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ICT services provider niu Solutions on Thursday extends its managed services portfolio with the launch of its cloud integration services. Knitting together multiple cloud products and services from best of breed providers, niu is enabling mid-market organisations to right-source the pl...
announced an updated version of its AzureOps service. AzureOps now allows customers to compose, monitor, and manage disparate cloud services as a single unified cloud application. These services include Azure infrastructure (IaaS) and platform services (PaaS), as well as third party so...
Among small and mid-size businesses, the refrain is increasingly familiar: “We're responsible for sensitive financial data, and our customers trust us to protect it at all times. We want to move to the cloud but have concerns about the risks in handing this data off to another company....
GoGrid on Wednesday announced its Private Cloud infrastructure solution is powering a new network management application for Orange Business Services, the France Telecom-Orange branch dedicated specifically to business-to-business services. “We’re excited to work with Orange Business...
- Survey reveals cost plays a key role when it comes to Cloud uptake -Uncertainty around the current economic climate is forcing organizations to look at alternatives to on-site IT infrastructures and resources with one-in-three organizations citing managed services as a more affordabl...
HP have joined the Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) market and released their HP Cloud service in public beta. Here’s the announcement press release. The services on offer are: Available Now as Public Beta
Xeround, the Cloud Database Company, on Tuesday announced the availability of their database-as-a-service for MySQL applications as an add-on for the AppHarbor .Net platform and for AppFog's PHP Fog PHP platform. Xeround's add-on provides .NET and PHP developers using these platform...
Adobe Systems on Tuesday announced the availability of Adobe® CQ Cloud Manager, a Software-as-a-Service application that provides enterprises the ability to easily and quickly launch marketing initiatives in the cloud. With CQ Cloud Manager, part of the Adobe Digital Marketing Suite, d...
"We’re giving customers running SAP solutions an easy, low-risk way to take advantage of all the benefits of the cloud in a way that fits seamlessly into their existing IT environments,” said Kevin Jones, vice president, Dell Services, as Dell Services announced the first offers in its...
Amazon Web Services LLC (AWS), an Amazon.com company (NASDAQ:AMZN), on Monday launched support for dynamic content in Amazon CloudFront. This new capability gives AWS customers a simple, cost-effective way to improve the performance, reliability and global reach of their website by usi...
Virtualization can be a great boon to an organization’s data center, but it has to be managed correctly. The fact of the matter is that you can’t simply take servers, virtualize them, and then just expect to meet capacity. You need to measure, test, and tweak your virtual s...
There’s been a cacophony of hyperbole and at times marketing fluff from vendors and analysts with regards to Reference Architectures and Converged Infrastructures. As IBM launched PureSystems, NetApp & Cisco decided it was also a good time to reiterate their strong partnership with Fle...
Red Hat, Inc. on Wednesday announced its strategy for OpenShift Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS), an open cloud application platform for enterprises, to enable enterprises to take advantage of the benefits of PaaS by providing a consistent environment for both public cloud and on-premise d...
Red Hat, Inc. and IBM on Wednesday announced that Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 with the KVM hypervisor on IBM Systems has been awarded Common Criteria Certification at Evaluation Assurance Level 4+ (EAL4+). The Common Criteria is an internationally recognized set of standards used by the...
If you look at the hour hand of a clock you will not notice the movement, but you cannot conclude from your observation that hour hand does not move. Similarly if you daily look at what is happening in cloud computing you will hardly see any movement. However, if you step back and comp...
OpenStack is becoming the most popular open source platform for building private and public clouds. The number of code commits and the engineering velocity of this project is matched by no other technology adoption in history. While OpenStack is merely two years old, there have been si...
One of the leading problems plaguing IT organizations is the high costs of operations and maintenance.  The industry average is roughly 70% with some organizations going as high as 90%. Picking apart these costs one often finds a stratified organization focused on narrow bands of compu...
Over a year ago, I wrote my initial thoughts on VMware's CloudFoundry PaaS platform. Over the past year, the platform has
Today’s federal cybersecurity and information technology news round-up: The proposed Social Networking Online Protection Act (SNOPA) would make it illegal for employers to demand access rto social media accounts. More here. The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency has reques...
This is Part III in a series by 6fusion Co-founder and CEO John Cowan on the emerging trend of Cloud Brokerage and the impact it will have on the technology industry and markets. Be sure to check out Part I of the series here and Part II here.
SoftLayer Technologies is giving budding entrepreneurs a strong foundation for success as one of the leading national sponsors of TechStars, an elite mentorship-driven start-up accelerator that was recently recognized as the number one accelerator program in the world. Through its own ...
