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With hypervisors a ubiquitous component of nearly every IT deployment, virtual appliances present a compelling alternative to traditional physical appliances by offering a simpler and faster software deployment model. In recent years, many data storage vendors have jumped on the “virtu...
Hitachi Data Systems Corporation (HDS), a wholly owned subsidiary of Hitachi, Ltd. (NYSE:HIT) (TOKYO:6501), today announced significant new enhancements to its award-winning object store, Hitachi Content Platform (HCP), and its bottomless, backup-free cl...
Cloud technology company AppLayer has announced the availability of its new platform, White Label Box. The solution allows businesses to outsource standard IT applications and core infrastructure through their preferred IT services company, avoiding the need to manage multiple cloud an...
Rackspace, which wants to be the “Linux of the cloud” mimicking the now billion-dollar-a-year Red Hat, said Monday that it’s “drawing a line in the sand against cloud providers.” Everyone agrees it has Amazon, particularly, and VMware, to a certain extent, in mind. However, what’ll p...
Amazon is overhauling its partner program. It’s starting a public beta of a new global AWS Partner Network (APN) that’ll provide members of its ecosystem with technical information as well as sales and marketing support to accelerate their Amazon cloud business. Membership is divid...
Amazon’s globe-encircling cloud infrastructure is compelling to many. From Virginia to California, from Ireland to Singapore, and from Japan to Brazil; wherever you find yourself there’s a local instance of the same familiar set of services. And, in all likelihood, Australi...
If you believe that you've had to learn more about the safe online operation and ongoing management of your PC than you ever wanted to know, then you'll be pleased to discover that there's relief on the horizon. According to the latest market study by Gartner, the reign of the personal...
Cloud Computing , more specifically Platform as a Service (PaaS) is changing the business app developer demographic forever. Or should I say that, PaaS is reviving or giving a new lease of life for productivity focused business developers. The kind that existed during the Client-Server...
Scientists, engineers and software developers are always looking for innovative ways to accelerate performance and shorten computational cycles. SoftLayer is looking to help them out by offering a new high-performance computing (HPC) cloud-enabled solution consisting of servers powered...
A recent GigaOm article proclaimed “There’s no need to be a one-cloud company.” The article proceeded to highlight reasons why organizations ought to consider distributing their cloud-based applications and risk across multiple cloud providers. While such a tactic may seem unnecessary ...
The Amazon cloud now has a beta Amazon CloudSearch and it’s notably not Google or anybody else’s search. It leverages the A9 technology that powers search for Amazon.com so it’s described as fast, fully managed and highly scalable. Amazon says businesses can integrate it into their ...
"As more companies realize the benefits of cloud-based services, the demand for data centers that provide enhanced offerings and greater security has skyrocketed," noted Kip Turco, Windstream Hosted Solutions' senior vice president of data center operations. Windstream Hosted Solutions...
All systems require a degree of monitoring. We monitor on premise installations for usage, performance, outages, tracing, and for a multitude of other reasons. Services which are deployed on premise operate in a controlled environment. The organisation’s IT team is very much aware of w...
Gladinet supports many cloud storage services in its Starter and Professional Edition (Gladinet Cloud Desktop). It supports the same list of cloud storage services in its Cloud Server product. These products support direct client side connection to the many cloud storage services.
Only ten weeks to go! Time for an alphabetical summary of the many leading-edge themes & topics to be discussed at Cloud Expo 2012 New York (10th Cloud Expo) - being held June 11-14, 2012, at the Javits Convention Center in New York City and co-located with Big Data Expo 2012 New York ...
This is what I had suspected for a long time. I had suspected that Cloud losing its Value Proposition and Cloud is for Flexibility and NOT for cost saving. However, I did not have research data to support my claim. Now I have supporting evidence from Byung Chul Tak, Bhuvan Urgaonkar, ...
It’s no secret that many organizations have begun to look at public and private clouds as alternatives to traditional IT infrastructure. In January 2012, Enterprise Strategy Group published their 2012 IT Spending Intentions Survey revealing that 28% of organizations surveyed were using...
GoGrid has announced that it has been chosen by AlwaysOn as one of its OnDemand Top 100 winners in the Cloud – Infrastructure category. Inclusion in this year’s OnDemand 100 is reserved for companies that are true leaders, developing game-changing approaches and technologies that are d...
Terremark, a Verizon Company, is launching the latest addition to its portfolio of secure cloud offerings – Enterprise Cloud Private Edition. This private cloud solution is built on the enterprise-class architecture of Terremark’s flagship cloud computing offering, the Enterprise Cloud...
You can't imagine any business application without a business logic/rule. Yet, business rules are the most abused term and least understood. Everybody knows the importance of it, but sadly everyone has a cliched understanding. In this post, I set out to articulate business rules in gen...
