BOSTON – June 15, 2010 – Carbonite Inc., a leading provider of online backup solutions which provide customers with “anytime, anywhere access” to their stored files, today announced the availability of Carbonite Business for small and medium sized businesses, or SMBs. Carbonite Business specifically addresses the backup requirements, budgets, security and accessibility needs of SMBs, while extending the company’s commitment to simple, automatic, affordable and secure online backup solutions. “Small business owners are increasingly aware of the importance of backing up their business data,” said Carbonite CEO and co-founder David Friend. “Our market research has indicated that they would choose
AT&T: Benefits of Marching into Cloud Computing being a leading Telecom Company. Business is a dynamic activity, so should be your infrastructure. Of late, cloud computing has invaded the IT world, fixing its roots deeply and swiftly. With the unexpected seasonal spikes showing up in businesses every now and then, hiring cloud services has become extremely essential to counterbalance this inflated business activity. And the exponential increase in the demand has certainly shot up the allurement of setting up separate departments and organizations for development of these profitable services to a degree that even the communications giants AT&T couldn’t refrain
InstaCompute: Simple & Instant Cloud Computing Overview: InstaCompute is an upcoming cloud solution from Indian Telecom Giant, Tata Communications, provisioning raw computing resources on-demand by offering Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) solutions for cutting edge application development & testing, scalable web applications, cost effective and on –demand computing power whenever, wherever you need it. InstaCompute is competing in a market largely dominated by Amazon & Rackspace, by coming up with computing resources that are cheaper, more flexible, multiple payment options to choose from and an expanding choice of data centers, keeping the global nature of business in perspective.
Did Human Error Cause The Amazon Cloud Computing Outage? “Only two things are infinite, the universe and human stupidity, and I’m not sure about the former.” – Albert Einstein (1879-1955), Famous scientist and Time’s Greatest Person of the Century. Amazon would like everyone to believe in the aforementioned quote. By blaming human error for the outage that left online businesses like Reddit and Foursquare hanging, Amazon can deflect flak from its technology. However, concerns still remain, and in spite of Amazon’s reassurances and its offer of a 10-day credit, there are valuable lessons to be learned here (See: Lessons from
The Amazon Cloud Drive – A Quick CloudTweaks Overview The buzz around free online storage started way back in 2006 with Google’s Gdrive but it did not materialized into anything important except as a feature in Google Docs that gives free 1 Gig of storage. A year later, Microsoft launched its very own SkyDrive with a whopping 25 Gig of storage free. Now, Amazon launches its very own Amazon Cloud Drive that gives the first 5 Gig of web storage free and requires only a $1 fee for every Gigabyte of storage each year. The Cloud Drive is a support
Hoarding in the Cloud You can tell a lot about yourself and your co-workers by looking at their home directory, specifically how they organize their data (or not). Some people have never used folders or created a directory. There’s only one place to store things – at the top of their personal storage space. Others go to great lengths to create descriptive hierarchies and even potentially over-categorize their documents, blindly staring like a confused animal unsure of whether the latest reports should go in “…CorporateInternalMarketingDrafts” or “…PersonalDraftsWorkMarketing”. I will not speculate here about what either of these habits says about
CloudSigma’s IaaS Platform Challenges Amazon and Rackspace CLOUDSIGMA AG was founded in 2009 in Zurich, Switzerland and introduced its core Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) solution in May 2010 with its cloud being based in the Interxion data centre in Glattbrugg near Zurich. The underlying philosophy of the company is to offer unrestricted choice of operating systems and unlimited size of servers while providing ability for easy transfer of entire drive images. No restrictions are applied on the software running on the servers and customers can select the level of access they have. Actually, CloudSigma is an IaaS platform allowing
New Investment Opportunities with Nasuni CloudTweaks Nasuni has just announced a new investment of $15million from Venture Capitalists to fund development of its cloud-based filer software, following a $8million investment in March 2009. This software comes in the form of a downloadable virtual machine which presents the storage cloud as a networked drive to local users. A local 500GB cache drive is used to encrypt and decrypt the data as it is transferred between the users and the storage cloud. The Nasuni virtual machine is compatible with the major VM hosts, including VMWare, Citrix XenServer and Microsoft Hyper-V, and it