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Depending on who or what is your sphere of influence, or your sources of information and insight are, there will be different views of tiering, particular when it comes to tiered storage and storage tiering for cloud, virtual and traditional environments. Recently I did piece over at ...
Behind every cloud service or cloud-based solution, there are real people... A robust ecosystem of solutions providers has emerged around cloud computing. But who are the CEOs & CTOs behind those providers, who are the internal and external entrepreneurs driving companies involved i...
This Week in Cloud Update Starting in August, we will be changing the name of This Week in Cloud to TechViews in order to cover other trends in addition to cloud computing, such as mobility, big data, and DevOps. Along with the name chan...
Following several discussions with fellow bloggers and industry executives, I found it quite fitting that the natural cloud leaders are the top software and web giants: Google, Microsoft and Amazon. While Amazon’s AWS is The public cloud today Google recently reported that it is doubli...
“We have moved on from hosting to managed hosting to managed cloud hosting. We build and operate high performance clouds for business-critical applications,” explained Mike Donaldson, CMO of HOSTING, stated, in this SYS-CON.tv interview with Cloud Expo Conference Chair Jeremy Geelan at...
Amazon Web Services is starting up a new unit focused on getting the Fortune 2000/mid-market segment to adopt its widgetry. According to Network World, it has also raided VMware for the guy who’s going to be its VP of worldwide commercial sales, Mike Clayville. Clayville has been VP...
In an era where reliable and scalable computer resources are like air and water to data-centric businesses and the time and cost of building in-house data centers are prohibitive for most businesses, Salt Lake City-based Voonami has developed a strong market position for outsourced dat...
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Brad Leibowitz Tel: (973) 572-1070 ext. 605 E-mail: [email protected] SOLAR VPS IS AN OFFICAL FEDORA MIRROR Mirror Makes It Easier For Consumers To Download Urgent Fedora Updates (The Hosting News) – On July 1, Solar VPS was named an official mirror for...
Hostway, a provider of cloud, managed and hybrid hosting services, on Thursday announced the results of a survey the company conducted at Cloud Expo 2013 New York, held June 10-13, and widely attended by IT infrastructure professionals and others focused on Big Data and cloud computing...
Last week, on the last day of HP’s Discover conference in Las Vegas, HP software chief Bill Veghte stood on stage and said that Workday, the promising HR SaaS company started by David Duffield, who also started PeopleSoft only to lose it to Oracle’ ravenous appetite for acquisitions, h...
The premier North American Cloud Services and Web hosting show of the year, HostingCon 2013, kicked off earlier this week in Austin, Texas. Annually attended by all the major players, they gather to do a lot more than just show off their products. The show has a history of attracting t...
Zyrion Inc., a provider of Cloud and IT Monitoring software solutions, on Wednesday announced at Cloud Expo New York that United Technology Group (UTG), a provider of information technology solutions headquartered in Atlanta, has selected Zyrion’s Traverse Cloud monitoring software for...
Dr. Radoslav Danilak, CEO and co-founder of Skyera Inc., will present on next-generation flash memory technologies to attendees of Cloud Expo New York, June 10-13 at the Javits Center in New York City. Skyera will also show its 44-terabyte skyHawk, a complete enterprise solid-state sto...
IBM Tuesday said it’s going to acquire SoftLayer Technologies, the Dallas-based outfit that’s supposed to be the largest privately held Infrastructure-as-a-Service provider in the world. Terms were not disclosed but the good ole rumor mill, touched off by a Reuters report in March ab...
A while back, I was starting up an EC2 instance on the AWS cloud when it entered an endless restart loop. All the application deployment efforts we’d made (installation and service configuration) over two weeks just went down the drain. So we called support. The support rep redirected ...
“Anyone moving to the cloud saves not only time but money,” stated Joel Daly, Chief Operating Officer of HOSTING, in this exclusive Q&A with Cloud Expo Conference Chair Jeremy Geelan. “For SMBs, the primary cost issue is a lack of resources. They have no choice but to run legacy system...
Planning scalable environments isn't terribly difficult, but it does require a change of perspective. During this session we'll broaden our views to think on an Internet Scale by dissecting a video publishing application built with The SoftLayer Platform, Message Queuing, Object Storag...
Organizations want extraordinary results from their IT units. Today's mantra is faster delivery, better quality, cheaper solutions, and safer environments. Many CIOs are implementing cloud computing enterprise architectures to address these challenges with results varying greatly. Why ...
Amazon.com Inc has been given a security clearance by the U.S. government that will make it easier for federal agencies to use its cloud computing services. Amazon Web Services, known as AWS, was certified to operate as a cloud service provider for three years under the government̵...
SoftLayer, which is said to be the largest privately held Infrastructure-as-a-Service provider in the world and with 13 data centers and multiple global points of presence is neither Google or Amazon nor some two-bit start-up – has tied up with Basho – which we always thought was named...
