By Louis Columbus on May 14, 2013
Evangelizing development on any cloud computing or enterprise platform is challenging, costly and takes a unique skill set that can educate, persuade, sell and serve developers at the same time. The companies who excel at this exude technical prowess and as a result earn and keep trust. For Cloud Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) [...]
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By Louis Columbus on April 11, 2013
Relying on cloud computing strategies to free up dollars and time that can quickly be re-invested in product and service innovation emerged as the highest priority for respondents in a recent Rackspace survey. While cost reductions were significant, the greatest contributions were seen in investments in innovation (48%), new product & service development (45%), [...]
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By Sandy Kemsley on January 14, 2013
Earlier this week, I linked to the Paperless 2013 website, a vendor-sponsored initiative that encourages businesses to cut paper, ostensibly for environmental reasons. The products featured by the sponsor vendors – Google Drive, HelloFax, Manilla, HelloSign, Expensify, Xero and Fujitsu ScanSnap – can certainly assist with this, although I run a completely paperless office using [...]
By Tom Raftery on May 8, 2012
Regular GreenMonk readers will be very aware that I am deeply skeptical about claims that Cloud Computing is Green (or even energy efficient). And that I talk about the significant carbon, water and biodiversity effects cloud computing can have. One of the biggest issues with any claims of Cloud Computing being energy efficient, or [...]
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By Basab Pradhan on October 28, 2011
With due apologies to my non-Hindi speaking readers. A Bollywood film with a similar title just fit so nicely. It means “Why is Robert Scoble so angry?” And boy is he angry. A couple of days back, Robert Scoble, who hopefully needs no introduction to readers of this blog, posted a rant on the usability [...]
By R "Ray" Wang on June 6, 2011
THE GENESIS Today, we announce an award that celebrates and recognizes leaders who have overcome the odds to successfully apply emerging and disruptive technologies for their organizations. In Search of Protostars Most award programs recognize the technology suppliers for their advancements in the market. Few, if any programs, have recognized individuals for their courage in [...]
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By Michael Coté on March 8, 2011
Rackspace announces a support plan for OpenStack, while Dell, Rackspace, and Opscode announce an OpenStack installer for quick cloud building.
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By Michael Coté on January 18, 2011
The open source cloud platform OpenStack has it’s first production use outside of the founding partners of Rackspace and NASA. Internap has launched, though still in beta, a cloud storage offering called XIPCloud that uses the OpenStack Object Storage.
By Michael Coté on October 20, 2010
My discussions with the tech press about SAP’s recent Big Data and private cloud announcements.
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By Michael Coté on October 7, 2010
Rackspace got into the app store/marketplace space today with the launch of it’s AppMatcher service.