Morphlabs has launched what it reckons is the first all solid-state drive (SSD) cloud platform. Yes, Amazon’s DynamoDB database uses SSDs, and CloudSigma added SSDs to its public cloud last November but not end-to-end. The Morphlabs entry is based on Dell hardware that’ll be pre-in...
The notion of standardizing access to object-based cloud storage across vendors and cloud providers is not new but promises to have a positive impact on cloud storage users and overall adoption. In his recent article, A Call for More Cloud Storage Standards Support, Mike Vizard calls f...
Cloud computing. The term derived from network diagrams that used a cloud to demonstrate the concept -- a dispersed computing network where your infrastructure was hosted offsite and delivered when you needed. Easy enough to understand. Cloud computing was supposed to be so much more ...
CloudSigma, an international, customer-centric, pure-cloud Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) provider, on Wednesday announced that it has joined cloud aggregator Besol's Tapp platform, a cloud infrastructure management service, still in Beta. CloudSigma is the newest public cloud prov...
Recent research from market watcher, Gartner states that within the next two years there will be a shift, which will see the PC replaced by personal Cloud services, as the digital device of choice. According to James Henigan, product and IT services director at hosted services provide...
HP on Monday announced that cloud services provider CenterBeam has selected HP Converged Infrastructure to support the increased capacity demands of its cloud service offerings and joined the HP CloudAgile Program. Sunnyvale, Calif.-based CenterBeam provides midsize businesses with en...
Dimension Data plc, the US$ 5.8 billion ICT services and solutions provider, on Monday announced the availability of new Public Managed Cloud Platform (MCPs), its integrated platform for the delivery of cloud services, in Amsterdam, and Sydney in Australia. These, together with the Gro...
Top Google partner Cloud Sherpas and salesforce.com platinum partner GlobalOne have merged and armed with $20 million propose to become a global cloud services powerhouse. Terms were not disclosed. Together the new Cloud Sherpas is already supposed to be one of the largest cloud se...
While many would say it’s not a matter of “if” but “when,” this week has sparked some storage industry experts to ponder whether the high-margin data storage market is beginning to feel the impact of cloud adoption. To elaborate, let me direct your attention to two of this week’s annou...
Enterprises and companies of all sizes are always on the lookout for ways to decrease their energy consumption, whether it’s to save money during budget-crunch time, to streamline and create a more efficient infrastructure, or simply a desire to operate a green environment. The ...
iomart Hosting becomes natural choice for football kit as well as business hostingUK cloud computing and managed hosting services provider iomart Hosting has recruited two Scotland footballers to launch its latest community campaign.'Host Your Kit' is an initiative by the Scottish Digi...
SoftLayer Technologies on Tuesday announced it will offer servers featuring the Xeon E5 2600 series processor. The E5-2600 series is based on Intel’s Sandy Bridge architecture and delivers more cores, memory support and I/O bandwidth making it ideal for powering cloud applications, vir...
This is Part 2 in my series of post on the topic of PaaS (Platform as a Service) and in this post I have covered why PaaS for enterprises is more than just DevOps and a larger "technology convergence" in the core "Software Engineering" area is leading this perfect storm called PaaS. Th...
Sometimes you may want to restore the newer version of the file on the target computer over the existing (Older) version. This is particularly important in the Sync scenario, where you want to have your target folder look exactly as the source. In the previous version of CloudBerry Bac...
In its biggest enterprise move ever RightScale has cut a strategic partnership with Equinix, the ubiquitous co-location peddler tight with a lot of the world’s high and mighty, folks RightScale expects to make a happy hunting ground. After all Equinix services more than 4,000 compani...
Rackspace Hosting has been named a 'best place to work' in the UK for the seventh year running in the Sunday Times 100 Best Companies awards. The honor was announced at an awards ceremony held at London’s Battersea Evolution hotel last week. To meet the Sunday Times award’s entry requ...
By now you’ve probably heard the term, “Cloud Wars”, though with so many fronts sometimes it’s difficult to ascertain which Cloud battles are being referenced. In The Battle for the Enterprise the reference is to cloud computing leaders making their way into the enterprise segment taki...
Finally! After the long wait, and expectation growing as the day approached, we are finally able to announce to the world that the Beta of the next version of Windows Server, currently codename: Windows Server “8”, is now available for download. Windows Server "8" is the broadest, mo...
HP’s VP of cloud services Emil Sayegh, responsible for sales, marketing, product management, customer support and the voice of OpenStack at HP, has been named president and CEO of up-and-coming cloud house Codero. Sayegh was also head of Rackspace’s Cloud Computing Division before jo...
More and more enterprises now rent space or servers on the cloud to store data. However, the fact that such data remains outside the ambit of the enterprise’s security system and invisible to the enterprise poses a serious security headache.