CLOUD COMPUTING

  • HP to invest over $1 billion in opensource cloud computing May 7, 2014

    Bangalore: HewlettPackard Co said it plans to invest more than $1 billion over the next two years to develop and offer cloudcomputing products and services. The company said it will make its OpenStackbased public cloud services available in 20 data centres over the next 18 months. OpenStack, a cloud computing project that...
  • New CEO Satya Nadella seeks to push Microsoft toward mobile, cloud computing April 16, 2014

    San Francisco: Microsoft Corp needs a "data culture" to thrive in the new computing environment, according to Chief Executive Satya Nadella, in his third public appearance in three weeks putting his imprint on the software company. Nadella, who took the helm in February, is seeking to push Microsoft further toward mobile...
  • After Google, Amazon slashes cloud computing prices March 27, 2014

    San Francisco: Amazon.com Inc will drop prices on most of its cloud computing services starting April 1, the largest US online retailer said on Wednesday, a day after rival Google Inc outlined a major price cut of its own. The price cuts range from 10 per cent to 65 per cent,...
  • Oracle to buy Responsys for $1.39 billion in cloud software push December 21, 2013

    Bangalore: Oracle Corp, the world's No. 2 business software maker, said it would buy webbased marketing software maker Responsys Inc for about $1.39 billion to bolster its cloud computing offerings. Oracle, led by billionaire Larry Ellison, has been focusing on cloud software to fend off competition from nimbler rivals such as...
  • Does Microsoft need Xbox? November 24, 2013

    Los Angeles: Microsoft Chairman Bill Gates donned a cool leather jacket when he first introduced the Xbox onstage in 2000. More than a decade later, the video game console is still the hippest brand in Microsoft's portfolio. But as the company begins selling its first new Xbox in eight years...
  • ZTE aims to expand cloud computing services overseas September 17, 2013

    Singapore: China's ZTE Corp, the world's fifth largest telecoms equipment maker, plans to expand cloud computing services abroad, despite the challenge of allaying security concerns. "Nowadays, data privacy has become a hot topic. But we understand that every customer has its own requirements and characteristics and we are always monitoring developments...
  • Bitter rivals Oracle, Salesforce team up on cloud June 26, 2013

    Boston: Oracle Corp, the technology giant losing market share to younger firms that sell software via the Web, has signed a longterm partnership with archrival and cloud computing pioneer Salesforce.com Inc. The two companies said on Tuesday that Oracle will integrate some of its cloudbased software programs with Salesforce products. The...
  • IBM buying cloud computing company SoftLayer June 5, 2013

    Armonk: IBM is buying cloud computing company SoftLayer Technologies Inc. to expand its online software business. Financial terms were not disclosed Tuesday. SoftLayer is a privately held company based in Dallas with 13 data centers in the US, Asia and Europe. Software stored and accessed on the Internet is increasingly popular with...
  • Huawei sees sales up 10 per cent on cloud computing, smartphones April 8, 2013

    Shenzhen: China's Huawei Technologies Co Ltd, the world's No.2 telecom equipment maker, said on Monday it expects a compound growth rate of 10 per cent in annual sales over the next five years, lifted by cloud computing and smartphone sales. Rotating Chief Executive Officer Guo Ping was speaking at the company's...
  • Infosys head to lead govt's cloud computing panel July 8, 2012

    New Delhi: The government has set up a committee to recommend the framework for cloud computing services under the chairmanship of Infosys' Executive CoChairman S Gopalakrishnan (Kris). The committee has been set up following instructions from IT and Telecom Minister Kapil Sibal. "Infosys' Kris Gopalakrishnan is chairing the committee. It will...
  • Bharti Airtel launches cloud computing services July 3, 2012

    New Delhi: Telecom major Bharti Airtel launched cloud computing services using HP's technology to provide software and related infrastructure to business organisations on payperuse model. "Cloud computing market in India is estimated to grow at a CAGR of 40 per cent by 2014. With our endtoend...
  • Oracle unveils suite of cloud computing services June 7, 2012

    San Francisco: Business software maker Oracle is finally adapting to a shift in computing that is threatening to turn the company into relic. The 35yearold company hailed its technological transition Wednesday at its Redwood Shores, California headquarters, where hyperbolic CEO Larry Ellison announced plans to distribute more than 100 business software...
  • Dell to buy Wyse Technology for undisclosed sum April 3, 2012

    Texas: Dell has reached a deal to buy cloud computing company Wyse Technology for an undisclosed sum. Dell wants to expand its desktop virtualisation capabilities and provide new vehicles for existing products. Wyse, based in San Jose, California, shipped more than 1 million units last year and over 200 million people use...
  • HP to launch Amazon's cloud computing competitor March 11, 2012

    New Delhi: HewlettPackard (HP) is reportedly all set to come up with its cloud computing service in next two months, which is said to be similar to Amazon Web services that delivers a set of services, which together form a computing platform "in the cloud". According to a report from The...
  • Jaya opens windows for Microsoft in TN March 7, 2012

