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Cloud Expo Silicon Valley opened Monday at the Santa Clara Convention Center to an audience in the main Keynote Room so large and that the very first speaker, standing up to introduce the keynote by Oracle's Dr Mohamad Afshar, declared that he could see with his own eyes that "interest...
It is common for cloud computing articles to talk at length about the abundant hardware resources the cloud can offer the modern researcher or analyst, but little is typically said about the back-end data store available with cloud computing. Before any research in the cloud can take p...
Social media remains the fastest-growing medium of communication, with Facebook and Twitter leading the charge at astonishing rates of growth. At over 500 million/100 million users, respectively, it is no longer plausible for businesses to ignore the influence of these powerful network...
Three months after publicly starting down the road to imprint its NDA on the cloud by establishing a large-scale open source cloud platform called OpenStack free for anybody to use, Rackspace Hosting, its BFF NASA and a reportedly growing OpenStack community made their first official c...
Nexaweb is a company with a unique combination of software, skills, methodology, and moxie that claims they can convert just about any legacy client/server application into a rich cloud app and they can do it for a fixed price on a fixed schedule. They have racked up some impressive n...
Microsoft Tuesday dumped the clumsy, not-very-memorable Business Productivity Online Suite (BPOS) brand it inflicted on poor SharePoint Online and Exchange Online in favor of a new cloudy repackaged concoction called Office 365, a simpler, more memorable branding than Microsoft has see...
SYS-CON Events announced today that Hexagrid Computing, a leading developer of enterprise IT infrastructure solutions, will exhibit at SYS-CON's 7th International Cloud Expo, which will take place on November 1–4, 2010, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. Hexagrid...
The Storage Networking Industry Association (SNIA) is attacking this problem through its Cloud Storage Initiative (CSI), and particularly through the Cloud Data Management Interface (CDMI) contained within the initiative. In SNIA's words, "by implementing a standard interface such as C...
In a memo sent Monday to all Microsoft employees, Steve Balmer has announced the departure of Ray Ozzie, Microsoft's Chief Software Architect. The announcement was short on details although it seems to be a mutual decision between Balmer and Ozzie.
Much is talked about the benefits of cloud computing in terms of the provision of IT resources, including cost reduction, increased efficiency, flexibility, and resilience. But implemented the right way, cloud computing also brings significant operational benefits to the application gr...
Do Amazon and Google get privilege? If you rely on a public cloud provider to manage highly sensitive applications, it’s a question worth asking. Within the context of the identity and access management space, privilege is generally understood in terms of controlling users who have h...
Cloud computing has just crested the peak of inflated expectations and has begun its descent into the proverbial trough of disillusionment. There’s no telling how long the downward slide will take, but Gartner, which first memorialized the now famous hype cycle, figures cloud computing...
Novell paid Harris Interact to survey enterprise IT decision makers about cloud computing so as to make a case for its new private cloud management products. Not surprisingly, the public cloud comes out smelling a bit musty and the survey design a bit off for it. Nevertheless, even w...
Amazon Web Services (AWS) has added Read Replicas to its Relational Database Service (RDS) to make it easier to scale MySQL deployments to meet the performance demands of high-traffic web applications. Read Replicas lets users create one or more copies of a MySQL Database Instance a...
Cloud companies cast a nasty pall over Wall Street Wednesday when they all seemed to drop simultaneously. Reuters said the retreat started when Equinix, the big hosting company, said it had to cut prices to keep long-term customers after it acquired Switch & Data earlier this year...
Having had 3Tera in its possession since February, CA Technologies has revved its AppLogic turnkey cloud infrastructure widgetry and come out with a 2.9 platform to broad its appeal. It's supposed to let cloud-minded managed service providers or large enterprise themselves look like...
Learn about the key building blocks of the Windows Azure Platform such as the only enterprise-grade RDBMS in the cloud, common application scenarios, interop capabilities such as Java and PHP, and remarkable examples of how the Azure platform has been used to date by small and large en...
Adaptivity, The IT Blueprint Company, provides an intelligent IT blueprinting software suite to help companies manage and optimize enterprise technology infrastructure, announced today that it has raised a $7.2 million round of venture capital financing. The Series A round of fundi...
It’s great to see analysts like Gartner urging caution around cloud adoption because it’s important to see beyond the hype. Cloud computing will not be right for everyone and everything and it’s important to realize that not all cloud services are created equal. Having entered early i...
Not long ago Larry Ellison was the guy who couldn’t stand the taste of the word cloud in his mouth. Well, now he’s got one of his own. Well, to be precise, he’s got a rack-mounted pre-packaged integrated middleware machine – and if you’ve never heard of such a thing it’s because it’...
