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Dimension Data plc, the $5.8 billion NTT-owned South African solution provider that bought OpSource last year, has introduced a Managed Cloud Platform (MCP), a single global delivery platform for all its various private, public and hybrid cloud services. It also wheeled out CloudContr...
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.
HTC is streamlining its mobile business and announced that it would launch future devices under the brand HTC One. The company is also answering Apple’s iCloud by striking a deal with Dropbox to bring 25GB of cloud storage to anyone who buys one of its devices. Read the full article at...
While the notion of Bring Your Own Cloud (BYOC) may seem a bit far-fetched, Shadow IT, where users essentially bring unauthorized cloud services into business environments, has become an increasing corporate concern as highlighted in a recent CFO.com article. The risk of Shadow IT is t...
Depending on how analysts define it, the market for cloud products and services is growing anywhere from 19% (Gartner) to 27% (IDC ) per year. The growth in public cloud service usage is even more robust. At Amazon EC2, the leading cloud services provider (CSP), average daily instance ...
Rackspace Hosting has been selected as a vendor to the government’s £60m G-Cloud framework. Rackspace can now supply Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) and higher level Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) technologies to UK Government departments. “Rackspace is committed to helping the gover...
Rackspace Hosting, the service leader in cloud computing, on Thursday announced its acquisition of SharePoint911, an industry leader in SharePoint consulting, training, and "JumpStart" services within SharePoint. The unification of both companies provides capabilities to deliver unpara...
SoftLayer Technologies on Tuesday announced the immediate worldwide availability of SoftLayer Object Storage, a redundant and highly scalable cloud storage service that allows users to easily store, search and retrieve data across the Internet, with optional CDN connectivity, or across...
Storage at scale pioneer Scality's success in 2011 secured its position as a trailblazer for truly scalable, high performing, yet cost effective object based storage. 2011 was a landmark year for the San Francisco-based storage start-up that has invigorated the cloud storage space with...
Cloud computing and managed hosting services provider iomart Hosting has announced that it has carried out a group-wide virtualisation for office2office (o2o), the sole provider of offices supplies and Closed Loop document recycling services for the UK government. o2o's IT had been ...
SoftLayer Technologies on Monday announced the appointment of Walter Z. Berger as Chief Financial Officer (CFO), effective in March. A seasoned finance and accounting executive, Mr. Berger will help guide and oversee the company’s continued market leadership and financial growth. He br...
LOS ANGELES, Feb. 3, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- HostUCan.com, an industry-leading web hosting search and review platform, today announced the release of their new feature to help webmasters understand the strength of a web host.
The lines between physical and virtual IT resources are being erased with the introduction of SoftLayer Flex Images. Flex Images allow users to capture, replicate, and store an image of a cloud or dedicated server, and then deploy the image on either type of computing environment. Capa...
"As of the end of 2011," reports Jeff Barr on the official Amazon Web Services blog, "there are 762 billion (762,000,000,000) objects in Amazon S3. We process over 500,000 requests per second for these objects at peak times."
SYS-CON Events announced today that the 10th International Cloud Expo will take place June 11-14, 2012, at the Jacob Javits Convention Center in New York City. The four-day event will offer a rich array of sessions led by exceptional speakers about the business and technical value of c...
A new report says there's little stopping Europe catching up to the US in cloud computing. The study, carried out by the London School of Economics and Political Science and commissioned by Microsoft, looked at the projected economic impact of cloud computing on the aerospace and smart...
You may have seen Amazon’s announcement of the AWS Storage Gateway beta. Truth be told, the cloud storage gateway market is starting to catch fire. Amazon’s move validates the need for an iSCSI cloud storage gateway to easily deliver cloud storage into business environments and ackn...
Amazon Web Services (AWS) has announced the beta of their new storage gateway functionality that enables access of Amazon S3 (Simple Storage Services) from your different applications using an appliance installed in your data center site. With this beta launch, Amazon joins other s...
Like any municipality, the City of Sterling Heights, Mich. oversees a virtual mountain of data – everything from municipal records to system backups. As the amount of data increases, the challenges and expense of data storage do too. The city is addressing these challenges by using an...
CloudLinux, Inc., developers of the only commercially-supported Linux server operating system made specifically for shared hosting, today announced that CloudLinux OS is now fully compatible with the Atomia software automation platform. "Now, Atomia customers can easily upgrade their ...
Rackspace has hired its first chief marketing officer, naming Suaad Sait to the newly created post. Prior to joining Rackspace, Sait, 44, was founder and CEO of Reachforce, a venture-backed B2B marketing-data services start-up, where he continues to serve as chairman of the board. ...
