Fujitsu set to invest $1.2 billion-plus on cloud computing in 2011 By Sourya Biswas of CloudTweaks Cloud computing circles are abuzz with the news that Fujitsu is set to invest a whopping $1.2 billion in this emerging technology next year. Such a large investment certainly augurs well for this new field of computing science. For those of you who are unaware of Fujitsu’s influence and legacy in the world of technology, a short introduction is in order. Fujitsu is giant IT, telecommunications and electronics conglomerate, with a presence in more than 70 countries and a global workforce exceeding 185,000. In
NATO set to rule the cloud with IBM’s help By Sourya Biswas of CloudTweaks.com The military has been at the forefront of every technological and scientific advancement over the last century. From jet engines to computers to the Internet, all of these innovations have seen the light of day under military guidance. Therefore, it is not surprising that NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organization), the premier strategic alliance in the world today, as decided to venture into the dynamic field of cloud computing in a big way and have enlisted the help of Big Blue IBM in the process. Although cooperation
Technology Collaboration between IBM and NATO Allied Command Transformation Source: PRNewsWire NORFOLK, Va. and WASHINGTON, Dec. 22, 2010 – NATO’s Allied Command Transformation (ACT) today selected IBM (NYSE: IBM) for a strategic technology project to gain experience with emerging information technologies to improve data center efficiency and increase data sharing by its 28 member nations. The initiative will enable the organization to explore and demonstrate a new cloud computing model that could be used to consolidate and integrate technology capabilities for critical Command and Control programs. The project supports NATO’s efforts to restructure the alliance to meet 21st century technology
Announces VaraLogix Q – Revolutionizing Enterprise Application Delivery for JBoss, WebSphere, WebLogic, Apache and Oracle AUSTIN, Texas, Nov. 18, 2010 /PRNewswire/ — VaraLogix®, the emerging leader of Enterprise Application Delivery solutions, today launched their North American Operations and announced VaraLogix Q for JBoss®, WebSphere®, WebLogic, Apache and Oracle. VaraLogix Q is an automation framework built from the ground up for Enterprise Application Delivery – reducing cycle times as much as 80%. With VaraLogix patent-pending technology you can easily map your existing business processes into the Q framework in as little as three days. The founders and key employees of Build
SANTA CLARA, Calif., Oct 27, 2010 (BUSINESS WIRE) — Intel Corporation today unveiled several new initiatives under its “Cloud 2015″ vision aimed at making cloud-based Internet computing more interoperable, secure and simplified. Intel’s Cloud 2015 vision has three key elements: a “federated” cloud that allows enterprises to share data across internal and external clouds; an “automated” network that automatically allows the secure movement of applications and resources to significantly improve energy efficiency in data centers; and PC and device-savvy “client-aware” clouds that know what types of applications, commands and processing should take place in the cloud or on your laptop,
IBM CloudBurst (Pre-Packaged Private Cloud) IT infrastructure, including computing and network gear, is usually architect in enterprises. This may also include virtualization technologies. This is mostly intended towards meeting business requirements. IT infrastructure Hardware vendors like: IBM, HP, Dell etc… Software vendors like: Microsoft, Oracle, Redhat and Networking vendors like: Cisco, Juniper and so forth have provided the needs that are often left to the enterprises to install, integrate and provision for usage. Contrary to this, recent pre-packaged integrated solutions from vendors deliver complete virtual infrastructure. The idea behind pre-packaged solution is to speed-up the implementation and simplify the management
Practically Speaking about Amazon Web Services – Part 3 What is AMI and types of AMIs available in various regions? Amazon Machine Image is the basic unit of computing provided by Amazon Web Services Elastic Computing Cloud EC2. As we see in Virtualization, these are virtual appliances ready to be launched as Virtual Machines. These AMIs contain an operating system software and additional software required to deliver the functionality of the AMI. There are public AMIs provided by Amazon, community provided AMIs and private Paid AMIs. Now, there are about 800 paid AMIs in the US, 300 Paid AMIs in
VMWorld 2010 Update By Malick If you are not connected with the cloud, your individual mind would be a dumb terminal. Welcome to the VMWorld 2010! VIRTUAL ROADS. ACTUAL CLOUDS: The statement ends as: Together we’ll travel from Virtual Roads to Actual Roads. Come engage. Leave enlightened. A true global event! 85 Countries represented in the audience. 17000 Attendees! And VMware announcing their Hybrid Cloud Computing Data Center! And claiming that already 4000 VMs (Virtual Machines) are created every hour! It is no secret that virtualization is the underlying driver of cloud computing. There is no cloud computing without virtualization!