Showing posts with label Cloud Computing. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Cloud Computing. Show all posts


Benefits Of Cloud Computing [Infographic]

Posted By: Poketors - January 19, 2017
Cloud Computing has been booming day by day and this technology has been adopted by Amazon, Google, Salesforce, IBM and many more companies. People prefer because it is available anywhere, anytime access to data. SaaS is totally a new concept which was introduced on cloud services. SaaS stands for Software As A Service. Instead of using software from desktop or server, use the third party software via this service on cloud platform. Following infographic explains what are the advantages of cloud computing and the concept of SaaS precisely.

Benefits Of Cloud Computing [Infographic]

By making the right choices for your cloud computing technology you stand to benefit from improvements in profitability, improved time to decision, improvements in complete and on-time delivery and reduction in downtime.

Source: TSG


Microsoft Suggests Cloud Computing At WPC

Posted By: Arin Dey - July 15, 2014
Once Microsoft was not interested to suggest companies, customers and partners to get on the cloud but now they are suggesting that.  The software giant's message delivered Monday at the first day of the week-long Worldwide Partner Conference.

Microsoft Suggests Cloud Computing At WPC

Kevin Turner, chief operating officer of Microsoft told that “We’re well into [a mobile-first, cloud-first world], not at the beginning."

Information Week reported that WPC attendees were given a lot of information and they thanked to executive vice-president Scott Guthrie. He threw “a slew of stats” at people including the fact 57 per cent of Fortune 500 companies use Azure. Microsoft Azure serves more than 300 million users and the software giant generate more than 13 billion authentication requests each week.

Phil Sorgen, corporate vice-president at Worldwide Partner Conference wrote in his blog Microsoft is easing the transition for partners to ensure they come on to the cloud and embrace it. He also added "Another way we are helping partners transition to the cloud is by providing the tools and resources to get started on our new cloud services. Today we’re announcing Azure Machine Learning University, a portfolio of online self-service learning assets designed to get partners started with Azure ML. Machine Learning University will provide partners with an overview of Azure ML, and walk through the data science life cycle from importing data to building predictive models and deploying in production.”

Microsoft has always kept their commitment and it will definitely show how it is more valuable, less expensive for partners. They are encouraging people to join Microsoft in embracing the “mobile-first, cloud first world.” Lets see how it takes on other cloud computing services.


Toyota, Panasonic Introduces Cloud-based Mobile Technology

Posted By: Arin Dey - June 12, 2014
Toyota and Panasonic have developed a cloud based interface which will enable apps to be used to check in at home and operate a handful of appliances remotely as reported in The Toronto Star.

Toyota, Panasonic Introduces Cloud-based Mobile Technology

This technology has been under process since a year. It will be available later this year. Toyota is expected to fully unveil the technology at the Smart Community Japan 2014 exhibition in Tokyo.

Toyota explained in a press release that “In the future, the two companies will continue to leverage their respective strengths and work towards smarter mobility where people, cars, homes, and communities are linked through cloud-based services,” 

In another source, Autonet which says“In theory, while you’re away from home you could record a favourite TV show, cook a meal in the microwave and time the air conditioning to cool the house to the ideal temperature upon your return. Nothing to do then but chow down in comfort in front of the TV (a Panasonic home theatre system, of course)."


Amazon Announces New WorkSpaces For Businesses

Posted By: Arin Dey - March 30, 2014
Amazon announced Wednesday it’s new WorkSpaces is available for businesses usage. There will be series of testing after this announcement.

Amazon WorkSpaces enables users to work from the cloud by connecting them to their virtual desktop. This cloud services works for PC, Mac, iPad and Android tablets. So users can access all of their applications whether they are in the office or outside or at home.

Peet’s Coffee & Tea, California-based company is one of 10,000 that signed up for the service.

They posted in their blog post about the Amazon's new service which is very much useful and flexible to use.

The post stated that “In order to support our growth, we had been looking at options to scale and support mobility of our desktop deployment across all channels including retail and corporate with cost reduction in hardware, software, and operational work. With Amazon WorkSpaces we will be able to reduce downtime, operational efforts, and our data center size, while achieving significant cost savings, getting the scalability and performance needed in alignment with compliance and security goals, and providing seamless experience to our employees.”

When it comes to cloud computing, the company Amazon has grown over the past few years massively. Lets hope this new service brings better user experience.

