Cloud storage is becoming all the rage nowadays, but some people are wanting to take it to the next level. That's what Nebula is for, a new startup company that was founded a couple of years ago, and they officially launched the Nebula One, which is what they call a "cloud computer" that's based on OpenStack.
Amazon powers a variety of websites on the internet, including several popular services like Netflix and Instagram. However, it looks like Amazon is digging deeper into partnerships, as it's rumored that the e-tailer giant and the Central Intelligence Agency have made a deal for Amazon to provide cloud services to the government organization.
This week at NVIDIA's own GPU Technology Conference 2013, we've been introduced to no less than the company's first end-to-end system: NVIDIA GRID VCA. The VCA part of the name stands for "Visual Computing Appliance", and it's part of the greater NVIDIA GRID family we were re-introduced to at CES 2013 earlier this year. This VCA is NVIDIA's way of addressing those users - and SMBs (small-to-medium businesses) - out there that want a single web-accessible database without a massive rack of servers.
Netflix is looking to boost the reality of cloud computing via its OSS, taking it to the next level and helping it realize its potential. How is it doing this? Via its Netflix Cloud Prize competition, which it is using to challenge developers across the world to come up with improvements in secure, reliable, and usable, among other things. There are ten categories in total.
If you remember your college days (or are currently experiencing them now), then you no doubt remember all of those collaboration projects that your professors made you work on. To help out, Microsoft is now offering college students three months of Office 365 University and 20GB of SkyDrive storage for free.
Dell may have ditched its Android phone plans, but it's still kicking Google's OS around, with the new Dell Wyse Project Ophelia USB computer relying on Android to turn any display into a PC or cloud gaming system. Slightly larger than a memory stick, Project Ophelia plugs into the USB port on compatible TVs or monitors and boots into a customized cloud-centric interface, remotely accessing your Windows PC and allowing you to view and edit all of your usual files. However, Dell also suggests that it could make for a great personal cloud gaming system, echoing features from OnLive and NVIDIA's new Project SHIELD.
In an effort to move into the 21st century, the city of Chicago has signed a deal with Microsoft to bring the company's Office 365 cloud services to city employees. Mayor Rahm Emanuel announced the news today, and the city will move 30,000 employees to Microsoft's Office 365 for cloud-based email and other productivity apps.
In an effort to boost its Creative Cloud service, Adobe has acquired Behance, an online service where creative professionals can showcase their portfolios. With the acquisition, Adobe is looking to expand its web-based offerings with more community-focused features that users can take advantage of.
Adobe updated some of its Creative Suite 6 products earlier, but they're at it yet again, introducing a few updates to their new Creative Cloud subscription service. The service adds a new feature call Teams, as well as a number of other features exclusive to subscribers, including Smart Object support for the Blur Gallery and Liquify tools.