Reuters Press Release Nimbula, a provider of cloud-computing services, raised an additional $15 million in venture capital funding in a second round led by Accel Partners on Monday. It plans to use the money to promote market adoption of its on-demand computing service. Accel Partners snagged a spot on the company’s board of directors, which will be filled by the Accel partner Ping Li, a cloud-computing specialist who has also backed Cloudera and BitTorrent, among others. The company bills itself as a provider of a more private and customizable version of online retailer Amazon.com’s on-demand service, which charges users hourly rates
Top 10 Cloud Computing Most Promising Adoption Factors Cloud computing has already fascinated many critics and observers by its progress and fast domination of the IT and Business world. It is on the verge of becoming world premier technology in providing computing services to the organization no matter how small small or big regardless of regional and economical status. It is a bit strange that even those close to this technology that many including CIOs and other concerned professionals still don’t know much about cloud computing. The Cash Cloud Cloud computing is estimated to save 20-30 percent of the expenses
Cloud computing is the technology of today and tomorrow. People, companies, businesses, and organizations are fast shifting to cloud computing from client-server model. It is very hard to guess what cloud computing will exactly look like in the future or how it will bring changes in IT. However, we can see some trends, IT and business world are setting in cloud computing. Following are the top 10 trends observed in cloud-computing; Building Private Clouds Larger organizations and enterprises are building their own private computing cloud. IBM’s “Blue Cloud” is such an example. Microsoft introduced its private cloud just last month.
Here is an article we came across the morning by Dan Kusnetzky of ZDnet that points out the difference between Cloud Computing and Virtualization. I came across an interesting post, Is Virtualization the Same as Cloud Computing?, published by Rajan Chandras. He, in turn, was commenting on an article that equated cloud computing and virtualization. He’s arguing that it is incorrect to equate virtualization to cloud computing. I believe that both Rojan and I would agree that virtualization is abstracting computing functions into a logical environment that appears ideal for that function that may be very different than the actual
New Service Gives Businesses an Entirely New Level of Visibility Into Their Cloud Computing Data for Better Decision-Making CHICAGO, IL–(Marketwire – August 4, 2010) – Model Metrics, the leader in cloud computing services for the enterprise, today introduced Model Metrics Cloud Analytics, providing an entirely new way for businesses to leverage their data in the clouds. The new service offering extends the reporting and analytics capabilities in Salesforce and integrates the data in real time to other relevant data sources to enable businesses to access and act on information in powerful new ways. Reporting and Analytics in the Cloud Most
ARMONK, N.Y., July 27 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ – IBM (NYSE: IBM) today announced that its private test and development cloud was the top choice of developers in Evans Data Corporation’s Cloud Development Survey 2010. Evans Data Corporation’s Cloud Development Survey Report examines the concerns, intentions and current adoption of developers regarding deploying to and developing for public or private clouds. The report covers the full range of Cloud Computing issues, including: Private Cloud vs. Public Cloud, Private cloud management and data centers, standards and security. In the survey of over 400 software developers, almost 30% identified IBM as the top Private Cloud
The Majority of IT Departments now Use Cloud-Based Applications, with Users Reporting Better Security and Lower Costs Waltham, Mass., July 22, 2010 – Mimecast®, a leading supplier of cloud-based email security, continuity, policy control and archiving, today announced the results of the second annual Mimecast Cloud Adoption Survey, an annual research report examining attitudes to cloud computing services amongst IT decision-makers in UK and US businesses. The survey, conducted by independent research firm Loudhouse, reveals that a majority of organizations (51 percent) are now using some form of cloud computing service—and the levels of satisfaction amongst those companies is high
Cloud computing is often hyped as a cool new technology and a near-cure-all; move all that complicated IT infrastructure to the cloud so your company can be more efficient and save money and space in the process. Deloitte venture capitalist Mark Jensen strongly believes in cloud computing’s value proposition, but with some important caveats. “The problem we’ve had with the cloud is that a lot of fundamental technologies related to security and privacy don’t exist yet; making sure you’re not compromising someone’s personal information,” Jensen, managing partner for Deloitte’s National Venture Capital Services group, told InternetNews.com. “All that’s still be