IBM Will Invest $1.2B Into Data Centers In 2014

Posted By: Arin Dey - January 19, 2014
IBM is now concentrating on its cloud space and willing to spend more than $1.2 billion this year to grow its global cloud footprint.

Senior vice-president of IBM Global Technology Services Erich Clementi said "IBM is continuing to invest in high growth areas. Last year, IBM made a big investment adding the $2 billion acquisition of SoftLayer to its existing high value cloud portfolio. Today’s announcement is another major step in driving a global expansion of IBM’s cloud footprint and helping clients drive transformation.”

This new cloud investments will provide business clients with the ability to place and control their data globally. IBM already spent around $2 billion to acquire SoftLayer Technologies Inc. which was the world’s largest privately held cloud computing infrastructure provider which obviously helped IBM in scoring better to compete with Amazon Web Services (AWS) and other cloud providers.

IBM started the cloud computing arena in 2007 and has spent more than $7 billion snapping up 15 smaller companies. After the acquisition, IBM’s data center count sat at 23. By the end of 2014, the company will have doubled that amount.


Microsoft Acquires Parature For $100M

Posted By: Poketors - January 08, 2014
Microsoft has acquired Cloud Customer Service Firm Parature Inc. in a bid to make Microsoft Dynamics’ vision of “helping organizations deliver amazing customer experiences” into effect in real.

Though the terms are not disclosed yet but it is being reported the purchase is costing $100 million.

Tricia Morris in a Parature blog post mentioned that “It all adds up. Microsoft + Parature = Amazing. We’re very excited to share this news with you as we head into the New Year. This acquisition will add world-class customer care capabilities to further accelerate Microsoft Dynamics’ vision to help organizations deliver amazing customer experiences, and bring together two companies dedicated to customer care and innovation.”

Microsoft declared that it will continue to offer Parature services and support all new and existing customers. Parature has 70 million users worldwide that include more than 500 well-known brands, including, the United States Environmental Protection Agency, IBM, Saba Software Inc., Tagged Inc. and Threadless.

Microsoft Dynamics CRM corporate vice-president Bob Stutz mentioned “Customers are more connected and better informed than ever before. Organizations are looking for business solutions that can strengthen their ability to connect with customers on their own terms, using whatever device and whatever channel they prefer. Parature is a perfect fit for every business and will enable us to offer customers one of the best cloud-based solutions for customer self-service. This is a compelling combination for organizations committed to delivering the best service experience that consistently exceeds their customers’ expectations.”


How Cloud Services Help Business [Infographic]

Posted By: Poketors - October 12, 2013
Since several years Cloud Services have been helping small, mid and large businesses and it is still growing.

How Cloud Services Help Business [Infographic]

Here is an infographic which shows the how the cloud is disrupting the business landscape and the booming market for it.

Source : NowSourcing


Cloud Computing Boosts Businesses [Infographic]

Posted By: Poketors - September 24, 2013
With cloud computing, you eliminate those headaches because you’re not managing hardware and software—that’s the responsibility of an experienced vendor like The shared infrastructure means it works like a utility: You only pay for what you need, upgrades are automatic, and scaling up or down is easy.
Cloud Computing Boosts Businesses [Infographic]
Cloud Computing has been adopted by businesses and it boosts improvements in IT performance. The below infographic which describes how the cloud computing technology changes the way of business.

Source: Standfordkaystudio

How Much The Cloud Has Grown [Infographic]

Posted By: Poketors - September 17, 2013
Gradually the cloud computing technology is spreading over business organizations for their IT infrastructure. Utilizing the cloud for many of your business data solutions will continue to be an attractive and perfectly reasonable option going forward. Yet it’s important to remember that cloud computing isn’t the end-all business solution that many of its proponents make it out to be. Thus, the decision to adopt cloud technology into your business model is one that should be made only after careful consideration has been given to the many benefits and security.

How Much The Cloud Has Grown [Infographic]

They are using the cloud and cloud apps more and more for reliability and easy access. Among public cloud providers, AWS maintains its lead, but Azure continues to make inroads in the percentage of respondents running applications as well as those who have plans to use it. Here is nice cloud infographic which explains how much the cloud has grown these days.

