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Amazon Counters Google with Huge Price Cuts in Cloud Computing Services

Amazon Counters Google with Huge Price Cuts in Cloud Computing Services

Amazon Counters Google with Huge Price Cuts in Cloud Computing Services

In an aggressive response to Google’s cloud computing price-cuts, Amazon is on the same path with substantial price reductions in different cloud services.

GREATRESPONDER.COM – It was not more than 24 hours after the announcement of Google to cut the prices of its cloud computing services, Amazon AWS, responded in the same way to announce substantial price reduction on its all major cloud services. This announcement was made public on Wednesday, March 26, 2014, in response to the price cut announcement of the Google Corporation on its all major cloud computing services.

The company statement further explained about the price cuts that the reduction in the prices would be available for all its major cloud computing services such as – EC2 cloud computing platform, Storage services S3, Elastic MapReduce, ElastiCache, RDS database and others. This reduction in the cost has positioned the Amazon platform to be more competitive in the marketplace for application hosting on the Amazon cloud computing platforms. Earlier than this announcement, the Google was far cheaper in almost all cloud services.

Now, Amazon reduced as much as 40% price for EC2 cloud instances, and similarly the cost of first terabyte storage on Amazon’s S3 would be available at $0.03 on standard storage while the same data will be available at the rate of $0.024 for the reduced redundancy storage. In EC2 services, you can avail running a m3.medium instance for as low as $0.07 per hour, which was available for $0.113 per hour earlier than this price cut.

Meanwhile, the company has also announced a substantial reduction in the RDS data base services, for example, it is about 40% down. ElastiCache node has been reduced by more than 34%, while the Elastic MapReduce will be down in the range of 17% to 61%.
Many analysts and industry experts believe that this fierce competition in the big companies in this domain of cloud computing will leave two pronged impact on the cloud market. At one end, the healthy competition would allow the users to benefit and get the value of the money they spend on purchasing the cloud computing services; on the other hand, it is not a good sign for the startups and smaller cloud service providers, who are already feeling the heat of giant corporations entering into the cloud computing market in recent days.

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Cisco Systems to Invest $1 Billion in Cloud Computing Business

Cisco Systems to Invest $1 Billion in Cloud Computing Business

Cisco Systems to Invest $1 Billion in Cloud Computing Business

This investment in cloud computing business would focus on developing an inter-cloud platform that will be able to bridge multiple cloud systems open to the public.

GREATRESPONDER.COM – This was announced by the networking giant, Cisco Systems on Monday, March 24, 2014 that it is going to invest huge amount, as much as $1 billion in the domain of cloud computing business. This move of the company came after the extravagant investment from different IT giants, especially IBM in cloud computing during the last few months.

It was further elaborated about the breakup of the investment without quoting the specific amounts that, this investment will be used in different activities to expand the cloud computing business, such as – building new data centers, establishing partnerships with different telecom and IT service providers, development of inter-cloud platform based on the latest technologies, and last but not the least, developing the network of the specialized organizations in the domain of sales to sell and market the new products.

While talking about the technical matters related to the new idea of cloud computing business, the official statement elaborates that the inter-cloud platform, that Cisco is focusing on, would help the enterprise and the other customers to be able to link their cloud resources and services between multiple cloud computing service providers, such as – Google compute, Amazon Cloud, Microsoft Azure, and others. A huge money will be invested in the research and development of a new cloud computing technology to make it possible with enterprise grade security and reliability.

The core focus of the inter-cloud idea would be on developing a platform that allows customers to run their software applications simultaneously both in the public cloud and the internal company resources with very close management, geographic control and high level of security.

The senior vice president of cloud sales at Cisco Systems, Mr. Nick Earle said, in his statement, “We are vigorously pursuing our goal to establish a Star Alliance of technology companies, like the star alliance in airline services.” The Telestra Australia has already joined the star alliance as announced by Cisco a few days back. Nick further maintained that “The market makers, big ecosystems like IBM business applications, Verizon telecom and Accenture services would be targeted to join the star alliance partnership program to make it a bigger network in the domain of cloud computing business”.

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NIU to Offer Cloud Computing Diploma In the Wake of 100% Increase In OpenStack Jobs

Northern Illinois University Offers Cloud Computing Diploma

Northern Illinois University Offers Cloud Computing Diploma

Northern Illinois University has started certification course in cloud computing technology, while an exponential growth of OpenStack jobs in perspective.

GREATRESPONDER.COM – This was announced by the University of Northern Illinois today through NIU today website that, it is going to offer a certificate course in the domain of cloud computing technology.

This announcement came after a deep consideration of the University regarding the increased impact of major cloud storage and cloud hosting technologies on the modern business and day to day life. In the University statement, it was pointed out that Amazon, iTune, Google Drive, and many other cloud computing based services have revolutionized the way people deal with the modern IT technologies, especially cloud computing technology.

It was further explained in the statement of NIU that the name of this course would be Cloud Genius Certification Course (CGCC); and, this course will be conducted on Naperville campus of NIU. Meanwhile, the statement pointed out that the “Cloud Genius” is a cloud computing institute, which was established by the group of cloud computing experts in the industry in collaboration with the universities of the nation.

The institute has further explained about the nitty gritty of the course that, the course will be based on flipped classroom format and will consist of two important modes of imparting education, for example, face to face learning and online learning. A large portion of the training would be based on the hands-on practice under the supervision of cloud computing technology experts with vast industry exposures.

While talking about the cloud computing technology, the associate professor of NIU Raimond Edge said, “cloud computing is one of the fastest growing segments of the information technology market; the Research from International Data Corporation (IDC) estimates that revenue from cloud services will reach $72.9 billion by 2015, which is four times the projected growth for the worldwide Information Technology market altogether.” He further added that, “The industry needs well-trained experts who can manage the movement of data in a secure and responsible way.”

According to the industry experts and research organizations, the OpenStack related job market has doubled in recent years. The engineers are earning as much as 40% higher that those who work in other proprietary cloud computing technologies in the IT domain of business.

This certification offered by the NIU would help the new engineers to expand the horizons of the opportunities.

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