The weeks Cloud Computing News articles 05/03/2012 – 12/03/2012

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05/03/2012

Cloud: never mind the risk, feel the benefits
Last week research firm Longhaus released a report ranking the top 45 providers offering cloud services to the Australian market. It had culled these from an initial list of 175 contenders. http://cloudtimes.org/a-self-healing-security-system-against-cloud-computing-viruses/

 

Start-ups Dropbox and Box reach for the cloud
Privately held Box and Dropbox are competing for a slice of personal cloud storage computing, a solution to the growth of Internet-connected mobile devices such as smartphones and tablets and the rise of storing files online so that consumers and businesses can retrieve data from anywhere they are on any device they choose. http://www.usatoday.com/tech/news/story/2012-03-04/box-dropbox-cloud-computing/53357688/1

 

06/03/2012

Cloud Computing Will Create Millions of New Jobs, IDC Report Predicts
Microsoft released research that claims cloud computing will create almost 14 million new jobs worldwide by 2015, with revenues projected to reach US$ 1.1 trillion per year. http://www.cmswire.com/cms/information-management/cloud-computing-will-create-millions-of-new-jobs-idc-report-predicts-014754.php

 

The Success of Enterprise Mobility Goes Through the Cloud
Enterprise mobility is, arguably, the most important trend in today’s enterprise IT. The ability to enable enterprise business capabilities through mobile devices is an essential element of the modern enterprise. Almost ironically, despite being a technology trend called to modernize the traditional enterprise, most companies have been approaching enterprise mobility using very archaic models. http://cloudtimes.org/the-success-of-enterprise-mobility-goes-through-the-cloud/

 

07/03/2012

Windows 8 Consumer Preview Is Ready for Business
“Windows 8 will deliver no compromise experiences on a range of devices from tablets and PCs to desktops. It will give people functionality they love and the enterprise-grade capabilities that IT departments demand,” Turner said. “We encourage IT professionals to begin using it to get a firsthand experience of how Windows 8 will give people a beautiful, fast and fluid experience with the mobility and familiarity they need to effortlessly move between what they want to do and what they need to do.”http://www.microsoft.com/Presspass/press/2012/mar12/03-06Win8CeBITPR.mspx

 

Cloud investment will create 14 million jobs worldwide
Spending on public and private cloud services is predicted to generate almost 14 million jobs worldwide between 2011 and 2015, according to a new report from IDC. The study, carried out in association with Microsoft, predicted that around half of these new positions would be created in China and India. More than one-third of cloud-enabled jobs will occur in the communications and media, banking, and discrete manufacturing industries. http://www.cloudcomputing-news.net/news/2012/mar/06/cloud-investment-will-create-14-million-jobs-worldwide/

 

Amazon Cuts Cloud Computing Prices
Amazon Web Services has lowered the price of its basic unit of on-demand computing by 5% to 10% and the price of its reserved instances–the workloads that promise one to three years of steady use–by up to 20%.http://www.informationweek.com/news/cloud-computing/infrastructure/232602126

 

Intel launches Xeon E5-2600 server chips for cloud computing
Intel has launched its Xeon E5-2600 server chips, which are designed to tackle web-based cloud computing. This market is estimated to have an annual growth of 33 percent through 2015 thanks to the proliferation of mobile devices, such as smartphones and tablets, for accessing the internet or otherwise requiring internet connectivity for cloud-based services. http://www.slashgear.com/intel-launches-xeon-e5-2600-server-chips-for-cloud-computing-06217115/

 

 08/03/2012

Dome9 Security Launches Dome9 Lite Cloud
Dome9 Security on Wednesday announced Dome9 Lite Cloud – a new free cloud security service that provides centralized firewall management for an unlimited number of servers and clouds in virtual private, cloud, collocated, and hosted environments. Starting today, the service is available at no cost via http://cloudcomputing.sys-con.com/node/2196117

 

Cloud computing to create 70,000 jobs in Canada
Cloud computing–the use of external systems to host data and even run software–may be at its tipping point: A recent study commissioned by Microsoft has revealed that cloud computing may create as many as 70,000 jobs across Canada. http://goo.gl/zczZp

