California State Partners with IBM to Implement Cloud Computing Servers for State’s Official Data

The public private partnership between California State and IBM of worth $400 million would transfer the data of more than 400 state agencies into the cloud computing based servers.

IBM Cloud ComputingGREATRESPONDER.COM – This was announced by IBM and the California state government yesterday, that both of the parties are going to establish a partnership based on public private partnership (PPP) scheme to run the data services of different agencies of the state by using the cloud computing servers implemented by the IBM.

In the official statement issued by the both stakeholders, it was informed that this partnership would help the California state to benefit from the power of cloud computing servers offered by Big Blue, the giant provider of cloud based services. It was further elaborated about the partnership that the program will be spread over the span of five years, and the cost of the entire project is estimated at about $400 million. This partnership with the IBM would help more than 400 agencies belonging to state and local administration to transfer their official databases and online services into the cloud computing based servers running in the cloud installations of IBM’s SoftLayer subsidiary.

While elaborating about the kind of data that will be transferred into the cloud computing based servers of IBM, it was informed that the citizen’s data – social security, tax, welfare, and other – of the entire state would be parked in the cloud.

The California state has coined the term “CalCloud” for this entire cloud computing based partnership, which will be fully managed by the dedicated team of IBM Corporation.

In his statement, the senior vice president of IBM Global Technologies, Mr. Erich Clementi said, “Transforming how the State of California delivers technology services is not only more efficient and cost effective, it will spur innovation with cloud capabilities that are open and secure,” he further added that “California is setting an example for other states on how to use cloud technology to improve coordination across agencies and municipalities while reducing the barriers and duplication that can impede the delivery of government services.”

Meanwhile, the project director of CalCloud project, Mr. Neeraj Chauhan, in his statement said, “As our customers share resources, we become more efficient in delivering services and being able to reduce the cost of delivering those services.”

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OnLive Starts a New PaaS Cloud Computing Service to Boost Graphics Efficiency

This newly introduced PaaS cloud computing service (CloudLift) of OnLive Company will be highly secure, centralized resources, and simple in both implementing and using. – This was announced by the OnLive cloud computing based gaming service provider company on this weekend that, it is going to start a powerful graphics oriented platform as a service (PaaS) cloud computing service to enhance the gaming experience of the customers in the clouds. The company informed that the name of this futuristic cloud platform has given as “CloudLift”, which implies that the application is meant for lifting the cloud based experience of the customers in the domain of video gaming.

While speaking about the features and capabilities of the service, it was informed that the CloudLift platform will allow the companies to stream the graphic intensive applications (GIAs), which are the latency sensitive, and the compute sensitive, for example – 3D application programs, and interactive demos. This newly introduced cloud computing service would enable the customers to use such applications to any compatible devices supported by the service.

According to the official statement of the company, “Using CloudLift Enterprise, businesses can deploy the most complex, latency-sensitive, compute-intensive applications and GIAs to mobile or office-based workforces in just four weeks. This is achieved using OnLive’s class-leading streaming technology and cloud-based servers, so the user experiences a high definition ‘Feels Like Local’ level of interaction over open networks, regardless of the device or location”.

There are many features related to security of this cloud computing platform that makes it more reliable and consistent. The reasons behind this reliability is that fact that it leave no trace of any critical data on the supported devices and all resources are centralized in the most robust security mechanism.

Meanwhile, the statement further maintained that the CloudLift Enterprise Platform of cloud computing services fully secure from the software piracy. “This can be a fully managed and hosted solution on OnLive’s network of security-audited data centers, in a major public data center or cloud provider, or even on-premises,” says the official statement.

Elaborating the technical aspects, it was informed that the platform takes care of network status on regular basis to monitor network congestions, packet losses, and other factors impacting the smooth streaming of the high definition video graphics. This platform is capable to run high definition video streaming on a 2Mbps of network bandwidth.

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VMware Partners with China Telecom to Develop Large Scale Hybrid Cloud Computing Services

The overwhelmed share of private cloud in the Chinese cloud computing market, VMware is eying ambitiously on the hybrid cloud computing services to take the benefit of the most dynamic market of Asia.

vmwareGREATRESPONDER.COM - This was announced by the VMware today that, it is going to establish a partnership with China Telecom, the IT/ Telecom giant of the most dynamic economy of the world to expand its business footprints in the hybrid cloud computing service sector. It was further informed through an official statement of the company that a memorandum of understanding (MoU) has been signed between the two giant companies in the domain of cloud computing, and information technology.

The statement further maintained that the Chinese cloud market is expanding very rapidly, and the adaptability of the cloud computing and hosting services in the country is more than 70% with a regular growth of the same. Many experts believe that, with this partnership between two big giants the market share of the VMware Company in Chinese market will increase substantially.

The CEO of VMware, Mr. Pat Kissinger, in his statement said, “The overall business income of VMware increased about 20% in China in the last two years, but the increase is not easy. VMware has launched vCloud Hybrid Service (vCHS) previously and entered the private cloud services, hybrid cloud services market ambitiously. But vCHS didn’t work very well in domestic market.” On this occasion, the VMware president in China, Mr. Song Jiayu, in his statement said, “vCHS purely started from the technical perspective, but wasn’t adapted to China’s enterprise application environment in operation and security, and there are also risks in regulations. So, VMware hopes to get its techniques transported to China Telecom cloud computing company, which can avoid risks, and can also realize the value of its own. In order to achieve this purpose, VMware is willing to cooperate with China Telecom cloud computing company.”

Mr. Song Jiayu further said that, “Our competitors like Amazon, Microsoft and others are having tough time in china just because they don’t have strong partners in China, like we have China Telecom.”

Meanwhile, it was informed through the official statement that, both of the giant companies would engage in developing the “China Telecom Tiayni Hybrid Cloud Computing Services” for the market segments identified by China telecom such as, Education, Finance, Government, Campus and Medical sectors.

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