cloud computing

Windows 8 Release set with Google Drive

Windows 8 Release set with Google Drive

It appears that along with the Windows 8 Release set for early June we'll likely also be seeing Google Drive sitting on the desktop in app from right out of the box. With Google Drive having its full release party today several weeks before any Microsoft official release of their up and coming operating system, it's very possible that both companies are allowing this cloud storage initiative bake for a while before deciding if it's worth integrating with the release of the new Windows software. Information on the possibility of integration comes to us in the anonymous tipster from a source close to the matter.

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Google Drive Hands-on for Android

Google Drive Hands-on for Android

The folks at Google have just made their cloud storage initiative Google Drive live this week and we're taking an early look at the Google Drive app for Android. What we've got here is an extremely simple to use folder system connected to Google's servers in the cloud, with separations between documents, images, text files, spreadsheets, and presentations. This app effectively replaces Google Docs, integrating that environment into the greater Google Drive world.

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IBM launches cloud-ready PureSystems

IBM launches cloud-ready PureSystems

IBM has launched a new family of integrated, flexible, and scalable computing systems designed to simplify and automate enterprise cloud computing, acting as building blocks for cloud-ready data centers. The new integrated hardware and software solution is called PureSystems and will kick off with two models, PureFlex System and PureApplications System, that will begin shipping this quarter.

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Dell acquires Wyse to extend cloud computing offerings

Dell acquires Wyse to extend cloud computing offerings

While Dell lost some market share last year to Lenovo, they still hold a strong presence in both the desktop and server market. It looks like the company is hoping to make more inroads into the virtualization market, as Dell this morning announced the acquisition of cloud client computing company Wyse Technology.

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Intel launches Xeon E5-2600 server chips for cloud computing

Intel launches Xeon E5-2600 server chips for cloud computing

Intel has launched its Xeon E5-2600 server chips, which are designed to tackle web-based cloud computing. This market is estimated to have an annual growth of 33 percent through 2015 thanks to the proliferation of mobile devices, such as smartphones and tablets, for accessing the internet or otherwise requiring internet connectivity for cloud-based services.

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Microsoft snipes at Google Apps in latest ad

Microsoft snipes at Google Apps in latest ad

Microsoft can't seem to stop taking pot-shots at Google, and following the privacy-fear-flogging Gmail Man video comes an attack on the Office-rivaling Google Apps. The new video - which you can see after the cut - pits a sleazy Google Apps salesman against the enterprise market and, somewhat bizarrely, some soulful crooning about how we should fear the "Googlighting" man and the possibility that Google could simply pull the plug on features we're reliant on or, in fact, whole services.

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Google promises less frustrating Chromebooks

Google promises less frustrating Chromebooks

Google's Chromebooks, web-centric ultraportables intended to drive adoption of cloud-computing, are set to get faster, the company has confirmed, as it makes a second try at the notebook market. "We are really looking forward to the next generation of Chromebooks" Sundar Pichai, senior vice president of Chrome, told CNET, "we will improve on the dimensions of speed, simplicity, and security." It's speed that has been one of the primary complaints, Google concedes, and it's there that the search giant has focused its efforts for the new generation.

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Google Drive spotted in the wild

Google Drive spotted in the wild

It'll be one massively definitive day when Google unleashes what we still must guess the details of: Google Drive, their soon to be revealed cloud storage service. This service is said to be a free service for most average citizens and businesses with a premium option with added space available also at launch. What we're seeing here today is a screenshot of what one user speaking with GeekWire says is the current way Google Drive looks behind the scenes - looks familiar, yes?

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Acer CloudMobile Android 4.0 ICS smartphone revealed and detailed

Acer CloudMobile Android 4.0 ICS smartphone revealed and detailed

Today Acer has both revealed the Acer CloudMobile smartphone and shown it to be a winner of the iF design award 2012. This award is given to Acer for the smartphone for recognition of outstanding achievement in design, and the device is set to be revealed again in detail at Mobile World Congress 2012. This device is the first smartphone in the Acer line to offer AcerCloud technology and is set to be released with Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich aboard.

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