Cloud Computing Industry Trends

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Cloud Computing Industry Updates

Cloud Computing Industry Updates2014

Brendan Lin

Summary of Findings: Larger companies are beginning to invest more in Internet-of-Things and cloud computing capabilities through acquisitions, development, and strategic partnerships. Several major corporations have formed an Internet-of-Things consortium, dedicated to promoting interoperability between IoT devices. The United Kingdom is a fast-growing market for cloud computing, according to the Cloud Industry Forum (CIF). CodeSpaces, a code-hosting company, went out of business after hackers attacked its account on the cloud. Specific Items of Interest:Acquisitions, Mergers, and PartnershipsSalesForce and Philips announce strategic partnership to deliver connected digital health system Launched Philips eCareCoordinator for healthcare providers and Philips eCareCompanion for patients. These Internet-of-Things apps allow doctors to remotely monitor patients. Salesforce has also partnered with Microsoft and HP.EMC Corporation purchases TwinStrata, a Massachusetts-based enterprise cloud storage company EMC will integrate TwinStrata technologies and services in its VMAX3 Family enterprise storage array. VMAX3Family will be available in the third quarter of 2014.MicroStrategy, a business intelligence company, partners with Amazon Web Service on mobile analytics MicroStrategy plans to sell cloud-hosted versions of its analytics and data visualization software. CEO: In many cases its not just about avoiding the cost of computing resources, or even avoiding the delay of putting in place an application architecture within an in-house datacentre. It seems to me that if youre very serious about doing enterprise applications today, if you have less than a hundred full time experts who have spent their entire career doing this, you probably cant get anything close to critical mass.Internet-of-ThingsBroadcom, Dell, Samsung, Intel, Atmel, Wind River, and others establish Internet-of-Things consortium Purpose is to promote interoperability between Internet-of-Things devices. Exists alongside the Qualcomm-led AllSeen Alliance, a similar consortium that includes Microsoft.Adesto Technologies announces Internet-of-Things chips that can use 100 times less energy Adesto wants to compete with flash memory, using Conductive Bridging Random Access Memory (CBRAM), or resistive memory. CBRAM chips can withstand hospital sterilization processes without loss of data, unlike flash memory. This means that Internet-of-Things devices can be used in sterile hospital environments, like surgery rooms.San Jose-based Atmel Corporation buys wireless chip maker Newport Media for $140 million Atmel makes microcontrollers and touch screens. It plans to leverage Newport Medias capabilities into low-energy Wi-Fi and Bluetooth products. Joins other companies like Intel, Qualcomm, Imagination Technologies, Spansion, Adesto in Internet-of-Things investments.The United KingdomUK cloud computing rose 15% since September 2013, according to Cloud Industry Forum (CIF) research 78% of UK organizations had formally adopted at least one cloud-based service. 85% of polled organizations stated that they offered part of their systems on-site.SoftLayer (IBM) announces new UK data center, aims for France and Germany later this year Will complement SoftLayers existing Amsterdam location and Point of Presence London network. IBM sees London as key cloud market, with 1/3rd of the worlds largest companies and some of the worlds largest financial institutions located there.OtherCodeSpaces.com, a code-hosting provider, goes out of business after hackers attack its account on Amazons Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2) Began with DDoS attack and ended with extortion attempt. Companys assets deleted. CodeSpaces: Code Spaces will not be able to operate beyond this point, the cost of resolving this issue to date and the expected cost of refunding customers who have been left without the service they paid for will put Code Spaces in an irreversible position both financially and in terms of ongoing credibility. As such at this point in time we have no alternative but to cease trading and concentrate on supporting our affected customers in exporting any remaining data they have left with us.Silicon Valley U.S. Export Assistance Center | U.S. Department of Commerce | Submitted 07/09/20141