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4th International Cloud Expo Photo Album on Ulitzer The past month has seen an unprecedented concentration of Cloud-related articles, events, tweets, and - above all - product launches, partnership announcements and M&A moves. So is Cloud Computing, after three years, finally coming to the boil? Here, by way of allowing you to judge for yourself, SYS-CON's Cloud Computing Journal brings you a timeline of the trajectory of the Cloud so far. NOVEMBER 13, 2006 Jeff Bezos' Risky Bet - BusinessWeek publishes a cover article on Amazon's "Elastic Compute Cloud" (EC2) - a totally new on-demand, pay-as-you-go storage and computing service launched earlier that year, in August 2006. [From the article: "Bezos wants Amazon to run your business, at least the messy technical and logistical parts of it, using those same technologies and operations that power his $10 billion online ... (more)

StreamSend Email Marketing Helps Instructables Reach Do-It-Yourselfers

Sacramento, CA, February 14, 2011 --(PR.com)-- StreamSend, a leading email marketing software provider, is helping Instructables.com, the most popular do-it-yourself community on the Internet, to expand its membership while enriching members’ experience on the site. Instructables is a web-based documentation platform where passionate people share what they do and how they do it, and learn from and collaborate with others. The seeds of Instructables germinated at the MIT Media Lab as the future founders of Squid Labs built places to share their projects and help others. ABC News, The Washington Post, New York Times, Forbes and Business Week are among the press to herald Instructables’ contribution to do-it-yourselfers worldwide. Email is the primary marketing tool Instructables uses to reach passionate, creative people who share their most innovative projec... (more)

Flexiant Founder Panelist at Cloud Connect 2012

Tony Lucas to join panel of speakers for "In Their Words: Cloud Companies on the Importance of Selecting the Right Data Center" Santa Clara, CA - 7 February 2012 - Tony Lucas, Founder of Flexiant will join a panelist of speakers to discuss the importance of selecting the right data center at Cloud Connect 2012 on Wednesday, February 15 from 13:15-14:15pm at the Santa Clara Convention Centre. Flexiant, a leading provider of cloud orchestration software for on-demand, self-servicing provisioning, multi-hypervisor support and automated billing, will also be exhibiting at the event. Cloud companies must offer a product that provides optimal application performance, content delivery, reliability and security, and a host of other deliverables to satisfy the intense demands of today's end-user. Selecting the right data center/s for your Cloud deployments is critical to del... (more)

Big Data PaaS – Platform for enterprise agility

The key to unlocking organizational agility is transformation of the software development process, and the VMware IT Transformation white paper leads on into this area too. This begins to set the scene for ‘PaaS’ – Platform as a Service, and the very important role this Cloud model will play in Enterprise Cloud scenarios. Not only does VMware have products for building a PaaS but they have also taken very large-scale steps to pursue this specific sub-segment. This Wired article tells you the story about the launch of the Pivotal initiative, the EMC/VMware joint venture led by Paul Maritz and funded to the tune of $105m by GE. In essence this represents this scale of investment directed entirely at this segment of PaaS, and the impact on the enterprise software market that it represents, and Paul is quoted as saying he wants to bring customers &l... (more)

Local Corporation Reaches Record Mobile Traffic Milestone

Local Corporation (NASDAQ: LOCM), a leading online local media company, today announced that it has reached a record mobile traffic milestone on its flagship site and network. The company also announced that it released updated mobile features within its Exact Match suite for small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs). Mobile visits now represent over 11 percent of total traffic to Local.com’s consumer properties, an all-time record and up from nearly 4 percent in the year ago period. The company recently also released updated mobile features for SMBs through its Exact Match local business solutions including: the ability to add YouTube™ videos to their mobile site the ability to add customer testimonials to their mobile site additional mobile photo viewing and special offers related features and functionality the ability to activate Foursquare® and LinkedIn® check-i... (more)

Mellanox Unveils New Interconnect Solutions for Dell to Accelerate Data Center Application Performance

Mellanox® Technologies, Ltd. (NASDAQ:MLNX; TASE:MLNX), a leading supplier of high-performance, end-to-end interconnect solutions for data center servers and storage systems, today announced that the newest generation of Mellanox interconnect solutions is part of the new Dell PowerEdge M620 blade server. Mellanox solutions are the core interconnect across data centers integrating servers, storage systems and users with industry leading performance. With today’s announcement, customers can order new Dell M620 blade servers equipped with Mellanox FDR 56Gb/s InfiniBand switch blades and ConnectX®-3 PCIe 3.0 FDR 56Gb/s InfiniBand and 10/40GbE mezzanine adapters. The new Dell PowerEdge blade server and Dell M1000e blade chassis have been designed to take full advantage of Mellanox’s FDR 56Gb/s InfiniBand and 40GbE PCIe 3.0-compliant adapters, which can offer up to double th... (more)

