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A third of IT professionals, when asked about the status of their IT cross-collaboration efforts1 (you know, networking and server virtualization groups working together) indicate that sure, it's a high priority, but a lack of tools makes it difficult to share information and collabora...
Baidu, China’s biggest PC-based search engine, said Monday in Beijing that it’s going to put upwards of $1.6 billion in a new cloud computing center. It declined to give details but the sum it says it’s willing to spend is a powerful lot of money in any currency. One report suggest...
Much like devops is more about a culture shift than the technology enabling it, cloud is as much or more about shifts in business models as it is technology. Even as service providers (that includes cloud providers) need to look toward a business model based on revenue per application ...
A critical component of a Private Cloud 2.0 architecture is what Techcello call a ‘CMAP’ – A Cloud-ready Multi-tenant Application Platform. In the same fashion that Private Cloud internalizes the IaaS model, so this can also be repeated for both the PaaS and SaaS layers too. Indeed w...
Rackspace is close to launching its first Australian data center in Sydney, a multimillion-dollar investment. First customers are expected to go live in late 2012. Rackspace will be able to offer local dedicated hosting and managed virtualization solutions to larger IT contracts lo...
NJVC announces the release of NJVC SaaS Accelerate, a specialized infrastructure hosting and managed services offering designed to support the business needs of software-as-a-service (SaaS) providers.
Two-year-old HotLink launched Hybrid Express for VMware vCenter on Tuesday. It’s supposed to be the simplest product anywhere for deploying, administering and managing hybrid clouds. Otherwise it’s complex, costly and time-consuming. It works through a plug-in that natively supp...
Cincinnati Bell, the last American company to use the old Bell name, is going to spin off its data center colocation subsidiary CyrusOne and has filed an S-11 with the SEC for the unit to go public. When it does go public – possibly by the end of the year – it will be structured as...
"We are excited to enable the next generation of software-defined data centers and drive complexity out of the most challenging layer of the data center today -- storage," said Anil Virmani, senior vice president of engineering at Coraid, as the Redwood City based leading developer of ...
On any given day, it’s not uncommon for a company to generate 2.5 quintillion bytes of data, pushing the amount of data that must be processed and managed to unimaginable levels. Because of the requirements for power and low-latency connections that such data growth entails, many compa...
Dell, a leading provider of services and solutions, has announced Gartner, Inc. has positioned the company as a leader in two of its 2012 Magic Quadrant Reports: “Magic Quadrant for Help Desk Outsourcing, North Americai” and “Magic Quadrant for Desktop Outsourcing Services, North Ameri...
Fusion-io Wednesday trotted out a piece of software called ION Data Accelerator that All Things Digital says means that a server fitted with flash can replace a storage array. It also says that “servers that run in the cloud are going all-flash” starting with the boxes in Facebook’s ...
I’ve talked at length about the importance of business process monitoring alongside of system monitoring, but in discussions I found that sometimes an overview and simple examples are not enough to convince people about the benefits of this approach. Business owners think they don’t ne...
Kapow Software on Wednesday announced it has joined the Google Enterprise Partner program. With this new partnership, the company’s Kapow Katalyst Application Integration Platform 9.0 extends the power of Google search technologies across the enterprise and helps customers get more val...
As more and more companies rely on data as the foundation for accurate strategic decision making and use it to underpin the development and evolution of their core products and service offerings, the value of data to most companies is understandably on the rise. Yet, despite an awarene...
There’s been a lot of discussion about what makes cloud computing different than other forms of computing that have come before. Some refer to the set of attributes set forth by NIST, while others rely on less succinct qualifications simply satisfied to identify network accessible serv...
ServiceMesh has teamed with Apprenda, Cloud Cruiser and Derdack, with sponsorship from Microsoft, to create a comprehensive set of cloud enablement solutions named the Private Cloud Solutions Suite (PCSS). By collective effort, the team that created PCSS offers Systems Integrators (SIs...
What do the CTOs of the CIA and the U.S. Dept. of Justice and the CIO of the National Reconnaissance Office have in common with the CEOs of Eucalyptus, GoGrid, ActiveState, Appcara, OpSource and Nortonworks, the CTOs of Rackspace, SoftLayer, SOA Software and AppZero, the Founder & Gene...
The company will demonstrate for the first time how to quickly onboard existing Windows applications to cloud computing providers. At the upcoming Cloud Expo New York, Racemi will demonstrate its online migration service Cloud Path that now makes migrating existing Windows servers to ...
CDW LLC (CDW), a provider of technology solutions to business, government, education and healthcare, announced it has been designated an HP Cloud Center of Excellence, based upon the expertise of its solution architects and integration of HP systems into CDW’s newly opened Technology E...
