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IBM said Monday that it was going to put $38 million into a new Asia Pacific Cloud Computing Data Center in Singapore, adding to its centers in Germany, Canada and the United States and its 13 global cloud labs, seven of which are in Asia-Pac in China, India, Korea, Japan, Hong Kong, V...
Ever since Verizon Communications said it was going to buy the cloud-ified Terremark for $1.4 billion cash a few weeks ago, Wall Street and the press have been trying to deck Terremark competitor Savvis out in a bridal dress too. Monday Savvis CEO Jim Ousley, who might think Verizon ...
IBM CEO Sam Palmisano told the company’s annual investors’ meeting Tuesday that Blue is into “thousands” of cloud engagements and that the last “technical shift in the enterprise” represents a “$7 billion opportunity for us.” IBM also expects to be getting 30% of its revenue from eme...
HP Enterprise Services UK Limited on Monday announced that Centrica plc has signed a seven-year outsourcing services agreement worth more than $400 million. With the new agreement, HP will enable Centrica to move to a utility-based private cloud computing environment that will support...
Box.net, the cloud-based content management company that’s seen $29.5 million in VC funding since it was started in a dorm room in 2005 by a couple of soon-to-be college dropouts – well, $14.5 million if you don’t count Mark Cuban’s angel capital – has gotten another $38 million in equ...
Fujitsu Laboratories Ltd. and Fujitsu Laboratories of America, Inc. today announced the development of a high-speed multi-channel transceiver circuit that operates at 10 Gbps and extends in-server data-transmission distances by a factor of 1.7 over existing technology. This technology ...
OpTier on Thursday announced 85 percent annual revenue growth in 2010 through sales in new and existing market segments. The company has 50 percent of its customer base in Global 1000 companies, with many in the top 100 of that list. OpTier continues to broaden its customer portfolio, ...
AT&T has enhanced 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. According to John Stankey, President and CEO, AT&T Business Solutions, “W...
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...
Citrix Systems on Tuesday announced that it has closed the acquisition of Netviewer AG, a leading, privately held European Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) vendor in collaboration and IT services. As announced on December 17, 2010, Netviewer will become part of Citrix Online, the online se...
How can business and IT build effective ROI from doing business in cloud computing? The phenomenon of the cloud ecosystem is changing business from both a customer and provider perspective. In their session at the 8th International Cloud Expo, Mark Skilton, Global Director for Cap...
In reading Vivek Kundra’s “25 Point Implementation Plan To Reform Federal Information”, I was struck by the anecdote regarding how the lack of scalability was the cause for outages and, ultimately, delays in processing transactions on the Car Allowance and Rebate System (CARS) or as it...
SoftLayer Technologies on Wednesday announced that it was named the 100th fastest growing company in the Lead411 Technology 500 list for 2010. The Lead411 Technology 500 rankings are based upon yearly revenue growth percentage from 2007 to 2009 for US-based private companies with mor...
IBM and Range Technology are collaborating to build a Cloud Computing Data Center to support the development of Hebei Province as a high-end information technology and services-based economy. The center is expected to be completed in 2016. The collaboration is supposed to help compan...
North American businesses are collectively losing $26.5 billion in revenue each year as a result of slow recovery from IT system downtime according to a recent study. The study also indicates that the average respondent suffers 10 hours of IT downtime a year and an additional 7.5 hours...
Like other industries, healthcare industry is looking for technology not only for cost cutting but also for business capability needs and Cloud Computing provides a perfect platform. We find the adoption is rising with the cross collaboration of Cloud Computing with the healthc...
Wyse Technology, the global leader in cloud client computing, will be participating in the 41st Annual Meeting of the World Economic Forum, which will focus on Shared Norms for the New Reality. The meeting will be held in Davos, Switzerland January 26th-30th 2011.
Businesses are moving to the cloud, at least as far as their IT spending is concerned. A new In-Stat (www.in-stat.com) report forecasts cloud computing and managed hosting spending by US Businesses will surpass $13 billion in 2014, up from less than 3 billion. "Although spending acros...
