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With the cloud, and the availability of cloud service providers, organizations no longer have to invest in additional technology infrastructure. They can leverage the infrastructure provided by the cloud service provider, or move their own applications to this infrastructure. Customers...
CoreVault, a provider of data protection services, on Wednesday announced the availability of its new VMware vCloud Powered Hosting service. Through its partnership with VMware, CoreVault has developed its Cloud Hosting service to take advantage of all the cost and efficiency benefits ...
While much discussion of the cloud assumes the needs and concerns of large enterprises will determine how the cloud evolves, in fact AAPL, MSFT, DELL, AMZN signal that the migration of the fragmented $444B annual SMB tech spend from small datacenters to the cloud will redefine the indu...
The economics of the cloud, the rise of the mobile workforce and the consumerization of IT are making the transformation to the cloud a foregone conclusion within enterprise IT. But not every company, organization or government agency is necessarily keeping up. Are you?
Intel – like everybody else these days – has gone into the cloud business with a new subscription-based business model and its own special twist. It’s got a Hybrid Cloud Platform that it’s pointing at server makers, ISVs and service providers so they can lease small businesses of und...
Fujitsu is rolling its multi-tenant Infrastructure-as-a-Service cloud out over North America and, as a come-on, offering the enterprise a three-month free beta trial from May 31 till August 31, when the widgetry goes into general release.
Quest on Monday released three open beta tools that help simplify Microsoft Azure infrastructure and account management: Spotlight on Azure, Quest Cloud Storage Manager for Azure, and Quest Cloud Subscription Manager for Azure. As more organizations incorporate cloud solutions into t...
“We consider Abiquo’s inclusion in the Gartner Cool Vendors report as further confirmation that our vision of cloud computing is resonating with customers and the top minds in cloud,” said Wendy Perilli, Abiquo vice president of global marketing, as it was announced that Gartner has s...
CIOs and IT directors today recognize the value in leveraging the Cloud when it comes to many areas of a business – managing customer relationships, human resources, billing, and even expense reporting. It’s a technology that is proliferating into businesses across every industry for i...
Cloud Expo New York, June 6-9, 2011 early bird registration will expire on Friday. Register now for a Gold Pass for the 8th International Cloud Expo on June 6–9, 2011, at the Javits Center in New York City and save $500 on your full conference pass. Gold Pass Delegates will receive ful...
Lenovo, the Chinese outfit that bought IBM’s PC unit, said Tuesday that it’s got “Cloud Ready Clients” that are “optimized to interact with the cloud and give end users the best possible experience when accessing applications and services.” It claims that “for cloud computing to ...
EMC has sent Mozy, the Utah-based consumer-y cloud storage operation it acquired in 2007, over to live at VMware, its majority-owned enterprise-geared virtualization operation, leaving observers to wrestle with what, if anything, the move signals about VMware. VMware CTO Steve Herrod...
Analysts frequently cite integration as the #1 obstacle faced by Cloud and SaaS providers, as buyers are no longer willing to bear the burden of the extensive development resources required to integrate to your application. Successful ISV integration strategies require collaboration ac...
I'm returning to the US this week after spending more than a year in Asia. I'm pessimistic about many things, as I recently explained in a separate article. But let's talk about the rays of light in today's grim global greyness. Let's talk about Cloud Expo. I don't know much, but...
IEEE, a professional association advancing technology for humanity, on Monday announced the launch of its new Cloud Computing Initiative. Designed to serve as the catalyst for innovation in the cloud computing arena, it is the first broad-scope, forward-looking cloud computing initiati...
HP on Wednesday appointed Brian Humphries to lead the company’s strategy for accelerating revenue opportunities in the world’s fastest growing economies. Developing business internationally is one of the key elements of HP’s growth strategy outlined by HP president and chief executive...
Dell, Equinix, and Rackspace, on Wednesday announced that they have collaborated to develop an OpenStack cloud demonstration and test environment. The demo environment will be available in three data centers: the Equinix International Business Exchange in Silicon Valley, Ca and Ashburn...
HP announced on Tuesday a program for channel partners who want to quickly capitalize on rapidly expanding cloud market opportunities with HP’s broad cloud portfolio. Unveiled at the HP Americas Partner Conference in Las Vegas, the HP CloudSystem Partner Program provides tools for cha...
CSC unveiled on Tuesday its TelePresence as a Service (TaaS) offering, an end-to-end managed video conferencing solution based on the Cisco TelePresence product suite. Targeted at businesses with executives who are challenged with face-to-face meetings and limited time, the solution’s ...
Nefsis, an online video conferencing provider, announced on Monday advances to its distributed cloud computing technology: intelligently virtualizing online meeting rooms closer to business participants. This advancement leverages the distributed nature of cloud computing and real-time...
