Cloud Computing now a Dictionary Word

Merriam-Webster has updated its collegiate dictionary, and entries like ‘sexting’ and ‘man cave’ have been added. While many of the added words are on lifestyle and social, Tech got one with Cloud Computing also being added as a dico word. I guess its official, Cloud Computing is in our everyday lives.

cloud computing n. (2006): the practice of storing regularly used computer data on multiple servers that can be accessed through the Internet.

There were a bunch of different names for this: grid computing and utility computing are two earlier ones we have for this phenomenon. In our earliest citation for this, from an announcement about Amazon’s cloud computing service, it’s called “emergent utility computing space.” “Cloud computing” really captured the imagination and became the common name before the technology was even all that common. It’s very whimsical and playful.

Anything-As-a-Service (AaaS) – The next Cloud Concept

We have heard and talked about Cloud Computing, Models and System and the increasing adoption by todays big firms and corporate organisation. But the adoption brings question about security, loss pf privacy and unauthorized access to confidential data but nonetheless businesses still see the cloud as a way to go, with even the mobile business entering large era of Cloud system ad Tablet Cloud Apps.

Today the three defined Model of Cloud IaaS, SaaS, and PaaS has taking off with IBM, Amazon-rds, Windows Azure, CloudFoundry, RackSpace, Oracle, Heroku, Google just to mention a few and even Telecoms branches in with Content Cloud. The idea Cloud has brought is the global reach of throwing Service directly in front ahead of Products and everything is going Service Oriented even Products.

Okay today, I say the 3 large models cannot define what we have in the service industry today, i wish i could define SaaS (Service-As-A-Service) or Product-As-A-Service (PaaS2) so inshort i think we should rebuild the Model with the top being AaaS (Anything-As-A-Service) before breaking down to either Platform, Software, Infrastructure, Products or whatever it maybe.

Well, i guess putting it like that gives Cloud Computing a Service-Like Definition which includes the enabling convenient, on-demand network access to a shared pool of configurable computing resources, whatever the resource can be that can be shared in the service-sphere is good to go. As said earlier, Startups run on Cloud systems, Apps fly fastest on the Cloud, even conceptual services are now branded in the cloud. Simply put, since anything can be taken to the Cloud-base level then AaaS is a broader model mother for Cloud.

Okay, I know Anything in AaaS sounds not professional so should we try EaaS (Everything-As-A-Service)?

#Just Saying ….

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Twilio Adds global SMS service to its Portfolio

Twilio, a cloud communication platform, is finally offering its most requested feature: global SMS support. Now, developers will be able to enable their apps and services to send and receive SMS text messages from the U.S. and Canada to more than 150 countries around the world, increasing Twilio’s SMS reach to billions of people.

Twilio will now be able to handle messages in dozens of languages including Arabic, Chinese, Japanese, Greek and Russian. Previously, Twilio allowed customers to send text messages to just the U.S., Canada and UK.

Cloud Communications with Voice and SMS

The San Francisco-based company already supports international voice calls and had hoped offering SMS around the world would be as easy as voice. But extending text messaging support proved to be a lot harder than first imagined, said Patrick Malatack, product manager for Twilio.

With Twilios powerful API connections, developers can builds SMS Apps that connect to the Twilios Cloud gateway. SMS Message delivery with Dynamic Sender Names and even programmable SMS Numbers for instant replies and messaging.

Some of the Rich features includes Unicode Support, Message Queueing, RealTime API, Global Country reach – Over 150 Countries, Status Callbacks, Logs and Reporting, Short and Long Codes, and Voice Enabled Numbers.

Malatack also said the voice industry is more mature and requires fewer carrier relationships to connect calls. But with SMS service, Twilio had to increase its carrier support from dozens to more than 1,000 operators. The company also had to come up with its own routing logic to find the most efficient route for text messages.

Thinking of a Cloud SMS Solution? Start with Twilio Today

source:  GIAGAOM

Facebook Partners Heroku for Cloud Facebook Apps

Facebook announced last week a partnership with cloud application platform Heroku, a cloud application acquired by Salesforce last December, to help developers start working on their apps sooner without having to worry about finding a host. It will allow app developers to instantly create sample applications in their choice of language environment for free, rather than having to set up and pay for their own hosting right from the beginning. They’ll then be able to test common app functionalities and edit code to create a full-fledged custom Facebook app. Developers only need to pay if their app grows to a “large amount of traffic or users”
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is iCloud cloud computing?


Apple says iCloud stores your music, photos, apps, calendars, documents, and more. And wirelessly pushes them to all your devices — automatically. It’s the easiest way to manage your content. iCloud is so much more than a hard drive in the sky. It’s the effortless way to access just about everything on all your devices. iCloud stores your content so it’s always accessible from your iPad, iPhone, iPod touch, Mac, or PC.* It gives you instant access to your music, apps, latest photos, and more. And it keeps your email, contacts, and calendars up to date across all your devices. No syncing required. No management required. In fact, no anything required. iCloud does it all for you.


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Small Business + Cloud + Virtualization

Cloud solutions are on the rise and its no surprise that small business owners are also looking and asking how they can send their operations to the cloud. It may be surprising but they are also asking about virtualization. Businesses are starting to understand that they can gain edge in our new competitive world by using virtualization to use multiple operating systems and to keep apps partitioned and protected.

There is an interesting infographic on cloud that details some popular cloud applications and a reason why you might need to head for the cloud.

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Cloud Communications {Voice & SMS}

Cloud communications are Internet-based voice and data communications where telecommunications applications, switching and storage are hosted by a third-party outside of the organization using them, and they are accessed over the public Internet. Cloud services is a broad term, referring primarily to data-center-hosted services that are run and accessed over an Internet infrastructure. Until recently, these services have been data-centric, but with the evolution of VoIP (voice over Internet protocol), voice has become part of the cloud phenomenon.

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