Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Here’s what Microsoft had to say about the new private cloud offerings

Quite a number of suppliers of system software, application frameworks, database software and applications are rushing to grab the high ground and direct the industry in its move towards using cloud-like approaches and architectures to create an in-house self-provisioning, self-managing, pay-as-you go environment. Like the others I’ve seen, Microsoft appears to be working with a “Microsoft-only” view of clouds when, in reality, most datacenters today could be viewed as a multi-vendor, multi-platform, multi-decade computer of IT’s finest thoughts about application design and platforms.

My questions revolve around such ideas as:

Hyper-V Cloud Fast Track: This is nice, but will it include assistance to help users of mainframe or midrange systems that do not run Windows and yet are essential to corporations? I would suspect that the goal there is to get companies to migrate to something new.

Hyper-V Cloud Service Provider Program: Will this also support UNIX and Linux-based applications?

Hyper-V Cloud Deployment Guides: Let me guess, these guides will only show how to use Windows in a cloud-like environment even though cloud is a much broader environment.

Hyper-V Cloud Accelerate: Once again this is a nice concept, but is it also designed as a way to get people to abandon investments in other operating systems, development tools, database software and the like?


Monday, November 8, 2010

The Panda Cloud

The first Cloud Anti-virus Programs

Are you looking for a virus protection that takes very little resources from your computer, and then consider Panda Cloud Antivirus Free Edition?

Panda Cloud Antivirus is a free version of Panda's security software. It is cloud-based, meaning that scanning of the files is handled on a remote server rather than on a user's machine. This less useage of computer resources which mean that your computer will run faster than some of the competitors that are not cloud based.

When it originally debuted, Panda Cloud Antivirus was notable as a free security solution for two reasons: Panda traded on its reputation as a solid security suite vendor making its first foray into the realm of freeware, and the program attained its goal of freeing up system resources by putting much of the program's heavy lifting in the cloud. Now we can add a third reason to the list: it's now known as an effective alternative to the security powerhouses.
Antivirus software makers and security analysts alike agree that the number of new viruses and other malicious applications appearing every day is growing exponentially. The traditional signature databases used by antivirus software to identify them all would eventually crowd out all other data on your computer—insanity! To prepare for this signature singularity, Panda Security has spent the last few years mastering behavior-based detection, cloud-based antivirus scanning, and free security software. Panda Cloud Antivirus 1.1 (free, direct) brings all these threads together. This free virus protection relies on the cloud for its virus signatures. Its new edition adds behavior-based detection. And for personal, non-commercial use it doesn't cost a penny.
To find out more about the Panda Cloud go to their blog to find out all the awesome work that Panda is doing to help protect the public.

Windows Data Eraser

Computer Data Eraser

Are you looking to junk your computer or give it too a thrift type store? Are you afraid people may find stuff on your computer even after you’re formatted the hard drive? Worry no more. With today’s technology there are some very good computer programs on the market that will help in erasing that old data on your hard drive. One of the programs we are going to look at today is WinClear.
Windows stores history of all the activities that you perform on your computer like internet surfing in secured areas of your hard drive. You can run History Clear but it still does get to these areas of your hard drive, so this offers very little protection when erasing history and data from your computer. If someone gets ahold of your computer you don’t want them finding this information that is stored in these hidden areas.

Here are some very important reasons to erase your Inernet History:

Every site that you come across on the internet even if it was by accident is stored on your computer.

Every image that you have ever looked at on the computer either be pictures or files or even images that were sent by email are still stored on your computer even if you thought you had erased them.

So you think the windows delete button and cleaning out your recycle bin is all you need to do to clean up your computer think again. These files are still stored on your hard drive.

There is a record of every program that you have ever downloaded or used on your hard drive. What you use on your computer should be your business and nobody else's.

Improve the speed of your computer and free valuable space taken by your computers history files.

With a program like WinClear you can put your mind at rest and you can sleep more soundly knowing that you do have a spotless computer machine. That the files you erased are truly gone and your internet surfing history is truly gone. So check out WinClear today.