News Round-Up 5/12/2012: Cloud Tipping Point, OpenStack Public Beta, ECM Goes All Flash and More


There have been some exciting announcements and fascinating news articles recently regarding cloud services and service providers. Every week we will round up the most interesting topics from around the globe and consolidate them into a weekly summary.


Google CIO Ben Fried Says Cloud Tipping Point Is At Hand

Is the cloud tipping point upon us? Google CIO Ben Fried says ‘cloud-based computing is fast approaching a tipping point that will make it the standard for IT’. 


Is Your Cloud Provider Exposing Remnants of Your Data?

Security researchers report that incorrectly configured hypervisors can lead to a separation of data issue in multi-tenant environments that can expose data remnants. However, you can prevent hosting your data on ‘dirty disks.’


HP puts OpenStack Cloud into Public Beta

Hewlett-Packard put its public cloud based on the open source OpenStack technology into public beta. The services had been available to a limited number of customers up until now.


Could an Oracle Win Against Google Blow Up the Cloud?

With a copyright lawsuit currently being decided in San Francisco pitting Oracle against Google, the implications could have meaningful repercussions for cloud computing.  


Gartner Says The Personal Cloud Is Poised To Eclipse The PC As The Hub Of Consumers’ Digital Lives By 2014

The personal cloud is poised to eclipse the PC as the hub of consumers’ digital lives by 2014 as rapid growth in the use of apps and services introduces a new paradigm for how people store, synchronize, share and stream content, according to Gartner, Inc.



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