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Vol 3 Issue 2
Cloud Computing Story
In-Person Event Planning in the Cloud
by Whitney Mountain
This story discusses how Event Day's technology is trying to make the in-person experience at an event more enjoyable by leveraging Azure's cloud.
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An Introduction to GenieDB
GenieDB
GenieDB Founder Jack Kreindler provides an introduction to his company.

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What is Cloud Computing
2013 in review: 'Cloud' is now normal. And so the real work begins!
By: Larry Freeman
Cloud has proven to be a sticky marketing term, even (especially?) among non-technical consumers. In 2013, the average consumer began to understand just what the cloud was all about: an immense repository of data and services that are broadly accessible.
Code To The Cloud: Microsoft Announces Coding Contest For ISVs And Tech Start-Ups
By: BizTech2
Microsoft India, today, launched a contest for independent software vendors (ISVs) and technology start- ups that is expected to result in the creation of over 100 applications (apps) and solutions for businesses and governments in six months. The contest is supported by a panel of organisations including National Informatics Centre (NIC) of the Government of India, NASSCOM, TiE, Nokia, Nokia App Campus, Intel and BarrierBreak.
How is cloud computing enhancing our ability to work anywhere?
By: Adam Davidi
What are the barriers to workplace mobility?: I think the concept of moving to a 'mobile' way of working can frighten organisations that are currently very fixed and immobile. Most often, mobility in the first instance means the ability of employees to be mobile within their office, and to use a far wider variety of spaces in the office. This then sets up the technological and cultural ability to allow employees to work from anywhere – be that at home, on a train, in a coffee shop and so on.
The Future of Cloud Hosting: Five Predictions
By: Ben Uretsky
The rapid growth of cloud computing follows a logical trajectory that began with the dot-com boom in the '90s. With more small businesses needing server capacity to manage the outbreak of websites, it created a market for shared hosting to meet consumer need at a much lower cost. But shared hosting has limited configuration capabilities, and user access to the operating system is constrained -- hence the rise of cloud computing.
Article: S3motion Buckets Containers Objects AWS S3 Cloud and EMCcode
By: Greg Schulz - Sr. Advisor, Author and Consultant at The Server and StorageIO Group (StorageIO)
It’s springtime in Kentucky and recently I had the opportunity to have a conversation with Kendrick Coleman to talk about S3motion, Buckets, Containers, Objects, AWS S3, Cloud and Object Storage, node.js, EMCcode and open source among other related topics which are available in a podcast here, or video here and available at StorageIO.tv.
Article: AWS EFS Elastic File System (Cloud NAS) First Preview Look
By: Greg Schulz - Sr. Advisor, Author and Consultant at The Server and StorageIO Group (StorageIO)
Amazon Web Services (AWS) recently announced (preview) new Elastic File System (EFS) providing Network File System (NFS) NAS (Network Attached Storage) capabilities for AWS Elastic Cloud Compute (EC2) instances. EFS AWS compliments other AWS storage offerings including Simple Storage Service (S3) along with Elastic Block Storage (EBS), Glacier and Relational Data Services (RDS) among others.
Article: The Cloud IT Supply Chain
By: Ilyas Iyoob - Sr. Research Scientist, and Director of Advanced Analytics at Gravitant
When Dell started building laptops on-demand instead of selling them prepackaged in stores, it was utterly unorthodox. However, it turned out to be the biggest game changer in consumer electronics history. Fast-forward 25 years and a similar phenomenon has begun to emerge in the Cloud Computing domain. Today, information is procured on-demand as opposed to hosting data in physical data centers.
Article: AWS S3 Cross Region Replication storage enhancements
By: Greg Schulz - Sr. Advisor, Author and Consultant at The Server and StorageIO Group (StorageIO)
There are several regions around the world and up until today AWS customers could copy, sync or replicate S3 bucket contents between AWS regions manually (or via automation) using various tools such as Cloudberry, Cyberduck, S3browser and S3motion to name just a few as well as via various gateways and other technologies. Some of those tools and technologies are open-source or free, some are freemium and some are premium for a few that also vary by interface (some with GUI, others with CLI or APIs) including ability to mount an S3 bucket as a local network drive and use tools to sync or copy.
Mark Levitt
Mark Levitt

Analyst/Director Business Cloud Strategies
Strategy Analytics
Toby Redshaw
Toby Redshaw

Former CIO
American Express
Gerry Grealish
Gerry Grealish

Vice President, Marketing & Products
PerspecSys
David Beaumont
David Beaumont

Staff Software Engineer
IBM