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Microsoft Cloud Services Helps Service Providers Capture Opportunities

Microsoft software and services empower service provider partners WASHINGTON, July 14 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ –– This week at the Microsoft Worldwide Partner Conference 2010, Microsoft Corp. is highlighting market opportunities for hosting and communications service providers as adoption of cloud services among small and midsize business (SMBs) continues to rise. Microsoft is helping service providers take advantage…

Akamai Appoints Chuck Neerdaels as Vice President of Engineering, Cloud Platforms

Industry-renowned expert to lead Company’s focus on cloud optimization CAMBRIDGE, Mass., July 14 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ — Akamai Technologies, Inc. (Nasdaq: AKAM), the leading provider of cloud optimization services, announced today the appointment of Chuck Neerdaels as Vice President of Engineering, Cloud Platforms.  A pioneer in the field of Internet technologies, Mr. Neerdaels possesses nearly two decades…

3PAR Announces VMware vStorage Integration With 3PAR Space-Saving Technologies

3PAR Announces VMware vStorage Integration With 3PAR Space-Saving Technologies

 3PAR Announces VMware vStorage Integration FREMONT, CA–(Marketwire – July 13, 2010) – 3PAR® (NYSE: PAR), the leading global provider of utility storage, announced today full support for VMware vSphere™ 4.1 and the development of a new 3PAR plug-in for VMware vStorage APIs for Array Integration (VAAI). Already a leader in providing storage for cloud computing…

Amazon Web Services Introduces Cluster Compute Instances For High Performance Computing

Amazon Web Services Introduces Cluster Compute Instances For High Performance Computing

Amazon Web Services Introduces Cluster Compute BusinessWire · Tuesday, Jul. 13, 2010 – Amazon Web Services LLC, an Amazon.com company (NASDAQ:AMZN), today announced Cluster Compute Instances for Amazon EC2, a new instance type specifically designed for high-performance computing (HPC) applications and other demanding network-bound applications. Customers with complex computational workloads such as tightly coupled parallel processes,…

eBay and Microsoft Announce Partnership

eBay and Microsoft Announce Partnership WASHINGTON — July 12, 2010 — Microsoft Corp. and eBay [NASDAQ: EBAY] today announced that eBay will be one of the first customers of Microsoft’s new Windows Azure platform appliance for cloud computing. The partnership is a significant joint engineering effort that will couple the innovation and power of the…

CentriLogic Offers Infrastructure-as-a-Service With Disaster Recovery Services Powered by 3PAR

CentriLogic Offers Infrastructure-as-a-Service With Disaster Recovery Services Powered by 3PAR

3PAR Brings Innovative Cloud-Agile Program to Canada FREMONT, CA, Jul 12, 2010 (MARKETWIRE via COMTEX) — 3PAR(R) (PAR 10.01, +0.01, +0.10%) , the leading global provider of utility storage, announced today that CentriLogic, a leading provider of Cloud Computing, Managed Hosting, and Data Center solutions, has become the first member of the 3PAR Cloud-Agile partner…

Savvis Announces Time for Second Quarter 2010 Earnings Call

ST. LOUIS, July 12 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ — Savvis, Inc. (Nasdaq: SVVS), a global leader in cloud infrastructure and hosted IT solutions for enterprises, today announced that it plans to release its second quarter 2010 financial results before the market opens on Monday, July 26, 2010. Company executives will host a financial analyst call at 10 a.m.…

Cloud Computing Will Surpass the Internet in Importance

IDG News Service — Cloud computing will top the Internet in importance as development of the Web continues, according to a university professor who spoke Friday at the World Future Society conference in Boston. While those who developed the Internet had a clear vision and the power to make choices about the road it would…

Fujitsu, Microsoft Unite To Take Cloud Computing Global

TOKYO (Nikkei)–Fujitsu Ltd. (FJTSY, 6702.TO) and Microsoft Corp. (MSFT) will share data centers worldwide in a bid to catch up to Google Inc. (GOOG) and other pioneers in the business of providing software and computing services online, the Nikkei reported Friday. The effort will combine Microsoft software with Fujitsu customer service to speed both firms’…

Cloud Linux Named Best Start-Up In 2010

Cloud Linux Named Best Start-Up In 2010 Award recognizes LVE innovation that can “crash proof” servers in shared hosting environments Princeton, NJ, July 8, 2010 – Cloud Linux Inc., an innovative software company dedicated to serving the needs of hosting service providers, is the recipient of the 2010 Best Start-Up Award by the The Cloud…

The Cloud Above Our Home

The Cloud Above Our Home

Our Home – Moving All Things Into The Cloud The promise of a smart home had excited the imagination of the movie makers long ago. If you have seen any TV shows in the nineties or before, the interpretation presented itself to us as a computerized personal assistant or a robot housekeeper. It was smart,…

Cloud Computing Is Greener Than You Think

Cloud Computing Is Greener Than You Think

Cloud Computing Is Greener Than You Think Last week we touched upon how a project in Finland had blended two of the world’s most important industries, cloud computing and green technology, to produce a data centre that used nearby sea water to both cool their servers and heat local homes.  Despite such positive environmental projects, there…

Cloud Infographic – Interesting Big Data Facts

Cloud Infographic – Interesting Big Data Facts

Big Data Facts You Didn’t Know The term Big Data has been buzzing around tech circles for a few years now. Forrester has defined big data as “Technologies and techniques that make capturing value from data at an extreme scale economical.” The key word here is economical. If the costs of extracting, processing, and making use…

Disaster Recovery And The Cloud

Disaster Recovery And The Cloud

Disaster Recovery And The Cloud One of the least considered benefits of cloud computing in the average small or mid-sized business manager’s mind is the aspect of disaster recovery. Part of the reason for this is that so few small and mid-size businesses have ever contemplated the impact of a major disaster on their IT…

Five Reasons SMBs Fear The Cloud

Five Reasons SMBs Fear The Cloud

Five Reasons SMBs Fear the Cloud Fear of the cloud has been around since the Cloud began. SMBs were traditionally afraid of security issues, while large companies fretted about increasing the complexity of their IT infrastructure. What many budding start-up companies don’t realise is Cloud Computing helps place them on a level playing field with…

The Growth Of Rampant Digital Diseases

The Growth Of Rampant Digital Diseases

Rampant Digital Diseases Keeping ‘Rombertik’ at Bay – The New Malware that Destroys Hard-Drives A new form of malware is still on the loose, and this one takes malicious to a whole new level. Nicknamed ‘Rombertik’ by Cisco Systems, the malware attempts to infiltrate the victim’s browser to procure confidential information; fairly standard operating procedure…

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