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Zeus Technology, a pure, software-based application traffic management (Application Delivery Controller) company, on Tuesday announced that its load balancing technology is powering the Rackspace Cloud Load Balancers. With Zeus software, Rackspace, a specialist in the hosting and cloud...
Oh my sainted aunt. Did the ground just shake? Amazon has persuade the cloud-denying Oracle to rent its database out on-demand as part of its AWS Relational Database Service (RDS), whose only other alternative is Oracle’s little-loved red-headed stepchild MySQL. RDS manages common ...
SAP is moving its software to Amazon – which is still recovering its dignity after crashing and losing data. SAP’s beginning with all of its BusinessObjects business intelligence and so-called Rapid Deployment widgetry. Initially the software will just work on Linux but Windows instan...
Leading industry analyst firm Forrester is about to land a bombshell on the private cloud part of the Cloud Computing ecosystem. The explosion comes in the form of a Forrester Report in which fifteen top Private Cloud solution providers are weighed in the balance...and, in a few cases,...
Desktone, Inc., on Wednesday has released a cloud-hosted virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) blueprint for service providers. Designed to give service providers everything they need to provide compelling, profitable cloud offerings as quickly as possible, the Desktone blueprint includ...
Watching the cloud late last month was like watching a slow-motion train wreck; even as it was happening and things got progressively worse, you still couldn't look away. When Amazon's Web Service tanked on April 21, it was as if a bomb went off on the Internet. Suddenly, sites that d...
OpenStack, the open source cloud operating system launched by Rackspace and NASA, burst onto the scene last summer with the promise to end cloud lock-in and accelerate innovation around cloud technologies. In the last year, the community has grown dramatically and the software has deve...
SYS-CON Events announced today that the “Holland Pavilion,” nine leading Dutch cloud computing companies, have been named a “Bronze Sponsor” of SYS-CON's 8th International Cloud Expo, which will take place on June 6-9, 2011, at the Javits Center in New York, New York. EuroCloud promot...
Cloud hosting specialist Titan Internet has today (May 5) announced that it has achieved not one but two Gold Competencies for its technological expertise from global software giant Microsoft. Titan, which is part of iomart Group plc, achieved Microsoft Gold Competency in the Micros...
SoftLayer Technologies on Wednesday announced the launch of a new Referral Partner Program. Designed to be the easiest program in the hosting industry for partners, its straightforward commission structure provides generous rewards for referring new customers to SoftLayer’s award-winni...
Online storage and fast delivery is important in the business world we live in. The cloud is creating an innovation revolution. So much so, companies are eagerly competing to be the Rackspace King of the Apps, battling it out in front of a panel of prominent judges. In their session ...
Savvis, which got put in play when Verizon bought rival Terremark for $1.4 billion three months ago, has found a strategic buyer in Louisiana-based telecom house CenturyLink, which has agreed to pay $2.5 billion in cash and stock for the cloud and managed hosting company. That is unl...
Utilizing its relationship with Akamai, Rackspace Hosting on Wednesday announced the addition of CNAMES, further extending the capabilities of its overall Cloud Files product offering. “Rackspace is extremely excited with continued Cloud Files momentum,” noted Scott Gibson, director o...
The advantages of using the cloud are apparent, but the approaches to the cloud are still in a heated industry debate. Renting cloud space from a vendor – private clouds, open clouds – just what is the best choice and where is the industry heading? While renting cloud space from a vend...
SoftLayer Technologies on Monday announced the launch of its first California data center facility, located in San Jose in the heart of Silicon Valley. Designated SJC01, the new facility has capacity for more than 12,000 servers in three data center pods. With an advanced dual-path ne...
SYS-CON Events announced today that RightScale, the leader in cloud computing management, has been named “Bronze Sponsor” of SYS-CON's 8th International Cloud Expo, which will take place on June 6-9, 2011, at the Javits Center in New York, New York. RightScale is the leader in cloud c...
Tiscali has now gone live with a Storage as a Service offering based on Scality RING. The "Tiscali Cloud Storage" service, which can be found at http://business.tiscali.it/cloud/prodotti/storage/, comes with a competitive pricing scheme and extreme reliability. Companies can open an...
The recent outage of Amazon Web Services (AWS) east region cloud has taken on many dramatic monikers such as “cloudgate,” “cloudburst,” and has even triggered a creative commiserative competition (http://lat.ms/g7aTDC). Most of us though are not surprised that an outage occurred, but r...
One of my fearless predictions for 2011 involved CNN's Wolf Blitzer talking about Cloud Computing. Now, with the Amazon AWS debacle, this may come to pass. I won't know directly, as I avoid all American TV media. But I did hear an NRP piece this morning that mentioned “Cloud Comput...
More than 24 hours after its data center in Northern Virginia crashed Amazon is still trying to get the thing put back together again. EC2, the Relational Database Service, MapReduce and Elastic Beanstalk are still hosed in at least one of its Availability Zones and that, it seems, i...
