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What does the CIO of the National Reconnaissance Office have in common with the CEOs of Abiquo, Apprenda, Tier3, OutSystems and OpSource, the Co-Founder & CTO of Dell Boomi, the CTOs of Rackspace, rPath, Compuware, BMC, NextIO, SoftLayer, SOASoftware, Gale Technologies, CiRBA and UShar...
The Open Mobile Alliance (OMA), an international specifications setting body, announces availability of API specifications for more than 40 network and device resources, with various language and protocol bindings. These new standards allow the creation of interfaces to the service inf...
Acision on Monday announced the first details of its Cloud Services Delivery Model, with solutions planned to be made available from October. Acision's new approach to deploying Software as a Service (SaaS) will enable mobile operators to quickly and cost effectively respond to rapidly...
RPost, the Registered Email outfit, has gone into the cloud business, calling its new widgetry the “new global standard for legal electronic messaging.” The RPost Cloud, for that is its name, is targeted at software applications, service providers, developers, IT departments, ye olde ...
Brocade thinks it’s got a clever way to peddle its network infrastructure widgetry and maybe get an edge on its larger rival: metered, monthly, subscription-based pricing. Mostly it’s got clouds, service providers, government and large-scale enterprise data centers in mind and says t...
Fusion-io, a provider of a shared data decentralisation platform, has announced its ioCache [http://www.fusionio.com/products/iocache ] solution customised to deliver Fusion Powered performance for the virtualisation of even data-intensive enterprise applications in VMware environments...
Over the history of computing, we can trace a pattern of continuous decomposition, from a single system into disparate components. Early on, these individual parts made it easier to design, program and maintain systems, and meet the fast-growing demand for more power and more capacity....
Amazon Web Services on Tuesday introduced Amazon ElastiCache, a new web service that makes it easy to deploy, operate, and scale an in-memory cache for web applications running in the AWS cloud. The new service improves the performance of web applications by enabling customers to retri...
While there is much talk about how to secure data and systems in cloud computing, many gaps remain in implementing such security. As users of any physical security systems can attest, it just takes one unsecured door or window to provide easy access to an intruder and loss of valued pr...
Desktop Anywhere is a UK cloud computing company specialising in virtual desktops and cloud computing services for companies with anywhere between 5-1,000 users. With clients in various industries such as finance, property investment, fashion, professional services and publishing, they...
Pacnet on Thursday announced its latest investment into a new Data Landing Station (DLS) in Hong Kong, with direct high-speed connectivity into Pacnet's pan-Asian subsea cable network. This is part of the company's strategic plan to expand its hosting and co-location infrastructure to ...
More organizations are facing user demand for cloud-based services. With its promise of greater agility and more media-rich services, the cloud has plenty to offer enterprises. Beneath that promise, however, is a problem that is plaguing IT teams. The issue of legacy system integration...
Dassault Systèmes (3DS), a provider of 3D and Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) solutions, and Amazon Web Services (AWS), an Amazon.com company, a provider of elastic cloud infrastructure, are working together to enable companies of all sizes to get started quickly with 3DS Version 6 ...
Akamai Technologies, Inc., a provider of cloud optimization services, today announced its formal expansion into five countries in Central and Eastern Europe (CEE) - Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland, Romania and Slovakia. Akamai's success across the globe has triggered significant demand...
Penguin Computing, a provider of HPC cluster solutions and Adaptive Computing, and of unified intelligent automation technology, announced on Tuesday that Penguin Computing chose Adaptive Computing’s Moab ClusterSuite to manage the workload on its HPC Cloud offering Penguin on Demand (...
More than One Billion End Users Receive Cloud Services Built on NetApp LONDON, UK.—June 14, 2011 — Cloud computing has swiftly moved from industry hype to a top IT initiative, with more CIOs building a private cloud, evaluating service providers for public cloud services, o...
How can we achieve increased IT agility and global efficiency in corporate IT? Cloud computing promises to deliver shared, scalable resources, software and information to computers and other devices on demand, as needed, over the Internet. But in order to fulfill that promise, cloud se...
Numerous vendor surveys around virtualization projects show that a chief objective for datacenter virtualization is to improve business continuity and disaster recovery. The virtualization platform, or “hypervisor,” provides an impressive set of availability options for general-purpose...
SYS-CON Events announced today that Racemi, a next-generation data center and cloud provisioning company, has been named “Silver Sponsor” of SYS-CON's 8th International Cloud Expo, which will take place on June 6–9, 2011, at the Javits Center in New York City, New York. Racemi offers ...
CA and VCE, the Virtual Computing Environment Company started by Cisco and EMC with money from VMware and Intel, have cut a global strategic alliance to deliver integrated private cloud solutions based on VCE’s Vblock Infrastructure Platforms. They said they’ll focus initially on Vir...
