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Cloud computing and social media are increasingly popular with small and medium-sized businesses and the SMB segment is of increasing importance to solution vendors and service providers. But, the silver cloud has a dark lining - security. SMB users are largely defenseless and unawar...
TrackVia, the Denver cloud-based database outfit, has added a cloud database application development platform that's supposed to make the cloud accessible to non-technical business users by letting them build their own business-critical database-driven applications instead of waiting a...
Lately in the IT community all the hype is on Cloud Computing. We have small start-ups offering several variations of Cloud services as well as some of the established big players (Google, Amazon, IBM, Novell (aimed at cloud service providers),Sun) stepping up their offerings of cloud ...
newScale, which just climbed into bed with Eucalyptus last week, is supposed to say at VMworld Tuesday that its FrontOffice Suite supports VMware’s new infrastructure-as-a-service vCloud Director software for building private and public clouds. newScale - whose President and Chief E...
Nimbula, the so-called cloud operating system start-up put in train by a couple of the boys credited with creating Amazon’s EC2 service, has gotten a $15 million B round. Accel Partners led the check-signing. Sequoia Capital also pulled out a pen. Sequoia and VMware, oddly enough, stak...
Rackspace Hosting has gone GA with its beta Cloud Servers for Windows. The new service is supposed to deliver a highly scalable environment ideal for Windows-based hosting, testing and developing applications or “supporting the high levels of traffic required for launching online gamin...
CyberlinkASP, a provider of outsourced IT and integrated managed hosting solutions, on Monday announced that it will begin offering fully managed virtual desktops utilizing Citrix XenDesktop technologies on the revolutionary SoftLayer infrastructure-as-a-service platform. CyberlinkASP...
In his session at the 7th International Cloud Expo, OpenStack Chief Technologist Jonathan Bryce will provide a detailed overview of the open source cloud platform that has shaken up the industry. He will discuss the technical architecture, use cases, and how developers, service pro...
Cloud computing is on target to grow at an astounding rate in the next few years according to some of the latest analyst research. For example, worldwide revenue from public IT cloud services topped $16 billion last year and is expected to reach $55.5 billion by 2014, according to a Ju...
Microsoft’s Software-plus-Services strategy represents a view of the world where the growing feature-set of devices and the increasing ubiquity of the Web are combined to deliver more compelling solutions. Software-plus-Services represents an evolutionary step that is based on existing...
Data center administrators are faced with the challenge of what to do with in-house versus cloud services. Following two years of lean spending on IT infrastructure, the hype over cloud services has caught the attention of everyone – from the C-suite to the functional leadership in org...
CSC (NYSE:CSC) today announced that, after an extensive evaluation, AMP — one of Australia’s leading wealth management companies — has selected one of CSC’s growing number of Cloud computing services. Under the agreement, CSC will provide AMP with Collaborative Online Services (COS), ...
Cloud.com, a provider of open source private and public cloud computing software, on Wednesday announced it is collaborating with leaders in open source and cloud computing on OpenStack, an open source cloud platform designed to foster the emergence of technology standards and cloud in...
Cloud enablement provider, Parallels, on Tuesday responded to the demands of small businesses by adding seven Cloud services to the Application Packaging Standard (APS) catalog. Parallels estimates that the small business need for Cloud services will grow to nearly $19 billion by 2013...
Geminare on Tuesday announced the availability of iCloudRecovery, an iPhone application that lets partners and end customers manage their entire server ecosystem from their handheld device -- anywhere, any time. Fully integrated with Geminare's Recovery as a Service Platform (RaaS) and...
Innovative "IT-as-a-service" provider, NetEnrich, on Tuesday announced an agreement with Arrow Enterprise Computing Solutions, a business segment of Arrow Electronics Inc., to help power the distributor's new Arrow Fusion(SM) cloud services line of business. NetEnrich offers highly sec...
Jahia, a provider of web content integration software, combining web, document, and portal features, on Monday announced three new client wins in the cloud, brought on by Jahia Partner R.Ø.S.A. Creation. Technology. Intelligence. AG: Kuoni Travel Ltd., Sunrise Communications AG, Bellev...
Insight EMEA, a division of Insight Enterprises, Inc. (“Insight”), on Monday announced it has made significant headway in the cloud space as a result of its investment and focus on Microsoft cloud offerings. Insight and Microsoft have recently reprioritised their partnership to focus o...
Microsoft is going to charge 11 bucks a month for each desktop PC attached to Intune, the cloud service that manages SMBs, once it comes out of beta early next year. And Microsoft will throw in upgrade rights to Windows 7 Enterprise Edition. Microsoft is moving to beta 2 with the s...
IBM on Thursday announced a new IBM Cloud Computing Competence Center in Ehningen, Germany, which will provide a broad range of cloud solutions and services to clients locally and internationally. Located in Ehningen, Germany, home to IBM's largest data center in Europe, the new facili...
