AWS Free Usage Tier To help new AWS customers get started in the cloud, AWS is introducing a new free usage tier. Beginning November 1, new AWS customers will be able to run a free Amazon EC2 Micro Instance for a year, while also leveraging a new free usage tier for Amazon S3, Amazon Elastic Block Store, Amazon Elastic Load Balancing, and AWS data transfer. AWS’s free usage tier can be used for anything you want to run in the cloud: launch new applications, test existing applications in the cloud, or simply gain hands-on experience with AWS. Read more on
Google Cloud TV & The Logitech Revue The Logitech Revue with Google TV is nothing if not ambitious. Accompanied by a keyboard that incorporates a universal remote as well as mouse functions, this Android-based set-top box brings to your TV search capabilities and an honest-to-goodness Web browser along with solid media-playback and streaming services. With the addition of an optional USB video camera, the Revue also turns your set into a video-chat monitor. It’s not perfect, however. Key TV-network sites are blocking the Revue’s Chrome browser from playing their content, its Amazon on-demand application doesn’t yet support HD video streaming
Amazon Private Cloud: Secure, Flexible and Cost-Effective For a long time now, companies have been deploying project management software on local servers. Since all data is stored behind a corporate firewall, local software use ensures high-level data security. However, it has its considerable disadvantages too. In-house software deployment allows to access data from work place only therefore limits employee flexibility. Also, every network requires maintenance and expenses associated with it. For a small or startup company such expenses may be unaffordable. With the development of cloud computing technologies things have become easier. Cloud-based PM applications do not require any hardware
Cloud Computing Market to Reach $25 Billion by 2013 ROCKVILLE, MD–(Marketwire – October 19, 2010) – MarketResearch.com has announced the addition of Renub Research’s new report “Cloud Computing – SaaS, PaaS, IaaS Market, Mobile Cloud Computing, M&A, Investments, and Future Forecast, Worldwide” to their collection of Internet Applications market reports. For more information, visit http://www.marketresearch.com/product/display.asp?ProductID=2807915 A major shift in the way companies obtain software and computing capacity is under way as more companies tap into Web-based applications. Cloud Computing refers to both the applications delivered as services over the Internet and the hardware and systems software in the data centers
Just about every person in business these days has heard the buzz about “cloud computing” and all the benefits it can deliver. The hype surrounding it would have you think that everyone is using these application or infrastructure services-for-hire. The idea behind cloud computing seems to make good sense, given the economic pressure businesses are under to do more with less. The cloud is just another way of saying “the internet.” And cloud computing basically involves paying for access to internet-based services in order to share computing horsepower, information and programs, from word processors to complex accounting and customer-relationship-management systems.
Practically Speaking About Cloud Computing: Business Intelligence in the Cloud Part I Cloud based Business Intelligence (BI) and SaaS offerings are getting more and more popular. Benefits of Cloud BI: The quick fire benefits of Cloud Computing are getting extended into various sectors. The enterprise software stalwarts like Microsoft, Oracle, IBM, SAP etc… are making big noise about their cloud strategies. As far as the BI space is concerned, there are two great enablers as pointed out by Forrester blog. The first is that the business climate is changing fast for enterprises. So, there may not be enough time to
Practically Speaking about Cloud Storage Part 2 The marketplace for cloud storage is getting more and more crowded each and every day. Whether it is targeted towards individuals, SMBs or Enterprises more new players are trying to offer service value. As in the case with Dropbox. There are at least a dozen others in the limelight. They are: Box.net, SugarSync, Apple Mobileme, Carbonite, ZumoDrive, iBackup, LiveDrive, Mozy etc… For the business and enterprise section, in addition to Amazon S3, there are Nirvanix, MozyPro, Parascale ( now with HDS), Vembu, Caringo, Microsoft Windows Azure, IronMountain, EMC Atmos etc.. Practically end users
Practically Speaking about Amazon Web Services – Part 2: A Cloud Giant Part 1 can be visited here. We saw the various innovative cloud products and services offered by Amazon Web Services in Part 1. At this stage, it is quite natural that we have the business economics going on in our mind as how big is the cloud business industry and what part is being played by Amazon. Let us have a look at how Amazon Web Services has fared in analysts views. After all, before Amazon Web Services came along, Amazon was the least known for putting up