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AWS Summit 2013: Focus on Cost, Security, Big Data and DevOps

by Grischa Ekart on  May 31, 2013

Amazon's free, one-day cloud community event took place in Berlin this month. Aimed at developers, technical and business leaders, the topics of the series increasingly focus on cost effectiveness, high availability, big data and security. The summit was complemented with presentations from successful local AWS adopters.

Two More DevOps Tool Vendors Acquired

by Jonathan Allen on  Apr 22, 2013

The excitement over DevOps is continuing to increase in major corporations. Today it was announced that two DevOps tool vendors were acquired. UrbanCode was picked up by IBM while Nolio went to CA Technologies.

Businesses in US Embracing Cloud at Faster Rate than in UK, Survey Shows

by Richard Seroter on  Feb 06, 2013 2

While 94% of businesses consider business process automation an important component of their overall productivity, opinions differ on the role of cloud technologies in automation solutions. According to a new survey conducted on behalf of Redwood Software, the use of cloud technologies differs greatly between the United States and United Kingdom, and among industries.

Amazon Registers AWS with CSA STAR

by Daniel Rubio on  Aug 13, 2012

CSA security registry continues to gain relevance through the incorporation of Amazon AWS into the registry.

Google’s New IaaS Offering Runs Linux VMs in the Cloud

by Michael Floyd on  Jun 28, 2012

Google today disclosed details of Compute Engine, an IaaS offering that runs Linux VMs on demand utilizing Google’s cloud infrastructure. Google Compute Engine (GCE) supports 1, 2, 4 and 8 virtual core VMs with 3.75GB RAM per virtual core

Future of Cloud Security Assessments: Microsoft Leads with Public Registrations on CSA

by Jeevak Kasarkod on  Apr 16, 2012 1

Microsoft has registered security assessments for Office 365, Windows Azure and Dynamics CRM for public consumption on the cloud security alliance's security registry, STAR. Microsoft is the first major service provider to register their assessments at a time when security concerns in the public cloud space continue to grow.

WebGL, WebCL, MultiCores: The State and Future of Parallel Javascript in the Browser with RiverTrail

by W. Schuster and D. Synodinos on  Nov 12, 2011 1

JavaScript has remained sequential although parallel processing capabilities are currently available even on mobile devices. Intel Labs has been working on an extension of JavaScript that takes advantage of multi-core systems and has released a Firefox plugin. InfoQ had an exclusive interview with  Stephan Herhut from Intel Labs about this work.

Tizen, a New Open Source Mobile OS Developed by Intel and Samsung

by Abel Avram on  Sep 28, 2011 4

Intel is dropping MeeGo and joining forces with Samsung to create Tizen, a new mobile OS based on HTML5 and emerging web technologies.

JavaScript Extension that Adds Parallel Processing Capabilities Unveiled by Intel

by Dio Synodinos on  Sep 16, 2011

JavaScript, the language that powers the Web, has mainly remained sequentially, although parallel processing capabilities are currently available even on mobile devices. Intel Labs has been working on an extension of JavaScript that takes advantage of multi-core systems and has released a Firefox plugin.

New DMTF WorkGroup To Address Cloud Security Concerns Through Cloud Audit Standards

by Jeevak Kasarkod on  May 08, 2011

Security concerns still remain the top inhibitor of cloud adoption and cloud audits will alleviate some of these concerns. DMTF instituted the Cloud Audit Data Federation Work Group (CADFWG) to define specifications which will empower organizations to audit cloud-based IT resources, regardless of their chosen cloud provider.

OpenStack Discusses Cactus, Previews Diablo

by Michael Floyd on  Apr 25, 2011

The OpenStack project gathered late last week, and amidst the Amazon EBS debacle, held a Webinar to both elaborate on new features introduced in Cactus and describe anticipated elements of the upcoming Diablo release.

Internet Security: an Interview with David Durham

by Dave West on  Sep 30, 2009

David Durham, manager of Intel's Security and Cryptography Research group, was recently interviewed on the subject of Internet and Computer Security. The interview covers a wide range of topics including the "monetization of malware," Cloud-based detection of malware, security of data stored in the Cloud, "Botnets in the Dark Cloud," and malware as a tool in geo-politics.

Intel Is Porting Silverlight to Moblin, a Linux OS

by Abel Avram on  Sep 24, 2009

Intel has showcased IIS Smooth Streaming running on Windows 7 but also on a Moblin device based on their Atom processor on September 23rd during Intel Development Forum 2009. This indicates an effort to port Silverlight to Linux separate than Moonlight.

Article: The Economics of Service Orientation

by Dave West on  May 18, 2009

This article explores the structural economic changes brought about by service orientation and how the concept of services and reuse at the service level promises to relieve the enormous pressure arising from increasing costs and flat budgets. Service orientation is compared to other strategies for keeping costs in check.

Article: Introduction to Virtual Service Oriented Grids

by Dave West on  May 06, 2009

This article from Intel traces three technologies (virtualization, service-orientation, and grid computing) as they merge to offer a hybrid platform for architecture, design, and applications development. The article includes a bit of technology history, a synthesis, and an industry example of the potential of this hybrid technology.

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