Cloud Business News Roundup: December 20 – 26, 2010

cloud bubble burstMerry Christmas and Happy Holidays! The 2010 will end soon, and for cloud businesses, the future is bright. This is reflected in this week’s news roundup from the web.

The most notable news this week is about the fear of cloud burst, voiced by Richard Matthew Stallman (or also known as rms,) the Founder of GNU Project and Free Software Foundation and a well-known software freedom activist.

Despite the benefits cloud computing bring, Stallman said that technology – in this case, the cloud – could “push people into careless computing.” He refers to the requirement for people to store their data in the cloud, instead of on the computers they can control. He further refer to heavy reliance on the cloud as “worse than stupidity.”

He might be right – once we are in the cloud, we are at the mercy of the cloud vendors, including threats to data privacy and security in the cloud. Is the cloud really dependable? Is the cloud really overrated? Will the cloud burst happen? Let’s wait and see.

Up next – here are some other interesting updates in cloud business and cloud computing on December 20 – 26, 2010:

NaviSite sell Dallas colocation business, priced at $12.75 million

In its plan to divest its colocation-only data centers to focus on their other assets and services, NaviSite, Inc., a provider of hosting and managed services announced on December 20, 2010 regarding the sale of its colocation business in Dallas, Texas to Cologix Dallas, Inc., a subsidiary company of Cologix, Inc. for $12.75 million in cash.

OS33 launches Quick Start Program to help managed service providers (MSPs) offering cloud-based hosted IT.

MSPs can now offer cloud-based hosted IT to clients, ranging from third-party SaaS (Software as a Service) offerings to integrated collaboration tools – all thanks to OS33 QUick Start Program. The program includes cloud-based service delivery platform, marketing and sales materials, and access to OS33 multi-tenant cloud and dedicated application server resources.

Dell buys medical cloud archiving company, InSite One, Inc.

Dell continues to go cloud with its investment decisions with the acquisition of InSite One, Inc. for an undisclosed deal figures. InSite One offers cloud-based healthcare applications with the capabilities to archive medical records and share images.

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