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Elastichosts, a British Amazon wannabe, is setting up in Silicon Valley to be near potential cloud customers like start-ups and other small to mid-sized concerns. It’s already got a data center in Los Angeles. The new San Jose site will give it redundancy. It’s also opening ne...
SYS-CON Events announced today that PEER 1 Hosting, the global IT hosting provider, will exhibit at 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. PEER 1 Hosting is one of the world's leading IT host...
SingleHop on Wednesday announced the launch of Hosted Cloud Apps, a new hosted application solution that gives SingleHop customers a simplified way to discover, deploy and manage applications on virtual machines in the cloud. According to SingleHop CEO Zak Boca the company was able “...
by Lorita Ba Every now and then, we at TwinStrata like to take a pulse of the industry. While we have conversations every day with prospective and current customers, partners and industry analysts, it’s good to pop up from those conversations to see what the
“We’re a full solution provider so even before cloud was a hot term we were doing managed hosting, dedicated hosting, and co-location – we’ve been doing that for 13 years in the hosting space,” stated Robert Miggins, SVP of Business Development for PEER 1 Hosting, in this SYS-CON.tv in...
What changes in the cloud computing and big data landscape should we be expecting in 2013? In this article we offer a round-up of industry experts' opinions as they were asked by Cloud Expo Conference Chair Jeremy Geelan to preview the year ahead.
As 2012 draws to a close, a growing number of savvy enterprise CIOs -- and perhaps even more Line of Business leaders -- are joining the momentum towards an increase in the mainstream adoption of managed cloud services. Furthermore, the near-term market outlook for 2013 is part...
10gen, the company commercializing MongoDB, and SoftLayer, the largest privately held Infrastructure-as-a-Service provider in the world, have just launched MongoDB Cloud Subscriptions. It’s a unique pay-as-you-go managed cloud subscription pushing certified pre-engineered and orchest...
Google’s got Amazon Web Services and Rackspace / OpenStack in its sights. It’s upgrading its young Infrastructure-as-a-Service Compute Engine, still in preview, and piling on 36 new types of server configurations with different virtual cores, memory and disk types, up from the four ba...
To keep its cloud at the fore, Amazon Web Services has dropped the price of its S3 storage by roughly 25% across-the-board. The new prices take effect December 1 in all regions. By Amazon’s count that’s its 23rd price cut since 2006, “largely in the absence of any competitive press...
Rackspace says it’s gussied up its free Private Cloud Software, a k a Alamo, boosting remote support capabilities for on premise OpenStack-powered clouds, helping companies to monitor their private clouds, and providing more storage capabilities. It claims that since Alamo launched in...
Rivals are gonna have to stop sniping at OpenStack for only having object storage. Rackspace, which originally put the open source cloud platform in play, filled the gaping hole Tuesday with its new Cloud Block Storage solution. The rest of the OpenStack community will catch up even...
With Cloud Expo 2012 Silicon Valley (11th Cloud Expo) due to open in two weeks' time at the Santa Clara Convention Center, CA - co-located with 2nd International BigDataExpo - let's introduce you in greater detail to the distinguished individuals in our incredible Speaker Faculty for t...
Who is speaking about what next month at the largest cloud computing and big data event in the world? Here's a quick reference guide for those working out which sessions they most want to attend November 5-8 at the Santa Clara Convention Center, Santa Clara, CA...once the doors open in...
Zadara Storage has announced their latest storage industry break-through: integration of their Virtual Private Storage Array (VPSA) service with OpenStack® Cloud Block Storage (Cinder) for Public and Private Clouds. The integration with OpenStack expands the availability of VPSA to de...
SoftLayer Technologies is helping start-ups like MODX, SpotRight Inc. and Epic Playground build a solid foundation for success with its Catalyst Startup Program. Through this unique incubator program, SoftLayer provides free infrastructure and hosting services, as well as strategic pro...
PEER 1 Hosting and Tier 3 on Wednesday announced a partnership to deliver VMware-based enterprise cloud to the UK market. The solution combines hosting services from PEER 1 Hosting with the enterprise-grade cloud platform from Tier 3, and is underpinned by VMware's vCloud platform; g...
LeaseWeb, a privately held Dutch-based hosting provider, is setting up in the US with the idea of competing against Rackspace, Amazon and Softlayer. It says it’ll be cheaper. The company is one of the largest hosting providers in Europe. OCOM, its parent company, is one of the fastes...
Here is an interesting article from over at wired about proposed privacy law and court warrants for cloud data, along with this one over at information week. Both got me thinking about some things that I hear when out and about talking with IT professionals and their concerns around cl...
