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5 Cloud Computing Funding Stories You Might Have Missed, Nov. 21 – Talkin’ Cloud

Posted on Nov 21, 2014 in Cloud News

Talkin' Cloud brings together the top cloud computing financing stories of the week for readers.

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Asustek hosts event to showcase cloud computing, IoT solutions – Digitimes

Posted on Nov 20, 2014 in Cloud News

Asustek hosts event to showcase cloud computing, IoT solutions Monica Chen, Taipei; Joseph Tsai, DIGITIMES [Wednesday 19 November 2014] Asustek Computer hosted Asus Cloud Solution Day on November 19 to demonstrate its latest Internet of Things (IoT) and cloud computing solutions and strategies.

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Verizon announces its Cloud Marketplace is open for business – CloudTech

Posted on Nov 19, 2014 in Cloud News

Picture credit: iStockPhoto Verizon Enterprise Solutions has announced the official launch of its Verizon Cloud Marketplace, a store for software certified to operate in the Verizon cloud. The communications provider has been aggressive in its cloud push in recent months, and is opening up this one-stop shop with a variety of partners, including AppDynamics, Hitachi and Juniper Networks. “The launch of Verizon Cloud Marketplace is an important milestone in the ongoing evolution of our cloud ecosystem,” said SVP cloud services Siki Giunta.

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Cloud computing and privacy series: the general legal framework (part 1 of 6) – Lexology (registration)

Posted on Nov 18, 2014 in Cloud News

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Must-knows about cloud computing in healthcare – TechTarget

Posted on Nov 18, 2014 in Cloud News

Cloud computing has much more to offer than simply hosting email services, sharing photos or backing up mobile devices. Those are functions most often associated with popular cloud services such as Google Drive, DropBox or iCloud

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Pros, cons, myths and risks: Nashville experts talk cloud computing – Nashville Business Journal (blog)

Posted on Nov 18, 2014 in Cloud News

Nov 18, 2014, 12:57pm CST View Photos Nathan Morgan | Nashville Business Journal Micah Trotti, corporate counsel with HCA Holdings Inc.'s IT division, center, speaks during Tuesday's panel discussion. You may not think your business has any information stored in the cloud, but it does. (Quick: Who handles your email spam filter?) And whatever business functions you already use the cloud for are only poised to increase

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Cloud Computing Set to Rain on Indian Outsourcers’ Parade – Wall Street Journal (blog)

Posted on Nov 18, 2014 in Cloud News

There are dark clouds on the horizon of India’s information technology and outsourcing industry.

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Mobile Cloud Computing in the Biomass Industry – Biomass Magazine

Posted on Nov 18, 2014 in Cloud News

Mobile supply chain management integrates software applications with mobile devices to allow users to wirelessly operate at any location.

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Jared Wray, CTO, CenturyLink: On change for telcos as they move to the cloud – CloudTech

Posted on Nov 17, 2014 in Cloud News

Picture credit: CenturyLink Feature CenturyLink is a cloud provider on a mission. With nearly fifty years’ experience in the traditional telecommunications space, it’s looking to challenge the main storage and infrastructure players.

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Tech giants scouting for cloud computing specialists – Economic Times

