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Cloud Computing isn’t just another buzzword: this session will look at what the industry is up to, Amazon is up to, and especially how people are innovating in the cloud. Buzzwords aside, virtualized (cloud) computing is a disruptive game changer at both technical and business levels, ...
Mithras Capital, an investment fund that, poor thing, owns 1.9 million shares of Yahoo, which amounts to a fractional percentage in the company, has suggested that Microsoft buy the joint for $22 a share, these days something like a 60% premium to its bombed-out stock price, then sell ...
Cloud storage is a relatively new concept that is becoming a more recognizable term in industry vernacular. Originally delivered as a service, it gained early popularity with Web 2.0 startups looking to outsource storage administration. As the concept spread and offerings expanded, the...
Cloud computing has recently grown to encompass hosted database services. The idea behind 'Database as a Service' (DaaS) is to side step the complexity and cost often associated with running your own database. Unfortunately for AJAX programmers, it is not easy to access a DaaS directly...
In the 2-day iPhone Developer Summit, delegates will hear from industry experts about the impact the iPhone is having on delivery of rich content to mobile users. Technical sessions will explore a world of web development opportunities on the iPhone including building applications usin...
On the face of it, the apparent hacking of Sarah Palin’s Yahoo mail account may have hurt the cloud’s onward march into enterprise credibility. By using services in the cloud to hold corporate data, as opposed to within our corporate walls, the concern is we are automatically exposing ...
Gizmox - the Company that released Visual WebGui to the public in early 2008 - is poised to create a new standard in cloud computing. Visual WebGui (VWG) is a new 'Web like Desktop' platform that offers an open source rapid application development (RAD) framework for line-of-business A...
Whether one looks at how average consumers “compute,” or how industry segments “compete,” it now appears that cloud computing is poised to change the ways users interact with each other, use applications, communicate and compute. Some of the changes are obvious; others only now develop...
"Our strategic relationship with VMware will help ensure that Terremark continues to stay at the leading-edge of the technological advances that will shape the IT industry for years to come," said Manuel D. Medina, Terremark’s Chairman and CEO, as Terremark Worldwide today announced it...
Cloud computing has recently grown to encompass hosted database services. The idea behind 'Database as a Service' (DaaS) is to side step the complexity and cost often associated with running your own database. Unfortunately for AJAX programmers, it is not easy to access a DaaS directly...
3Tera has put out its AppLogic 2.4 beta, the grid operating system that supports virtual appliances running Windows Server in all the infrastructure components necessary to run Web applications including storage, networking and load balancing. It gleefully sniffs that Amazon only plans...
In an interview published by The Guardian on Monday, Richard Stallman says "The concept of using web-based programs like Google's Gmail is "worse than stupidity. Cloud Computing - where IT power is delivered over the internet as you need it, rather than drawn from a desktop computer – ...
Amazon announced today they are changing the price for their S3 data storage service. In face of current credit crunch, they are bucking the trend and making their services even cheaper, particuraly for the seriously high volume users. If you are pushing a lot traffic through Amazon S3...
Symantec is buying MessageLabs, the privately held online messaging and messaging security house, for about $695 million in cash, a mix of pounds and dollars, to advance its position in Software-as-a-Service (SaaS). Symantec intends to pair MessageLabs with its own fledgling SaaS platf...
Amazon will be cutting the price of its S3 hosted storage service come November 1. Pricing will be tiered from now on and favor heavier users. The company’s entry-level price of 15 cents a gigabyte a month in the US will remain in place but only for the first 50TB, the next 50TB will c...
IBM got a jump on what people fear may be a nasty earnings season and pre-announced its Q3 results Wednesday night after the market closed. It said its income would be up 20% to $2.8 billion on revenues up 5% to $25.3 billion. It also reaffirmed its full-year earnings projection of at ...
This morning I took the 7:00 am JetBlue flight out from Ft. Lauderdale to JFK. The emergency row where I was seated was empty. I waited until the markets opened before I took my 90-minute nap. The Dow lost its gains after the rate cut news and at the open it was almost down 200, for th...
Hector Ruiz, the ex-AMD CEO who sheparded the so-called "asset lite" strategy into being, will be chairman and give up the chair at AMD. ATIC and AMD will split the board at the joint venture. The deal is expected to close by the end of the year. It covers AMD's two fabs in Germany, pl...
See, AMD is only in the x86 business by virtue of a licensing agreement with Intel going back in one version or another to 1976 and the juiciest parts of that agreement are under strict non-disclosure – and since the details of AMD’s brand new arrangement with the government of Abu Dha...
Skytap allows companies to run their existing applications and virtual machines unchanged to take advantage of cloud economics without a major application rewrite. The company's Web services API and one-click VPN functionality allow organizations to create a "hybrid" IT model whereby c...