Caringo Enables Three Different Cloud Storage Services

Caringo® Inc., the leading provider of object storage software, today announced that three organizations have recently adopted the Caringo Object Storage Platform powered by CAStor® to provide cloud storage services targeted towards the archiving, medical and real estate industries. DiVault recently introduced a cloud service for digital archiving built on CAStor that enables massive scalability and future-proof accessibility of unstructured data. DiVault's new digital archiving service uses Caringo's object storage software to guarantee the continuity, safety and security of data for organizations looking for a better way to structure, organize, store, search and retrieve their growing volume of digital information. PeakeSecure™ is a medical cloud storage service built on CAStor and has the capacity to become the central, secure storage repository of digital records ... (more)

AAPT and Ciena launch Australian-first 100G inter-capital network

AAPT, one of Australia’s largest telecommunications carriers, and Ciena® Corporation (NASDAQ: CIEN), the network specialist, today announced the first commercially-available 100 Gigabits per second (100G) inter-capital network, operating between Melbourne and Sydney. The 100G service, which launched on April 1, is powered by Ciena’s market-leading 6500 Packet-Optical Platform equipped with WaveLogic™ coherent optical processors to enable delivery of 100G wavelength services. AAPT's internet, Ethernet and IP VPN customers can now connect at speeds up to 100G, satisfying the increasing demand for high-bandwidth capacity throughout Australia. AAPT CEO David Yuile said AAPT was the first telecommunications infrastructure company to market this service in Australia, providing such high capacity between inter-capital cities. "AAPT is responding to customers’ requirements... (more)

Cogeco Cable Inc. Acquires Atlantic Broadband

MONTREAL, QUEBEC -- (Marketwire) -- 07/18/12 -- Cogeco Cable Inc. ("Cogeco Cable") (TSX:CCA) announced today that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire all of the shares of Atlantic Broadband ("Atlantic") an independent cable system operator serving about 252,000 basic video customers providing Analog and Digital Video, as well as High Speed Internet (HSI) and Telephony services. The transaction is valued at US$1.36 billion or 8.3x 2013E EBITDA, subject to certain closing adjustments. Atlantic is privately owned by ABRY Partners IV, L.P. ("ABRY") and Oak Hill Capital Partners, LP. Atlantic Broadband Group, LLC was formed in 2003 and is the 14th largest cable television system operator in the United States. It operates certain cable systems in Pennsylvania, Florida, Maryland, Delaware and South Carolina. "This acquisition marks an attractive entry po... (more)

LANE PR Grows Technology Client Base

PORTLAND, OR and NEW YORK, NY -- (Marketwire) -- 08/20/12 -- LANE PR, an independently owned, national public relations agency, has grown its technology client base. In recent months, the agency has picked up InFocus, Digital Domain Media Group (NYSE: DDMG) and Network Redux, while celebrating one year of service with ZAGG (NYSE: ZAGG) and its iFrogz brand. "We are honored to have been selected as strategic partners for InFocus and Digital Domain Media Group," said Wendy Lane Stevens, president of LANE PR. "Working with such innovative organizations inspires creativity among our staff, which is dedicated to pursuing results that build revenue." LANE PR was named agency of record for InFocus, a digital display technology leader and visual collaboration champion based in Portland, Ore. The agency is focused on launching the company's award-winning Mondopad, a one-of-a-k... (more)

Go Daddy Girl Puts a Pink Twist on NASCAR

Danica Patrick’s GoDaddy.com No. 7 Chevy is going “pink” in honor of the Breast Cancer Awareness campaign next month. The hot pink car is set to be revealed today in Atlanta. It’s the car Danica plans to drive in NASCAR’s upcoming Nationwide Series race in Charlotte October 12. The idea is to generate buzz for the National Breast Cancer Foundation and it’s a team effort. Go Daddy and JR Motorsports are sponsoring the pink-themed car as part of the Chase Authentics’ “Check Your Headlights” program, which works to raise money and awareness for breast cancer research and education. Each year some 200,000 women are diagnosed with breast cancer. Of those, 40,000 succumb to the disease, according to The National Breast Cancer Foundation. “I love the idea of a pink car to help raise awareness about breast cancer. The No. 7 Chevy is known for its iconic Go Daddy green color... (more)