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cloud computing


December 2, 2009  9:38 PM

Forrester study: Security concerns inhibit enterprise cloud adoption



Posted by: RobBarry
cloud computing

As 2009, which may forever be known as the "year of the cloud," draws to an end, Forrester Research has concluded that security is the major reason why enterprises aren't hopping on the public cloud bandwagon. In the survey of more than 2,200 IT executives, 49% of respondents from enterprises...

December 1, 2009  4:28 PM

Mainframe-centric CMG conference looks at cloud



Posted by: Mpontacoloni
cloud computing, mainframes

by Rob Barry As the Computer Measurement Group’s (CMG) 35th annual CMG Conference kicks off in Dallas, Texas next week, cloud computing will be the center of attention. A number of sessions will cover related topics that focus on data and infrastructure management in the cloud.


November 25, 2009  5:30 PM

Grid yourself for the cloud



Posted by: Mpontacoloni
cloud computing

by Jack Vaughan

Have you heard the one about the private cloud? The IT staff took the "Data Center" plaque off the door and replaced it with a "Private Cloud" sign ... oh, and they locked the door too.

All kidding aside, "cloud computing" has been a big story this year. But, like...


November 18, 2009  8:22 PM

Microsoft making waves with Azure and Dallas at ’09 PDC



Posted by: RobBarry
cloud computing, Microsoft

At the Professional Developer's Conference (PDC) this year, Microsoft made headlines with its new "data marketplace," Dallas, and surprised analysts with the announcement that Azure would run virtual...


November 6, 2009  5:41 PM

Aggregate services across multiple cloud domains



Posted by: RobBarry
cloud computing, SOA registry/repository

Cloud computing and SOA governance provider, Vordel released a new product for aggregating and managing multi-domain services at the VordelWorld conference in Dublin, Ireland this week. The Vordel Cloud Service Broker (CSB) aggregates services from multiple domains including private, public and...


October 28, 2009  8:41 PM

Weirder science: Hadoop and computational biology



Posted by: Jack Vaughan
cloud computing, REST

Before there was cloud computing, there was grid computing. Instead of sending your jobs to the cloud, you’d send them to the grid. Instead of provisioning big banks of on-premise computers to do your calculations, you’d send them to the grid.


October 20, 2009  6:25 PM

Microsoft shares tips on Azure cloud development



Posted by: Jack Vaughan
cloud computing, Microsoft

By Rob Barry Ahead of its anticipated formal unveiling of the Azure cloud platform at its Professional Developers Conference (PDC) next month, Microsoft is firming up tool and platform details on its version of cloud architecture.


October 20, 2009  3:10 PM

MercadoLibre employs private cloud to combat server growth



Posted by: Mpontacoloni
cloud computing, hadoop

by Rob Barry Since its launch in 1999, MercadoLibre, Latin America’s largest online marketplace, has continually outgrown its server farm. Because the company had started with Oracle DB to run its databases, it looked into Oracle’s other offerings when deciding the answer to its rapid growth...


October 19, 2009  8:01 PM

Appistry and NJVC pilot a private cloud offering



Posted by: Mpontacoloni
cloud computing

by Jack Vaughan Grid and cloud computing pioneer Appistry is working with defense consultancy NJVC to create a private cloud computing environment addressing the taut security requirements of the intelligence and defense communities. An announcement was made this week at the GEOINT 2009...


October 1, 2009  9:12 PM

Zend partners to simplify cloud computing service access



Posted by: RobBarry
cloud computing

With so many differences between the various cloud platforms out there, could PHP be the one language to rule them all? PHP firm Zend Technologies thinks so. The company recently partnered with IBM, Microsoft, Nirvanix, Rackspace and GoGrid to launch a simple API for cloud application services....


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