SoftLayer Technologies on Thursday announced the launch of the SoftLayer Message Queue service, a cost-effective messaging and notification service that scales seamlessly to support development of bigger, bottleneck-free applications. “Message Queue is built to scale easily, giving w...
Amazon Glacier, a secure, reliable and low cost storage service designed for data archiving and backup. In order to keep costs low, Amazon Glacier is optimized for data that is infrequently accessed and for which retrieval times of several hours are suitable. With Amazon Glacier, you c...
Here is the top tech news and stories for Tuesday (sorry about the delay). Firefox for Tablets updated with speed and power - one of the top mobile browsers is Firefox. Their latest update mirrors the most recent smartphone update. Unlike many mobile browsers, Firefox supports Flash. V...
Rackspace has announced the unlimited availability of cloud databases and cloud servers powered by OpenStack, along with a powerful and streamlined new control panel. These solutions further expand Rackspace's broad cloud hosting portfolio, used today by more than 180,000 customers w...
There’s lots of talk today about the “cloud” today. But what exactly is it? Some may argue that the cloud is just marketing hype – a buzzword for a broad range of solutions being billed the latest, greatest trend that everyone is trying to exploit. Others – who oftentimes have a vested...
"This Nirvanix-TwinStrata pre-packed solution gives enterprises everything they need at a simple, flat annual rate, making cloud storage for businesses more convenient than ever," said Nicos Vekiarides, CEO of TwinStrata, as Nirvanix and TwinStrata today announced the availability of a...
Rackspace is close to launching its first Australian data center in Sydney, a multimillion-dollar investment. First customers are expected to go live in late 2012. Rackspace will be able to offer local dedicated hosting and managed virtualization solutions to larger IT contracts lo...
NJVC announces the release of NJVC SaaS Accelerate, a specialized infrastructure hosting and managed services offering designed to support the business needs of software-as-a-service (SaaS) providers.
After years of supplying infrastructure one way or another, Rackspace is going to go after the nub of all computing: the application. The move will give it a new way to sell. It’s starting by extending critical services to Adobe CQ web content management customers on the so-called “...
"We are excited to enable the next generation of software-defined data centers and drive complexity out of the most challenging layer of the data center today -- storage," said Anil Virmani, senior vice president of engineering at Coraid, as the Redwood City based leading developer of ...
SYS-CON Events announced today that SoftLayer Technologies, the innovation leader in cloud, dedicated, and managed hosting solutions, has been named “Gold Sponsor” of SYS-CON's 10th International Cloud Expo, which will take place on June 11–14, 2012, at the Javits Center in New York Ci...
Secrets never stay secret very long at HP, but this sounds more like a secret they want known. HP is moving its webOS gang into a new semi-autonomous company called GRAM. webOS Nation broke the story after it got its hands on a flyer and an internal e-mail penned late last week a...
Recently, another potential customer request came in. The customer has 3 offices located in different regions, all in the US. They have a need to share Microsoft Office files such as Word, Excel, Power Point files from each office into a central
Cost reduction is often perceived as the most compelling adoption driver for new technologies. However, in many cases, looking beyond bottom line benefits often uncovers additional intrinsic value. Such is the case for cloud storage. While frequently touted benefits of cloud storage...
Application data is reason the data center exists. Acquiring, analyzing, distributing, and protecting application data is the core function of almost every IT organization. As compute resources in private and public cloud data centers become more abstracted and flexible, keeping data ...
Rackspace revenues were up 29% year-over-year in the June quarter to roughly $319 million, passing lowered expectations. Earnings soared 43.1% to $25.1 million, or 16 cents a share, despite substantial investments in servers, storage and software related to OpenStack. The company is ...
Amazon Web Services is now offering new features for customers looking to run high-performance databases in the cloud by launching Elastic Block Store (EBS) Provisioned IOPS. Provisioned IOPS (input/output operations per second) are a new EBS volume type designed to deliver predictab...
Despite its reported immaturity, Rackspace has gone production with the Essex version of OpenStack, making it the first large-scale public cloud deployment of the fabled open source platform. It’s positioning Open Cloud as freeing users from vendor lock-in, a taunt directed at Amazon...
World IPv6 Launch: June 6: The Internet Society, an international nonprofit organization that advises on Web standards, policy and education, has selected June 6, 2012, as the World IPv6 launch day. This date will mark the beginning of a new phase in the life of the Internet, when IPv6...
Rackspace on Wednesday announced the unlimited availability of Cloud Databases and Cloud Servers powered by OpenStack, along with a powerful new Control Panel. These solutions, backed by Rackspace's Fanatical Support, further expand Rackspace's broad Cloud hosting portfolio, which is u...