Cloud Adoption

Cloud Computing: Corent Technology Named Best Emerging Growth California Company at West Coast Wall St. Conference

Grazed from PRNewsWire. Author: PR Announcement.

Corent Technology, Inc., a leading innovator in the cloud computing space, was named the Best Emerging Growth Technology Company at The West Coast Wall Street Investment Conference yesterday. The awards were featured during the conference event held in Newport Beach, Calif., and was sponsored by the San Diego Investment Conference.

Corent's game-changing approach to Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) enablement empowers software companies to instantly transform their software applications to fully operational, scalable, elastic and cost-effective SaaS solutions without the need to re-write the application...

Colo5 Partners with Appcore to Launch Colo5 Cloud in Hardened Data Center

Grazed from PRNewsWire. Author: PR Announcement.

Appcore®, provider of the industry's only complete automated cloud computing platform, today announced Jacksonville, Fla.-based Colo5 Disaster Recovery Center has selected the Appcore Onsite™ system to power their new cloud computing product, making simple and flexible private, public and hybrid cloud services available to businesses of any size in Colo5's highly secure, high-availability data center.

Appcore's fully automated platform expands Colo5's product line with a complete, ready-to-launch system that makes it fast and easy for any business to get up and running on the cloud in just days. Appcore's simple to use, pre-configured solution eliminates the complexity of cloud technology, implementation and management, providing Colo5 customers with an intuitive user interface and automated provisioning tools to streamline cloud and IT operations with a self-service system backed by end-to-end management and support...

Cloud Computing: What "unbelievable" new services does Amazon have on tap

Grazed from GigaOM. Author: Barb Darrow.

What sort of amazing cloud services could Amazon have up its sleeve? Werner Vogels ain’t saying anything in detail but here are five things to watch out for where the public cloud services giant is concerned.

Amazon is not known for tipping its hand about what new cloud services it may have planned. so it was no surprise this week when Amazon CTO Werner Vogels teased Structure Europe attendees with promises of new things to come from Amazon Web Services that “you wouldn’t believe.” Pressed for details, Vogels demurred: “I’m not going to tell you. If Steve Jobs can get away with that, I can.” So, if he’s not saying, we’re free to speculate. Here are five things to watch for from Amazon over the next few months...

Big Data Insights Through Predictive Analytics, Open Standards and Cloud Computing

Grazed from SmartDataCollective. Author: Michael Zeller.

Organizations increasingly recognize the value that predictive analytics and big data offer to their business. The complexity of development, integration, and deployment of predictive solutions, however, is often considered cost-prohibitive for many projects. In light of mature open source solutions, open standards, and SOA principles we propose an agile model development life cycle that quickly leverages predictive analytics in operational environments.

Starting with data analysis and model development, you can effectively use the Predictive Model Markup Language (PMML) standard, to move complex decision models from the scientist's desktop into a scalable production environment hosted in the cloud (Amazon EC2 and IBM SmartCloud Enterprise)...

Whose cloud is the open-sourciest... Who cares?

Grazed from The Register. Author: Matt Asay.

Open ... and Shut Just when you thought it was safe to go back into the water, the thought police are back. For years, the open source community was torn apart by fractious debates over what "open" meant and who was open enough. As we've moved beyond name calling to focus on getting work done, the same old debate has shifted to cloud computing, with a new crop of pundits and evangelists wrangling over who is the cloudiest of them all. Don't we have anything better to do?

For some, the answer may be "No." Flexiant founder, Tony Lucas, for example, took to the stage at Structure this week and denounced "cloud washing" and demanded that it be stopped. This follows Appirio calling out cloud washing's biggest offenders a year ago, and constant chatter on Twitter about the offense...

Cloud computing is a key component on the path to personalised medicine

Grazed from MTB Europe. Author: Dr. James Coffin.

When scientists embarked on the 13-year journey to map the human genome in 1990, they envisioned a future where the knowledge of DNA would aid in the diagnosis, treatment and even prevention of thousands of diseases and disorders.

Fast forward to 2012 and that dream is closer to reality thanks to ongoing advances at the nexus of high-performance computing and genomics research. Though we have yet to identify cures for diseases such as cancer and AIDS, personalised treatments based on a patient’s molecular makeup — as opposed to a “one size fits all” approach — are optimising and extending lives...

Analyst Report States That BPaaS Is The Logical Evolution Of Cloud Services

Grazed from BizTech2. Author: Editorial Staff.

The potential impact of cloud on propositions of platform business process outsourcing (BPO) and business-process-as-a-service (BPaaS) has caused distinctions among the various propositions to become increasingly blurred, leading to confusion among buyers, according to global analyst firm, Ovum. In a new report, Ovum finds that the BPaaS concept appears to be a logical evolution of cloud services, in that standardised processes have been wrapped around software-as-a-service (SaaS) offering.

Thomas Reuner, Ovum Principal Analyst, IT Services and author of the report, commented, “In the narrower context of BPO, Ovum believes that BPaaS is a future vision that is not yet resonating with buying organisations. Most marketing messages are reminiscent of the early hype around cloud services.”...

Cloud Computing Is Redefining Micro-Learning In Five Revolutionary Ways

Grazed from CloudTweaks. Author: John Omwamba.

One of the great aspects of cloud computing is that it is quantifiable. It takes a challenge and accounts for it in hard figures. If it is software, one rents it and pays for the time he or she spends on it. If it is education, particularly, students come to know the time they spend in a remote learning environment will come back to them in the form of a certificate or degree. There are different ways in which the ubiquity and easy accessibility of otherwise expensive resources and data has affected micro-learning. Here are five such ways, beginning with the most quantifiable revolution.

Expanding the scope of class

One intriguing remark from a professor appeared online, recently, to the effect that he now reaches a hundred thousand learners in a single session, via the Internet, whereas it would take him two and a half lifetimes (each lifetime a 100 years) to teach such a multitude in his typical four hundred-strong physical lecture hall. This shows that with just a few resources that micro-learning places one’s way, it would be easy to extend boundaries and meet new challenges. It only requires a computer with a video teleconferencing icon, a few saving programs and back up, to appear on some remote student’s desktop in a later podcast, if not live...

HP Aims To Lead Shift To Enterprise Cloud

Grazed from CRN. Author: Jack McCarthy.

Hewlett-Packard (NYSE:HPQ) is aiming to capitalize on a coming cloud computing shift from delivering small, consumer-focused services to sustaining secure and reliable enterprise-scale workloads, HP's cloud chief said Wednesday.

"One of the challenges right now is getting to a true, open, scalable, integrated cloud, and an ecosystem around that for the enterprise," Biri Singh, senior vice president and general manager for HP Cloud Services, said in a keynote address Wednesday at the OpenStack Design Summit and Conference in San Diego...

Cost savings, efficiencies lead IT pros to cloud computing

Grazed from TechTarget. Author: Stephen J. Bigelow.

Few technologies have affected the IT industry as profoundly as cloud computing, which delivers computing as a service or utility. Part of cloud's appeal is clearly financial; it allows organizations to shed at least some of their expensive IT infrastructure and shift computing costs to more manageable operational expenses.

The cloud also eases much of the technological burden involved with IT systems support and maintenance, helping companies focus on the productive business use of their workloads rather than on underlying systems and software. Regardless of the motivation, business owners and data center managers are increasingly turning to cloud for vital computing services. This report examines key findings of a recent TechTarget survey about cloud adoption and services...