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Content tagged with Cloud posted in July 2010
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Zend Launches PHP Subscription
News  |  7/30/2010  | 
Aimed at cloud-based applications, the Zend Unlimited Subscription allows customers as many instances as they want without the need to calculate licensing.
Web Apps For Sale Without Censorship
News  |  7/30/2010  | 
OpenAppMkt.com offers a place to distribute and sell Web apps without an Apple-style approval process.
4G To Drive Wireless Infrastructure Spending Rebound
News  |  7/30/2010  | 
Carriers deploying LTE 4G networks is expected to spur global capital spending on wireless infrastructure in 2011 after two years of declines, according to iSuppli.
Apple Developing Social Fashion Shopping Technology
News  |  7/30/2010  | 
Shoppers with iOS devices may soon have access to an Apple Virtual Closet that will facilitate buying, sharing, and washing clothes.
The Cloud's Proliferating Open Source APIs
Commentary  |  7/29/2010  | 
In June, Red Hat moved its Deltacloud open source project into the Apache Software Foundation's incubator. In July, Rackspace made its Cloud Files code open source and will collaborate with partners in the OpenStack project. The Open Cloud Standards Incubator at the DMTF is producing another set. Isn't this just too much open source?
Amazon CTO Counters Eli Lilly Rumors Via Twitter
News  |  7/29/2010  | 
Werner Vogels used the micro blogging service to respond to reports that Eli Lilly, a leading EC2 customer, was "dumping" Amazon Web Services.
YouTube Promises 15 Minutes Of Fame
News  |  7/29/2010  | 
To mark an increase in allowable running time for non-partner videos, YouTube says it will promote a handful of video makers.
Army Plans Private Cloud
News  |  7/29/2010  | 
APC2, the Army Private Cloud, will be a cornerstone of a broader data center consolidation initiative that aims to reduce the number of Army data centers from 200 to less than 20.
Amazon Launches $139 Wi-Fi Kindle
News  |  7/29/2010  | 
The Wi-Fi only electronic reader and a $189 third generation model of the original Kindle with Wi-Fi and 3G are Amazon's latest bid to spur digital book sales.
Black Hat: Android, iPhone App Data Risks Overlooked
News  |  7/29/2010  | 
A survey of mobile app security for iPhone and Android reveals that information disclosure isn't always obvious.
Google Ramping Games Business
News  |  7/29/2010  | 
Discussions with online gaming companies and a job listing for a games project manager suggest Google is prepping its Facebook-competing social network.
Defense Agency Expands Cloud Computing
News  |  7/29/2010  | 
Platform-as-a-service, Microsoft Office, and SharePoint may be delivered to military agencies from the Defense Information Systems Agency's private cloud.
Oracle Out, Google In At Berkeley Lab
News  |  7/29/2010  | 
4,000 employees at DOE research facility will have new calendaring system when they show up for work Monday.
Google Fights Android Piracy
News  |  7/28/2010  | 
A new licensing service for Android apps aims to limit misuse.
Google Pitches Wave For Health Records
News  |  7/28/2010  | 
Wave's auditable multi-user collaboration turns out to be well-suited for health records, as long as patients don't mind a bit less privacy.
Slideshow: Top 10 Tech Newsmakers Of 2010
Slideshows  |  7/28/2010  | 
These individuals and companies involved in the most significant news stories so far this year. Here's of list of the people and businesses who are making waves in the tech pool.
Black Hat: 'App Genome' Exposes Smartphone Risks
News  |  7/28/2010  | 
Researchers from Lookout will present their findings thus far in study of freebie Android, iPhone apps.
EVO Drives Sprint Nextel Subscriber Growth
News  |  7/28/2010  | 
Despite reporting a $720 million quarterly loss, the wireless provider's announcement of a net customer gain after three years of subscriber attrition drove its stock up 4%.
Amazon Sells Out Of Kindles
News  |  7/28/2010  | 
The growth rate of Kindle sales has tripled since Amazon lowered the price to $189; customers can still order the electronic reader, but estimated delivery dates are not available.
Apple Safari 5.01 Fixes Security, Adds Extensions
News  |  7/28/2010  | 
An update to Apple's Safari Web addresses longstanding complaints about the difficulty of Safari plugin development.
Microsoft Slams Google-Yahoo Japan Deal
News  |  7/28/2010  | 
Redmond says pact would reduce the number of online advertising platforms in the country to one.
Red Hat Deltacloud Joins Apache Software Foundation
News  |  7/27/2010  | 
Deltacloud APIs work with the NASA Nebula cloud engine and converts it into an alternative open source project.
Google For Government Signals Long Cloud March Ahead
Commentary  |  7/27/2010  | 
Google's announcement Monday that it was formally releasing a version of its application suite for government doesn't just represent a Google sales push, but in some ways also indicates that although the federal government is stepping up its cloud computing push, much work remains.
Google Docs Gets Smartquote Controls
Commentary  |  7/27/2010  | 
Google on Tuesday is adding two new features to Google Docs: The ability to translate documents into one of 53 languages and the ability to remove smartquotes.
Black Hat: External Content Threatens Web Security
News  |  7/27/2010  | 
Companies that rely on third-party Web content place themselves at the mercy of their partners' security practices.
