Wednesday, 6 October 2010

Don’t Believe the Hype – Understand Cloud Computing Before Jumping In

Much recent discussion about Cloud Computing has focused on the datacenter, given Oracle's major push at its recent annual trade show, the recent skirmish by HP and Dell to acquire storage manufacturer 3Par, and Cisco's new push to create "borderless networks" with the datacenter in the middle of all this. But we shouldn't forget what we want Cloud Computing to do. In the past few days, I've seen three interrelated examples of doing something interesting with Cloud, all involving the use of simple PCs and cell phones at the user end. All are designed with improving local economies in mind: Online Markets in Developing Countries Julius Akinyemi's UWIN project, which I've written about before, is starting to take shape. Julius is Resident Entrepreneur at the MIT Media Lab, and a former CIO at Wells Fargo and PepsiCo. He aims to bring the "wealth of nations" to develop... (more)

Morphlabs to Exhibit at Cloud Expo Silicon Valley

Cloud Expo Silicon Valley $800 Savings here! SYS-CON Events announced today that Morphlabs, the leading enabler of enterprise cloud architecture platforms, will exhibit at SYS-CON's 7th International Cloud Expo, which will take place on November 1-4, 2010, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. Explore Cloud Expo Sponsorship & Exhibit Opportunities ! Morphlabs, Inc. was established in 2006 to make elastic computing possible for Enterprise Data Centers and Application Developers. Morphlabs' solutions enable enterprises and service providers to easily deploy auto... (more)

Cloud Expo 2011 East To Attract 10,000 Delegates and 600 Exhibitors

SYS-CON Events announced today that the 8th International Cloud Expo will take place June 6-9, 2011, in New York City. 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 four-day event will offer a rich array of sessions led by exceptional speakers about the business and tech... (more)

Cloud Computing Hype and Backlash

A wise man once told me to do all things without murmuring and arguing, clearly a very difficult task. Narrowly focusing this admonition on the task of writing articles about Cloud Computing, it seems impossible. But I'll try. As I noted earlier, the recent hype over Cloud Computing has placed it at the peak of expectations in many folks' minds. This is dangerous territory, and will no doubt be followed by innumerable articles slamming Cloud and its (imaginary) failed promise real soon now. The Handwave is Back It has not been necessarily pretty to watch each and every technology v... (more)

Five Signs You Need HTML5 WebSockets

HTML5 WebSocket is an important new technology that helps you build engaging, interactive, real-time web applications quickly and reliably. Sure, HTML5 WebSockets may be the best thing since sliced bread, but is this new technology right for you? This article identifies five types of web applications that will benefit from HTML5 WebSockets. So, without further ado... give me five! The Five Signs Your web application has data that must flow bi-directional simultaneously. Your web application must scale to large numbers of concurrent users. Your web application must extend TCP-bas... (more)

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