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HP announced today that it has purchased data storage company IBrix in a bid to expand its cloud computing capabilities. The two companies have been partners for several years, and HP believes the acquisition "further solidifies the company’s leadership in the emerging market of scale-out and high-performance computing storage, cloud storage, and fixed content archiving. This market is growing at a compound annual growth rate of 20 percent per year, which is faster than both the network-attached storage and total external storage markets."Translate that into English, and it reads: "We can store and retrieve your data remotely faster than you can locally, all for less than it would cost you to... Read more...
Later this month, LG Electronics plans to start selling flat screen monitors that can function as virtual computers. These monitors will help users save costs by allowing multiple users to run programs off of a single PC.The new LCD SmartVine N-series monitors will utilize embedded virtualization technology from U.S.-based NComputing. This technology is based on the idea that today’s computers are so powerful that many applications use only a small fraction of the computer’s capacity. NComputing’s virtualization enables many users to tap the unused capacity and share the computer as if each had their own machine.Because LG Electronics is embedding NComputing virtualization circuitry inside the... Read more...
Panda Security released the public beta of its Panda Cloud Antivirus today. The company claims this is the first free cloud-based antivirus thin-client. Panda Cloud Antivirus consists of a lightweight antivirus agent that is connected in real-time to PandaLabs’ Collective Intelligence servers. PandaLabs’ Collective Intelligence servers work to automate the malware protection cycle by collecting samples, analyzing, categorizing, creating detection and disinfection routines, and delivering protection to each node. The local portion of the Panda Cloud Antivirus requires about 50MB of hard drive space and consumes about 17MB of RAM. By the time Panda Cloud Antivirus exits the beta stage, Pedro Bustamante,... Read more...
Anyone paying close attention to the computing industry would realize that a few trends are picking up steam. Netbooks, smartphones and cloud computing -- and that's just to name a few. Cisco Systems, which definitely isn't immune to security breaches, is keying in on the latter one with a new network security lineup engineered to "help protect companies' Web-based software and services from attacks on their networks."More and more, companies and individuals alike are relying on "cloud computing," which is a fancy way of saying that they're retrieving software, files and other information from the Internet rather than locally. Cloud computing provides ample benefits for users; it cuts down on... Read more...
There’s been a lot of hype surrounding cloud computing lately. Considering all of the great things cloud computing claims to offer, there should be no surprise many of the big tech players are looking to get a piece of the puzzle. The trouble is these companies can’t seem to agree on cloud standards. Several companies are currently working together on a so-called "Open Cloud Manifesto." These companies plan to release a copy of the document on Monday. The purpose of the manifesto is to lay out the standards and practices that should be adhered to in the delivery of cloud computing environments. However, not all of the big tech players are involved in the writing of this manifesto. In the cloud... Read more...
While rumors of a Google online storage offering named GDrive continue to swirl, Yahoo! is abandoning its online storage service, Briefcase. A message on the Yahoo! Briefcase site warns users that they have until March 30th to move their files to a different provider. Yahoo! Briefcase will be closing on March 30, 2009. You must download or delete your files by March 30, 2009. After this date, you will not be able to access your Yahoo! Briefcase account and your files will be deleted. It's not a big loss (and we mean that not just because Yahoo! never expanded the service's storage capacity past 30 MB that's MB, not GB). Time seemed to have passed Yahoo! Briefcase by, with services such as DropBox... Read more...
Netbooks and nettop PCs are become increasingly popular, offering scaled-down computers as viable second PCs. Nearly everything about these new computer categories are scaled down: their size, their performance potential, their features, and their price. Part of the challenge some manufacturers face, however, is trying to find the right balance between keeping the system price down and designing a system that is robust enough to be able to run a full-blown operating system, such as Linux or Windows XP (some even run Windows Vista). Good OS might just have the answer to this challenge with its new, scaled-down operating system, "Cloud." Good OS is perhaps most well-known for its lightweight version... Read more...
Global Cloud Computing Customers, Partners Leverage Quad-Core AMD Opteron Processors to Increase Business Opportunities, Enhance Service Quality and Deliver Energy-Efficient Solutions- AMD Demonstrates Optimum Cloud Computing Platform at Microsoft PDC 2008 - LOS ANGELES, Calif. -- October 27, 2008 --AMD (NYSE: AMD) today announced that it is providing its Quad Core AMD Opteron processor for Windows Azure Compute Service, the cloud service operating system which is featured this week at PDC, as well as its selection as a key processor partner for cloud computing solutions by leading global web-based companies such as STRATO and DAUM Communications. Cloud Computing Environments (CCE) provide an... Read more...
IBM Opens Four Cloud Computing Centers to Meet Growing Demand in Emerging MarketsWorld's Largest Network of Cloud Computing Centers Brings Skills Closer to Clients and Opportunities ARMONK, NY - 24 Sep 2008: IBM (NYSE: IBM) today opened four new cloud computing centers in emerging markets. They are in Sao Paulo, Brazil; Bangalore, India; Seoul, Korea; and Hanoi, Vietnam, where there is an increasing demand for Internet-based computing models and skills to help companies compete in highly competitive environments. With previously opened centers in both emerging and mature markets, IBM now has 13 cloud computing centers, the world's largest network of expertise on cloud computing.At a time when... Read more...
IBM Invests Nearly $400 Million on Cloud Computing Centers in U.S. and Japan TOKYO and RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, NC - 01 Aug 2008: IBM (NYSE: IBM) today announced a massive expansion of its cloud computing capabilities, spending hundreds of millions of dollars to create two ultra-sophisticated delivery centers that will power the cloud-like computing model that the next era of computing will demand.Revolutionary Data Center in North Carolina IBM will spend $360 million to build its most sophisticated, state-of-the-art data center at its facility in Research Triangle Park (RTP), North Carolina. Built from the ground-up with IBM's New Enterprise Data Center design principles, the center will provide... Read more...
While there is no shortage of low-power, inexpensive, Linux-based desktop PCs on the market today, few seem to offer a compelling enough solution to make the modest investment worth it. Either the processing power is too little, storage capacity is too meager, or the operating system is too onerous for newbies. New kid on the block, CherryPal, however, might have figured out how to make the low-cost PC actually work right with its $249 CherryPal C100 Desktop "cloud computer."  As PC form factors go, it doesn't get much smaller than the C100's 1.3x5.8x4.2-inch (HxWxD) dimensions and 10-ounce weight. The unit is powered by a Freescale Semiconductor 400MHz mobileGT MPC5121e processor. (The... Read more...
You've probably heard the buzz-word "Cloud Computing" tossed around recently.  Cloud Computing is the next big thing in remote and distributed computing and is very much in fashion now for many industry bellwethers like IBM, Sun, Amazon, Google and storage giants like EMC.  You don't have to have a degree in IT to see it coming together.  If you've played around with Gmail or Google Docs, even as an end user, you've already seen the beginnings of something big, really big.  As with any budding new market however, there are a lot more questions than answers these days, perhaps because the possibilities are seemingly infinite.  Let's take a quick gander at... Read more...
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