Source : Livehiveapp


Guide To Cloud Apps [Infographic]

Posted By: Poketors - October 10, 2012
Veracode presents a nice vintage style study about the current state of cloud apps adoption as well as the critical points an IT manager should consider during the decision process of a buy.

Guide To Cloud Apps [Infographic]

Cloud applications are becoming more popular and prominent than ever and they aren’t going anywhere. Working in the cloud makes sense as it allows for greater efficiency and easier collaboration.


VMware Launches vFabric Suite 5.1

Posted By: Poketors - May 19, 2012
vFabric Suite 5.1 includes vFabric Application Director, to automate the deployment and management of vFabric applications on VMware cloud infrastructure and SQLFire Enterprise Edition, an in-memory distributed SQL database that will enable application data to meet cloud scale with the needed performances.

VMware Launches vFabric Suite 5.1

vFabric Suite leverages Spring development framework, inherited from SpringSource acquisition in 2009, vFabric application services and a per-VM licensing model to provide a comprehensive infrastructure oriented to the deployment of cloud-ready applications.

Part of this broader shift in application infrastructure was the move to cloud and application deployment on virtual infrastructure. Traditional application servers simply weren’t designed, optimized or licensed for this new world. These legacy systems are too cumbersome, too costly, and definitely not cloud-ready. We saw the need for a new breed of application infrastructure to support this new world of applications.

said Jerry Chen, vice president, Cloud and Application Services, VMware.

Here follows a quote of the original news:

The VMware vFabric Suite provides a complete set of runtime services to build, run and manage modern applications in distributed, cloud environments. The new capabilities in vFabric Suite 5.1 will allow customers to:

Automate application deployment for operational efficiency –To drive greater efficiency and better performance, vFabric Suite will include vFabric Application Director™ and vFabric Application Performance Manager. vFabric Application Director automates the deployment of applications through easy-to-use blueprints with standardized templates, component libraries and workflows. vFabric Application Performance Manager provides comprehensive monitoring of end-user transactions, Java code, middleware servers, and VMware vSphere hosts, enabling customers to proactively manage application performance, find and fix problems quickly, and meet SLAs.

Maximize data scalability – Many of today’s mobile and web-oriented applications must support highly variable access patterns, putting pressure on any database-only approach to data management. To support this evolution, in-memory databases have emerged as a standard component of the core technology stack developers use today. VMware vFabric SQLFireis an in-memory distributed SQL database built on the strength of vFabric GemFire®,which is used by many of the most demanding applications in the world. vFabric SQLFire delivers dynamic scalability and high performance for modern, data-intensive applications all accessible through a familiar SQL interface.
By pooling memory, CPU and network resources across a cluster of machines, vFabric SQLFire eliminates the main performance bottleneck in traditional databases – disk access. vFabric SQLFire can manage data across geographies, accelerating application performance, minimizing latency and increasing reliability. vFabric SQLFire Professional will be included in the vFabric Suite 5.1.

Reduce database total cost of ownership –To reduce database costs and increase agility vFabric Suite 5.1 will include vFabric Postgres, a VMware-optimized relational SQL database. vFabric Postgres is fully compatible with open source PostgreSQL, enabling customers to leverage existing standard PostgreSQL tools. vFabric Postgres comes in a virtual appliance and has virtualization optimizations such as elastic database memory to share database memory pools and smart configuration to reduce tuning time after resizing virtual machines.

Provide enterprise support for popular open source technologies – The VMware vFabric Suite 5.1 will include support for the open source runtime components most frequently used in production deployments of Spring applications, including Apache Tomcat, Apache HTTP Server and RabbitMQ® messaging. This greatly simplifies the adoption path of vFabric technologies for those organizations using these open source components today.

“From the increasing number of programming languages used to the heterogeneous nature of today’s hybrid infrastructures, application development is changing quickly,” said Stephen O’Grady, principal analyst with RedMonk. “Faced with such diversity, enterprises are increasingly turning to lightweight application containers to ease the pains of deployment.”

Social Computing Microsoft Cloud 2.0

Posted By: Poketors - April 28, 2012
As per the title and the whole idea of this site in general is that it maps vendor technologies to best practice programs. In this case how Microsoft offers tools for implementing Cloud 2.0.

FAST Social Computing

Using Microsoft for this type of Enterprise 2.0 working mode, is what they refer to as 'Social Computing'.
In their white paper People working together (13-page PDF) Microsoft describe how their ‘Information Worker’ product set (Office, Sharepoint, Unified Comms etc.) is ideal for what can be referred to as `Knowledge Process Management`.