Posted on Nov 17, 2014 in Cloud News

By Amrita Premrajan, TimesJobs.com BureauAre you an IT professional with a proven expertise in cloud computing technologies? If yes, then tech giants like IBM, SAP Labs, Wipro and HP might be looking for you!Cloud computing has been the hottest buzzword in the tech industry in the last five years. Tech product companies are currently in the phase of aggressively building their cloud solutions and to do this, they are scouting for IT professionals specialising in cloud computing technologies.A deep dive into TimesJobs.com data highlighted that tech solution providers such as IBM, HP, SAP Labs, Wipro, Cisco, among others, are now specifically demanding such 'cloud computing specialists' who can build, test, implement and do the post-delivery support for their cloud solutions.So if you are an IT professional with sound domain knowledge of cloud computing technologies, this might just be the right time for you to make a move into such a 'cloud specialist' role.Analysis of TimesJobs.com data revealed that there are three core cloud computing centric job profiles that the IT industry is currently demanding.We bring to you the skills and experience for these profiles:Developer - Cloud system softwareThe profile calls for BE/BTech professionals with expertise in software development Demand exists within tech companies such as SAP Labs, IBM, Oracle, which are specifically focusing on building cloud computing softwareJob role: IT professionals applying for this profile would have to work with other developers and cloud solution product owners to brainstorm, develop and deliver cloud computing software framework.Experience: 2-4 years in the tech industry.Skills in demandExcellent knowledge of cloud based frameworks on Platform as a Service (PaaS) infrastructures like Cloud Foundry, Heroku, AWS Elastic Beanstalk, Force.com Working know-how of designing and building application extensions in the cloud and Internet of Things (IoT) Excellent programming know-how in JAVA/JavaScript or in other languages, especially framework development Sound knowledge in Object Oriented Programming Principles, Design Patterns and Software ArchitectureCloud systems architectProfile requires expertise in both software and hardware and also in their integration to deliver a complete cloud computingDemand exists within cloud solution providers such as IBM, Intel, Oracle and HP focusing on building complete cloud architecture for its clientsJob role: The IT professionals need to engage with the tech company's client at a business level, understand their requirement of cloud solutions and ultimately translate it into technology solutions by architecting the complete cloud solution for them.Experience: More than 5 years of industry experience.Skills in demandAbility to identify potential problem areas in cloud architecture Expertise to build feasible cloud architecture by estimating cost, implementing, doing system integration and ultimately ensuring its successful working Proven expertise in areas of server, storage, networking and data centre consolidation Hands on experience in the field of virtualisation technologies from vendors such as IBM, VMware, Microsoft and RedhatCloud administratorProfile requires IT professionals with proven IT hardware skillsDemand exists within tech companies such as CtrlS and Wipro, which are in the business of data centers offering IaaSJob role: IT professionals would have to lead the management of the entire data center technology infrastructure administration, its maintenance and provisioning infrastructure for different clients.Experience: Minimum 2 years of experience in cloud computing environments.Skills in demandKnowledge of tools and scripts that enable close monitoring of cloud infrastructure Understanding of how to provision required compute infrastructure via infrastructure management portal and maintain billing system Knowledge of tools that enable generation of reports for the infrastructure and capacity management Ability to manage all service level agreements and take lead in vendor management

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Cloud computing makes for some strange bedfellows – Gigaom

Posted on Nov 16, 2014 in Cloud News

Last week there was so much going on at AWS Re:invent, I missed a lot – even some eyebrow-raising stuff. Like for instance, that OpenStack-oriented Rackspace will now support and sell Microsoft Azure services. Second, Microsoft-oriented Apprenda private PaaS will now run on Amazon Web Services.

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Cloud Consistency: The U.S. Government Cloud Computing Technology Roadmap – MSPmentor

Posted on Nov 14, 2014 in Cloud News

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) released its final version of the US Government Cloud Computing Technology Roadmap, Volumes I and II recently. The roadmap provides international guidelines, objectives and “Priority Action Plans” for cloud computing, with the hope of improving cybersecurity for the United States' critical infrastructure and individual organizations. Taking into consideration over 200 comments from other nations worldwide, this document covers a wide range of relevant ideas, challenges and recommendations related to cloud management and deployment

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5 Cloud Computing Funding Stories You Might Have Missed, Nov. 14 – Talkin’ Cloud

Posted on Nov 14, 2014 in Cloud News

Talkin' Cloud brings together the top cloud computing financing stories of the week for readers. Each week Talkin' Cloud compiles a list of cloud computing financing stories for readers who might have missed the news earlier in the week. This week's column features funding news from Jandi, Evident.io, Peak, Evernote and Avalara

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Avnet Technology Solutions Unveils Cloud Toolset for MSP, VAR Partners – MSPmentor

Posted on Nov 14, 2014 in Cloud News

Tim FitzGerald, vice president of cloud solutions for Avnet Technology Solutions' Americas division Avnet Technology Solutions (AVT) has unveiled a cloud toolset to help its American and Canadian managed service provider (MSP) and value-added reseller (VAR) partners "govern, consolidate, manage and track cloud accounts across multiple cloud providers." The Phoenix-based IT solutions distributor this week launched the Avnet Cloud Toolset (ACT) to help partners support their Amazon Web Services (AWS) and IBM SoftLayer customers. Avnet said ACT gives its partners better visibility and usage data across various cloud platforms providing insights on how to optimize cloud resources.

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Following Google and Microsoft, Amazon Embraces the Next Big Thing in Cloud … – Wired

Posted on Nov 13, 2014 in Cloud News

The next big thing in cloud computing just found a prime spot on the world’s largest cloud computing company. On Thursday, Amazon announced a new cloud service that helps software developers and businesses build and operate their online applications using Docker, a technology that aims to make online software significantly more efficient

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