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Citrix Ready program helps customers identify third-party solutions that are recommended to enhance virtualization, networking and cloud computing solutions from Citrix. Appcore AMP completed a rigorous verification process to ensure compatibility with Citrix CloudPlatform™, providing ...
DigitalOcean, a cloud computing startup, has closed a $37.2MM Series A led by Andreessen Horowitz with participation from existing investors IA Ventures and CrunchFund. DigitalOcean believes in making complex infrastructure simple and providing customers with a seamless experience. N...
Windstream Hosted Solutions has officially opened its fourth data center in Charlotte, N.C., bringing its nationwide total to 27. The new enterprise-class data center is currently 39,300 square feet, with 10,380 square feet of raised floor space. Using a phased approach, Windstream Ho...
Linode has announced availability of the Linode CLI, a new tool that provides a convenient way to provision and manage Linode cloud services from the command line. The Linode CLI enables users to easily automate common tasks, such as creating, rebooting, or resizing servers, while als...
Hostway Corporation on Thursday announced the appointment of 30-year technology industry veteran Robert Boles to the post of Chief Executive Officer. He succeeds John Martis, who is the new Chief Operating Officer and will work with Boles to broaden the company’s Infrastructure-as-a-Se...
There is no disputing the fact that the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) is extremely complex. The law, passed in 1996, set forth a set of regulations regarding authorization, disclosure and the distribution of medical records with the ultimate goal of protec...
Cloud hosting has been creating quite a buzz lately as being the latest, and some claim also the best type of web hosting around. It is quite different to your usually hosting server and certainly requires a lot of skill to use. Most of the time it cannot be run by a single person, but...
Managed server hosting refers to a hosting company managing servers for its clients and providing them with the tools and resources necessary to run their businesses. Hosting companies employ full-time administrators that maintain the servers – something that users would have found the...
There have been a flurry of "green cloud" announcements recently, and that got us thinking about the relationship between green IT and saving money. Green is also the color of money, after all, and companies are discovering that reducing data center costs leads to substantial green ben...
RevChain Solutions, LLC (RCS), part of Windstream and a provider of enterprise carrier grade billing, account management and customer care solutions, announced on Tuesday that it has executed a three-year, $5 million extension for professional services and support with Empresa de Telec...
CloudSigma on Monday announced that it has enhanced its solid-state drive (SSD) storage offering with highly-granular, affordable snapshot management technology to improve data protection and access in the cloud. Now, customers can seamlessly and cost-effectively incorporate enterprise...
Recurring Revenue expert Aria Systems commends Condé Nast’s decision to launch a new division for online shopping and kindly invites the publisher of the world’s top magazines to a conversation about all the possible recurring revenue models they could employ to ensure success. Recent ...
Vormetric has announced the Vormetric Cloud Partner program. Created specifically to address the needs of service providers, the program enables partners to easily incorporate Vormetric Data Security into their offerings enabling strong differentiation for existing services and the cr...
Littlejohn & Co., LLC, a private investment firm based in Greenwich, CT, on Monday acquired Hostway Corporation, a provider of hosted information technology solutions to over 500,000 small and medium-size businesses and enterprise customers. Littlejohn will serve as an active sharehold...
We discussed my belief that the nines (99.99…%) are more marketing than the real deal today - What do you think? The market and tools used to measure your uptime immature or do not really exist. The concept of availability in the cloud is determined by the level of responsibility and l...
SysAid Technologies Ltd. on Wednesday announced it is using PEER 1 Hosting technologies within its new cloud-based data center to serve SysAid’s North American cloud customers. In addition to supporting SysAid’s existing cloud customers, its new data center, powered by PEER 1 Hosting t...
In September, Google experienced a services disruption that affected nearly a third of Gmail users. As you’d expect, it generated quite a bit of news. Such outages are fairly infrequent, but even Google struggled to resolve it. The Google status dashboard during that outage simply said...
It's not today, or tomorrow, but sometime in the not too distant future the bulk of the on-premise private cloud market is going to shrivel into a little raisin and die. A very small number of very large companies will operate private clouds that will be, by an large, poor substitutes ...
Perhaps it is tied to the number of press releases, product or staffing announcements including who has joined the organization along with added coverage of it? Maybe its based on how many articles, videos or some other content and coverage that helps to show traction and momentum? O...
Rackspace® Hosting has announced its architecturally redesigned public cloud with Performance Cloud Servers. These new servers are designed to deliver enhanced levels of application performance with greater speed, throughput and reliability. This public cloud offering creates a powerfu...
