Sponsored by Enomaly, Windows Azure and Make Web Not War, Cloud Camp Toronto
took place last night in the Metro Centre downtown.
Given Cloud Ventures is about enabling new Cloud Computing start-ups, what I
loved about it was the overall emphasis of entrepreneurism. If you're a dot
com veteran like me you'll be familiar with the First Tuesday events, and the
atmosphere was more like a blend of one of these with a technical workshop,
rather than a dry tech session only.
Certainly there was some great Cloud computing content. Barnaby Jeans is the
local Microsoft Cloud expert, and gave a 'quick-fire' presentation of
Microsoft Azure, within an overall context of explaining the Cloud field in
general. It was really slick and could have easily been given a much longer
slot, clearly delineating who does what in the various modes of IaaS, PaaS
and SaaS, and where/how Microso... (more)
Introducing Microsoft UC Cloud Archiving Services
A key application area for Cloud providers to consider is the UC suite
(Unified Communications), referring to technologies for VoIP, 'Presence' and
Instant Messaging, and a single inbox for email, fax and voicemail.
Not only can it improve staff collaboration but it can provide quick
solutions for e-workflow needs and help meet record-keeping compliance needs
through new 'Cloud Archiving' features that can plug in to popular tools
like the Microsoft UC suite.
Microsoft caused big waves in the telco industry i... (more)
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The standards for ‘Inter-Cloud Services’ (ICS) are being defined by the
This is a project team of vendors like Comptel and Progress who are working
with Cisco to develop software for automating provisioning of services across
multiple Cloud providers.
How this is relevant to the overall market is effectively explained through
its primary sponsor Cisco, and their ‘Unified Computing’ product range
directed at the Cloud computing sector.
Their recent Powerpoint presentation on this work explains how it can
leveraged to achieve ‘Unified Service D... (more)
As it sounds Unified Communications refers to unifying your modes and methods
of communications, building on ‘convergence’ of IP networks such that
your phone, emails and faxes are all simplified into one toolset.
Microsoft made big waves in the telco industry a few years back by entering
the telephony market with the release of their UC suite.
It’s really relevant to the Cloud market because it’s an entirely
software centric approach, where the Communicator client and Exchange server
software could provide all the same feature functionality as your traditional
telephony equipmen... (more)
Our Ulitzer portal site (cloud-ventures.com) is entitled ‘Reach for the
Cloud’. This entirely sums up the headline theme and purpose of our Cloud
Cloud Computing is a very technical topic and this is where the advances are
being made, but as many will tell you the primary business benefit is the
ability to accelerate innovation. This includes enabling more entrepreneurism
in general, as well as new start-ups specifically within the Cloud Computing
So the function of our CV group is to help incubate and progress new ideas
where the Cloud can be used to fa... (more)