In the case of they`ve bought companies like Chatter, Rypple and Radian6 to add a `social layer` to their core CRM platform, so it will be a pound for pound comparison of these two main areas. With Microsoft the other main technology that will be incorporated comes from their 2008 acquisition of FAST, the enterprise search engine software start-up.

Hence the title, not only is social media intended to be quick and lightweight, but literally the inclusion of the FAST product is what makes the formula really successful. So I`ll mainly be focusing on what FAST can do and how it augments social media working practices.


Access Cloud Storage As A Local Drive On Desktop Using Pogoplug

Posted By: Poketors - February 16, 2012
Here is one more software which provides the cloud environment with ease of access. Using Pogoplug software, you can upload files and media to your cloud and access your cloud like a local drive on your desktop. This software will help you to remotely access your computers wherever you are. Even streaming music and movies directly from your computer become very easy (only requires premium license). As offered, it is available with 5GB of free storage with Pogoplus free version. Other paid versions have 30GB, 100GB and 1000GB of free storage. Pogoplug is available for PC, Mac and Linux. Pogoplug applications are available for Android, iPhone and iPad.

Access Cloud Storage As A Local Drive On Desktop Using Pogoplug

The find the following features :

All of your files, anywhere you need them: Pogoplug gives you a safe place to store all of your files and access them whenever you need them. Easily upload them from computers, the web, or any smartphone or tablet and quickly access and share them at home or on the road.

Designed for your mobile life: Automatically upload photos and videos from your mobile phone to your Pogoplug Cloud—no sync required. Never worry about running out of space on your mobile phone again. Let your friends, family and colleagues watch your videos seconds after you take them.

Share and collaborate with friends and colleagues: Collaborate on a work project with colleagues, or contribute to photo and video albums with friends.
Publish to Facebook, Twitter and Google+ with a single click: Pogoplug lets you post your photos and videos to the most popular social sites with a single click. Your friends can watch your videos and view your photo albums instantly. You own your data, not the social networks.

Stream your videos, photos and music from your cloud: Stream your media to any device, including your smartphone, tablet and computer. Watch all of your movies, view all your photos and listen to all your music wherever you are.

Expand your cloud: Pogoplug will give you a free 5GB cloud for life. If you need more space, we offer affordable hosted storage for a monthly fee. Or you can host your own cloud with a Pogoplug device.

Cloud Privacy [Infographic]

Posted By: Poketors - January 12, 2012
A new infographic on cloud computing privacy outlines concerns with privacy in the cloud with Microsoft’s approach to addressing them – Transparency, Control, and Responsibility.

Cloud Privacy [Infographic]

There’s much more on cloud computing privacy on the cloud computing section of our Privacy Site. Find the below infographic which describes the privacy in cloud and its transparency.

Source : Microsoft


Acer Announced AcerCloud - A Free Cloud Service

Posted By: Poketors - January 11, 2012
One more anytime anywhere web cloud service AcerCloud is going to be launched soon. This service will serve like other cloud services and can retrieve multimedia and data files anytime, even when their main PC is not at all connected to the cloud server. People can avail these features and their information is stored and transferred securely via strong encryption and authentication. Acer is going to provide AcerCloud service with it's available consumer PC.
Acer Announced AcerCloud - A Free Cloud Service
Image Credit : Acer
Acer has enabled devices to communicate, simplifying the process of content sharing with ease. The number of smart digital devices are growing rapidly and obviously users need to share and back up their multimedia and data files in a simple and easy way.

AcerCloud does it very effectively make photos in mobile/gadgets and you can view them from anywhere without the delay and complication. You have the option to purchase a movie and then watch it on a tablet or in any gadgets. Acer Always Connect technology uses Wi-Fi so media can be retrieved via a mobile device. AcerCloud uses local and cloud storage together so all data is always available anytime and from anywhere.

The following are some other features of AcerCloud :

1. PicStream : You can take snapshots on mobile and back them up on the PC or laptop and share them efficiently with other smart devices. You can also stream photos via in the Cloud to PCs and other devices. All the photos are backed up permanently on their PC, and temporarily accessible for 30 days in their personal cloud and on other devices.