The cloud services sector is growing rapidly, particularly in the public cloud space. Market analyst IDC estimates that global spending on public cloud services will top $47 billion this year and more than double by 2017 to reach $107 billion. The analyst attributes this growth in part...
Maybe you’re looking to go long or maybe you are playing the market short. Maybe your pairing currency against one another (for the sake of context, the U.S. dollar vs. the Japanese Yen). Whatever your trade for the day or week and regardless of how much money you are currently d...
Back in 2002 Vinod Khosla, one of the elite of the Silicon Valley entrepreneur community (co-founded Sun Microsystems among others), wrote a white paper called the Real-Time Enterprise At the same time I also wrote a similar paper entitled Building an On Demand Enterprise, which was...
Verizon on Thursday announced Verizon Cloud – its new cloud Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) platform and cloud-based object storage service. With this service, Verizon is fundamentally changing how public clouds are built. Large enterprises, mid-size companies and small development ...
TwinStrata, Inc., has announced the results of its 2013 Cloud Storage and Disaster Recovery survey. Conducted between May to August 2013, the report analyzes responses from 288 IT personnel. The results indicate widespread acceptance of cloud storage and demonstrate the tangible impact...
Hostway has announced the Application Packaging Standard (APS) integration of its FlexCloud Servers (Infrastructure-as-a-Service, or IaaS), public-cloud hosting suite, in partnership with Parallels, a global leader in hosting and cloud services enablement and cross-platform solutions. ...
Appcara on Tuesday announced a major upgrade to its AppStack cloud application automation and migration platform that makes it easier to deploy new and existing servers into the cloud. With the process of provisioning enterprise apps still painfully manual and time consuming, Appcara’s...
DreamHost® on Tuesday announced its holistic new mobile blueprint to power its customers' websites. DreamHost's new three-pronged approach to supporting mobile websites and apps was created as a direct result of diverse customer feedback among DreamHost's 375,000 customers. "Empowerin...
Cloud computing is at the forefront for many organizations across the world. Experts believe it is the future of IT. Considering all the benefits offered by the cloud, making the transition may appear inevitable to enterprises. But just like any major technology, it also comes with cer...
This week's news about cloud storage provider (CSP) Nirvanix has lots of organizations thinking about and, in some cases scrambling to deal with, the repercussions of a cloud provider shutting down. While pundits may speculate about what happened to this particular CSP and ponder the v...
When you think Cloud, whether Private or Public, one of the key advantages that comes to mind is speed of deployment. All businesses crave the ability to simply go to a service portal, define their infrastructure requirements and immediately have a platform ready for their new applicat...
In a recent online event attended by IT industry thought leaders, Paul Teich, futurist, product visionary and senior analyst at Moor Insights & Strategy, held a briefing on: The evolving role of hosting in the IT outsourcing industry, including the increasing demand for services and s...
XirSys, a California-based tech company recently launched by the founders of Influxis, officially announced today that it is now providing cloud accounts for developers interested in testing the BETA services for their WebRTC hosting platform. WebRTC is being touted as the leading disr...
A recent article by Rob Livingstone on CFO.com [1] attracted my attention. In the article, Rob talks about the need for a tighter, ongoing working relationship between your company and its IT vendors for “as-a-service” technology-delivery models. We have in previous blogs also discusse...
EMC Corporation has kicked off a 24-hour, around-the-world live broadcast announcing new products that help give customers the speed they need to lead their IT Transformation. Today's news includes revolutionary technology advances in the EMC VNX line of midrange storage, new capabilit...
The Internet is a funny thing. From the start of the Internet – military projects and all that – the Internet was meant to be a tool of mass communication. From its earliest days, the Internet was meant to open up the world to the masses by making the world a more inclusive...
HDS will demonstrate the power of its technologies for VMware environments next week through presentations, in-booth demonstrations and videos at VMworld® 2013, August 25-29, at the Moscone Center in San Francisco.
“Our proven technology is displacing legacy boxes that were designed for yesterday’s storage needs across a wide range of industries. What they have in common is breakneck growth of storage needs that were poorly addressed by old-fashioned products from EMC and others," said John Morri...
Big data. Little data. Offsite data. On-premises data. Primary data. Archive data. Data comes in all shapes and sizes. As a culture of pack rats, we all love data of all kinds. We even conducted a whole campaign last year where we told everyone to "Embrace Storage Hogs." And for good r...