Category: Cloud Computing

PayPal Replacing VMware With OpenStack

In a move that could become increasingly common for large virtual data centers in the future, PayPal has announced that, over time, it will be replacing VMware in its data centers with OpenStack… as...

Google+ Surpasses a Half Billion Users

In its short 18 months of existence, Google+ has endured a lot of criticism and a few growing pains along the way.  Once declared “dead” by many industry pundits, Google+ has rebounded spectacularly.  Now boasting...

7 Cloud Computing Myths Debunked

As cloud computing has gained traction in the computing industry, there have been quite a number of “myths” or “urban legends” that have developed concerning its reliability, security, major players and etc.  The link...

Your Brain by the Numbers

Check out the infographic from Scientific American containing some fascinating statistics concerning the human brain at http://www.scientificamerican.com/article.cfm?id=mind-in-pictures-your-brain-by-the-numbers To me, perhaps the most interesting of these statistics is the number of calculations per second that...

Leveraging the Cloud for Disasters

It is not really that surprising that regional devastation at the scale that Hurricane Sandy wrought has elevated the industry chatter concerning how cloud computing could significantly enhance an organization’s ability to survive such...

VMware Releases Horizon Mobile

This new product from the folks at VMware will enable enterprises to create a secure “corporate workspace” on iOS and Android based devices; thus allowing these devices to securely connect to corporate resources in...

OpenStack Fights Cloud Lock-In Worries

One of the biggest perceived problems with moving to the cloud is something called “cloud vendor lock-in” where, once you choose a cloud platform vendor, you are locked into the offerings and innovations that...