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Top 5 cloud computing companies to watch out for

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Cloud  computing  is  nothing but a marketing  term  that is used for technologies that provide computation, data access, software,  its storage services that does not require any end-user knowledge of the physical location and configuration of the system that transfers the services. This is a general term for anything that requires delivering hosted services over the Internet. These services are generally divided into three groups:

  1. Infrastructure-as-a-Service (laaS)
  2. Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS)
  3. Software-as-a-Service (SaaS)

The name was inspired by the symbol of cloud which is generally used to represent the internet in diagrams or flowcharts.

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Cloud Computing Companies

Following are the Top 5 cloud computing companies in the market to watch out for:

1. Zimory:  This is a Berlin-based company that offers a technology that suites all the transition virtual data and centers into cloud based infrastructure. The main aim of the company is to offer high-quality cloud solution maximizing the efficiency as it knocks into resources that are underused. The novel open technology of this company can easily level thousands of machines to connect with several clouds. This firm’s Carrier Grade Cloud Computing collection is billed to be a widespread solution for organizing and managing safe and scalable public, private and hybrid clouds.

2. Abiquo:  This Company is the most promising company in this area.  It possesses a complete hypervisor support range which includes primary vendors, like,   Microsoft, Citrix, VMware and Zend. The organization offers a permission-based ladder that enables ventures to forge public, private or hybrid clouds spanning data centers on as well as off the premises. It offers a support system to remove vendor lock-in problem through a drag-and-drag conversion for essential machines from one hypervisor to another.

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3. Standing Cloud:  The simple scheme of Standing cloud company is “We do the sys admin so you don’t have to.  Sure, you could handle Web application management. But why?”   The Standing cloud organization provided various types of management services of big league cloud operators.

4. Appirio: Appirio hold itself with   technological as well as consulting challenges of enterprise’s adoption of cloud computing. Since 2006, the firm has helped to implement cloud deployments for 200 enterprise clients along with some of the most important vendors, which includes, Google, Sales force and Amazon.  It has also acquired VMG, a consulting firm which has been specializing in the learning programs as well as training of computing clouds.

5. Spanning Cloud Apps:  Spanning Cloud Apps, this company mainly specializes in the back up services for Google Apps on its LinkedIn page, which was originated to become the Norton Computing of the cloud computing age. This firm offers its famous service of Spanning Backup product on a free trial or annual subscription.

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India is Google’s main centre for Cloud Computing

Cloud computing is latest technology that many organisations are trying to adopt in order to achieve better resources utilization and sharing. Google has shown interest on it seriously. These initiative works on cloud computing will be taken care by Google centres that are present in Hyderabad and Bangalore.

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On Tuesday in Bangalore, Dave Girouard who is the Google’s president of enterprise stated that, “India will be a “Centre of Excellence” when it comes to Cloud computing support for many companies. Soon, India will be transformed into a largest enterprise development centre for our company.” This Enterprise works are also happening in other Google centres like Stockholm, Kirkland (Washington) and Mountain View (California).

Girouard said that, “Already Google has got 300 engineers and is looking to hire extra 100 engineers”. Hyderabad is now fully focused on Cloud commuting itself whereas Bangalore is still having focus only on activities like Advertisements, Google Search and mobiles. And now, initiative is being made in Bangalore to form a team for Cloud computing.

The cloud computing services are nothing but extension of its customer services like Docs, Gmail and Calendar to all kinds of businesses. Docs, a web based application which allows users to view & edit source document online.

Calendars can be used users in order to plan appointments, form multi calendars to know about others availability, embed it with your Gmail services and distribute project plan calendars (dates) among the workers or the company.

Google also going to provide an app called as Google sites with which you can easily develop web pages. These pages can be used for various purposes like host video sharing, Private uses within the team or project and intranet activities. These kinds of applications are currently licensed and used in various companies and are managed by in-house information centres.

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Google Chrome- Cloud Computing Operating Sytem

Google Chrome Cloud Computing operating systemIn the 21st century where everything is automated and customised, we have a new type of computing technology taking a boon i.e. ‘cloud computing’. This is entirely based on the web. So it has become essential for computers to be upgraded to a new level now. Today, when most people spend most of their time on the internet , there is a need to grow in this field. There is so much evolution of web from Web 1.0, Web 2.0 and the upcoming Web 3.0, thus there is a demand for internet oriented operating systems. When Microsoft announced its new venture, “Midori”, which is based on internet and cloud computing platform, so how is Google going to be behind in this air steamed competition of demand and supply of open sourced, internet based operating systems.

