Category Archives: Cloud

Cloud, digital slight of hand that is making massive computing power available to the world.

PlayStation Now, Gaming Clouds powered by the Mega PS3…

The future of gaming is Now, PlayStation Now. Sony’s cloud based gaming service PlayStation Now is that future according to Sony in any case. It may seem like pie in the sky stuff until you consider the recently released details.

Powering the Now cloud will be custom silicon that manages to cram 8 PS3’s onto a single sliver of silicon. Silicon that will not only be driving PS3 games to the latest generation PS4 but will also see PS3 games delivered to Bravia TV’s, PS Vita, tablets and other partner devices.

With silicon at the ready Sony Now is in testing, the services beta period is expected to last through the first quarter of 2014.

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The Lure of Microsoft Windows Azure, Cloud for the People…

This latest evolution of computing has seen cloud services surge forward rapidly over the last few years, everything that was once performed in the air conditioned server room of you IT Department can now be run in the Clouds. With economies of scale and pricing models designed to attract attention even home users can now afford to have their own server room, in the clouds.

Released to the public in 2010 Windows Azure is Microsoft’s entry into the Cloud hosting world. Offering an incredibly feature rich infrastructure for everyone to take advantage of, from small one man companies to worldwide corporations Azure is the cloud for the people.

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Amazons Magic Clouds…

Amazon’s attempts to transform itself into a digital media company are starting to light up the cloud. Amazons most recent release Amazon MP3 along with it’s CloudDrive Internet storage service are a two punch combination. Beating Google and Apple to the Web Based MP3 player must have given them some serious satisfaction. Amazons MP3 versions at the moment are limited to Mac, and PC on the computer and Android for tablets and phones. Think of it as a web based iTunes with-out the need to sync and no pictures of fruit.

With Amazon MP3 on your Android the music you uploaded from your PC becomes instantly available to your phone. Any PC you use – as long as it has an internet connection – can access your collection or files. Uploading your MP3 collection begins with Amazon’s software scanning you PC and cataloging your collection. Once Amazon has done it’s thing, you get to select what is uploaded, the transfer begins, it’s a relatively painless process. The files are actually uploaded to the Amazon Cloud service.

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