cloud computing

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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Iomega StorCenter ix2 Network Storage sets new bar for the business cloud

Iomega StorCenter ix2 Network Storage sets new bar for the business cloud

There's more than one announcement this week from Iomega regarding storage solutions for your own home network, this particular one on Iomega StorCenter ix2 Network Storage speaking specifically to the business crowd instead of your living room. This solution works with Linux, Mac, and PC, and will be bundled with such unique brands of cloud management as EMC Atmos and Mozy. Get your small business on the same piece of hardware to make all things one, and all things simple!

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Iomega EZ Media and Backup Center revealed

Iomega EZ Media and Backup Center revealed

When it comes to digital storage of files from your computer and for your home network, Iomega is the name you really ought to be thinking of this week due in part to their announcement of the new Iomega EZ Media & Backup Center line of drives. What you've got here is a network storage solution that allows you to have one central point for all the devices in your home network. To make this solution work, it's a simple process which include CD-less, simple, online backup - dive in!

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Amazon’s cloud supercomputer is the 42nd fastest around

Amazon’s cloud supercomputer is the 42nd fastest around

Supercomputers have been getting ranked on their performance for a long time now. The list of the fastest surfaces each year and often it changes from printing to printing as new supercomputers are deployed around the world for scientific and educational purposes. Generally, the machines are in place at government labs and universities and are only for use by the staff at those locations.

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