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Well, ignoring what Larry Ellison and Richard Stallman think about it, Cloud Computing will be "the" technology that gets Wall Street and other IT organizations out of the “Recession of 2008” and it will be "the" ultimate cost-cutting solution for every IT organization around the world, small or large. Small: We recently moved our mid size blog site from five Dell blades which were housed in the data center of a hosting company to the Amazon Cloud, simply and smoothly. Never mind the actual cost we initially paid for the hardware and we won't have in the future, guess what happened to our $1,700 per month hosting fees? Went down to pennies overnight! I was at the 6th International AJAXWorld RIA Conference & Expo this week, which took place in San Jose, California and among many great sessions packed in three days (this conference is growing and getting better every ye... (more)

RightScale Co-Founder & CTO to Speak at 4th Cloud Computing Expo

To date, cloud computing has by and large been in the realm of public clouds such as Amazon EC2, but there has been a lot of talk about other kinds of clouds, including "private" and "hybrid" clouds. However, with these new choices comes added complexity and Thorsten von Eicken, Co-Founder & CTO of RightScale, will be trying to cut through that complexity at SYS-CON's 4th International Cloud Computing Conference & Expo, in a breakout session titled "My Cloud, Your Cloud, Our Cloud." von Eicken ((pictured left talking on SYS-CON.TV to Cloud Computing Expo chairman Jeremy Geelan) will review the definitions as well as the pros and cons of the different kinds of clouds. He will provide guidance on when and how to use each, outlining the typical uses cases for public, private and hybrid clouds using real-world examples, including: Develop in public, deploy in private; De... (more)

Study Says Economics Not A Driving Factor in Cloud Computing Adoption

Paul Miller, who pens Cloud of Data, had an interesting perspective during a chat this week on what effect infrastructure upgrade cycles might have on cloud computing adoption. Paul postulated that as these servers fail and organizations have to make the decision to replace or not replace them that cloud computing becomes a more viable option. That seems a reasonable assumption, especially if the primary reason organizations are evaluating cloud computing is driven by a desire to reduce costs. But in a recent post Paul posits this might not be the case, citing a recent ongoing study from Avanade in which C-level executives were asked, among other questions, how the economic climate effected their decisions regarding cloud. Interestingly “only 13% suggesting it had ‘helped’ adoption plans and 58% reporting ‘no effect.’” In my conversations with Nick Carr and others,... (more)

3PAR Appoints Veteran Silicon Valley Innovator as Vice President of Engineering

FREMONT, CA -- (Marketwire) -- 04/23/09 -- 3PAR® (NYSE: PAR), the leading global provider of utility storage, announced today the appointment of Peter Slocum to the position of Vice President of Engineering. Slocum has joined the 3PAR Executive Staff to assume responsibility for leading engineering development activity for the pioneering next-gen storage company. He has over twenty-five years of experience in building, managing, and leading top-flight engineering organizations within both large and small companies and brings a track record of driving engineering innovation that aligns perfectly with 3PAR's goals, vision, and company culture. Slocum comes to 3PAR from ViVOtech, a privately-held company, where he was the Senior Vice President of Engineering responsible for Engineering, Information Technology, and Customer Support. While at ViVOtech, Slocum successful... (more)

Microsoft Online Services Available for Purchase Worldwide

REDMOND, Washington, April 27 /PRNewswire/ -- Microsoft Corp. today announced that organizations of all sizes can purchase the Business Productivity Online Suite, a part of Microsoft Online Services. The suite or its individual services, including Microsoft Exchange Online, Microsoft SharePoint Online, Microsoft Office Communications Online and Microsoft Office Live Meeting can be purchased by businesses in 19 countries worldwide. The Business Productivity Online Deskless Worker Suite, a low-cost version for occasional users, is also available for purchase. Also starting today, Microsoft is offering a 25 percent discount on the Business Productivity Online Suite to customers who purchase it by the end of June 2009. More information about the services and global availability can be found at http://www.microsoft.com/online . (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh... (more)

Citrix Executives to Present Desktop and Datacenter Virtualization Strategies at Burton Group Catalyst Conference

Citrix Systems, Inc. (Nasdaq: CTXS) today announced that company executives and thought leaders will present this week on next generation virtualization strategies for the desktop, datacenter and cloud computing at Burton Group’s 2009 North America Catalyst Conference in San Diego, July 27-31. Mark Templeton, President and CEO – “Enterprise IT, the Cloud and Virtualization: Putting It all Together” (Wednesday, July 29, 2:30 p.m. PT) – Templeton will share his vision for how virtualization - across desktops, servers and clouds - fits into the new model of “IT as a service” and helps businesses deliver a simpler and more efficient computing experience. Simon Crosby, CTO, Virtualization and Management Division – “The Thrilla in California: Debating Hypervisor Performance” (Wednesday July 29, 4:45 p.m. PT) – Crosby will be matched against VMware’s Scott Drummonds for a ... (more)