From an end-user perspective, poor performance or non-availability of a cloud-based application looks exactly the same, irrespective of where the problem actually is in the service delivery chain – the data center, the network, the cloud service provider, or even the end user’s own dev...
Is your industry undergoing a strategic business model shift that aims to deliver better service to its customers? Are new technologies like Cloud, Mobile, WiFi and others appearing on your horizon? During this September 30 webinar, Ganga Venkatasubramanian, product manager of Micros...
Cloud Computing is one of the most talked about emerging technology trends today. While the short term driver for cloud computing adoption has been IT optimization for cost savings, this paper explores its potential for fundamentally changing business models. This paper elaborates how ...
In today’s evolving corporate ecosystem, managing risk has become a core focus and function of many enterprises. Mitigating consequences such as loss of revenue, unfavorable publicity and loss of market share, among others, are of utmost importance. Risk applications vary in a variety ...
A wide-ranging interview by the Dallas Morning News with AT&T CEO Randall Stephenson shows whether or not AT&T is about to become a cloud computing leader and provides a peek at life after Apple.
Hubspan on Thursday announced record growth across multiple areas of its business in the first half of 2010, including channel and direct sales, new customer acquisition, network connections and transactional volume. Hubspan attributes this growth to multiple factors, including its exp...
SYS-CON Events announced today that StorageCraft, a provider of innovative disk-based backup, disaster recovery, system migration, data protection and security solutions for servers, desktops and laptops, has been named “Bronze Sponsor” of SYS-CON's 7th International Cloud Expo, which ...
Verizon is getting feistier. It's going mano a mano with Amazon and Rackspace with a US-only pay-as-you-go infrastructure cloud for SMBs. It figures its pricing is competitive and it can offer customers an upgrade path that's way sexier than its rivals. Anyway, its idea of SMBs i...
Novell on Monday announced the availability of Novell Cloud Manager, a new solution that enables customers to create and securely manage a cloud computing environment as a seamless extension of existing data center resources. Unlike competitive solutions that lock customers into propri...
Given today’s on-demand business cycle, the need for an IT environment that is as dynamic as the business it supports has never been greater. IT organizations need solutions that allow them to dynamically manage workloads to match their ever-changing business priorities. To address t...
In Lewis Carroll’s classic story “Through the Looking Glass,” Humpty Dumpty remarked: “When I use a word, it means just what I choose it to mean – neither more nor less.” It seems that the same principle applies to almost any industry expert and IT vendor when they talk about Cloud Com...
TrackVia, the Denver cloud-based database outfit, has added a cloud database application development platform that's supposed to make the cloud accessible to non-technical business users by letting them build their own business-critical database-driven applications instead of waiting a...
Web-services research and protocol applications have been around and in use for quite some time now. With the potential Capex and Opex savings enterprises can potentially realise from utilizing a cloud computing service model, there should also be added focus on ensuring that security ...
Apptio, a provider of on-demand Technology Business Management (TBM) solutions, on Wednesday announced new capabilities that track the cost, quality and utilization of private cloud infrastructures. The new Private Cloud Business Management solution integrates with VMware and other IT ...
Further powering its customers' journey to the private cloud, EMC Corporation on Tuesday announced the beta program for EMC Ionix Unified Infrastructure Manager 2.0. This new offering transforms infrastructure management by unifying, and making service-driven, the management of network...
Netuitive, Inc., a provider of self-learning performance management software, on Monday announced it has completed an integration with Amazon EC2 (Elastic Cloud Computing) Services. Amazon EC2 is a central part of Amazon.com's public cloud computing platform. It is a web service that ...
In this webcast from Micro Focus see how SilkPerformer CloudBurst harnesses the power of the cloud to ensure the applications that run your business can support the intense loads that they operate under – including large spikes of usage from around the globe.
3PAR, a global provider of utility storage, announced on Wednesday that it has joined forces with Nissho Electronics in Japan to address the needs of virtual datacenters and the cloud computing service business in Japan. As part of this enhanced partnership, Nissho has become the first...
newScale, rPath and Eucalyptus Systems on Tuesday announced an integrated technology platform that will provide an on-ramp to private and hybrid cloud computing in the enterprise. The technology combination is designed to help businesses achieve maximum IT agility through cloud computi...
HP's acquisition of Fortify looks like a quick filler for a hole in HP's testing portfolio. However, it seems to me that the move is indicative of the changes in how enterprises are looking to manage their applications. Just as achieving business agility is more than rapidly developi...