Cloud computing has been a boon to conserving resources by providing a farm of servers that are concurrently used by multiple users. Cloud computing precludes the requirement for setting up per-user servers. In a recent InformationWeek survey of business technology professionals, most ...
Amazon wannabe Rackspace Hosting has cut a “strategic” deal to incorporate Akamai’s web acceleration and cloud optimization widgetry in its dedicated and cloud hosting products. It’s supposed to integrate Akamai’s CNAMEs load balancing, Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) encryption and CDN d...
Public-facing web sites belonging to the US Treasury Department like the agency main site treasury.gov and little numbers like MyMoney.gov, TIGTA.gov, SIGTARP.gov and IRSOversightBoard.treasury.gov have moved to Amazon EC2 according to government contractor Smartronix, responsible for ...
The primary business benefit of Cloud computing is that it can enable organizations to achieve a ‘Level 5′ BPM maturity. BPM stands for Business Process Management, and how effectively an organization has mastered this science can be quantified on a maturity scale, ranging from 1-5....
Due to a record increase in the number, quality and breadth of submissions to the Conference Advisory Board, the organizers of 8th Cloud Expo (June 6-9, 2011) - Cloud Expo New York 2011 - have extended the technical program through the addition of an all-new "Telcos in the Cloud" track...
No longer is the private cloud mere fodder for academic debate, it is an actionable, impactful strategy for reducing operating and capital expenses in the data center while increasing overall business agility. In his general session at Cloud Expo Silicon Valley, Brian Wilson, Directo...
As cloud adoption continues to gain industry momentum, the focus turns increasingly toward practical application of this new model of computing, and how businesses should approach it in the context of their existing portfolio of software. In his lunchtime keynote at Cloud Expo Silico...
During 2011 a realization with set in that BIG IT is now the IT used to service “consumers” with news, games, films, videos and other mass (paid for) entertainment, instead of the IT used to service enterprises. This means that not just user device innovation (smartphones, laptops, tab...
Most of the time-consuming tasks in the traditional high availability architectures have become redundant on cloud and enterprises need not spend time and money on these architectures; rather they should concentrate on the business capability needs. High Availability (HA) is the term ...
Fujitsu Laboratories of America, Inc. and Fujitsu Laboratories Ltd. today announced the development of technology enabling high-speed exhaustive verification of Java software using parallel processing. In order to ensure the quality of ICT systems, it is critical that software programs...
Dell said first thing Monday morning that it had a definitive agreement in hand to buy Compellent Technologies for 25 cents a share more than it said it was offering a few days ago. That brings the price to $27.75 per share, roughly $960 million, or around $820 million less what Comp...
As the hot, new “trend of the moment” in technology, cloud computing is touted to be a transformative way to provide computing resources faster and more efficiently through shared infrastructures. Due to the considerable hype surrounding the Cloud, organizations considering cloud as an...
There are plenty of “Top 5 lists” with generic reasons for why businesses should migrate into SaaS and cloud computing. Scalability, cost, mobility – they’re good reasons, sure, but we’ve heard them before: what else does cloud computing offer? If you’re thinking about moving your busi...
The signatories of the Open Letter reproduced below hold divergent views about WikiLeaks and its operations. But they are united in a determination to see WikiLeaks' Julian Assange treated fairly. It was published Tuesday and is addressed to the Prime Minister of Australia, the country...
Is Web 3.0 maybe going to be less the utopia we've been envisaging and more like the real, physical world, with all the real-world limitations that follow along with it...?| The latest WikiLeaks ("Cablegate") affair, coming as it does at the very end of the first decade of the 21st ...
Like other applications Cloud deployed applications require extensive testing. However the concept of Cloud brings in itself some additional non functional tests which may not be in for a 'On Premise' application. This article details them. Detailed explanation of the above test type...
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