Virtualization Expo on Ulitzer
Virtualization cuts across just about all that you might find in the today's
data center: to one degree or another, clients, servers, applications,
storage systems, data networks, and security can all now be virtualized. .
By compressing multiple workloads onto a single physical server,
Virtualization enables data centers to save tremendous amounts of money on
hardware, power, cooling and floor space.
For small and midsized enterprises, Virtualization can also help data centers
tap into levels of fault tolerance previously enjoyed only by huge
And chief executives are discovering that Virtualization has the potential
not only to improve the balance sheet, but also to strengthen competitive
advantage and put a shine on the corporate brand.
Designing and managing IT environments independently from physical
limitations is... (more)
Microsoft has now two tricks in the Cloud, PaaS and IaaS. Not satisfied with
just being a PaaS vendor Microsoft began to sell IaaS as well. Two years
after breaking into the clouds with Windows Azure Microsoft wants now to
challenge the IaaS leader, Amazon.com.
Amazon.com has matured and Microsoft is a relatively new comer, but Microsoft
has deep pockets and a solid record in PaaS and it will be an interesting
development to watch.
How did this Microsoft getting into IaaS happen? Microsoft broadened its
cloud repertoire with persistent virtual machines; virtual networking and
support for Linux instances. In days to come we will hear more about it. Read
the breaking news on Redmondmag.com (July 2012, Page 2).
In my book on SQL Azure (December 2010, I had noted the following information
(excerpt from Chapter 1) I had gathered for Amazon.com and Microsoft:
Amazon Web Serv... (more)
LOS ANGELES, Aug. 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- SADA Systems, a global leader in
providing cloud computing and strategic IT solutions, today announced that
Inc. magazine has ranked SADA Systems NO. 1506 on its 33rd annual Inc.
500|5000, an exclusive ranking of the nation's fastest-growing private
companies. The list represents the most comprehensive look at the most
important segment of the economy—America's independent entrepreneurs.
Companies such as Yelp, Pandora, Timberland, Dell, Domino's Pizza, LinkedIn,
Zillow and many other well-known names gained early exposure as members of
the Inc. 500|5000.
SADA Systems makes the Inc. 500|5000 for the 7th year, reporting a 3-year
growth of 285% while adding 59 new positions over the course of those 3
years. SADA Systems' increased its revenue from $7.3 million in 2010 to $28.4
million in 2013. This growth can be directly att... (more)
Yes. That's what I said! A recent EDL Consulting article cites the rising
popularity of smartphones and other advanced mobile devices as the driving
force behind a skyrocketing mobile cloud computing market.
According to ABI Research, the current figure for mobile cloud computing
subscribers worldwide in 2008 was 42.8 million, representing 1.1 percent of
all mobile subscribers. The 2014 figure of 998 million will represent almost
19 percent of all mobile subscribers. They also predicted that business
productivity applications will take the lead in mobile cloud computing
applications, including collaborative document sharing, scheduling, and sales
"The major platform-as-a-service providers - Force.com, Google and Amazon -
are expected to start "aggressively" marketing their mobile capabilities
starting in 2010. An earlier study from ABI Research repor... (more)
While acknowledging that lots of work is currently being done to
differentiate and integrate private and public cloud solutions, Microsoft
Architect David Chou believes that Infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS) is the
area of Cloud Computing that will make its impact most noticeably in 2010 -
especially for startups, and small-medium sized businesses.
In this quickfire mini-interview with SYS-CON's Cloud Computing Journal, in
the run-up to November's Cloud Computing Expo in Santa Clara, CA, Chou also
mentions who he deems to be the Top Five Companies in the Cloud as at Fall
2009. One of the five he chooses, hardly surprisingly, begins with M.
Here are the quickfire questions asked and answered during the brief
Cloud Computing Journal: Who in your view are the Top Five Companies in the
Cloud as at Fall 2009?
David Chou: Amazon, Google, Salesforce, VMWare, and Mi... (more)
WOODCLIFF LAKE, NJ -- (Marketwire) -- 10/30/09 -- SYS-CON Events announced
today that the 5th International Cloud Computing Conference & Expo will
take place April 19-20-21, 2010, at the Jacob Javits Convention Center in New
The International Cloud Computing Conference & Expo series is the world's
leading Cloud-focused event and is held three times a year, in New York,
Silicon Valley and in Europe. Over 200 corporate sponsors and 10,000 industry
professionals have participated in Cloud Computing Expo since its inception,
more than all other Cloud-related events put together.
