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Eucalyptus Systems, the open source private cloud platform house now run by ex-MySQL CEO Marten Mickos, has opened an office in Beijing in search of growth. True to form, Eucalyptus China will be run by Claude Zhou Qun until recently CEO of Great OpenSource/Turbolinux, the Linux dist...
Not only does Cloud Computing represent a growth industry, but also the technology itself can be used to accelerate innovation. It can enhance the national capacity for venture innovation. The Canadian government has issued an open call for input on how their R&D innovation system cou...
As the cacophony of cloud evangelism expands into several areas of industry, one much talked about aspect is that of the private cloud. But what really is a private cloud, and once within an organization's security perimeter is such a system a pure cloud computing ecosystem? (Of cour...
Despite the compelling business benefits of cloud computing, companies are becoming increasingly concerned about application performance in the cloud, and the dramatic impact that this can have in terms of lost revenue and lack of user adoption. In his general session at Cloud Expo S...
Skytap, the cloud automation start-up, has gotten a $10 million C round led by OpenView Venture Partners with its existing financiers Ignition Partners, Madrona Venture Group and Washington Research Foundation kicking in.
OPNET Technologies on Wednesday announced a new service for clients and partners to ensure successful migration of applications to cloud computing environments. OPNET's Cloud Readiness Performance Assessment offering controls the risks associated with such a migration, thereby accelera...
Most of the information about Cloud Computing today comes from vendors. As a result, it skews toward purchasing software and hardware, and away from making balanced decisions in the enterprise. The Enterprise Architect must counterbalance vendor spin and place Cloud Computing into the...
Cloud Computing Journal authors look at the short- and mid-term future of the Cloud. Today we start with KEVIN L. JACKSON Editor, Government Cloud Computing on Ulitzer, and LARRY CARVALHO, the 2011 Instructor of Cloud Expo's ever popular Cloud Computing Bootcamp.
If you subtract the hype, cloud computing is moving like a tortoise – slow and steady, more slow than steady. Will it win the race? Maybe; but not next year. The question is where we will be one year down the line. [You need to read this post in conjunction with my earlier post wher...
TwinStrata, Inc., an innovator in iSCSI access to cloud storage for enterprise-class offsite data protection, file/archive storage, and disaster recovery solutions, introduces CloudArray Version 2.0 software, available in both virtual and physical appliance configurations. TwinStra...
JNBridge, a provider of interoperability tools that connect the Java and .NET Frameworks, on Wednesday said interoperability will make or break cloud computing success in 2011 and beyond.
Many IT departments have a large and growing number of SQL Server instances in production, offering a great opportunity for consolidation and cost reduction. VMware offers a dynamic, highly available platform, VMware vSphere 4, that allows IT organizations to operate SQL as a service o...
Nimsoft on Tuesday announced that Basefarm, a Northern European provider of operational and IT services, is deploying the Nimsoft Monitoring Solution (NMS) across its infrastructure of 3,000 servers and the services and the applications running on those servers. NMS provides a flexib...
Abiquo, Enterprise Cloud Management software provider, on Tuesday announced that hosting providers around the world, including Blackmesh, Bluefire, i2k2 Networks and Vivavo, have selected Abiquo’s Enterprise Edition as their platform of choice for Enterprise Cloud Management. Each comp...
Cisco and BMC have got themselves a strategic alliance to develop and market new solutions for large-scale multi-tenant cloud infrastructures. They’re supposed to align their product roadmaps and technology architectures. As part of the alliance, they’ve got a new Integrated Cloud ...
Nimsoft on Thursday announced the availability of Nimsoft Cloud Monitor, a new tool for monitoring Rackspace cloud-based servers. Nimsoft leveraged its extensive experience with cloud hosting and collaborated with Rackspace to develop this new tool—which enables customers to track us...
F5 Networks on Wednesday announced that Rackspace chose F5 BIG-IP products as the foundation for its innovative Cloud Connect service. Cloud Connect is a hybrid architecture that allows customers to mix dedicated and cloud based hosting platforms for scalability, flexibility, and effic...
Cloud-computing providers in general and Windows Azure in particular offer nearly infinite scalability, virtually unlimited capacity, blazing performance and extremely quick provision times. However, to properly take advantage of these great benefits, teams need to plan ahead and unde...
Cloud Commons introduces This Week in Cloud – a concise, insightful, and thought-provoking newsletter that will keep you current on cloud computing. This Week in Cloud can be found on the Cloud Commons website or you can register to receive the newsletter via email. Cloud Commons is a...