Google is not a search engine, it is in fact one of the biggest company till date. With various successes through Google earth, Google navigator, Google chrome a long list to go. Google has always stood undefended by its research and development of their totally outstanding products. So , on July 7th 2009,Google announced its new operating system “Google Chrome OS”. They embarked their beginning to the era of operating systems. “Google Chrome OS” is going to be an open sourced , internet based operating system which will be based on Linux platform. This is mainly targeted for netbooks initially, but will be soon be available for desktops too. The focus of this OS is for people who spend most of their time on the internet. Google OS is a complete package of operating system consisting of web applications, Google navigator, Google wave and gear. The design goal for the Google OS will be to minimise the space and increase the number of applications, which is going to be a big task and challenge for Google. Also, they are working on the split screen feature where you can view various other contents side by side.

Android and Google chrome OS are the two latest ventures of Google. Though these two are completely different from each other and are developed for various purposes , one for mobile and other for netbooks but as said by Google “these might merge in the near future”. This OS will be supported by x86 and ARM hardware. The operating systems were developed when there was no web so now is the time to develop what can cope up with the ever changing requirements of the users. Google says that Google OS is just the extension of Google Chrome where they are working to satisfy their agenda of “speed, simplicity and security”. The designing of the OS is expected to be flawless so that the users may not have to deal with any security hazards or viruses.

So, as we see the competition to innovate an open sourced system is growing each day. But we can trust Google on creating something really unique and dynamic and hope they continue to invent more knowledgeable and innovative products in the near future.

Midori OS – Next generation operating system

windows midoriWe all have operated computers, worked on different operating systems like Windows, Linux, UNIX etc. But the more user friendly and often used is the Microsoft’s Windows. Since , Nov 1985 the time when windows was conceived till today it has just grown learning from all the former OS explicated.

In the recent era, Internet had become substantive than PC, more is the requirement to be updated and interactive with the outside world and get the overview of the recent scenario about the occurrences in the market rather than to make excel sheets on the PC. But till when will the invention of operating systems survive on windows…? Will there be any other platform available..? The answer to all these questions is YES.

On the platform of cloud computing and .NET Microsoft is working on presenting the second era in operating systems by designing a non-window based OS , “MIDORI”.

Microsoft has not openly given any details regarding Midori, but has surely accepted that it exists. Midori is expected to work on the footprints of cloud computing and singularity. A totally new concept ‘Singularity’ is based on high reliability and which will offer a new platform for Midori to boom. Singularity possesses three key components: the kernel, software isolated processes and channels.

The kernel is responsible for managing the memory, internal and external processes, scheduling. The kernel is written only 5% in the assembler or C, C++ and rest in any other language that contains #, like C#. These are then translated to Microsoft independent language (MSIL) which is processor independent instruction set of Microsoft Common Language Runtime (CLR) which is compiled in Microsoft research Bartok compiler. The languages with only #, are used as they offer more reliability from viruses, buffer overruns, exploitation by worms.

Software Isolated Processes have all the backup data and executing codes in case of any failure like a device driver or system process, this preventing the OS to come down. Two SIP’s cannot access the same object simultaneously and have different run time and different specified applications.

Channels are the way of communication between the SIP’s. These are bidirectional channels used for communication and provide more reliability.

Midori is supposed to work on hardware like ARM, x86 ,x64 . It is an attempt to make an contemporary OS which will configure with any type of hardware and will be available on the internet and work on virtual servers via cloud computing. These concepts will eliminate the dependency on the local hardware and applications for an OS. According to Brain Madden, a technology analyst we don’t need to natively install the OS on the PC. “Why do we need it? We have hypervisors everywhere” he said.

As cloud computing has introduced the service on demand concept, Internet centric OS do make sense. As this may help in over all connectivity of the systems and provide what all applications needed. As to eliminate the problems like application compatibility which are faced by the Vista users can also solved by this new OS by using Virtualization.
As we cannot say the time when MIDORI will be officially announced by Microsoft, but this will surely make an impact similar or more radiant than that when Windows was launched in 1985.