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Does Dell have a cloudy cloud strategy story (Part II)?

Does Dell have a cloudy cloud strategy story (Part II)?

This is the second of two posts (here is the first post) that are part of ongoing industry trends and perspectives cloud conversations series that looks at Dell and their cloud strategy story. So what does the first post have to do with Dell having a cloudy cloud strategy story? Simple, there have been some [...]

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Does Dell have a cloudy cloud strategy story (Part I)?

Does Dell have a cloudy cloud strategy story (Part I)?

This is first of a two-part post (click here for second post) that is part of ongoing industry trends and perspective cloud conversations series that looks at Dell and their cloud strategy story. For background, some previous Dell posts are found here, here, here and here. Here is a link that has video of the [...]

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An Operating System in the Cloud: TransOS Could Displace Conventional Desktop Operating Systems

A new-cloud based operating system for all kinds of computer is being developed by researchers in China. Details of the TransOS system are reported in a forthcoming special issue of the International Journal of Cloud Computing. Computer users are familiar to different degrees with the operating system that gets their machines up and running, whether [...]

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Stopping Cloud Computer Problems Before They Start

Researchers from North Carolina State University have developed a new software tool to prevent performance disruptions in cloud computing systems by automatically identifying and responding to potential anomalies before they can develop into problems. Cloud computing enables users to create multiple “virtual machines” that operate independently, even though they are all operating on one large [...]

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Google Compute Engine: Infrastructure as a Service

Google Compute Engine: Infrastructure as a Service

As is well known, there are three types of cloud computing: software as a service (SaaS), such as Salesforce.com; platform as a service (PaaS), such as Google App Engine; and infrastructure as a service (IaaS), such as Amazon’s AWS. Google has been in the PaaS space but recently dived into IaaS. A great thing about [...]

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Angry Birds Meets Bioinformatics

Angry Birds Meets Bioinformatics

For years researchers have been looking for ways to improve patient care by making better use of health information. So far, Big Data and Web 3.0, techie terms for massive stores of patient data and a unified global system to analyze it — have not realized their full potential in medical research. This snapshot is [...]

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What is Your Digital Grid?

What is Your Digital Grid?

As consumers of digital technology do you not get the sense that the pace of change is increasing and impacting us with little time to sit back, watch, take things in, and try to make sense of it all.  Nowadays digital devices and digital environments tend to suddenly show up almost invisible to our awareness [...]

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Some Basics of Cloud Computing in 10 Minutes

Some Basics of Cloud Computing in 10 Minutes

The recent Open Cloud Conference was a little different from other conferences on cloud computing. It was not big compared with other nationwide conferences, but it attracted a lot of technology geeks and practitioners of cloud computing. Most people were casually dressed (more relaxed than even standard Silicon Valley attire), and most of them were [...]

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Evaluating Apache Cassandra as a Cloud Database

Evaluating Apache Cassandra as a Cloud Database

Whether deciding to move a small or significant amount of data to a cloud database, today’s IT decision-makers need to understand whether the solution they’re considering is designed and/or implemented in a way that utilizes all the benefits and promises of cloud computing. This paper examines those key characteristics and discusses how Apache CassandraTM stacks [...]

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I Confess….Mobile Computing…..

I Confess….Mobile Computing…..

Sometimes it is hard to admit that I am a laggard when it comes to the adoption of new technologies and services. I laugh at my friends who do not use LinkedIn, Facebook, or Twitter. But I now admit that I have not been exposed to mobile computing firsthand. Well, I was exposed to it [...]

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