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Content tagged with Cloud Storage posted in March 2010
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Feds Developing Cloud Security Program
News  |  3/31/2010
Proposed FedRAMP effort would make it easier for federal agencies to overcome compliance hurdles and participate in the Obama administration's drive toward the cloud.
Health Data Deluge Expected To Spur Change
News  |  3/31/2010
Expect to see more data center consolidation, database management challenges and use of desktop virtualization in medical facilities, analyst predicts.
Photo Gallery: Large Hadron Collider Sets Record
News  |  3/30/2010
The world's biggest machine is expected to produce 15 million GB of data annually for analysis by scientists eager to learn about subatomic particles and their role in the universe.
Using Cloud Computing for Business Continuity
Commentary  |  3/30/2010
Most enterprises are not buying public-cloud computing systems as their primary platform for business-critical applications... For now, perhaps they should not go in this direction. That is, not until business continuity, or disaster recovery, becomes the next killer app for cloud computing.
If You've Got Big Data, You May Want Big Memory
Commentary  |  3/30/2010
Jas Dhillon, CTO of Taser, explained to me last December how his company has gone from delivering stunning shocks to unruly police suspects to shocking the competition via cloud computing. In continuing to follow Taser's innovative approach, I found a story behind the story of how Taser was able to do this.
Connected TVs Gaining Interest
News  |  3/30/2010
Consumers' growing use of PCs and game consoles to access the Internet on TV bodes well for the future of connected TVs, analyst says.
NASA Archiving Social Networking Activity
News  |  3/30/2010
The U.S. space agency has teamed with The Internet Archive to archive its image, video, and audio collections in a single, searchable resource.
Victorinox Offers 'Unhackable' USB Stick
News  |  3/30/2010
Any attempt to forcibly open the flash drive triggers a self-destruct mechanism that burns the device's CPU and memory chip, company says.
Red Hat KVM Virtualization Finds Early Adopters
Commentary  |  3/29/2010
Red Hat launched Enterprise Virtualization Nov. 3 based on yet another hypervisor, KVM. Red Hat had arrived on the scene late, what with VMware, Citrix and Microsoft already partying like it was 1999 all over again. I wondered how long it would take for Red Hat to be able to demonstrate some uptake of KVM.
Google Mobile Service Trouble In China
News  |  3/29/2010
Google's mainland China service dashboard shows mobile service problems.
JooJoo Ships Tablet PC
News  |  3/29/2010
Fusion Garage says it is shipping the device formerly known as the Crunchpad ahead of Apple's iPad.
Microsoft Plans Xbox Storage Upgrade
News  |  3/29/2010
The move will enable third-party USB Flash drives to be used for the storage of data on the Xbox 360 video gaming console.
Google Broadband Plan Stirs Hunger For Speed
News  |  3/26/2010
The company's experimental fiber network plan has elicited almost 200,000 invitations from speed-starved Internet users.
4 Thoughts From Cloud Connect 2010
Commentary  |  3/26/2010
Last week I attended Cloud Connect 2010, which covered a great number of topics around cloud computing. I walked away with lots to think about surrounding four major concepts: private clouds, specialized clouds, (lack of) standards, and the unresolved legal implications of cloud computing.
Apple iBookstore More Relaxed About Explicit Content
News  |  3/26/2010
Explicit content in Apple's iBookstore seems not to be the problem that it is in the App Store.
Card Hacker Draws 20 Year Sentence
News  |  3/26/2010
Prosecutors said the hacks into accounts held by customers of Barnes & Noble, OfficeMax, TJX, and other retailers resulted in more than $200 million in losses and damages.
CA Completes 3Tera Acquisition
News  |  3/25/2010
The purchase of 3Tera, a supplier of application packaging for the cloud, is CA's third acquisition of a cloud computing startup this year.
Publishers Inking iPad Ad Deals
News  |  3/25/2010
Major publishers are reportedly lining up advertisers to buy interactive ads, including video, to appear on Apple's iPad.
Gmail-To-Outlook Glitch Fixed
News  |  3/25/2010
Google says it's resolved a problem with Google Apps that halted delivery of e-mails and other information to Outlook users.
Dell Builds Out Virtualized Server Management
Commentary  |  3/24/2010
Dell has learned a lot over the last three and a half years, as it's quietly established its Data Center Solutions business, producing cloud-configured servers for, Yahoo, and Microsoft. Now it's crafting management systems to manage those servers like a cloud, as well.
Dell Offers Turnkey Cloud Computing Package
News  |  3/24/2010
The package will integrate PowerEdge C servers and services from Dell with software from Dell partners to reduce the cost of building cloud computing environments.
E-Reader Buyer's Guide
News  |  3/24/2010
We round up an early crop of electronic readers including Amazon's Kindle, Sony's Reader, Barnes & Noble's Nook, and Apple's forthcoming iPad, and see how they stack up.
Google Suggests Ways Around China Apps Roadblocks
News  |  3/24/2010
The search engine giant is warning users of its services in China that disruptions to Google Apps are possible.
