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DALLAS, Aug. 21, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Amid the proliferation of real time data from sources such as mobile devices, web, social media, sensors, log files and transactional applications, Big Data has found a host of vertical market applications, ranging from fraud detection to R&D. Photo - http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140821/138541 "Big Data Market: 2014 – 2020 – Opportunities, Challenges, Strategies, Industry Verticals & Forecasts" Key Findings: In 2014 Big Data vendors will pocket nearly $30 Billion from hardware, software and professional services revenues Big Data investments are further expected to grow at a CAGR of nearly 17% over the next 6 years, eventually accounting for $76 Billion by the end of 2020 The market is ripe for acquisitions of pure-play Big Data startups, as competition heats up between IT incumbents Nearly every large scale IT ven... (more)

Intermedia.NET Offers Free Services for Corporate Companies Affected by Katrina

Intermedia.NET, a provider of Microsoft Exchange and web hosting solutions for SMBs, recently announced that it will provide assistance to organizations whose e-mail systems were affected by Hurricane Katrina. Intermedia.NET claims that all setup fees will be waived, and there will be no further obligation after this period. In addition to free hosting, it is also offering a free fax service. New York area code numbers which automatically forward incoming faxes to recipients as email attachments. These three offers will help businesses to resume and continue operations, claims the company. The offer applies to either shared or dedicated servers running Microsoft Exchange, the business e-mail server used most often by businesses in the US. Additionally, Intermedia.NET will also offer free dedicated or shared web hosting for any company that needs it, as well as its fax-t... (more)

Is Cloud Computing Subject Sour Grapes for Larry Ellison?

Larry Ellison recently unleashed a tub-thumping tirade against cloud computing covered by Ben Worthen (with further comments from Daya Baran, Giva Perry and Dan Farber) . Here is a quote from Larry: The interesting thing about cloud computing is that we've redefined cloud computing to include everything that we already do. I can't think of anything that isn't cloud computing... The computer industry is the only industry that is more fashion-driven than women's fashion. Now as usual with big whoppers told by people in fear of their checkbooks, Larry's rant has an element of truth. There is much cloud lipstick being sloshed on many a barnyard animal these days. But behind all the buzzwords, a basic shift is occuring - the wholesale outsourcing of core business applications. Yes, this is a return to timesharing, but this ain't your grandfather's timesharing. It is inte... (more)

Amazon's CTO to Keynote at SYS-CON's Cloud Computing Conference & Expo

SYS-CON Events announced today that Amazon CTO Dr. Werner Vogels will deliver the opening keynote at SYS-CON's Cloud Computing Conference & Expo (www.cloudcomputingexpo.com), which will take place November 19-21, at the Fairmont Hotel at the heart of Silicon Valley, in San Jose, California. The first International Cloud Computing Conference & Expo will be colocated with the 4th International Virtualization Conference & Expo (www.virtualizationconference.com).. Building the right infrastructure that can scale up or down at a moment's notice can be a complicated and expensive task, but it's essential in today's business landscape. This applies to an enterprise trying to cut-costs, a young business unexpectedly saturated with customer demand, or a start-up looking to launch. There are many challenges when building a reliable, flexible architecture that can manage unpre... (more)

Microsoft Rips Secret ‘Cloudnapping’ Manifesto

Microsoft has emitted a squeal of protest much like a stuck pig over a secret "Open Cloud Manifesto" that it says is quietly being handed around the industry seeking signoffs. It doesn't identify the author or authors of this manifesto but figures its supporters - one would guess organized by IBM given some recent whispers coming from its direction - are going to reveal themselves soon enough and is warning against them. See, apparently Microsoft wasn't asked to contribute to drafting the manifesto, which evidently lays down "principles and guidelines for interoperability in cloud computing." It says in a blog, "We were admittedly disappointed by the lack of openness in the development of the Cloud Manifesto." And apparently the manifesto is a take-it-or-leave-it proposition with no room for Microsoft to maneuver. It says "what we heard was that there was no desire to d... (more)

Is Azure a Microsoft Data Centers-only Thing?