    CHENNAI: Microsoft Internationals president Jean Philippe Courtois on Tuesday called on Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa at the Secretariat and expressed his companys wish to extend core progammes, including setting up of cloud computing centres in the State. Courtois also discussed about further investments in the fields of education, egovernance, etc.During...
  • Dropbox adds photo upload for Android phones February 24, 2012

    San Francisco: Dropbox unveiled on Thursday a new photo uploading feature for Android smartphones, potentially sharpening its competition with Google, Apple, and a host of other companies battling to rule the burgeoning market for online storage solutions. With a single click, the feature will allow users to wirelessly upload highresolution pictures...
  • Cloud computing report slams Brazil, India, China February 22, 2012

    Washington: A US software industry report on Wednesday chided Brazil, China and India for policies it said threatened the future of cloud computing, but also took aim at developed countries such as Germany that did well on its inaugural scorecard. The Business Software Alliance, which represents US industry heavyweights such as...
  • China building R&D centre for cloud computing December 13, 2011

    Beijing: China is building a world class R&D centre for cloud computing in the capital, which officials hope would bring about USD 7.9 billion investment. The centre is being built in the Beijing EconomicTechnological Development Area (BDA), local authorities said. Cloud computing industry that provides web storage services besides...
  • Dropbox takes aim at businesses with new service October 27, 2011

    San Francisco: Dropbox, the company behind the popular virtual file cabinet, is branching out to small and mediumsized businesses with the new service "Dropbox for Teams." The San Franciscobased company allows people to access documents, photos and videos from several different places such as laptops, smartphones and computers provided they...
  • Acer to buy US cloud computing firm iGware July 21, 2011

    Taipei: Acer Inc, the world's No.2 PC maker, will buy US based cloud computing firm iGware Inc for $320 million, looking to move into the potentially lucrative cloud market and add value to its main hardware business. Acer also said on Thursday it will pay a further $75 million in a...
  • Cloud computing to create one lakh jobs in India July 20, 2011

    Bangalore: As the next technology wave, cloud computing by enterprises has the potential to create about 100,000 new jobs in India, a study said Tuesday. "Of the projected $4.5billion total cloud computing market in India by 2015, private cloud will account for $3.5 billion, generate about 100,000 additional jobs and save...
  • Microsoft confronts Google with cloud Office June 28, 2011

    Seattle: Microsoft Corp is making its biggest move into the mobile, Internetaccessible world of cloud computing this week, as it takes the wraps off a revamped online version of its hugely profitable Office software suite. The world's largest software company is heaving its twodecade old set of applications including Outlook...
  • iCloud hype grows, Steve Jobs to take the stage June 6, 2011

    San Francisco: Apple Inc Chief Executive Steve Jobs returns on Monday to the stage at San Francisco's Moscone center to take the wraps off what investors hope will be the next source of growth for the world's most valuable technology company. Jobs, who has been on medical leave for months and...
  • Hacker attacks threaten cloud computing June 4, 2011

    Taipei: The recent highprofile hacking of Google's Gmail service and Sony's Playstation gaming network is threatening to slow the takeoff of the next big thing in the computing space the cloud. Computer companies will need to collaborate to work on addressing security issues to boost confidence in cloud computing, where...
  • Apple iCloud fetches deals with major labels June 3, 2011

    New York: Even before Apple launches iCloud later this week, the Cupertinobased company has signed deals with major records labels for the new music service. Warner Music Group, EMI Music Group, Universal Music Group and Sony Music Entertainment are among those which reportedly inked the deals Thursday, according to bloggers. Apple boss...
  • Steve Jobs to deliver Apple keynote, unveil iCloud June 1, 2011

    San Francisco: Apple Inc CEO Steve Jobs leaps back into the spotlight next week to showcase the iPad maker's latest software and is widely expected to unveil an online music storage and streaming service. Apple shares rose 3 per cent on news that Jobs, along with a team of executives, will...
  • Apple nears music deal with major labels May 21, 2011

    Los Angeles: Apple Inc. is close to securing deals with all four major recording companies on a music service that will allow users to stream songs stored on remote computer servers, presumably to an array of portable Applemade devices, a person familiar with the matter said Friday. Such a service would...
  • Sony hacking may hit cloud computing hard May 7, 2011

    New York: The Sony data breach that compromised the personal data of more than 100 million customers of the Japanese electronics conglomerate may claim yet another victim the cloud computing industry. Some businesses are rethinking plans to move to cloudbased computer systems located at remote data centers that can be...
  • Amazon betting on cloud computing April 26, 2011

    New York: Amazon.com Inc is thinking longterm when it spends heavily on "the cloud," but investors may see a little more shortterm rain when the online retailer reports its earnings on Tuesday. The company has been willing to sacrifice some profitability to win customers and build its new businesses. It has...
  • Apple to beat Google on cloud music April 22, 2011

    New York: Apple Inc has completed work on an online music storage service and is set to launch it ahead of Google Inc, whose own music efforts have stalled, according to several people familiar with both companies' plans. Apple's plans will allow iTunes customers to store their songs on a remote...