Business information technology (IT) is constantly evolving. It has moved from the proprietary world of mainframes and minicomputers to the more distributed world of client/server computing, and now to a networked world of Web services based on open protocols and standards. Compared to...
The U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) on Thursday awarded a contract to Unisys to create a secure cloud-based email and collaboration platform, based on Google Apps for Government, to allow GSA employees to collaborate and work remotely from any location at any time. Accordin...
IBM on Thursday announced that SAP AG has certified its capabilities to deliver and manage clients' implementations of SAP applications via a hosted delivery model and IBM's Cloud Platforms. The certification enables IBM to provide enterprises around the world with hosted and cloud-bas...
Seeweb on Thursday announced web hosting service with Scality's RING storage platform to provide a cloud storage service to its customers fully hosted in Italy. Seeweb expects to launch its new service for B2B customers next weeks, as well as to introduce a similar service to private i...
See what it takes to realize the promise of private cloud IT architecture – along with key capabilities and attributes to consider in a cloud management tool.
Google has won the General Services Administration (GSA) over to Gmail and Google Apps for Government. The GSA, which is sorta like the federal government’s quartermaster corps, said it’s the first federal agency to move e-mail to a cloud-based system agency-wide. It expects the de...
Customers who want to consolidate WebSphere workloads onto a leading Intel hypervisor environment can get a performance boost by using WebSphere Virtual Enterprise (WVE).
TwinStrata, Inc., a data protection and iSCSI cloud storage solutions, has integrated Scality’s RING storage platform into its family of CloudArray virtual and physical appliances. With the addition of Scality integration, CloudArray customers can now easily choose and deploy either a...
Abiquo, the Enterprise Cloud Management software provider, on Tuesday announced that it has raised approximately $10 Million in Series B funding led by Balderton Capital, a leading venture capital firm in Europe. Existing investors Nauta Capital and Eurecan also participated. The fundi...
CA Technologies announced that four of its executives are among the 100 Top Most Influential Executives in the Industry of 2010, according to Everything Channel’s CRN. Chief Executive Officer Bill McCracken was named as one of the 25 most influential executives for 2010. McCracken was ...
As enterprises move inexorably towards the Cloud, a faint murmur in the distance is growing louder and louder. What is it – the security forces objecting…the CFO wondering where their money is going now…business teams clamoring for faster response time? Good guesses, but this group nev...
Much like transition of applications in a ITIL world, Cloud Transition of applications from 'On Premise' should carefully be planned and executed. The below steps provide a high level over view of the methodology tobe applied. However, tailoring needs to be applied for specific instanc...
Traditional approaches to scaling and distributing transactional applications need careful consideration – the phrase walking on egg shells springs to mind – and are not amenable to frequent reconfiguration. Consequently, these approaches are only suitable for situations where you are ...
On September 28, 2010, Nimsoft announced support within their NMS management product/service offerings for integrated, unified monitoring of the VCE Coalition’s Vblock converged data center infrastructure solutions. Vblock represents a pre-configured, bundled solution that includes com...
Netuitive, Inc., which provides a self-learning analytics platform for cloud management, on Tuesday announced it has completed an integration with NetApp's management software platform. This integration will help joint customers gain insights into how their cloud resources are being us...
Datapipe, a provider of managed services and infrastructure for IT and cloud computing, on Wednesday announced Datapipe Managed Cloud, a complete managed services offering designed for Amazon Web Services (AWS). With Datapipe Managed Cloud, organizations have a partner to plan, migrate...
WSO2 on Monday announced the newest releases of WSO2 Governance as a Service and WSO2 Identity as a Service, which enable secure governance of enterprise service-oriented architecture (SOA) deployments in the cloud. Based on the widely implemented WSO2 Governance Registry and WSO2 Iden...
Marvell Monday unwrapped what it called an “enterprise-class cloud computing platform,” a low-power, highly integrated, cheaper-to-run, 32-bit quad-core ARM SOC amusingly styled the Armada XP that it’s gonna go directly at England, er, Intel, hoping to displace the semiconductor giant ...
The traditional web hosting architecture is built around a common three-tier web application model that separates it into presentation (web servers), application (application servers) and persistence (database servers) tiers. From the security perspective, while database and applicatio...
6fusion has released V3 of its UC6 platform, a sophisticated set of cloud management tools that allow private and public cloud managers and service providers to meter, manage, and monetize the resources, services and applications on multi-tenant private and public cloud infrastructure....
“Using Adaptivity’s Design Studio: Open Data Center Edition to create tailored blueprints strengthens IT’s ability to address security, efficiency, and simplification in the design of cloud based applications,” said Billy Cox, Director of Cloud Builders Strategy at Intel, as at Cloud...