IBM on Monday announced it has completed the acquisition of Platform Computing, a privately held company headquartered in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Financial terms were not disclosed. On October 11, 2011, IBM announced that it had entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Platfor...
“Our target market is a public cloud, Infrastructure as a Service offering from a hosting company. We want to make the cloud easy for business professionals and we think that we deliver a greater level of control and greater flexibility,” notes Robert Miggins, Senior VP, Business Devel...
“Cloud is not as global as many people might think. Europe has a lot of privacy laws that differ per country so it’s very important that if a service provider or a systems integrator wants to buy a cloud solution and provide that to their customers, that solution needs to be in the sam...
Amazon is adding more Oracle database-related features to its services. We are exploring if it is possible and advisable to create your Oracle database disaster recovery site using the Amazon infrastructure. DR sites are typically built as an exact replica of the primary site. Applica...
SAP, which hasn’t been able to get much cloud traction on its own, said Saturday that it’s buying SuccessFactors and its web-based software for $3.4 billion. The $40-a-share cash offer amounts to a hungry 52% premium or 16.5 times SuccessFactors’ $205.9 million revenue last year. P...
SoftLayer Technologies on Thursday announced that the company continued to experience strong operational and top-line growth in the third quarter of 2011, reaching $85 million in revenues while achieving $34 million in EBITDA. The company also appointed David Strohm, from Greylock Part...
This is the first part of the multi-part series on "What is PaaS all about?" Let’s start by looking at the “Platform” story prior to Cloud. Enterprise IT did a lot of heavy lifting. They handcrafted the platform by combining various products such as App Servers, Web Servers, Databases...
With Cloud Expo Silicon Valley (9th Cloud Expo) beginning its final two days at the Santa Clara Convention Center, CA, let's remind you in greater detail about all the distinguished individuals in our incredible Speaker Faculty for the technical program at the conference... We hav...
CloudPassage on Monday announced GhostPorts, a feature of Halo Professional. GhostPorts uses dynamic, time-based host firewall rules with single or two-factor authentication to provide very tight access control to network services. “Securing remote access to sensitive functions like a...
CloudLinux, Inc., developers of the commercially supported Linux server operating system made specifically for shared hosting, has announced a partnership with Parallels, the hosting and cloud services enablement leader. CloudLinux OS, which will now be accessible directly from Paralle...
Deploying dedicated hosted private clouds – is it really as hard as they'd like you to believe??? With all the choices out there from software to hardware and management deciding on what to do, how to do it, where do I put it, what can I use it for and what to buy can be very time-co...
Expanding its global reach and IT hosting capabilities, SoftLayer Technologies on Tuesday announced the opening of its new European headquarters and data center in Amsterdam. Over the next two years the company will invest approximately $75 million in its European operations, which als...
There are different types Application Platform as a Service. Choosing one vs the other involves certain trade off and this article attempts to bring to light those trade offs. Every other day there is a new cloud product / platform announcement. Not just startups, even the mega ISVs a...
Making a the right choice in the cloud is important. This article tries to address when to PaaS instead of SaaS or IaaS. It can be argued that Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) and Software as a Service (SaaS) have been sufficiently commoditized so as to neutralize any “breakthrough”...
SYS-CON Events announced today that Parallels, the hosting and cloud services enablement leader, will exhibit at SYS-CON's 9th International Cloud Expo, which will take place on November 7–10, 2011, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. Parallels is a worldwide lead...
SoftLayer Technologies on Tuesday announced a partnership with OS Nexus and the launch of QuantaStor Storage Servers. The offering provides dedicated mass storage appliances with exceptional cost-effectiveness, control, and scalability. It is ideal for a range of high performance stora...
Oracle RMAN catalog database is a central repository for all backup and restore metadata for Oracle databases. RMAN catalog database should not grow too big in order to deliver good performance. BMC Patrol and other monitoring tools require database, often Oracle, to store monitoring r...
SYS-CON Events announced today that SingleHop, Inc., a provider of dedicated servers and complex web hosting, will exhibit at SYS-CON's 9th International Cloud Expo, which will take place on November 7–10, 2011, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. SingleHop is a d...
Dell has furthered its dedication to cloud computing, announcing that it has joined the UK Cloud Industry Forum (CIF), the body established to promote trust, security and transparency within the cloud technology marketplace. The move demonstrates growth around Dell's Cloud Computing So...