Cloud Computing

Is SaaS/Cloud Adoption Too Easy?

Grazed from IT Business Edge.  Author: Loraine Lawson.

A recent customer survey by TrackVia, a cloud-based application development platform, found it's not cost savings that attract non-technical users to their solution. Fifty percent cited functionality and 30 percent cited ease-of-use, making these the two most popular reasons for moving development to the cloud.

 

Oracle’s Java Lawsuit: Free Markets, Not Free Software

Grazed from GigaOM.  Author: Matt Asay.

Eucalyptus, rPath Back a New Private Cloud Effort

Grazed from GigaOM.  Author: Om Malik.

NewScale, rPath and Eucalyptus Systems are working on a new self service, private cloud initiative which is going to be announced on August 24. This new effort is going to an integrated offering that is targeting hybrid and private clouds. This will be yet another offering that would perhaps compete with a whole series of companies and efforts, including the open source cloud stack, OpenStack. More details will likely emerge around the time of VMworld 2010.

Should Marc Andreessen Become HP’s Interim CEO?

Grazed from GigaOM.  Author: Om Malik.

Murphy's Law of Disaster Recovery Strikes Retailer

Grazed from Internet Evolution.  Author: Sean Gallagher.

In July, American Eagle Outfitters -- which has a market capitalization of $2.52 billion -- had the sort of apocalyptic outage that many companies fear. Its e-commerce site was down for eight days. Both a primary and a secondary storage system failed, backups wouldn’t restore properly, and a disaster recovery site wasn’t provisioned properly.

These are the sorts of nightmare scenarios that drive many companies to turn to outsourcers, data center specialists that have the resources to protect against this sort of worst-case scenario.

How To Find a Customer in a Divided IT Universe

Grazed from GigaOM.  Author: Alex Benik.

Google's Counsel Tapdances on Net Neutrality

Grazed from Internet Revolution.  Author: Sean Gallagher.

Richard Whitt, Google (Nasdaq: GOOG)’s Washington telecom and media counsel, issued a “Myths vs. Facts” talking points post on the company’s public policy blog today, on the heels of outcry over Google’s agreement in principle with Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE: VZ) on ground rules for the net neutrality debate.

Seagate and Samsung Team Up to Bring Flash to the Data Center

Grazed from GigaOM.  Author: Stacey Higginbotham.

Inside the Cloud Computing Platform Wars

Grazed from IT Business Edge.  Author: Micheal Vizard.

Traditional hosting providers are getting a lot more serious about competing for every cloud computing dollar. This week, for example, Rackspace announced the general availability of its cloud computing services based on a Windows server.

Building a Cloud out of Smart Phones

Grazed form MIT Technology Review.  Author:  Christopher Mims.

Turning an entire paradigm on its head, an international group of researchers has figured out how to implement cloud computing's most widely-used algorithm, one that's usually deployed in giant, hugely-powerful server farms, on a couple of dozen cell phones.