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In this fast-moving high-level discussion at the 8th International Cloud Expo – moderated by Cloud Expo Conference Chair, Jeremy Geelan – a panel of cloud computing CMOs gather for 30 minutes of fast-moving discussion aimed at mulling over some of the key topics that are at the top of ...
Sitecore has announced that the company's Vice President Global Strategic Alliances, Jean-Paul Gomes, has been invited to join Microsoft's Windows Azure Platform Customer Advisory Board (CAB). As a board member, Gomes will advise Microsoft's Windows Azure product management team on ind...
cVidya Networks, a provider of Revenue Intelligence solutions for Telecom, Media and Entertainment service providers, has launched IRIS for Cloud Services, its integrated revenue intelligence solution suite to help Communications Service Providers and other Cloud Service Providers mone...
Software AG on Monday announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Terracotta Inc. This acquisition will allow Software AG to provide innovative cloud solutions and dramatically increase the performance and scalability of its Business Process Excellence platform...
Salesforce.com and Toyota Motor Corporation on Monday announced that they have formed a strategic alliance to build Toyota Friend, a private social network for Toyota customers and their cars. Toyota Friend will be powered by Salesforce Chatter, a private social network used by busines...
For organizations who are launching, building or in market with SaaS offerings, success varies widely. Many of these organizations and the people in them have roots in the software, appliance or hardware PRODUCT businesses. To succeed as a SaaS provider, you have to build a great s...
SoftLayer Technologies, a provider of Cloud, Dedicated, and seamlessly integrated environments, on Tuesday announced continued operational and financial growth in the first quarter of 2011. Along with other achievements, the company earned $78 million in revenue for January 1 – March 3...
PCI and HIPAA compliance have a significant and broad ranging impact on millions of U.S. companies. As businesses increasingly migrate their data to the public cloud, the issue of how to maintain compliance has become more important than ever. In their session at the 8th Internationa...
It’s great to be fast and furious, but if your infrastructure handles like a boat you won’t be able to take advantage of its performance We recently joined the land of modernity when I had a wild urge to acquire a Wii. Any game system is pretty useless without games, so we got some of...
Avnet Technology Solutions, an operating group of Avnet, Inc. (NYSE: AVT), has been appointed as a value-added distributor by Citrix India. Avnet will work with the Citrix Solutions Advisor and Solutions Integrator network on the complete portfolio of Citrix products and solution offer...
Cloud hosting specialist Titan Internet has today (May 5) announced that it has achieved not one but two Gold Competencies for its technological expertise from global software giant Microsoft. Titan, which is part of iomart Group plc, achieved Microsoft Gold Competency in the Micros...
Many organizations are building internal clouds to capitalize on the agility cloud models offer and avoid the risk of putting mission-critical infrastructure outside of the enterprise’s firewalls. The goal is to reap the benefits offered by public clouds, but with much higher levels of...
A recent report from analyst firm Forrester called "Sizing the Cloud" indicates that cloud computing business will continue to play a significant role in the overall growth of the tech industry. The report predicts that cloud computing encompassing both public and private sectors will ...
Iron Mountain appears to be losing its fight with a major stockholder to stay in the online storage business except through partnerships and leasing back its own space. Elliott Management, which pushed Novell into selling out, wants Iron Mountain to forget digital document storage an...
Community Cloud is the cloud infrastructure that is shared by several organizations and supports a specific community that has shared concerns (e.g., mission, security requirements, policy, and compliance considerations). It may be managed by the organizations or a third party and may ...
DeA classic use of ROI or its twin TCO is in the Microsoft Economics of the Cloud, Nov 2010 paper. The conclusion is you can improve TCO by up to 80% by using applications in public cloud versus on-premise deployment. scribes ways to look at cloud ROI to plan for real-world implementat...
I feel like I’m playing a game of Clue all by myself (it wouldn’t be the first time). No one seems to have questioned IBM’s $7 Billion dollar 2015 target on Cloud computing. It was just swallowed up in the news as if it were written on stone tablets and delivered by Moses himself. We...
CIOs and IT directors today recognize the value in leveraging the Cloud when it comes to many areas of a business – managing customer relationships, human resources, billing, and even expense reporting. It’s a technology that is proliferating into businesses across every industry for i...
Dell formally committed to the cloud game Thursday, pledging to spend a billion dollars by the end of January building up its cloud resources and delivering new so-called “Virtual Era” solutions and services. Dell is actually pledging more than a billion dollars to the cause because ...
Standing Cloud, Inc. announced on Thursday that all applications and data installed in European Union (EU) data centers through its service will now be backed up and automatically restored in EU data centers. Having previously announced support for both Tagadab and the Amazon EU data ...
As industry calls for closer collaboration, Microsoft launches Reference Architecture Framework for Discrete Manufacturers Initiative to accelerate cloud computing, improved collaboration across value chain. New technology advancements available in a digital infrastructure, such as cl...
Is your private cloud elastic, or just a tightly wrapped ball of rubber. One of the essential characteristics defined by NIST for cloud computing is “Rapid Elasticity.” I blogged about Workload Elasticity Profiles in a previous post , but in the war between private and public cloud, p...
Savvis, Inc. will provide hosted operations and services to the United Kingdom Ministry of Justice (MoJ) as part of a five-year, 14 million pound agreement. Savvis will provide the MoJ with access to its Government Wide Service (GWS), an Infrastructure-as-a-Service platform recentl...
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...
A few weeks’ back I wrote about Amazon CloudFormation and how it is similar to Kaavo’s approach.  Earlier this week at the Microsoft Management Summit 2011 in Las Vegas, Microsoft announced what they are calling “a new innovation” to be released in the Virt...
SafeNet, a global leader in information security, on Friday announced that it will continue to expand into the Russian Data Protection market, offering customers security solutions for eGovernment Public Key Infrastructure (PKI) and PCI DSS. More than ten years ago, SafeNet entered ...
India has a highest rate of adoption for Mobile. And the adoption drove the big players in the local & international market to have their presence in Indian Mobile Operators space. In the similar way you will soon see various service providers for Cloud Computing would start emerging a...
CoreLogic has acquired Dorado Network Systems Corporation for $32 million in an all-cash transaction. Dorado provides collaborative cloud computing applications and architecture to the financial services industry. The acquisition gives CoreLogic a patented cloud computing-based techno...
Small- and mid-sized businesses (SMBs) will continue to embrace the new opportunities that cloud technologies can offer. These companies in the Asia-Pacific (excl. Japan) (APAC) region will invest US$11.4 billion into cloud computing solutions, according to the latest research conducte...
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 ...
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...