News & Commentary
Content tagged with Cloud Storage posted in June 2008
Diablo III Formally Announced By Blizzard, Mac And PC Versions Planned
News  |  6/30/2008  | 
The follow-up to 2001's Diablo II features a 3-D graphics engine that renders environments that are interactive and destructible, allowing players to create traps and obstacles.
Ultra Mobile PC Buyer's Guide
News  |  6/29/2008  | 
We look at a range of versatile UMPCs and mobile Internet devices (MIDs) from ASUS, Gigabyte, and Samsung, Amtek, OQO, Roan Digital, Vye, and WiBrain.
Moving To The Cloud, Businesses Encounter Turbulence
News  |  6/25/2008  | 
A "thought shift" is required before big business will shift core business databases to the cloud, said a Google software engineer.
Escaping From Locked-In Clouds
Commentary  |  6/25/2008  | 
The first real controversy at the Structure08 cloud computing conference erupted during a panel called "Working the Cloud: NetGen Infrastructure for New Enterpreneurs." Not surprisingly, it involved Google.
Will All Content Move To The Cloud?
Commentary  |  6/25/2008  | 
Opening Structure08, the cloud computing conference in San Francisco, Jonathan Yarmis of AMR Research coined an interesting phrase: Everything As A Service.
IBM Opens Cloud Computing Centers In China, South Africa
News  |  6/25/2008  | 
The centers will be used to deliver applications and other IT services to customers over the Internet.
Credit Suisse Spin-Off Launches Virtual Machine Manager
News  |  6/24/2008  | 
DynamicOps' VRM is a cross-vendor management tool, handling provisioning and decommissioning tasks on virtual machines.
Hitachi Upgrades Server Line With Latest Intel Chips
News  |  6/24/2008  | 
The BladeSymphony server line is available with the newest Intel Itanium and Xeon processors.
Hyperic To Monitor Amazon.com's Cloud Computing Availability
News  |  6/23/2008  | 
Hyperic launched a Web site that reports on the availability of Amazon.com's cloud computing services, such as Elastic Compute Cloud and Simple Storage Service.
Movies For Mobiles: Top Sites For Movie Downloads
News  |  6/23/2008  | 
We take a front-row look at sites that offer movie downloads onto mobile devices: Amazon Unbox, BitTorrent, CinemaNow, iTunes, Movielink, Vongo, and ZML.
Seeding The Cloud
Commentary  |  6/20/2008  | 
Recently, I got the chance to visit one of Microsoft's mega data centers for a tour while it was under construction. I'll just say this: creating the infrastructure needed for cloud computing isn't child's play.
Why The IBM-Google Hook-Up Really Matters
Commentary  |  6/19/2008  | 
Tech analysts have raved, rightfully, about the developing partnership between IBM and Google. But they're missing the real reason this linkage between tech titans old and new matters so much.
WD Unveils Dual-Drive Storage For Homes, Small Businesses
News  |  6/18/2008  | 
My Book Mirror Edition uses one drive for storing content from desktops and notebooks and the other for storing another copy for added protection.
Toshiba Offers Lightweight Notebook With 128-GB Solid-State Drive
News  |  6/18/2008  | 
The machine's storage component, which is made by Toshiba, is the highest capacity SSD available for notebooks, the company said.
The Archive In The Sky
Commentary  |  6/17/2008  | 
LiveOffice launches an e-mail archiving service, but competitors abound.
Speed Sticks: Three Wireless USB Modems Reviewed
News  |  6/16/2008  | 
Stay online while on the road with wireless USB modems from Sierra Wireless and Novatel combined with services from AT&T, Verizon Wireless, and Sprint, but be prepared for a few bumps in the road.
Microsoft Loses Creative Force Behind Halo 3 Launch
News  |  6/13/2008  | 
Jeff Bell's departure has sparked a shakeup in the company's Xbox-related business groups.
Lawyers In The Cloud
Commentary  |  6/13/2008  | 
A new service provides on-demand e-discovery to help companies churn through reams of electronic files.
Down To Business: Customers Fire A Few Shots At Cloud Computing
Commentary  |  6/12/2008  | 
Security, regulatory compliance, and long-term vendor commitment are among the chief concerns.
Intel Attacks Energy Waste
News  |  6/12/2008  | 
The company is collaborating with industry groups and vendors to build standards around advanced power management technologies.
Second Life Artist Fights Real-Life Deportation
News  |  6/11/2008  | 
Irena Morris, known in Second Life as "Eshi Otawara," married a US citizen who died in 2006. She now faces being deported because her husband died before she got her green card.
Terremark Launches Utility Computing Service For Enterprises
News  |  6/11/2008  | 
Based on the Infinistructure virtualized utility platform, the company is billing the compute cycles and storage as a lump sum at the beginning of a multi-month contract.
Open Source Data Recovery Tools To The Rescue
News  |  6/10/2008  | 
Disasters happen to the best of computers. Luckily, open source apps like SystemRescueCD, dd, Partedmagic, BackTrack, Security Tools Distribution, Helix, and TestDisk can help recover important data and bring dead systems back to life.
The Four Trends Driving Enterprise Cloud Computing
Commentary  |  6/10/2008  | 
Google predicts that virtually all meaningful innovation in business applications over the next 10 years will occur within the cloud, driven by four distinct trends. What are they?
Enterprise 2.0: Google, Amazon, Salesforce Push 'Cloud' Vision
News  |  6/10/2008  | 
Vendors at the Enterprise 2.0 conference tried to convince a group of seasoned IT pros that they should put all their data in the so-called cloud and leave it to outsiders to manage.
Microsoft, Kaiser Permanente Launch E-Health Record Pilot
News  |  6/9/2008  | 
The program will test the exchange of patient health data from Kaiser Permanente's My Health Manager e-health record system to Microsoft's HealthVault platform.
Apple's .Mac Retooled, Relaunched As MobileMe
News  |  6/9/2008  | 
The cloud storage service lets users sync e-mails, contacts, and data between an iPhone and different computers.
Virtual Machine Manager Levels Load For Colorado Agency
News  |  6/6/2008  | 
Instead of spending $250,000 on new Fibre Channel disks, state officials used Akorri's BalancePoint to realign the way logical storage units were using shelves to spread the I/O load.
GE Healthcare And UPMC Launch Joint Venture To Digitize Pathology Images
News  |  6/4/2008  | 
Onmyx aims to get pathologists to abandon glass slides and microscopes for the digital technology it says will improve diagnoses.
HDTV Home Theater Summer Blockbusters
News  |  6/4/2008  | 
Now playing: HDTV movies in your home, with a little help from Apple TV, Blu-ray, Netflix Player by Roku, Vudu, and Xbox Live Marketplace.
Gamers Like In-Game Ads, Claims Microsoft
News  |  6/3/2008  | 
For example, among the gamers who remembered Adidas ads placed by Massive in 2K Sports' "Major League Baseball 2K7," 73% said the ads enhanced the realism of the game.
Seagate Launches 300 GB 2.5-Inch Storage Hard Drive
News  |  6/2/2008  | 
The high capacity and speed rates of smaller drives are luring companies away from 3.5-inch to 2.5-inch devices for enterprise storage systems.


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