Gmail Gets Intruder Alarm
News  |  3/24/2010
Watching for suspicious account activity is now easier for Gmail users.
Dell Unveils Medical Archiving Storage Products
News  |  3/24/2010
Dell Medical Archiving Solution aims to help healthcare providers manage exploding data storage requirements.
GSA To Update Cloud Computing Web Site
News  |  3/24/2010 will get a user interface and content redesign as well as a revamped request for quotations interface and social media hosting capability.
Health IT Storage Challenges To Surge
News  |  3/24/2010
The coming demand for storage will be great, but so will regulatory and compliance scrutiny, data security, risk mitigation, and transparency.
Intel, AMD Servers To Run NYSE Data Centers
News  |  3/23/2010
Like Google, Yahoo, Amazon, and Microsoft, the NYSE is building its data centers with PC-style servers, disk drives, and I/O devices -- on a massive scale.
China Calls Google's Actions 'Wrong'
News  |  3/23/2010
Chinese authorities have warned Google not to politicize commerce.
Technology Connects, Protects Seniors
Commentary  |  3/23/2010
Products for an aging -- but plugged-in -- population address brain fitness, social networking, personal monitoring, and the concerns of caregivers.
Android Builds Extend Corona SDK Beyond iPhone
News  |  3/23/2010
Generating apps that run on multiple mobile platforms is getting easier.
Virtual Lab Managers Pave Path To Cloud
Commentary  |  3/23/2010
I've tried to make this point before: The path to the cloud lies through the virtualization of your own data center infrastructure. The two things are intertwined. And just when I'm wondering how to get the point across again, along comes a "snapshot" from Voke Research to clinch the case.
Google Ends Censorship In China
News  |  3/22/2010
The world now waits for the reaction of the Chinese government.
Chinese Netizens Seek Clarity From Google
News  |  3/22/2010
Internet users in China want Google and the Chinese government to communicate in a more open manner about the company's future plans.
Adobe Flash CS5 For Windows May Violate Apple Rules
News  |  3/19/2010
The language of Apple's iPhone Developer Agreement indicates that using Windows to build iPhone apps is forbidden.
Let Stormy Session On Cloud Standards Be Your Guide
Commentary  |  3/18/2010
A panel Wednesday at the Cloud Connect show in Santa Clara, Calif. to talk about where cloud standards are going did not go as planned. Whatever the script, it was as if the audience had come prepared to present its point of view, and the panel members were forced to listen.
Viacom Secretly Uploaded Videos, YouTube Claims
News  |  3/18/2010
Employees of Viacom allegedly went to Kinko's to upload copyrighted clips to YouTube surreptitiously.
Google, Intel, Sony Plan Android TV Platform
News  |  3/18/2010
The content platform, set-top boxes, and Internet-ready TVs expected to be called Google TV has not been confirmed.
Amazon Launches Kindle For Mac
News  |  3/18/2010
The Apple Mac software expands the number of devices on which e-books bought from Amazon can be read, which now include the iPhone, BlackBerry, and Kindle reader.
Apple Board Member Jerome B. York Dies
News  |  3/18/2010
York, 71, was hospitalized in Michigan on Tuesday following a brain hemorrhage.
Branding Brilliance Behind Cisco's Borderless Networks
Commentary  |  3/18/2010
Our Server Den columnist says that Cisco is smartly encapsulating the deep technology of next-gen networks supporting mobile workers and streaming video, but Juniper and HP ProCurve won't stand idly by.
EMC Offers Microsoft Exchange Protection
News  |  3/18/2010
The integrated set of technologies uses Microsoft Exchange Server 2010's API, including the e-mail server's replication API.
Cloud Connect: NIST Prepares 'Use Case' Site
News  |  3/18/2010
The National Institute of Standards and Technology will build a "use case" repository that may eventually give shape to cloud computing specifications.
Google Calendar Now Finds Best Meeting Time
News  |  3/17/2010
Scheduling becomes easier when treated as a search problem.
Global CIO: Will Cisco's Revolutionary Router Torpedo Tinseltown?
Commentary  |  3/17/2010
Technology is roiling short-sighted Hollywood, and the business-model implications and opportunities for CIOs in every industry are enormous.
Google Nexus One Coming To Sprint
News  |  3/17/2010
The mobile carrier says that it will disclose pricing and availability soon.
Cisco Accelerates Borderless Networks
News  |  3/17/2010
The company is expanding Medianet to support the discovery of endpoint devices whether they are VoIP phones, cameras, or displays.
Google Builds Microsoft Exchange Escape Route
News  |  3/16/2010
Would-be Google Apps converts now have an simple way to liberate their data from Microsoft's popular e-mail server.
Cloud Connect: U.S. IT In Forefront
News  |  3/16/2010
The Cloud Connect conference opens with a warning on how the rest of the world views the U.S.-driven cloud computing phenomenon.
Google Brings Nexus One To AT&T, Rogers Wireless
News  |  3/16/2010
The search company says that it's pleased with sales of the device, even as critics declare the Nexus One a failure.
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