 

09/03/2012

IBM Aims to Be the King of Cloud Computing
Everyone wants to rule the cloud computing roost. Even Apple, which yesterday announced iCloud enhancements for pushing movies to the new Apple TV, wants in.http://www.fool.com/investing/general/2012/03/08/ibm-aims-to-be-the-king-of-cloud-computing.aspx

 

Cloud computing trends, cloud strategy begins to emerge
Cloud computing means many things to many people. Business folks see it as a way to save costs and enable strategic objectives. Technology mavens see it as another cool toy to play with. TSS readers see it as an opportunity.  As cloud computing trends continue to evolve, more enterprises are beginning to dabble in cloud-based development environments and cloud strategies are becoming more predominate with early adopters.

http://www.theserverside.com/news/2240146587/Cloud-computing-trends-cloud-strategy-begins-to-emerge

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This week, IBM Aims to be the King of Cloud Computing. IBM is hoping to change the game with a new device for a streaming the contents of an entire PC — software and all — over the Web. Called the “Secure Enterprise Desktop,” a USB key provides instructions for accessing an entire system from the cloud. No local software required. Big Blue says the idea derives from Swiss banking software called Zone Trusted Information Channel, or ZTIC. Financiers use ZTIC to secure sensitive electronic banking transactions. Here, Secure Enterprise Desktop tunnels a direct connection to a faraway server while entirely bypassing the PC or Linux computer into which it’s been inserted. The device then invokes a virtual machine known as a hypervisor to get work done. Thus, the local machine becomes a host — like a dumb terminal accepting changes from a mainframe. Changes that look like they’re occurring on the desktop are instead synchronized on the cloud. Dome9 Security on Wednesday announced Dome9 Lite Cloud – a new free cloud security service that provides centralized firewall management for an unlimited number of servers and clouds in virtual private, cloud, collocated, and hosted environments. Starting today, the service is available at no cost via. Amazon Web Services has lowered the price of its basic unit of on-demand computing by 5% to 10% and the price of its reserved instances–the workloads that promise one to three years of steady use–by up to 20%.

The Amazon CloudWatch team has just released new sample scripts for monitoring memory and disk space usage on your Amazon EC2 instances running Linux. We can run these scripts on your instances and configure them to report memory and disk space usage metrics to Amazon CloudWatch. Once the metrics are submitted to CloudWatch, you can view graphs, calculate statistics and set alarms on them in the CloudWatch console or via the CloudWatch API.

Intel has launched its Xeon E5-2600 server chips, which are designed to tackle web-based cloud computing. This market is estimated to have an annual growth of 33 percent through 2015 thanks to the proliferation of mobile devices, such as smartphones and tablets, for accessing the internet or otherwise requiring internet connectivity for cloud-based services. Cloud computing–the use of external systems to host data and even run software–may be at its tipping point:

A recent study commissioned by Microsoft has revealed that cloud computing may create as many as 70,000 jobs across Canada. Companies like Amazon and Microsoft have long been using the cloud to host their services but now industries outside of IT, including small businesses, are moving to the cloud.

Tremendous efforts are being placed by the researchers at the Computer Science Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL) at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology to design a new security system against cloud computing viruses. Their aim is to create an environment where the computing system will heal by itself just like how it is with viruses inside the human body that are self-limiting and are self-healing. The objective is to design a process that will immediately recognize any cyber-attack and to arrest its destructive action or to disable it at its outset. This way the cloud environment will not have to shut down and recovery is possible in an instant.

Enterprise mobility is, arguably, the most important trend in today’s enterprise IT. The ability to enable enterprise business capabilities through mobile devices is an essential element of the modern enterprise. Almost ironically, despite being a technology trend called to modernize the traditional enterprise, most companies have been approaching enterprise mobility using very archaic models. With some isolated technical exceptions, most enterprise mobility platforms in the market can be seen as a slightly more modern’s models of Research in Motion’s (RIM) enterprise platform.  To put it in simple terms, using an enterprise mobility platform today is like using Blackberry Enterprise Server for your IPhone.

 

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