This year at Splunk Live, CTOvision editor and Crucial Point CTO Bob Gourley provided a keynote on predicting the future of information technology, outlining some of his methods and what we can learn from each.
Like a moving company for the cloud, Racemi provides the ability to easily migrate Windows server images to public clouds. The company is a sponsor at the upcoming Cloud Expo where visitors can see Racemi demonstrate server migrations. Racemi announced on Wednesday its DynaCenter soft...
You may start hearing voices from Microsoft Azure. Do not send for an exorcist. The new strategic alliance between Twilio and Microsoft make this possible by aligning Twilio's Cloud-based telephony (voice and messaging services) with Microsoft Azure Cloud.
The company will demonstrate how to quickly onboard existing applications to cloud computing providers, like Amazon EC2, Rackspace, Terremark, and GoGrid without the need to rebuild servers from scratch. "We offer the fastest, most cost-effective path to get into cloud computing," sai...
In today’s business world, data is the lifeblood of most organizations. As such, it has become a prime target for both external and internal threats. Data breaches made plenty of headlines in 2011 and don’t show any signs of slowing down. In fact, a recent report from Privacy Rights Cl...
If you look at the hour hand of a clock you will not notice the movement, but you cannot conclude from your observation that hour hand does not move. Similarly if you daily look at what is happening in cloud computing you will hardly see any movement. However, if you step back and comp...
We are living in a world of unprecedented growth in the digital universe. In just over a decade, the Internet and the creation and utilization of digital data has gone from nascent to a vital part of everyday life. This is why electronic data is growing at rates that make Moore’s Law a...
VMTurbo has added application delivery visibility to its intelligent workload management software for cloud and virtualized environments. The new Operations Manager 3.1 basically assures companies that it’s okay to virtualize business-critical applications because it can ensure servic...
ICCs can be used wisely to help, or unwisely to inadvertently hinder, adoption of new data management technologies such as data virtualization. Because of both organizational resistance and technological concerns, enterprises often struggle when adopting new data management technolog...
“JReport 11 continues our mission to deliver data visualization, discovery, and self-service tools to our users on all modern platforms,” noted Dr. Bing Yao, President of Jinfonet Software, on the release of JReport 11. The new release, which provides advanced data visualization with...
Earlier today I interviewed hot Cloud venture Appdirect, a company that offers a white label platform for implementing ‘Cloud Service Brokering’. This is one of the headline R&I focus areas for our road map. On the back of a $3.25m VC deal last year, Appdirect is one of...
"Many of our Joyent Cloud customers have experienced significant growth based on the superior user experience and performance we deliver on Joyent Cloud," said Steve Tuck, EVP and GM of Joyent Cloud, Joyent's public cloud line of business, as Joyent Cloud Europe was unveiled this week ...
Millions or even billions have been spent caring for tens of thousands of pregnant men in the U.K. For UK’s chronically underfunded National Health System, a few hundred million or a few billion is a very big deal. Especially given how easily this problem could have been prevented wi...
Aspera, Inc. on Tuesday announced that its patented fasp transport technology will be demonstrated as part of numerous partner solutions at NAB 2012. Aspera enables a growing ecosystem of partners in the areas of cloud computing, network-attached storage and digital media production an...
SAP, a database neophyte, means to throw a nominal $492 million at its Hana database analytics appliance to prove that it’s a database contender – at least in-memory Big Data databases – and make Larry Ellison eat his words. During Oracle’s last earnings call Larry said SAP must be o...
"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...
Last week, our President, Jeff Erramouspe (@jefferramouspe), sat down with DemandGen Report via Skype to discuss the latest trends surrounding content marketing  and marketing automation.  The focus of the discussion revolved around the symbiotic relationship between content and market...
Callidus Software Inc. announced on Monday that Certify Data Systems, a pioneer in Health Information Exchange (HIE) technology, has selected the LeadFormix Marketing Automation platform to optimize its lead generation and sales and marketing effectiveness. The agreement was signed in ...
Opscode,a provider of cloud infrastructure automation, on Monday announced that it has secured $19.5 Million in Series C funding. The lead investor for this round was Ignition Partners, with follow-on investments from Battery Ventures and Draper Fisher Jurvetson. The financing round, w...
Opscode, a provider of cloud infrastructure automation, on Monday announced that Ancestry.com, Decide.com, EDO Interactive, LAN Airlines, Marshall University and SolutionSet are among a rapidly growing base of companies using Opscode's Hosted Chef and Private Chef to enable rapid deplo...