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)
Study from Mimecast Finds that Security and Integration Concerns are not
Preventing Enterprises' Cloud Computing Adoption
London - February 4, 2010 - Mimecast®, a holistic email management company
offering SaaS-based email archiving, continuity, security and policy control,
today announced the results of its Cloud Computing Adoption Survey, which
examined the perception and adoption of cloud computing solutions among 565
respondents responsible for managing their organization's IT operations and
budget across the U.S. and Canada in the Fall of 2009.
Data from the recently complet... (more)
President Obama's 2010 Budget (pp. 157-158) has highlighted cloud computing
as a key tool for improving innovation, efficiency and effectiveness in
" Cloud-computing is a convenient, on-demand model for network access to a
shared pool of configurable computing resources (e.g., networks, servers,
storage, applications, services) that can be rapidly provisioned and released
with minimal management effort or service provider interaction. The cloud
element of cloud-computing derives from a metaphor used for the Internet,
from the way it is often depicted in computer netw... (more)
Oracle Keynote at Cloud Expo
SYS-CON Events announced today that Oracle was named exclusive "Diamond
Sponsor" of Cloud Expo 2010.
Cloud Expo was announced on February 24, 2007, the day the term "cloud
computing" was coined. That same year, the first Cloud Expo took place in New
York City with 450 delegates.
Next April, Cloud Expo is returning to New York City with more than 5,000
delegates and over 100 sponsors and exhibitors.
An Exclusive Interview with Oracle's Richard Sarwal
"Cloud" has become synonymous with "computing" and "software" in two short
years. Cloud Expo is the n... (more)
Desktop Virtualization on Ulitzer
At the end of last year I made some predictions for how I think desktop
virtualization will develop in 2010. People who have listened to Brian
Madden TV's prediction show will have heard references to some of them and I
think the time is right to share the whole list with our broader readership.
I am interested in your thoughts too, feel free to comment whether you agree
1. The proof year for hosted virtual desktops
From talking to our numerous customers and partners around the world, we see
there is now general acceptance that the ... (more)
Despite our recent(ish) blog post bashing Microsoft’s cloud initiatives,
there’s a nugget of brilliance in “The Economics of The Cloud,” a
recent paper published by Rolf Harms and Michael Yamartino, head corporate
strategists at Microsoft. It’s a good paper, but the brilliance is in the
When cars emerged in the early 20th century, they were initially called
horseless carriages. Understandably, people were skeptical at first, and they
viewed the invention through the lens of the paradigm that had been dominant
for centuries: the horse and carriage. The first ... (more)