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Microsoft, Google Working on Competing Cloud Storage Microsoft, Google Working on Competing Cloud Storage
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Will Amazon’s popular EC2 cloud soon be facing competition from Google and Microsoft? If reports are true, Amazon’s position as the preferred cloud storage facility for a number of web properties, including WebProNews, could be directly threatened. Thanks to a …

IBM: New Software Helps Enterprises with Mobile & Cloud Computing IBM: New Software Helps Enterprises with Mobile & Cloud Computing
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During the recent IBM Impact 2012 Conference, the company made several announcements. Among them were the company’s introductions of new software systems primarily focused on mobile and cloud computing.

Google is all About the Cloud: Going Google Google is all About the Cloud: Going Google

Google wants to let everybody know, they are all about the cloud and cloud computing. To them it means bringing people together and never having to hit save or manage traditional software. Just last week they introduced their new Google …

App Engine 1.6.5 Released, Brings New Datastore Features App Engine 1.6.5 Released, Brings New Datastore Features

Many businesses and developers rely on Google’s App Engine to deliver their content to the Web. It’s a good thing then that Google is not being lazy with constant updates being made to the platform. Yesterday marked the release of …

DropMyEmail Garners 500K Users in 8 Weeks DropMyEmail Garners 500K Users in 8 Weeks

Since its inception on March 1st, e-mail backup platform DropMyEmail has seen 520,000 users sign up, a substantial level of growth for a new startup. The DropMyEmail freemium service basically copies existing user IMAP and POP3 email accounts and stores …

Rackspace Announces New Cloud Services Rackspace Announces New Cloud Services

Rackspace announced today that is has launched new cloud services. It is calling its new cloud capabilities the “world’s first large-scale, production ready next generation cloud.” The services are built on Rackspace’s OpenStack open-source cloud platform and backed by their …

Netflix Making Its Cloud Software Open Source Netflix Making Its Cloud Software Open Source

Whether it be for education, help with programming or just out of good will, a lot of companies are now putting their software up as open source. This allows developers to poke and prod at the source code to find …

IBM Introduces PureSystems IT Soulution IBM Introduces PureSystems IT Soulution

IBM has invested millions in R&D and acquisitions in an effort to streamline and add value to IT solutions over the past decade or so. Today they have announced a new category of “expert integrated systems” which promises to revolutionize …

iBuildApp Releases Beta API For Developers iBuildApp Releases Beta API For Developers

iBuildApp, a service that allows users to create their own custom mobile apps without any kind of coding know how, has now released their API for those who have the coding know how. The API is currently in open beta, …

Cloud Usage Surging Among Small, Midsize Businesses Cloud Usage Surging Among Small, Midsize Businesses
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New research from Microsoft took a look at how small and midsize businesses are utilizing cloud computing services and found that SMBs are expanding their reach and opportunities in new ways thanks to the cloud. So many more SMBs are …

BigQuery: Google’s Data Analysis Platform BigQuery: Google’s Data Analysis Platform

Let’s say you’re with a company that analyzes thousands of terabytes as part of its business. You can either build a giant data farm to sift all of the data, or you can, well, all you can really do is …

Seagate Drives Hit 1 Terabit Per Square Inch Seagate Drives Hit 1 Terabit Per Square Inch

Seagate has unveiled the first terabit-per-square-inch hard drive, essentially doubling the typical areal density of modern hard disks. First off, this will result in 6TB 3.5-inch desktop drives, and 2TB 2.5-inch laptop drives – but Seagate expects to expand to …

HP Planning Amazon Web Service Competitor HP Planning Amazon Web Service Competitor
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Hewlett-Packard is preparing to launch a cloud computing platform that will compete directly with Amazon Web Services. The project, which which will be more business-oriented than AWS, is expected to launch by May, according to the HP executive in charge …

Cloud Computing Emerging As A Coveted Business Model Cloud Computing Emerging As A Coveted Business Model

The budding surge of cloud computing in businesses is only just beginning, according to a study released today by IBM. Over the next three years, the study found, the number of businesses that will adopt cloud computing is expected to …

Cloud Computing: The Pros and Cons Cloud Computing: The Pros and Cons

Computer engineers writing in the International Journal of Communication Networks and Distributed Systems have reviewed the research literature to get a clear picture of cloud computing, its adoption, use and the security issues it faces. Cloud computing is the use …

Cloud Computing To Create 14 Million New Jobs By 2015 Cloud Computing To Create 14 Million New Jobs By 2015

According to a new study by IDC, the growth of cloud computing is on track to create nearly 14 million new jobs globally by 2015. IDC’s research, which was commissioned by Microsoft, predicts revenues from cloud innovation could reach $1.1 …

Interview: How New Startup Nicira Could Change the Future of Networking Interview: How New Startup Nicira Could Change the Future of Networking
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Cloud computing is a topic that we’ve heard more and more about in recent years. The concept is truly incredible and has given businesses much more flexibility as well as a means for saving money.

Zynga Changes The Game On Cloud Computing Zynga Changes The Game On Cloud Computing

While Zynga’s games may look simplistic, there’s a lot of power and technology behind their games. Zynga detailed the evolution of their zCloud servers that host all of their games yesterday. It’s a fascinating look at the technology behind the …

Capitol Records Denied Injunction In Cloud Case Capitol Records Denied Injunction In Cloud Case

Capitol Records (EMI) was denied a motion request for a preliminary injunction in the U.S. District Court in New York on February 8. ReDigi, an online marketplace for pre-owned digital music and revolutionary cloud service technology that verifies the legitimacy …

Microsoft Enables Online Voting For Overseas Citizens Microsoft Enables Online Voting For Overseas Citizens

It was only a matter of time, but citizens in some states are getting the chance to vote via the Internet. LiveBallot, based on Microsoft’s Windows Azure cloud computing system and developed by Democracy Live, allows voters who are overseas …

Chromebook Ad: You Can’t Protect Your Chromebook From Aliens Chromebook Ad: You Can’t Protect Your Chromebook From Aliens
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Google has put out a new ad for its Chromebooks – the Chrome OS-based computers, which essentially rely on Google’s cloud for all storage purposes. The ad highlights this point, claiming that you can’t keep anything safe from aliens, including …