Cloudera, the leading provider of Apache Hadoop-based data management software, services and training, today announced that it has established a Japanese subsidiary, Cloudera KK, and an office in Japan. Cloudera's formal presence extends availability of its products and support offerin...
"Many of our Joyent Cloud customers have experienced significant growth based on the superior user experience and performance we deliver on Joyent Cloud," said Steve Tuck, EVP and GM of Joyent Cloud, Joyent's public cloud line of business, as Joyent Cloud Europe was unveiled this week ...
SoftLayer Technologies and RightScale have partnered to provide unmatched scalability and automation solutions that allow Internet-centric companies to speed their time-to-market. Companies such as social gaming developer Broken Bulb Game Studios are able to use SoftLayer’s public and ...
I’ve recently read a great post by Rich Mogull titled: “How to Tell If Your Cloud Provider Can Read Your Data (Hint: They Can)”. In his post Rich deals with the question of storing data in the cloud and provides valuable information on the problems of cloud data security.
Cloud technology company AppLayer has announced the availability of its new platform, White Label Box. The solution allows businesses to outsource standard IT applications and core infrastructure through their preferred IT services company, avoiding the need to manage multiple cloud an...
And you thought FourSquare was a security risk… Mobile phones with great cameras are an awesome tool. Many of these end up on Facebook, visible to friends, family and, well, friends of friends and maybe even the public. They get shared around so much, you can’t really be sure where...
I recently got a chance to work on RightScale for a proof-of-concept and I must say that they have an impressive technical architecture that reflects some of design and deployment best practices of the Cloud.
For today's enterprises, the question isn't about choosing a public or private cloud. The decision lies in how to enable both in the form of a hybrid cloud. Public and private clouds are quickly dovetailing to enable blended scenarios based on dynamic optimizations for price, policy an...
Faced with a need to find huge cost reductions the Province of Ontario is in the same place as many governments throughout the world – They’ve shouldered the debt to see us through the financial meltdown and now need to be smart about how they digest what they’ve taken on. They’re als...
Terremark, a Verizon Company, is launching the latest addition to its portfolio of secure cloud offerings – Enterprise Cloud Private Edition. This private cloud solution is built on the enterprise-class architecture of Terremark’s flagship cloud computing offering, the Enterprise Cloud...
Most IT executives agree their application infrastructure will look very different five years from now. That difference will be driven by the changing nature of applications that are increasingly web oriented, dynamic, data intensive and most likely deployed on virtual infrastructure. ...
Eucalyptus Systems, creator of the most widely deployed on-premise cloud computing platform, today announced a strategic partnership with China Electronics Technology Group Corporation No. 32 Research Institute (CETC32), one of the largest IT solutions and services providers in China. ...
Cloud computing has historically had two foci: SaaS (Software as a Service) and IaaS (Infrastructure as a Service. To date, the vast majority of cloud computing solutions have focused solely on the former. SaaS offerings in areas like CRM, ERP, collaboration, and communications have re...
Callidus Software Inc. announced on Monday that Certify Data Systems, a pioneer in Health Information Exchange (HIE) technology, has selected the LeadFormix Marketing Automation platform to optimize its lead generation and sales and marketing effectiveness. The agreement was signed in ...
Akamai Technologies, Inc.), announced on Wednesday that Dolce&Gabbana, the world's leading Italian brand in the fashion and luxury industry, has chosen Akamai's Dynamic Site Accelerator, part of the Company's Aqua Web Solutions, to accelerate all versions of its web site (www.dolcegabb...
Eucalyptus Systems, creator of the most widely deployed on-premise cloud computing platform, on Wednesday announced that it has been chosen by AlwaysOn as one of its OnDemand Top 100 winners. Inclusion in the OnDemand 100 signifies a company's leadership amongst its peers, and game-cha...
Ping Identity, the cloud identity security leader, on Wednesday unveiled PingOne, a multiplexed identity switch in the Cloud. One connection to PingOne provides businesses the convenience of tier 1 Single Sign-On (SSO) access to all of their cloud applications and gives IT one place to...
CloudSigma, an international, customer-centric, pure-cloud Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) provider, on Wednesday announced that it has joined cloud aggregator Besol's Tapp platform, a cloud infrastructure management service, still in Beta. CloudSigma is the newest public cloud prov...
Recent research from market watcher, Gartner states that within the next two years there will be a shift, which will see the PC replaced by personal Cloud services, as the digital device of choice. According to James Henigan, product and IT services director at hosted services provide...