Cisco on Tuesday announced its intent to acquire privately-held newScale Inc., a provider of software that delivers a service catalog and self-service portal for IT organizations to select and quickly deploy cloud services within their businesses. Based in San Mateo, Calif., newScale a...
ThinPrint launched on Wednesday the Printer Dashboard cloud service, a free, web-based printer monitoring solution that provides a real-time view of the complete printer environment. Printer Dashboard determines the status of each printer, its consumables and enables users to avoid cos...
On Tuesday, Microsoft Corporate Vice President Brad Anderson demonstrated how private clouds built with Microsoft technologies can help IT organizations meet their companies’ demands for more agile services. Anderson introduced the new System Center 2012, which will enable IT managers ...
You’ve been thinking about cloud computing, but you’re not sure it’s a good fit for your organization. While there’s lots of hype and discussion around the cloud, the only way you can evaluate it for real is to run a pilot with enterprise applications and visibility for all your stakeh...
Harris Corporation, EMC Corporation, and the Virtual Computing Environment Company (VCE) on Wednesday announced a strategic alliance to jointly develop and market new trusted multi-tenant cloud solutions to further accelerate the adoption of cloud infrastructure as a service (IaaS) by ...
Terremark on Tuesday announced that it is the recipient of a Cisco Partner Summit regional award for United States Service Provider Cloud Offering of the Year. Cisco unveiled the winners March 1 at its annual channel partner conference in New Orleans. Cisco Partner Summit awards are p...
NetLogic Microsystems, a provider of high-performance intelligent semiconductor solutions for next-generation Internet networks, on Tuesday announced breakthrough innovations in high-speed physical layer SerDes development that has resulted in the world’s lowest latency 10 Gigabit Ethe...
Broadview Networks is launching its Cloud Computing Services nationwide. Its services is a suite of fully managed enterprise-grade business software and infrastructure applications hosted in the cloud and is tailored for small and medium-sized businesses. According to Brian Crotty, C...
Virtuon announced on Wednesday it has launched the Virtuon Partner Program (VPP) for its vPresence virtual desktop service. The VPP program allows channel partners to offer the cloud-based virtual desktop service as a turnkey solution to their customers. VPP is being formally presented...
IBM on Tuesday announced that a new IBM Asia Pacific Cloud Computing Data Center is opening soon in Singapore, in which the company has invested $38 million. The new data center will provide IBM’s comprehensive cloud services and technology portfolio via the company’s cloud delivery i...
Citrix’ little friend Xen.org, where the open source hypervisor lives, has put out Xen Cloud Platform (XCP) 1.0, an open source server virtualization platform developed as part of the Xen Cloud Project introduced in 2009. The widgetry is supposed to be for SMBs, universities and rese...
OpSource, Inc., a provider of enterprise cloud and managed hosting, on Monday announced that it has begun bundling hardware-based security and networking with its Cloud Servers in order to make secure cloud computing accessible and affordable to businesses of all sizes. While cloud com...
NaviSite, Inc., a premier provider of enterprise-class hosting, managed application, managed messaging and managed cloud services, on Monday announced that it has been recognized as Best Managed Hosting Service in the 5th Annual Web Hosting Awards by HostReview. "We are thrilled to re...
Salesforce.com, the enterprise cloud computing company, on Monday announced that EnerNOC, Inc., a provider of energy management applications for the smart grid, is harnessing salesforce.com's cloud technologies to transform how the world uses energy. EnerNOC is using Salesforce CRM (t...
Pacific Control Systems LLC, Dubai, on Thursday announced a joint initiative with the Vienna University of Technology (TU Vienna) in opening a cloud computing lab dedicated to research and development on ICT enabled managed energy services solutions for buildings and infrastructure. Th...
Galileo Processing, Inc., a provider of next-generation financial payment processing solutions, on Thursday announced a new suite of solutions that enable payment card issuing banks and payment card program managers to leverage the power of cloud computing while ensuring they meet requ...
Apple CEO Steve Jobs, still looking thin but saying he didn’t want to miss the event, came back from his open-ended medical leave Wednesday to introduce the iPad 2 to a standing ovation. He described the widget, available in black and white on Friday March 11 at 5pm in the US and M...
HP Enterprise Services UK Limited on Monday nnounced that Centrica has signed a seven-year outsourcing services agreement worth more than $400 million. With the new agreement, HP will enable Centrica to move to a utility-based private cloud computing environment that will support Cent...
IBM on Tuesday showcased a series of technology breakthroughs that extend its leadership capabilities in virtualization, image management and cloud computing, including software that can virtualized a data center within minutes to instantly meet business demand. These new technologie...
Manufacturing software vendors are making aggressive moves to the cloud. In the past year alone, four vendors rolled out a full suite Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) offerings for the industry. That brings the current tally of SaaS players in the manufacturing arena to five: Epicor Expres...