Xsigo Systems, Inc., a provider of I/O virtualization, on Wednesday announced that Bluelock, an experienced provider of Virtual Datacenters hosted in the public cloud, has deployed Xsigo virtual I/O in their VMware vCloud® services data center. As a result, Bluelock has boosted scalabi...
Interoute Communications Ltd, owner operator of Europe’s largest next-generation network, on Monday announced that demand for its Unified ICT enterprise services and its pan European cloud service delivery network led it to its first full year as a net profitable company. Interoute’s t...
“Cloud is the main direction of innovation in the hosting industry, the mass-market in particular, and adoption there is really becoming essential in order to survive,” stated Ditlev Bredahl, CEO of OnApp, in this exclusive Q&A with Cloud Expo Conference Chair Jeremy Geelan. In additio...
Savvis, Inc. on Monday announced its Government Wide Service (GWS) platform is now available to all government departments and third-party suppliers in the United Kingdom. The Infrastructure-as-a-Service platform provides a solution for government agencies looking toward a "G-Cloud" mo...
Oracle on Tuesday announced that Colt Technology Services has gone live with Oracle’s Rapid Offer Design and Order Delivery (RODOD) solution, enabling it to extend the cloud-based services already on offer to enterprises through its Infrastructure-as-a-Service solutions. Using Oracle’...
Meru Networks Inc. (http://www.merunetworks.com/) (Nasdaq: MERU), a leader in virtualized 802.11n enterprise wireless networking, today announced a strategic partnership with Azlan, the Enterprise Division of Tech Data Corporation (http://www.techdata.com/) and the largest distribut...
Too many organizations believe that the transformation to a virtual desktop requires a complete migration to a hosted virtual desktop model. As many realize, this is one of the biggest roadblocks for desktop virtualization. Too many users cannot work in the confines of a hosted virtua...
Virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) is the technique of hosting a desktop operating system within a virtual machine (VM) running on a centralized server. As a concept, VDI separates a personal computer desktop environment from a physical machine and stores entire programs, applicati...
SoftLayer Technologies on Tuesday announced a partnership with the Tech Wildcatters Incubator Program, a Dallas-based “microseed” fund and startup accelerator. SoftLayer will provide the program’s startup companies with a $1,000 credit per month for 12 months for SoftLayer services (in...
iomart Group, one of the UK's leading managed hosting and cloud computing service companies, on Tuesday announced the completion of the second phase of an expansion programme at its Spectrum House, Maidenhead data centre. The programme, another sign of strong customer demand for both ...
The redoubtable Amazon Web Services is now offering a thing called CloudFormation that automates and repeats stacks of widgetry like EC2, Elastic Load Balancer, Elastic Block Store, Elastic Beanstalk, Simple Notification Service and Relational Database Services complements of user-defi...
GoGrid on Monday announced its third data center expansion in six months with the extension of its platform into Digital Realty Trust's 365 Main Street property. GoGrid is occupying a significant amount of data center space in 365 Main Street, which is adjacent to GoGrid's headquarters...
“Large enterprises, government and small businesses need assurance that shared services in the cloud are secure, and these users must have trust in the confidentiality, integrity and availability of business-critical services,” noted Erik Visnyak, TCG Trusted Multi-Tenant Infrastructur...
AT&T on Monday announced enhancements to its cloud-based offers, a new cloud-based mobile application, and increased third-party development and industry activity to deliver cloud capabilities that can help businesses reduce IT costs. The company also said it continues to work with IB...
Sorenson Media on Monday announced a new partnership with Kulabyte, an industry leader in live HD and mobile video streaming, to bring the new Squeeze Live cloud encoding platform to market. Currently in beta, the new solution, which was announced today from World Mobile Congress in Ba...
As enterprises struggle to remain profitable in an ever-changing risk environment, the current economic crisis has elevated the need for effective business risk management. Information security is a key parameter that affects business risk. The academic definition of information securi...
IT organizations today are experiencing pressure to not only adopt new and emerging technologies like virtualization, but also reduce costs and do more with fewer resources (thus reducing CapEx) – all while delivering assurance of capacity and performance to the business. In the first ...
Even with the best product and best architecture, storage can break an otherwise stellar desktop virtualization solution. It is the number one reason why desktop virtualization fails. And now it is time for the #1 thing that people mess up with desktop virtualization. Storage. Ac...
Cloud.com was founded in 2008 with a mission to “take the complexity and high costs out of deploying cloud services,” according to its website. It delivers an open-source software platform for public and private cloud environments, delivering components to build, deploy, and manage mul...
"Group sales in the quarter increased 8% year-over-year and 32% sequentially mainly driven by a strong development in mobile broadband" says Hans Vestberg, President and CEO of Ericsson. "Sales in the quarter for comparable units, adjusted for currency and hedging, increased 7% year- o...