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At a conference in London on Wednesday, Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer told attendees that Microsoft later this month will show off its new development environment for Internet-based applications dubbed "Windows Cloud."Now, it was already expected that Microsoft would show its cloud-based developer platform at the Professional Developer's Conference (PDC) toward the end of the month. However, the terminology, "Windows Cloud," hadn't been used before. Windows Cloud is a separate project from Windows 7, and is an OS targeted at those developing for cloud computing. Ballmer was pretty close-mouthed about it, saying he didn't want to ruin the announcement. What he was clear on was that Microsoft doesn't... 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...
If an Apple patent application that started making the rounds yesterday is any indication, a future version of the iPod or iPhone might be able to remotely access the entire iTunes media library sitting on your computer at home via a Wi-Fi or wireless telephone connection. Instead of having to carefully pick and choose what subset of your media you will carry with you on your device (because of its limited storage capacity), you'll have instant access to all of your media--that is, assuming your device has an active Internet connection and you remembered to leave your computer on. Before we dive into the details, here is the high-level description of the technology as it appears in the Abstract... 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...
If you have any doubt that cloud computing is the next wave of remote and distributing computing and is poised to make major inroads into both the enterprise and consumer markets, then don't tell HP, Intel, or Yahoo!--who all just joined together in an initiative to create a "global, multi-data center, open source test bed for the advancement of cloud computing research and education." "The HP, Intel and Yahoo! Cloud Computing Test Bed will provide a globally distributed, Internet-scale testing environment designed to encourage research on the software, data center management and hardware issues associated with cloud computing at a larger scale than ever before. The initiative will also support... 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...
Ever lose your saved games? Frustrating, right? On Thursday Valve Software announced a solution, the Steam Cloud.  It will be an an upcoming update to their Steam download service and it will not only store saved games, but also graphics settings, and key binding in the "cloud," or server-side.The biggest news is that game-generated data will now be stored with your Steam accounts in Valve servers. This includes game profiles, configuration settings, and even savegames! Valve will first be rolling this feature out to existing games like the Half-Life franchise, TF2, Counter-Strike. Left4Dead will be the first new game to remotely save your progress.This system will be completely transparent... Read more...
HP has joined the burgeoning ranks of those offering online storage and backup in the cloud as it announces Upline.  Funny thing is, that term always makes us think of Amway, not storage.If it feels like the online storage and file sharing market is getting a little crowded, that's because it is. Just in the past few weeks, we've seen services such as Dropbox, AOL's Xdrive Desktop, Windows SkyDrive, and more, come into the market.Now HP is dropping its hat into the ring, with HP Upline. HP Upline offers unlimited storage for as low as $59 per year. Features of Upline include:    * Automatic Backup    * 1-click restore    * Access from anywhere   ... Read more...
Everex is planning to offer a competitor to Asus' nifty EEE PC. The "Cloudbook" UMPC (ultra-mobile PC) will be available in early 2008. All you open source fans out there will be interested to hear it will ship with the gOS Google Apps optimized Linux distro.  Like the EEE PC, the Cloudbook will use a 7-inch WVGA (800x480) LCD display, along with an identical keyboard, albeit in a different color, our source close to the company said. That's where the similarities end, though. The EEE PC uses a 900MHz Celeron processor, whereas Cloudbook will use a Via C7 ULV (ultra-low voltage), clocked at 1.2GHz. And, instead of the EEE PC's 4GB SSD (solid-state disk), the Cloudbook will pack in a 30GB... Read more...
SteelCloud Announces New Server Technology HERNDON, Va., March 28 -- SteelCloud, Inc. a leading supplier of turnkey appliance servers, network security and infrastructure solutions, and professional IT services today announced it is expanding its rack-mounted and blade server lines to include the new Dual-Core Intel(R) Xeon(TM) processor LV, code-named "Sossaman." The new processor is built on Intel's 65 nanometer technology and only dissipates 31 watts -- a 70% decrease over previous generations. The new servers are targeted for organizations seeking deployments requiring high compute density, better performance per watt and lower operating costs. READ MORE...... Read more...
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