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The Canada Cloud Network (CCN), a new industry consortium intent on establishing Canada as a world leader in the field of Cloud Computing, is pleased to announce their formal launch and the immediate availability of membership services including ‘Social Cloud PR’.
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...
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...
Most of the commentary written about companies moving to the Cloud focuses on the loss of control over company data as a consequence of giving up self-hosted infrastructure. There is usually an implication that this is bad. I believe that is not necessarily a given. How may stories d...
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...
When designing applications for the cloud, or extending on-premise applications into the cloud, it should go without saying that you can't just deploy and expect good results.
2012 tends to be a big year for big data and big analytics. To effectively explore the massive amounts of data being produced in our world will help unveil answers to some of society’s most vexing problems. 2012 tends to be a big year for big data and big analytics. To effectively exp...
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...
Like other trends in technology, cloud computing is constantly being redefined and re-understood. The fact of the matter is that, while we have a general agreement on what cloud computing is, the term has come to mean many things to many people. The advent of cloud storage services and...
This week I published our latest Cloud Best Practices white paper, called ‘Microsoft Cloud 2.0‘. The main activity of the CBPN is this vendor matching, i.e. we identify the best practice model, and then describe how different vendors can be used to implement those models. I...
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...
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.
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MySQL is probably the most popular open source database. While there is a wealth of discussion online for MySQL database encryption,doing it right in a cloud computing environment is tricky. The discussion here is quite long, and contains a lot of interesting details. So if you want a ...
Recently Gartner has come up with a press release which talks about Five Cloud Computing Trends That Will Affect Cloud Strategy Through 2015. The release talks about 5 points – (1) Formal Decision Frameworks Facilitate Cloud Investment Optimization, (2) Hybrid Cloud Computing Is an Imp...
"PerspecSys enables Inland Empire Health Plan (IEHP) and other healthcare customers to confidently deploy leading SaaS applications like Oracle CRM On Demand, while eliminating the security and compliance barriers that previously got in their way,” noted David Canellos, CEO of Perspec...
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 ...
Hitachi Data Systems Corporation (HDS), a wholly owned subsidiary of Hitachi, Ltd. (NYSE:HIT) (TOKYO:6501), today announced significant new enhancements to its award-winning object store, Hitachi Content Platform (HCP), and its bottomless, backup-free cl...
Telx on Monday launched the Telx Connect Marketplace, a unique service that facilitates commerce between Telx clients and helps foster the development of new business relationships across a variety of industry sectors. This online marketplace makes connecting buyer and seller easier. C...
As Campaign 2000 reports despite Canadian Parliament resolving in 1989 to eliminate child and family poverty by the year 2000, twenty three years later they are still yet to report any meaningful progress. As many as one in ten live in what would be considered third world conditions. I...
I got a call a few weeks ago from a NYC-based foreign language school that was looking for a software makeover. They were using Google Spreadsheets to manage their student, class, and payment information, and for the previous year were happy as can be. After all, Google Spreadsheets of...
If you believe that you've had to learn more about the safe online operation and ongoing management of your PC than you ever wanted to know, then you'll be pleased to discover that there's relief on the horizon. According to the latest market study by Gartner, the reign of the personal...
Aspera, Inc. on Tuesday announced that its patented fasp transport technology will be demonstrated as part of numerous partner solutions at NAB 2012. Aspera enables a growing ecosystem of partners in the areas of cloud computing, network-attached storage and digital media production an...
Rackspace on Monday launched new cloud capabilities featuring the world’s first large-scale, production ready next generation cloud, powered by OpenStack and backed by Fanatical Support. Built on OpenStack, the next generation cloud incorporates a robust portfolio of cloud solutions su...
Last week I had the huge pleasure of meeting the CIO for Ontario Province Dave Nicholl, and members of his executive team, for our upcoming white paper ‘Cloud Computing and the Drummond Report‘. Innovation Opportunities at the Touch Points As one of the team Samantha Liscio...
Amazon Web Services on Thursday introduced Amazon CloudSearch, a new service that allows customers to easily integrate a fast, fully managed and highly scalable search functionality into their applications. Developers simply create a search domain, upload the data they want searchable,...
"ActiveSpaces [is] a critical component in high velocity and high-volume analysis and addresses our customers ask of big data: How can I make decisions based on real-time data streams with all the benefits of history?" said Matt Quinn, CTO of TIBCO, as his company Monday unveiled an in...
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...
It’s no secret that many organizations have begun to look at public and private clouds as alternatives to traditional IT infrastructure. In January 2012, Enterprise Strategy Group published their 2012 IT Spending Intentions Survey revealing that 28% of organizations surveyed were using...
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...
The Department of Defense Intelligence Information Systems (DoDIIS) conference is held once a year by the Defense Intelligence Agency technology leadership team. This is an incredible event full of information-packed presentations and social sessions.  One of its greatest features is a...
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. ...