2. AcerCloud Docs : You can put into the personal cloud and streamed to other devices. TWith the service you can then go to your meeting with your notebook or tablets and have immediate access to all the updated/uploaded files. In this case the files will be temporarily accessible for 30 days in the personal cloud and on the devices.

3. Media : The unique Media application of Acer has a lot of features which include - access all their multimedia at any time. Youcan use to connect to the personal cloud and stream live, or download and see content offline too. Acer has come up with these easy, wonderful and free cloud media service.


How To Save Files To Cloud Services From Your Web Browser

Posted By: Poketors - December 11, 2011
We know the normal way to save files to cloud services or download from there. But how it would be if you can save files to multiple cloud services directly from the web browser. Yes, it is possible via an extension which can be installed to your web browser. By using this you don't need to download the file to your local disk and then upload it to the cloud storage service. Instead of doing this you can now directly save the file to multiple cloud storage.  In this way you can save a huge amount of internet bandwidth in downloading/uploading the files.

How To Save Files To Cloud Services From Your Web Browser
Image Credit : Chrome

Cloud Save - This is a Google Chrome extension which allows you to save files to multiple cloud storage services.

Some features of Google Chrome Extension are described below :

1. You can save any file format to the cloud storage service. Be it text, audio, video, documents or any other file format provided that it is the direct link to access that file.

2. You can upload images to your Picasa, Flickr web albums and lots of such online image storing and sharing services.

3. As Cloud Save supports multiple cloud storage services including Dropbox, SugarSync, Amazon Cloud,, SkyDrive and much more services so it enhances the support-ability with different cloud storage services. See the picture above.

How do you use it?

Follow the below simple steps to use it.

1. First you need to visit Google Chrome Web Store and install Cloud Save. (Click here)

2. Click on Cloud Save from the right click menu, and choose the desired cloud storage service where you want to save the file.

3. Allow access to the service to save the file. Make sure to access the file via the direct link.

Drag2up : Mozilla Firefox users can enjoy this service using this Add-on - Drag2up. (Click here)

You can save files to your cloud storage services from your web browser similarly what we found in Chrome.


How To Access All Online Cloud Storage With Android Gadgets From One Place

Posted By: Poketors - December 09, 2011
We can find a lot of online cloud storage services over net. You might be using one out of hundreds of services available on web but there is a big question which may be asked is "how do you manage all those online cloud storage accounts simultaneously?". So the simple answer to this is "Yes, it is difficult to manage and access all those cloud storage accounts and data stored in them". In fact, while you are accessing  and managing data from your computer then it might be an easy task but it’s really hard to manage all those accounts and data when you want to access all that via your Android and iOS gadgets.

How To Access All Online Cloud Storage With Android Gadgets From One Place
Image Credit : Cloud navigator
With the help of ZeroPC you can minimize your effort in this. It is a cloud based application which can be used to manage all your online cloud storage accounts with a single login and that too from one place. This service has been recently launched and this Android app which lets you access all the cloud services and data stored has been recognized a very efficient way to preserve and access your data from anywhere.

About ZeroPC Cloud Navigator HD :

 It is basically an iOS and an Android app for Android Gadgets and the supportability is for  Android OS v3.0 and above and iOS4 and above. It facilitates the users to connect all their cloud services they are using. Once connected, users can transfer data from one to another in case it is required. ZeroPC Cloud Navigator HD supports all popular cloud services including Dropbox, Google Docs, Facebook, Picasa, Flickr, Evernote,, Instagram and SugaSync etc.

Here are some features of ZeroPC Cloud Navigator HD :

1. Access all your data stored on multiple cloud storage services simultaneously.

2. Search data stored within their multiple cloud storage accounts and even stored on their friends cloud storage accounts. But this is possible only when it is in their share folder.

3. Experience secure transfer of data, as ZeroPC Cloud Navigator HD uses encrypted token-based security technique called “Oauth”. Oauth is popularly used in banks and educational institutions.

4. Access, browse, search data stored on cloud storage services even on the local hard disk.
The following video will show you how this service works :

Android & iOS Apps are available for installation on your gadgets, please check the links below :

For Android  – ZeroPC Cloud Navigator HD [Google Play Store]
For iOS - ZeroPC Cloud Navigator [Apple iTunes]

Update : Visit ZeroPC website for other platforms too 

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