Microsoft's unreleased Azure cloud is not meant for private on-premises hosting, the company said. It's strictly a Microsoft data centers-only thing supposedly because some of the new Azure widgetry Microsoft invents is bound to turn up in Windows Server - from which Azure derives anyway - as well as System Center. However, according to Mary-Jo Foley, who published an e-mail exchange with Windows Server product management director Julius Sinkevicius, it looks like an application issue. Applications developed for Azure will run on Window Server, but not all Windows Server apps will run on Azure and those that do need a lot of tweaking first. ... (more)

SLA for Microsoft Azure, When? -Microsoft's Response

Matt Rogers of Microsoft's Windows Azure Product Marketing team responded to the When Are We Going To Have an SLA for Microsoft Azure? article written by Alin Irimie. Here is Rogers' response. "Alin, the points you are making are very reasonable, and are largely due to being a service in Community Technology Preview (CTP) rather than a launched service.  Unfortunately some of your questions we are not able to answer while still in this mode, but will be resolved as we reach commercial availability later this year. 1) Is Windows Azure a .NET only platform?  No, we have committed to opening the platform to most programming languages over time, meaning you will be able to deploy it and run it in our cloud, and also access the services from outside the cloud as you describe above.  We took initial steps on this last month with the implementation of FastCGI and support f... (more)

Ex-AMD CEO, Like Top IBM Guy, Source of Insider Information: Reports

Hector Ruiz (pictured), then CEO of AMD, was the unidentified source of material information that the busted Galleon ring traded on, according to the Wall Street Journal and Bloomberg. He’s even higher up the totem pole than Robert Moffat, the head of IBM servers and storage who was arrested and charged on October 16 along with five other co-conspirators in what the government called the biggest case of insider trading involving a hedge fund in history. For days now the press corps has been leaning on their sources trying to prove the hypothesis that Ruiz was the uncharged AMD insider described by the government in its criminal and civil indictments as the executive who’s “been preaching this deal for so long,” meaning AMD’s spin-off of its fabs and frankly there weren’t too many of those – that’s where the hypothesis came from. The Wall Street Journal identified R... (more)

Cloud Expo Preview: Security, Residency, and Malevolence

Cloud Expo Opening Keynote Security will be one of the top-of-mind issues at Cloud Expo when it opens April 19 at the Javits Center in New York. Here are just three examples: 1. A session to be presented by Intel architect Charlton Barreto addresses the challenge of "building a more secure, trustworthy cloud." Register Today and Save $550 ! Explore Sponsorship Opportunities ! As he says, "Cloud computing allows companies to perform feats of computation that would otherwise have been impossible, or at least prohibitively expensive. However, cloud computing has generally lacked the security features typically required by small and medium-sized enterprises. Likewise, in using public clouds, IT cedes control over key security parameters to the service provider." Barreto's session promises to cover "technology advances, such as Trusted Boot Chains to enable or disable a... (more)

How to Market Cloud Computing Solutions

Cloud Expo Europe €550 Savings here! Cloud Expo West $800 Savings here! Got back Friday after a week in the East coast attending the Cloud Expo and meeting with customers/partners. I roamed around the exhibits and found one vendor area that was always packed - Microsoft.  Folks were attracted to the huge honking collection of hardware placed right in middle of their exhibit space. Now Microsoft is not a hardware vendor - but they seem to have partnered with others to bring this and show their might.  It also needed a special drop of electricity into the hall - 400V or so using a thick cable! Cloud computing is a collection of components that has to be delivered seamlessly - and customers notice.  Microsoft seems to know that and they did an excellent job in presenting their story - of course sharing their stage with a hardware partner - to deliver that message. Whi... (more)

Microsoft Opens Cloud Center

Microsoft has opened a Software and Services Excellence Center (SSEC) in Taiwan to created business opportunities in cloud computing for itself and its 100-odd local hardware friends. The thing is supposed to result in next-generation connected devices and cloud data centers. Microsoft said it will license its patents and share its software development expertise with academic and R&D institutes in Taiwan. Early cooperation with Quanta and Delta Electronics is supposed to have already resulted in a new generation of otherwise undescribed cloud servers and the first prototypes are supposed to be deployed at the SSEC later this year. Microsoft is also supposed to share its own data center expertise to help hardware manufacturers build container solutions in support of cloud computing. ... (more)

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