As 2014 draws to an end we lay out our top 5 predictions for the Sync, Share
and Collaboration Market for 2015. The SME EFSS white paper gave a good view
of the Enterprise File Share and Sync Market for 2014 and below we lay out
our top 5 predictions for the Sync, Share and Collaboration Market for 2015:
1. Enterprises will look to adopt hybrid cloud services that aggregated
on-premise and cloud services:
Enterprises, and most companies, use a myriad of on-premise and on-cloud
services. Almost all of these services now store data either in the form of
attachments or direct use of storage. Companies will embrace solutions that
work with what they have.
2. Solutions that can be deployed on premise as well as in a range of
clouds will be attractive to strategically thinking companies.
Not everything will end up on Cloud and for bigger companies they will act as
their o... (more)
Although version 7.0 of the Enterprise version of GigaSpaces XAP contains
much more than just DataGrid or Caching, for many customer the need for
reduced latency and increased performance as well as contention reduction is
pressing and for these customers these needs are often a pre-cursor to their
first foray into using GigaSpaces. I recently received a set of slide from
the GigaSpaces Deputy CTO, Shay Hassidim, which I though were worth posting
as they not only go through some of the use cases for Caching and DataGrid
but they also show the topologies and patterns that can be u... (more)
Amazon Elastic Block Storage (Amazon EBS) is a new type of storage designed
specifically for Amazon EC2 instances. Amazon EBS allows you to create
volumes that can be mounted as devices by EC2 instances. Amazon EBS volumes
behave as if they were raw unformatted external hard drives and can be
formatted using a file system such as ext3 (Linux) or NTFS (Windows) and
mounted on an EC2 instance; files are accessed through the file system .
They have user supplied device names and provide a block device interface.
For a 20 GB volume, Amazon estimates an annual failure rate for EBS volu... (more)
The recent PRISM Data snooping controversies have heightened almost every
companies awareness of the potential vulnerabilities of data stored
off-premise in the Cloud. Many Cloud Storage companies talk about encrypting
data ‘at rest' but the real issue is that the storage companies control the
encryption rather than the company whose data is stored controlling the
Ask yourself these questions?
Are you comfortable not controlling your own file encryption? Do you have
sensitive data you wish to store in the cloud that you do not want to have
your file sharing vendor ... (more)
MIDP on Dangers Hiptop Phone (which is now available in UK on TMobile)
According to Danger, MIDP support for the hiptop is supposed to be out "Real
Soon Now" but a specific date has not been pylbished yet. MIDP support will
get sent out to all current subscribers as an Over the air update.
For those considering porting MIDP applications or programming for the Hiptop
you could do no worse than check out the Sun Developer Netword article here.