The Information Store (iStore) on Thursday announced Digital Oilfield Express (DOX), the first Digital Oilfield offering delivered online through a subscription price model. The new service will bring key exploration and production (E&P) business functionality to the thousands of small...
Microsoft is highlighting market opportunities for hosting and communications service providers as adoption of cloud services among small and midsize business (SMBs) continues to rise. Microsoft is helping service providers take advantage of those opportunities through its software, se...
Array Networks on Wednesday announced a new version of its operating system for its AppVelocity (APV) portfolio of application delivery controllers (ADC). Leveraging the SpeedCore architecture, the new ArrayOS 8.1 fully leverages 64-bit processing and multi-core technology to deliver d...
All cloud services customers should have some basic rights to protect their interests, and Gartner, Inc.'s Global IT Council for Cloud Services has defined six rights and one responsibility of service customers that will help providers and consumers establish and maintain successful bu...
NetApp on Monday announced enhanced integration with Microsoft to deliver enterprise-class data protection solutions to cloud service providers by leveraging the Microsoft Dynamic Data Center Toolkit for Hosters. Although enterprise-class data protection has historically been too expen...
"For customers, cloud computing creates tremendous value, which translates to massive opportunity for Microsoft and its partners," said Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer today, in his keynote address at day one of the company's Worldwide Partners Conference (WPC). Ballmer highlighted the cri...
In 1943 former IBM president Thomas J. Watson allegedly said: “I think there is a world market for maybe five computers". Will cloud computing prove Watson to be right after all?
AMD wants to play in the cloud where people buy lots and lots of servers to run lots and lots of small jobs so it’s come up with a $99–$698 version of its Opteron chip that it says is specifically designed for clouds and hyperscale data centers. The Opteron 4000 series, a k a Lisbon,...
Gladinet, a software vendor, has a solution called Gladinet Cloud Desktop that makes it easy to sync to Amazon S3 from Windows Explorer. In fact, Gladinet Cloud Desktop turns Windows Explorer into a cloud storage portal that can easily sync to Amazon S3 from other storage services or u...
Bitrix, Inc has announced the release of Bitrix Intranet Portal / Cloud Edition - a specially-designed version of its Enterprise 2.0 software suitable for cloud deployment and rent-a-portal distribution model. This initiative enables service providers to reinforce their service portfol...
newScale, the guys with the self-service IT storefronts for the enterprise, says that Cable & Wireless Worldwide is going to use its portal-based FrontOffice Suite along with Cisco’s Unified Computing System (UCS) as well as technologies from VMware and EMC in the private and hybrid Ia...
Pareto Networks on Tuesday unveiled a cloud-based distributed networking solution, transforming the way businesses will deploy and operate distributed networks. Cloud-based networking delivers enterprise-class network capabilities around the globe, via a highly resilient, multi-tenant ...
As Cloud Computing moves into the large enterprise and becomes an embedded part of IT and the business, customers are turning to a new wave of Cloud Facilitator to help guide them through Cloud-based consulting, implementation and management challenges. Cloud Facilitators like Acumen,...
On Thursday Cisco and Ingram Micro announced the launch of Asia's first Cisco Center for Unified Computing in Singapore. The center will provide Ingram Micro's customers and channel partners with a next-generation data center platform that will accelerate the delivery of new services s...
On Thursday Red Hat, Inc. announced new offerings, ecosystem infrastructure and services designed to provide CIOs with a comprehensive, easy on-ramp to cloud computing. The company announces the expansion of development services that provide customers with the tools and expertise neede...
On Thursday Red Hat, Inc. announced the next step in the integration of its enterprise-grade server and desktop virtualization portfolio with the general availability of Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization 2.2. In addition to providing the first release of Red Hat Enterprise Virtualizati...
On Wednesday BeyondTrust announced PowerBroker support of Oracle® VM hypervisors and Oracle Enterprise Linux. BeyondTrust and Oracle have collaborated to provide granular control and monitoring of privilege delegation from hypervisor to guest – providing comprehensive security and comp...
As the delegates arriving in Prague today from all corners of Europe (and USA, Australia) in readiness for Cloud Expo Europe are aware, where cloud computing is concerned the Enterprise IT industry has gone from asking 'What?' and 'Why?' to asking 'How?' and 'When?' - making 2010 the y...
Virtustream, Inc., a privately held infrastructure services firm, today introduced the xStream Advisor (ADvanced VIrtualization Strategic Opportunity Review), a structured multidimensional analysis and reporting solution with an integrated suite of software tools and professional servi...
Further cementing its position as the fastest-growing and highest-energy cloud computing event in the world, the 6th International Cloud Expo being held at the Prague Hilton in the Czech Republic on June 21-22, 2010, will also feature - on June 21st - a @CloudCamp unconference. Clou...