SAP Reports Strong Growth, Completes Sybase Deal
News  |  7/27/2010  | 
U.S. market leads revenue gains and growth in large deployments.
WoW Expansion Closer To China Approval
News  |  7/27/2010  | 
World of Warcraft upgrade approved by Chinese regulators, awaits decision of Ministry of Culture.
Starcraft II Reviews: 2.8 Out Of 5
News  |  7/27/2010  | 
Users impressed with graphics and gameplay, but slam publisher Blizzard for greedy pricing decisions.
Geminare Cloud Backup Adds Indexing, Auditing, Discovery
News  |  7/27/2010  | 
Cloud Storage Assurance 2.0 lets SMBs do affordable e-discovery, compliance auditing, and cloud migration, as well as for data backup and archiving data.
Cloud Working Group Developing Standard APIs
News  |  7/26/2010  | 
The goal is a set of standard application programming interfaces, usable by all vendors, for each phase of cloud operation.
Smartphone Death Match: iPhone 4 Versus Droid X
News  |  7/26/2010  | 
Our mobile expert pits the Apple iPhone 4 against the Motorola Droid X to name the better enterprise smartphone.
Facebook Suspects Ceglia Contract Was Forged
News  |  7/23/2010  | 
A contract entitling a New York web designer to an 84% stake in the online social network has been denounced as "absurd" by Facebook.
CloudSwitch Maintains On Premises Policies In Cloud
News  |  7/23/2010  | 
By launching a secure "cloud isolation layer," CloudSwitch says it can maintain enterprise ties and monitoring to workloads sent to the cloud.
India Unveils $35 Tablet PC
News  |  7/23/2010  | 
The solar-powered iPad lookalike, targeted to students with support for web browsing, video conferencing and word processing, is the Indian government's "answer to MIT's $100 computer."
Microsoft Bundles Halo Reach With Xbox 360
News  |  7/23/2010  | 
The bundle includes a chrome color Xbox 360 console with a 250 GB hard drive, two wireless controllers, and the standard edition for the video game.
Rackspace's OpenStack: Where Do We Go From Here
Commentary  |  7/23/2010  | 
There's a new kid in town when it comes to open source code in the cloud. It's Rackspace's OpenStack, based on both Rackspace's and NASA Nebula's existing cloud engines. Wasn't there already sufficient open source code in play? Why do we need this initiative on top of those already afoot? Actually, we need 3-4 such initiatives.
NASA Evaluates Nebula Cloud Platform
News  |  7/23/2010  | 
Data center outsourcing services RFPs totaling $1.5 billion have been placed on hold while the agency assesses the Nebula cloud computing platform for providing compute power to several large-scale applications.
Web 2.0 Triggers Government Security Challenges
News  |  7/23/2010  | 
Record keeping, privacy, and freedom of information are also concerns as agencies adopt new Internet technologies, says federal auditor.
Violating Web Site Rules Not A Crime
News  |  7/22/2010  | 
But a California district court judge's ruling leaves open the question of whether bypassing IP blocking is a criminal act.
Global CIO: Twitter Data Center Shows Vital Role Of IT Operations
Commentary  |  7/22/2010  | 
Twitter is building its own data center.
Analytics Slideshow: Calculating Cloud ROI
Slideshows  |  7/22/2010  | 
Highlights of exclusive InformationWeek Analytics research as it appears in "Cloud ROI: Calculating Costs, Benefits, Returns," our report and visual case study evaluating the fiscal consideration companies apply before tapping into the public cloud.
Terracotta Announces Terabyte Data Cache For Apps
News  |  7/22/2010  | 
The Ehcache 2.2 elastic caching platform can manage up to a terabyte of data in server memory to meet higher traffic demand by speeding application response time.
Backupify Offers Business Backup For Google Apps Data
News  |  7/22/2010  | 
The service provides daily data backup for Google's Gmail, Docs, Calendar, Contacts and Sites applications using Amazon's secure cloud storage.
Global CIO: IBM Doubles Down On Red-Hot Optimized Systems
Commentary  |  7/21/2010  | 
A management shuffle and pointed comments from IBM CEO Palmisano show the drive for optimized systems will accelerate.
Cloud For Ruby Apps Expands Services To NoSQL
News  |  7/21/2010  | 
Heroku Add-on System will make it possible for the Ruby developers to make use of Apache's open source CouchDB and offer systems capable of storing the unstructured data generated by web applications.
Facebook Celebrates 500 Million Users
News  |  7/21/2010  | 
The social network's meteoric rise suggests that the open Internet isn't as appealing as a more controlled environment.
Google Images Reimagined
News  |  7/21/2010  | 
A revamped image search interface and a new image ad format promise easier image searching and more ad revenue.
Cloud Pushes EMC Profits Up 108%
News  |  7/21/2010  | 
Cash flow and net income hit record levels in the second quarter, as more of the world's data is stored in EMC's cloud.
Media Tablets To Sell 11 Million In 2010
News  |  7/21/2010  | 
Apple iPad to account for a significant portion, said ABI Research in nearly tripling its original projection.
With VDI, Local Disk Is A Thing Of The Past
Commentary  |  7/21/2010  | 
Last week I read a few interesting articles about storage in desktop virtualization, VDI in particular. The consensus is that this storage belongs on local disk, not the SAN. One industry expert even says you can use SSDs locally and still get away for less money. I beg to differ.
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