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Golden Pass delegates to Cloud Expo Europe 2010 in Prague (June 21-22, 2010) are invited to join the Cloud Expo organizers in celebrating the Cloud on June 20th @ 7PM as our guests at Staromestska Restaurant, right in the medieval heart of downtown Prague, famous for its excellent Czec...
NetSuite Inc. (NYSE: N), a leading vendor of cloud computing business management software suites, and Fluid, Inc. a provider of digital shopping software, custom design and strategic consulting, today announced that the new NetSuite Ecommerce cloud platform incorporates key components ...
Amazon has added encryption to CloudFront, its content delivery service, complements of an HTTPS connection that’ll work from its S3 storage service through to the user’s desktop. It says it’s cut the price on CloudFront HTTP requests by 25% to $0.0075 per 10,000 requests and is ch...
Public cloud, private cloud and the hybrid cloud…is this the modern day love triangle? Although cloud computing has come a long way, many enterprises, large and small, are unclear about the concept and what will work best for them. When businesses mention cloud computing, they’re nor...
BroadGroup, the IT and telecommunications specialist, has recently released a new data center report revealing that hybrid cloud is seen as the next major opportunity where efficiencies can be gained by using public cloud for non-critical applications. The report also highlights how Pr...
WSO2 today announced that is has launched the WSO2 Cloud Partnership Initiative in support of the new WSO2 Stratos open source platform for enterprise clouds, which debuted today. WSO2 Stratos offers enterprises a complete platform-as-a-service (PaaS), giving organizations of all sizes...
Stoneware, Inc. will release a beta version of webNetwork 6 on Thursday, June 3. Stoneware is delivering a widely available webNetwork 6 beta to enable customers to enhance their private cloud deployments, continue to integrate a growing SaaS (Software as a Service) environment, and in...
BeyondTrust, the global leader in privilege delegation and authorization management, today announced that it has joined the Cloud Security Alliance as a corporate sponsor member. In connection with the partnership, BeyondTrust will form a special team that will work with CSA to help es...
As one of the hottest trends going in the information/computing world, how do the requirements for cloud security relate to the security concerns that enterprises have been addressing prior to the uptick in cloud computing? While the cloud is a relatively new area for concern, improved...
Like investment chasing highest return, does innovation chase technology adoption challenge – especially those challenges which stand in the way of adoption of the latest hype? After all, anybody who manages to remove the biggest stumbling block stands to gain the maximum financial ret...
At the GlueCon Conference, UnboundID Corp., a developer of identity management software for Internet-driven, consumer-facing architectures, today announced the release of Version 2.2 of its Directory Services platform, which includes the UnboundI...
Amazon’s cloud arm said Tuesday that it has added a Multi-AZ deployment option to its MySQL 5.1-based Relational Database Service (RDS) so users can now replicate database instances to multiple, geographically dispersed Amazon Availability Zones and enhance availability and data durabi...
"When economic conditions, technology advances, and customer needs align, transformation happens," said McCracken. "As we emerge from the global economic downturn, we have a tremendous opportunity to leap forward and embrace change, or risk being left behind." McCracken also describ...
Since we launched Gladinet Cloud Gateway beta last October (2009), thousands of users have downloaded and registered for the beta license while more than ten thousands downloaded the Gladinet Cloud Desktop. Based on user feedback, we have since released the CloudAFS as a sequel to the ...
Orchestra has scheduled our Crystal Reports Intermediate Training Course for SAP Business One. The course is designed for experienced SAP Business One users looking to take their reporting and business intelligence to the next level. The course includes live instruction, exercises, exa...
"Cloud can be as useful for mid-sized firms as for large ones. Mid-sized firms can actually use Cloud to quickly and cost-effectively grow and join the big league of larger firms. So while larger ones can sustain their growth rates, mid-sized firms actually get the option to grow rapid...
Gladinet has delivered an innovative cloud storage access platform for EMC Atmos cloud storage platform. Building on the successful desktop integration technology of Cloud Desktop, Gladinet CloudAFS (Cloud Attached File Server) enables small to medium-sized businesses (SMBs) to attach ...
As a CTO or an IT admin thinking about AT&T Synaptic Storage, you may be looking for an access solution that delivers AT&T Synaptic Cloud Storage to your user’s desktops and your organization’s file servers. Thinking access? Try Gladinet …
TIBCO Software Inc. (NASDAQ: TIBX) today announced an expanded TIBCO Silver™ cloud computing platform, extending customers' ability to develop, deploy and manage business applications in the cloud. As one of the industry's first enterprise-class cloud platforms, TIBCO Silver will give ...
There are data quality objectives for everyone. Google indicates that the term "data quality" is used in 135,000 global searches every month. It's not Taylor Swift with 55 million or Microsoft with 101 million. But it represents a fairly decent amount of interest for a rather mundane t...
