cloud computing

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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Paramount’s UltraViolet cloud-based movies now available

Paramount’s UltraViolet cloud-based movies now available

Though Paramount will not be the only group to have UltraViolet digital movies in the near future, they're currently the first and only group to offer the service through their site. What UltraViolet offers is a copy of your movie "in the cloud" right after purchasing it in physical or digital form. In this way the film industry hopes not only to offer its consumer base a new bit of value, but to fight off piracy as this process may prove to be the easiest way to have your videos anywhere, anytime.

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Microsoft System Center 2012 hits the private cloud running

Microsoft System Center 2012 hits the private cloud running

For those of you looking to create a private cloud in a very real way over the past few years and have done your research on what making a professional effort of doing so have likely heard of VMware, the biggest name in the business thus far - but as Microsoft has shown this week, their jump into the environment will be comprehensive, simple to manage, and inexpensive - a powerful combination indeed. At a release candidate launch webcast, Microsoft's corporate vice president of management and security spoke on how they'll soon have their management suite offered as a single product instead of the modular components of their competitors. This suite, System Center 2012, will have a standard version for $1,323, and a data center version for $3,600 USD.

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