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Cloud computing; what is it? Ask US consumers

By : CIOL Bureau

While the term “cloud computing” is still confusing to many consumers, the activities that constitute cloud computing are being performed by the vast majority of consumers, finds market research firm The NPD Group

EMC adds new features to Symmetrix VMAX

By : CIOL Bureau

EMC introduces a new mainframe software, AutoSwap, which supports z/VM environments

Lightning knocks Amazon, Microsoft clouds offline

By : CIOL Bureau

The outage caused downtime for many users of Amazon’s EC2 as well as Microsoft’s BPOS platforms

Apple reveals iCloud storage pricing details

By : CIOL Bureau

iCloud can store music, photos, apps, calendars, documents, and can also wirelessly push them to Mac, iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch

Amazon rolls-out Virtual Private Cloud on AWS

By : CIOL Bureau

It will allow enterprises to launch Amazon VPC environments in the US East and West Coasts, Europe, Singapore, and Tokyo, and in multiple AWS Availability Zones within each Region

All game for the CloudEra with Cloud.com: Citrix

By : CIOL Bureau

Citrix has desktop, hypervisor and networking layers in place. The one piece missing is the orchestration layer and that is where we went out and bought Cloud.com, says Ravi Gururaj of Citrix

Nebula democratizes cloud, is now open to all

By : CIOL Bureau

Former NASA CTO launches start-up funded by Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers and Highland Capital Partners; assembles team from NASA, Google, Amazon and Microsoft

Dell unveils OpenStack-based IaaS cloud platform

By : CIOL Bureau

Dell OpenStack Cloud Solution integrates OpenStack cloud operating system, cloud-optimized Dell PowerEdge C servers, Dell-developed “Crowbar” OpenStack installer, and services from Dell and Rackspace Cloud Builders

Symform offers free 100GB cloud storage

By : CIOL Bureau

The Symform Storage Cloud is a decentralized cloud storage solution

Geometric deploys desktop virtualization

By : CIOL Bureau

Geometric says that it has been benifitted by an initial deployment of 250 desktops

Significant operational hurdles for telco cloud services

By : CIOL Bureau

Telcos face considerable challenges when it comes to supporting and selling cloud services

Telcos invest $8bn in cloud, but generate pennies

By : CIOL Bureau

Rush to own physical assets: eight out 10 investments involve data centres, finds Informa Telecoms & Media

Amazon S3 stores more than 449bn objects

By : CIOL Bureau

The number of objects stored in Amazon’s cloud was 262 billion objects in the fourth quarter of 2010

Acer to buy US cloud computing firm iGware

By : CIOL Bureau

Acer will also pay a further $75 million in a performance based payout

Desktop virtualisation poses risky problem for CIOs

By : CIOL Bureau

CIOs harbour concerns about the immaturity of the market and some are reticent to take the plunge for fear of purchasing the wrong solution for their enterprise

Capgemini signs deal with Microsoft

By : CIOL Bureau

The plan is to offer Windows Azure solutions across 22 countries

India Inc to take ‘private’ route to cloud: Study

By : CIOL Bureau

India’s cloud computing market will grow more than 10 times and touch $4.5 billion in 2015, from $400 million in 2011, says a new EMC-Zinnov study

EMC intros ProSphere cloud storage offering

By : CIOL Bureau

EMC ProSphere is designed to provide customers the ability to manage large, more disparate environments, while integrating virtualization and hybrid cloud computing models

Intel demos ‘Cloud-in-a-Box’ solution

By : CIOL Bureau

Is touted to be the ‘smallest data centre in the world’

VMware equips itself for cloud era with vSphere 5

By : CIOL Bureau

VMware also introduced VMware vSphere Storage Appliance