How Much Revenue Is Being Generated by Cloud Computing?

Dmitry Sotnikov is trying to answer this question at his enterprise cloud blog. He doesn’t try to be comprehensive. It’s a lot easier to look at the sales of large public companies since they have to provide so much disclosure when they make capital investments. And of course, the big vendors have been sinking large […]

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Apple’s Personal Data Cloud Located in North Carolina

The new Apple iCloud service is certain to give cloud computing a major boost in terms of consumer accepance. The service will educate a generation of consumers that their most precious data — work data, personal photos, music collections — can and should be managed by a remote service that is not on their personal […]

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FT’s eye-opening report of cloud computing adoption plans is not exactly impartial

A story on the FT.com website today reported a claim that was so optimistic about the future of cloud computing, I just had to read more about it. The FT story is titled Battlelines in Cloud Services Market and it is largely about a $2.5 billion cquisition bid by CenturyTel for Savvis. But a few […]

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Microsoft moving 1,600 USDA email accounts to the cloud every day

The federal government is well into its plan to move a significant percent of its IT onto cloud servers. The Washington Post has an update and it reports Microsoft is deep into the process of moving the Agriculture Department’s email system with 17,000 accounts moved already and over 100,000 scheduled to be moved before the […]

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Amazon apologizes

If you take away someone’s livelihood for three or four days, it’s just good manners to apologize. And to show you really mean it, why not add 10 days worth of free service to show you really mean it. Well that’s what Amazon is doing. They’ve sent out a 5,000 word apology to customers in […]

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Apple buys iCloud.com domain for a rumored $4 million plus

The price has not been confirmed but the Wall Street Journnal’s Digital Daily has confirmed that Apple bought the domain name iCloud.com from a Swedish company, Xcerion. The rumors are that Apple is paying over $4 million. As I write this, the iCloud.com domain is still pointing to Xcerion’s data-hosting service which is also answering […]

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How much data did Amazon lose in the outage?

Amazon is apparently still sorting through the wreckage of its outage. It has now been forced to admit that some data was permanently lost but it still seems unsure of exactly what was lost and whether there is some chance to recover it. Business Insider obtained a copy of the email sent to customers and […]

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Introduction to Cloud Computing for small business owners considering a switch

I came across this well-written post via Twitter — one man’s history and introduction to cloud computing. It is not a full education but there are no buzz words and no new acronyms to learn. ┬áThe author even works in references to Buddy Holly and Santa Claus. Is the cloud for your business? It depends. […]

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Amazon EC2 Failure Brings Down Quora and Reddit

A major failure deep inside the bowels of Amazon’s EC2 infrastructure has taken several large websites offline. Quora, Reddit and Foursquare are among the sites affected. Foursquare appeared to be offline only briefly while the other sites were down for the better part of the day. Customers began to receive emergency alert emails at 2:49 […]

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Cisco FabricPath at Center of Data Center 3.0 Cloud Design

Cisco unveiled a slew of new products, as part of its growing Data Center 3.0, a platform that is moving closer to a complete cloud architecture. The most significant product is Cisco FabricPath, a networking technology designed to improve network scalability, and resource agility. In its report, InfoWorld noted… Cisco is also drawing on its […]