Tag: cloud services

Genomic Data Gets Comfy in the Cloud

May 7, 2012 |

Startup DNANexus is helping to bring personalized medicine to the masses with its cloud-based next-gen sequencing platform.

Learning from Clouds Past: A Look Back at Magellan

Feb 1, 2012 |

Despite high-hopes, community support, and a lot of good science, the Magellan cloud computing project has ended after a two-year run. Like the famous explorer, the current-day Magellan also navigated uncharted waters and documented the journey for the benefit of future generations. The results of the two-year study are now available in the form of an extensive 169-page report.

Providers in Liability Limbo

May 18, 2011 |

When the cloud is used for nefarious purposes as in the case of the Amazon/Sony issue, who’s to blame?

CTO Panel: Are Public Clouds Ripe for Mission Critical Applications?

Feb 15, 2011 |

This week we gathered the opinions of five technical leaders from cloud service companies to gauge their views on customer reception of the idea of placing mission-critical applications on public resources. Just as important as the initial question about the viability of public clouds for core apps is a secondary query—for those that did decide to send mission-critical apps to the public cloud, what was the driving factor?

Higher Ed Budget Cuts Spur Cloud Services Scramble

Feb 9, 2011 |

As the cloud becomes a more commonplace, trusted way to handle needs on a university or university system-wide scale, new ways to manage demand, priority, access and concerns about (de)centralization must be developed.

The New Era of Intermediation

Nov 9, 2010 |

Today an analyst from Gartner highlighted his views on the impending emergence of cloud brokerage services for companies who are eager to explore cloud computing but require expertise to make sure their solutions are complaint, secure and function properly.

NASA Announces Pre-Release of Nebula Cloud Services

Oct 22, 2010 |

This week NASA announced the pre-release for its Nebula-powered Cloud Services for internal personnel, bringing an end to the beta period and spawning an era of new experimentation with a cloud platform for agency research.

EMC Suddenly Cedes the Clouds

Jul 4, 2010 |

Just in time for the holidays in the U.S., EMC made a sudden announcement that it would be pulling all support for its previously much-heralded Atmos services and that, well, if you weren’t busy this weekend, would you mind getting all of your data out? Like now? Predictbly, this does not bode well for the tentative repuation of cloud services.

Cloud, Wall Street and the Low Latency Imperative

Jun 17, 2010 |

The battle for the lowest possible latency has been raging in the financial services sector for years but is not the most critical factor for every segment of the industry. While low latency will be enhanced in cloud developments, for now it appears that only this small non-latency-obsessed market can be reached by cloud vendors.

Digital Data Created in 2020 Forecasted at 35 Zettabytes; Cloud Computing Will Manage Data Growth

May 3, 2010 |

Cloud computing will be an integral part of the digital universe, says a report by analyst firm IDC.