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Articles tagged with: cloud-based

Meet UpSling, A Revolutionary Contact Manager App

Ever find it frustrating when you’re trying to get someone’s number in a rush but just don’t have time to grab all the details? Picture this, you’ve just met someone on the subway and you quickly try to exchange details just before they get off on the next stop.

Do you hate having to worry if you missed getting their full number? Did they forget to include an area code, or have a confusing e-mail address? With UpSling, from Deliri Inc, you no longer have to worry about getting the details.

New Cloudbox From Lacie Keeps Your Data Safe

LaCie now has a new cloud storage system called the CloudBox that is essentially a hard drive that backs up your files both locally and wireless to a cloud-based platform. When it comes to data protection, you’re always going to want to have a backup in case there are technical difficulties over the cloud (on the web).

For $200 a year, users will get 100GB of cloud data storage. The device itself costs $200 and the first year of storage is free. Users can then opt to either renew the contract or drop the cloud service.

Skytap Will Support HP’s Lifecycle Testing Within The Cloud

At Monday’s HP Discover conference, the cloud provider Skytap, partnered up with HP to deliver better automated testing in the cloud. Skytap will improve HP’s Application Lifecycle Management products, allowing developers to use the cloud as complex testing environments.

By testing directly in the cloud, machines do not need to be re-imaged with new instances of Windows and Linux servers, and pre-existing VM collections can be modified to work with the HP test tools.

Google Music Offers 50GB Of Free Cloud Services

Google Music will launch tomorrow at Google I/O 2011. Google will offer users a digital locker that will allow songs to be stored within the cloud-based service, much like Amazon’s service. You can do this now with Google Docs but are only allowed to send one song at a time. Android streaming has also been heavily tested due mainly from a leaked Android Music app that started going around later in 2010.

There will be one key difference between Google Music and Amazon’s platform, and that is the Google service will offer ten times more storage. A free Google locker will offer 50GB of storage data that will accommodate 20,000 songs compared to Amazon’s 2,000 (for the free version.)

Office 365 Already Receiving Problems

Since the recent transition to Office 365, Microsoft has stated that the service has had tough times providing access for its small business users. Product manager Steve Brown wrote in a blog, “This past week some Office Live Small Business customers may have experienced intermittent access to their accounts and Web sites…The issue has been resolved and the service is now functioning normally. We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience.”

Foursquare, Reddit, Quora, Hootsuite, And Moby Experience Simultaneous Meltdown

Amazon’s Elastic Compute Cloud has been experiencing issues today. Elastic Compute Cloud, or EC2 is Amazon’s affordable cloud-based Web hosting service and has helped grow many popular startups in social media. Unfortunately, Amazon has been working through kinks this morning with technical issues in the EC2.

Popular services like Foursquare, Reddit, Quora, Hootsuite, and Moby experienced the rumble. Amazon, one of the world’s leading cloud services providers allows affordable pricing that enables smaller companies to grow into their bigger potentials. The downside to all this of course is that many sites are hosted to the same service, and a outage like the one experienced today can easily wipe out the social experience for many.