Cloud computing is real. Cloud computing is changing how we in the software world work. But it is not everything to everyone and it is definitely not the second coming that will change how we all interact on the Internet. While I respect Stephen Fry hugely, I find myself a little disap...
"Cloud computing will take off when companies can utilize data, applications and services from any device and from any location," said Willy Chiu, IBM vice president for high performance on demand solutions, as IBM this week launched a company-wide initiative expanding enterprise compu...
Amazon said Wednesday that its Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2), currently limited to various Unix and Linux operating systems, will start supporting Windows Server and SQL Server sometime this fall, describing it as "one of our most requested features." It's currently running a private bet...
At the end of this month, at its Professional Developers Conference, Microsoft intends to unveil something that CEO Steve Ballmer yesterday referred to as "Windows Cloud." Ballmer explained that "Just like Windows Server looked a lot like Windows but with new properties, new characteri...
Let me show how I see Cloud (and virtualization as enabling technology) and Grid as complementary technologies that will coexist and cooperate at different levels of abstraction in future infrastructures. I will first clearly state my position about Cloud and Grid, which are complement...
With Amazon recently stating they plan to start offering a content delivery network service as part of their S3 offering and Microsoft reportedly creating their own CDN in partnership with Limelight there seems to be a renewed interest in CDN's. Whether for public usage like Amazons or...
Cloud computing seems to be the buzzword in IT these days as companies are looking for the next big thing in computing. The IT folks at the leading companies are working hard to roll out these “clouds.” This emerging technology is gaining attention from major research institutions incl...
GigaSpaces Technologies and GoGrid have announced the availability of the GigaSpaces eXtreme Application Platform (XAP) on GoGrid's enterprise-grade cloud computing service for Windows and Linux. The two companies’ joint offering enables enterprises to migrate existing and new Java, J2...
With all of the hype surrounding Cloud computing, Microsoft's upcoming Cloud OS and current efforts around Live Mesh, I thought I would take a trip on the WABAC machine to look at where it all started. Back when I was in junior high school, the best type of connectivity that I could ho...
Cloud computing is an opportunity for businesses to implement low-cost, low-power and high-efficiency systems to deliver scalable infrastructure. But moving to a cloud infrastructure is not necessarily as nice and clean as the providers would want you to think. With cloud infrastructur...
With Microsoft mandarin Kevin Johnson bolting to Jupiter, leaving Microsoft to lick its wounds over Yahoo and reorganize, CEO Steve Ballmer sent out an all-hands e-mail to Microsoft folk encapsulating the message he delivered to financial analysts gathering in Redmond Thursday. Ballmer...
Presumably still months before rollout – there’s no date yet – Microsoft started talking up the next version of its developer tools and platform, Visual Studio 2010 and .NET Framework 4.0, Monday describing them as enabling cloud computing and democratizing application lifecycle manage...
APC by Schneider Electric and CA have announced a partnership that will provide enterprise customers a fully integrated solution set for assessing and fully optimizing their data center energy consumption. APC will offer assessment services, integration services, and physical layer man...
We need services like Feedburner and Yahoo Pipes to provide the service they say they will. I know they’re not bound by the kind of service level agreements that would be in place if we were actually paying them, but they surely have to operate within the bounds of, well, operability. ...
As we build services/APIs for use within the enterprise or cloud computing, there seem to be two clear trends for those who are consuming the services/APIs: they want to leverage APIs that drive social networking, such as Twitter and Facebook, and they want to leverage complex, busines...
AtTask has announced that a new version of its @task on-demand PPM software is now available. The new release includes several user-requested features and product enhancements, illustrating the company's commitment to its customers and meeting their project management software needs. C...
It will take a while for SaaS in a Cloud Computing model to catch up with SOA. One obstacle for the pure plays in the cloud to join SOA is to recognize and deal with the increased testing and validation of data from even more diverse sources, as well as the governance and validation of...
SYS-CON Events' sales team replied to Scott Kelly's exhibitor inquiry, but when they never heard back from Scott, they decided to do a little Googling and here is what they found out. Mr Kelly is actually the 'Director of Product Management at TechTarget,' a technology media company th...
Skytap announced a strategic alliance with SAVVIS to resell Skytap's Virtual Lab service. The alliance enables SAVVIS customers to conduct software development and testing in the cloud using Skytap's Virtual Lab Platform, and subsequently run these applications in production as part of...
Canadian antitrust regulators have now gone the same path as the US Justice Department and reached out and hired an outside litigator, David Kent, a Toronto antitrust expert, to look into the Google-Yahoo deal. The news comes from the Wall Street Journal, which got it from “lawyers clo...


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