From Photo Cloud Storage to Video Streaming, Your Life is in the Cloud “Wherever you go, there you are,” is a phrase originally attributed to Confucius, but which also found purchase in the camp sci-fi movie The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Across the 8th Dimension. Though its original purpose (the proverb, not the movie) was to deliver a marvellous philosophical sound bite about “being,” it can be now also be seen as heralding the age of the personal cloud, in which all that is important to us – our memories, our photographs, our music, our documents and our interactions, are
How Cloud Computing Is Contributing To Space Exploration “Space: the final frontier.” – The first line of the opening voiceover in Star Trek. After positively impacting businesses on terra firma, cloud computing is now spreading its influence to space. Even as the world celebrates the successful landing of the Mars Rover Curiosity on the Red Planet, Amazon has chalked up a major win in the annals of cloud computing by helping the NASA reach out to the public. If you are one of the curious millions poring over the amazing images being beamed by Curiosity from Mars, cloud computing deserves your gratitude. NASA’s Jet
Fighting Cancer with Cloud ComputingUsually, articles on cloud computing relate to how it can help in business, and I am no different. Over the last year, almost all of my articles have looked at cloud computing through a businessman’s (gender-neutral here, no offense to the women stalwarts of commerce and industry) lens.Whether it’s cutting costs (See: How Cloud Computing Can Save You Money , Saving Money on Energy by Going on the Cloud and Saving Money on Rent by Going on the Cloud), expanding services (See: How Cloud Computing Helped Netflix Emerge as a Streaming Media Powerhouse ), increasing mobility (See:
Ninefold and Rackspace Battle for Australian Startup Mind Space Last month American cloud computing service provider Rackspace, in an effort to expand its presence in the Australian market, announced a deal with early stage venture capitalists Pollenizer to offer Australian start-ups free hosting worth $2,000 a month for their first year of operations. Now, Rackspace’s Australian rival Ninefold has announced an identical scheme, also in partnership with Pollenizer and another incubator Starmate. While Rackspace’s offer had been introduced in the US much earlier as the Rackspace Startup Program (See: Why is Rackspace targeting Startups? ), it’s something new in Australia.