Russia May End Imminent Cloud’s ‘Ides of March’ as it Improves on International Scoreboard Russia has a cloud and big data conference this October, in the central-European nation of Austria, just marches away from Latvia. The latter is the destination at which most Moscow cloud companies have set base for their cloud servers, to eschew persecution at home. Indeed, Latvia has been the telltale sign of where the legendary Ides of March, which signaled the end of a king in Shakespearian lore, would have come from, were it not for the encouraging news of an improvement in Russia. The large
Cloud Predictions for the New Year Making predictions for the coming year has become a time-honored tradition in the tech field, so I thought we’d have a little fun with it here at CloudTweaks by predicting what’s not going to happen. 1. Amazon won’t continue to be synonymous with the cloud. EC2 and S3 are popular and established, but they’re seeing mounting competition from Microsoft, Google, HP, IBM, telcoms, and a number of smaller providers. Plus, Amazon seems far more interested in devices and apps lately — as it should be. 2. Apple won’t be successful in the cloud. The
Microsoft’s Plans for Cloud Computing Influence: Incubating Startups For a long time now, Microsoft’s selling proposition has been to make Windows and Office users customers for life. There’s an even chance that if you were a Windows 3.1 user years ago, you are a Windows 7 user today. Of course, there are many who have shifted allegiance to the Mac, but compared to the hundreds of millions who still sign on to a Windows machine every day, that number is disproportionately small. If you combine this with the user base of Microsoft office, and there are Office users on platforms
US to Europe: “Eat My Cloud Dust” Europe may trump the United States in such matters as academic prosperity in mathematics and sciences, as we know it celebrates its monarchs with far more compelling pomp and circumstance that we could possibly muster for our heads of state. But clout in cloud remains one discipline in which America continues to exert overwhelming dominance over the continent across the pond. This isn’t to say that nations like France, Germany, and even economically beleaguered Greece aren’t curious about cloud and the shot in the arm it could offer to their collective IT acumen.
Xerox Exclaims Its Cloud Pride On the cusp of big news from Google per its new Drive cloud offering, Xerox is following hot the big G’s heels with some vital cloud news of its very own today. “We’re ready to start talking about it,” Xerox Cloud Services’ vice president Rob Schilperoort said bemusedly to IT World recently. By “it,” Schilperoort was most likely referring to Xerox’s significant change-up and adaptation as a company, from solely document upkeep and outsourcing to an Infrastructure-as-a-Service, as well as moonlighting relatively recently as a Software-as-a-Service provider to boot. One of Xerox Cloud Services’ most