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All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Cloud Computing’

Taco Cloud Truly 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 that does little to make the Cloud matter in our everyday lives. Thankfully, somebody has heard that call and has …

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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 ability to provide secure content across multiple devices in education and government.” Stoneware is a privately held company that develops …

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Amazon Web Services 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 on the hourly rate for the instance. Now, customers will no longer have to worry as much about biting off …

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Google Adds Batch Queries, Excel Connector To BigQuery

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 there are important, non-interactive queries, such as nightly reports, that businesses also need to run,” says product manager Ju-kay Kwek. …

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Americans Think Cloud Computing Comes From Actual Clouds

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 some form of cloud storage and computing for consumers and businesses. Even though it’s everywhere, Americans still don’t really grasp …

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Amazon Glacier Launched For Cheap Data Archiving

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 with a pay-for-what-you-need model, and customers can store data for $.01 per gigabyte per month. The monthly bill is based …

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Google Cures Cancer With 600,000 Processor Cores [Google I/O]

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 bigger. At the Google I/O keynote today, the company announced Google Compute Engine. It’s App Engine on a massive scale. …

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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, but even giants can be vulnerable to severe competitive damage, and Amazon may soon have a big battle on its …

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Google: Google Apps Can Cut Organizations’ 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 up to 85.7 million metric tonnes of CO2 by 2020, simply by migrating to the cloud (which doesn’t necessarily mean …

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FAA Taps Microsoft Office 365 to Jump Into the Cloud

The Federal Aviation Administration is following in the footsteps of its fellow government agencies like the U.S. Department of Agriculture, the states of California and Nebraska, and the cities of New York and San Francisco by choosing Microsoft’s Office 365 to provide it with cloud-based email and other office tools. The FAA will be transferring a total of 80,000 employees …

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Buddy Media CEO Dispels Fear with Video on VSD

Yesterday, we brought you the news that enterprise cloud computing giant, Salesforce.com, intends to acquire Buddy Media. It’s great news for Michael Lazerow, chairman and co-founder of Buddy Media who will be on the receiving end of the near $690 million deal. Now we are hearing from Lazerow in a totally different capacity. In a very recent YouTube video of …

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Microsoft, Google Working on Competing Cloud Storage

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 scoop from GigaOM, word is both tech giants are hard at work on cloud storage services, and both are expected …

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