Google Compute Engine pricing drops again

Google Compute Engine pricing drops again Kristin Knapp Google has introduced a new instance type and reduced the costs of its IaaS cloud instances by up to 30%, putting new pressure on rival AWS. Google is again taking aim at Amazon Web Services in the on-going cloud provider pricing war, revealing across-the-board cost reductions to its Google Compute Engine platform. In addition to the price reductions — which come roughly…

May 21, 2015
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Public cloud? Two vendors float on high, says Gartner

AWS leads, but Microsoft still a clear second 19 May 2015 at 15:56, Tim Anderson Gartner’s latest report on Cloud Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) places just two vendors in the coveted top right “Leaders” segment of its “Magic Quadrant” chart. The research and analyst firm presented the report at its Infrastructure, Operations and Data Center Summit in Sydney yesterday. Those two are Amazon Web Services (AWS), which comes top…

May 20, 2015
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Alibaba, Amazon, Microsoft main players in cloud market

Cloudscape
May 20, 2015

Alibaba, Amazon, Microsoft main players in cloud market: columnist ) Aliyun’s headquarters in Hangzhou, Zhejiang province, January 2013. (Photo/CFP) Amazon, Microsoft and Alibaba are set to become the three leaders in the global cloud computing market, according to Chinese columnist Liu Kuang. Alibaba’s Aliyun cloud division recently set up operations in Silicon Valley in California and in Dubai, while rival cloud computing services, Amazon Web Services and Microsoft’s Azure, are…

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Google takes on Amazon and Microsoft

Google takes on Amazon and Microsoft with second cloud price cuts in 12 month Moore’s Law is really working out for them By Chris Merriman GOOGLE HAS CONTINUED its commitment to Moore’s Law-linked pricing, with another round of price cuts for its cloud services, as well as introducing a new class of virtual machine. Last year, the company slashed prices, explaining that it would continue to pass the savings on to…

May 20, 2015
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Netsuite launches Android app

By Brian Karlovsky | Monday, May 18, 2015 – 10:21 Cloud ERP provider NetSuite has launched an end-to-end Cloud business management mobile app for smartphones running Android. NetSuite for Android gives users a unified cloud ERP, CRM and e-commerce functionality to quickly boost remote productivity anytime. The app allows executives and their staff to quickly and easily manage time and expenses, approve sales and purchase orders, create and manage records,…

May 18, 2015
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ITAnyWhere Cloud

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May 18, 2015

ITAnyWhere Cloud helps small businesses with under 100 employees improve productivity, save cost and stay in compliance by moving to the cloud. Build 100% on top AWS, ITAnyWhere Cloud lets people work on any device, anywhere, on any application, for one low flat monthly fee. Included are all of the productivity features like email, instant messaging, content management, file storage and sharing, single sign, and backed by ComputerSupport.com’s onsite and…

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Get ready for another wave of cloud evangelism

Cloudscape
May 18, 2015

  As OpenStack backers gather in Vancouver, the fight to win business workloads ramps up with Google, Amazon, and Microsoft. If you are an information technology professional and haven’t had your fill of cloud computing hype, er, information, brace yourself: There is lots more on its way. This week, the OpenStack Foundation and a seven thousand or so of its closest friends will gather at the OpenStack Summit in Vancouver…

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Azure gives AWS the blues again in Nasuni cloud storage poll

Storage bits express preference for Redmond’s cloud in latest biennial report  14 May 2015 at 13:33, Chris Mellor Storage bits still prefer Microsoft over Amazon’s cloud. So says a report by storage gateway start-up Nasuni. Nasuni offers storage in the cloud to its customers, with its NF-series filers acting as the gateway devices. It offers service-level agreements and so has a strong interest in CSP performance, rating cloud storage suppliers….

May 14, 2015
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Move your big data lightning fast and at a low cost!

All applications need at least some data to function. Big data applications like gaming analytics, weather modeling, and video rendering as well as tools such as flume, MapReduce, and database replication are obvious examples of software that process and move large amounts of data. Even a seemingly simple website might have to copy dictionaries, articles, pictures, and all sorts of data across VMs, and that can add up to a…

May 13, 2015
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Microsoft cloud storage comes up roses in latest survey

Cloudscape
May 13, 2015

A new report from cloud storage provider Nasuni ranks Microsoft Azure ahead of Amazon Web Services S3 and Google Cloud Storage for corporate storage. Here’s another data point for executives weighing a move to cloud computing, well cloud storage, to be more precise. The latest biennial survey from Nasuni, a cloud storage management company, said its latest round of tests comparing performance of cloud storage services from Amazon, Google and…

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