Open-Xchange, the supplier of business-class email and groupware for cloud providers, on Wednesday announced that it continues to build momentum with Parallels, a worldwide leader in hosting and cloud service enablement, via their cooperative technology development and sales initiative...
Rackspace Hosting on Tuesday announced the availability of Rackspace Cloud Load Balancers. Unlike other load balancing offerings, Rackspace Cloud Load Balancers is easy to set up and use, highly configurable and interoperable with Cloud Servers or dedicated servers. "Our sites get a...
SoftLayer Technologies on Tuesday has launched SoftLayer Managed Hosting. The new offering provides enterprise-class computing environments with expert, 24x7 management and support of those environments’ core services, including database, security, monitoring, backup, and storage manag...
A recent survey carried out by PEER 1 Network Enterprises found that of the 88% of key decision-makers that do not use cloud computing, 39% said it was because they don’t know enough about it. So, for those who are still in the dark, what is cloud computing anyway? Cloud computing ena...
SoftLayer Technologies on Tuesday announced the launch of its Technology Partners Marketplace, a showcase for current SoftLayer Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) and Independent Software Vendor (ISV) customers’ products and technologies. The Marketplace is designed to connect these customer...
Cloud Expo New York, June 6-9, 2011 early bird registration will expire on Friday. Register now for a Gold Pass for the 8th International Cloud Expo on June 6–9, 2011, at the Javits Center in New York City and save $500 on your full conference pass. Gold Pass Delegates will receive ful...
SoftLayer Technologies on Tuesday announced that Lance Crosby, Chief Executive Officer, was named as a Commissioner on the TechAmerica Foundation’s Commission on the Leadership Opportunity in U.S. Deployment of the Cloud (CLOUD2). The commission will make recommendations for how gove...
What is the current state of the cloud? In their session at the 8th International Cloud Expo, Josh Odom, Product Line Leader of Platform at Rackspace Hosting, and Raja Srinivasan, VP Cloud Computing at Zeus Technology, will educate attendees on how to build a robust HA solution in no...
“Cloud is the main direction of innovation in the hosting industry, the mass-market in particular, and adoption there is really becoming essential in order to survive,” stated Ditlev Bredahl, CEO of OnApp, in this exclusive Q&A with Cloud Expo Conference Chair Jeremy Geelan. In additio...
SYS-CON Events announced today that FireHost, the leading secure, managed hosting provider, will exhibit at SYS-CON's 8th International Cloud Expo, which will take place on June 6–9, 2011, at the Javits Center in New York City, New York. FireHost, Inc. is a Dallas, Texas-based secure ...
SoftLayer Technologies on Tuesday announced it will offer servers featuring Intel Xeon 1200 Series processors. The 1200 series is part of Intel’s next-generation Sandy Bridge processor family, delivering rich new features ideal for powering cloud applications, virtualized computing, co...
Mainframe system or cloud computing? IT organizations don’t necessarily have to choose. Many mainframe advocates would argue that developing a private cloud would be redundant, as the mainframe provides the flexible, agile and always available environment promised with cloud computing....
Rackspace® Hosting, the world’s leading specialist in the hosting and cloud computing industry, wanted to broaden its product portfolio by offering customers an easy way to link dedicated managed servers to cloud-based servers. The company used Application Delivery Networking devices f...
SYS-CON Events announced today that Rackspace Hosting, the world’s leading specialist in the hosting and cloud computing industry, has been named “Platinum Sponsor” of SYS-CON's 8th International Cloud Expo, which will take place on June 6–9, 2011, at the Javits Center in New York City...
Passware, a provider of password recovery, decryption, and electronic evidence discovery software for corporations, law enforcement organizations, government agencies and private investigators, announces its Passware Kit Forensic is the commercial software to harness the power of cloud...
Unisys on Tuesday announced its Unisys Hybrid Enterprise framework, a comprehensive methodology and set of services for helping organizations manage multiple IT delivery models – both traditional and cloud-based – within a consistent computing environment managed as a single entity. T...
Investing in the success of its channel partners, Ingram Micro Inc. on Monday announced its 2011 Spring Systems ArchiTECHS Invitational, themed "Let Us Take You There: Your Business. Your Future." The bi-annual Partner Invitational is taking place this week in Huntington Beach, Calif.,...
You’ve been thinking about cloud computing, but you’re not sure it’s a good fit for your organization. While there’s lots of hype and discussion around the cloud, the only way you can evaluate it for real is to run a pilot with enterprise applications and visibility for all your stakeh...
Verizon and SAP America are supposed to deliver SAP’s Customer Relationship Management rapid-deployment solution to enterprise workers through Verizon’s Computing as a Service cloud. The SAP widgetry offers a ready-to-use combination of software, pre-defined services and pre-configur...
SoftLayer Technologies on Tuesday announced a partnership with the Tech Wildcatters Incubator Program, a Dallas-based “microseed” fund and startup accelerator. SoftLayer will provide the program’s startup companies with a $1,000 credit per month for 12 months for SoftLayer services (in...