Infor, the software company where former Larry Ellison lieutenant Chuck Phillips went after he was bounced out of Oracle to make room for ex-HP CEO Mark Hurd, is working on a Big Data initiative called Sky Vault that will leverage its own ION Business Vault and Amazon’s Redshift gussie...
Tony Dyson, the creator of R2-D2 moves all his hosting to Supreme Servers11 April 2013 - Tony Dyson, the creator of R2-D2 from the Star Wars franchise, and now launching a new range of eBooks for Children, has moved all of his hosting requirements to CWCS Managed Hosting's sister compa...
Amazon has cut the prices on its S3 cloud storage. Presumably it’s seeing the competition bearing down on it in the rear-view mirror. Anyway, it says that it’s reducing S3 request prices in all nine of its regions. It’s lowering the prices for GET requests by 60% and the prices for...
Technology has been taken over by the Cloud. Putting it in simple terms, ‘Cloud’ is the new meme used to describe nirvana from clogged up computers and saving files directly to the internet. So how does it work? Essentially, instead of saving files to a hard disk or using software on ...
In the hypercompetitive online gaming world a couple of milliseconds of lag can be the difference between virtual life and death, and the inability to scale up with demand can kill an entire game title. In the last two quarters, more than 60 new gaming companies have moved to SoftLayer...
For its latest trick Amazon Web Services has launched CloudHSM so users – pointedly the enterprise – can up their data security and meet compliance requirements by using dedicated, tamper-resistant Hardware Security Module (HSM) appliances within the AWS cloud. The widgetry actually ...
"We identified a need in the market for Spain-based, secure cloud storage services," said Andres López Hedoire, marketing manager, cloud security and management at Telefónica, as it was announced today that Telefónica, one of the world's largest telecom providers, has launched cloud st...
Ah, this is a story to warm the cockles of the capitalist heart. Parallels, the originally Russian virtualization company best known for letting Windows run on Macs, is figuring on going public in the second half according to what it told Bloomberg the other day. It all depends on ...
A move to the cloud brings serious benefits, particularly for startups who often need to ramp up their IT capacity quickly without the burden of investing in new hardware or training staff. If your company is ready to offload its applications to the cloud, how do you decide which provi...
"We spent two years building a cloud offering that is unmatched in the market. This latest investment represents an investment not only in ProfitBricks but in the future of cloud," said Achim Weiss, co-founder and CEO of ProfitBricks, as it was announced that his IaaS company has recei...
In his session at 12th Cloud Expo | Cloud Expo New York [June 10-13, 2013], Datapipe VP Ed Laczynski will discuss innovative hybrid cloud strategies being used to address complex IT challenges. The session will examine how you can take advantage of the scalability and efficiencies of t...
HP’s cloud solutions continue to expand, and more and more organizations are taking advantage of these opportunities. In the cloud storage arena, HP Cloud Object Storage provides highly durable, readily available access to your data. It’s secure, too; each object is stored in three zon...
SYS-CON Events announced today that Rackspace Hosting, the open cloud company, has been named “Platinum Plus Sponsor” of SYS-CON's 12th International Cloud Expo, which will take place on June 10–13, 2013, at the Javits Center in New York City, New York. Rackspace® Hosting (NYSE: RAX) ...
The worldwide public cloud market is projected to grow 18.5% this year to $131 billion, up from $111 billion last year, according to Gartner. That number includes a 47.3% jump in Infrastructure-as-a-Service to $9 billion. IaaS was up 42.4% to $6.1 billion last year. Gartner expects...
“SOC 2 exams are rigorous independent assessments, geared toward technology service providers, especially those running data centers,” said Val Stinson, director of compliance for SoftLayer as SoftLayer Technologies announced that it successfully completed its Service Organization Cont...
"With SoftNAS, we are making powerful, complex storage technologies simple, reliable and affordable," said Bill Hood, founder and CEO of SoftNAS, LLC as SoftNAS announced today the immediate general availability of its SoftNAS Professional Edition and SoftNAS Essentials products, for A...
HOUSTON, Feb. 12, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Data storage is a perennial need of businesses large and small, but many of today's technologies are too unwieldy or complicated for small business customers. SoftNAS™ provides network attached storage (NAS) for cloud computing that meets every co...
SoftLayer Technologies on Monday announced that its Catalyst startup program will support member companies from Startup Texas, a branch of Startup America. These promising startups can take advantage of generous IT credits on the SoftLayer platform for one full year, and get executive ...
This article argues whether the generic paas offerings from established giants today are not disruptive enough and at best they are incremental. Change. Continuous change is what we have witnessed, since Computing began way back in 1960s, we have had many transformational waves on ho...
Racemi, the moving company for the cloud, announced on Thursday updates to its cloud migration software that add support for the SoftLayer CloudLayer platform. As part of the launch, Racemi has also announced special pricing of $99 per migration to CloudLayer for the next 30 days. Sof...