Disney joins 50 game publishers who have provided games for the OnLive platform, with many more coming. OnLive is the pioneer of on-demand, instant-play video game services, delivering real-time interactive experiences and rich media through the Internet. With groundbreaking video compression technology, OnLive harnesses cloud computing to provide the power and intelligence needed to instantly deliver the latest, premium game titles to any HDTV via the OnLive Game System or nearly any PC and Mac via a small browser download. The OnLive Viewer app is available for the iPad and full gameplay is coming to both iPad and Android tablets.
Working Together to Deliver the Cloud If you had any notion of not taking the cloud seriously for your business, your assumptions will certainly be challenged this year. This week alone has seen two significant developments that have boosted the visibility (if not the viability) of the cloud. First, there was Microsoft’s purchase of Internet telephony company Skype for $8.5 billion. There is a lot of speculation on whether this was a good business move for Microsoft, but regardless of how it turns out, it’s clear that Microsoft is betting big on the cloud as platform instead of Windows exclusively.
Gartner Suggests Ways to Migrate Applications to Cloud There are five ways by which organizations can move applications into the cloud, according to research firm Gartner. The first option is to rehost or redeploy applications to a different hardware environment and change the application’s infrastructure configuration. Second option is to refactor or run applications on a cloud provider’s infrastructure. Organizations can also use the third option -revise, i.e. modify or extend the existing code base to support legacy modernization requirements. Once this is done they can use rehost or refactor options to deploy to cloud. Option four is rebuilding the
Red Hat Brings Cloud Scale and Agility to the Data-Tier Open source solutions provider Red Hat has announced the launch of a cloud-ready, highly scalable distributed data cache. Known as JBoss Enterprise Data Grid 6, the new release can deliver a range of benefits such as easing the load on database servers, reduction of response times in applications, and providing additional failure resilience. According to Red Hat, the new data cache will initially be available through an Early Access Program. Elaborating on the rationale of the release, the company says that today it has become challenging for organizations to scale
Cloud Based SugarCRM Releases Sugar 6 SugarCRM’s new edition of software-as-a-service, Sugar 6, is believed to have entered a beta test program from April 13. SugarCRM is an open-source package that now appears with a newly revamped user interface which can accommodate faster navigation with the help of a one-click access to many of its features, and an overhauled application for mobile connectivity. Company officials said that Sugar 6 is scheduled to be available to a selected group of production customers from June, while its general release to the public is scheduled for July. Clint Oram, the vice president of
The Top Ten Considerations for Cloud Computing Business and IT decision makers are increasingly confused by the rising number and type of cloud computing solutions. Everyone it would seem is now promising to save you time and money with this or that kind of web-based service for everything from email and enterprise applications to storage and data management. Regardless of the information overload, however, organizations of all types and sizes must embrace the age of computing without borders to increase competitive advantage and grow their business. Sounds great, but it isn’t easy. This on-demand Webcast, featuring the editors of TechRepublic
Workbooks Develops CRM Solution with Cloud Computing in Mind A small team of Cloud Computing entrepreneurs founded Workbooks Ltd. in 2007, realizing that future is in cloud-based technologies and applications. John Cheney (CEO), James Kay (CTO), Jenny Robb (CFO), and Edward Berks (Sales Director) were among those European business people who successfully started technology companies before 2007 but their new start-up was entirely cloud-based, offering web-based CRM and business applications delivered via Software as a Service (SaaS). The flagship products of the UK-based company include Workbooks CRM and Workbooks Business that were developed with SaaS in mind (John Cheney founded
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