Microsoft is rolling out Windows Azure Infrastructure Services after more than 9 months of testing
Peter Azzopardi's insight:
It is not surprising to see the wise guys at Redmond manoeuvring to get into the game early. A repeat of their smartphone failure in this industry would place the company in an extremely difficult position.
Defenders of enterprise computing are in for a rude awakening. Mobile, media and marketing applications are poised to flock to the cloud, which is far better suited to handle load variability, latency and change management.
Guest post written by Antonio Piraino Antonio Piraino is chief technology officer at ScienceLogic, a provider of data center and cloud management software. Antonio Piraino The cloud has become a well-used buzzword, but for good reason.
By 2016, there will be fewer data centers but those that are built will be much bigger, according to IDC research. Cedexis launches tool to help AWS customers route computing loads around Amazon EC2 regions to mitigate service problems.
Nasdaq OMX (NASDAQ: NDAQ ) has announced FinQloud, a new data management offering designed exclusively for the financial services industry.
FinQloud will be powered by Amazon (NASDAQ: AMZN ) Web Services, the firm's massive cloud computing division. FinQloud has been describedas a platform for financial services applications that "provides efficient management and storage of financial data that helps market participants streamline operations and meet regulatory compliance requirements without making costly capital expenditures for their underlying infrastructure." The platform will combine Amazon Web Services' cloud infrastructure with Nasdaq OMX's experience "in providing technology and advisory services to exchanges, regulators and broker-dealers that operate within a complex global regulatory framework."
With an evolving environment, learn how the HP Cloud System and Converged Infrastructure can help you deliver a more power cloud computing environment.
Peter Azzopardi's insight:
A white paper that discusses HP's vision for a cloud system that integrates and unifies the control and delivery of cloud services, whether their provenance is your data centre or an external source such as HP's own Cloud Services or even AWS.
I recently spent 11 days in Beijing meeting lots of companies trying to make it in cloud computing and big data. Here are seven with which I had a chance to sit down and learn about their businesses and how to sell cloud computing in China.
Over the last few years, Amazon Web Services (AWS) has emerged as one of the most popular cloud infrastructure solutions out there, managing an unusual feat for those of its ilk by appealing equally to both early stage startups and enterprise.