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Cisco Announces Metacloud Acquisition Plans

Cisco Announces Metacloud Acquisition Plans

By Chris Crum September 17, 2014

Cisco just announced that it intends to acquire private cloud company Metacloud to accelerate its own “intercloud” strategy. Metacloud says the deal will not affect users’ environments, and that it already has account reps reaching out to customers to answer …

Mozilla, OTOY And Autodesk Introduce ORBX.js Mozilla, OTOY And Autodesk Introduce ORBX.js

In 2010, OnLive introduced a revolutionary idea – leverage the power of the cloud to stream PC games to any PC regardless of its specs. Now a number of Web companies are taking that idea even further with a new …

This Is How The Cloud Makes Xbox One Games Better This Is How The Cloud Makes Xbox One Games Better

Cloud computing isn’t the mystical magic power that some make it out to be. It’s not going to make your games suddenly look better, or in the case of Sim City, play better. It will, however, be beneficial to the …

U.S.-Based Tech Firms May Lose Big Due To PRISM U.S.-Based Tech Firms May Lose Big Due To PRISM
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Cloud computing and storage is a multi-billion dollar business. Companies all over the world turn to Google, Microsoft and others to process and store their sensitive data. Corporate privacy policies ensure that this data remains secret, but that might not …

The Pirate Bay Moves To The Cloud The Pirate Bay Moves To The Cloud
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The Pirate Bay faithful were worried a few weeks ago when the torrent tracker went offline for two days. The folks running the show said it was a power outage that took longer than they had hoped to replace. The …

Microsoft Buys CiS Solutions Provider StorSimple Microsoft Buys CiS Solutions Provider StorSimple

Microsoft is acquiring Cloud-integrated Storage (CiS) solutions provider StorSimple. Microsoft says the pick-up will advance its Cloud OS vision and help customers embrace hybrid cloud computing more efficiently. ‚ÄúCustomers faced with explosive growth in data are looking to the cloud …

Amazon Web Services Nabs Public Sector Contracts Amazon Web Services Nabs Public Sector Contracts

Amazon, Google and other cloud storage companies have found great success in the private sector by offering storage solutions to consumers and companies alike. Negotiating contracts with the public sector is an entirely different beast altogether, but Amazon has emerged …

Windows Azure SQL Database Gets New Features Windows Azure SQL Database Gets New Features

Microsoft has been very aggressive over the past year with its Windows Azure service. The cloud computing platform has been positioned as a worthy competitor to Google’s App Engine service, and Microsoft continually provides new updates to it. The latest …

Taco Cloud Is The Future Of Computing Taco Cloud Is The Future Of Computing

It was revealed recently that a lot of Americans don’t truly grasp what the Cloud is yet. In fact, some of them even believe that it can be disrupted by stormy weather. I blame the ignorance on a tech sector …

Lenovo Acquires Cloud Computing Company Stoneware Lenovo Acquires Cloud Computing Company Stoneware

Lenovo announced today that it has acquired cloud computing services company Stoneware Inc. Lenovo states that cloud computing solutions are now a key component of its product portfolio. The company expects the acquisition to speed along its offerings, particularly “the …

AWS Opens Reserved Instance Resale Market AWS Opens Reserved Instance Resale Market

Amazon Web Services (AWS), Amazon’s cloud computing solutions provider, today announced the launch of its Reserved Instance Marketplace. Amazon’s Reserved Instances allow businesses to pay a one-time fee to reserve computing capacity for a specified term and receive a discount …

Google BigQuery Gets Two New Features Google BigQuery Gets Two New Features

Google announced today that it has added a couple of new features to BigQuery, its Big Data analysis service. It now supports batch queries, and has a connector for Excel. “While BigQuery specializes in getting insights quickly, we understand that …

Americans Display Their Ignorance Towards The Cloud Americans Display Their Ignorance Towards The Cloud
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Cloud computing has been on the minds of everybody in the tech industry for the past few years. The infrastructure has been slowly growing, but 2012 has seen tremendous growth in the sector. All the major tech companies now offer …

Amazon Glacier Launched For Cheap Data Archiving Amazon Glacier Launched For Cheap Data Archiving
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Amazon has launched a new low-cost storage service called Amazon Glacier. The company says it’s optimized for data that is infrequently accessed, and for which retrieval times of several hours are suitable, in order to keep costs low. Glacier comes …

Google Announces Compute Engine For Cloud Computing Google Announces Compute Engine For Cloud Computing

You may be familiar with Google’s App Engine, a service that allows developers to host their apps on the cloud and take advantage of Google’s processing power to service thousands of users. Well, App Engine just got bigger – way …

Is Google About To Maim Amazon Cloud? Is Google About To Maim Amazon Cloud?

I don’t like to use the word “kill,” when it comes to tech competition. Rarely does one product actually come out and kill its competitor. That goes especially for when the competitor is a market leader, and an Internet giant, …

Google: Cloud Can Cut Organization's Energy By 85% Google: Cloud Can Cut Organization's Energy By 85%

Google claims that organizations can achieve energy savings of 65% to 85% by migrating to Google Apps. The company, citing numbers from a Carbon Disclosure Project study, says companies with over $1 billion in revenues could save $12.3 billion and …