HP buys Eucalyptus to offer cloud compatibility products

Eucalyptus is known in the cloud arena as being an open source offering that gives private cloud engineers the tools they need work seamlessly with Amazon Web Services APIs. Eucalyptus helps organizations pool together their resources such as compute, network and storage which in turn gives end users the ability to tap into on-demand resources within hybrid and private clouds.

It is being reported that HP has purchased Eucalyptus for an undisclosed...

By CloudWedge, 12 September 2014, 0 comments. Categories: M&A.

Mining Bitcoins in the cloud catches on

Josh Garza, the CEO of GAW Miners, first made a name for himself by building one of the top online retail stores for cryptocurrency mining equipment. Garza has pivoted that operation into the cloud by launching what he has dubbed hashlets. These hashlets are designed to create Bitcoins using a combination of ASIC (Application Specific Integrated Circuits) and cloud data center technology.

CloudWedge first reported on organizations wanting to use cloud to mint...

By CloudWedge, 10 September 2014, 1 comment. Categories: Hacking.

Why mistrust from the iCloud leak isn’t necessarily a bad thing

In a society that celebrates the public broadcast of an individual’s life through multiple mediums, the return to a more modest ideal may be the only way forward.

Increasingly over the last ten years or so, Millennials, and what some refer to as Generation Z, have been pressured to share intimate aspects of their lives over the internet. If you look back, there has been an interesting trend with this.

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By CloudWedge, 09 September 2014, 0 comments. Categories: Security.

Disaster Recovery as a Service: Can small businesses now benefit?

Small businesses are increasingly seeing the advantage of software as a service. It’s a model that opens up new possibilities to them. There is little or no capital investment and a convenient pay-as-you-go subscription model. It’s no wonder that many SMBs are now using cloud business software they would never have thought of installing on servers on their own site.

Cloud storage is even simpler. The data for entire small business can be...

By CloudWedge, 05 September 2014, 1 comment. Categories: Disaster Recovery.

VMware to offer additional public cloud services

VMware’s annual confab, VMworld, takes place in San Francisco this year. At that conference, VMware is expected to release additions to its public cloud infrastructure vCHS in efforts to differentiate its business model from other providers.

Although vCHS has been around for less than a year, the infrastructure has received mixed reviews. Some administrators seem to love the way it integrates into VMware’s vCenter while others note the lack of features and functionality found within the interface....

By CloudWedge, 14 August 2014, 0 comments. Categories: Public, VMware.

Cloud outages: Are they excusable?

A world built on cloud is a world that is dependent upon the availability of the datacenter. If cloud services are unavailable for any amount of time, the cost to the cloud provider and the business ventures running within the cloud can become astronomical. In fact, an outage and loss of data contributed to cloud based CodeSpaces.com becoming recently defunct.

When Amazon.com went down for just under an...

By CloudWedge, 27 June 2014, 0 comments. Categories: Disaster Recovery.

Barclays: “Market is still excited” for cloud

2014 hasn’t been the same type of year for cloud as 2013. If you go back into 2013, it’s almost as if cloud could do no wrong. Was 2014 the wake-up call that cloud needed? Box’s IPO is now on hold after the company admitted that it was hemorrhaging 9 figures.

Cloud companies that were seeking investments in the stock market or by drumming up venture capital have been met with a cold shoulder since the beginning of the year. When will the investing mood cheer up for cloud companies around the...

By CloudWedge, 13 June 2014, 0 comments. Categories: Trends.

85% of CRMs will be SaaS by 2025, research shows

If you are using a CRM, your CRM is most likely hosted in the cloud. If you aren’t using a CRM, you are light years behind your competition in regards to the amount of knowledge you have on your customers and your interactions with them.

Cloud CRM presents distinct advantages versus the traditional model of setting the system up in an onsite data centre. Technology research firm

By CloudWedge, 06 June 2014, 1 comment. Categories: CRM, SaaS , Salesforce, Software.

How the insurance industry is set to fully embrace cloud

The consumer insurance industry may be one of the more reluctant industries to jump head-first into the cloud. Think about the current process of getting a home, renters, auto or life insurance policy through a traditional vendor. You might shop for quotes online, visit an agent in person, or have companies compete over your business.

Think about all the back-end computing that goes into running an insurance operation. Agents are always in the field assessing damages, administrative personnel is fielding...

By CloudWedge, 28 May 2014, 0 comments. Categories: Best Practice, Industry.

Backup at work: Actions speak louder than words

Do people really back up their data – or are they just saying they do?

Even in today’s world of huge capacity drives and immediately accessible online backup, you’d be amazed at the number of users who simply don’t back up their data. While this may be regrettable at home, it’s unacceptable at work. Teams can’t function properly if team members lose information. And promises to do it ‘tomorrow’ (bad) or ‘as soon as possible’ (worse) just don’t...

By CloudWedge, 23 May 2014, 0 comments. Categories: Storage.

Is Rackspace considering exit options?

RackSpace has recently confirmed that they have retained Morgan Stanley in order to begin entertaining acquisition or partnership requests. As Cloud’s Big Three began their race to the bottom in regards to pricing, it left many industry analysts wondering what would happen to RackSpace once the dust settled.

RackSpace has become an important player in the cloud market. Although the company is a publically traded stock, it seems as if RackSpace...

By CloudWedge, 22 May 2014, 0 comments. Categories: Industry, M&A.

Cloud shakeup at SAP leads to restructuring

SAP axed their top cloud chief Shawn Price earlier this week. It seems as if SAP is looking to restructure its entire business and focus more on cloud.

Reports suggest that SAP plans on cutting 1,500 to 2,500 jobs.  SAP currently employees over 65,000 people internationally.

Not too much has been released from SAP in regards to the proposed job cuts. In a brief press release, SAP said, “Our goal...

By CloudWedge, 16 May 2014, 0 comments. Categories: IaaS, SAP.

Cloud computing on a CV: The benefits explained

If you work within IT and your resume is missing the word “cloud”, you are mostly likely lagging behind your competition in the job market. When openings for seasoned IT professionals come about, you should expect the other applicants to be aggressive, educated and ready to talk about cloud. It is the one specific word could set your resume apart from others applying for the position you desire.

Since IT services seemingly are becoming more cloud oriented, it is becoming imperative to become a...

By CloudWedge, 14 May 2014, 1 comment. Categories: Industry, Infrastructure.

Can CenturyLink take on cloud’s big three?

The much publicised race to the bottom in cloud pricing started with Google, Microsoft and Amazon all slashing their prices for virtual machines, storage and bandwidth. In some instances, these prices reductions saved consumers between 40% and 60% on their cloud bills.

Cloud provider CenturyLink looks to become competitive with these cloud services by following suit by instituting big pricing cuts all across the board on their cloud services. CenturyLink announced their cloud pricing cuts on their blog which...

By CloudWedge, 07 May 2014, 0 comments. Categories: IaaS, Storage.

Analysing Canada's cloud to help cure cancer

Is there anything cloud can’t do? Canada is investing in a cloud biotech infrastructure that could potentially help solve one of the worst problems of humankind: cancer.   Sources say that the Canadian government has invested over $6.7m USD into infrastructure that is designed to analyse genetic data that could bring us closer to a cure. The Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council first began working on this project and other organisations such as Genome Canada, the Canada Foundation for Innovation and the Canadian Institutes for Health Research...

By CloudWedge, 06 May 2014, 0 comments. Categories: Enterprise, Industry.