AWS Starts Cloud Computing Based Virtual Desktop Infrastructure VDI Services

The cloud based ‘Virtual Desktop Infrastructure’ VDI would decrease the upfront, maintenance, and asset management costs of all sized companies and startups. AWS will offer very innovative, high performance, secure and low cost VDI services as compared to existing VDI services in the marketplace.

aws-cloud computingThe cloud computing based ‘Virtual Desktop Infrastructure’ VDI would decrease the upfront, maintenance, and asset management costs of all sized companies and startups. AWS will offer very innovative, high performance, secure and low cost VDI services as compared to existing VDI services in the marketplace.

 

GreatResponder.Com — ‘Amazon Web Services AWS has announced a very courageous step towards offering the latest virtual desktop services to its customer base. In a statement, AWS announced that ‘WorkSpaces’ would be very useful services for all types of businesses and corporations to reduce their capital as well as operational cost by cutting these costs to almost zero. Now, the companies can purchase high performance, secure and fully managed virtual desktops without any upfront cost. This is a very courageous step of AWS to flex its muscles in the cloud computing industry. The company has also announced that the service will be available at as low as half of the traditional VDI solutions offered in the marketplace.

The general manager of AWS WorkSpaces Mr. Gene Farrell said, in his statement “The majority of the queries from our customers during the near past were about the provision of virtual desktop services; and, we would be very frustrated for not being able to provide that service with very limited options in our hand”. He further said that “Now our customers can access their documents, multimedia and other stuff from our high performance virtual desktop infrastructure at very competitive rates.”

It is further elaborated – in the statement – that the WorkSpaces VDI solution is comprehensive and industry grade one, which saves the customers a huge amount of capital by eliminating the upfront and maintenance cost. This service provides industry grade security and fully managed service with all required resources such as storage, compute, and software applications required for day to day tasks and assignments.

Although the virtual desktop is not a very new portfolio – there are a few operators such as OnLine and MainFrame2, which are offering VD service. But these companies have very limited market power as well as the reach-out to the customers, on the other hand, AWS owns much more market power as compared to those competitors in the market.

The Amazon Web Services Company is very much optimistic about its WorkSpaces service portfolio and believes that it will address many cost related issues of its valued customers in this very competitive marketplace.

Watson to be Offered as Cloud-Based Application Development Platform – Says IBM

According to the statement by the Big Blue, this platform is going to be very useful for both the developers and those users who are in search for answers and advices on different domains based on the human behaviors. The developers can unleash the power of the Watson cloud platform to understand the nuance of human languages and utilize the data crunching capabilities develop wonderful applications that can set a new direction for both the developers and learners. The company has toned this platform as “IBM Watson Developer’s Cloud”.

Watson-IBMGreatresponder.com — It was announced by the IBM company that its well known computing system based on artificial intelligence is going to be made available through cloud as an application development, testing and serving platform for the developers, startup companies and other businesses to offer applications powered by the Watson platform. This supercomputer was the amazing application based system used in the ‘TV Show Jeopardy’ back in the year 2011 with marvelously successful results.

According to the statement by the Big Blue, this platform is going to be very useful for both the developers and those users who are in search for answers and advices on different domains based on the human behaviors. The developers can unleash the power of the Watson cloud platform to understand the nuance of human languages and utilize the data crunching capabilities develop wonderful applications that can set a new direction for both the developers and learners. The company has toned this platform as “IBM Watson Developer’s Cloud”.

It is further said that IBM would offer the different kinds of capabilities and resources to the developers under this platform; a few of them were – the developer tool kits, access to the interface of ‘Watson’s Application Programing’ and educational materials and others. The developers on this cloud computing based platform, would also be able to get the access to the “IBM Watson Content Store”, which stores the content from the third parties.

The pricing plans and other details were not disclosed by the company as yet – but it is very imperative that the initial schemes would be very reasonable owing the existing fierce competition in the marketplace of cloud computing based services.

This platform would support not only the development, testing and training, and deployment of the applications but will also allow the business people, startups and developers to market and do business through their applications powered by IBM cloud platform.

In the statement, Michael Rhodin, the senior vice president software solutions at IBM, said, “A courageous footstep for the improvement and enhancement in the domain of cognitive computing”, he further added, “this application will be able to set new standards in the domain of education and training”.

Meanwhile, the statement further pointed out that as many as three partners of the company have already developed applications powered by ‘Watson’s cloud platform’ – they will also market the applications very soon.

IBM Invents ‘Green Power Technology’ for Cloud Computing Service Providers

IBMGreatresponder.com – A good news has surfaced this week regarding the latest invention of green power technology in the domain of cloud computing services. According to the press release issued by the Armonk-based company, IBM has developed this prospective technology that enables the cloud computing operators to flexibly distribute their service processing loads intelligently among the underutilized machines in such a way that a substantial amount of energy will be saved with this intelligent technology.

This technology incorporates the most intelligent logic of the power consumption in a certain data center or the cluster of servers, which effectively shifts the loads of the services in such a way that the servers that are underutilized and low powered would be utilized in the most efficient manner. Thus, a huge volume of power will be saved to leave a desirable impact on environmental footprints and on the expenditures caused by enormous power consumption.

It is further explained in the press release that IBM has also received the patent of this technology from the US department of patent & trademarks. The department has issued the patent number-8,549,125 for this green power technology of IMB company.

It has been observed that a huge rise in the power consumption in cloud computing services has occurred during the past few years, and many data centers offering cloud computing based services, are coping with the problem of extra usage of energy due to the under-utilization of server capacities at different intervals of time during the whole day. Thus, a huge burden of wastage of energy is sustained by the cloud hosting providers or operators – but with the help of this technology, these operators would be able to save a substantial amount of energy and subsequently creating a desirable impact on the environment.

This technology functions exactly the same way as the energy companies do by offering different kinds of power consumptions. This technology routes the processing requests to the servers and the other networking equipments that are under-performing and subsequently reducing the consumption of energy. According to Keith Walker, who is also co-inventor of this patent – “We have invented a way for cloud service providers to more efficiently manage their data centers and, as a result, significantly reduce their environmental impact.” He further added that “This system will be very useful and productive for cloud computing and cloud hosting service provider company and data center operators to curtail their power expenditures to the possible minimum levels.”