The three-day event will offer a rich array of sessions led by exceptional
speakers about the business and technical value of cloud computing with more
than 80 sponsors and exhibitors on the 70,000 sq. ft. show floor and over
5,000 estimated delegates from well over 48 different cou... (more)
Cloud Expo New York
A cloud spot market allows commercial cloud service providers the ability to
announce surplus or idle processing and storage capacity to a cloud exchange.
The exchange allows buyers to locate available cloud processing capacity,
negotiate prices (within milliseconds), and deliver the commodity to
Cloud processing and storage spot markets can be privately operated,
controlled by industry organizations, or potentially government agencies.
Spot markets frequently attract speculators, as cloud capacity prices are
known to the public immediately as transactions occur.
The 2010 cloud spot market allows commercial cloud service providers to
support both franchise (dedicated service level agreement) customers, as well
as on-demand customers to participate in a spot market that allows customers
to automatically move their applications... (more)
New-Media on Ulitzer
This year we have seen almost every company, every blogger and his duck,
feverishly posting their "annual predictions" before the December 31
deadline, as if there is such a deadline, and as if anyone cares about what
they think in most cases.
This is followed by a dozen or so 'paid' predictions news
releases every day by companies who are pushing their "wish lists from
2010" as "predictions" and hoping that they come true.
If you do a quick Google search on "2010 predictions" you will land on a
predictions potpourri of more than 5,000 stories (the last time I looked).
I especially enjoyed Fly Fishing Predictions for 2010, Identity Theft 2010
Predictions, The 2010 NFL Mock Draft Predictions, and Plastic Surgery
Predictions for 2010.
You even have the predictions of the "magazine industry" here. What magazine
industry? I didn't know dinosaurs ma... (more)
SAN MATEO, Calif., March 19, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- NetSuite Inc. (NYSE: N),
the industry's leading provider of cloud-based financials / ERP software
suites, today announced that four leading manufacturers have replaced their
legacy, on-premise software with NetSuite to power their key manufacturing
and business operations, demonstrating NetSuite's significant momentum in
this important vertical. Anisa International, Flogistix, PrimaLoft® and
Viridis Energy are gaining the efficiency, visibility and scalability needed
for growth without the pain, inefficiency, and expense of on-premise, legacy
tools. These companies join the ranks of manufacturers like GoPro, Jawbone,
RedBuilt and Speck, who are running their business on one, integrated
cloud-based suite. The continued growth of NetSuite's manufacturing customer
base is further proof that manufacturers are migrating t... (more)
People often ask me where I believe the biggest opportunities for Cloud
Computing currently are, at first I thought they were asking about the
technical particulars like public clouds, platforms etc, but recently I've
come to realize it isn't so much the technology as much as where the
technology is being adopted that is important. Really what they're asking me
is where is the money? I'm here today to tell you, it's in Asia.
One of the more interesting side effects of creating the CloudCamp series of
events around the globe has been as a market research vehicle. As interest in
Cloud Computing increases in various geographic regions, so does the interest
in folks on the ground who want to help organize local CloudCamp events. This
network of local organizers has become an invaluable resource into new
markets. These events have also done a tremendous job of forecasting ... (more)
CloudFront Session at Cloud Expo
Cloud Computing Expo - Amazon Web Services announced, on Wednesday, streaming
media delivery for Amazon CloudFront, the content delivery service from AWS.
This new feature enables streaming delivery of audio and video content,
providing an alternative to progressive download where end users download a
full media file.
Amazon CloudFront streams content from a worldwide network of 14 edge
locations, ensuring low latencies and providing cost-effective delivery. Like
all Amazon Web Services, Amazon CloudFront requires no up-front investment,
minimum fees or long-term contracts, and customers only pay for what they
use. To learn more about Amazon CloudFront and to start streaming content,
“Many customers have told us that an on-demand streaming media service with
low latency, high performance and r... (more)