Content tagged with SaaS
posted in July 2008
Is eBay Getting Into Cloud Computing?
Commentary  |  7/29/2008  | 
Another of the Web giants, eBay, may be joining the growing and nebulous (pun intended) field of cloud computing, if a new job listing is any indication.
Clouds Are Only In The Sky
Commentary  |  7/29/2008  | 
There's a lot of blogosphere chatter these days about "private cloud" computing. Unfortunately, there's no such thing.
Cloud Computing Serves Up Occasional Thunderstorms
Commentary  |  7/22/2008  | 
Last weekend's Amazon S3 outage shows that cloud computing isn't all upside. In theory, outsourcing services to companies that focus on them should make things more scalable and reliable. In reality, it doesn't always seem to work that way.
In The Cloud, Where Do Borders Fall?
Commentary  |  7/17/2008  | 
I just read that the U.S. State Department now has an embassy in Second Life. That's an inflection point if I ever saw one.
The Rise Of Enterprise-Class Cloud Computing
Commentary  |  7/16/2008  | 
With its new Cloud Server, Elastra joins a growing list of vendors offering products and services for enterprise-class cloud computing. The year-old startup is betting -- rightly so, in my opinion -- that businesses are ready and willing to move workloads to the cloud, but only if they have IT tools that are sophisticated enough to manage the process.
Startup Develops Single, Simple Interface To Cloud Services
Commentary  |  7/11/2008  | 
Kaavo, a startup founded by a former IT professional, has developed a browser interface for managing resources from multiple cloud computing providers. Not yet a year old, Kaavo is moving quickly to address what's likely to be a growing need as more companies plug into not just one, but a variety of cloud services.
Software As A Service With A Personal Touch
Commentary  |  7/9/2008  | 
Landslide Technologies is pushing its way into the crowded field of Web-based salesforce automation and CRM applications. It's doing so by offering not just software as a service, but also personal assistance for busy sales professionals.
New Data Integration Option For Amazon's EC2 Service
Commentary  |  7/8/2008  | 
Open source software company SnapLogic has introduced a version of its data integration framework that's tuned for's Elastic Compute Cloud, or EC2, Web service. It gives developers and IT departments the option of doing their data integration work in Amazon's cloud rather than on their own servers.
Atempo Archives To The Cloud With Nirvanix
Commentary  |  7/8/2008  | 
Backup software vendor Atempo, now run out of the U.S. by CEO Neal Ater, formerly of Veritas but maintaining a bit of a French accent, entered the archiving market in February by acquiring Lighthouse Global Technologies. It has since released new versions of both the e-mail and file archiving solutions. Now, at the beginning of what I hope is a major trend, it has added the ability to use Nirvanix cloud storage SDN service as an archive repository for files with storage costs of just two bits pe
Microsoft Gets Off The Pot (Finally!)
Commentary  |  7/8/2008  | 
Microsoft has finally stopped dragging its heels on its vague "software + services" strategy and announced today some concrete details on upcoming products and pricing. Here are my initial observations.
Google's Precipitate Rains Your Docs Down From The Cloud
Commentary  |  7/8/2008  | 
Have a mish-mash of files spread between your PC and the cloud? Searching both for a document because you can't remember where you stored it costs time ... unless you use Google's new search tool called Precipitate. Precipitate is a desktop-based search client that scans your local machine and the cloud for your stuff so you only have to search once.
A Bleak Vision For Orwell's Internet
Commentary  |  7/1/2008  | 
The new book by Harvard law professor Jonathan Zittrain, a technology thinker and provocateur, lays out a stark, Orwellian vision for the next phase of online development.

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