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Cloud Computing Videos From Cloud Expo 2012 Santa Clara

December 19, 2012


At the recent Cloud Expo in Santa Clara, Rich Steeves and I had a chance to interview many of the important companies in the cloud computing space such as Akamai, Citrix, Adaptive Computing, Hostway, PGI, Riverbed, SOA Software, Symantec, ServerCentral, SUSE, IPSoft, Securematrix and a number of other companies who should be on your radar. Enjoy:

Company Name Interviewee Adaptive Computing  Chad Harrington Akamai Gary Ballabio Amplidata Paul Speciale Appcore Brian Patrick Donaghy BuyDealz
Camera Manager Rishi Lodhia Cirba Andy Walton Citrix  Kendar Poduri Cloud Cruiser Nick van der Zweep Cloud Sidekick Patrick Dunnigan Cloud Spectator John Vlacich Clustrix Filip Szymanski Coalfire Dan Rojas ComputeNext Eamonn Colman GreenButton Scott Houston Hostway Aaron Hollobaugh IMPETUS Anand Raman Interxion Jelle Frank van der Zwet IPSoft Bijan Hafezi Loggly Charlie Oppenheimer, Lyatiss Pascale Vicat Blanc nCircle Ed Colonna Peer1 Hosting Robert Miggins PGI Tom Maurath Plex Systems Patrick Fetterman QLogic Shawn FitzGerald Riverbed Apurva Davé Securematrix Itaru Nishimura ServerCentral Peter Berg Smartvue Martin Alan Renkis SOA Alistair Farquharson SOA Ian Goldsmith Starboard Storage Lee Johns Stratogent Chetan Patwardhan SUSE Peter A. Chadwick Symantec Dave Elliot Symform  Praerit Garg Tier 3 Jaraed Ray Trinity Solar Ken Ebbert Vyatta Dan Tuchler Zadara Nelson Nahum Zenith Infotech Jonathan Higgins
 




Who Should Buy Linksys and how does the Cloud fit in?

December 17, 2012

Cisco recently appointed Barclays to help it auction off Linksys – a move consistent with the company’s desire to exit low-margin consumer businesses as it looks to invest in high-margin areas like software and services. But as the saying goes, one man’s garbage is another man’s gold. Linksys is indeed a treasure to the right partner like Google or even Samsung.

The reason is simple – both companies need to blunt the move by Apple into the home and entertainment is the future of technology as consumer technology trends coupled with BYOD turn into corporate success.

Important Tech News of the Day Dec 14, 2012

December 14, 2012




Amazon Prime Instant Video app for iOS is out


and in my testing on a 4th generation iPad it worked well. Some complaints remain that for non-Prime users the experience isn’t that great. I for one would like to be able to download video on the app – there is a download area but no instructions as to what is downloadable or how to download.

Alcatel Lucent says providing video to devices is a great new revenue opportunity for carriers.

All Windows Passwords at Risk and What to do about it

December 12, 2012

With the word out that a 25-GPU cluster can crack every standard Windows password in less than 6 hours, it may be time for us to consider this new Securematrix technology from Japan championed by Itara Nishimura of CSE Co., Ltd. His company makes a technology which uses a matrix of changing-numbers, allowing the user to use a known pattern to determine what their password will be for each login.

 

I interviewed him recently as part of a Cloud Expo West 2012 video interview series.

Can a supercomputer hack this sort of password as well?

Avaya and Mitel Cross at Canadian Border

November 16, 2012


New Jersey-based Avaya, spun out of Lucent and previously AT&T has a decades-long history of providing business communications solutions. With its purchase of Nortel’s business communications assets a few years back it picked up even more knowledge, know-how and relationships. Mitel, the Kanata, Ontario-based global business communications company cofounded in 1973 by Sir Terry Matthews is known for delivering superior technology. More recently Mitel has become publicly traded and acts sort of as a partner to the dozens of Sir Terry Matthews’s companies under the Wesley Clover Brand.

A Little Heavy Chrome

November 1, 2012

Google has a new heavy metal-based TV commercial which has a Halloween undercurrent. The ad touts the $249 Samsung-made Chromebook as being smaller, better on batteries and good for “scaring off viruses.” It goes on to discuss its lack of phantom files and crashes. Although the video has had under 100,000 views I can see it going viral and perhaps adding a zero to that number.

What is unclear is how much demand there will be for a cloud-based laptop which seems to ape the look of an Apple computer at a fraction of the price.

IBM Mobility Keynote at ITEXPO

October 16, 2012

Michael Tessler Broadsoft Keynote at ITEXPO

October 15, 2012

ShoreTel CEO Keynote at ITEXPO 2012

October 15, 2012

News from TeliaSonera, Stage2 Networks, Sidera Networks and More

September 13, 2012

There's been lots of activity in the TMC newsroom with many new guests coming to our Norwalk, CT studio to tell us what is new and exciting at their companies.

At around 170 million mobile subscribers, TeliaSonera is a major mobile carrier supplying much of Eastern Europe and Russia. Ivo Pascucci of TeliaSonera discussed how his area of the company company differentiates itself in the wholesale carrier market. Services include wave services, collocation and wholesale IP transit for carriers, content providers and gaming companies. 

 


From there Joe Gillette from cloud communications provider and NY-based Stage2 Networks told me about the company’s thoughts on hosted voice services.






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