IBM, which has eleven cloud computing labs around the world including one that is due to open in Singapore later this week, has already unveiled - last November - the world's largest private cloud computing environment for business analytics, an internal cloud called BlueInsight. Today...
By bringing Azure--entailing a cloud OS, Microsoft SQL and .NET-based services--to the Philippines, Microsoft "creates new opportunities, not just for the Microsoft partner ecosystem in the country, but for businesses and developers to drive new revenue through the development of inno...
Ishida-san He told us "more than 50 customers have signed up for the IaaS trial service currently being offered in Japan" and that he believes Fujitsu is "building a strong set of offerings to help customers, with large existing infrastructure investments, benefit from cloud services i...
Rackspace Hosting, a provider of hosting and cloud computing, has joined forces with Spiceworks to allow small and medium businesses (SMBs) to manage their Rackspace email hosting services through the free Spiceworks social IT management application. The integrated systems simplify the...
A week after being a sponsor at the largest Cloud Computing event ever held, Cloud Expo at the Javits Center in New York, Microsoft kicked off its own Convergence conference in Atlanta with a renewed commitment to Cloud-based developer tools that drive the company's vision in the Cloud...
In the year following its introduction at the Demo 09 conference where it launched and created the market for the Virtual Application Appliance's instant provisioning of server applications, AppZero has become the trusted provider among enterprises, ISVs, VARs and integrators that need...
In K2 Advisory's report "Cloud Computing: A Step Change for IT Services," which analyses the developing market for cloud services, the report's author Dr Katy Ring, Director, K2 Advisory says that the benefits of Cloud Computing can provide the business flexibility to help companies op...
Rackspace has released a free iPad app called Rackspace Cloud Pro that should let developers monitor and manage their Rackspace Cloud servers. The company says it can turn on backups, create new servers from backups, manage backup scheduling, reboot, rename, resize and delete server...
Cloud Expo, Inc. announced on Thursday that it will offer a special free "TwitterVIPpass" to everyone who retweets the upcoming event @CloudExpo. The largest Cloud event in the world will take place April 19 -21 at the Javits Center in New York City. Free "Twitter Retweet" event ...
This session will draw on IBM’s experience working with customers and operating 13 cloud centers world wide to review the conditions under which cloud computing can deliver its promise of flexibility and cost savings in the delivery of IT services to the enterprise. The session will co...
We have heard a lot about Cloud Computing and Saas, but what about moving high-performance graphics workstations to the cloud? This article describes how Little Diversified Architectural Consulting, located in Charlotte, NC, built a Private Cloud that included their high-performance gr...
Data is growing exponentially everywhere - in business, web, finance, government, science, and in the world of sensors and smart grids. Speaking earlier this week at OSBC, Tim O'Reilly said "The future will be all about who has most data, and who is able to extract meaning from it ...
Faced with competing against Microsoft’s theoretically free virtualization, VMware Thursday cut the $995 list price of its entry-level vSphere Essentials package in half to $495 until June 15 in an appeal to small businesses. vSphere Essentials targets sites with less than 20 physica...
Virtualization is the topic du jour in IT today. The technology is cool, the attributes are slick and now the stock market even is tracking it. The adoption problem that is facing virtualization strategies stems from a bottom up IT driven approach versus a top down business aligned app...
Samuel Taylor Coleridge, whom most people know as an English poet, also wrote some very nice prose about words. For example he was the one who summed up poetry itself as being about, above all, choosing "the best possible words in the best possible order."Another fellow who knew a thin...
SOASTA, a Bronze Sponsor of 5th International Cloud Expo cloud computing conference, upcoming next month in New York (April 19-21, 2010), has been named by the Wall Street Journal as one of the fifty "hottest" VC-backed firms in the US - the only Cloud player among the seventeen IT com...
SAP announced the new version of SAP Business One last week, noting it's improved usability, faster time to value, and the benefits of the partner channel on the product. SAP Business One is now used by thousands of companies worldwide, helping to manage the entire business and foster ...
At the Digital Africa Summit 2010 in Kampala, Uganda, discussion is rightly focused on both telecommunications policy and economic development. Cloud computing is a topic heard among sidebar discussions, although it has yet to hit the mainstream of conference programming. We will br...
Gee, and it seems just the other day that Seattle-based cloud start-up Skytap Inc, the little number where Amazon’s Jeff Bezos parked some of his fortune, was in the virtual lab automation business. Well, it’s branching out. It’s gone into the cloud-ware network automation busi...
"We see a lot of enthusiasm in the marketplace for cloud computing, but we also see a lot of question marks," said Olaf Friedrichs, founder and managing partner at Dutch Cloud, an IBM partner in the Netherlands that specializes in providing IT infrastructure-as-a-cloud services.