft’s Worldwide Partner Conference on July 10th, the company has announced its Windows Azure’s white-label version which is targeted at the web hosts currently based on Windows Server. This can be viewed as a challenge for VMware, which is trying to push its vCloud agenda. In recent years, VMware is spanning cloud-based and on-premise deployments. In the past, Microsoft has received flak for not having a lawful hybrid cloud-strategy. But, Microsoft appears to be back on the right track with
Storing And Consolidating Your Data All That Data: It Has To Go Somewhere Mass effect it all has to go somewhere Word is that the internet is filling up. Okay so that might be a stretch, but is it really? About a year ago the internet gurus from around the globe realized that when you open a website, take up room, host something or do anything else on the net, it takes up space. Not a ton of space but enough that slowly but surely all that information becomes a giant mess that has to go somewhere. But where does
The Data World: AWS Reaches 1 Trillion According to recently released statistics, Amazon Web Services’ S3 Services (Simple Storage Service) is now home to more than a trillion (12 zeros) objects, courtesy of its cloud computing clients. The newly released figures once again prove the tremendous growth of cloud computing. Simple Storage Service is Amazon Web Services’ online storage service. It was launched in the US in March 2006, and was followed by a European launch in November 2007. As its name implies, S3 is a cloud storage service provider offering above average uptime, low latency, and scalability, while retaining simplicity and
The Failure Of Private Cloud Initiatives For some, it may be fast and easy to set up a private cloud, as long as technology is available. But technology plays only a small part in it when compared to the demands of business culture and user requirements. Most companies who have set up a private cloud have been disappointed because they have not able to adapt to it, or because their users have not been able to adapt to it. Expenses typically increase, and provisioning takes time. Therefore, if a company sets up a private cloud without the right objectives or
Will The Cloud Save The Music Industry? The music industry has taken a bit of a pounding in recent years. Illegal downloading brought a once vibrant industry to its knees. Yet, despite being the first victim of the digital revolution, somehow the music industry is still standing, finding new revenue streams and branching out. What the music industry had to find was how to make a generation who have never paid for music to start doing so. For a decade the music industry has been declining. So how do you manage to get people to pay for music? Convenience. Cloud
Does PaaS Get Rid Of Ops? In the past, Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) was the real king of the hill. Clouds were created with cost reduction and rapid deployment in mind. For instance, companies that needed servers no longer needed to worry about red tape or even system administration. All it took was signing up for a new account, and within a few clicks a hardware profile with the OS image needed would be available and ready to use. This kind of setup was perfect, provided that your needs were generic and could match the OS images that the cloud provider gave.