VMware Makes the Enterprise Hybrid Cloud a Reality for Partners at VMware Partner Exchange 2011

ORLANDO, FL–(February 9, 2011) – At VMware Partner Exchange 2011, VMware, Inc. (NYSE: VMW), the global leader in virtualization and cloud infrastructure, today announced new specializations, certification, solution competency and toolkits designed to help partners deliver enterprise hybrid cloud solutions. With more than 3,300 attendees from around the world — 27 percent growth compared to

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BitNami Open Source Cloud Hosting Introduced

BitNami Cloud Hosting Introduced BitNami Cloud Hosting is a new service that will be launched on February 8 after being in private beta for several months, the company announced. At present, the system offers support for Amazon EC2, allowing customers to deploy and manage open source and other applications in the cloud. BitNami.org offers free,

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Cloud Computing Risks (And How to Deal With Them)

Cloud Computing Risks (And How to Deal With Them) “Fear of failure must never be a reason not to try something.” – Frederick Smith, founder, chairman, president, and CEO of FedEx. There is absolutely no doubt that cloud computing is beneficial to companies looking to revolutionize their IT infrastructures. However, there is no denying that

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Paris, France To Serve End Users Of Amazon CloudFront And Amazon Route 53.

Amazon adds new edge location in Paris, France to serve end users of Amazon CloudFront and Amazon Route 53. Cloud Front and Route 53 now have a total of 5 edge locations in Europe, and 18 total edge locations worldwide. Each new edge location helps lower latency and improves performance for your end users in that

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Runa Capital Sets Aside USD 50 Million to Back Cloud Computing and IT Companies

Runa Capital Sets Aside USD 50 Million to Back Cloud Computing and IT Companies Moscow-based venture capital company Runa Capital decided to increase its funding program to USD 50 million aimed at backing technology and Cloud Computing companies in Russia and abroad. The goal of the venture capital fund is to invest in early-stage Russian

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How To Secure Your Cloud Hosting? Part 2

Practically Speaking About Cloud Computing Before getting into the nitty gritty of what we did in our projects for hardening the cloud servers hosted by us, we would like to emphasize the following, so that these can be firmly embedded in the mind set of readers. First, the way cloud computing is attracting attention is

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CSC Introduces First On-premise Private Cloud Billed as a Service

CSC Introduces First On-premise Private Cloud Billed as a Service Computer Sciences Corporation (CSC), which provides consulting and IT services to industry and government introduced .CSC BizCloud™, the only on-premise private cloud billed as a service currently available, the company said. The main advantage offered by the new cloud solution is its ability to combine

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IaaS and PaaS to disappear by 2012

IaaS and PaaS to disappear by 2012 Cloud computing comes with its own unique acronyms, which can at times make it a confusing space to work in. The two key acronyms people know are: Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS): The provider gives you on-demand access to compute infrastructure, with console access (RDP or SSH) to

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Top 25 European Cloud Computing Rising Stars: ScaleUp Technologies

ScaleUp Targets Cloud Services “Point of Purchase” Germany’s ScaleUp Technologies started offering cloud services after being in business as a managed service provider for over a decade, a fact that gives them a competitive advantage in terms of established business practices and management vision. The company delivers a self-service cloud management platform aimed at providers

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Top 25 European Cloud Computing Rising Stars: Workbooks

A small team of Cloud Computing entrepreneurs founded Workbooks Ltd. in 2007, realizing that future is in cloud-based technologies and applications. John Cheney (CEO), James Kay (CTO), Jenny Robb (CFO), and Edward Berks (Sales Director) were among those European business people who successfully started technology companies before 2007 but their new start-up was entirely cloud-based,

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Having The Best Of Both Worlds With Hybrid Clouds

Having The Best Of Both Worlds With Hybrid Clouds “It might be said now that I have the best of both worlds. A Harvard education and a Yale degree.” – John F. Kennedy (1917-1963), 35th President of the United States. If a child is offered the option of candy or a rollercoaster ride at the

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Moving Toward the Open Cloud – Openness Must Prevail

Moving Toward the Open Cloud Two weeks ago, Internap launched its Internap XIP Cloud ™ Storage service.  I lead the Engineering organization responsible for development of this new platform offering. A significant amount of intellectual thought went into the question of how best to develop a cloud storage solution.  We had team meetings debating the

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Top 25 European Cloud Computing Rising Stars: Virtensys

Manchester-based Virtensys started developing I/O Virtualization technologies for servers and storage platforms and needed less than a year to secure its first round of venture capital funding in October 2006, after venture capital investors Scottish Equity Partners provided Series A funding worth GBP 6.41 million to the start-up founded by entrepreneurs who left market leaders

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3 Quick Ways To Reduce Your Amazon EC2 Cloud Charges

Reducing Your Amazon EC2 Cloud Charges The Biggest difference between standard web hosting and cloud-based hosting can be seen when you get the monthly bill. A standard web host, like GoDaddy, will charge you a flat monthly fee and give you access to a single, fixed server. Whereas a cloud-based host, like Amazon EC2 will

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