Dr. Kai-Fu Lee Leaves Google, Starts Innovation Works

Innovation Works, a business creation platform focused on establishing the next wave of Chinese high-technology companies founded by Dr. Kai-Fu Lee, launches today. This announcement follows news of Dr. Lee’s resignation as Google Vice President and President of Google Greater China and introduces a new business paradigm into the Chinese start-up environment. Led by Dr. Lee, Innovation Works will concentrate on Internet, mobile Internet, and cloud computing technology advancements targeted at the Greater China market, and build “dream teams” to collect, analyze, prioritize and execute on the most promising ideas. Innovation Works will accelerate an entrepreneur’s ability to prove ideas, obtain additional external funding, and then spin-off into an independent company. Innovation Works will be funded with $115 million from an elite group of venture capital groups and... (more)

The Hartford Ranks 15th On 2009 InformationWeek 500

The Hartford Financial Services Group, Inc., (NYSE: HIG), today announced that it ranked 15th on the 2009 InformationWeek 500. The results were revealed at the InformationWeek 500 Conference at the St. Regis Monarch Beach Resort in Dana Point, CA. InformationWeek recognized The Hartford for its innovative use of grid technology, which allows the company to run large and sophisticated calculations quickly by spreading the work across more than one thousand servers, equating to the computing power of over 5,000 PCs. By harvesting storage from the grid design, the company has addressed challenges such as costly storage, complex infrastructure management, and customer analytics. “We’re honored to receive this recognition from InformationWeek,” said Brian O’Connell, senior vice president and chief information officer for The Hartford. “In discovering a new way to build u... (more)

ZTE bereikt 1e plaats wereldwijd voor aanvragen van octrooien via PCT

ZTE Corporation (“ZTE”) (H-aandelencode: 0763.HK / A-aandelencode: 000063.SZ), een beursgenoteerde wereldwijde leverancier van telecommunicatieapparatuur en netwerkproducten, heeft vandaag bekend gemaakt dat het bedrijf in 2011 wereldwijd de eerste plaats bereikt heeft als het gaat om het aanvragen van PCT-octrooien. Volgens door de officiële website van de Wereldorganisatie voor de Intellectuele Eigendom gepubliceerde wereldwijde bevindingen stond ZTE van alle wereldwijde bedrijven op de eerste plaats in termen van aanvragen van PCT-octrooien, met in totaal 2826 aanvragen. Het bedrijf is opgeklommen van de 2e plaats die werd behaald in 2010. De statistieken tonen ook de consistente groei van de internationale octrooiaanvragen in de afgelopen vijf jaar van ZTE, met een stijging van meer dan 50 procent op jaarbasis in 2011. Volgens ZTE had meer dan 60 procent van de ... (more)

Sify Technologies Sets Date to Report FY 2011 Financial Results for Year Ended March 31, 2012 on Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Sify Technologies Limited (NASDAQ NM: SIFY), a leader in Managed Enterprise, Network, IT and Software services in India with global delivery capabilities and a pioneer in consumer internet services, today announced that it will report its unaudited IFRS financial results for the full year ended, March 31, 2012 on Wednesday, April 25, 2012 before the market opens. In conjunction with the announcement, Sify will host a conference call at 8:30 AM ET with Mr. Raju Vegesna, Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer and Mr. MP Vijay Kumar, Chief Financial Officer. Interested parties may participate by dialing 877-407-8031 (Toll Free in the U.S. or Canada) or +1-201-689-8031 (international), which will also be simultaneously broadcast live over the Internet at www.sifycorp.com or http://www.investorcalendar.com. Please allow extra time prior to the call to visit th... (more)

CliQr Technologies to Present at InformationWeek 500 Conference

MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA -- (Marketwire) -- 09/04/12 -- CliQr Technologies, the company that enables existing and newly developed business applications to fluidly move to and between any private, public or hybrid cloud, today announced it will participate in the InformationWeek 500 Conference to be held Sept. 9-11, 2012, in Dana Point, Calif. The Company's Co-Founder and CEO, Mr. Gaurav Manglik, will present. Event: InformationWeek 500 Conference Date: Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2012 Time: 9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. PT Location: St. Regis Monarch Beach, Dana Point, Calif. Panel: New Rulebook Requires New Vendors About CliQr Technologies CliQr Technologies™ is a leading provider of cloud-application management solutions. CliQr simplifies the process of on-boarding, testing and securely running applications on the cloud so that businesses can take full advantage of the real power and elasti... (more)